Final Award in Quick Composing TT-176 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-176

Only Pawn on 5th rank | Только пешка на 5-й горизонтали

Theme | Тема

20 entries were received from 13 authors representing 8 countries | На конкурс поступило 20 композиций от 13 авторов из 8 стран

EN <-> RU

Grigory Popov, an author of the theme: “On the SuperProblem site, in a column of record moremovers (main menu: Composition -> Tasks and Records -> Задачи на прямой мат), there are minimal moremovers with record length of solution. For material “King and Pawn” there is #122 with a Pawn on 7th rank. But in fact it is a White Queen. So, it would be logical to find out: what length of solution may be reached if the Pawn would stand quite far from a promotion square? To this end, the theme of this TT was proposed. Thanks to all participants of the tourney. Despite a “sporting spirit” of this TT, there are some quite artistic entries.
I invite all composers to work with minimal material (wK+wP) to try to beat the record #32 (which was reached in this TT) for column “Tasks and Records” on the SuperProblem site”.

Aleksey Oganesjan, director: “There are following changes in the final award compare to preliminary award:
- the problem No 8 (which took 6th place in preliminary award) was excluded in view of without unnecessary bPh7 this problem become a miniature, and miniatures are non-thematic according the conditions of TT-176;
- the problems with the same solution length (No 2 and 10 – #12; No 9, 15 and 18 – #11; No 1, 4 and 12 – #10) are placed in the right order with considering a less number of pieces;
- the problems No 17 and No 3 (which took 2nd and 3rd places in preliminary award) were excluded in view of strong anticipation – Velimirovic’s problem pdb/P1263434. Despite this problem have duals in non-author’s full length variations (in contradistinction to No 17 and No 3), such purity is not enough for originality. Also a primary criterion of TT-176 is a length of solution, and pdb/P1263434 surpasses No 17 and No 3 (not to mention about more successful key with a choice). Note that pdb/P1263434 is correct – in main, author’s variation there are no duals”.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Place - No 5
Doris Decker
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
2nd Place - No 6
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
3rd Place - No 13
Viktor Yuzyuk
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016

1st Place - No 5, Doris Decker (Germany) 8/8/8/P4pp1/3p2p1/7k/3p1pp1/3Kbrrb

1.a6 Kg3 (I) 2.a7 Kf4 3.a8Q Ke5 (II) 4.Qc6 d3/g3 (III) 5.Qd7 g3/d3 6.Qd8 Ke6 7.Qd4 Ke7 8.Qd5 Ke8/Kf6 9.Qd6(+) Kf7 10.Qe5 Kf8 11.Qe6 Kg7 12.Qe7+ Kg6 13.Qf8 f4! 14.Qe7 Kf5 15.Qd6 Ke4 16.Qc5 f3/g4 17.Qd6 Kf5 18.Qe7 Kg6 19.Qf8 Kh7 20.Qf7+ Kh8 21.Qg6 g4/f3 22.Qh6+ Kg8 23.Qf6 Kh7 24.Qf8 Kg6 25.Qe7 Kh6/Kf5 (IV) 26.Qf7/Qd6 Kg5 27.Qe6 Kh5 28.Qe8+ (Qf6?=) 28... Kg5 29.Qf7 Kh6 30.Qg8 Kh5 31.Qg7 Kh4 32.Qh6#
Systematic movement (author.) | Систематическое движение (автор.)

I: 1...Kh4 2.a7 Kh5 3.a8Q Kg6 4.Qf8 f4 5.Qe7 – #27 (C+)
II: 3...Ke3 4.Qa3+ (4.Qc6/Qc8) 4...Ke4 5.Qc5 d3/g3 6.Qd6 g3/d3 7.Qc5 f4 8.Qd6 Kf5 9.Qe7 – #27 (C+)
III: 4...f4 5.Qd7 d3 6.Qd8 Ke6 7.Qd4 f3 8.Qd8 Ke5 9.Qd7 g3 10.Qd8 Ke6 11.Qd4 – #30 (C+)
IV: 25...Kf5 26.Qd6 Ke4? 27.Qc5 Kf4 28.Qd5 Ke3 29.Qe5#
The author of this problem, apart from his name, pointed out a mysterious inscription “Prof. H. meets Gustav” above a diagram.
This problem was really tested in Gustav program (both by author himself and by director) – it’s clear. But it is worth saying about “enigmatic” Prof. H. It is obvious that author is talking about Austrian Professor and chess composer Josef Halumbirek (1891-1968).
In the middle of the last century Josef was published some minimal moremovers with wQ and “clew” of Black pieces which hold a “stationary” wK. Among the longest moremovers in bases, there are #31 (pdb/P1193047) and #44 (pdb/P1193048), but they are both incorrect.
And the author of No 5 apparently had inspired by Halumbirek’s problems. To fulfill the condition of TT-176, Doris “replaced” wQ to wP on 5th rank!
Congratulations to German author with 1st participation in SuperProblem tourneys and with deserved victory!
EN <-> RU

