League of Macedonian Problemists 2002-2003
Each composer may participate with an unlimited number of thematic problems.
Ten Problems will be ranked in each round and will be awarded points as follows:
1st Place - 12 pts; 2nd Pl. - 10 pts; 3rd Pl. - 9 pts; ... 10th Pl. - 2 pts;
a correct, non-anticipated and thematic problem - 1 point (provided that its composer
does not have an honoured problem in the award in question). If a composer has
another honoured problem in a certain award, only his/her highest placed entry
will score. The final ranking will be based on the total points from all four
rounds. The awards will be published in the spring 2004. All participants will
receive a copy the award and the best five will receive problem books.
are welcome to send originals (marking for LMP 2002-2003) until 1st September 2003
to Zoran Gavrilovski, p. fah 137, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia
or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATE IN TWO MOVES (#2)
Judge: Wieland Bruch (Germany)
Theme: Try: 1? x~/x1 2.A/B#, Solution: 1! (2.A#) x~/x1 2.B/C#, or
1! (2.B#) x~/x1 2.C/A#, x=random move, x1=corrective move.
MATE IN THREE MOVES (#3)
Judge: Zivko Janevski (Macedonia)
Theme: Umnov (a white piece moves to a square vacated by a black piece) in two or
more variations where either the black or the white piece is the same.
Example II.A, example II.B.
SELFMATE IN TWO OR THREE MOVES (s#2, s#3)
Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
Theme: White correction with a random try and at least two corrective tries.
HELPMATE IN THREE MOVES (h#3)
Judge: Toma Garai (USA)
Theme: On the second move either a black or a white piece moves back to its
initial square (switchback), but then moves away on the third. Twinning is
accepted but zeroposition is not.
Example IV.A, example IV.B.
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