CYCLONE News 2000
One year from the closing date of CYCLONE passed quickly.
The book has been published.
The first reactions are very positive: I´d like to thank all who helped me anyhow.
Now you can have some more informations of CYCLONE.
The award of 12th Spisska Borovicka that has been
announced for the Pula Congress (announcement is here).
Also, you can download for free 42 pages of the book in the PDF format
or look at 4 small pictures of the book.
The blank diagrams from the 6-th WCCT have not been published yet (so I will wait some time).
The book is here!
The book CYCLONE by Peter Gvozdják (firstname.lastname@example.org), published in 2000 contains 1673 cyclic problems by 288 authors until 1.11.1999 (50th anniversary of Lačný´s cyclic prototype).
On 300 pages, English text, hard covered, the system of 12 cyclic themes is presented.
Also introductory text, statistics, charts, indexes, fairy definitions, etc.
More info can be found after following these links:
Themes, names and examples
IF YOU WANT TO SEE AN INTERESTING QUITE UNKNOWN PROBLEM OF SOME THEME, JUST CLICK ON ITS NAME.
Some names may be surprising for anybody. The new proposal with several slight changes was used to be more accurate.
| || HORIZONTAL TYPE || VERTICAL TYPE || COMPLETE TYPE |
| MATES || |
| THREATS & MATES || |
| KEYS & MATES || |
| KEYS & THREATS || Doesn't exist! || |
| Doesn't exist! |
| KEYS & THREATS & MATES || |
| Doesn't exist! || |
| 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 |
| theme Nr. || used names || pioneer|
| pioneer orthodox twomover|
| new proposal |
| 1 || Lacny || Lacny 1949 || Lacny 1949 || Lacny cycle |
| 2 || threat Lacny|
Lacny in the le Grand form
| Shedey 1964 || Shedey 1964 || Shedey cycle** |
| 3 || key form Lacny|
| Kovalenko 1971 || Kiss 1984 || Kiss cycle |
| 4 || Djurasevic || Djurasevic 1981 || Rotenberg & Loustau & Caillaud 1988* || Djurasevic cycle |
| 5 || cyclic Zagoruiko || Rice 1961 || Rice 1961 || Rice cycle** |
| 6 || Ukrainian|
cyclic le Grand
| Melnichenko 1968 || Melnichenko 1968 || Ukrainian cycle |
| 7 || cyclic anti-reversal 1|
| Ceriani 1930** || Lacny 1981 || Ceriani cycle* |
| 8 || cyclic anti-reversal 2 || Reeves 1969* || ? || Reeves cycle* |
| 9 || complete Lacny || Brabec 1969|
| Gvozdják 1996** || complete Lacny cycle |
| 10 || complete threat Lacny || Lacny 1969 || Lacny & Gvozdják 1993** || complete Shedey cycle** |
| 11 || complete Kiss || Gvozdják 1989 || ? || complete Kiss cycle |
| 12 || complete Djurasevic || Caillaud 1990|
Loustau & Rotenberg 1990
| ? || complete Djurasevic cycle |
| notice || || *4-fold|
| *trick with e.p.|
Column 1 shows the theme.
Column 2 gives the usually used name. Some interesting cases:
- Leonid Zagoruiko did not compose the pioneer example of the "Zagoruiko" theme and had nothing to do with so-called "cyclic Zagoruiko"
- the le Grand brothes did not compose any "cyclic" le Grand example and (as a gentleman) Piet le Grand has been using only the name "Ukrainian theme" in his articles
- both "cyclic Vladimirov" and "cyclic Salazar" come from Russian sources, but again neither Yakov Vladimirov nor Francesco Salazar have never been interested in that field
Column 3 gives the pioneer problem known to me quoting author and year. This could be a good base for the theme´s name, if a philosophy of let us say, threemover, would not be completely different from a twomover (from which all these themes have been born).
Column 4 gives the pioneer orthodox twomover without using twins. It may be even better base. Anyhow, some complications again: several of these themes have more authors, some authors have other themes baptisted after them (Shedey, Lačný).
The most suitable possibility seems to me that shown in the column 5. To prevent complications with another author´s theme a word "cycle" should be added to the name. And why not to give "Melnichenko" instead "Ukrainian"? This case is quite interesting. First such problem was composed again by Sergei Shedey, thought published later (1970). This has been indicated by Viktor Melnichenko, who´s pioneer publication dates back to 1968. So, it might be right to let the "Ukrainian" theme, as both composers are from there.
At the end I would like to underline I did not want to change what is correct and for a long time used. So only the cases (I believe) that are completely false have been renamed. And the "noname" themes have been baptized.
Comments to Juraj Lörinc or to Peter Gvozdják.
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