Spisska Borovicka - 14th theme tourney C 6.9.2002

In connection with Portorose 2001 congress Peter Gvozdják announces his 14th thematical tourney Spisska Borovicka, competition for all kinds of original problems in 2 moves (#2, =2, h#2, s#2, r=2 etc...) and showing one of the CYCLONE themes, in addition, at least one "long-distance" defence is required ("long-distance" move starts and ends on squares not neighbouring to black King). Twins, more solutions, promoted pieces and any fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed.

The prizes & the judge: bottle & CYCLONE & other books & Peter Gvozdják.

There are two ways of entering:
  1. You may send the entry by e-mail to Peter Gvozdják at peter.gvozdjak@gmail.com. In that case the entry should be received latest on August 21st.
  2. You may also give your problems at Portorose congress personally to Mr. Formánek. In that case he should receive your entry before Friday September 6th, 9.30 A.M.
Original thematical example follows, there are many examples in the book CYCLONE. Also you can find some compositions with Cyclone themes and "long-distance" moves at CCM, see a selection below.
Peter Gvozdják

1.Rd5? th 2.Sg5# A
1...Qd8 x 2.Sd2# B

1.Sb4? th 2.Sd2# B
1...Qd8 x 2.Bf5# C

1.Re7! th 2.Bf5# C
1...Qd8 x 2.Sg5# A

Here, 1...Qxd8 is the "long-distance" move.

Comment by JL: Peter chose a bit unfortunate name for the property of defence that is required. He told me that he had been motivated by "long-distance telephone call", but in my opinion a name like "distanced from Black king" or "far from Black king" would be more appropriate. In any case, the explanation in parentheses is clear.

#2 (8+9)

CCM examples

s#2 by Ludovit Lacny & Emil Klemanic & Peter Gvozdják
shows Lacny cycle,
#2 by Ludovit Lacny
shows 4-fold Lacny cycle,
fairy #2 by Miroslav Brada & Juraj Lörinc
shows Shedey cycle,
fairy #2 by Juraj Lörinc
shows Kiss cycle,
fairy #2 by Juraj Lörinc
shows 4-fold Kiss cycle,
#2 by Vasyl Dyachuk
shows Djurasevic cycle,
fairy #2 by Yves Cheylan
shows Djurasevic cycle,
fairy #2 by Koen Versmissen & Hans Uitenbroek
shows Djurasevic cycle,
fairy r#2 by Michel Caillaud & Reto Aschwanden & Thomas Maeder
shows 4-fold Djurasevic cycle,
fairy #2 by Reto Aschwanden
shows 4-fold Rice cycle,
#2 by V. Yashuk
shows Ukrainian cycle,
fairy #2 by Juraj Lörinc
shows Ukrainian cycle,
r#2 by Miodrag Mladenovic
shows complete Lacny cycle,
fairy #2 by Reto Aschwanden
shows complete Lacny cycle,
fairy #2 by Manfred Rittirsch
shows complete Shedey cycle,
fairy r#2 by Christian Poisson
shows complete Kiss cycle,
fairy #2 by Frantisek Sabol
shows complete Djurasevic cycle

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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