Spisska Borovicka - 25th theme tourney C 26.9.2013

Peter Gvozdják announces his 25th thematical tourney Spisska Borovicka, competition for all kinds of original problems in 2 moves (#2, =2, h#2, s#2, r=2 etc...). Twins, more solutions, promoted pieces and also all kinds of fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed.

The following theme is required:

At least one defence or refutation is played on the same square as the threat.

(In the example below, both types of defence would be thematic: a direct move to the square, as well as the anticirce placement of a unit to the thematic square.)

Important: only computer-tested (C+) problems will be accepted.

The judge: Peter Gvozdják.

There are two ways of entering:
  1. You could send the entry by e-mail to Peter Gvozdják at peter.gvozdjak@gmail.com. In that case the entry should be received latest on September 16, 2013.
  2. You could also give your problems at Batumi congress personally to Peter Gvozdják. In that case he should have received your entry before Thursday September 26th, 2013, 8.00 P.M.

(Tourney is open for anyone, material prizes for congress participants only.)
Miodrag Mladenovic
3rd HM The Problemist 2005-II

1.Bf8? th. 2.Sd8# A
1...Bd8 a 2.Kxh2(Ke1)# B
1...Qxf8(Qd8) b 2.Sf8# C

1.Qd8! th. 2.Sf8# C
1...Bxd8(Bf8) a 2.Sd8# A
1...Qf8 b 2.Kxh2(Ke1)# B

In the example all given defences in both try and solutions are thematical (threats and placements of pieces on the threat squares are underlined). Moreover, the example shows the Shedey cycle, but it is important to emphasize that this year cyclic requirement is not given as a part of Spisska Borovicka theme.

#2 (9+15)

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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