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MatPlus.Net Forum Competitions 16th Romanian Tzuica Tourney
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(1) Posted by Vlaicu Crisan [Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 20:20]

16th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

Theme: hs#n/hs=n, at least at least three (stale)mates on the same square.
Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica
Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
Deadline: September 2nd by email, September 5th at Ohrid congress.
As usual, prizes in bottles of Tzuica.
More details: In the PDF document

Orthodox example:
Michel Caillaud
2nd Prize, TT Sant'Ambrogio 2010
(= 7+6 )

hs#3 3 solutions

1.Qb4 f1=B 2.Kd1 cxd3 3.Qd2+ Be2#
1.Rg1+ fxg1=S 2.Kc1 c3 3.Qc2+ Se2#
1.Re1 b4 2.Qe8 fxe1=R 3.Qe2+ Rxe2#

Fairy example:
Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
3rd Prize, 4th TT, Quartz 2002
(= 7+9 )

hs#2 Circe Madrasi 4 solutions

1.gxf8=Q Sc3 2.Qf3+ f1=Q#
1.gxf8=R Sd4 2.Rf4+ f1=R#
1.g8=B Sxg8(Bf1)+ 2.Bg2+ f1=B#
1.g8=S Bxg8(Sb1)+ 2.Sd2+ f1=S#
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 21:11]

So I collect from your examples that "n" (the number of moves) has no lower border, i.e. it does not have to be 4+ moves? Just for clarification.
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(3) Posted by Vlaicu Crisan [Monday, Aug 6, 2018 10:08]

There is no lower limit, indeed. However, as stated in the announcement the problem must be C+:
"All fairy pieces and conditions are accepted, provided that the problem is checked by a known solving program."

Good luck to all participants
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(4) Posted by Mario Parrinello [Monday, Aug 13, 2018 11:46]

A question to Vlaicu and Eric: in AntiCirce, do you consider thematic (=mates on the same square) the capture related square (for example multiple captures on the same square) or the rebirth one?
Thank you!
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(5) Posted by Eric Huber [Monday, Aug 13, 2018 15:50]

For our theme of mates on the same square, we consider as thematic the "final destination" square.
For example in AntiCirce, the rebirth square is the square to be considered for the realization of the theme (and not the square where the capture takes place).

The same observation applies to other conditions such as Take&Make or AntiSuperCirce.
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(6) Posted by Mario Parrinello [Monday, Aug 13, 2018 16:04]

Thanks, Eric!
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(7) Posted by Eric Huber [Friday, Sep 7, 2018 21:10]

The results of the tourney were announced this afternoon in Ohrid during the prize-giving ceremony.
38 entries participated to the tourney. Below the list of awarded problems, with position of the Kings.

The full award will be sent to all participants tomorrow and will be published on our blog on this page:

Orthodox Section

Prize 30 - Petko Petkov (c2/g6)
Honourable Mention 31 - Petko Petkov (c5/h4)
Commendation 8 - Menachem Witztum & Emmanuel Navon (d4/b6)

Fairy Section

1st Prize 32 - Petko Petkov (h1/b7)
2nd Prize 21 - Franz Pachl & Michael Barth (d2/c5)
3rd Prize 36 - Georgy Evseev & Boris Shorokhov (b7/c2)

1st Honourable Mention 14 - Mario Parrinello (f8/a1)
2nd Honourable Mention 22 - Mario Parrinello (h2/a4)
3rd Honourable Mention 23 - Dmitri Turevski (d5/b1)

1st Commendation 33 - Cornel Păcurar (d3/c4)
2nd Commendation 1 - Karol Mlynka (a1/d1)
3rd Commendation 35 - Ladislav Packa, Emil Klemanič, Ladislav Salai jr. & Michal Dragoun (d5/e4)
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(8) Posted by Eric Huber [Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 17:29]

The award is published on our blog on this page:
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(9) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 19:00]

The link does not seem to work (for me at least)
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(10) Posted by Eric Huber [Sunday, Sep 9, 2018 01:54]; edited by Eric Huber [18-09-09]

Which link?
[ Edit: maybe if you add an 's' to http it will work?
On my Chrome browser both links work fine.]

By the way, the award has been updated with the new version of Petko's problem as he mentioned here:
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(11) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Monday, Sep 10, 2018 19:49]

This link does not work for me. Anyway I got the award copy from Raju.
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(12) Posted by Eric Huber [Monday, Sep 10, 2018 21:02]

This link does not work for me. Anyway I got the award copy from Raju.

That is strange, because the file property on Google Drive is "Anyone with the link can view".
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