Interesting works


Here I present miscellaneous compositions in the order of they appearance here in the Microweb. The criteria for their including here are subjective, it is mainly having time to write and modify necessary files and, of course, my belief they will be of any interest for the people on Internet.

Switchbacks by both sides in helpmate
An extract of helpmates from interesting article by Václav Kotesovec.(Added 10.8.1998)
Patrol chess problems 1
3 compositions featuring one of the most sophisticated fairy chess conditions - patrol chess.(Added 10.8.1998)
Patrol chess problems 2
Another batch of sophisticated patrol compositions. (Added 14.9.1998)
Announcement of equihopper TT
153rd TT Probleemblad announcement and a few examples. (Added 14.9.1998)
Works by Ukrajina composers
4 direct mates selected for the memory of meeting held this September. (Added 21.9.1998)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 1
The reaction of Theodor Tauber to one my comment. Nice helpmates. Unfortunately, one of them is cooked by Christian Poisson. (Modified 1.10.1998)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 2
Second bunch of helpmates characterized by title. (Added 29.9.1998)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 3
Opinions of Christian Poisson, Mario Parrinello and Juraj Lörinc about matter. No new diagrams on this page. (Added 6.10.1998)
Selfmates 1
A very little collection of selfmates that were shown by Peter Gvozdják on our recent local chess composition meeting (on Friday Oct 2nd). (Added 13.10.1998)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 4
Helpmates characterized by title included in Album FIDE 1989-1991. (Added 23.11.1998)
Lacny theme TT announcement - C 1.11.1999
Announcement and a few orthodox examples of Lacny theme. (Added 1.12.1998)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 5
A selection of helpmates characterized by title composed by Torsten Linß, includes 4 fairies. (Added 4.12.1998)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 6
Helpmates characterized by title included in awards of Wola Gulowska 1993, 1995 and 1996. (Added 7.12.1998)
Lacny theme 2
Many orthodox examples for Slovak tourney taken from TT Pravda 1969. (Added 7.1.1999)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 8
4 examples for fairy section of our thematical tourney. (Added 8.1.1999)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 9
Opinions of chess composers about matter. No new diagrams on this page. (Added 12.1.1999)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 7
Helpmates characterized by title included in award of Bakonyoszlop '98 h#3 competition. (Modified 18.1.1999)
Illustration helpmates 1
Helpmates illustrating this discussion and something more... (Added 18.1.1999)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 10
Orthodox helpmates characterized by title I noticed in last days. (Added 25.1.1999)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 11
Fairy helpmates characterized by title I noticed in last days. (Added 25.1.1999)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 12
Again and again examples for 1st Chess Composition Microweb TT. (Added 17.2.1999)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 13
Possibly the last examples. I think we have already enough and the dealine is near... (Added 17.2.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 1
What can be shown in this specific fairy genre? First page, next will follow soon... (Added 1.3.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 2
Mainly helpmate maximummers, one duel chess problem. (Added 12.3.1999)
Selfmates 2
Second bunch of selfmates with no common point. (Added 12.3.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 3
Fairy helpmate moremovers from a Czechoslovak album. (Added 16.3.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 4
Fairy helpmate moremovers from FIDE album 1989-1991. (Added 29.3.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 5
Five Circe helpmate moremovers from late 70's. (Added 29.3.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 6
Other helpmate moremovers from late 70's. (Added 29.3.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 7
Now a page like this became an example page for our 2nd TT. (Modified 16.4.1999)
Longer fairy helpmates 8
6 examples for our TT. (Modified 17.5.1999)
Solver's impressions 1
Once upon a time I liked solving very much as I had a lot of spare time. Now I have almost no spare time and thus I solve chess problems only while I'm travelling. As last Friday... (Added 26.7.1999)
Solver's impressions 2
I was again travelling and again solving. This time I cracked some nuts from U.S.P.B. (Added 12.11.1999)
Pseudo-carousel change
5 examples showing this theme plus one showing carousel change. (Added 6.12.1999)
Examples for 1st TT Becherovka 1999
