1 - Memorial tourney Santi Pirrone

2 - Memorial tourney Giorgio Mirri

3 - Thematic tourney of Problem - Echo

4 - 15th Memorial tourney Amirov

5) - 2nd TT Chess Leopolis

6) - 3rd TT Chess Leopolis

7) - 4th TT Chess Leopolis

8) - Jubilee tourney Michel Caillaud - 50

9) - Jubilee tourney Juraj Brabec - 70

10) - Jubilee tourney Yuri Lazarev - 85

11) - Jubilee tourney Viktor Kaljagin - 55

12) - Jubilee Tourney Yves Tallec - 80

13) - Jubilee Tourney Zivko Janevski - 55

14) - .....

 


 

1) - Memorial tourney Santi Pirrone

h2# - Theme: The white piece which will give mate is pinned in the initial position. In the course of the solution it is unpinned by white moves which, over the problem taken as a whole (twins or two solutions), show a Grimshaw. The mates are achieved with the help of a further black Grimshaw, as in the example given.
Judge: Antonio Garofalo
Closing date: 30.6.2008
Send to: Antonio Garofalo, Via Collodi 13, 70124 Bari, Italy
ant.garofalo@gmail.com

Example:

Antonio Garofalo
Probleemblad 1996

 

 

h2#                         7+10
B: wSe6

 

A: 1.Rc4 Rc3 2.Kxe1 Qxe2#
B: 1.Bc4 Bc3 2.Kg3 Qxf4#

 


2) - Memorial tourney Giorgio Mirri

3# - Theme: Centred around Grimshaw defences on Black`s first move, as in the scheme shown above, where the Grimshaw effects are on f6.
Judge: Antonio Garofalo
Closing date: 30.6.2008 

Send to: Antonio Garofalo, Via Collodi 13, 70124 Bari, Italy
ant.garofalo@gmail.com


Example:

Scheme

 

 

3#                         2+3

 

1.Rd1 (2.Rd4+ Kc3 3.??#)
1... Bf6 2.xx
1...
Rf6 2.yy

 


3) - 27th Thematic tourney of Problem - Echo

Theme:
In a helpmate in two, three or four moves (h#2-4) a try fails, because white is lacking a move in course of the play. Zero position as well as fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not allowed.
Judge: Zvonimir Hernitz
Closing date: 31.12.2008 
Send to: Dieter Mller, Grenzstrae 45A, 09376 Oelsnitz/E., Deutschland
Muellerhaupt@aol.com


Example:

Michael Barth
Scheme

 

 

h2#                         3+4

 

1.Bb5 ??? 2.Ra4 Sb3#
1.Ba6+ Kc6 2.Ra4 Sb3#

 



4) - 15th Memorial tourney 'Amirov Talip' (1939-1983)

2#, 3#, 4-6# - miniatures, theme free
Judge: Viktor Melnitchenko

Closing date: 1.9.2008

Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vKozhakin@mail.ru



 
5) - 2nd TT Chess Leopolis

Chess Leopolis announces 2nd thematic tournament of composing h# (2 3) problems with realization of Zalokotsky - Ugnivenko theme. At least two solutions with the delay of adopting the sacrifices of black figure(s), minimum, in one move.
Any twins are permitted, but without the fairy figures and terms.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
All correct problems will be published in the magazine Chess Leopolis.
Closing date: 1.5.2008
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov@mail.ru
embogdanov@km.ru

Examples:

 

Evgenij Bogdanov
Vetchernaja gazeta 2004
1st Prize
 
Evgenij Bogdanov
1556 Chess Leopolis 2007
 
                
h3#                         5+14
B: Rc6 -> c5
C: Rc6 -> c4
h3#                         4+9
B: Sg4 -> f8
A:
1.Rc5 Rxd6 2.Kxd6 b4
3.Se5 bxc5#
B:
1.Sc4 Rxd5 2.Kxd5 b3
3.Qe5 bxc4#
C:
1.Qc3 Rxd4 2.Kxd4 Ka7
3.e5 bxc3#
A:
1.Sd4 Sxe5 2.Kxe5 Ke3
3.Bd6 cxd4#
B:
1.Bd5 Sxe6 2.Kxe6 c4
3.Sd6 cxd5#


6) - 3rd TT Chess Leopolis

Chess Leopolis announces 3rd thematic tournament of composing H#2 problems with realization cyclic form of Monkey theme in three or more solutions. Any twins are permitted, but without the fairy figures and terms.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
All correct problems will be published in the magazine Chess Leopolis.
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov@mail.ru
embogdanov@km.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2008
Examples:

 

Evgenij Bogdanov
1497 Chess Leopolis 2007
 
Evgenij Bogdanov
1547 Chess Leopolis 2007
 
            
h3#                         5+14
B: Kb4 -> f8
C: Kb4 -> f2
h3#                         6+9
B: Kd6 -> g3
C: Kd6 -> a5
A:
1.Bb3 Be5 2.Ba4 Bd6#
B:
1.Bd5 Be3 2.Bg8 Bh6#
C:
1.Bd3 Bc3 2.Bf1 Be1#
A:
1.Be6 Be3 2.Bd7 Bf4#
B:
1.Be4 Bc3 2.Bg2 Be1#
C:
1.Bc4 Be5 2.Ba6 Bc7#

 


7) - 4th TT Chess Leopolis

Chess Leopolis announces 4th thematic tournament of composing h2#-h3,5# problems with realization of Zilahi - theme (any form) with a double check, as mate, in all thematic phases.
Any twins are permitted, but without the fairy pieces and terms.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Closing date: 1.9.2008  
Send to: genij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov@mail.ru
embogdanov@gmail.com

 

8) Jubilee tourney 'Michel Caillaud - 50'



  Michel Caillaud, one of the first contributors to Rex Multiplex and Phnix, is celebrating his 50th birthday this year. The Phnix editorial team is delighted to mark this occasion by organising a tourney, in two sections as follows:

 

Section A :
Fairy selfmates in 2 to 8 moves
In section A, "limiting" fairy conditions (such as Maximummer, Follow-my-leader etc.) are excluded. Only "modifying" fairy conditions are accepted (such as Circ, Madrasi etc.). A maximum of 2 fairy elements per problem is allowed. For this purpose a family of pieces, such as Chinese pieces, is considered as one fairy element.
Judge: Michel Caillaud
Examples:

Michel Caillaud
Jacques Rotenberg
Christian Poisson
Wola Gulowska 1996
2nd Prize
Jrme Auclair
Michel Caillaud
Belfort 1994, 1st Prize
            
        s2#                      11+7
s8#                         8+4
Circe Parrain
1.Ga6 ! zugzwang
1... b1=Q 2.Ga4+ Qb5#
1... b1=S 2.Gd6+ Sd2#
1... b1=R 2.Gd6+ Rxd1#
1... b1=B 2.Gd6+ Bd3#
1... b1=G 2.Ga1 Bg2#
1.Bg6! hg6 2.Bg5(Bf5) gf5
3.Bf4(Be4) fe4 4.Be3(Bd3)+
ed3 5.Bb6(Ba6) cb6
6.Bb5(Bc5) bc5 7.Bc4(Bd4)
cd4 8.Bd3(Be3)+ de3(e2)#

Section B :
Proof games with multiple phases (multiple solutions, twins etc.) In section B, all fairy conditions are allowed, but not mandatory. A maximum of 2 fairy elements per problem is allowed. No fairy pieces.
Judge: Michel Caillaud
Examples:

Mark Kirtley
Michel Caillaud
StrateGems 1999
Commendation
 

Michel Caillaud
Probleemblad 2002
 

            

PG 7,0#                         15+13

PG 7,5#                         15+15
A: Orthodox
B: Circ

1.g4 h5 2.g5 Rh6 3.gh6 e5
4.hg7 Ke7 5.gf8=Q+ Kf6!
6.Qg7+ Ke6 7.Qg6+ fg6
1.g3 e5 2.g4 Be7 3.g5 Bf6
4.gf6 h5 5.fg7 Ke7
6.gh8=S Ke6 7.Sg6 fg6

A: 1.a4 h6 2.Ra3 h5 3.Rd3 Sh6
4.Rd6 ed6 5.f3 Qg5 6.f4 Qg3+
7.hg3 Rg8 8.Rh3
B: 1.h4 h5 2.Rh3 Sh6 3.Rd3 Rg8
4.Rd6 ed6 5.a4 Qh4(h2)
6.Ra3 Kd8 7.Rh3 Qg3 8.hg3

Closing date: 31.5.2008
Send to: Guy Sobrecases, 83, Bd Port Royal, 75013 Paris, France
sobrecases@yahoo.fr


9) - Jubilee tourney 'Juraj Brabec - 70'


The Slovak Chess Composition Organization (SOK) has announced a tourney for neo-strategic twomovers to mark the 70th birthday of Juraj Brabec (born 26th May 1938).
 
