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(1) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:22]

marianka 2014

the 6th international chess composition festival will take place at marianka, slovakia, from saturday august 30 till wednesday september 3, 2014.

the berne congress participants can simply continue the trip for marinka festival.
there are daily five train connections berne-zerich-vienna-bratislava, and also frequent flights from zuerich to vienna.

more information at:
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(2) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 19:21]

We have a growing list of participants on

The theme of the fairy composing tourney (to be announced on the August 30th, to be closed on the Septembet 2nd) is already prepared. It will be open also to emailing authors.

Lectures are among the most important programme parts every year. If you would like to give a lecture in Marianka, please, contact me.
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(3) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 13:36]

a more detailed piece of information:

1. accommodation.
if you are thinking of attending the marianka festival, we recommend you to register soon. the number of participants is rapidly growing last days.

2. composing and solving tourneys.
traditionally there will be 4 short composing tourney (4 days) plus one longer (30 days).
one orthodox and one fairy solving.

3. lectures.
at this moment there are already 5 lectures registered.
we plan to record them and then to publish on internet.
the participants are encouraged either to read a lecture or just to show one "my composition". contact juraj if you plan to do so:

4. evening films.
the list will be published later, but i can make you sure at least two of them will be unusual and great. (i have seen them recently and have immediately chosen!)

looking forward to see you in marianka:
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(4) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 09:45]

The above mentioned 30-day tourney was just announced:

Open to anyone, for any problems with supertransmuting king.
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(5) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 02:41]

The quick fairy TT Marianka C 2.9.2014 was just announced at
It is open to anyone, submissions personally in Marianka or by e-mail are allowed.
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(6) Posted by Eugene Rosner [Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 19:09]

so which movies were shown?!!
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(7) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Friday, Sep 5, 2014 13:24]

here they are:

Panique au village(2000)

Doubt (2008)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

and of course, as a traditional starter:
Geri's Game (1997)'s_Game
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(8) Posted by Eugene Rosner [Friday, Sep 5, 2014 14:24]

My whole family loved Budapest-we've seen it twice!! GREAT cinema! "Don't flirt with her!"
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(9) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 21:54]

The award of fairy TT is available at
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(10) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Monday, Nov 17, 2014 17:41]

Awards of all theme tourneys from Marianka 2014 are available:
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(11) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Friday, Jan 16, 2015 21:11]

the first published lecture - juraj brabec speaks about the late ludo lehen:
(hopefully the other ones will follow soon...)
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(12) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Friday, Jan 23, 2015 15:34]

the bulletin is published:
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(13) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Monday, Mar 9, 2015 22:26]

it took a while, but now the lectures are published.
below you find the list of subjects and link to the video.
enjoy... and yes, if you wish to give a lecture this year, you are most welcome!

01 - Ladislav Salai jr.: Goddess Caissa was frowning over 15 years

02 - James Quah: Set-play in the Swiss theme

03 - Ladislav Packa: Two joke problems

04 - Juraj Brabec: Memories of Ľudo Lehen

05 - Juraj Brabec: The economy of resources in the construction of chess composition

06 - Bedrich Formánek: Photos of chess composers

07 - Michal Dragoun: FTOTF (Fairy threemovers OTF)

08 - Ľudovít Lačný: About two compositions

09 - Abdelaziz Onkoud: Technique de construction: Ajout des demi-coups dans les aidés

10 - Juraj Lörinc: Help retractors

11 - Ladislav Salai jr.: H#2 and emigration

12 - Peter Gvozdják: Orthodox and fairy twomover from the Spišská borovička 2014
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(14) Posted by Eugene Rosner [Friday, Mar 13, 2015 04:48]

please forgive my ignorance. I'm looking at the 1st of two problems Lacny gave in his lecture and I couldn't completely understand your excellent translation due to the level of noise. Some questions:
1.what is composer, date and award of this problem?
2.unprovided check in set, and try and key take a flight to show I believe, the Odessa theme?
3.did Ludo care for this problem?
4.did Pachman make Ludo feel uncomfortable about crowded positions or did Ludo dismiss this?
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(15) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 12:26]

thanks for you interest!

1. ludovit lacny is author of the problems, they were shown as originals at the marianka lecture.
have a look at the festival bulletin:
or download:
on pp43-44 you will find the diagrams.

2. yes.
unprovided check only in LL01. this has been corrected in LL02.
flight taking keys remained.

3. not at all.

4. ludo is always laughing when someone speaks about "crowded" (or contrary "airy") positions.
completely out of importance for him.
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(16) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 17:52]; edited by seetharaman kalyan [15-03-15]

" ludo is always laughing when someone speaks about "crowded" (or contrary "airy") positions.
completely out of importance for him."
Indeed they are superficial elements, like pawnless position. Content should be sole criterion for judging problems.

Added later:

Perhaps I was generalising too much. As some of my friends point out, the physical appearance of a problem also appeals to many, especially solvers, who are also an important reason for the existence of our community !
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