Award in SuperProblem - 2019 Informal Tourney | Helpmates

Итоги годового конкурса SuperProblem - 2019 | Коопматы

Published: March 12th, 2021
Опубликовано: 12 марта 2021

Section h#2 | Раздел h#2

I thank the SuperProblem’s helpmate director and editor Vitaly Medintsev for inviting me to judge the 2019 informal tourney of this prestigious website whose numerous and quickly completed informal and formal tourneys raised new standards in the problem chess world. In the light of such promptness, I hope that my award does not come too late.

During 2019 the following 72 helpmates in two moves (plus 3 versions) were published: 715, 716, 718 (718a), 719, 720, 721, 727, 729 (729a), 735, 739 (739a), 741, 746, 751, 752, 753, 754, 760, 763, 768, 769, 771, 772, 773, 775, 776, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 787, 789, 793, 797, 801, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 814, 816, 817, 818, 819, 822, 824, 826, 827, 828, 837, 840, 841, 842, 845, 846, 848, 849, 850, 853, 854, 861, 863, 864, 866, 867, 868, 870, 871 and 872. No. 868 was withdrawn from the competition, so 71 helpmates (+ 3 versions) remained for judging.

In making the award I was guided by qualitative criteria relating to the problems’ content and/or form (thematic unity and/or intensity of play, or interplay between black and white pieces; strategic richness, economical and/or aesthetic presentation in well-constructed settings etc.) and originality, as well as quantitative criteria (by paying due attention to the wealth of solutions or other phases, and yet noting that sometimes more quantity unfortunately leads to less quality). Problems with banal or non-matching play, poor use of pieces, repetition of moves, heavy twinning and various shortcomings and imperfections were not considered for the award or were downgraded, but the assessment significantly depended on the overall impression. For example, a heavy twinning can be excused or tolerated in a multi-twin problem, particularly if the content is strategic and/or thematically strong and unified, while the same shortcoming can be less tolerable in a simple two-phase problem.

In spite of my opinion that the quality of about half of the participating problems ranged from poor to modest and that therefore it was rather easy to decide not to include them in the preliminary award, I think that the tourney’s level is quite good because, after meticulous analysis of the remaining problems, I realized than many of them matched the traditionally high standard of SuperProblem, while a number of otherwise fine problems could have been more successful in another tourney of a lower quality. The list of entries is far too big to allow me to give elaborated reasons for all of them, yet I find necessary to provide comments on several non-honoured problems:

  • E720 (J. Csák) has a nice play on the same squares at black second (B2) moves and white second (W2) moves, but three out of four moves are diagonally symmetrical and this symmetry decreases the overall impression.
  • E753 and E781 (K. Velikhanov) try to “break a new ground” in the generally exhausted h#-field by introducing a theme based on repetition of B1 moves, which is commendable from the view point of novelty, but not inspiring and satisfactory from the view point of artistry.
  • E787 (Y. Gorbatenko) would have been honoured if it weren’t for the similar problem by V. Medintsev, 2nd Pr. Varenikov – 90 MT 2014 (yacpdb/372049) whose dual avoidance is replaced by adding another pinning and thus double pin mates in E787.
  • E822 (M. Dragoun) shows two pairs of solutions which are unified by captures of black units in each white move, but such moves seem brutal and thus not very attractive. In addition, E822 is inferior to the admittedly different h#2 with 6 solutions and 3 direct wQ mates + 3 wP/wQ battery mates which was composed by Michal, too (Šachová skladba 2011, E102 in FIDE Album 2010-2012, yacpdb/393361)

The originality of the entries was on a satisfactory level, owing to the careful editorial work of Vitaly Medintsev whose notes and links to a number of similar problems were helpful in the course of drafting the judgment. I did not notice many novelties capable of altering my impression that the helpmate genre and notably its shortest stipulation is “exhausted” to a considerable extent, but that does not necessarily should be understood as discouraging the composers to continue to search for new frontiers in the H#2-field or occasionally to “stand on the shoulders of giants” (Isaac Newton) as a way of making some progress (for that reason I awarded one special honourable mention and two special commendations).

To compose helpmate twomovers is easy for me, but, curiously, I find rather difficult to judge this section, where one can still find a pure beauty and elegance condensed, without a non-thematic play which is almost inherent in forced-type of problems. I am aware that no award is perfect as each one reflects the judge’s subjective interpretation of objective facts and factors. Nevertheless, I still hope that I managed to be as far as possible objective and that many of readers (including hopefully those directly concerned) would share the views and decisions that are presented in my award.

Here is the award:

1st Prize – E716
Yuri Gorbatenko
SuperProblem, 06-01-2019
white Kb3 Ra5f7 Bc8d6 Sf5e5 black Be6 Kf4 Qc7 Pa7d7c6c5g5e4 Sa3a4 Rd8d5
2nd Prize – E751
Fadil Abdurahmanović
SuperProblem, 23-03-2019
white Pg6f2 Sh8 Be6 Kg8 Rd7 black Bh1 Ke5 Qa7 Pd5f7b6a6 Sb8 Re1d4
h#2see text(6+10)
3rd Prize – E715
Francesco Simoni
SuperProblem, 06-01-2019
white Pd2a2 Kc6 Be4d6 black Qh7 Pe2b3a4e5a5 Rh4e6 Bf3f8 Kc4
h#2see text(5+11)

1st Prize – E716 Yuri Gorbatenko (Russia)

1.Qc7*a5 Rf7*d7 2.Kf4*f5 Rd7-f7 # {,} 1.Qc7*c8 Bd6*c5 2.Kf4*e5 Bc5-d6 #

Hideaway by bQ in each solution (the lack of control over f7 in the initial position detracts only slightly) by capturing a white line piece at B1 move determines the choice of W1 move owing to preventive indirect unpin of bRc5 (1.Qxa5 Bxc5? 2.Kxe5 Bd6+ 3.Rxd6!) or of bBe6 1.Qxc7 Rxd7 2.Kxf5 Rf7+ 3.Bxf7!). The black king’s arrival into the mating net by capturing another pair of white aristocratic pieces (Se5 or Sf5) is followed by completion of the annihilation maneuver with switchback of wB (1...Bd6-xc5 ... 2... Bc5-d6#) or wR (1...Rf7-xd7 ... 2... Rd7-f7#) and pin model mates. Although some elements of the mechanism in themselves are not new, their mighty combination with exchange of functions of three pairs of white pieces and orthogonal-diagonal transformation of the play make No. E716 a memorable strategic problem.

2nd Prize – E751 Fadil Abdurahmanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

a) {diagram} 1.f7*g6 {! (Ree4?)} Kg8-f7 {!} 2.Re1-e4 {display-departure-file} Sh8*g6 # {
   } b) wSh8-->g2 {Sh8->g2} 1.f7-f6 {! (Rde4?)} Be6-f7 {!} 2.Rd4-e4 {display-departure-file} Rd7*d5 # {
   } c) wSh8-->b7 {Sh8->b7} 1.f7*e6 {! (Be4?)} Rd7-f7 {!} 2.Bh1-e4 f2-f4 # {
   } d) bRe1-->e7 {Re1->e7} 1.f7-f5 {! (Kxe6?)} Sh8-f7 + {!} 2.Ke5*e6 Rd7-d6 #

Pickaninny and fourfold arrival of white pieces on a square vacated by bPf7 (Umnov effect or “ушел–пришел”) is nicely combined with threefold self-block on e4 at the B2 moves (the bK’s flight at the B2 move in the fourth phase is inherent in the matrix). The twinning by moving a piece which delivers a mate in the first twin is a slight weakness, which is compensated by the task nature and good construction of this problem.

