Final Award in Quick Composing TT-169 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-169

In pursuit of Octet | В погоне за октетом

Theme | Тема

20 entries were received from 6 authors representing 5 countries | На конкурс поступило 20 композиций от 6 авторов из 5 стран

EN <-> RU

I received 20 problems. That's not a lot, even given the fact that the theme is unusual. But I think the tourney is successful because the Octet (i. e. participation of 8 white pieces and pawns in each mating position) is reached in two problems which are awarded by SuperPrize. To give another distinctions, I evaluated a quantity of white pieces and pawns in mating positions (editorial: in comments to problem the record “N+M” means that N white pieces and pawns participate in mating position of 1st phase, M – in 2nd phase).
I distinguish 8 problems total. I thank all participants and wish a health and further creative achievements!

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

SuperPrize, 1st-2nd Place - No 12
Pietro Pitton
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016
h#2b) a1=h8(9+3)
SuperPrize, 1st-2nd Place - No 16
Ingemar Lind
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016
No 16A
Ingemar Lind (version Dieter Müller)
TT-169, SuperProblem, 14-08-2016
h#2b) Pc4->b5(11+4)

SuperPrize, 1st-2nd Place - No 12, Pietro Pitton (Italy) 8/8/1PP5/1P3PNK/2Pk1P2/6B1/5pp1/8

a) diagram: 1.Kc5 Bh4 2.Kd6 Se4#
b) a1=h8: 1.c6 Bd8 2.b6 Sxc6#
Octet (8+8) is reached due to original twinning. All white pawns participate in both mating positions. Black play is not homogeneous.
EN <-> RU

SuperPrize, 1st-2nd Place - No 16, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 7K/8/3n4/2P2Pp1/2P1k1P1/1N5N/2PP1PP1/3b4

1.Ke5 Kg7 2.Se4 d4#
1.Sxf5 f4 2.Se3 d3#
Octet (8+8) is realized in multi-solutions form, but with weak loading of white pawns.
EN <-> RU

No 16A, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) (version Dieter Müller (Germany))8/3p4/6N1/2P2P2/1PP2p2/N1k2P2/2P1PP2/Kn6

a) diagram: 1.Kd4 Kb2 2.Sd2 c3#
b) Pc4->b5: 1.Kd4 e3+ 2.Kd5 c4#
«Nonet» (9+9), but with repetitive B1.
EN <-> RU
1st Hon. mention, 3rd Place - No 17
Ingemar Lind
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016
2nd Honorable mention - No 7
Dieter Müller (version A. Kostyukov)
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016
h#2b) Kb2->b6(6+3)
No 7A
Dieter Müller (version A. Kostyukov)
TT-169, SuperProblem, 14-08-2016
h#2a) Ka6->a2; b) Pc2->f5(9+4)

1st Honorable mention, 3rd Place - No 17, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 3KN3/8/8/2P1q1P1/2P1k3/2P3P1/2PP2P1/8

1.Qf4 d4 2.Qe3 Sd6#
1.Qe6 Sd6+ 2.Ke5 d4#
7+7 in multi-solutions form with reciprocal change of W1 and W2.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 7, Dieter Müller (Germany) (version Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia)) 8/2r5/8/3N4/2PNk3/2P5/1Kb2P2/8

a) diagram: 1.Re7 Kxc2 2.Re5 f3# b) Kb2->b6: 1.Ke5 Kxc7 2.Be4 f4#
6+6. Two ideal echo-mates. Function permutation of bR and bB.
EN <-> RU

No 7A, Dieter Müller (Germany) (version Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia)) 8/1r6/K7/2P5/1P1k1P2/1P3P2/1bP1PP2/1n6

a) Ka6->a2: 1.Rd7 Kxb2 2.Rd5 e3#
b) Pc2->f5: 1.Kd5 Kxb7 2.Bd4 e4#
Octet (8+8), but in zero form.
EN <-> RU
3rd Honorable mention - No 20
Ingemar Lind
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016
1st Commendation - No 10
Zoltan Labai
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016
h#2b) Sb2->g2(7+10)
2nd Commendation - No 18
Ingemar Lind
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016

3rd Honorable mention - No 20, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 2K5/4P3/5bP1/2Bp4/1P2kP2/6P1/PPp3P1/8

1.c1S e8S 2.Sd3 Sd6#
1.Kd3 e8Q 2.Kc4 Qe2#
1.Kf5 e8B 2.Ke6 Bd7#
5+5+5. 3/4 AUW.
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 10, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 2N2r1B/2p5/4k3/R1qb2bp/4p3/6r1/1N1nB3/K6R

a) diagram: 1.Bc6 Rd1 2.Kd5 Bc4# b) Sb2->g2: 1.Kf5 Rxh5 2.Be6 Se7#
6+6. Black half-pin. White aristocrat.
EN <-> RU

2nd Commendation - No 18, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 4K3/6P1/Pn1P4/4B3/P3k3/1N4P1/2P3P1/8

1.Kd5 g8S 2.Kc6 Se7#
1.Kxe5 g8Q 2.Ke4 Qe6#
7+5. White promotions in two different pieces.
EN <-> RU
3rd Commendation - No 11
Zoltan Labai
TT-169, SuperProblem, 04-08-2016

3rd Commendation - No 11, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 1K6/8/1B6/4p3/2k5/3b1r2/Nrpq2B1/3R3R

1.Be4 Rh3 2.Kd3 Bf1#
1.Kd5 Rh6 2.Bc4 Sc3#
5+5. Two solutions with black half-pin. Two black self-pins in each solution.
EN <-> RU

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H# (helpmates | коопматы)

Participants | Участники

Jonsson C. – No 1, 2, 3
Labai Z. – No 10, 11
Lind I. – No 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Müller D. – No 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7, 8, 9A, 9B
Pitton P. – No 12
Tar G. – No 13, 14

The Winners Are | Победители

Pietro Pitton

Ingemar Lind
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Aleksandr Kostyukov

Director and editor
Директор и редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan

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