Compositions In the Spotlight
Since the beginning of 2003 I started to bring into attention of readers individual compositions that are burried
in older CCM files, but in my opinion worth of second or third look.
- No. 1: s#2 in Mars Circe by Frantisek Sabol
- Very instructive problem showing many Mars Circe properties, but also very artistical and analogous,
worthy first prizewinner containing AUW in two pairs of similar variations.
- No. 2: h#2 by Roman Fedorovich
- Double switchback in two solutions without unpin of white pieces - possible example for Wakashima 50 JT.
- No. 3: #2 by Juraj Brabec
- Pseudo-carousel theme as one special case of changes in 3x2 variations can be shown e.g. with Grimshaw mechanism.
Look at it... and perhaps you can try to find some other...
- No. 4: h#4 in Circe with pao by Unto Heinonen
- Only 3+3 units on the board, nevertheless the content is very rich - beginning with some promotions, having
Circe rebirths during the play and finishing with mirrored final positions containing a Circe tension.
- No. 5: #2 with chinese pieces by Mircea Manolescu
- Shedey cycle with very complicated fairy motivation with intensive
use of antibatteries.
- No. 6: h#2 in Madrasi with grasshoppers by Michal Dragoun
- Mates by indirectly unparalysed grasshopper are given over the paralysed black queen and in echo
- No. 7: #3 with Chinese pieces by John Rice
- Very chinese motivation of #3 variations includes mates over immobilized black unit, line clearance
for mao and pin mates.
- No. 8: #2 in Madrasi by Narayan Shankar Ram
- You need just one fairy condition to show blend of two very classic themes - star of bK and
cross of wK.
- No. 9: h#14 in Monochromatic chess by Göran Wicklund and René J. Millour
- Some excelsiors, some en passant captures, but above all far-reaching cooperative strategy.
- No. 10: r#2 by Michel Caillaud
- Djurasevic cycle in orthodox reflexmate with ingenious use of castling.
- No. 11: s#6 in Mars Circe by Frantisek Sabol
- Excellent echo of fairy mates with very precise and long moves by white pieces and minimum of technical material.
- No. 12: h#50 with locust by Tichomir Hernadi
- Long helpmate, much longer than the current orthodox record constructed - with the help of fairy pieces.
- No. 13: h#3 by Ludo Lehen
- Orthodox helpmate with white tempo strategy and perfect analogy.
- No. 14: #2 in Mars Circe by Uri Avner & Michel Caillaud
- Change of three mates with flight-giving key in the peculiar fairy condition.
- No. 15: r#2 by Slobodan Mladenovic
- How many different mates by White can you imagine in reflex mate? There are 9 tries with different reflex refutations here.
- No. 16: #2 with neutral pawn in AntiSuperCirce by Evgeny Bourd
- Kjell Widlert 60 JT is surely one of the most interesting running fairy tourneys. AUW in #2 is something to think about.
- No. 17: #4 by Valentin Rudenko
- Orthodox fourmover that was fun to solve and pleasure to analyze.
- No. 18: r#2 by Miodrag Mladenovic
- Orthodox reflex mate with quite mobile white king, showing reciprocal change.
- No. 19: s#6 by Arnold Pongrácz
- Orthodox selfmate from the 19th century with fireworks of batteries.
- No. 20: #3 in Sentinelles by Hubert Gockel
- Threemover showing the inter-variation synthesis of reciprocal change and key-threat reversal.
- No. 21: r#2 in Beamtenschach with fairy pieces by James Quah
- Sparrow, eagle and moose as main actors of the the complete Lacny cycle.
- No. 22: ser-h#35 in Madrasi by Viktor Syzonenko
- Perfectly constructed seriesmover with ballet of black rooks conducted by the black king.
- No. 23: h#4 White Maximummer by Gerhard Pfeiffer
- Economical AUW with very good use of motives offered by White maximummer condition.
- No. 24: h#4,5 with moa by Miroslav Henrych
- 2 cyclic exchanges of places, white K-p-MO, black K-B-R.
- No. 25: #3 with mao by Kjell Widlert
- Differentiated knight and mao promotions with stalemate motivation included.
- No. 26: h#2 by Paz Einat & Ofer Comay (version by Mario Parrinello)
- Twins with all moves played by kings.
- No. 27: s#3 in Madrasi with fairy pieces by Venelin Alaikov
- Pickaninny, stars of bK and wB, fairy AUW mixed together in 4 variations.
- No. 28: ser-h#5 by Anatolij Stjopotchkin
- Excellent analogy in the D-O fashion.
- No. 29: #3 with orphan by Cedric C. L. Sells
- Cycle of the 2nd and 3rd moves of White with orphan motivation.
- No. 30: h#2 with roses and locust by Didier Innocenti
- Beautiful D-O transformation with just 6 pieces.
Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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