In fact 5 thematical examples and 1 unthematical - but possibly the most interesting! (Added 15.12.1999)
Patrol chess problems 3
Third trio of Patrol chess problems, this time twomovers by Shlomo Seider. (Added 15.12.1999)
Solver's impressions 3
Again travel and again a few problems solved. Generally I think I liked helpmates from Sinfonie Scacchistiche June 1988. (Added 28.12.1999)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 1
Short text introduces a few fairy helpmates and promises much more. (Added 28.12.1999)
Selfmates 4
Three recent snapshots of fascinating world of selfmates. (Added 10.1.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 2
Second handful of short fairy helpmates from seventies. (Added 10.1.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 3
Third handful of short fairy helpmates from various sources and of various quality. (Added 17.1.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 4
Fourth bunch of interesting short helpmates with fairy pieces. (Added 9.2.2000)
Selfmates 5
6 selfmates from various recent issues of magazines. (Added 21.2.2000)
Solver's impressions 4
Recent originals from Die Schwalbe 1999 proved to be very interesting. Particularly twomover by D. Papack walks into history... (Added 21.2.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 5
And fifth! (Added 21.2.2000)
Selfmates 6
7 selfmates from one older issue of Die Schwalbe. Shorter, longer, formal, strategical - all kinds. (Added 7.3.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 6
Recent German tourney was dedicated to h#2 with N and G. And some very unusual positions appeared in it. (Added 7.3.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 7
Already seventh file showing various possibilities in this specific genre. Do you think everything is prepared for 5th TT CCM? Examples, etc.? No. I don't want to have demand conflict with Problem-Echo 2000... Our 5th TT will have different theme. :-) (Added 17.3.2000)
Solver's impressions 5
Latest Springaren originals solved by me during December. I am especially happy to have one Smotrov problem solved in less than 2 hours! Proof game is cooked, reported by its author. (Added 7.3.2000, modified 20.3.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 8
After month we are back with new selection of short fairy helpmates. Some of them may serve as examples for Problem-Echo 2000 too. (Added 13.4.2000)
Selfmates 7
Selfmates in 3 with tries - finally the promised examples for Problem-Echo 2000! (Added 13.4.2000)
New record for longest moremover without promoted pieces?
Mr. Lutz Neweklowsky from Germany claims achieving of new record. It's a cookers' turn - can you find shorter mating combination? (Added 13.4.2000)
Grasshoppers and fairy conditions 1
The most usual fairy piece (grasshopper) is often used under various fairy conditions. The new series introducing various combinations of this kind just starts. (Added 25.4.2000)
Change of defence motives with cyclic effects 1
4 examples for our 5th TT Chess Composition Microweb. (Added 25.4.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 9
Again short fairy helpmates. They can't serve as examples for Problem-Echo 2000 as there is no one nightrider in them! (Added 9.5.2000)
Open Czech solving championship 2000
Over-the-board solving competition as it was seen by weak solver. (Added 23.5.2000)
Solver's impressions - special - 1
Solver's impressions - special - 2
Solver's impressions - special - 3
Solver's impressions - special - 4
Solver's impressions - special - 5
Solver's impressions - special - 6
Very special impressions from all rounds of over-the-board solving competition. (Added 23.5.2000)
Helpmates in two with grasshoppers and nightriders 10
Again we have rather little number of nightriders - but not zero and the problems are worth looking at even without them. (Added 30.5.2000)
Solver's impressions 6
Scrapings is a series of sheets published by Chris J. Feather. It is full of his originals. In April I solved some of them that appeared in No. 3. (Added 14.6.2000)
Twins by moving black king in helpmate 14
After longer time we have here little return to theme of 1st TT CCM. (Added 14.6.2000)
Solver's impressions 7
In the issue No. 132 of German fairy magazine feenschach there are 126 originals for solving! I solved about 1/6 of them and here are some fairies... (Added 11.7.2000)
Change of defence motives with cyclic effects 2
6 examples for our 5th TT Chess Composition Microweb showing normal and 4-fold Mlynka theme. (Added 11.7.2000)
Solver's impressions 8
Helpmates from feenschach 132 were mostly interesting - at least those solved by me... (Added 28.7.2000)
Change of defence motives with cyclic effects 3
Again 6 examples for our 5th TT Chess Composition Microweb showing total Mlynka theme, Brabec theme and OM-32-32. (Added 28.7.2000)
Solver's impressions 9
3rd issue of Probleemblad 2000 has excellent set of fairy originals, especially one by Gockel is delicious, but almost all are very good. (Added 7.8.2000)
