Award of 24th TT Spisska Borovicka C 20.9.2012
This is the award by Peter Gvozdják of regular TT of WCCC, this time already 24th edition. This year,
the theme was the following: In at least one phase, there is a triple threat.
Additionally, there must be any cyclic idea (not necessary to be a Cyclone). See the example.
The "long-distance" congresses, with less participants, show also much less interest for this tourney.
That had been the case of the 2009 Rio congress, and the same happened this year in Kobe. It also should
be mentioned that for the non-participants did I announce the theme a bit too late. And more, it was not
Well, here are the awarded problems.
4th Honourable Mention:
(03) (Müller). Hard to say that the tries show some cyclic play... It is rather separation one of three threats.
Fortunately, in solution there is cycle of duals.
3rd Honourable Mention:
(05) (Sabol). Cycle of triple threats out of four.
2nd Honourable Mention:
(02A) (Witztum & Navon). I had to close both my eyes to see this composition as thematic. Firstly, we have 1.5
moves instead of 2, and secondly, the what the authors described as threat in this helpmate, might be quite
questionable. On the other hand, the problem itself is nice, and that decided here.
1st Honourable Mention:
(01) (Novitsky). Six mates combined in a kind of cycle within tries and solution.
(04) (Klemanič). A clear winner - the Lačný cycle after random and two correction defences. In the Fleck form,
Peter Gvozdják, Kobe, September 21, 2012.
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