2nd Place - No 6, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany) 8/8/8/7P/kp1p4/1ppp4/1prp4/nrbK4

1.h6 Kb5 2.h7 Kc4 3.h8Q Kd5 4.Qe8 Kd6 5.Qe4 Kd7 6.Qe5 Kc6 7.Qe6+ Kc7 8.Qd5 Kc8 9.Qd6 Kb7 10.Qc5 Ka8 11.Qb5 Ka7 12.Qd5 Kb8 13.Qc6 Ka7 14.Qc8 Kb6 15.Qd7 Kc5/Ka6 16.Qe6/Qc7 Kb5 17.Qd6 Ka5 18.Qd8+ Kb5 19.Qc7 Ka6 20.Qb8 Ka5 21.Qb7 Ka4 22.Qa6#
Here wQ maneuvers are somewhat similar to its in victorious No 5, but here a “clew” of Black pieces is more bulky. Also these problems have something else in common: at first bK breaks free like a lion, but after that the promoted wQ drives bK back into a “cage”.
EN <-> RU

3rd Place - No 13, Viktor Yuzyuk (Ukraine) k1K5/8/5p2/1Pp1pr2/p1pp1p2/bp6/8/8

1.b6 b2 2.b7+ Ka7 3.b8Q+ Ka6 4.Kc7 b1Q/R 5.Qxb1 Bb4 6.Qxf5 a3 7.Qc8+ Kb5 8.Qe8+ Ka5 9.Qa8+ Kb5 10.Qc6+ Ka5 11.Kb7 Bc3/Bd2/Be1 12.Qxc5+ Ka4 13.Qxc4+ Bb4 14.Qc2+ Ka5 15.Qc6 Bc5 16.Qxc5+ Ka4 17.Qc4+ Ka5 18.Kc6 ~ 19.Qb5#
The problem of Ukrainian composer (it is his 1st participation in SuperProblem tourneys too, as a winner Decker!) closes the top three winners. Maneuvers of wQ (good that not all are not entirely forced) with as many as 5 captures of Black pieces nevertheless allowed to extend a solution length to 19 moves. Probably it is the maximum which can be reached in this scheme which looks like a scheme in the example of the announcement of this TT.
EN <-> RU
4th Place - No 11
Boško Milošeski
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
5th Place - No 20
Ofer Comay
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
6th Place - No 10
Viktor Yuzyuk
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016

4th Place - No 11, Boško Milošeski (Turkey) 8/8/2p5/k1p1P3/p1p5/pbp5/qrrp4/nnbK4

1.e6! Kb6 2.e7 Kc7 3.e8Q Kd6 4.Qe4 Kd7 5.Qe5 Kd8 6.Qe6 Kc7 7.Qe7+ Kb8 8.Qd7 Ka8 9.Qe8+ Kb7 10.Qd8 Ka7 11.Qc8 Kb6 12.Qd7 Ka6 13.Qc7 Kb5 14.Qa7 Kb4 15.Qb6#

Rundlauf of wQ: d7-e8-d8-c8-d7
Rundlauf of bK: c7-d6-d7-d8-c7

5th Place - No 20, Ofer Comay (Israel) k7/5pn1/pK6/7P/4p3/1pp4p/1p6/1r1b4

1.h6 Kb8 2.hxg7 Kc8 3.Kc6 Kd8 4.Kd6 Kc8 5.g8Q+ Kb7 6.Qxf7+ Kb6 7.Qc7+ Kb5 8.Qc5+ Ka4 9.Qc4+ Ka3 10.Kc5 a5 11.Qb5 a4 12.Qb4+ Ka2 13.Qxa4#

6th Place - No 10, Viktor Yuzyuk (Ukraine) b7/p7/2p5/2p1p2P/2p5/2K5/k7/8

1.h6 Bb7/Ka3 2.h7 Ka3/Ka4/Bb7 3.h8Q Ka4/Bb7 4.Qxe5 Kb5 5.Qc7 Ba6 6.Qxa7 Ka5 7.Qb8 Bb5 8.Qd8+ Ka6 9.Qc7 Ba4 10.Kxc4 ~ 11.Kxc5 ~ 12.Qb6#
7th Place - No 2
Sébastien Luce
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
8th Place - No 9
Viktor Yuzyuk
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
9th Place - No 18
Sergey Abramenko
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016

7th Place - No 2, Sébastien Luce (France) 8/k1K1p3/8/1P2p3/p1p1r3/2p1p3/8/8

1.b6+ Ka6 2.b7 Kb5 3.b8Q+ Kc5 4.Qb6+ Kd5 5.Qc6+ Kd4 6.Qd7+ Kc5 7.Qxe7+ Kb5 8.Qd6 a3 9.Qb6+ Ka4 10.Kc6 a2 11.Kc5 ~ 12.Qb4#

8th Place - No 9, Viktor Yuzyuk (Ukraine) 8/2p5/8/2p3P1/1bp5/2p5/2K5/k7

1.g6 Ka2 2.g7 Ka3 3.g8Q Ka4 4.Qe8+ c6 5.Qxc6+ Ka5 6.Qb7 Ba3 7.Kxc3 Bb4+ 8.Kxc4 Ka4 9.Qa6+ Ba5 10.Qb5+ Ka3 11.Qb3#, 6...Ka4 7.Qd7+ Ka5 8.Qc6 Ba3 9.Kxc3 ~ 10.Kxc4 ~ 11.Qb5#.

