Final Award in Quick Composing TT-192 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-192

A Big Change | Большая перемена

Theme | Тема

12 entries were received from 8 authors representing 6 countries | На конкурс поступило 12 композиций от 8 авторов из 6 стран

EN <-> RU

From TT Director I received 12 problems without author names. Unfortunately the overall quality of problems was not very high. I was expecting some new ideas but majority of problems were showing required theme in a very simply form with concurrent changes. After analyzing all problems I decided to rank the following six problems

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 3
Michael Barth
TT-192, SuperProblem, 01-01-2018
1Q6/1p2p3/1p2p3/bK3N2/PB2pp2/3k1p2/1rp1b3/1N3q1r
s#2(6+14)
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 5B
Zoltan Labai & Gábor Tar
TT-192, SuperProblem, 01-01-2018
5R1b/2p3P1/p1P2Qp1/PpK1p3/1P2k3/5q2/3R2B1/3N1N2
s#3**(11+8)
1st Hon. mention, 3rd Place - No 9
Ingemar Lind
TT-192, SuperProblem, 01-01-2018
8/8/Q1p1N3/2R5/1P2knR1/6p1/3Pp1Pp/4K1Nr
s#2*(9+7)

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 3, Michael Barth (Germany) 1Q6/1p2p3/1p2p3/bK3N2/PB2pp2/3k1p2/1rp1b3/1N3q1r

*1...Bxb4 2.Qd8+ Bd6#
1.Qxf4? – 2.Qxe4+ Kxe4#, 1...Bxb4 2.Qd2+ Bxd2#, 1...exf5 2.Qe3+ Kxe3#, 1...Rh4!
1.Qe5! – 2.Qxe4+ Kxe4#
1...Bxb4 2.Qc3+ Bxc3#
1...exf5 2.Qd4+ Kxd4#
In my opinion this is the best problem at this tournament. One of the thematic defenses is changed between set, try and solution and the other in try and solution. There are two black batteries that will produce checkmates. Good position although I think that BPe6 should be moved to g6 to reduce the number of black Pawn captures in resolving position.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 5B, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) & Gábor Tar (Hungary) 5R1b/2p3P1/p1P2Qp1/PpK1p3/1P2k3/5q2/3R2B1/3N1N2

*1...Qxg2 2.Qf3+ (A) Qxf3 3.Sc3+ Qxc3#
*1...Bxg7 2.Rd4+ (B) exd4 3.Qxd4+ Bxd4#
1.Qg5! zz
1...Qxg2 2.Sg3+ (C) Qxg3 3.Sc3+ Qxc3#
1...Bxg7 2.Rf4+ (D) exf4 3.Rd4+ Bxd4#
There are two nice changes between set play and solution. I am surprised that author did not move WQ from f6 to e7 in the initial position. Then there will be a try 1.Qf6? defeated by 1…g5 but additionally there will be another change in set play after 1…Qxg2 2.Sf2+ Qxf2+ 3.Rd4+ Qxd4#.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable mention, 3rd Place - No 9, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/8/Q1p1N3/2R5/1P2knR1/6p1/3Pp1Pp/4K1Nr

*1...hxg1S 2.Qxe2+ Sxe2#
*1...hxg1B 2.Qc4+ Bd4#
1.Qa3! zz
1...hxg1B 2.Qe3+ Bxe3#
1...hxg1S 2.Qf3+ Sxf3#
White to play position where black creates a battery by promoting his Pawn to Knight or Bishop. WQ forces opening of the battery from four different squares.
EN <-> RU
2nd Honorable mention - No 12
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-192, SuperProblem, 01-01-2018
Q7/2PB4/1pR5/1P2P2p/2R2B1P/3k4/6pp/3K2Nr
s#2(11+6)
1st Commendation - No 2
Karol Mlynka
TT-192, SuperProblem, 01-01-2018
8/8/3B2N1/7P/8/5P1k/p3Q3/rb2b2K
s#2(6+5)
2nd Commendation - No 1
Rodolfo Riva
TT-192, SuperProblem, 01-01-2018
7r/5r2/1pQ1P3/8/1k2B1NR/2p2P2/R1P3pp/K5bq
s#2(9+9)

2nd Honorable mention - No 12, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia) PQ7/2PB4/1pR5/1P2P2p/2R2B1P/3k4/6pp/3K2Nr OS

1.Bg4? zz 1...hxg1S 2.Be2+ Sxe2#, 1...hxg1B 2.Qd8+ Bd4#, 1...hxg4!
1.R6c5? zz 1...hxg1S 2.Qf3+ Sxf3#, 1...hxg1B 2.Qd5+ Bd4#, 1...bxc5!
1.Qa2! zz
1...hxg1S 2.Qe2+ Sxe2#
1...hxg1B 2.Rd6+ Bd4#
Again black creates two batteries by two black minor promotions. Now there is a Zagoruiko theme (3x2 changes). However two very rude refutations in tries where black captures piece that just moved as well as WBd7 without any role in the solution prevented this problem to be ranked higher.
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 2, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) 8/8/3B2N1/7P/8/5P1k/p3Q3/rb2b2K

1.Qe7? zz 1...Bb~ (x) 2.Qh4+ (A) Bxh4#, 1...Be~ (y) 2.Qd7+ (B) Bf5#, 1...Bxg6!
1.Qe5! zz
1...Bb~ (x) 2.Qg3+ (C) Bxg3#
1...Be~ (y) 2.Qf5+ (D) Bxf5#
White has to prepare continuations after black opens half-battery. In the try and solution WQ prepares continuations. Very nice Meredith position.
EN <-> RU

2nd Commendation - No 1, Rodolfo Riva (Italy) 7r/5r2/1pQ1P3/8/1k2B1NR/2p2P2/R1P3pp/K5bq

1.Se5? – 2.Qxb6+ Bxb6#, 1...Rb7 2.Bh7+ Bd4#, 1...Rb8 2.Bf5+ Bd4#, 1...b5!
1.Bd5! – 2.Qxb6+ Bxb6#
1...Rb8 2.Sf6+ Bd4#
1...Rb7 2.Sh6+ Bd4#
1...b5 2.Qd6+ Bc5#
Nice white half-battery play in try and solution. It’s pity that there is always one same checkmate 2...Bd4#.
EN <-> RU
3rd Commendation - No 7
Dieter Müller
TT-192, SuperProblem, 01-01-2018
8/8/Q3p3/2P2N2/8/2PP2pp/N1k3p1/1R1Rb1Kb
s#2*(9+7)

3rd Commendation - No 7, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/8/Q3p3/2P2N2/8/2PP2pp/N1k3p1/1R1Rb1Kb

*1...Bd2 2.Se3+ Bxe3#
*1...Bxc3 2.Sd4+ Bxd4#
1.Qxe6! zz
1...Bd2 2.Qe2 h2#
1...Bxc3 2.Qc4 h2#
This is the only problem where black mates are changed. However bad key move and underused wSf5 that does not have any role in the solution prevented better ranking.
EN <-> RU


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Participants | Участники

Riva R. – No 1
Mlynka K. – No 2
Barth M. – No 3
Labai Z. – No 4A*, 4B*, 5A*, 5B*
Tar G. – No 4A*, 4B*, 5A*, 5B*
Müller D. – No 6, 7
Kostyukov A. – No 8, 12
Lind I. – No 9, 10, 11

The Winner | Победитель

Michael Barth
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Miodrag Mladenović

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