3rd Prize – E715 Francesco Simoni (Italy)

a) {diagram} 1.Re6-e8 Bd6*e5 2.Bf8-b4 d2-d3 # {,} b) bPa4-->e7 {Pa4->e7} 1.Bf3-h5 Be4-c2 2.Rh4-d4 a2*b3 # {,
   } c) bKc4-->d4 {Kc4->d4} 1.Re6-e7 Be4-d5 2.Qh7-d3 Bd6-c5 # {,} d) bQh7-->d8 {Qh7->d8} 1.Bf3-g4 Kc6-b7 2.Kc4-b5 Be4-d3 #

An attractive “Helpmate of the Future” (HOTF) with nice play and interplay: I) anti-dual unpin of a white piece without interfering with a black piece’s line at the black first (B1) move [in a) 1.Re7? prevents 2.Bb4??, in b) 1.Bg4? prevents 2.Rd4??] and gate opening by an unpinned white piece at the white first (W1) move in order to allow self-block on b4 or d4 at the B2 move; II) anti-dual unpin of a white piece interfering with a black piece’s line at the black first (B1) move [in c) 1.Re8? does not interfere with the f8-c5 line; in d) 1.Bh5? does not interfere with the h4-c4 line]. The lack of gate opening in d) detracts slightly, but that does not significantly diminish the problem’s overall value.

4th Prize – E780
Abdelaziz Onkoud (ded to V. Paliulionis)
SuperProblem, 12-07-2019
black Pg6f7e4b7c7 Qg8 Bh6 Rf4 Sd2 Kc6 white Kg1 Ba7c4 Sf6f8
5th Prize – E729
Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik
SuperProblem, 13-01-2019
white Ka8 Pf2b2e5e6 Sd4c4 Re3 Bb6 black Rb1c8 Sg3b8 Bg1f1 Kd5 Pc3
6th Prize – E817
Michal Dragoun
SuperProblem, 03-10-2019
black Pf3f2d2c2 Bg7a6 Sc8 Re1 Qf1 Kd4 white Se5c4 Qe2 Kh2

4th Prize – E780 Abdelaziz Onkoud (Morocco) dedicated to Viktoras Paliulionis

1.Sd2*c4 Sf8-e6 2.Sc4-d6 Se6-d4 # {,} 1.Qg8*f8 Sf6-d7 {display-departure-rank} 2.Qf8-d6 Sd7-b8 # {,
 } 1.Rf4*f6 Sf8-d7 {display-departure-rank} 2.Rf6-d6 Sd7-e5 # {,} 1.Bh6*f8 Bc4-e6 2.Bf8-d6 Be6-d7 #

Double Zilahi and fourfold self-block on d6 in a well-constructed setting. The solutions in themselves are not very exciting compared with, for example. E715, but their combination makes a pleasant problem.

5th Prize – E729 Vitaly Medintsev and Anatoly Skripnik (Russia)

1.Rc8-c5 b2*c3 2.Rb1*b6 Sc4*b6 # {,} 1.Sg3-e4 f2-f4 2.Bg1*e3 Sc4*e3 # {,
 } 1.Rc8*c4 Sd4-b5 2.Sb8-c6 Sb5-c7 # {,} 1.Bf1*c4 Sd4-e2 2.Rc8-c6 Se2-f4 #

Two pairs of solutions with capture of white pieces and black self-blocks are further unified by means of model mates. The position is inherently crowded and the version E729a (in spite of being slightly more economical) seems more congested than E729.

6th Prize – E817 Michal Dragoun (Czech Republic)

1.Ba6*c4 Qe2*c4 + 2.Kd4-e3 Se5-g4 # {,} 1.Bg7*e5 + Qe2*e5 + 2.Kd4-d3 Sc4-b2 # {,
 } 1.Ba6-b7 Qe2*e1 2.Bb7-d5 Qe1-e3 # {,} 1.Bg7-f8 Qe2*f1 2.Bf8-c5 Qf1-d3 # {,
 } 1.Kd4-c5 Qe2*d2 2.Kc5-b5 Qd2-a5 # {,} 1.Kd4-d5 Qe2*f3 + 2.Kd5-e6 Qf3-f7 #

Three matching pairs of solutions in a well-constructed problem which is typical of Michal Dragoun’s opus. I particularly like the pairs with Zilahi (I) and black self-blocks + capturing zig-zag play by the wQ (II), which are connected by means of bK’s arrival or wQ’s mates on d3 or e3. The pair with consecutive play by the bK seems rather dull, but it is nevertheless a welcome addition (“the more, the merrier”).

1st Honourable Mention – E841
Fadil Abdurahmanović
SuperProblem, 06-11-2019
black Ke5 Pf3e7c7a6 Be1 Rf6 Qf1 white Se4 Qb4 Kd1
2nd Honourable Mention – E784
Abdelaziz Onkoud
SuperProblem, 21-07-2019
white Pe6f3b2b3f5 Kd2 Ba3d7 Sc5 black Be2g1 Kd5 Qf1 Pe5g2g3g4b6 Sd3 Rf2h4
3rd Honourable Mention – E721
János Csák
SuperProblem, 08-01-2019
white Qg1 Pc6f5f6d3f2 Kf1 Bh2h1 black Sb3e6 Pg6b2 Rc7 Ba6 Kc5
h#22.1.. b) Se6<->Pf6 2.1..(9+7)

1st Honourable Mention – E841 Fadil Abdurahmanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

1.Qf1-c4 Se4-g5 {!} 2.Qc4-f4 Qb4-c5 # {,} 1.Qf1-d3 + Se4-d2 {!} 2.Qd3-d6 Qb4-e4 # {
 } 1.Ke5-f5 Se4-f2 {!} 2.e7-e5 Qb4-g4 # {,} 1.Rf6-c6 Se4-c5 {!} 2.Ke5-d6 Qb4-d4 #

Matching solutions with black self-blocks, ½ wS-wheel and 4 mates by the wQ in an impeccable setting with only two technical units.

2nd Honourable Mention – E784 Abdelaziz Onkoud (Morocco)

1.b6*c5 Kd2-c3 2.c5-c4 b3*c4 # {,} 1.Sd3*c5 Kd2-e3 2.Sc5-e4 f3*e4 # {,
 } 1.g4*f3 Sc5-a4 2.Rh4-d4 Sa4-c3 # {,} 1.Rf2*f3 Sc5-e4 2.Bg1-d4 Se4-f6 #

Nice HOTF with sacrifices of black units after annihilation of wSc5 with opening of a wB’s line in the first pair of solutions and black line opening for the purpose of self-blocking in the second pair.

3rd Honourable Mention – E721 János Csák (Hungary)

a) 1.Se6-g5 f2-f4 + 2.Kc5-d6 f4*g5 # {,} 1.Se6-f4 Qg1-g2 2.Kc5-d6 Qg2-d5 # {,
   } b) bSe6<-->wPf6 1.Sf6-g4 f2-f3 + 2.Kc5-d5 f3*g4 # {,} 1.Sf6-e4 Qg1-g3 2.Kc5-d5 Qg3-d6 #

Although the consecutive white battery play with bi-valve in one pair of solutions and indirect self-pin of bSs with exchanged squares of arrival of the bK and the wQ in the second pair, provoke, respectively, déjà vu feeling, their combination seems novel. I like the exchanged functions of the wBs, but I dislike the rather heavy twinning and the repetition of 2.Kd5 and 2.Kd6 which is inherent but still unpleasant.