9th Place - No 18, Sergey Abramenko (Russia) 7k/5p2/2pp1K2/P2p4/4p3/5b2/8/8

1.a6 Kh7 2.a7 Kh6 3.a8Q Kh5 4.Qg8 Kh4 5. Kf5 Kh3 6.Kf4 Kh2 7.Qg3+ Kh1 8.Qh3+ Kg1 9.Kg3 – 10.Qh2+ Kf1 11.Qf2#, 9...e3 10.Kxf3 ~ 11.Qg2#.
10th Place - No 15
Vladimir Morozov
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
11th Place - No 12
Vladimir Morozov
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
12th Place - No 1
Ingemar Lind
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016

10th Place - No 15, Vladimir Morozov (Russia) 8/3p4/4p3/5P2/2p5/2p5/ppp1K3/qbk5

1.f6! d5 2.f7 d4 3.f8Q d3+ 4.Kf2 d2/e5 5.Qh6 e5/d2 6.Kg3! e4 7.Qf4 e3 8.Qxe3 Kd1 9.Qf3+ Ke1/Kc1 10.Qf2+/Qf4 Kd1 11.Qf1#

11th Place - No 12, Vladimir Morozov (Russia) 8/1p3p2/2p5/3P4/p7/8/p1K5/k7

1.d6! b5 2.d7 b4 3.d8Q b3+ 4.Kd2! b2 5.Qf6 a3 6.Kc2 c5 7.Kb3 c4+ 8.Kxa3 c3 9.Qxc3 Kb1 10.Qxb2#

12th Place - No 1, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 7k/8/6K1/2P1ppp1/2p1prr1/8/8/8

1.c6 Rh4 2.c7 Rh6+ 3.Kxh6 Rh4+ 4.Kg6 Rh6+ 5.Kxh6 Kg8 6.Kg6 Kf8 7.Kf6 Kg8 8.c8Q+ Kh7 9.Qf8 ~ 10.Qg7#
13th Place - No 4
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
14th Place - No 19
Sergey Abramenko
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
15th Place - No 14
Gennadi Chumakov
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016

13th Place - No 4, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany) 6kr/2p4p/2pp1K1p/P2pp3/8/8/8/8

1.a6 h5 2.a7 h6 3.Kg6 Kf8 4.a8Q+ Ke7 5.Qxh8 d4 6.Qg7+ Kd8 7.Qf8+ Kd7 8.Kf7 d5 9.Qe8+ Kd6 10.Qe7#

14th Place - No 19, Sergey Abramenko (Russia) k7/8/pK2p3/1b1p3P/2p5/8/8/8

1.h6 Kb8 2.h7 Kc8 3.h8Q+ Kd7 4.Qg7+ Kd8! 5.Kc5! Bd7 6.Kd6 Kc8 7.Qxd7+ Kb8 8.Kc6 Ka8 9.Qb7#

15th Place - No 14, Gennadi Chumakov (Russia) 8/7p/6p1/P4p2/8/6p1/5prp/5Kbk

1.a6 h5 2.a7 h4 3.a8Q h3 4.Qh8 f4 5.Qxh3 f3 6.Qg4 g5 7.Qxf3 g4 8.Qxg2#
16th Place - No 16
Georgi Hadži-Vaskov
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016
17th Place - No 7
Boško Milošeski
TT-176, SuperProblem, 02-12-2016

16th Place - No 16, Georgi Hadži-Vaskov (Macedonia) 8/8/2p5/2p4P/7p/1p6/prp5/kbK5

1.h6! h3 2.h7 h2 3.h8Q h1Q(R)+ 4.Qxh1 c4 5.Qh8 c3 6.Qxc3 c5 7.Qxb2#

17th Place - No 7, Boško Milošeski (Turkey) 8/p1p5/8/1P6/8/8/4K1pp/6kb

1.Ke1! zz
1...c6/c5 2.bxc6 a6/a5 3.c7 a5/a4 4.c8Q a4/a3 5.Qc5#
1...a5/a6 2.bxa6 c6/c5 3.a7 c5/c4 4.a8Q c4/c3 5.Qa7#

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Participants | Участники

Abramenko S. – No 18, 19
Chumakov G. – No 14
Comay O. – No 20
Decker D. – No 5
Hadži-Vaskov G. – No 16
Kostyukov A. – No 8
Krätschmer R. – No 4, 6
Lind I. – No 1, 3
Luce S. – No 2
Milošeski B. – No 7, 11
Morozov V. – No 12, 15
Ruppin R. – No 17
Yuzyuk V. – No 9, 10, 13

The Winner Is | Победитель

Doris Decker
Congrats! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

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Director and editor
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Aleksey Oganesjan

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