24th TT Chess Composition Microweb C 10.10.2008
The choice of theme for this TT was not very difficult. It came out quite naturally...
If I today asked someone not knowing much about chess composition "What is twinning in chess problems?", chances are that he would turn for answer to Wikipedia. And it is easily possible that he would stumble upon this entry. It shows as an example of twinning memorable Forsberg's twin helpmate. By the way, I have used it in one of chess composition blog entries.
Well, there was recently also a theme tourney of Problem-Echo dedicated to h#2 where in twin equihopper(s) replaced grasshopper(s). The tourney was very fruitful. Therefore I have asked the second-prize-winner from Problem-Echo TT to judge our tourney.
Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any type of chess problems (both orthodox and fairies are accepted). The problem should use twinning by replacing a piece by any other piece on the same square and there should be at least three positions (twins may be made by replacing pieces on the same square or different squares). See examples for more clarification (please return for more examples later).
Judge: Michael Barth (Germany)
Any stipulations and any fairy elements are allowed. The tourney might be divided to multiple sections if enough problems are received depending on the opinion of the judge (e.g. orthodox - fairy, direct - help, or whatever any division judge deems suitable).
Entries should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
before October 10th 2008. The award will be published at Chess Composition Microweb.
Please, let know your friends about our competition!
Strucny slovensky preklad temy: turnaj je vypisany pre akekolvek ulohy, v ktorych je dvojnik tvoreny nahradenim kamena inym kamenom na tom istom poli. Navyse musia byt v ulohe aspon 3 fazy, teda aspon 2 nahradenia (bud na tom istom poli alebo na roznych poliach). Priklady objasnuju vhodne typy uloh (postupne budu doplnane).
So far we have published on CCM among others the following thematical examples:
Special example files:
We had 22 problems competing in the tourney, submitted by sixteen authors:
And here are the winners: the award by Michael Barth.
- Cosme Brull Mayol (Spain)
- Vladislav Bunka (Czechia)
- Ken Cameron (Great Britain)
- Walter Alejandro Diaz (Argentina)
- Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
- Stephen Emmerson (Great Britain)
- Jozef Holubec (Slovakia)
- Christer Jonsson (Sweden)
- Emil Klemanic (Slovakia)
- Ingemar Lind (Sweden)
- Karol Mlynka (Slovakia)
- Mario Parrinello (Italy)
- Ladislav Salai jr. (Slovakia)
- Semion Shifrin (Israel)
- Jaroslav Stun (Slovakia)
- Rolf Wiehagen (Germany)
Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before April 30th, 2009, please.
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