33rd TT Chess Composition Microweb C 10.10.2013

Previous TT CCM is closed. Shortly before its deadline I have started to look for suitable judge for the next TT and somehow I had mostly bad luck. Too many attractive good judges are currently busy with WCCI, are expecting FIDE Album entries in the second half year 2013 or are working over various recently closed tourneys. Some of them offered their help with future TTs and fortunately one is ready to act as current judge. He is not exactly new judge here, as he has already judged the 15th, 22nd, 27th and 29th TTs...

Together we have selected the theme. I have provided my reservoir of possible themes and he has chosen something from it. It is also not totally original theme, there were some memorial tourneys in 1962 and 1994 dedicated to it, but it seems there is still considerable scope for originality in the field.



Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for orthodox helpmates of any length with at least one promoted piece in the diagram position.

Judge: Michal Dragoun (Czechia)

No fairy pieces and no fairy conditions are allowed. The tourney might be divided to multiple sections if enough problems are received and again, depending on the opinion of the judge.

Entries should be sent by email to juraj.lorinc@gmail.com before October 10th, 2013. 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 ortodoxne pomocne maty lubovolnej dlzky, v ktorych sa na diagrame vyskytuje aspon jedna premenene figura.


At CCM there is at least one example conforming to the theme. And it is indeed h#2 by our judge with promoted knight. Further special example files should follow in coming months.

Update 11.4.2013: Browsing through potential thematical examples has revealed h#2 by Jurij Gordian with two white queens showing Lacny cycle, published in 2000.


We had 58 problems competing in the tourney, submitted by 21 authors:
And here are the winners: the award by Michal Dragoun. Additionally we have special file with remarks to non-awarded problems and some comparison examples.

Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before February 3rd, 2014, please.

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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