22nd TT Chess Composition Microweb C 11.11.2007
Our previous 21st TT Chess Composition Microweb had the theme specific to one fairy condition
- Madrasi Rex Inclusiv. I have quite a few similar themes in my long list of interesting ideas. Among them there is one
specific to locusts (or similar pieces) - battery from behind. And that is the theme.
Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any problems using locust-like fairy pieces
("normal" locusts, rook locusts, bishop locusts, but also marine pieces like triton, nereide, etc. - it is important
that they capture by jump over captured piece and land on some other empty square), in which there is present in the diagram
or created during play a battery of the following kind: wLa1 - bKd4 - wSe5, where any jump of knight behind king
causes check by locust. A mate is given from that battery. (See examples if anything is unclear.)
Judge: Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
Any stipulations and any fairy elements are allowed.
Entries should be sent by email to email@example.com
before November 11th 2007. The award will be published at Chess Composition Microweb.
Please, let know your friends about our competition!
Stručný slovenský preklad temy: turnaj je vypísaný pre akékoľvek exoproblémy s použitím bĺch a podobných kameňov,
ktoré berú preskočením súperovho kameňa a doskočením na iné voľné pole. Na diagrame existuje alebo sa v priebehu
hry vytvorí batéria typu bBLa1 - čKd4 - bJe5, v ktorej ľubovoľný odskok Je5 spôsobí šach čiernemu kráľovi. Mat je z tejto
So far we have published on CCM the following thematical examples:
Special example files:
- h#2 by Torsten Linß & Dieter Müller - only the second solution is thematical.
- h#2 by Harry Fougiaxis - typical example of cooperation between knights and locusts.
- #2 by Juraj Lörinc - note that mates in the carousel change by pawns
are from ordinary battery and thus not thematical, but two transferred mates by rook locust are.
- s#3 by Juraj Lörinc - recent example of
known reciprocal battery L-K-L that will be shown also in future special example files (external link to MatPlus site).
We had 18 problems competing in the tourney, submitted by eleven authors:
And here are the winners: the award by Michal Dragoun.
- Bjorn Enemark (Denmark)
- Harry Fougiaxis (Greece)
- Lev Grolman (Russia)
- Michael Grushko (Israel)
- Joost de Heer (Netherlands)
- Georgij Jevsejev (Russia)
- Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
- Karol Mlynka (Slovakia)
- Dieter Müller (Germany)
- Mario Parrinello (Italy)
- Hans Uitenbroek (Netherlands)
Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before February 29th, 2008, please.
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