Orthodox reflex mates 1
There are some people liking reflex mates very much - I am among them. First file from series showing some possibilities of this sophisticated genre. (Added 28.8.2000)
Change of defence motives with cyclic effects 4
Possibly the last file with examples for our 5th TT Chess Composition Microweb, for quick inspiration, the deadline is near... (Added 28.8.2000)
Madrasi only "en passant"
Summary and 7 problems from interesting article by Ivan Skoba that appeared in Pat a Mat 29. (Added 28.8.2000)
Orthodox reflex mates 2
This time we can follow logic of longer reflex mates than only in 2 moves. (Added 11.9.2000)
Selfmates 8
Selfmates in 2 with black correction play - examples for League of Macedonian Problemists 2000. (Added 11.9.2000)
Two length records attempts
Vladimir Janal works in the field of long problems with cooperative play. Recently he published two interesting positions in Czech magazine Sachova Skladba. (Added 10.10.2000)
Selfmates 9
Selfmates in 2 with black correction play - another file with examples for League of Macedonian Problemists 2000. (Added 10.10.2000)
Solver's impressions 10
It took some time to write down all my solutions and comments of Scrapings 4 problems. It doesn't mean they were boring, they weren't! (Added 17.10.2000)
Solver's impressions 11
Another bunch of helpmates by Chris Feather from Scrapings 5, they were solved by me during summer. (Added 14.12.2000)
3 recent fairy twomovers from The Ural Problemist
Title says almost everything. I just add that they are interesting. (Added 21.12.2000)
Mates to squares blocked by white units
4 twomovers with common property - white mates on squares that are initially occupied by white units. (Added 3.1.2001)
Antibattery mates 1
Petko Petkov shows how can be the same base scheme with antibattery transformed into very varying palette of problems. (Added 3.1.2001)
Kopajev case
More similar twomovers by Vyacheslav Kopajev won 1st Prizes recently... (Added 3.1.2001)
Change of defence motives with cyclic effects 5
Our 5th TT Chess Composition Microweb is already closed and judgement is published, but there is no reason for hiding these twomovers from sight of readers. They may inspire someone to perform further research in this field. (Added 25.1.2001)
Examples for 3rd TT Pat a Mat C 31.3.2001
Cyclic theme in h# with 3 solutions, that's the theme of this tourney! (Added 25.1.2001)
Probleemblad 4/2000
Some originals from Dutch chess composition magazine, their solutions and comments. (Added 7.2.2001)
Funny incident
Peter Gvozdják joking on my account... :-) (Added 28.2.2001)
Probleemblad 6/2000
Again some originals from Dutch chess composition magazine, their solutions and comments. At least one helpmate moremover and one fairy moremover of top qualities. (Added 15.3.2001)
The Problemist November 2000
Some originals from British chess composition magazine, their solutions and comments. (Added 28.3.2001)
Orthodox reflex mates 3
As is usual in every genre, also in r# there are some works of medium or lower quality, everything cannot be excellent. But anyone can learn something from these too. (Added 24.4.2001)
Fairy reflex mates 1
First look at fairy reflex mates, very rich and little exploited genre. (Added 24.4.2001)
Orthodox reflex mates 4
Thematically more convincing examples of reflexmate genre. Bohemian problems, strategical themes, move-function changes, these all fields may be explored in reflex mates with special motivation... (Added 9.5.2001)
Immobilization of hurdle 1
Helpmates in 3 with grasshoppers showing theme of 7th TT CCM. (Added 17.6.2001)
Mixed Babson task
Already 7 selfmates, most of them Maximummers, showing the variations on well known task, last was added on modification date. (Added 14.6.2000, modified 2.7.2001)
Orthodox reflex mates 5
Some great examples of reflexmate possibilities, all by one author, Miodrag Mladenovic. (Added 9.7.2001)
Immobilization of hurdle 2
Some direct problems showing the theme of 7th TT CCM. (Added 17.7.2001)
Springaren 84 - March 2001
Some originals from Swedish chess composition magazine, their solutions and comments. (Added 17.7.2001)
Immobilization of hurdle 3
Various problems showing the theme of 7th TT CCM, includes two great fairy moremovers by HPR! Two wrong positions repaired. (Added 2.8.2001, modified 8.8.2001)
Die Schwalbe June 2000
Some originals from German chess composition magazine, their solutions and comments. (Added 15.8.2001)
Immobilization of hurdle 4
The last examples for 7th TT CCM. (Added 15.8.2001)
Longer fairy helpmates 9
Our 2nd TT is over, but longer fairy helpmates still interest us... Hauke Reddmann reveals secret of his helpmate. (Added 26.7.1999, modified 5.9.2001)
Grimshaw in fairy problem 1
The first file with very old examples for our 8th TT. (Added 3.11.2001)
Grimshaw in fairy problem 2
