13th TT Chess Composition Microweb C 15.2.2004

Recently I had quite good luck with the theme chosen for 12th TT Chess Composition Microweb, I received more than 30 entries. I doubt it will be the case of the upcoming theme tourney. However it is possible as my recent research of various ideas expressible using the thematical device showed it is very fruitful. I talk about research in WinChloe database and I've already presented a few files with this theme, other will follow soon.


Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for selfmates with the following theme: white king makes at least one move during solution or thematical try or set play.

Any fairy elements are allowed. Twins and more solutions are allowed.

There are 2 announced sections:
  • Orthodox selfmates - judge Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
  • Fairy selfmates - judge Stephen Emmerson (Great Britain) Prizes: problem chess books.

    Entries should be sent by email to juraj.lorinc@bigfoot.com before February 15th 2004. The award will be published at Chess Composition Microweb.

    Please, let know your friends about our competition!

    Slovensky preklad temy: turnaj je vypisany pre samomaty, v ktorych biely kral robi v priebehu riesenia alebo tematickeho pokusu alebo zdanlivej hry aspon 1 tah. Dvojniky i viacere riesenia su dovolene, v 2. oddeleni su dovolene i lubovolne exopodmienky.


    CCM has now published more than 2500 chess problems and thus naturally there are many thematical problems already present at CCM. I plan to present a few more special example files in due course.

    Special example files



    Many thanks to Stephen for quick preparation of his award of fairy section. We had 22 orthodox and 23 fairy selfmates competing in respective sections, together 45 compositions. Thus the tourney was very successful and this was thanks to the following authors that submitted their compositions:
    And here are the winners:
    1. award of orthodox selfmates section by Juraj Lörinc
    2. award of fairy selfmates section by Stephen Emmerson
    Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before July 10th 2004, please.

    As no claims were received, the award becomes final.

    Many thanks to everyone who helped tourney success any way.

    Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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