4th Honourable Mention – E754
Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik
SuperProblem, 02-04-2019
white Pe2h3b3g6e6d6 Kh4 Bf7 Sa4 Re7d7 black Be8d8 Kd5 Qe5 Pd3c4h5b6b7 Sc6 Ra7
h#2see text(11+11)
Special Honourable Mention – E752
Kenan Velikhanov
SuperProblem, 26-03-2019
white Pf2c3g2d5f4f5 Kb1 Bc6 Sg7 Rg4 black Bc8 Ke4 Qa3 Pd7g5 Sh1 Rc2h8
1st Commendation – E772
Michal Dragoun
SuperProblem, 06-06-2019
white Pb5a2 Sc7 Rc8 Kf1 black Pa5e4b6b2a7 Sf5e5 Bd6b3 Kc4 Rb4

4th Honourable Mention – E754 Vitaly Medintsev and Anatoly Skripnik (Russia)

a) {diagram} 1.Be8*f7 Rd7-c7 2.Kd5*d6 Rc7-d7 # {,} b) wSa4-->f3 {Sa4->f3} 1.Qe5*e6 b3-b4 2.Qe6*f7 e2-e4 # {,} +c) +wBe7 {wBe7} 1.Qe5*d6 e2*d3 2.Qd6*d7 b3*c4 # {,} +d) +wRf3 {wRf3} 1.Be8*d7 Bf7-e8 2.Kd5*e6 Be8-f7 #

A mix of strategic themes including Zilahi, annihilation and switchbacks, but the position is crowded and the heavy successive twinning leads to creating “cousins” rather than twins.

Special Honourable Mention – E752 Kenan Velikhanov (Azerbaijan)

1.Bc8-b7 Bc6-a4 2.Bb7*d5 Ba4*c2 # {,} 1.Bc8-a6 Bc6-b7 2.Ba6-d3 d5-d6 # {
 } 1.Rh8-e8 Kb1*c2 2.Re8-e5 f4*g5 # {,} 1.Rh8-h4 Rg4-g3 2.Rh4*f4 Rg3-e3 # {
 } 1.Qa3-a6 Sg7-e8 2.Qa6-d3 Se8-d6 # {,} 1.Qa3-f8 Sg7-e6 2.Qf8*f5 Se6-c5 #

This problem is reminiscent of a number of earlier achievements with the same basic wP/wB + wP/wR batteries’ set up, which have two pairs of solutions similar to E752, such as V. Medintsev (after A. Styopochkin), 3. Pr. The Problemist 2010 (E103 in FIDE Album 2010-2012, yacpdb/445288); M. Dragoun, 1st Pr. Suomen Tehtäväniekat 2009-2010 (E96 in FIDE Album 2010-2012, yacpdb/362508); and E. Klemanič, L. Salai Jr., M. Dragoun, K. Seetharaman & N. Predrag, 3rd Pr. The Problemist 2014 (E97 in FIDE Album 2013-2015, yacpdb/444762). One pair of solutions of E752 suffers from misbalance created by the unpleasant capturing move 1...Kxc2 which has a different effect (guarding a square) in comparison with the rear battery piece’s move 1...Bb7; and in this pair there is a difference between the effects of 2.Bd3 (self-block) and 2.Re5 (sacrifice). The most original part of the content is the pair of solutions with long-range moves by the bQ.

1st Commendation – E772 Michal Dragoun (Czech Republic)

1.Sf5-d4 Sc7-e6 + 2.Kc4-d5 Se6-f4 # {,} 1.a7-a6 Sc7-d5 + 2.Kc4*b5 Sd5-c3 # {,
 } 1.Kc4-c5 a2-a4 2.Bb3-d5 Sc7-e6 # {,} 1.Kc4-c3 Kf1-e2 2.Rb4-d4 Sc7-d5 #

A simple position with a self-blocking + battery play and re-appearance of W1 moves in one pair of solutions as mates in the other pair.

2nd Commendation – E727
Vasyl Kryzhanivskyi
SuperProblem, 10-01-2019
white Pb3 Ka3 Bd2 Sf4d6 black Qf8 Pc4a6 Sc5d3 Rh3 Kd4
h#2vb) Bd2->b8(5+7)
1st Special Commendation – E848
Yuri Gorbatenko
SuperProblem, 12-11-2019
white Bb3g3 Kb1 Rf3a5 Pd6 black Pd4g6f7 Rd5d7 Ke5 Bf4a8 Sg4c7
2nd Special Commendation – E763
Aleksandr Pankratiev & Evgeny Gavryliv
SuperProblem, 30-04-2019
white Pe6f5g4 Sd5d4 Bc6 Kb5 Rb4 black Bh1 Ke4 Qc8 Pc3e2f3h7f6d6 Sd3e5 Rb1e3

2nd Commendation – E727 Vasyl Kryzhanivskyi (Ukraine)

a) {Try: 1. Se5? bxc4?? 2. Scd3 Se6   } 1.Sc5-d7 {!} b3*c4 2.Sd7-e5 {display-departure-file} Sf4-e6 # {,
   } b) wBd2-->b8 {Try: 1. Se4? Sxc4?? 2. Sdc5 Be5   } 1.Sd3-f2 {!} Sd6*c4 2.Sf2-e4 {display-departure-rank} Bb8-e5 #

A nice but simple play with masked pinning on a diagonal and orthogonal line. The twinning is achieved by transferring a piece that gives the mate in the second twin, which is a slight drawback.

1st Special Commendation – E848 Yuri Gorbatenko (Russia)

1.Ke5-e6 Ra5*d5 2.Bf4*d6 Rd5-e5 # {,} 1.Ke5-f6 Bg3*f4 2.Rd5-g5 Bf4-e5 # {,
 } 1.Sc7-e6 Rf3*f4 2.Rd7-b7 Ra5*d5 # {,} 1.f7-f5 Bb3*d5 2.Sg4-f6 Bg3*f4 #

The author added a second pair of solutions to the familiar play shown by F. Pachl, 2nd Pr. Scacco! 1988 (no. P0553624 in the Problem Database (PDB), also quoted next to the solution of E848), thus creating a HOTF whose pairs of solutions are connected by exchanged functions of the white moves on d5 and f4.

2nd Special Commendation – E763 Aleksandr Pankratiev (Russia) and Evgeny Gavryliv (Ukraine)

1.Rb1*b4 + Sd5*b4 + {(A)} 2.Ke4*d4 Sb4-c2 # {,} 1.Sd3*b4 Sd4-b3 2.Ke4-d3 Sd5*b4 # {(A)} {,
 } 1.Qc8*c6 + Sd4*c6 + {(B)} 2.Ke4*d5 Sc6-e7 # {,} 1.Se5*c6 Sd5-c7 2.Ke4-e5 Sd4*c6 # {(B)}

The authors managed to combine the solutions of the h#2 by Jörg Varnholt, 3rd H.M. feenschach 1990 (no. P0541583 in the PDB, quoted next to the solution of E763) and the h#2 by Michal Dragoun, 2nd H.M. Feoktistov-50 JT 1998 (no. P1079940 in the PDB, quoted next to the solution of E763) for the purpose of showing fourfold destruction of white batteries, which is “spiced” with exchanged functions of the white moves on b4 and c6.