The second file with examples for our 8th TT. So far no fairy pieces... (Added 18.11.2001)
The Problemist November 2001
Some originals from British chess composition magazine, their solutions and my comments. (Added 3.1.2002)
Grimshaw in fairy problem 3
The 3rd file with examples for our 8th TT. Here you can find some relatively old problems with fairy pieces. (Added 3.1.2002)
Grimshaw in fairy problem 4
The 4th file containing problems with the theme of our 8th TT. (Added 19.1.2002)
Surprising discovery in known Loyd's #3
Daniel Novomesky changes three times model mate using very well known position... Michael Lipton provides more information on the subject. (Added 19.1.2002, modified 14.2.2002)
Broodings 3
New series by Chris Feather contains some very original ideas. (Added 14.2.2002)
Slovensky vyber 1993-1998
New book, prepared by team of authors lead by Juraj Brabec, is out. It contains 393 selected problems by Slovak composers from years 1993-1998. (Added 16.2.2002)
Popular fairy problems 1
Some direct fairy problems with strong themes, in fact new examples for our 9th TT. (Added 23.2.2002)
Popular fairy problems 2
Some fairy helpmates with "popular" themes, new examples for our 9th TT. (Added 1.4.2002)
Popular fairy problems 3
Some fairy selfmates with "popular" themes, new examples for our 9th TT. (Added 1.4.2002)
Popular fairy problems 4
Some fairy seriesmovers with "popular" themes, new examples for our 9th TT. (Added 1.4.2002)
Popular fairy problems 5
Some fairy direct mates with "popular" themes. (Added 6.4.2002)
Popular fairy problems 6
Some fairy helpmates showing various promotions. Twins in Heinonen's and Caillaud's problems repaired. (Added 14.4.2002, modified 16.4.2002)
Thema Danicum 105
Some originals from Danish chess composition magazine, their solutions and my comments. (Added 16.4.2002)
Popular fairy problems 7
Some fairy helpmates. Among them 3 promotions problems, other 3 problems concentrate on geometry of moves. (Added 4.5.2002)
Popular fairy problems 8
Less usual stipulations are allowed in 9th TT CCM too. Stalemates, retro problems... Look at some good examples. (Added 8.5.2002)
Popular fairy problems 9
... and directmate examples. (Added 8.6.2002)
Twinning by exchange of statical units 1
8 orthodox twomovers - examples for our 10th TT CCM, commented with emphasis given on use of exchanged units. (Added 25.6.2002)
Twinning by exchange of statical units 2
4 helpmates in two with fairy pieces - examples for our 10th TT CCM, commented with emphasis given on use of exchanged units. (Added 25.6.2002)
Twinning by exchange of statical units 3
1 fairy and 3 orthodox selfmates - examples for our 10th TT CCM, commented with emphasis given on use of exchanged units, especially fairy s#3 shows two strange cases of thematically twinned unit. (Added 20.7.2002)
Twinning by exchange of statical units 4
8 orthodox h#2 - examples for our 10th TT CCM, commented with emphasis given on use of exchanged units. (Added 28.7.2002)
Reflections on section G of WCCI 1998-2000
Some personal thoughts and presentation of problems by authors placed on the first 10 places. (Added 28.7.2002)
Twinning by exchange of statical units 5
New problems from the book Cyclone that may serve as examples for 10th TT CCM. (Added 1.8.2002)
Twinning by exchange of statical units 6
Some examples for 10th TT CCM, h#3 with exchanges including the black king. (Added 11.8.2002)
Some h#2s from the WCCI
Chris Feather judged helpmate section of the WCCI and he was glad to select a few less known entertaining helpmates (that won't appear in final publication) for CCM. Enjoy! (Added 11.8.2002)
Some longer h#s from the WCCI
The second part of Chris Feather's selection of entertaining helpmates from the WCCI. (Added 13.9.2002)
Queen promotions 1
Some examples for 11th TT CCM, a selection of orthodox helpmates with at least 3 queen promotions. (Added 7.12.2002)
Queen promotions 2
Some examples for 11th TT CCM, a selection of fairies with at least 3 queen promotions. (Added 7.12.2002)
Thema Danicum 106
Some originals from Danish chess composition magazine, their solutions and my comments. (Added 14.12.2002)
Queen promotions 3
Some examples for 11th TT CCM, a selection of orthodox helpmates with exactly 2 queen promotions. (Added 14.12.2002)
Queen promotions 4
Some examples for 11th TT CCM, a selection of fairy problems with exactly 2 queen promotions. (Added 1.1.2003)
Queen promotions 5
Some examples for 11th TT CCM, a selection of orthodox helpmates. (Added 5.1.2003)
Multicapture h#3 - 1
A by-product of my recent composing effort - a selection of h#3 full of captures found during my search for predecessors and original ideas. (Added 11.1.2003)
Queen promotions 6
Some examples for 11th TT CCM, a selection of fairy problems. (Added 11.1.2003)
3 new Cyclone authors
Problems by new authors, not active in this field before Cyclone publishing. (Added 25.1.2003)
Cyclone: Anything new?
