Final Award in Quick Composing TT-199 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-199

Correcting white weakness in advance | Превентивное устранение негативного эффекта

Theme | Тема

114 entries were received from 40 authors representing 18 countries | На конкурс поступило 114 композиций от 40 авторов из 18 стран

EN <-> RU

I was pleased with the abundant response by composers who sent 114 high level problems. I received all problems anonymously from the tourney organizer, Aleksey Oganesjan, who helped me a lot in light of the large amount of problems. I assume the theme was challenging an attractive. I included in the award 51 of the problems that present the varied ways to execute the theme, something that was pleasurable and satisfactory to me.
Here are the various ways in which the theme was realized (1 & 2 were the most popular while 6 & 7 seem the most original):
1. The rear piece of a black battery moves out of the battery line thus enabling the front piece to move out (see 2nd Prize & 6th Prize)
2. A black piece enters a black battery line and enables the battery front piece to move away (see 5th Prize, 8th Prize and a bit differently in the 1st HM)
3. A black piece moves to a square that prevents a check to the white king in the 2nd move (see Sp. Prize No.107 & Com No. 55)
4. A black piece arrives at a square and makes an interference of a line created in black’s 2nd move (See 4th HM & 9th HM)
5. Black’s 1st move makes an anticipatory interference preventing a pin of a white piece or a check and enables another black piece to arrive on this line (see 3rd Prize & 3rd HM)
6. A black piece move to a square nest to the black king that is guarded by a white piece (see 7th Prize & Com No. 79)
7. Black’s 1st move opens a white line that guards a square occupied by a black piece that can move away in the 2nd move (see 11th HM)

Anticipations:
- No 10 (Kh1-Kc3) – pdb/P0565528, pdb/P0565529, pdb/P1070138;
- No 16 (Kb8-Ke7) – pdb/P0583837, pdb/P0541980, pdb/P0541962;
- No 63 (Kd3-Ke6) – pdb/P0557296;
- No 65 (Kd6-Kc4) – pdb/P1311844;
- No 108 (Kh5-Kd5) – yacpdb/444188;
- No 112 (Kh5-Kc4) – yacpdb/348608.

Commendations were given with authors’ comments (if its exist).

Finally, I would like to thank all participants, Paz Einat and Vitaly Medintsev for anticipation searches, and Paz Einat for the English translation.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 11
Fadil Abdurahmanovic
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
NR6/p7/BPk3K1/1pq5/n1bP4/2n5/3pp3/2R5
h#22.1..(7+9)
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 36
Valery Gurov
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
3N4/r1bK2p1/R1r1BkP1/B3pp2/qp6/p7/2p5/8
h#22.1..(6+11)
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 73
Emanuel Navon
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
6nq/4p2p/4Pb2/1p4NK/6Q1/p1kbr3/Ppp5/2n1r3
h#2b) wPc2(5+14)

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 11, Fadil Abdurahmanovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) NR6/p7/BPk3K1/1pq5/n1bP4/2n5/3pp3/2R5

1.Se4! Rd8 2.Bd3 d5#
1.Be6! Sc7 2.Qd6 Bxb5#
The black knight and bishop move out of pin lines in the 1st move to interfere with the black bishop and queen. The mechanism involves half-pins and involves a harmonic white play. An interesting implementation of the theme.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 36, Valery Gurov (Russia) 3N4/r1bK2p1/R1r1BkP1/B3pp2/qp6/p7/2p5/8

1.Qxa5 (Qb3?) Sf7 2.Rxe6 Rxe6#
1.Raxa6
(Ra8?) Bf7 2.Bxd8 Bxd8#
In the 1st move the rear piece of the black battery must make an accurate move and capture the white piece, when in its 2nd move the front piece takes another white piece. A problem with rich contents, tries and Zilahi.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 73, Emanuel Navon (Israel) 6nq/4p2p/4Pb2/1p4NK/6Q1/p1kbr3/Ppp5/2n1r3

a) diagram: 1.Bf5 (a) (Re5?) Sf3 (A) 2.Re5 (b) Qd4# (B)
b) wPc2: 1.Rf3 (b) (Be2?) Qa4 (B) 2.Be2 (a) Se4# (A)
Black’s pure 1st moves are anticipatory interferences of lines aiming at the white king, enabling the white knight and queen to move with change of function. A successful idea with good twin but heavy construction.
EN <-> RU
4th Prize - No 110
Michel Caillaud
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
2rrn1Kb/3N1p2/Q1p1qN2/2P2p2/3k1p2/8/8/8
h#22.1..(5+10)
5th Prize - No 4
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
3r2nQ/4p2b/4PnB1/1rPk4/Rb6/8/N7/3K4
h#22.1..(7+8)
6th Prize - No 3
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-06-2018
7b/q7/1pR2p2/8/r1pK4/3nN3/7p/3r3k
h#23.1..(3+10)

4th Prize - No 110, Michel Caillaud (France) 2rrn1Kb/3N1p2/Q1p1qN2/2P2p2/3k1p2/8/8/8

1...Sd~? 2.Ke5 Qa1+ 3.Rd4!
1.Sd6+! Sf8 2.Ke5 Qa1#

1...Sf~? 2.Kd5 Qd3+ 3.Bd4!
1.Sg7+! Se8 2.Kd5 Qd3#
Black’s 2nd move opens the masked lines of the rook and bishop, respectively, while black’s 1st move closes the lines. A superb dynamic problem.
EN <-> RU

5th Prize - No 4, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia) 3r2nQ/4p2b/4PnB1/1rPk4/Rb6/8/N7/3K4

1.Bd2 (Ke5+?) Sc3+ (a) 2.Ke5 Re4# (b)
1.Sd7
(Kc4+?) Be4+ (b) 2.Kc4 Qc3# (a)
Reciprocally changed function of Sc6/Bb4 (anticipatory line closing + line opening for white/self-block + pin). Function permutation between Bg6/Sa2 (passive supporting of mating piece/active guard of flight). Reciprocally changed squares c3/e4 on which white plays in W1/W2 (author’s comments). The partial anticipation (pdb/P1188592) downgraded the problem’s place in the award.
EN <-> RU

6th Prize - No 3, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia) 7b/q7/1pR2p2/8/r1pK4/3nN3/7p/3r3k

1.Rb1 (Sc5+?) Rxb6 (Rxc4/Rxf6?) 2.Sc5 Rxb1#
1.Rc1
(Sb4+?) Rxc4 (Rf6/Rxb6?) 2.Sb4 Rxc1#
1.Rf1
(Se5+?) Rxf6 (Rxb6/Rxc4?) 2.Se5 Rxf1#
BRd1 moves along the 1st row so that the WR, after being pinned and unpinned by BSd3 can capture it. A pleasing and harmonic play by the white and black rooks.
EN <-> RU
7th Prize - No 111
Michel Caillaud
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
2R1K2B/3R4/3p4/8/b7/1qN5/1PP5/1nk5
h#22.1..(7+2)
8th Prize - No 6
Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/5n1r/4RPNb/1pK2k1r/2p2pN1/6pn/8/1b3B2
h#23.1..(6+11)
9th Prize - No 9
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1bq1r3/3Ppr2/2NkN3/1R6/n7/8/6bK/7n
h#23.1..(5+9)

7th Prize - No 111, Michel Caillaud (France) 2R1K2B/3R4/3p4/8/b7/1qN5/1PP5/1nk5

1.Qxc2! Rc5 2.dxc5 Sa2#
1.Qxb2! Be5 2.dxe5 Se2#
An interesting realization of the theme as black’s 2nd move captures the sacrificed white piece. The black queen makes a self-block in the 1st move.
EN <-> RU

8th Prize - No 6, Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik (Russia) 8/5n1r/4RPNb/1pK2k1r/2p2pN1/6pn/8/1b3B2

1.Shg5 (Kxg4+?) Re4 2.Kxg4 Rxf4#
1.Bg5
(Kxe6+?) Bd3+ 2.Kxe6 Sf8#
1.Sfg5
(Kxg6+?) Bxh3 2.Kxg6 Se5#
Execution of the theme with harmonious cyclic Zilahi with the three thematic black moves played to the same square. There are several similar problems not realizing the theme (e.g. pdb/P1070351, pdb/P0536209) but this did cause a lower placing.
EN <-> RU

9th Prize - No 9, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia) 1bq1r3/3Ppr2/2NkN3/1R6/n7/8/6bK/7n

1.Sg3 (Kxc6+?) d8Q+ 2.Kxc6 Sd4#
1.Rf4
(Kxe6+?) dxe8Q 2.Kxe6 Qxe7#
1.Ba7
(Kxd7+?) Rb6 2.Kxd7 Se5#
Cyclic Zilahi again but without full harmony.
EN <-> RU
10th Prize - No 35
Valery Gurov
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/npBr4/2kP4/pp2p3/4N3/2NK4/1p1brP2/3qQb2
h#22.1..(7+12)
11th Prize - No 29
Tibor Érsek
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1R6/q2BB3/p7/2npk3/2P2pr1/p1P3n1/8/rb4K1
h#23.1..(6+11)
Special Prize - No 83
Gábor Tar
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1N6/8/p1P2p2/r1pK2br/1P1pn3/Pn1k1b2/qP1pp3/6B1
h#2b) Pd2->c2
c=b) Sb8->h1
d=c) Sh1->g3
(7+14)

10th Prize - No 35, Valery Gurov (Russia) 8/npBr4/2kP4/pp2p3/4N3/2NK4/1p1brP2/3qQb2

1.Qa1 (Qc1?) Sf6 2.Bxc3 Qxc3#
1.Bh3
(Bg2?) Sa4 2.Rxe4 Qxe4#
The black queen and bishop move in the first move, with dual avoidance, and enable the black rook and bishop, respectively, to capture a white knight in the 2nd move and allow the white queen to give mate. A colorful problem.
EN <-> RU

11th Prize - No 29, Tibor Érsek (Hungary) 1R6/q2BB3/p7/2npk3/2P2pr1/p1P3n1/8/rb4K1

1.Ra2 Rb6 2.Be4 Bf6#
1.Rh4 Rf8 2.Sge4 Rf5#
1.Qc7 Rb5 2.Sce4 Rxd5#
In the three solutions black’s 1st move leaves a potential checking line, enabling the correct piece to arrive at e4. The WR on b8 participates in all mates.
EN <-> RU

Special Prize - No 83, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 1N6/8/p1P2p2/r1pK2br/1P1pn3/Pn1k1b2/qP1pp3/6B1

a) diagram: 1.Rxa3 (cxb4+?) Sxa6 2.cxb4 Sxb4#
b) Pd2->c2: 1.f5 (Bd2+?) Sd7 2.Bd2 Se5#
c=b) Sb8->h1: 1.Bg4 (Sed2+?) Bxd4 2.Sed2 Sf2#
d=c) Sh1->g3: 1.Qxa3 (Sbd2+?) Sxe2 2.Sd2 Sc1#
Remarkable technical ability to show the theme four time with all mates by the WS.
EN <-> RU
Special Prize - No 107
Ingemar Lind
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/2P1r2P/6b1/3N4/8/p2p4/pkqp4/bB5K
h#22.1..(5+9)
1st Honorable mention - No 109
Luis Miguel Martin
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
3R4/qb6/7K/2rn1P1p/4NPk1/3p2Pp/8/8
h#22.1..(6+8)
2nd Honorable mention - No 32
Michael McDowell
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
5B2/5R2/1qn1K1p1/8/2Pkb3/8/1b6/2rrn3
h#2b) bPc4(4+9)

Special Prize - No 107, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/2P1r2P/6b1/3N4/8/p2p4/pkqp4/bB5K

1.d1S h8R 2.Qc1 Rb8#
1.d1B c8Q 2.Qxb1 Qc3#
Combination of the theme with AUW done in a light and impressive way.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable mention - No 109, Luis Miguel Martin (Spain) 3R4/qb6/7K/2rn1P1p/4NPk1/3p2Pp/8/8

1.Sc7 Sd6 2.Bf3 Rg8#
1.Sb6 Rxd3 2.Rxf5 Sf2#
The BS on d5 makes two interferences on the BQ lines and opens lines to the bishop and rook that make self-blocks on black’s 2nd move. A pleasing harmonious play between the white pieces.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 32, Michael McDowell (Great Britain) 5B2/5R2/1qn1K1p1/8/2Pkb3/8/1b6/2rrn3

a) diagram: 1.Sd3 Kd7 2.Ke5 Bg7#
b) bPc4: 1.Rc3 Kf6 2.Kd5 Rd7#
The black knight and rook make anticipatory interferences that enable the black king to get out of the box the white king to get in.
EN <-> RU
3rd Honorable mention - No 103
Jean Haymann
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/b7/3pP3/2p3q1/KB1N4/6kB/6br/6N1
h#2b) -Rh2(6+7)
4th Honorable mention - No 77
Paz Einat & Shaul Shamir
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
4r1q1/K4Rr1/3N4/1Pk1b3/5N2/2Pp1p2/4n3/5b2
h#22.1..(6+9)
5th Honorable mention - No 34
Raffi Ruppin
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
3b2B1/3pr3/1n2N3/K3k1r1/2p1Ppb1/2P4n/2PN4/8
h#2b)wBd2; c)wRd2(7+10)

3rd Honorable mention - No 103, Jean Haymann (Israel) 8/b7/3pP3/2p3q1/KB1N4/6kB/6br/6N1

a) diagram: 1.c4! (1.~?) Bc5 2.Qh4 Sde2#
b) –Rh2: 1.Be4! (1.~?) Sdf3 2.Qf4 Be1#
White needs to get both his bishop and knight out of the 4th row and black must choose carefully with which piece to make the interference in order to let the BQ reach h4 or f4. An interesting twin.
EN <-> RU

4th Honorable mention - No 77, Paz Einat & Shaul Shamir (Israel) 4r1q1/K4Rr1/3N4/1Pk1b3/5N2/2Pp1p2/4n3/5b2

1.Sd4 Rb7 (Rd7 2.Qd5 Sxd3?) 2.Qc4 Se4#
1.Bd4 Rd7
(Rb7 2.Qc4 Se4?) 2.Qd5 Sxd3#
Clean interferences by the black knight and bishop with dual avoidance.
EN <-> RU

5th Honorable mention - No 34, Raffi Ruppin (Israel) 3b2B1/3pr3/1n2N3/K3k1r1/2p1Ppb1/2P4n/2PN4/8

a) diagram: 1.Sd5+ Kb5 2.Kd6 Sxc4#
b) wBd2: 1.Rg6 Be3 2.Kf6 Bd4#
c) wRd2: 1.Bf5 Sd4 2.Kxe4 Re2#
A trio with “Forsberg” twinning and harmony in white’s play.
EN <-> RU
6th Honorable mention - No 104
Jean Haymann
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1B4q1/8/8/3P4/K1N1Nn1r/3nrk1P/5p2/4b3
h#2b) wBc4(6+8)
7th Honorable mention - No 81
Shaul Shamir & Paz Einat
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/6p1/2NppPBb/2rkPP1P/b1n2n2/p2P4/1r6/2K5
h#2b) Bg6->f6(8+11)
8th Honorable mention - No 114
Pietro Pitton
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
4K3/R7/1kP3r1/1pp1n1nb/3prpp1/8/8/8
h#2b) Rotate 270(3+11)

6th Honorable mention - No 104, Jean Haymann (Israel) 1B4q1/8/8/3P4/K1N1Nn1r/3nrk1P/5p2/4b3

a) diagram: 1.Bb4! (1.~?) Sc3 2.Sg2 Sd2#
b) wBc4: 1.Sb4! (1.S~?) Bf1 2.Sg6 Sg5#
The two white piece and a black knight need to leave the 4th row with clean interferences by the black bishop and knight on b4.
EN <-> RU

7th Honorable mention - No 81, Shaul Shamir & Paz Einat (Israel) 8/6p1/2NppPBb/2rkPP1P/b1n2n2/p2P4/1r6/2K5

a) diagram: 1.Rd2 fxe6 2.Sxe6 Be4#
b) Bg6->f6: 1.Bc2 exd6 2.Sxd6 Se7#
Black’s 1st move makes and interference of black battery lines to enable the black knight to correct the damage done by white. The twin downgraded the problem’s ranking.
EN <-> RU

8th Honorable mention - No 114, Pietro Pitton (Italy) 4K3/R7/1kP3r1/1pp1n1nb/3prpp1/8/8/8

a) diagram: 1.Se6 c7 2.Sc6 c8S#
b) Rotate 270: 1.S2g3 fxe7 2.Rf6 e8Q#
The same black knight “unpins” the black piece, which self-blocks the "same" square. The same white pawn promotes and mates. A successful twinning.
EN <-> RU
9th Honorable mention - No 1
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
r7/k7/p7/8/2K5/5n1R/5b1R/n6q
h#22.1..(3+7)
10th Honorable mention - No 94
Evgeny Gavryliv
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
7R/p3pp2/3pkN2/4r2r/3Pq3/8/8/2bbRK2
h#2b) Pd6->d2(5+10)
11th Honorable mention - No 75
Emanuel Navon
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1B6/8/2K1npp1/2p1qkN1/3p1b1p/4RP2/8/8
h#22.1..(5+9)

9th Honorable mention - No 1, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia) r7/k7/p7/8/2K5/5n1R/5b1R/n6q

1.Be3 Rb2 2.Qe1 R3h7#
1.Sd4 Rb3 2.Qd1 R2h7#
A clean and accurate execution of black’s knight and bishop play enable the black queen to hide behind them.
EN <-> RU

10th Honorable mention - No 94, Evgeny Gavryliv (Ukraine) 7R/p3pp2/3pkN2/4r2r/3Pq3/8/8/2bbRK2

a) diagram: 1.Bf4 (Qf5?) Rh6 2.Qf5 d5#
b) Pd6->d2: 1.Bf3 (Ref5?) Rc8 2.Ref5 Rc6#
Interesting half-pins with unpleasant twinning.
EN <-> RU

11th Honorable mention - No 75, Emanuel Navon (Israel) 1B6/8/2K1npp1/2p1qkN1/3p1b1p/4RP2/8/8

1.Qxb8 Sf7 (Sxe6 2.Bg5?) 2.Sg5 Sh6#
1.Qxe3 Sxe6
(Sf7 2.Sg5?) 2.Bg5 Sg7#
The black queen, the 1st move, captures a white piece to open a white line that will guard a square that will be evacuated by the black knight and bishop, respectively, in the 2nd move. An interesting and original thematic element, but the capture of the black knight on e6 is a drawback.
EN <-> RU
12th Honorable mention - No 105
Jean Haymann
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
b7/K1R2p1r/3pP1r1/R2nnkp1/3P4/3P4/8/3B4
h#2b) -Pd4(7+9)
13th Honorable mention - No 31
Ricardo de Mattos Vieira
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
7b/rp6/n7/1NPk4/1P6/2nN4/2R1R3/Kb1qr3
h#22.1..(7+9)
14th Honorable mention - No 82
Gábor Tar
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1q6/B7/4bP1p/3r2Pp/1n2k1P1/nKb2r2/1N6/1N6
h#2b) Sb1->h7
c=b) +Pg5->g3
(7+10)

12th Honorable mention - No 105, Jean Haymann (Israel) b7/K1R2p1r/3pP1r1/R2nnkp1/3P4/3P4/8/3B4

a) diagram: 1.Sd7 (Se~?) Rc2 2.fxe6 Rf2#
b) –Pd4: 1.Se7 (Sd~?) Rc4 2.f6 Bg4#
Half-pins with non-harmonious white play.
EN <-> RU

13th Honorable mention - No 31, Ricardo de Mattos Vieira (Brazil) 7b/rp6/n7/1NPk4/1P6/2nN4/2R1R3/Kb1qr3

1.Sa2+! (Sxc5?) Sb2 2.Sxc5 Rxc5#
1.Sa4+!
(Sxb4?) Rc3 2.Sxb4 Sxb4#
In order to avoid check to the white king after the move of bSa6, black must move first bSc3 to a2 or a4 and the consequence is check to the white king. A paradox.
EN <-> RU

14th Honorable mention - No 82, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 1q6/B7/4bP1p/3r2Pp/1n2k1P1/nKb2r2/1N6/1N6

a) diagram: 1.Qf4 (Sd3+?) Sc4! 2.Sd3 Sxc3#
b) Sb1->h7: 1.Rf4 (Be5+?) gxh6 2.Be5 Sg5#
c=b) Pg5->g3: 1.Bf5! (Re5+?) f7 2.Re5 Sf6#
A trio with twins. Moving the thematic piece in the twin weakens the problem.
EN <-> RU
15th Honorable mention - No 98
Chandrasekaran K. R.
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
2rnB2K/r7/3p4/3k3b/3P4/4PP2/8/8
h#23.1..(5+6)
16th Honorable mention - No 84
Tibor Érsek & Gábor Tar
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
2rqb3/1N4PK/Bnk5/8/8/8/8/8
h#22.1..(4+5)
17th Honorable mention - No 47
Dieter Müller
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1K2Q3/7b/8/4np2/N2k4/8/5P1b/6r1
h#22.1..(4+6)

15th Honorable mention - No 98, Chandrasekaran K. R. (India) 2rnB2K/r7/3p4/3k3b/3P4/4PP2/8/8

1.Rc4 Bg6 2.Se6 Be4#
1.Rc6 Bxh5 2.Sb7 Bf7#
1.Rc7 Ba4 2.Sc6 Bb3#
A trio with three different moves by the black rook, black knight and white bishop. The capture of the black bishop on h5 is a drawback.
EN <-> RU

16th Honorable mention - No 84, Tibor Érsek & Gábor Tar (Hungary) 2rqb3/1N4PK/Bnk5/8/8/8/8/8

1.Sd7 (Rc7?) g8Q! 2.Rc7 (Qc7?) Qe6#
1.Bd7
(Qc7?) g8S! 2.Qc7 (Rc7?) Se7#
A light and pleasing execution of the theme with white promotions.
EN <-> RU

17th Honorable mention - No 47, Dieter Müller (Germany) 1K2Q3/7b/8/4np2/N2k4/8/5P1b/6r1

1.Rg3 Sb6 2.Sf3! Qe3#
1.f4 f3 2.Sg6! Qe4#
Black’s 1st move corrects the damage done by the 2nd move and black’s 2nd move corrects that done by the 1st move.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 7
Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
3K4/4N3/8/8/RP1k4/6R1/4P3/3q1B2
h#2b) wBg3(7+2)
Commendation - No 8
Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/8/8/B6R/B7/K4k1q/7p/8
h#2b) Rh5->g1(4+3)
Commendation - No 13
Nikita Kravtsov
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
r3kr2/8/P7/5n2/8/1p6/7b/Q2K4
h#22.1..(3+6)

Commendation - No 7, Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik (Russia) 3K4/4N3/8/8/RP1k4/6R1/4P3/3q1B2

a) diagram: 1.Qxa4! (Kc4+? Q~?) Sc6+ 2.Kc4 e4#
b) wBg3: 1.Qxf1! (Ke4+? Q~?) Bf4 2.Ke4 b5#

Commendation - No 8, Vitaly Medintsev & Anatoly Skripnik (Russia) 8/8/8/B6R/B7/K4k1q/7p/8

a) diagram: 1.Qc8! (Kg4?, Q~?) Bc7 2.Kg4 Bd1#
b) Rh5->g1: 1.Qh7! (Kf2?, Q~?) Bd1+ 2.Kf2 Bb6#
Check avoidance, hideaway, model chameleon echo-mates
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 13, Nikita Kravtsov (Russia) r3kr2/8/P7/5n2/8/1p6/7b/Q2K4

1.Bd6 (Sd6?) Qg7 2.0-0-0 Qb7#
1.Sd6
(Bd6?) Qf6 2.Rd8 Qe6#
Commendation - No 15
Dan-Constantin Gurgui
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/Q2p3p/3p1P1r/3bk3/8/5r1n/2PP4/5n1K
h#2b) in mat. pos.
wQ->h8
(5+9)
Commendation - No 24
Ivan Antipin
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1q1N4/8/5n2/1B1NpR2/2r1k2K/b3P3/8/8
h#22.1..(6+6)
Commendation - No 28
Tibor Érsek
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
6K1/5P2/1R1n4/1bk4r/3n4/3q4/8/8
h#22.1..(3+6)

Commendation - No 15, Dan-Constantin Gurgui (Romania) 8/Q2p3p/3p1P1r/3bk3/8/5r1n/2PP4/5n1K

a) diagram: 1.Be6 c3 2.Rf5 Qd4#
b) in mat. pos. wQ->h8: 1.Rhxf6 Qa8 2.Sf4 d4#

Commendation - No 24, Ivan Antipin (Russia) 1q1N4/8/5n2/1B1NpR2/2r1k2K/b3P3/8/8

1.Rc7! (Kxd5+?) Sf7 2.Kxd5 Rxe5#
1.Rc5!
(Kxf5+?) Bc6 2.Кxf5 Se7#

Commendation - No 28, Tibor Érsek (Hungary) 6K1/5P2/1R1n4/1bk4r/3n4/3q4/8/8

1.Se6 (Qc4?) f8Q 2.Qc4 Qxd6#
1.Rd5
(Bc4?) f8S 2.Bc4 Sd7#
Commendation - No 33
Raffi Ruppin
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
1b4n1/n1p5/p5p1/r2kN1K1/p7/7R/4N3/8
h#2b) Rh3->h7(4+9)
Commendation - No 40
Dieter Müller
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/4rb2/7r/1pk1P3/pNN5/Pn1P4/K2P4/8
h#2b) Kc5->d4(7+7)
Commendation - No 42
Dieter Müller
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
B6K/3p2B1/q6n/8/3N1kb1/7r/3P4/b7
h#2b) Bg4->f5
c) Pd7->d3
(5+7)

