The tourney was announced for selfmates or reflex mates in 2-4 moves, using some of the following fairy pieces: grasshopper, nightrider, lion, pao, mao, vao. In fact, very wide possibilities for composing, but the outcome was less than was expected by organizers. There was 32 entries, but among them 15 not correct and even 2 unthematical. Thus only 15 problems competed and below are some 9 winners (3 prizes, 3 HMs, 3 Comms). The comments are by judge Jurij Gordian, translated from Russian to English by me, JL, and also some my remarks are added.

Let's not forget that this year traditional Wola Gulowska fairy tourney is dedicated to s#2 with grasshoppers and nightriders, in fact very small subset of Mark Gordian 100 MT and it will be very interesting to compare the best problems here and there...

Of, course, there are already some problems published at CCM that conform to thematical requirement. Look at them and compare, if you want. Especially Petkov's problem would have surely won...

- s#4 with vao, pao by Petko A. Petkov
- s#2 with grasshopper by Juraj Lörinc
- s#2 with grasshopper by Juraj Lörinc
- r#3 with grasshopper by Zdenek Libis

Anatolij VasilenkoAndrej Frolkin 1st Prize M. Gordian 100 MT C 1.8.2001 |
1.f4? th. 2.Rg1+ Kxg1# |

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s#2 (11+6) 1+1 pao, 3+0 nightrider-hopper |

Waldemar Tura2nd-3rd Prize e.a. M. Gordian 100 MT C 1.8.2001 |
1.VAh6? th. 2.e4+ PAe3# |

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s#2 (10+12) 2+1 pao, 2+2 vao |

Leonid Makaronez1st HM M. Gordian 100 MT C 1.8.2001 |
1.Bc5! th. 2.Qf8+ Kg5 3.Rg4+ hxg4# |

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s#3 (9+10) 0+2 grasshopper, 0+1 nightrider |

Vladislav BunkaVáclav Kotesovec 2nd HM M. Gordian 100 MT C 1.8.2001 |
1.Rg7! zz |

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s#4 (18+7) 7+2 grasshopper |

Roméo BedoniComm M. Gordian 100 MT C 1.8.2001 |
1.h8PA! Kxa1 2.PAh2 a2 3.d8LI! (3.d8PA? LI~ 4.PAa8#) 3...LI~ 4.PAd2! LIc8# |

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r#4 (6+3) pao a1, lion b8 |

Leonid MakaronezComm M. Gordian 100 MT C 1.8.2001 |
1.Bh1! th. 2.Sd1+ Kc4 3.Sb2+ axb2# |

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s#3 (14+12) 2+2 grasshopper, 0+1 nightrider |

Comments to
Juraj Lörinc.

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