The minilecture given by Peter Gvozdák in Portoroz. (Added 25.1.2003)
Queen promotions 7
Some examples for 11th TT CCM, a selection of fairy problems. (Added 15.2.2003)
Leaders of permanent 12 top Cyclone voting
Excellent Cyclone problems according to opinions of the book readers. (Added 15.3.2003)
Examples for Bedrich Formánek 70 JT - 1
7 fairy twomovers with very few fairy pieces. (Added 6.4.2003)
Examples for Bedrich Formánek 70 JT - 2
Fairy twomovers with very few fairy pieces, all showing the Lacny cycle. (Added 17.5.2003)
Examples for Bedrich Formánek 70 JT - 3
Fairy twomovers with very few fairy pieces. Perhaps you can find some other effects in combination with orthodox units... (Added 25.5.2003)
Transformations of special pieces - 1
Varying transformations of pieces like orphan, transmuting king offer very wide range of possibilities - of themes, genres, styles, ... (Added 25.5.2003)
Transformations of special pieces - 2
A new set of 8 varying, mostly richly motivated examples for our 12th TT CCM. (Added 7.6.2003)
Reflections about judging
As I did a lot of judging recently, I was thinking a bit about it - questions of originality, ranking various compositions... how to do it? (Added 15.6.2003)
Springaren 91
Some originals from Swedish chess composition magazine, their solutions and my comments. (Added 13.9.2003)
Probleemblad 5/1999
Two original fairy #2 from older issue of Dutch chess composition magazine, their solutions and my comments. Ruud Beugelsdijk explains the idea of his problem. (Added 10.11.2002, modified 14.9.2003)
Selfmates 10
Two s#2 with the white King as the only white unit on the board. (Added 14.9.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 1
The first selection of selfmates of this kind, with common feature - a key made by white king. (Added 21.9.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 2
The selection of fairy selfmates with active play of the white king in 2nd moves of variations. (Added 28.9.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 3
The set of fairy selfmates with white King playing more times during the single line of play. (Added 4.10.2003)
2003 and Cyclone 50-40-30-20-10-0 years ago
Look into a history connected with a book Cyclone - selection of problems not only with historic value. See also other Cyclone news 2003. (Added 25.10.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 4
The set of fairy selfmates with the white King making the key move. (Added 25.10.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 5
Again orthodox selfmates where a key (or try) is made by the white king. (Added 1.11.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 6
A set of 7 orthodox selfmates where white king plays 2nd moves in variations. (Added 30.11.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 7
A set of a few fairy selfmates where white king plays 2nd moves in variations. (Added 19.12.2003)
Selfmates with active white king 8
A set of economical fairy selfmates with white Rex Solus. (Added 4.1.2004)
Selfmates with active white king 9
All problems included in this file use the same finale - a quiet move by a white king. (Added 17.1.2004)
Fairy helpmates with echo diagonal-orthogonal 1
Prized fairy helpmates in MT Bertin. (Added 28.2.2004)
Fairy helpmates with echo diagonal-orthogonal 2
Fairy helpmates with D-O analogy by authors active in the field. (Added 28.2.2004)
Fairy helpmates with echo diagonal-orthogonal 3
Fairy helpmates with D-O having only 3 white pieces in the position. (Added 4.3.2004)
StrateGems 24
Some originals from the American magazine, already well known for his excellent originals sections. (Added 2.4.2004)
Fairy helpmates with echo diagonal-orthogonal 4
Fairy helpmates with D-O echo and showing some kind of switchback. (Added 2.4.2004)
Fairy helpmates with echo diagonal-orthogonal 5
Fairy helpmates with D-O echo with only 2 black units in the diagram position. (Added 20.4.2004)
Fairy helpmates with echo diagonal-orthogonal 6
Fairy helpmates with D-O echo with moving the black King in the twinning. (Added 1.5.2004)
Fairy helpmates with echo diagonal-orthogonal 7
Fairy helpmates with D-O echo where a check by one side is answered by check by the other side. (Added 15.5.2004)
Popular fairy problems 10
The deadline of our 9th TT CCM is near too. So here are probably the last selfmates ... Paul Raican has sent the cook. (Added 8.6.2002, modified 24.5.2004)
12th International Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia - 2004
Over-the-board solving competition as it was seen by me... (Added 5.6.2004)
Solver's impressions - 2004 - 1
Solver's impressions - 2004 - 2
Solver's impressions - 2004 - 3
Solver's impressions - 2004 - 4
Solver's impressions - 2004 - 5
Solver's impressions - 2004 - 6
Very special impressions from all rounds of over-the-board solving competition, 12th International Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia - 2004. (Added 5.6.2004)
Helpmates with exactly 5 phases - 1
The first special example file for 15th TT CCM. 6 various orthodox examples. (Added 29.6.2004)
Helpmates with exactly 5 phases - 2
The second special example file for 15th TT CCM. In the fairy chess there are many possible possible approaches to given theme. (Added 24.7.2004)
Helpmates with exactly 5 phases - 3
The third special example file for 15th TT CCM, with orthodox examples including 2 possibly the oldest helpmates by W. Pauly. (Added 3.9.2004)
FIDE Album 1995-1997 - part 1
A few early impression from the new Album. (Added 11.9.2004)
2004 and Cyclone 50-40-30-20-10-0 years ago
Look into a history connected with a book Cyclone - selection of problems not only with historic value. See also other Cyclone news 2004. (Added 28.11.2004)
Found after 16 years!
Some composers just compose, sometimes send their works to tourneys, but they do not keep track of their positions (even some of the best ones). That's why their works might get lost easily... and then they can be found too... (Added 28.11.2004)
The first study of judging
A study of judging for CCM readers - order 12 in a sense similar helpmates according to your preferences! (Added 5.12.2004)
Springaren 71
Some originals from Swedish chess composition magazine, their solutions and my comments. (Added 11.12.2004)
Mates by neutral units 1
Having drawn all necessary neutral units makes a good opportunity to present problems where the mate is given by neutrals. (Added 16.1.2005)
StrateGems 26
Handful of originals from the last year's June issue of American magazine. (Added 12.2.2005)
Mates by neutral units 2
Selection of problems where at least 3 mates are given by neutrals. (Added 28.3.2005)
Fairy series helpmates with more phases 1
A few thematical examples for 18th TT CCM, fairy series helpmates. (Added 9.7.2005)
Fairy series helpmates with more phases 2
Thematical examples for 18th TT CCM, fairy series helpmates with set play. (Added 10.7.2005)
Fairy series helpmates with more phases 3
Thematical examples for 18th TT CCM, fairy series helpmates with neutral units. (Added 14.8.2005)
Phénix 117
Some originals from an older issue of the French magazine. (Added 3.9.2005)
Royal pieces 1
What happens if we replace movement possibilities of ordinary kings by other pieces? We might get new possibilities and mating patterns, for example. (Added 3.9.2005)
The Problemist May 2001
Some originals from an older issue of the British magazine. (Added 25.9.2005)
Same fairy pieces starting in helpmate 1
Thematical examples for 19th TT CCM, older helpmates satisfying the required theme. (Added 30.10.2005)
Same fairy pieces starting in helpmate 2
Further thematical examples for 19th TT CCM, with a lot of pieces on the board, but with much activity of thematical types. (Added 6.11.2005)
Same fairy pieces starting in helpmate 3
The third thematical file for 19th TT CCM, showing problems with exactly two white pieces on the board. (Added 4.12.2005)
Triple avoidance in helpmate 1
Some thematical examples for our 20th thematical tourney. (Added 29.4.2006)
The Problemist July 2006
Some originals from a recent issue of the British magazine. (Added 20.8.2006)
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv with active kings 1
The first special example file for 21th TT CCM. (Added 25.12.2006)
Series helpmates with more solutions 1
Once upon a time there was highly informative article in Springaren, from which a few problems are selected. (Added 25.12.2006)
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv with active kings 2
The second special example file for 21th TT CCM presents 4 originals by judge (me). (Added 25.12.2006)
Grasshoppers and fairy conditions 2
The most usual fairy piece (grasshopper) is often used under various fairy conditions. Special effects are possible that way, of course. (Added 13.2.2007)
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv with active kings 3
The third special example file for 21st TT CCM presents problems featuring combination of Madrasi Rex Inclusiv and Circe Rex Inclusiv. (Added 13.2.2007)
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv with active kings 4
The fourth special example file for 21st TT CCM presents problems with movement of both kings. (Added 31.3.2007)
Album Russia 2001-2003
Selection of fairies from recent "golden" book of Russian chess composition. (Added 3.5.2007)
Locust-specific batteries 1
The first special example file for 22nd TT CCM presents problems with rook, bishop and nightrider locusts. (Added 22.5.2007)
Locust-specific batteries 2
The second special example file for 22nd TT CCM presents problems with arrangement wL-bK-wL on the line. (Added 19.7.2007)
Locust-specific batteries 3
The third special example file for 22nd TT CCM presents problems with knights firing locust-typical batteries. (Added 27.7.2007)
Good old times 1
Having turned to the studying of older problem chess literature, I have found quite a few interesting compositions. If only I had enough time to write about all of them... (Added 23.9.2007)
Locust-specific batteries 4
The fourth special example file for 22nd TT CCM is the final reminder for anyone interested in participation - the deadline is near. (Added 8.11.2007)
