Final Award in Quick Composing TT-175 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-175

Impossible Pickaninny | Невозможное пикенинни

Theme | Тема

19 entries were received from 10 authors representing 5 countries | На конкурс поступило 19 композиций от 10 авторов из 5 стран

EN <-> RU

Some notes at the beginning. Some of judges will specify criteria in advance, to which they will review the entries. Because I am not a judge, I reviewed the entries just like a solver. So I felt more freely while choosing entries to final result.
As the completion declared, making impossible moving for pawn from its basic position at vertical direction is necessary to have two pairs of paralyzed pieces.
Composers coped with it so, that they focused to its creating during solution process, or they were ready with it in advance. If there was impossibility to capture the pieces, so the many of composers solved this by check from its Circe field – as it was in theme examples – two entries author solved by another pair of paralyzed pieces [No 14 (Ka6-Ka4) and No 4 (Kf4-Ka2)].
I received for review overall 19 entries in anonymous form. I used 9 entries to results. There are submitted entries in the awards (prizes), where theme duplication was solved, and there are also entries submitted in honorable mentions, which interested me by its added themes.
I would like to thanks to Alexey Oganesjan – the organizer of tourney, for inviting me to judge this tourney on prestigious website and many thanks for all participating composers for sent problems.
I also would like to congratulate to awarded authors. Authors of other entries to encourage them for sending their entries to other competitions, where the mentioned theme will be promoted and will make competitions more interesting.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 18
René Millour
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 14
Zoltán Laborczi & Gábor Tar
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 12
Jaroslaw Brzozowicz
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 18, René Millour (France) q3QrbK/2P4P/nRBb1NN1/r6R/2p1pBp1/pp4k1/3n2p1/8

1.g1Q! Rxa6 2.Qga7! c8S! 3.e3! Qxe3[+bPe7] 4.Kh3 Sxd6 5.Rb8 hxg8B[+bBc8]! 6.a2 Bxc4[+bPc7] 7.a1R! Bxb3[+bPb7] 8.Rd1 Bxd1 9.Sc4 Bxg4[+bPg7] =
Complete review for this entry by author himself: “Very strange Stalemate, with heavy pieces immobilized in the North-West corner! 8 Ps are promoted or reborn and, twice, a potential PICKANINNY is created! At the end 10 bP moves are illegal for self-check and no white piece is artificial: Ra6 made the 1st white move, Sd6 is a promoted P paralyzing Sc4, Bc6-Sf6-Sg6 guard g2-g4-h4! This DOUBLE IMPOSSIBLE PICKANINNY is combined with ALLUMWANDLUNG!
The most interesting and the best problem in the tourney!
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2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 14, Zoltán Laborczi & Gábor Tar (Hungary) n2bn3/p1p2bP1/KQpB1N1N/1R5r/k2pp3/1BR5/2P2pp1/7r

1.f1Q g8Q 2.Qf5 Qxg2[+bPg7] 3.dxc3[+wRa1] Ra5+ 4.Qh7 (4.Qg6?) Qxe4[+bPe7]=
Theme duplication. Thematic pawns bPe7 and bPg7 will move to its field during solving. Bd6, Sf6 and Sh6 can’t be captured for check of own king after breaking of paralyzed rooks wRa1-bRh1. Pair of paralyzed pieces wBb3-bBf7 is ready, three another pairs will arise during solving: wRa1-bRh1, wRa5-bRh5 and wQe4-bQh7.
Author: “Double rendering of the theme with precise move order: 1.dxc3(+Ra1)?; 2...Ra5+?; 3.Qh7? 4...Qxe4[+bPe7]?
Four additional impossible black pawn moves:5.axb6[+wQd1] / cxb6[+wQd1] / cxd6[+wBc1] / c5??
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 12, Jaroslaw Brzozowicz (Poland) 1b6/1p1pPp1P/1PR1b1R1/1q4Q1/7B/5B1k/p1r2P2/r3NK2

1...Bg3 2.Kh4 e8R 3.Rxe1[+wSg1] + Rxe6[+bBc8] 4.a1Q h8Q=
Theme duplication again, so this time reached by using of third wR transformation of wPe7. In stalemate picture there are thematic pawns bPd7 and bPf7 on its positions, wRc6, wRe6, and wRg6 can’t be captured for check from its Circe field. Pair of paralyzed pieces wQg5-bQb5 is ready, new two wQh8-bQa1 and wBg3-bBb8 will arise during solving.
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1st Honorable mention - No 10
Ingemar Lind
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi
2nd Honorable mention - No 16
Jaroslaw Brzozowicz
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi
3rd Honorable mention - No 13A
Zoltán Laborczi & Gábor Tar
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi

1st Honorable mention - No 10, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/PP2pqp1/3n1R2/5r2/4R3/k7/3p2pb/1K5N

1.d1S b8B 2.g1R Bxd6[+bSb8] 3.Rg6 axb8Q 4.Sf2 Qb3=
Thematic pawn bPe7 is on its position. Pair of paralyzed pieces wQb3-bQf2 and wBd6-bBh2 will arise during solving, smartly completed by all promotion – AUW. wRf6 and wBd6 can´t be captured for check from its Circe field.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 16, Jaroslaw Brzozowicz (Poland) 5b2/Q2p4/P1N1N3/R6r/1B1p1n2/k3q3/B1P1P2p/R3K3

