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(1) Posted by Paul Raican [Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 07:20]

Quartz online

The well known Quartz magazine is now visible online at The last issue has three judgments.
I have to thank Cornel Pacurar for hosting. Have fun!
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Aug 24, 2012 05:18]

Many thanks!

Is it possible for you to make a single PDF instead of multiple files?
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(3) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Friday, Aug 24, 2012 18:14]

I have created single PDF files for the issues 36/2011 and 37/2012.

If Paul does not mind, I can upload them and post the links here.
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(4) Posted by Paul Raican [Monday, Aug 27, 2012 10:15]

Not yet, please. Some corrections in Quartz37 must be added.
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(5) Posted by Paul Raican [Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 09:35]

Quartz 37/Aug2012 is now corrected and Quartz38/Feb2013 is just posted at
Thanks for hosting, Cornel!
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(6) Posted by Vlaicu Crisan [Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 11:22]

Quartz 44/2017 is now online here:

- Exchange between Q and K in proof games
- Checkmate proof games with unspecified pieces
- Award of TT10 Quartz
- Glasgow Chess
- Launching TT11 Quartz
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(7) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 20:44]

Please, one question about the 11th TT: Glasgow chess with promotions of pawns on the 7th/2th rank is often extended to Glasgow Circe, where the also rebirth squares are shifted to 6th&7th/3rd&2nd ranks. I think, if pawn promotions are thorn into mix, this would be clearly in line with tourney demand. But what about Glasgow Circe problems where no promotions actually occur?
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(8) Posted by Vlaicu Crisan [Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 15:48]

Definition of Glasgow Chess: Pawns are promotes on their seventh (white) or second (black) rank instead of the eight or first.

The tourney has two sections:
a) fairy problems;
b) retro problems.
In both sections, combinations with other genres, fairy units, are allowed, but Vielväterstellung problems are not allowed.

So, to answer to your questions:
1. The Glasgow version with promotions on 6th / 3rd ranks are not accepted.
2. Problems with no promotions are accepted.
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(9) Posted by Joost de Heer [Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 17:54]

Juraj doesn't ask for promotions on the 6th rank, but for shifted rebirth squares (e.g. the black queen is reborn on d7, not d8).
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(10) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 19:44]

Yes. If white promotes on seventh rank, where does a captured white fairy piece reappear? 7th or 8th rank?
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(11) Posted by François Labelle [Monday, Dec 25, 2017 17:33]

In Popeye, I know two ways where GlasgowChess can affect a game even if the game has no promotion:
- In Circe GlasgowChess, captured fairy pieces reappear on their 7th rank.
- In Sentinelles GlasgowChess, sentinels appear on non-promotion ranks, so on ranks 1,3,4,5,6,8.

I've copied both of these behaviors in Jacobi.

I think that Juraj Lörinc is talking about something which doesn't exist in Popeye, but if it were it would be called "Circe Glasgow" (with traditional name "GlasgowCirce").

This feels a lot like the difference between Circe EinsteinChess and Circe Einstein. Technically, Circe Einstein isn't an extension of EinsteinChess, so keeping the same logic, I don't think that Circe Glasgow would be an extension of GlasgowChess. "Circe Glasgow" is a Circe variant and the only power of Circe variants is to modify the rebirth process; promotions would still occur on the 8th rank. To get both effects one would need to combine Circe Glasgow with GlasgowChess.
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