I thank the participating authors for their contribution to the tourney and I congratulate the authors whose problems entered the award.

International Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (North Macedonia)
Международный арбитр: Зоран Гавриловски (Северная Македония)

Section h#2.5 & 3 | Раздел h#2.5 & 3

В разделе h#2.5 & 3 имеются 48 задач для судейства, включая 3 версии: 714, 714a, 717, 722, 723, 726, 731, 732, 733, 734, 738, 740, 742, 743, 744, 744a, 750, 756, 758, 759, 761, 778, 783, 786, 790, 796, 798, 799, 802, 810, 811, 813, 815, 815a, 820, 823, 829, 830, 834, 839, 843, 844, 847, 851, 858, 859, 865, 869.

835 - понятно, исключается из-за предшественника.

Замеченные недостатки:

  • E714, E714a − предшественник: yacpdb/338679. Перестановка BP на d2 даёт собственно полного предшественника;
  • E717 − взятия белых пешек нельзя включить в содержание;
  • E731 − нет оригинального момента;
  • Е740 − перевод в мини yacpdb/94572. Таки ж здесь содержания в 2 раза более, а шел 1985 год. См. также: yacpdb/470918, yacpdb/470920;
  • E750 − предшественник: yacpdb/499165;
  • E786 − близнец. См. 1-й приз (E743);
  • E796 − исправление. Задача принимала участие в другом конкурсе и имеет отличие;
  • E799 − предшественник - задача Фомичёва yacpdb/499165. Третье решение – побочное решение, т.е. для оригинальности;
  • E829 − от Эренбурга… как показал редактор, ещё над задачей работать и работать. Пока слабо…, но не бесперспективно, вот начало, но нет чистоты: K3Q1r1/B4Rp1/b3p3/pP1r2Pn/3P1P1n/2PPpp2/3qkb2/8;
  • E830 − слабое воплощение. Двойной клапан: yacpdb/357217 Чепижный. Версия с правильными матами - 8/4R3/2K3p1/5P1r/3pn1bp/4Pqrk/6pp/1B4b1;
  • E834 − слабо… ТТ-230;
  • E839 − задача для сравнения - это предок P1094771. См. также: yacpdb/398991;
  • E843 – таких задач много, вот наиболее интересные: yacpdb/499167, yacpdb/412610
  • E844 – повторы ходов (B1). Но, хотя бы эхо… В игре белых - набор матов… В позиции без белого короля С+, т.е. никакого Пеле;
  • E847 – идея первого решения достаточно интересна…;
  • E859 – одно решение - без участия белой пешки - лишнее;
  • E869 – после ТТ №... Нет смысла выделять данную задачу;

Отличия распределились следующим образом:

1st Prize − E743
N. Kolesnik (ded. to V. Chepizhny-85)
SuperProblem, 18-02-2019
white Pf6g3h2d2d6b6c5 Be7b7 Re8c6 Ka6 black Bf5g1 Kf2 Qe4 Pa5g4h5g6f7d7 Sa1c2 Ra4f1
2nd Prize − E813a
B. Atanasov (in Memoriam V. Vinokurov)
SuperProblem, 21-09-2019
white Bf7 Rf8 Ke8 black Bf5g7 Pg2f2e3d3b7d4 Sa7 Rb5 Qg6 Kb4
h#3see text(3+12)
3rd Prize − E810
Valery Kopyl (ded. to Mark Erenburg)
SuperProblem, 15-09-2019
white Ka4 Qd3 Rh3 Pe2 Bd1 black Ba8h4 Rd8h7 Pf7g6c5d5f5 Sc6g4 Ke6 Qe5
h#2.54 solutions(5+13)

1st Prize − E743 Nikolay Kolesnik (Ukraine) dedicated to Viktor Chepizhny-85

1.Qe4*e7 Rc6-c7 2.Qe7*d6 {display-departure-square} Rc7*d7 3.Qd6*d2 Rd7*d2 # {,} 1.Qe4*c6 Be7-d8 2.Qc6*d6 {display-departure-square} Bd8-c7 3.Qd6*g3 Bc7*g3 #

Украшение данного соревнования. Фирменный стиль автора. Разрушение батарей. Красивые и неожиданные засадные ходы белых передних фигур в батарее.

2nd Prize − E813a Borislav Atanasov (Bulgaria) in Memoriam Vadim Vinokurov (1953 - 2018)

a) {diagram} 1.Kb4-a4 Rf8-h8 2.Rb5-b4 Rh8-h1 3.b7-b5 Rh1-a1 # {,
   } b) -wRf8 bKb4-->a4 bRb5-->b4 bPb7-->b5 +wBa1 {in mate position of a) mating unit = WB} 1.Ka4-a3 Ba1-c3 2.Rb4-a4 Bc3-d2 3.b5-b4 Bd2-c1 # {,
   } c) -wRf8 bKb4-->a3 bRb5-->a4 bPb7-->b4 +wSc1 {in mate position of b) mating unit = WS} 1.d3-d2 Sc1-b3 2.d4-d3 Sb3*d2 3.Bg7-b2 Sd2-b1 #

Самобытная, штучная задача. Ивановская тема (маты с исходных полей шахматной партии), правильные маты. Движение белых фигур по часовой стрелке. Серийная игра в первых двух близнецах небольшая плата за реализацию таска!

3rd Prize − E810 Valery Kopyl (Ukraine) dedicated to Mark Erenburg

1...Qd3*d5 + {(A)} 2.Ke6*d5 Rh3-d3 + 3.Kd5-c4 Bd1-b3 # {(B),} 1...Bd1-b3 {(B)} 2.Qe5-c7 Rh3-e3 + 3.Ke6-d6 Qd3*d5 # {(A),
 } 1...Qd3*f5 + {(C)} 2.Ke6*f5 e2-e3 3.Kf5-e4 Bd1-c2 # {(D),} 1...Bd1-c2 {(D)} 2.Bh4-e7 Rh3-h6 3.Qe5-d6 Qd3*f5 # {(C)}

«Две пары решений. Чередование первых и третьих ходов белых в каждой паре. В каждой паре перемена функций в игре белого ферзя: W1 одного решения - жертва, W3 во втором решении - матующий ход, и все на одном поле. Также, аналогично, перемена функций в игре белого слона в каждой паре: W3 матующий ход в одном решении - и этот же ход - первый в другом решении, (упреждающая поддержка матующего ферзя), игра также на одном поле» (автор)

4th Prize − E742
A. Semenenko (ded. to V. Chepizhny-85)
SuperProblem, 18-02-2019
white Pc3g4 Kb7 Rb1 black Pg7g6f6e6e4d5d6a7 Ke5 Be7
h#3b) Pe6->d4(4+10)
Honorable Mention − E802
János Csák
SuperProblem, 02-09-2019
white Pc4e5c2a5 Kb6 Re1 black Bf2a2 Kd4 Qc1 Pc3c6d5e4a3 Se6c5 Rh5
h#3b) wBe1(6+12)
Honorable Mention − E820
Misha Shapiro
SuperProblem, 09-10-2019
black Rc6f6 Pd5f5g5 Kd4 Qe4 Bh4 Sg7f8 white Pf7e6d6d7 Qe7 Kd8
h#2.5b) Qe4->e5(6+10)

4th Prize − E742 Aleksandr Semenenko (Ukraine) dedicated to Viktor Chepizhny-85

a) 1.d5-d4 g4-g5 2.f6*g5 c3*d4 + 3.Ke5-f6 Rb1-f1 # {,} b) bPe6-->d4 1.f6-f5 c3-c4 2.d5*c4 g4*f5 3.Ke5-d5 Rb1-b5 #

Возможно, впервые представлены взаимные активные тихие жертвы двух пар пешек обеих сторон. Автор доказывает, что и работа со «скучным» материалом - пешками - может приносить дивиденды – находки и моральное удовлетворение. Следующую задачу хотелось бы видеть в схеме с переменой двух матующих фигур, а не маты одной ладьёй.

