8th TT Chess Composition Microweb C 15.1.2002
Our 6th TT CCM and 7th TT CCM were announced for problems featuring special mates, mostly by hopping fairy pieces. Perhaps it's time to return to something more traditional... Studying the winning problems of 2nd TT Pat a Mat (that was dedicated to pseudo-carousel change) I noticed power of Grimshaw interference. It was present in majority of winners. I got attracted. It is obviously good thematical element for any problem and as previous themes of CCM TTs, it can serve as a constructional device for almost any other theme. Ideal theme for CCM...
Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for fairy problems showing Grimshaw (mutual interference of two or more line pieces with different mobility on the same square without capture on that square). The final decision of thematicity of unusual theme embodiements will be done by judge. At least one fairy piece or fairy condition must be present in the problem. Any fairy elements and stipulations are allowed.
Judge: Georgij Jevsejev (Russia).
Entries should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
before January 15th 2002. (or possibly by snail mail to Juraj Lörinc, ul. CSA 333/27, 018 41 DUBNICA NAD VAHOM, Slovakia, but e-mail is preferred). The award will be published at Chess Composition Microweb and it will be published in paper printed form too in definitive version.
Please, let know your friends about our competition!
CCM having now more than 1800 chess problems contains also some thematical examples for our 8th TT.
- #2 by Petko A. Petkov shows Dombrovskis with antibattery mates on the same square giving white Grimshaw,
- #2 by Reto Aschwanden has Grimshaw as a standard part of pseudo-carousel change, but with interesting Patrol chess motivation,
- #2 by Aaron Hirschenson is the only problem without fairy pieces in this list, Grimshaw is in both set and real play,
- #2 by Juraj Lörinc starts by tries with 4 Nowotnys as attack and 4 Nowotnys as refutations, then Black is forced to play orgue pipes,
- #4 by Petko A. Petkov repeats antibattery mates on the same square, but this time white Grimshaw appears in cyclic form,
We have also special files with problems thematical for this TT:
- h#2 by Dieter Müller is not very fairy,
- h#2 by Nikolaj Nagnibida at least manages to show Grimshaw very economically, in miniature form,
- h#2 by Peter Heyl has some fairy idea, but lacks unity a bit,
- h#2 by Mario Parrinello uses Grimshaw interferences for unpinning,
- h#2 by Petko A. Petkov is example of multiple arrival motivation of Grimshaw moves, there is antibattery pinning too as an addition to interferences,
- h#2 by Petko A. Petkov is another example of that kind,
- h#2 by Petko A. Petkov has pinning replaced by guarding of two different squares,
- h#2 by Petko A. Petkov shows 2 Grimshaws,
- h#2 by Pavlos Moutecidis choses unusual pair of pieces for Grimshaw - nightrider and grasshopper - for that one move by grasshopper must be inserted, it is done in unified way with nightrider too,
- h#2 by Franz Pachl shows white Grimshaw in cyclic form with attractive cyclic Zilahi.
Many thanks to mr. Georgij Jevsejev for preparing his award. We had 9 problems competing and
generally the tourney wasn't so successful as some of the previous. The following authors that
submitted their compositions:
And here are the winners:
- Reto Aschwanden (Switzerland)
- Alessandro Cuppini (Italy)
- Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
- Frantisek Sabol (Czechia)
- Horia Teodor Visa (Romania)
Award by Georgij Jevsejev
Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before September 31st 2002, please.
As no claims were received, the award becomes final.
Again many thanks to everyone who helped tourney success in whichever way. We also invite you to take part in 9th TT Chess Composition Microweb.
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