duminică, 28 mai 2017

''Gravure'' 2017

    We are pleased to announce the tourney: «Gravure-2017». 
The goals are: 
- popularization of problems with 8-10 pieces
- popularization of following components of solution: difficulty, depth, beauty. Sections of the tourney: #2, #3, #4-12, Studies, H#1½-2, 2½-3, 3½-6, S#3-12, HS#2-4 (fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed). Each composer can send no more than three compositions in every section (including joint).  Chief Judge is Igor Agapov (Russia). The last date for sending the compositions is July 01, 2017 via e-mail: gravure64@mail.ru
     Recommendations for the preparation of compositions (important): 
- send problems and studies in format DOC (not PGN, not PDF); 
- use the notation KQRBS or the chess font «Ches» for writing solutions; - use the chess font «Good Companions» for drawing diagrams; 
     For working with said fonts it is comfortable to use the program Olive.

joi, 25 mai 2017

Jubilee tourneys:

 Islam Kazimov – 65 JT, 2017 (#2, #3)  The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces an International Composing  “Islam Kazimov – 65”' jubilee tournament for twomovers and threemovers (free theme).  Judge: #2, #3 - Araz Almammadov (Azerbaijan). 
Send to tournament director: Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan) vidadi_zamanov@mail.ru 
Closing date: 31. 05. 2017. The award – 2017. 

Suleyman Abdullayev – 50 JT, 2017 (#2 - Miniature) 
The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces an International Composing 
Suleyman Abdullayev – 50”' jubilee tournament for miniature twomovers (free theme). 
#2 - Judge: Suleyman Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) . Send to tournament director: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) abdullaev-elmar@bk.ru 
Closing date: 31. 05. 2017. The award - 2017. 

 Agshin Masimov - 55 JT, 2017 (Studies)  The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces an International Composing  “Agshin Masimov - 55”' jubilee tournament for studies (free theme).  Prize: 1st prize- book Ilham Aliev “My Chess Creative Work”. Books for local composers. 
Judge: Agshin Masimov (Azerbaijan). Send (please PGN) to tournament director: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)  abdullaev-elmar@bk.ru  Closing date: 31. 05. 2017. The award - 2017. 

 Samir Badalov - 55 MT, 2017 (Studies)  (13.02.1962- 25.08.2011) 
The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces an International Composing “Samir Badalov-55 MT”' memorial tournament for studies (free theme). 
Prize: 100$ (50$, 30$, 20$).  Judge: Muradkhan Muradov (Azerbaijan). 
Send (please PGN) to tournament director: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)  abdullaev-elmar@bk.ru 
Closing date: 31. 05. 2017. The award – 2017. 

Concurs Jubiliar  "Aleksey Ivunin - 70"
Secțiuni: h # 1,5-2; h # 2,5-3; h # 3,5-4; h # 4,5-n. Soluție completă și comentarii trimise la adresa de e-mail ivunin@bk.ru . Termenul de trimitere - cel târziu la 1 iulie 2017.

Jurgen Stigter-64 Jubilee Tourney
To celebrate the special 64th chess birthday of Jurgen Stigter, the famous chess book collector and former president of ARVES, a composing tourney for endgame studies is announced. 
Theme: free Maximum 2 entries per composer are allowed. Closing date: August 13, 2017
The provisional award will be published in "EG" early 2018.  Three money prizes in powers of 2, courtesy the jubilant, will be awarded: First prize:  512 Euros; Second Prize:  256 Euros; Third prize: 128 Euros and special prizes of 64 Euros. Honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded as well.  Judge: Yochanan Afek Tourney director: Luc Palmans.   Send your original entries only in a PGN format by e-mail to:  palmans.luc@skynet.be  not later than August 13th 2017. 

duminică, 21 mai 2017

Andrey Selivanov - 50 JT

The Russian Chess Federation and the magazine “Chess composition” are announcing the chess composition competition dedicated to the semicentenary jubilee of Andrey Selivanov, the Vice-President of the Russian Chess Federation, in six sections:
- Twomovers (#2);
- Threemovers (#3);
- Moremovers (#4-7);
- Studies (+-; =);
- Helpmate problems (h#3-7);
- Selfmate problems (s#3-7).
The judge of all the sections is the anniversary celebrant. The prizes ascertained are books, certificates of recognition and honourable mentions. The original medals and diplomas are ascertained for the winners in all the sections. At-most-three compositions including joint are possible. Please send the compositions to Boris Shorokhov, the director of the competition, on the e-mail bbs64@mail.ru not later than July 9, 2017 (annotated “A. Selivanov is 50”) with home address.
Please send your compositions as DOC (not PGN).
The considerations of the compositions are the following (not compulsory): the type for diagrams is GoodCompanion, for notation – Ches or by the English transcription KQRBS. The results will be published on the web-site www.selivanov.ru and edited in the separate brochure in December 2017.

sâmbătă, 6 mai 2017

Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017 (#2, h#2, hs#Max 2.5)

Thematic Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017 are announced in three groups:
#2. Judge: Marjan Kovačević;
h#2. Judge: Miodrag Mladenović;
hs#Max 2.5, 2 sol. Judges: participants of Belgrade Problem Chess Festival.
No more than one problem (single or joint) from the author in every group.
Closing date: May 23, 2017
 Download the full announcement with themes and examples(pdf, 483 KB)

miercuri, 19 aprilie 2017

"Valentin Lukyanov - 70" MT

The magazine "Problemist of Ukraine" announces the tourney in memoriam of Valentin Lukyanov
One section: #2. Theme is free.
Judge: Valery Shanshin
Send entries to the judge nihsnash@mail.ru
Closing date: August 1, 2017

marți, 18 aprilie 2017

"Puiu Popescu - 70" JT 2017

#2  -  formal  composing tourney, free theme, fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed, maximum number of entries per compose: 5.  Judge: Emmanuel Manolas (Greece).  Closing date:  December  31, 2017Entries to Dan-Constantin Gurgui via e-mail:  www_chessplayer_ro@yahoo.com  All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.   Award will be published on the “e4 e5” magazine. All participants will receive the award by e-mail.

vineri, 3 martie 2017

"Jozef Taraba - 70" Memorial Tourney - 2017

Direct twomovers.
Theme: Taraba´s line combinations.
Judge: Karol Mlynka.
Director: Ján Golha, Lúky 1231/89, 952 01 Vráble, Slovakia, e-mail: goja@goja.sk
Deadline: November 26th, 2017.
 Taraba´s line combinations: The tries are refuted because a white unit has given up its
ambush position required for a compensatory line opening.
Examples from Udo Degener´s Albrecht collection: