My works 230 - 236

Now it's time to introduce new way of presenting my problems. As there is no use to repeat the problem already shown at CCM, in that case I will only remark its numbers from my papers, provide the link to the problem and add some comment and personal rating.

Karol Mlynka, Juraj Lörinc,10th Place 6th WCCT C 1.5.1998 - section G, Notes: 934 Sent: 230, fairy #2 can be found here.

I love this composition...

In 6th WCCT I was honoured by Slovak composers to take care of preparation of fairy problems in G section. I was collecting the problems, testing them, contacted the authors. I remember sending rather long explanation letter to one of our leading composers Ludovit Lacny who wasn't very friendly to fairy chess before. In WCCT he took 4th and 9th places in this section - I believe I helped it at least a bit...

One evening Karol Mlynka brought to our regular meeting the position showing the idea of change using white transmuting king on the basis of check-no check change and royal battery. It was slowly shaping into 4-fold Lacny cycle, but only after some search I found in the position the trick in set play 1...Sb3+ 2.Kc4# Sa5?? selfcheck. I was able to finish it into correct 4-fold Lacny then and brought to the next meeting. The play was a bit dry and thus I was happy when Karol found the extension with two thematical tries bringing two more threat paradoxes. So Karol Mlynka did the majority of the work, but my part was important too.

Personal rating: A.

Juraj Lörinc, 1st HM Lipskie Centrum Kultury C 1.9.1998, Notes: 826 Sent: 231, fairy #2 can be found here.

Of course, this twomover was one of "remaining" from WCCT. It is very easy to motivate carousel change with almost any fairy elements and thus I was simply trying what was possible with grasshopper, nightrider and transmuting king.

Personal rating: C.

Juraj Lörinc, 2nd Prize Lipskie Centrum Kultury C 1.9.1998, Notes: 909 Sent: 232, fairy #2 can be found here.

During preparation of WCCT entries I came across interesting mechanism to show cyclical themes like Lacny cycle or Shedey cycle only by changing guards of very far potential flights. As turned out, after publishing of WCCT results, I wasn't by far not the only one, e.g. first two winning problems did this. But the first working scheme that I've found used lions. That's why it was unsuitable for WCCT. Never mind, I said to myself that I had to add something to it if I'm no longer constrained by given fairy elements. Shedey cycle can be naturally completed by Salazar. It is very similar to my pioneer examples of le Grand and Kiss cycle blends, 3rd-4th Prize e. a. Lehen 70 C 31.12.1995 and 2nd Prize Probleemblad 1997, in theoretical algebraic meaning.

Personal rating: A.

Juraj Lörinc
275 Variant Chess 30 - 1998
1st Prize Variant Chess 1998
Notes: 883 Sent: 233

a) 1.Qf5 Gb3 2.Gg6 Ge1 3.Bg4 Gh6#

b) 1.G4e4 Ge7 2.Ghe2 Gf7 3.Rg4 Gf1#

I prepared this helpmate initially for Bunka 60 JT, 3 my problems made it into that award, they can be found here. I was surprised that this helpmate wasn't so lucky, but I think now I know the reason. It was revealed to me after sending the problem to Ronald Turnbull responsible for Variant Chess problem column. He agreed to publish it, but insisted that one of the mates isn't model, contrary to my words that I attached to the paper with helpmate. Only in that moment my author's blindness disappeared and I understood that e3 is blocked as well as guarded. But I wanted to have the model mates here as I knew that they surely will be important to Vladislav Bunka. A-ha...

But the problem itself isn't so bad - immobilization of black pieces in echo diagonal-orthogonal is in the spirit of 7th TT CCM. Analogy is really good, but the interplay between Black and White isn't especially strong. I saw that all and judge Hans Gruber made me happy by giving me the highest distinction.

Personal rating: B.

h#3 (5+12)
3+2 grasshopper
b) black Gg4

Juraj Lörinc
141 Quartz 9 - 1998
Notes: 942 Sent: 234

1.f6 (virtual mate Rxg7#) 2.Qxh7 (virtual mate Rxh7#) 3.Qxc2 4.Qxc3 (virtual mate Rg7#) 5.Qxg3 (virtual mate Rh7#) 6.Bb4 7.Bf8 8.d6! (antizugzwang - after any white move black has no mating move) 9.f7 10.Bg7 11.Qe1#

Antizugzwang position is simple, the point of the problem lies in the exchange of places of wQ and wB. Unusual for this genre, I think.

Personal rating: B.

ser-dr#11 non-stop (6+10)

Juraj Lörinc
2nd Prize 153rd TT Probleemlbad C 31.3.1999
Notes: 944 Sent: 235

1.Se4? th. 2.Bb4#
1...NEd6 2.NExe7#

1.NExe7! th. 2.Se4#
1...NExd6 2.Bb4#

Well, already during the creation of this twomover I knew some other twomovers showing Djurasevic cycle in this mechanism and thus there is nothing especially original in it. But it was in fact my very first problem for TT that required any problems with equihoppers and/or nonstop equihoppers. I liked very economical and nice position, but I didn't expect it to get the Prize... OK, judge liked it...

Personal rating: C.

#2 (6+3)
2+1 nonstop equihopper

Juraj Lörinc, 317 Pat a Mat 24 - April 1999, 1st Comm Pat a Mat 1998-1999, Notes: 925 Sent: 236, h#3 can be found here.

Since issue 23 of Pat a Mat I became responsible for helpmate section of it and during preparation of issue 24 I found out that I have no longer helpmate in queue. So I quickly composed one, inspired by WCCT theme (dual avoidance by bicolour line closing), I managed to include some white material annihilation too.

Personal rating: C.

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