Honorable Mention (as equal) − E802 János Csák (Hungary)

a) 1.Qc1-e3 Re1-b1 2.Rh5*e5 Rb1-b4 3.Sc5-b3 c4-c5 # {,} b) +wBe1 1.Bf2-e3 Be1-h4 2.Ba2*c4 Bh4-f6 3.Se6-g5 e5-e6 #

Интересна геометрия белых фигур вкупе с игрой двух коней, слона а2 и ладьи. Вступительные ходы являются простой растяжкой из задания h#2,5 до h#3, а потому и дают ощущение склеенных двух задач из-за «простаивания» то слона f2, то ферзя.

Honorable Mention (as equal) − E820 Misha Shapiro (Israel)

a) 1...Qe7-e8 {! tempo (Qxf8?)} 2.Kd4-e5 Qe8*f8 {display-departure-square} 3.Ke5*e6 Qf8-e7 # {display-departure-square} {,
   } b) bQe4-->e5 1...Qe7*f8 {! tempo (Qe8?)} 2.Kd4-c5 Qf8-e8 {display-departure-square} 3.Kc5*d6 Qe8-e7 # {display-departure-square}

Точный темпоход ферзя определяет его маршрут по треугольнику то в одну, то в другую сторону - Rundlauf.

Honorable Mention − E823
Gennady Kozura
SuperProblem, 16-10-2019
black Pd3h6c7d7e7a7a5e5 Bh1g7 Qe1 Ka4 Se4f8 Rc2 white Pf2e3 Bd6 Qh8 Kd5
h#2.52 solutions(5+15)
Honorable Mention − E865
Vitaly Medintsev
SuperProblem, 13-12-2019
white Ke5 Bc6 Rf7 black Pg3e3e7h7b4b7c7h6 Bg7g8 Kf3 Sd5f6 Rb5a3 Qe8
h#3b) Pg3->c2(3+16)
Special Honorable Mention − E815a
Misha Shapiro
SuperProblem, 29-09-2019
white Pc3d2 Bc2 Kd1 Se5 black Bc1b1 Sf1f5 Ke4 Pd3e6g3b2b3a2a4 Ra3 Qb8

Honorable Mention (as equal) − E823 Gennady Kozura (Ukraine)

1...Qh8-h7 2.Se4-c3 + Kd5-c4 3.d3-d2 Qh7*c2 # {,} 1...Qh8-g8 2.Se4-f6 + Kd5*e5 3.Rc2-d2 Qg8-c4 #

Ещё одна нестандартная стратегия. На двойной шах белые готовят засадные ходы ферзя, то за чёрные фигуры, то за белого короля.

Honorable Mention (as equal) − E865 Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)

a) 1.Bg7-f8 Bc6*b5 2.Sd5-f4 {(A)} Bb5-f1 3.Sf6-e4 {! (B)} Rf7*f4 # {,} b) bPg3-->c2 1.Rb5-b6 Rf7*g7 2.Sf6-e4 {(B)} Rg7-g2 3.Sd5-f4 {! (A)} Bc6*e4 #

Развязывание (B1) и взятие чёрной фигуры (W1) выдаёт задачу h#2,5 хода! Тем ни менее способ построения задачи вполне легитимный - вынужденные B1 и взятия W1 даёт ещё одну перемену. Для сравнения: yacpdb/399099

Special Honorable Mention − E815a Misha Shapiro (Israel)

1.Bc1*d2 Bc2*b3 2.Bd2-f4 Bb3-d5 + 3.Ke4-e3 Se5-g4 # {,
 } 1.Qb8*e5 Bc2*b3 2.Qe5-f4 Bb3*a4 3.e6-e5 Ba4-c6 # {,
 } 1.d3*c2 + Kd1-e2 2.Sf1-e3 Se5-g6 3.Se3-d5 d2-d3 # {,
 } 1.Ke4-d5 Se5-c6 2.Kd5-c4 Bc2*b3 + 3.Kc4*b3 Sc6-a5 # {,
 } 1.Sf5-d6 Se5-d7 2.Sd6-c4 Bc2*d3 + 3.Ke4*d3 Sd7-c5 #

Специальное отличие - за соединение несоединимого.

Commendation − E723
János Csák
SuperProblem, 08-01-2019
white Pb2b4 Rb5 Ba3b3 Ka6 black Pd3 Sd2d4 Be2 Ke3 Rf1f5
Commendation − E726
Boris Shorokhov
SuperProblem, 09-01-2019
white Pf3a3f4b4 Kc2 Bd3 Sc3b3 black Pd4d5b5e6d6b6a6 Ba4 Rd1 Kc6
h#2.52 solutions(8+10)
Commendation − E738
Francesco Simoni
SuperProblem, 01-02-2019
white Pb2e4c5 Ka1 Bb6 Sd6 black Bb3e5 Kc6 Qd3 Pe2c2e3c3f4d7 Sa3c4 Ra6a8
h#2.5*set play, 2 sols.(6+14)

Commendation (as equal) − E723 János Csák (Hungary)

1.Sd2-c4 Rb5-c5 2.Ke3-d2 b4-b5 3.Sc4-e3 {display-departure-square} Ba3-b4 # {,} 1.Sd4-c2 Bb3-d5 2.Ke3-d4 b2-b3 3.Sc2-e3 {display-departure-square} Ba3-b2 #

Чёрные: обмен мест K<->S, белые: цепочки ходов...

Commendation (as equal) − E726 Boris Shorokhov (Russia)

1...Sc3*b5 2.Rd1*d3 Kc2*d3 3.Kc6*b5 Sb3*d4 # {,} 1...Sc3*d5 2.Ba4*b3 + Kc2*b3 3.Kc6*d5 Bd3-e4 #

Разгрузка поля (бамс-бамс) белыми и чёрными, на котором черный король получает мат. Причины получающейся отложенной жертвы W1, различны. Взятие слона не только разгрузка поля, но и снятие контроля с b5. Аналогичные моменты игры за белых и чёрных – плюс задаче.

Commendation (as equal) − E738 Francesco Simoni (Italy)

1... ... 2.Bb3-a2 b2-b4 3.Sa3-b1 b4-b5 # {,} 1...b2*a3 2.Sc4-a5 a3-a4 3.Qd3-b5 a4*b5 # {,} 1...b2*c3 2.Sc4-b2 c3-c4 3.Qd3-d5 e4*d5 #

Матует «не та» пешка во втором решении.

