My works 276 - 283

Juraj Lörinc, Comm 3rd TT CCM C 16.10.1999, Notes: 983 Sent: 276, fairy #2 can be found here.

6th WCCT showed that transmuting kings are VERY suitable for twomovers with changes, as it is possible to change guards on the whole board. This my tourney was however running long before the results of WCCT were known and in fact both Michel Caillaud (who was by chance WCCT judge!) and me were experimenting. In this problem I set to myself the idea to show Lacny cycle with black Rex Solus. During the work on the scheme I discovered the possibility of adding one more phase with two changed mates. So, why not?

Personal rating: C.

Juraj Lörinc, Michel Caillaud, 1st-2nd HM e.a. 3rd TT CCM C 16.10.1999, Notes: 987 Sent: 277, fairy #2 can be found here.

Already during WCCT entries preparation I discovered the 3 rook scheme with far flights packed into 3x3 square that can be well guarded by rose making different keys. But I used some lions and that part of the scheme was simply ugly. After announcement of 3rd TT CCM Michel Caillaud contacted me and I sent him this my idea. He quickly cut all meat to the bone and sent me back this clear position. Yes, it has much in common with two problems from WCCT showing complete Shedey cycle, compare to 2nd Place 6th WCCT and 1642 Cyclone 2000, but the motivation is based purely on guards.

Personal rating: C.

Juraj Lörinc, Michel Caillaud, 1st-2nd HM e.a. 3rd TT CCM C 16.10.1999, Notes: 988 Sent: 278, fairy #2 can be found here.

The story continues. Michel discovered it is possible to make also complete Lacny cycle, substituting the threat by blocking of far potential flight. In my opinion this version is more original as there was no complete Lacny cycle in WCCT.

Personal rating: B.

Juraj Lörinc
2nd Comm 3rd TT Quartz C 1.12.1999
Notes: 992 Sent: 279

1.Gf2? zz
1...Gb2 2.Qa2(Ka1)#
1...Gd2 2.Qc2(Kc1)#
1...Gxg2=w 2.Qe2(Ke1)#

1.Gh2! zz
1...Gb2 2.Qc2(Kc1)#
1...Gd2 2.Qe2(Ke1)#
1...Gxg2=w 2.Qa2(Ka1)#
(1...RHh3=w 2.Qh1(Kg1)#)

This TT asked for the problems in Republican chess that I like. So I composed a few problems, but unfortunately I had not enough inspiration to pretend to higher distinctions. Here there 5 fairy elements and although they all contribute to the problem, e.g. rookhopper is present mostly to achieve correct miniature setting.

Personal rating: D.

#2 (5+2)
Vertical cylindric board, Volages, Republican chess
1+1 grasshopper, 0+1 rookhopper

Juraj Lörinc
Problemas 2000
Notes: 995 Sent: 280

1...f4 2.Re5#

1.Sd6! zz
1...Sd2 2.Rc1# (Rd1?)
1...Sa3 2.Rd1# (Rc1?)
1...Sc1 2.Ra6# (Ra3?)
1...Sb4 2.Ra3# (Ra6?)
1...f4 2.Rd5#

I composed this simple fairy twomover as a new example for 4th TT CCM, judged by me and asking for mates by patrolling a unit that already aims at bK, but doesn't check as it isn't patrolled. Simultaneously it was intended as a simple illustrative problem showing Patrol chess possibilities and Olivier Ronat included it in his article in Problemas.You can find two dual avoidance pairs and together 5 thematical mates.

Personal rating: C.

#2 (6+6)
Patrol chess

Juraj Lörinc
Jozef Barani

1187 The Ural Problemist 23 - 2000
6th HM The Ural Problemist 2000
Notes: 948 Sent: 281

1.Gg7 Ke3 2.Sfg8 Gd3 3.Sf6 Gd8#

1.Gh7 Kc4 2.Shg8 Gc5 3.Rh6 Gf8#

Again a composition that would be thematical in some TT CCM, this one in 7th TT CCM, that was dedicated to mates by hopping pieces over enemy immobilised units. This is in fact the main theme of the problem, knights at g8 are obstructed. There are some more unifying elements and as a whole, it is not bad work. It appeared as a result of my work for Pat a Mat - one of Slovak beginners, Jozef, sent me a bunch of problems that were cooked, technically poor and mostly lacking any deeper idea. Mostly, but there was one h# with grasshoppers that contained solution with obstruction. So I doubled and finished it.

Personal rating: B.

h#3 (3+12)
2+3 grasshopper

Juraj Lörinc, 1st HM Mat-64 2000, Notes: 967 Sent: 282, s#2 can be found here.

I composed this s#2 originally for Wola Gulowska 1999, but I unintentionally exchanged Qd1 and Re1 during writing the position on the paper, what resulted in cruel refutation of intention: 1...Qxg3! So I published in just started column, whose selfmate tourney turned out to be very interesting (see above link, scroll for whole award).

Personal rating: C.

Emil Klemanic
Juraj Lörinc

Cyclone 2000
Notes: 982 Sent: 283

1...Se4 2.Rd3# (Qc5? Ke5!, Rxe4??)
1...Sd3 2.Qc5# (Re4? Kxe4!)
1...Sxd7(pd2) 2.Re4# (Qc5? Sxc5(Qd1)!)

1.Bf5! th. 2.LIf2#
1...Se4 2.Qc5# (Rd3? Kxd3!)
1...Sd3 2.Re4# (Qc5? Kc3!, Rxd3??)
1...Sxd7(pd2) 2.Rd3# (Qc5? Sxc5(Qd1)!)

This perfect (although a good deal symmetrical) mechanism was found by Emil and he sent it to me among other schemes to look at it - and I managed to finish it. Note the dual avoidances based on unguarding of e5 and c3, they are very fine. As the problem was finished in the time when Peter Gvozdják was preparing his book Cyclone and we both, Emil and me, are Peter's friends, we agreed to include is as an original in it.

Personal rating: C.

#2* (13+7)
1+0 lion, 4+2 rook lion

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