Friedrich Chlubna Memorial Tourney C 15.4.2006
The Austrian Chess Federation, in conjunction with the magazine Schach-Aktiv,
announces an International Composing Tourney, to commemorate the life of the
composer and author Friedrich Chlubna, who died on 6th January 2005. The
tourney will be in two sections:
2 copies of each entry should be sent, on printed or stamped diagrams, to the
relevant Controller as shown above.
- For helpmates in 2 moves with precisely 3 thematically related solutions.
Problems with 4 or more solutions are not acceptable. No set theme.
Judge: Chris. J. Feather (Stamford, England)
Controller: Helmut Zajic, Parkgasse 5/5, 1140 Wien, Austria
- For direct-mates in 3 moves. No set theme.
Judge: Michael Keller (Münster, Germany)
Controller: Alexander Zidek, Große Sperlgasse 28/4, 1020 Wien, Austria
Closing date: 15.4.2006 (this would have been Chlubna’s 60th birthday).
composer of the 1st prizewinning problem in each section will receive a cash
prize of EUR 100. There will be an additional fund of EUR 200 in each section,
with prizes in the form of books.
Examples below - 2 h#2 with 3 solutions and 2 #3.
3rd HM Eeltje Visserman MT 1980
1.Re7! th. 2.Rxc7+ Sxc7 3.Bxd6#
1...Qg6+ 2.Qe4 (th. 3.Rxc7#, Re6#)
2...dxe4, Qd6, Qxe4+ 3.Re5#, Qxd4#, Rxe4#
1...Qh2+ 2.Qe2 (th. 3.Rxc7#, Re5#)
2...Qxe2+, Qh7+, Qd6 3.Rxe2#, Rxh7#, Qb5#
Excellent key indirectly upins bQ and starts white Bristol. Free black queen is able to deliver two
different checks, White defends by wQ and the play forks into varied use of white R-B battery and wQ.
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