Commendation − E811
Misha Shapiro
SuperProblem, 15-09-2019
black Pb6d6b4c3 Bd8d1 Re8c1 Se7d4 Kd3 white Se3 Pd5b5b3 Ba4 Ka2
h#3b) Kd3->c8(6+11)
Special Commendation − E722
János Csák
SuperProblem, 08-01-2019
white Qh7 Pb4 Kh8 Ba5 black Bb1f6 Ka4 Qh4 Pb3b2g3g4g5e7g6 Sg8g7 Rh3f8

Commendation (as equal) − E811 Misha Shapiro (Israel)

a) {(1.Sf3? Sg2 2.Sd2 ?? 3.Kc2 Se1#??)} 1.Sd4*b3 {!} Se3-g2 2.Sb3-d2 Ba4-c2 + {! tempo} 3.Kd3*c2 Sg2-e1 # {,
   } b) bKd3-->c8 {(1.Se6? Sc4 2.Sc7 ?? 3.Kd7 Sxb6#??)} 1.Sd4*b5 {!} Se3-c4 2.Sb5-c7 Ba4-d7 + {! tempo} 3.Kc8*d7 Sc4*b6 #

Дальняя(!) перестановка черного короля. В таких задачах желателен, как минимум, один возможный ход белых, портящий матовую структуру. Например, для близнеца а): -bPс3, +wPb2, на bQс1!!! a) 1.Sxb3 Sg2 2.Sd2 Bc2+!(b3?) 3.Kxc2 Se1# - выбор темпохода!!! Для b) не видно подобного, но искать надо!

Special Commendation − E722 János Csák (Hungary)

1.Sg7-h5 + Qh7-g7 2.Bf6-c3 Qg7-d4 3.Bc3*b4 Qd4*b4 # {,} 1.Sg8-h6 + Qh7-g8 2.Rf8-a8 Qg8-d8 3.Ra8*a5 Qd8*a5 #

Пазл, который интересно разобрать. Существенный предшественник: P0521725

Judge: Vladislav Nefyodov (Russia)Судья: Владислав Нефёдов (Россия)

Section h#3.5 - n | Раздел h#3.5 - n

В 2019 году на сайте было опубликовано 44 задачи, включая версии, 26 авторов из Азербайджана, Боснии и Герцеговины, Венгрии, Германии, Израиля, Испании, Литвы, Марокко, Польши, России, Северной Македонии, Словакии и Украины. Общий творческий уровень соревнования можно считать достаточно высоким. Наличие большого количество композиций в разделе позволило разбить его на два подраздела, выделив отдельно малофигурные задачи.

Отличия распределились следующим образом:

Main section | Общий раздел

1st Prize − E765
Nikolay Kolesnik & Roman Zalokotsky
SuperProblem, 11-05-2019
white Qb8 Pd6e5a3b3c3d4 Kc8 Bc5 Rc4 black Bb1 Kf3 Qa8 Pd5c6e6g4f2d3 Sf8d8 Rd7
h#3.52 solutions(10+12)
2nd Prize − E757
Fadil Abdurahmanović
SuperProblem, 15-04-2019
white Pf2 Ka2 Rg4 black Kf5 Pe6f4h4g6 Bg3 Rg7h1 Sc6
h#3.52 solutions(3+9)
3rd Prize − E836a
Viktoras Paliulionis
SuperProblem, 03-11-2019
white Bh7 Kh1 black Qc8 Kd8 Rf8a7 Se7c3 Bd6 Pa5f5
h#6one solution(2+9)

1st Prize − E765 Nikolay Kolesnik and Roman Zalokotsky (Ukraine)

1...Rc4-a4 {!(A)} 2.Qa8*a4 Bc5-a7 {! (B)} 3.Qa4*d4 {display-departure-square} Qb8-b6 4.Qd4-e4 Qb6*f2 # {,
 } 1...Bc5-a7 {!(B)} 2.Qa8*a7 Rc4-a4 {! (A)} 3.Qa7*d4 {display-departure-square} Qb8-b4 4.Qd4-e3 Qb4*g4 #

Тема Тертона. Чередование не только ходов белых фигур, но и функций этих ходов: активные тихие жертвы – критические ходы. Мощная задача. Отличная работа украинского дуэта.

2nd Prize − E757 Fadil Abdurahmanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

1...Rg4*h4 {(A)} 2.Sc6-e5 Rh4-g4 3.Rh1-h5 f2*g3 4.Rh5-g5 Rg4*f4 # {(B), } 1...Rg4*f4 + {(B)} 2.Kf5-g5 Rf4-g4 + 3.Kg5-h6 f2-f4 4.Bg3-h2 Rg4*h4 # {(A)}

Чередование первого и последнего ходов в игре одной и той же белой фигуры. Сложный замысел реализован впервые.

3rd Prize − E836a Viktoras Paliulionis

1.Rf8-h8 {!!} Kh1-g2 2.Se7-g8 {! (S~?)} Kg2-f3 3.Bd6-f8 Kf3-f4 4.Kd8-e8 Kf4-e5 5.Qc8-d8 Ke5-e6 6.Ra7-a8 Bh7-g6 #

Рекордная задача. Шесть черных фигур приходят на места своего первоначального расположения. Удачный вступительный ход. Три Hideaway.

4th Prize − E852
Anatoly Stepochkin
SuperProblem, 17-11-2019
white Pg2e2a3a2 Kg8 Be5 black Bh4 Kd5 Qb3 Pd7c6b4g6f5e4e3h3 Sb6h7 Re6
h#3.54 solutions(6+14)
5th Prize − E745
Z. Mihajloski (in Memoriam P. Stojoski)
SuperProblem, 22-02-2019
white Pc2 Ka4 Sb6 black Bb1h8 Kg3 Qa8 Pf4e2c4c5a5a6 Sh6f2 Rf3b5
h#5.5one solution(3+14)
1st Honarable Mention − E856
Kenan Velikhanov
SuperProblem, 21-11-2019
white Ka1 Rf3 Be5 black Ph3g3a3g6e6f7e7 Ke4 Sf5 Qh6
h#3.52 solutions(3+10)

4th Prize − E852 Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia)

1...Be5-b2 2.c6-c5 Bb2-c1 3.Kd5-d4 a2*b3 {} 4.d7-d5 {} Bc1-b2 # {,} 1...Be5-b8 2.Bh4-e7 Bb8-a7 3.Kd5-d6 a3*b4 {} 4.Qb3-d5 {} Ba7-b8 # {
 } 1...Be5-h2 2.Bh4-g5 {(Sg5?)} Bh2-g1 3.Kd5-e5 g2*h3 4.Ke5-f4 Bg1-h2 # {,} 1...Be5-g7 2.Sh7-g5 {(Bg5?)} Bg7-h6 3.Kd5-e5 Kg8-f8 4.Ke5-f6 Bh6-g7 #

Рекордное выражение темы Кожакина. Большая звездочка белого слона. Недостаток задачи: повтор хода Ke5.

5th Prize − E745 Zlatko Mihajloski (North Macedonia) In Memoriam Petre Stojoski

1...Sb6*c4 2.Rb5-b7 Sc4-b6 3.Sf2-d3 Ka4-b3 4.Kg3-f2 Kb3-c4 5.Kf2-e3 Kc4-d5 6.Sd3-f2 Sb6-c4 #

Тройной Класинц – два маршрутных и один классический. Тема Кожакина.

1st Honarable Mention − E856 Kenan Velikhanov (Azerbaijan)

1...Be5*g3 2.Qh6-g5 Rf3-f4 + 3.Ke4-e5 Rf4-e4 + 4.Ke5-f6 Bg3-e5 # {,
 } 1...Rf3*f5 2.Qh6-h5 Be5-f4 3.Ke4-f3 Bf4-h6 + 4.Kf3-g4 Rf5-f4 #

Индийская тема. Гримшоу. Дальние блокирования. Отложенный Умнов. Тема Чумакова.

