It's been a tradition for years now : French chess problem enthusiasts organise their Christmas tournament.
This year the theme is Isardam chess (see definition below).
Send your entries to director Axel Gilbert (me !), email address : email@example.com
Closing date : jan 15th 2011 midnight (French time = GMT+1 !)
Two sections :
Retro : judge is Eric Pichouron
Non-retro : judge is Michel Caillaud
The results will be given at the ISC, 23th Jan. 2011 - and a little bit later over the internet.
Isardam : all moves that lead to a "Madrasi paralysis" are forbidden, ie : a move is illegal if it leaves a piece threatening an opposite piece of the same kind. This includes taking the opponent's king.
Other conditions and fairy pieces are allowed.
Note that retro problems are unlikely to be C+ so Eric will have a hard time trying to cook every entry ; therefore he says that "retro problem with additional conditions will be less valorized if the solver is not enthusiastic about them!"