Tries in fairy problems 1
The first special example file for 23rd TT CCM presents problems with black promotions playing an important role. (Added 18.11.2007)
Good old times 2
What have I found in the feenschach No. 86 (dated January - March 1988)? 20 years ago and yet some of problems would score very well even today despite the progress of chess composition since then. (Added 16.12.2007)
Tries in fairy problems 2
Reflex mates refuted by forcing White to mate. (Added 16.12.2007)
Good old times 3
What interesting have I found in the feenschach No. 86 (dated January - March 1988) in addition to problems already shown on the page Good old times 2? (Added 28.12.2007)
Twinning by replacement of pieces 1
The first special example file for 24th TT CCM contains problems with replacement of pieces on at least two different squares. (Added 28.4.2008)
Twinning by replacement of pieces 2
The second special example file for 24th TT CCM is a collection of thematical fairy problems. (Added 26.5.2008)
Good old times 4
What interesting two-move problems have I found in the feenschach No. 87 (dated April - June 1988)? (Added 26.5.2008)
Good old times 6
Four helpmate moremovers from the feenschach No. 87 (dated April - June 1988). (Added 26.6.2008)
Good old times 5
What interesting selfmate and fairy moremovers have I found in the feenschach No. 87 (dated April - June 1988)? - The last problem corrected. (Added 22.6.2008, modified 2.7.2008)
Twinning by replacement of pieces 3
The third special example file for 24th TT CCM is a collection of direct problems, both orthodx and fairy. (Added 24.7.2008)
Good old times 7
Seven seriesmovers that I have enjoyed while studying the feenschach No. 87 (dated April - June 1988). (Added 24.8.2008)
Good old times 8
Some nice problems from the feenschach No. 91 (dated May - August 1989). (Added 19.9.2008)
Pinned piece unpinned and pinned again 1
5 orthodox twomovers serving as thematic examples, supplemented by definitions of somewhat obscure themes from the territory. (Added 25.10.2008)
Pinned piece unpinned and pinned again 2
5 reflex mates with similar strategy, yet varying outcome. (Added 26.10.2008)
Good old times 9
Circe selfmates from the award published in feenschach No. 93 (dated November - December 1989). (Added 23.11.2008)
Pinned piece unpinned and pinned again 3
7 problems employing fairy conditions with varying degree of fairy elements used in the pin strategy. (Added 27.2.2009)
Pinned piece unpinned and pinned again 4
7 "orthodox" series helpstalemates with similar series pin-unpin strategy. One problem corrected. (Added 2.4.2009, updated 5.8.2009)
Circe problems without captures 2
Help problems with fairy pieces in various Circe variants, showing wide set of effects without any captures. (Added 31.8.2009)
Circe problems without captures 1
Direct problems without fairy pieces especially in Circe and in Mars Circe, yet without captures. (Added 5.8.2009, updated 12.9.2009)
Circe problems without captures 3
Direct problems with fairy pieces especially in various Circe variants, yet without captures. (Added 12.9.2009)
Leo in the main role 1
Fairy piece leo as the only fairy piece on the board in seven problems. (Added 12.9.2009)
Circe problems without captures 4
Another set of problems using various Circe variants, yet without captures. This time, all end in stalemate, usually using some Circe effect. (Added 24.10.2009)
Leo in the main role 2
Six twomovers with leos, some of them with additional fairy conditions. (Added 29.10.2009)
Leo in the main role 3
Six helpmates with leos, with strategic themes. (Added 30.12.2009)
Leo in the main role 4
Six problems with leos only, other than direct mates and helpmates. (Added 27.2.2010)
Ecto-battery 1
Seven Anticirce examples of ecto-batteries, both in direct and help play. (Added 3.6.2010)
Ecto-battery 2
Seven selfmates with ecto-batteries, in some of them the role of ecto-battery is not the leading one, but as it is well known, also the supporting cast is important for the whole piece of art. (Added 9.8.2010)
Series helpmates with twin by moving black king 1
Six orthodox series helpmates of lengths 4-9 moves. (Added 4.1.2011)
Series helpmates with twin by moving black king 2
Seven fairy series helpmates of varying lengths (from 2 moves to 19). (Added 10.3.2011)
Series helpmates with twin by moving black king 3
Six series helpmates of varying lengths with fairy conditions. (Added 3.7.2011)
