31st TT Chess Composition Microweb C 10.10.2012

The deadline of the 30th TT CCM had passed and we still do not have judged the 29th TT CCM... Time to slow down? To stop? Quite the opposite. Both tourneys are now in hands of reliable judges, thus it is a good time to start a new tourney.

As is already a tradition, the selected theme of the tourney rested in my buffer of theme candidates for a long time. It was fashionable already long time ago using orthodox rules (although helpmates were not considered orthodox in these days). On the other hand I am sure there are many hidden fairy gems in the field.



Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for fairy helpmates in any number of moves (i.e. h#n with at least one fairy element present, n can be any) showing set play besides real solution. The set play can be of any length, from one halfmove long to one halfmove less than the normal solution, the important difference is the other side starting.

Judge: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania)

Any fairy conditions and any fairy pieces are allowed. The tourney might be divided to multiple sections if enough problems are received and depending on the opinion of the judge.

Entries should be sent by email to juraj.lorinc@gmail.com before October 10th, 2012. The award will be published at Chess Composition Microweb.

Please, let know your friends about our competition!

Strucny slovensky preklad temy: Turnaj je vypisany pre exo pomocne maty so zdanlivou hrou (priklady nizsie). Lubovolne exopodmienky a exokamene su dovolene.


At CCM there are already numerous examples conforming to the theme of 31th TT CCM. Here is the non-exhaustive list (h#n*s published here before 2005) and there are some other since then (to appear later):


We had 52 problems competing in the tourney, submitted by 15 authors:
And here are the winners: the award by Vlaicu Crisan.

Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before February 17th, 2013, please.

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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