2nd Honarable Mention − E785
Abdelaziz Onkoud
SuperProblem, 22-07-2019
white Pd2c5b4 Kh8 Sb3 black Bc7 Kc6 Qh5 Pd3g4g5h6b7 Se4 Rf3
h#3.52 solutions(5+10)
3rd Honarable Mention − E812
Kenan Velikhanov
SuperProblem, 18-09-2019
black Sg4h7 Kd5 Re1 Bb2e8 Qa5 Pb6a6b4f4e2g2f7e7 white Rd1 Pd2 Kh5
4th Honarable Mention − E788
B. Shorokhov (ded. to A.&V.Semenenko)
SuperProblem, 25-07-2019
white Kh1 Sa2a8 black Sc3c7 Rc4 Ke5 Pd5 Bd7

2nd Honarable Mention − E785 Abdelaziz Onkoud (Morocco)

1...Kh8-g7 2.Rf3-e3 d2*e3 3.Se4-f6 e3-e4 4.Sf6-d7 Sb3-d4 # {,} 1...Kh8-g8 2.Se4-c3 d2*c3 3.Rf3-f7 c3-c4 4.Rf7-d7 b4-b5 #

Чередование функций черных фигур: активная жертва – активное блокирование. Тема Чумакова. Чередование функций белых фигур. Жаль, что только в одном решении темпоход белого короля подтверждается однозначной иллюзорной игрой.

3rd Honarable Mention − E812 Kenan Velikhanov (Azerbaijan) dedicated to Fadil Abdurahmanovic and Mike Prcic - 80

1.Re1-f1 {(Ke4?)} Kh5-h4 2.Rf1-f2 Rd1-h1 3.Kd5-e4 {}d2-d3 +{} 4.Ke4-f3 Rh1-h3 # {,
 } 1.Bb2-g7 {(Ke5?)} {}d2-d4{} 2.Kd5-e6 + d4-d5 + 3.Ke6-f6 Rd1-d4 4.Sg4-e5 Rd4*f4 # {,
 } 1.Bb2-c3 {}d2*c3 +{} 2.Kd5-c5 {(K~?)} Rd1-d8 {(Rd7?)} 3.Be8-a4 Rd8-c8 + 4.Kc5-b5 c3-c4 # {,
 } 1.Sg4-e3 {}d2*e3 +{} 2.Kd5-e5 {(K~?)} Rd1-d7 {(Rd8?)} 3.Ke5-f5 Rd7*e7 4.Bb2-f6 e3-e4 #

Альбино. Выбор игры.

4th Honarable Mention − E788 Boris Shorokhov (Russia) dedicated to Aleksandr and Valery Semenenko - 60

1.Rc4-f4 {(a)} Sa8-b6 2.Sc3-e4 {(b)} Sa2-c3 3.Bd7-f5 {(c)} Sc3-b5 4.Sc7-e6 {(d)} Sb6-d7 # {,
 } 1.Bd7-f5 {(c)} Sa2-b4 2.Sc7-e6 {(d)} Sa8-c7 3.Rc4-f4 {(a)} Sc7-e8 4.Sc3-e4 {(b)} Sb4-c6 #

Чередование ходов черных: ABCD-CDAB. Чередование функций белых коней: контроль полей – мат. Умнов.

5th Honarable Mention − E795
Luis Miguel Martín
SuperProblem, 21-08-2019
black Pb6e6h6h5h4g4 Bf7 Kg5 white Kd6 Pe4b5b4b3b2 Ba3
6th Honarable Mention − E833
Valery Barsukov
SuperProblem, 27-10-2019
black Ba6e3 Pf2f3 Se4 Kf6 white Kf1 Rd3 Bg6
h#3.5b) Ba6->g8(3+6)
1st Commendation − E831
Luis Miguel
SuperProblem, 27-10-2019
black Pd7d4h5d5f6d6h7c7 Sf1c2 Bh3h4 Kc6 white Kf4 Pf5h6 Bf8
h#5vone solution, try play(4+13)

5th Honarable Mention − E795 Luis Miguel Martín (Spain)

1.e6-e5 Kd6-d7 {! tempo} 2.Bf7*b3 Kd7-e7 3.Bb3-f7 {switchback} b2-b3 4.Bf7-g6 {display-departure-square} Ba3-c1 # {,
 } 1.Bf7-e8 Kd6*e6 {! tempo} 2.Be8*b5 Ke6-e5 3.Bb5-e8 {switchback} b4-b5 4.Be8-g6 {display-departure-square} Ba3-e7 #

Темпоходы белого короля. Возвраты черного слона преследуют одну и ту же цель – последующее блокирование поля g6.

6th Honarable Mention − E833 Valery Barsukov (Russia)

a) 1...Bg6*e4 2.Be3-g5 Kf1*f2 3.Kf6-g7 Rd3-d7 + 4.Kg7-h6 Rd7-h7 # {,} b) bBa6-->g8 1...Rd3*e3 2.Kf6-g5 Re3*f3 3.Kg5-h4 Kf1-g2 4.Se4-g5 Rf3-f4 #

Тема Чумакова с блокированиями чёрными фигурами одного и того же поля реализована в форме гравюры.

1st Commendation − E831 Luis Miguel Martín (Spain)

{Try: 1.Bg4? Bxd6 2.Be2 Bf8 3.Bb5 Bg7 4.Kd6 ~?(Kf3?) 5.Bc6 Bf8#?
   } 1.Bh3*f5 {!!} Bf8*d6 2.Bf5-d3 Bd6-f8 3.Bd3-b5 Bf8-g7 4.Kc6-d6 Kf4-f5 5.Bb5-c6 Bg7-f8 #

Выбор маршрута черного слона обусловлен необходимостью сохранения контроля белого короля над полем е5. Двухцветный Книст.

2nd Commendation − E762
Alexey Ivunin
SuperProblem, 23-04-2019
white Bd5 Rc5 Ka1 black Pc6d6g6h7 Ke5 Be4 Sc1 Rg1
3rd Commendation − E755
Evgeny Gavryliv
SuperProblem, 07-04-2019
white Ka7 Rb7 Sa8 black Pe5d7c5c7b6 Kf5 Bh3d6 Rd8
h#3.5b) Pc5->d5(3+9)
4th Commendation − E860
Aleksey Oganesjan
SuperProblem, 02-12-2019
white Pa2 Ka1 black Pc2h3c3c4h5c5c6c7 Kh4 Sb8
h#6one solution(2+10)

2nd Commendation − E762 Alexey Ivunin (Russia)

1...Bd5-c4 + 2.Ke5-f4 Bc4-f1 3.Kf4-g3 Rc5-c3 + 4.Kg3-h2 Rc3-h3 # {,} 1...Rc5-c4 2.c6-c5 Bd5-a8 3.Be4-b7 Rc4-e4 + 4.Ke5-d5 Ba8*b7 # {,} 1...Rc5*c1 2.Ke5-f6 Rc1*g1 3.Kf6-g7 Rg1*g6 + 4.Kg7-h8 Rg6-g8 # {,
 } 1...Bd5-a2 + 2.Ke5-d4 Rc5-d5 + 3.Kd4-c3 Rd5-d3 + 4.Kc3-c2 Ba2-b1 # {,} 1...Rc5-c3 2.Rg1-d1 Bd5-a2 3.Rd1-d4 Rc3-b3 4.Ke5-d5 Rb3-b5 #

Пять разнообразных решений. Задачу могут успешно использовать организаторы очных турниров решателей.

3rd Commendation − E755 Evgeny Gavryliv (Ukraine)

a) 1...Rb7*c7 2.Kf5-e4 Rc7*c5 3.Bh3-e6 Rc5-c4 + 4.Ke4-d5 Sa8*b6 # {,
   } b) bPc5-->d5 1...Sa8*c7 2.Bd6-e7 Sc7-a6 3.Kf5-e6 Rb7-b8 4.Ke6-d6 Rb8*b6 #

Балтийская тема дополнена третьим эффектом одного поля (е6). Наличие темпохода Rb8 в одной фазе и "лишнего" хода Rxc5 в другой фазе свидетельствуют о не оптимальной длине решения задачи. Замысел может быть реализован в три хода.

4th Commendation − E860 Aleksey Oganesjan (Russia)

1.c2-c1=S {! (c1B?)} a2-a4 2.c3-c2 a4-a5 3.c4-c3 a5-a6 4.c5-c4 a6-a7 5.c6-c5 a7*b8=Q 6.c7-c6 Qb8-f4 #

Выбор слабого превращения. Эксцельсиор белой пешки и пешечный "ушел-пришел".

5th Commendation − E857
Krzysztof Drążkowski
SuperProblem, 29-11-2019
white Kh1 Bh2 black Bg3 Ph5b7 Kb8
h#8one solution(2+4)
6th Commendation − E862
Misha Shapiro
SuperProblem, 05-12-2019
black Pf3h2g3g4h5g5 Kh4 white Pf5 Ke1
h#4one solution, try play(2+7)

5th Commendation − E857 Krzysztof Drążkowski (Poland)

1.h5-h4 Bh2-g1 2.Bg3-f2 Kh1-g2 3.h4-h3 + Kg2-f3 4.h3-h2 Kf3-f4 5.h2-h1=R Bg1-h2 6.Rh1-a1 Kf4-e5 7.Ra1-a8 Ke5-d6 8.Bf2-a7 Kd6-d7 #

Маршрутный Класинц. Hideaway.

6th Commendation − E862 Misha Shapiro (Israel)

{1.h1=S? f6 2.Sf2 f7 3.Sh3 f8=S 4. ? Sg6#??
   } 1.h2-h1=B {! tempo} f5-f6 2.Bh1-g2 f6-f7 3.Bg2-f1 {waiting} f7-f8=S 4.Bf1-h3 Sf8-g6 #

Выбор превращения. Для достижения цели черным нужно иметь в запасе темпоход. Схема предполагает серийную игру сторон.

Miniatures | Малофигурные задачи

1st Prize − E774
Zlatko Mihajloski & Dmitri Turevski
SuperProblem, 11-06-2019
white Kc6 Bh1 black Qd4 Kh2 Se8
h#6.5one solution(2+3)
2nd Prize − E792
Zlatko Mihajloski
SuperProblem, 25-07-2019
black Pb5 Kc7 Sc8 white Bb7 Ka8
h#5.5*set play(2+3)
1st Honorable Mention − E724
János Csák
SuperProblem, 08-01-2019
white Kd2 Sg1 black Se5d5 Rb1b3 Kf2
h#4b) Sg1->f1(2+5)

1st Prize − E774 Zlatko Mihajloski (North Macedonia) and Dmitri Turevski (Russia)

1...Bh1-d5 2.Qd4-g7 Kc6-c5 3.Se8-f6 Kc5-d4 4.Sf6-g4 + Kd4-e4 5.Kh2-h1 Ke4-f3 6.Sg4-h2 + Kf3-f2 + 7.Qg7-g2 + Bd5*g2 #

Маневр Рэма. Индийская тема в исполнении обеих сторон. Отличная малютка!

2nd Prize − E792 Zlatko Mihajloski (North Macedonia)

1... ... 2.Sc8-e7 Ka8-a7 3.Se7-c6 + Ka7-a6 4.Kc7-b8 Bb7-c8 5.Kb8-a8 Ka6-b6 6.Sc6-b8 Bc8-b7 # {,
 } 1...Bb7-c6 2.Kc7-b6 Ka8-b8 3.Kb6-a6 Kb8-c7 4.Ka6-a7 Bc6*b5 5.Ka7-a8 Bb5-a6 6.Sc8-a7 Ba6-b7 #

Задача-блок. Круговой маршрут белого слона в одном решении и возврат в другом. Эхо-маты.

1st Honorable Mention − E724 János Csák (Hungary)

a) 1.Rb3-g3 Sg1-f3 2.Rb1-h1 Sf3*e5 3.Kf2-g1 Kd2-e1 4.Rg3-g2 Se5-f3 # {,} b) wSg1-->f1 1.Rb3-f3 Sf1-e3 2.Rb1-g1 Se3*d5 3.Kf2-f1 Kd2-d1 4.Rf3-f2 Sd5-e3 #

Индийская тема в игре черных. Эхо-хамелеонные маты. Полная аналогия игры.

2nd Honorable Mention − E777
Viktoras Paliulionis
SuperProblem, 15-06-2019
white Kf8 Bb5 black Qd7 Kd2 Sa5b6
h#7.5one solution(2+4)
1st Commendation − E873
Viktoras Paliulionis
SuperProblem, 21-12-2019
white Ph2 Rh3 Kb8 black Kf2 Bh5 Rh7
h#5.52 solutions(3+3)
2nd Commendation − E767
V. Evseev (ded. to M. Degenkolbe - 55)
SuperProblem, 20-05-2019
white Pf2 Kb4 black Pb3f6 Kd5 Bb1
h#6one solution(2+4)

2nd Honorable Mention − E777 Viktoras Paliulionis (Lithuania)

1...Bb5-c4 2.Qd7-h7 Bc4-f7 3.Kd2-c3 Kf8-e7 4.Kc3-b4 Ke7-d6 5.Kb4-b5 Bf7-e8 + 6.Kb5-a6 Kd6-c5 7.Qh7-a7 Kc5-b4 8.Sa5-b7 Be8-b5 #

Черно-белый индийский маневр. Круговой маршрут белого слона.

1st Commendation − E873 Viktoras Paliulionis (Lithuania)

1...Rh3-h4 2.Bh5-f7 Kb8-c7 3.Kf2-f3 Rh4-h3 + 4.Kf3-g4 Kc7-d6 5.Rh7-h4 Kd6-e5 6.Bf7-h5 Rh3-g3 # {display-departure-square} {,
 } 1...Rh3-g3 2.Rh7-g7 Rg3-g1 3.Rg7-g2 Kb8-c7 4.Bh5-e2 Kc7-d6 5.Kf2-f3 Kd6-e5 6.Rg2-f2 Rg1-g3 # {display-departure-square}

Эхо-маты. К сожалению, повторяется маршрут движения белого короля.

2nd Commendation − E767 Vladimir Evseev (Ukraine) dedicated to Mirko Degenkolbe - 55

1.Bb1-f5 f2-f4 2.Bf5-e6 f4-f5 3.b3-b2 f5*e6 4.b2-b1=B e6-e7 5.Kd5-e6 Kb4-c5 6.Bb1-f5 e7-e8=Q #

Эксцельсиор. Феникс. Перемена функций первого и шестого ходов черных.

International Judge:
Alexandr Semenenko (Ukraine)
Международный арбитр:
Александр Семененко (Украина)