Award of 6th TT Chess Composition Microweb C 1.4.2001 - h#2, h#3 section


Judged by Thomas Maeder.

10 problems competed in this section. The level was very high, resulting in more than half of them being included in this award.

I excluded 03, 07 and 09 because their content doesn't seem interesting enough for a distinction; they are very well publishable, though. I further excluded 06 because the white Grasshopper merely serves as a constructional device; I hope the composer will find a way of showing his idea with only Leos.

The two prizes go to two problems with interesting ideas in perfect settings:

1st Prize: 01 by Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
Very attractive line play introduced by reciprocal dual avoidance. Every move is connected to an anti-battery!

2nd Prize: 10 by Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
The only three-mover shows another very neat orthogonal-diagonal echo. There is a slight difference in the routes of the Lions caused by a geometrical imbalance, but I like it because it adds some spice to the 45 symmetry.

1st HM: 05 by Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
Surprising Patrouille effects with a subtle reciprocal dual avoidance in black's first move. I would have given a prize if the play by the different fairy kinds were better integrated between the colors or if the idea could be shown without Locusts.

2nd HM 08 by Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
Rich play where the anti-batteries are entirely constructed by Circe rebirths.

1st Comm: 02 by Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
Black has to protected the white king from checks before he can block. This requires more material than I would have liked. The construction isn't bad at all though; e.g. I like the way how the PAd8 and the VAh8 activate the black king to prevent cooks.

2nd Comm: 04 by Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
A very original interpretation of the anti-battery concept.

Berne, June 16 2001
Thomas Maeder

Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
1st Prize
6th TT CCM C 1.4.2001 - h#2, h#3 section
No. hpm01

1.PAd6 PAb7 2.RLb2 Sb6#

1.VAd6 VAf6 2.BLb2 Se5#

Very attractive line play introduced by reciprocal dual avoidance. Every move is connected to an anti-battery!









h#2 (5+6)
pao b1, e6, vao a1, c7
rook lion b8, d8, bishop lion g7
2.1.1.1

Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
dedicated to Marcelka
2nd Prize
6th TT CCM C 1.4.2001 - h#2, h#3 section
No. hpm10

1.LIc6 Gd8 2.LIc2 Sd6 3.LId4 Sde4#

1.LId5 Gh7 2.LId2 Sf5 3.LIe4 Sfd4#

The only three-mover shows another very neat orthogonal-diagonal echo. There is a slight difference in the routes of the Lions caused by a geometrical imbalance, but I like it because it adds some spice to the 45 symmetry.









h#3 (5+6)
2+0 grasshopper, 0+2 lion
2.1.1.1.1.1

Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
1st HM
6th TT CCM C 1.4.2001 - h#2, h#3 section
No. hpm05

1.f1B LIhh8 2.LOxd2-d1 Rc7#

1.f1LO LIbh8 2.LOxc2-b1 Bg5#

Surprising Patrouille effects with a subtle reciprocal dual avoidance in black's first move. I would have given a prize if the play by the different fairy kinds were better integrated between the colors or if the idea could be shown without Locusts.









h#2 (8+10)
Patrol chess
2+2 lion, 0+2 locust
2.1.1.1

Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
2nd HM
6th TT CCM C 1.4.2001 - h#2, h#3 section
No. hpm08

1.LIb3 LIh2 2.gxh2(LIh8) Qxd2(Bf8)#

1.LIc3 LIa6 2.bxa6(LIa8) Bxa3(Qd8)#

Rich play where the anti-batteries are entirely constructed by Circe rebirths.









h#2 (4+9)
Circe Madrasi
1+1 lion
2.1.1.1

Michal Dragoun (Czechia)
1st Comm
6th TT CCM C 1.4.2001 - h#2, h#3 section
No. hpm02

1.LEb3 Qc4 2.Re3 LEhe2#

1.LEc6 Qc5 2.Be4 LEff5#

Black has to protected the white king from checks before he can block. This requires more material than I would have liked. The construction isn't bad at all though; e.g. I like the way how the PAd8 and the VAh8 activate the black king to prevent cooks.









h#2 (4+11)
Patrol chess
2+1 leo, 0+3 pao, 0+2 vao
2.1.1.1

Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
2nd Comm
6th TT CCM C 1.4.2001 - h#2, h#3 section
No. hpm04

1.Be8 Kb4 2.LIa3 Ka4#

1.Re8 Kd3 2.LId1 Ke2#

A very original interpretation of the anti-battery concept.









h#2 (1+3)
Vogtlaender chess, Patrol chess, 0+1 lion
2.1.1.1

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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