1...c4 2.dxc3 ep.[+wPc2] 0-0-0 3.h1R Bb3=
Everything is ready: thematic pawn bPd7, pair of paralyzed pieces wRa5-bRh5 and wBb4-bBf8, bKa3 and wSc6 and wSe6. Remains only to paralyzed bQe3 and two bP. Author used Madrasi rule for capturing of e. p. and for reaching of Valladao task just sufficed three white and two moves of black piece.
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3rd Honorable mention - No 13A, Zoltán Laborczi & Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/qpp4p/B1RppNpp/8/6n1/4Q2k/p4P2/R3B1K1

1...Rc1? 2.~ Rc5+
1...Rd1? 2.? Rd5 3.a1R Rh5+ 4.Ra5 f4= (No waiting move | нет выжидательного хода)
1...Rd1? 2.b5 Rd5 3.a1R Rh5# (Mate instead of stalemate | мат вместо пата)
1...Rb1! 2.b5! Rxb5[+bPb7] 3.a1R Rh5+ 4.Ra5 f4=
Thematic pawn bPb7 is although on its position, however during solving it moves after capturing and gets back to its position. For stopping of “rolling stones” there must be raised a pair of paralyzed rooks wRh5-bRa5 – after promotion of pawn bPa2 to rook.
Author: “Waiting move (2.b5) and Circe switchback by the thematic pawn, four additional impossible black pawn moves (5.d5/e5/g5/gxh5??), precise white pawn move at the end (4....f3? 5.b6!). Additional theme: in the diagram position Ra1 blocks Pa2, whereas in the final position it paralyses the rook promoted from the pawn”.
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1st Commendation - No 9
Ingemar Lind
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi
2nd Commendation - No 5
Dieter Müller
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi
3rd Commendation - No 4 (version)
Rainer Kuhn
TT-175, SuperProblem, 28-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi

1st Commendation - No 9, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/1P1ppQ2/7r/1K3R1P/8/kp2pP2/4R1pb/8

1...Rf6 2.g1Q Qxb3+ 3.Qg8 b8B 4.d6 Bxd6[+bPd7] =
Now only thematic pawn bPe7 is on its own position, wR and wB – after promotion of pawn wPb7 – will take its positions. Both pairs of paralyzed pieces wQg3-bQg8 and wBd6-bBg2 will arise during solving. Elegant.
EN <-> RU

2nd Commendation - No 5, Dieter Müller (Germany) 4r3/bp1p4/Q1NpPR2/r2b1K2/2P1p2q/4B3/P2kB3/2R5

Here is nearly everything ready: thematic pawn bPb7 is on its position, wQa6 and wSc6, also is prepared a pair of paralyzed pieces wBe3-bBa7. Unusual is position of bKd2. Story goes on for anchoring of three pieces bQh4, bRe8 and bBd5 on fields a8-b8-c8. During solving is raised another pair of paralyzed pieces wRd5-bRa5.
1.Qh8? Kf4 2.Ra8 Rf5 3.Qb8 Rxd5[+bBc8] =?? 4.Qc7!! [Black Bristol (R-Q) for self-incarceration of bQ | Черный Бристоль (R-Q) для самозамурования bQ]
1.Qf4+! Kxf4[+bQd8] 2.Qa8 Rf5 3.Rb8 Rxd5[+bBc8] = [Black Bristol (Q-R) for self-incarceration of bQ | Черный Бристоль (Q-R) для самозамурования bQ]
EN <-> RU

3rd Commendation - No 4 (version), Rainer Kuhn (Germany) 1R6/2p2b1q/p1pN1B2/5QP1/3p1K2/1B2R3/k1N5/7r

1.dxe3[+wRa1]! g6 2.Qh8! Qa5+ 3.Qh5 Kxe3[+bPe7]=
Thematic pawn bPe7 is moved to its position after capturing of wK at final move, wSd6 and wBf6 are on its position and pair of paralyzed pieces wBb3-bBf7 is ready, too. During solving the third pair of paralyzed pieces wRa1-bRh1 will arise, which will make impossible to do capture by thematic pawn.
EN <-> RU
Dedicated to the participants
of TT-175
- Gábor Tar
TT-175, SuperProblem, 18-12-2016
Circe + Madrasi

Dedicated to the participants of TT-175, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 3Q4/3P2pp/2n2p2/B1kp4/K1p5/8/P7/8

1.Sxa5 [+wBc1] Qxf6 [+bPf7] 2.Sb3 axb3 [+bSg8] 3.Sh6 Bxh6 [+bSb8] 4.Sxd7 [+wPd2] d4=
The final position is stalemate and not mate because the wPd4 is paralysed according to the usual interpretation of the Madrasi rule.
Black would have 5.c4xd3 e.p.; hence the bPc4 is attacked (for one move) and therefore paralysed. Any black move instead (by Sd7 or Pg7) would, by foregoing the en passant capture unparalyse the bP, giving self-check, hence would be illegal.
EN <-> RU

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H= (helpstalemates | кооппаты)

Participants | Участники

Brzozowicz J. – No 11, 12, 16, 17
Érsek T. – No 1, 2, 3
Krätschmer R. – No 19
Kuhn R. – No 4
Laborczi Z. – No 13A*, 13B*, 14*
Lind I. – No 9, 10
Luce S. – No 15
Millour R. – No 18
Müller D. – No 5, 6, 7, 8
Tar G. – No 13A*, 13B*, 14*

The Winner Is | Победитель

René Millour
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Jozef Holubec

Director and editor
Директор и редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan

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