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|Monday, Dec 31, 2012 18:50|
Award: Mark Ridley 50 JT (Fairy Kings)A New Year desert for fairy chess fans: results of Mark Ridley 50 Jubilee Tourney:
Those who are not so familiar to Fairy Kings can learn more from Mark's article:
|Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 13:02|
Rating List CorrectedThere was a small correction in the October 1st Rating List. No dramatic changes, only solvers who took part in both competitions in Kobe (Open and WCSC) have in average about one point higher rating.
Interestingly, the difference between 1st and 2nd place (Evseev and Murdzia) is now only 0.3 points - the smallest gap ever??
|Monday, Sep 24, 2012 12:15|
A new chess problem book
from "Chess Informant"!
|Friday, May 25, 2012 17:01|
Results of the 8th BPCF 2012The bulletin of the 8th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 2012 is now available in the DL Archive.
Here is a direct link to it:
http://www.milanvel.net/pub/Belgrade_2012.pdf (574 Kb).
|Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 03:10|
The 8th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival
(May 11th–13th 2012)The Festival, organized by the Serbian Chess Problemists Society, will take place from 11th till 13th May 2012, as announced last Summer. The main event is the Open Solving Championship of Serbia (May 12th–13th, WCSC system, Directors: Gligor & Ivan Denkovski). The list of qualifiers from Serbia is completed, while all solvers from other countries will be welcome.
The traditional Internet composing tourney (BIT 2012) will be held in two groups: A) Direct mate in two (#2), B) Helpmate in two (h#2). The themes were suggested by the judges Marjan Kovačević and Živko Janevski, with one month for composing: April 5th – May 5th 2012. There will be mini-lectures (May 11th-12th), and additional contents.
The Director of the BIT 2012 is Branislav Đurašević (email@example.com), and the contact person for the participants of BPCF 2012 is Marjan Kovačević (firstname.lastname@example.org). Those who take part in the solving tourney, and at least one composing tourney, could compete for the Overall Winner of the Festival. The points will be given according to the following scales:
Open Solving Championship: 1st Place – 17 points, 2nd 13 points, 3rd 10 points, 4th 8 points, 5th 7 points, 6th 6 points, 7th 5 points, 8th 4 points, 9th 3 points, 10th 2 points, lower places – 1 point.
Composing in each group of BIT: 1st Place – 13 points, 2nd 10 points, 3rd 8 points, 4th 7 points, 5th 6 points, 6th 5 points, 7th 4 points, 8th 3 points, 9th 2 points, lower places in the award – 1 point.
The highest possible number of points is 43 (17+13+13)
The announcement of BIT 2012 theme tourneys:
|Monday, Feb 27, 2012 17:52|
Mat Plus 42 Is PrintedA cold and snowy winter brought the unpredictable difficulties and delayed the technical realization of this issue, but finally Mat Plus 42 is out.
120 pages, over 540 diagrams.
Awards In Informal Tourneys Of Mat Plus
- Retros 2009 (judge Thierry le Gleuher)
- Helpmates Twomovers 2010 (judge Ioannis Kalkavouras)
Odette Vollenweider: Thank Tou Andrej Lobusov! (an Homage)
David Shire: The Twomovers Of Chris Reeves
Dragan Stojnić: Mihailo Stojnić – A Brilliant Scientist And Chess Problemist
Živko Janevski: Paradoxical White Correction Theme
Dragan Stojnić: New Possibilities In Đurašević Theme
Per Olin: The Frustration Of Sherlock Holmes
Costachel TT – Strategia 1936
Milan Velimirović: More “Soul Mates”
Milan Velimirović: Pape Theme
Award of “Danka Petkova – 90” Memorial Tourney (judge Petko. A. Petkov)
|Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 14:49|
MatPlus.Net Jubilee Tourneys - Judging Starts Today!The tourneys are now closed and members who are willing to do it can now take part as judges. Just select the tourney from the "make your award!" list below the menu on the left-hand side. The tourneys will be open for judging two months, until the January 21st 2012.
You can find the reminder about the themes here:
The compsers' response was below the most pessimistic expectations:
Group A - 11 entries
Group B - 7 entries
Group C - 10 entries
Group D - 27 entries
Group E - 3 entries
It's better to abstain from any further comment about the low quantity, let's hope that it was compensated with good quality - but it's up to you to estimate.
|Friday, Oct 14, 2011 18:47|
Reminder: Closing dates
We remind you that October 31st is the closing date for all currently running contests:
- MatPlus.Net jubilee tourneys. The response for groups B (threemovers) and C (selfmate threemovers) is still not satisfactory despite the relatively unconstrained themes.
- Costachel TT. There are complete lists from 5 members by now. Quite a few other members have done the marking and commenting and it will be wonderful if they finish the job in next two weeks. All of you who completed the judgment will receive a copy of Mat Plus with printed award!
Thank you in advance!
|Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 19:18|
Solving Show from Jesi - Live!(Update)
The winner of the Solving Show is John Nunn - see The Journal...
|Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 02:39|
Mat Plus Issue 41 Is Out!
|Mat Plus 41 has just been printed and shipped today to everybody except to the recipients|
who are on the participiants list of the 54th WCCC which starts on Saturday. They will receive their copies in Jesi.
Awards In Informal Tourneys Of Mat Plus
Threemovers 2008 (judge Darko Šaljić)
Twomovers 2009 (judge Dragan Stojnić)
Helpmates In Three And More Moves (judge Christopher Jones)
The 7th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival
The 7th Belgrade Internet Tourneys
Group A – Twomovers, (judge Dragan Stojnić)
Group B – Helpmate Twomovers (judge Fadil Abdurahmanović)
List of Participants
Fadil Abdurahmanović: Basic Relations Between Pieces
Michel Caillaud: Nikolai Beluhov – The Rising Star
Successive Twins – Tasks And Curiosities
Branislav Đurašević: Successive Twins (Part 1)
Dragan Stojnić: Successive Twins (Part 2)
Milan Velimirović: “J’adoube”
Dragan Stojnić: En Passant Key In Chess Problems (Part 4)
Matplus.Net: Best Bytes
Index of Names
Index of Terms
112 pages, 360 diagrams.