9th TT Chess Composition Microweb C 17.6.2002

One of main goals of CCM is to promote fairy chess, even among newcomers to chess composition or strictly orthodox composers if they find way to this site. Our previous thematical tourneys weren't aimed in this direction, their themes were e.g. change of defence motives in 5th TT, antibattery mates in 6th TT, mates by hopping pieces over enemies in 7th TT, Grimshaw in fairy problem in 8th TT. This all sounds very technically... and although their winning works are regularly very good compositions, they are often too complicated. So here we are with something really different...


Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for "popular" fairy problems using either only one type of fairy pieces (e.g. grasshoppers, nightriders, leos, locusts, ...) or only one fairy condition (e.g. Circe, Patrol chess, Andernach chess, Madrasi ...). Popular means that the problem should show some strong idea that catches the eye and provokes positive emotions, so that the problem can be used in some way for the promotion of fairy chess. (That's the reason why only one fairy element is allowed, too many fairy elements tend to repel, you know.) The stipulation is free.

Judge: Václav Kotesovec (Czechia).

Prizes: 3 books Slovensky vyber.

Entries should be sent by email to juraj.lorinc@bigfoot.com before June 17th 2002. (or possibly by snail mail to Juraj Lörinc, ul. CSA 333/27, 018 41 DUBNICA NAD VAHOM, Slovakia, but e-mail is preferred). The award will be published at Chess Composition Microweb.

Please, let know your friends about our competition!


As the theme is by no means precisely defined, judging will require a lot of experience. That's the reason for choosing Václav as the judge, he is one of people able to compare problems of very different nature thanks to his own composing interests that are very wide.

CCM showing now almost 2000 chess problems contains also a lot of thematical examples for our 9th TT. The inexactness of theme definition means that not all following examples, commented as I see them, can be accepted by some people and the views can be very different. So look at them, if you want, express your opinion, send me other problems that are worth noting, let yourself be inspired and compete in 9th TT CCM. :-)

Fairy direct mates

Fairy helpmates

Fairy selfmates

Other fairy problems

Special example files


Many thanks to mr. Václav Kotesovec for his very quickly prepared, knowledgeable and comprehensible award. We had 40 problems competing, it is unusually high number. The tourney was very successful thanks to the following authors that submitted their compositions:
And here are the winners:
Award by Václav Kotesovec

Here are the comments of judge to non-awarded entries and comparison problems.

Send any claims against this award to Juraj Lörinc before October 31st 2002, please.

As no claims were received, the award becomes final.

Again many thanks to everyone who helped tourney success in whichever way. We also invite you to take part in already 10th TT Chess Composition Microweb.

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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