 Compositions should display at least three phase change play of Brabec type (two thematical moves, i.e. defences or mates of one phase are separated one by one to other phases, e.g. aA bB - aC(D,B) - bC(D,A) or aA bB - c(d,b)A - c(d,a)B or aA bB - aC(B) - c(a)B).

Any extension to other variations, phases and themes is permitted. There are two sections of the tourney: a) orthodox compositions, b) fairy compositions with any fairy units or/and fairy conditions.
Judge: Juraj Brabec
Prizes: 50, 30, 20 and 10 .  Closing date: 26.5.2008
Send to: Ivan Jaroln, Černyevskho 39, SK-851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
ijarolin@gmail.com


10) - Jubilee tourney 'Yuri Lazarev - 85'

2# - theme free
Judge: Vjatcheslav Piltchenko
Send to: Vjacheslav Piltchenko, Sverdlovsk region, 623804 Suhoj Log-4, p/box41, Russia
3#, n# - theme free
Judge: Valery Shavyrin
Send to: Valery Shavyrin, St. Kraulja 55 kv.87, 620109 Ekaterinburg, Russia
hn#, sn# - theme free
Judge: Valery Kirillov - Closing date: 1.5.2008
Send to: Valery Kirillov, St, Lenina 142 kv.34, 624992 Serov, Russia
 


11) - Jubilee tourney 'Viktor Kaljagin - 55'

Studies - theme free
Judge: Viktor Kaljagin
Closing date: 1.5.2008
Send to: Viktor Kaljagin, St.Tatishteva 70, kv.3, 620028 Ekaterinburg, Russia

 

12) - Jubilee Tourney 'Yves Tallec - 80'

To celebrate the 80th birthday of Yves Tallec, his friends are organising a tourney, in two sections:

Section A)
Helpmates in 2.5 to 10 moves; 7 pieces minimum; Free choice of theme
No fairy pieces or conditions, and no zeroposition
Send entries by October 31st, 2008.

Section B)
Helpmates with twinning in which at least one group of pieces of the same kind (excluding Kings) changes colour.
At least one piece on each side changes its colour.
No piece changes its position.No fairy pieces or conditions and no zeroposition
Problems of any length and with any number of pieces are allowed.

Example :


JF Baudoin & Yves Tallec
5829, Diagrammes 2006

h#2    (6+6)
b) All knights change colour

a)1.Sc3 Sd3 2.Sed5 f6#
b)1.f6 Sd5 2.Sd3 Sbc3#

 
 Send entries by February 28th, 2008.  Judge: Yves Tallec
 Send entries to the tourney controller  either by E-mail : sobrecases@yahoo.fr
 or by post: Guy Sobrecases 83, Bd Port Royal, 75013 Paris - France

 

14)- ANNOUNCEMENT OF ZIVKO JANEVSKI - 55 JUBILEE TOURNEY

The Macedonian Problemist announces a jubilee tourney to honour the 55th anniversary of the birth of Zivko Janevski (born on 4th August 1953) - the Macedonian Grandmaster for chess composition and one of the leading world composers. The theme is as follows:

H#3 with mutual interference between black line pieces occurring on a square which is not adjacent to the black King. Set play, twins and multiple solutions are allowed, but no zero position, fairy pieces and conditions..

Venelin Alaikov

1st Pr. Shakhmatna misl 1981

Viktor Abrosimov

Shakhmat. kompozitsiya 2002

A. Azhusin & G. Chumakov

  Schach-Aktiv 2002

H#3     b) Pb6a6     3+9

a) 1.Rb1 Ke4 2.Rb5 Bd6       3.Rf3 Ra2#
b) 1.Ra1 Ke3 2.Ra4 Rb2
3.Bf3 Bc7#

 

 

H#3     2 solutions      3+9

1.Rg2 B:d1 2.Kd5 Rc6
3.Be5 Bf3#
1.Bg2 R:d1 2.Kc5 Bc6
3.Bd6 Rc1#

 

H#3  b) wKe4bKa5    5+13
a) 1.Bd6 Kd3 2.Be7+
 2...Kc4 3.Rd6 b4#
b) 1.Rd6 Kb4 2.R6d7+
2... Kc4 .Bd6 d3#

 

 

Judge: Nikola Stolev (Macedonia), International judge of the FIDE.

Unlimited number of entries per author can be sent until 30th October 2008 to the address:

Zoran Gavrilovski, p. fah 137, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia (e-mail: mprobl@yahoo.com).

All participants will receive a copy of the award within an issue of The Macedonian Problemist. The authors of honoured problems will receive the booklet 8 x 8 by Zivko Janevski (64 selected H#3s) as a supplement to The Macedonian Problemist.



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