Award of 21st TT Spisska Borovicka C 16.10.2009
This is the award by Peter Gvozdják of TT that
was announced on CCM too.
After the last-year-20th-anniversary tourney, I was quite happy to have six completely
new authors in the history of this tourney this year. On the other hand, regrettably,
there were several non-thematic entries (Packa Kd1-Ke7 (002): even if trying hardly, I
could not find any Cyclone theme here, Mihalčo Ke4-Kc4 (005) or Kf2-Ke4 (005A):
just "pseudo"-Cyclone, Murashev Kb1-Ke3 (008): gives a flight instead of taking one).
The other positions (Svítek Kh2-Ke5 (006), Ka5-Ke5 (006A), Ka5-Ke5 (007), Kg3-
Ke5 (007A)) used, at least for me, completely confused twins.
Very specific situation occured at the Rio congress.
Having the deadline on Friday 9:30 AM, I completed the problems just at the
beginning of the delegates' closing meeting (which I have been a part this year) that
started at the very time. Normally, if it took some two hours, I would have had
enought time to make the ranking. However, the meeting finished just at 3:00 PM
which was the exact time of starting the official award ceremony! Which is why I had
exactly 0 (zero) minutes to prepare it.
Fortunately, according to the rule that anybody may participate and win, but only
congress participants will be given bottle and books, I happily recognized that of the
authors of thematic entries the only one was present at the congress, so I simply
gave the bottle and book to Valery of Ukraine.
And finished the award later at home. (I was thinking to do so in the plain to London,
but there I fell asleep for some 10 hours...)
So, here we go (counted-down, as usually):
Shedey cycle with some typical white-King's wizardry.
Lačný in hybrid form. I like the way how Madrasi condition
Shedey in tries, with solution as extra phase. Very nice touch to
some existing mechanism, only pity that the real phase does not show really changed
Peter Gvozdják, Rio de Janeiro - Bratislava, October 16-22, 2009.
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