Fairy twomovers with multiple threats 1
Nine Madrasi twomovers with more than one threat in at least one phase. (Added 17.10.2011)
Fairy twomovers with multiple threats 2
Seven Anticirce twomovers with more than one threat in at least one phase. (Added 7.12.2011)
Fairy twomovers with multiple threats 3
Seven twomovers with more than one threat in at least one phase using Circe Parrain od SAT. (Added 10.12.2011)
2011 and Cyclone 50-40-30-20-10-0 years ago
Look into a history connected with a book Cyclone 2 - selection of problems not only with historic value. See also other Cyclone news 2011. (Added 19.12.2011)
Fairy twomovers with multiple threats 4
Eight twomovers with more than one threat in at least one phase using grasshoppers. (Added 20.1.2012)
Fairy twomovers with multiple threats 5
Eight miniature fairy twomovers with more than one threat in at least one phase. (Added 24.1.2012)
Model mates in fairy directmovers 1
Six direct mates with fairy pieces getting prizes in their primary competitions. (Added 6.2.2013)
Empress - an old piece
A recently announced memorial tourney of Werner Speckmann has turned my attention to almost orthodox fairy piece: empress. (Added 28.3.2013, updated 2.6.2013)
Duel including fairy piece
Nine varying examples of duel between two pieces, one of which is a fairy piece. (Added 31.7.2013)
Bulletin Marianka 2013
Official bulletin of Marianka 2013 meeting as pdf file. It includes lectures, results of solving competitions, results of composing tourneys and photos. (Added 6.10.2013)
5+1 Popeye shells
Full version of Marian Krizovensky lecture from Marianka 2013 in pdf file. (Added 6.10.2013)
Antibattery mates in selfmate 1
Five varying examples for the 34th TT CCM. (Added 19.10.2013)
Good old times 10
Twomovers with fairy pieces and black corrections from the award published in feenschach No. 93 (dated November - December 1989). (Added 25.10.2013)
Antibattery mates in selfmate 2
Another quintet of examples for the 34th TT CCM. (Added 30.11.2013)
Selections 1
Diverse selection of compositions with common element: all problems are by Slovak authors. (Added 22.3.2014)
Selections 2
Diverse selection of compositions with common element: all problems are joint compositions. (Added 29.3.2014)
Good old times 11
Five more problems from feenschach 93, including two orthodox selfmates and three fairies. (Added 5.4.2014)
Good old times 12
Four direct problems from feenschach 95, three of them with very special stipulation. (Added 18.4.2014)
Selections 3
Diverse selection of compositions with common elements: 13 white units and antagonistic stipulations. (Added 12.6.2014)
Good old times 13
Some helpmates from feenschach 95, both orthodox and fairy ones. (Added 13.7.2014)
Good old times 14
A few more commented problems selected from feenschach 95 - reflex mates, selfmate and seriesmovers. (Added 13.8.2014)
Good old times 15
Five commented problems selected from feenschach 96 - three of them direct mates and two with special stipulation. (Added 9.10.2014)
Orthodox h# with only king moving for black 1
8 examples for the 36th TT CCM showing various cyclic themes. (Added 11.1.2015)
Promoted pieces in fairy problems - problem or not?
The apology of promoted orthodox pieces in fairy problems illustrated with examples. (Added 8.2.2015)
Examples for 37th TT CCM
6 examples for the 37th TT CCM: directmates with active play of checked white king. (Added 19.8.2015)
Helpmates cited by the judge in the award of the 36th TT CCM
9 helpmates with theme of 36th TT CCM that prevented some possible awards. (Added 1.9.2015)
Selections 4
Selection of fairy problems with change of fairy condition in twinning. Such hybrid problems are thematical for Theodor Tauber MT. (Added 15.11.2015)
Selections 5
Selection of orthodox fourmovers. (Added 3.1.2016)
Marianka 2016 - fairy solving competition
Short report about the recent edition of the traditional solving competition from Slovak festival: list of participants with points and all problems (6 new and 4 referred to). (Added 25.8.2016)
Selections 6
Is hs#2 too short for showing interesting content? (Added 29.8.2016)
Selections 7
Nine problems - first prizes from all kinds of tourneys. (Added 2.10.2016)
Selections 8
Motivated by currently running theme tourney, I have selected a handful of #4 with both fairy pieces and fairy condition. (Added 8.10.2016)


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