30th TT Chess Composition Microweb C 3.3.2012
After the deadline of the previous theme tourney had passed, I have been suddenly shocked by the fact that we have already reached the end of the third ten in the series of TT CCM. That is why I have been thinking a bit more about the theme of the next i.e. this tourney. Quick analyses of both the submissions as well as awards have proven that help-play problems of various kinds have been more frequent than direct-play, not speaking about self-play. Therefore I have decided to push the scales in the other direction again and this time we have to have explicitly direct-play theme. Next time... time will show.
Among the themes in my buffer one immediately hit my eyes as purely direct-mate theme that I planned to use in one way or another for already long time. After consultations with friendly composers and also the invited judge I have decided to have the tourney for fairy twomovers only, but with the theme enlarged - so that the ideas of more people can fall within the scope of the tourney, resulting in the satisfactory participation. As the theme is currently slightly popular in the orthodox twomover, maybe there can be also some interesting works produced in the fairy land too. Not maybe, I am sure it is possible!
Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for fairy twomovers (i.e. #2 with at least one fairy element present) showing multiple threat in at least one try or solution..
Judge: Juraj Brabec (Slovakia)
Any fairy conditions and any fairy pieces are allowed. The tourney might be divided to multiple sections if enough problems are received and depending on the opinion of the judge.
Entries should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
before March 3rd, 2012. 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 exodvojtazky, v ktorych v aspon jednom pokuse, zvodnosti alebo rieseni je viacnasobna hrozba (priklady nizsie). Lubovolne exopodmienky a exokamene su dovolene.
At CCM there are already numerous examples conforming to the theme of 30th TT CCM. So let's see which fairy elements and which themes were already shown and republished here.
Further special example files:
- Grasshoppers feature as important support staff to wQ making tries with 4, 3 and 2 threats, culminating in a single threat in the specific Nowotny solution.
- Grasshoppers are used in a solution with double threat with 3 thematic defences showing a cycle of defence motives against double threat.
- Equihoppers make three threats shown in three phases as a cycle of double threats.
- Circe is employed to make possible re-blocking of flights in three mates that were threats half-defended by three black unblocking moves.
- Zebra, nightrider-hopper and leo work together very effectively in a monumental twomover with formal themes Z-43-37 including carousel change and 3 reciprocal changes in tries and solution and further threat paradoxes multiplied by cycle of double threats.
- Circe extent is only limited in the primarily reciprocal change problem with additional Nowotny try threatening thematical mates.
- Supertransmuting king tries all 8 possible moves opening alternatively or together two rook lines to get monstrous set of changes. Three first moves out of eight are solutions, that is unusual.
- Paralysing units on the 8x6 chess board are used in four tries with cycle of double threats and there is Nowotny against Nowotny in all of them.
- Lion, grasshoppers and a combined leaper act together in all 8 threats of the twomover as well as in other 4 mates.
- Grasshoppers are again used for showing reduction of threats 3-2-1.
- Nightriders and grasshoppers, classical pair of fairy pieces, act in the Nowotny vs. Grimshaw tries, with Nowotny introducing naturally two threats. The key is another Nowotny somewhere else, with different double threat.
- Dragon makes all four thematical mates in the Odessa theme (with different defences in two phases).
- Andernach chess allowed very specific joining of white correction and black correction as both sides play with the same knight. Moreover, White's random try and the 1st degree correction have double threats with mates reappearing in the solution (Rudenko theme).
- Nightriders, grasshoppers and rookhopper power Lacny cycle in a symmetrical position, with thematial mates as threats too - so called Fleck-Lacny.
- Anticirce type Cheylan and paos, vaos, rook lions and bishop lions work hard to produce complete cyclical 4-phase change of 2 threats and 2 variation mates in an Odessa theme style.
- Leos make keys and defences of two main phases with le Grand, however, there is not so unusual third phases with two le Grand mates threatened, refuted by thematical le Grand defence.
- Patrol chess is used extensively in the miniature, although the double threat in the solution seems incidental.
- Lion family (including nightrider lion) allows complete Lacny cycle with 2 checking defences in all phases. There is additional flight-taking try with triple threat refuted by non-checking defence, resulting in triple Dombrovskis paradox.
- Locust and grasshopper are mating in two threats, but the most important feature of the problem are locust-typical battery mates answering checking defences against both threats.
We had 16 problems competing in the tourney, submitted by ten authors:
And here are the winners: the award by Juraj Brabec.
- Michael Barth (Germany)
- Ramaswamy Ganapathi (India)
- Peter Gvozdják (Slovakia)
- Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
- Dieter Müller (Germany)
- Franz Pachl (Germany)
- Ladislav Packa (Slovakia)
- Mechislovas Rimkus (Lithuania)
- Gabor Tar (Hungary)
- Sven Trommler (Germany)
Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before July 6th, 2008, please.
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