Commendation - No 33, Raffi Ruppin (Israel) 1b4n1/n1p5/p5p1/r2kN1K1/p7/7R/4N3/8

a) diagram: 1.c5 Sc6 2.Ke4 Sc3#
b) Rh3->h7: 1.Sb5 Sc4 2.Ke6 Sf4#
Model mates. Pure thematic motivation of Black’s first move, combined with dual avoidance.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 40, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/4rb2/7r/1pk1P3/pNN5/Pn1P4/K2P4/8

a) diagram: 1.Re6! (Sd4?) Sb6! 2.Sd4 Sd7#
b) Kc5->d4: 1.Bg6! (Sc5?) Sc5! 2.Sc5 Sc6#
Meredith. Reciprocal play between the BK & BS. Reciprocal line closing.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 42, Dieter Müller (Germany) B6K/3p2B1/q6n/8/3N1kb1/7r/3P4/b7

a) diagram: 1.Rc3! (Sf5?) Sf3! 2.Sf5 Be5#
b) Bg4->f5: 1.Rd3! (Sg4?) Bf6! 2.Sg4 Se2#
c) Pd7->d3: 1.Rg3! (Sf5?) Bc6! 2.Sf5 Se6#
Triple line closing and model mates in Meredith form.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 43
Dieter Müller
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
7K/8/8/n2Bp3/2p3r1/3kp3/4p1nQ/b7
h#2b) Kh8->a4(3+9)
Commendation - No 44
Dieter Müller
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/K1n2r2/1B5N/3qk3/8/6P1/8/1B1b2b1
h#2b) Qd5->e6(5+6)
Commendation - No 54
Dieter Müller
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/2B5/2p1q3/2k5/5K2/2P2n2/8/1R5B
h#22.1..(5+4)

Commendation - No 43, Dieter Müller (Germany) 7K/8/8/n2Bp3/2p3r1/3kp3/4p1nQ/b7

a) diagram: 1.c3! (e4?) Bb3 2.e4 Qd6#
b) Kh8->a4: 1.e4! (c3?) Qd6 2.c3 Bb3#
Reciprocal moves by black and white; model mates in Meredith form.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 44, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/K1n2r2/1B5N/3qk3/8/6P1/8/1B1b2b1

a) diagram: 1.Rf3! (Se6?) Bc5 2.Se6 Sg4#
b) Qd5->e6: 1.Rf2! (Sd5?) Sf5 2.Sd5 Bd4#
Reciprocal change of function by WBb6 and WSh6. Black interferences. Model mates. Meredith
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 54, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/2B5/2p1q3/2k5/5K2/2P2n2/8/1R5B

1.Se5 Rb4 2.Qd6 Bb6#
1.Sd4 Bd8 2.Qc4 Be7#
Commendation - No 55
Narayanan C. G. S.
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/1b6/1q6/1k1N4/8/7B/KP6/8
h#23.1..(4+3)
Commendation - No 56
Narayanan C. G. S.
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
3k4/2R2q2/8/3N1n2/8/8/8/4K3
h#22.1..(3+3)
Commendation - No 70
Rolf Wiehagen & Christer Jonsson
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
6Nq/6nB/2p5/6p1/5rkp/8/1R6/K7
h#2b) Rf4->g3(4+7)

Commendation - No 55, Narayanan C. G. S. (India) 8/1b6/1q6/1k1N4/8/7B/KP6/8

1.Ka6 b4 2.Qa7 Bf1#
1.Ka5 Bd7 2.Qa6 b4#
1.Ka4 Bf1 2.Qa5 b3#
Check avoidance with compass theme and model mates in a miniature
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 56, Narayanan C. G. S. (India) 3k4/2R2q2/8/3N1n2/8/8/8/4K3

1.Se3 Sb6 2.Qe7 Rc8#
1.Se7 Sf4 2.Qe8 Se6#
Check avoidance and probably the lightest one fitting the theme
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 70, Rolf Wiehagen (Germany) & Christer Jonsson (Sweden) 6Nq/6nB/2p5/6p1/5rkp/8/1R6/K7

a) diagram: 1.Qxh7 (Sf5?) Rb3 2.Sf5 Sf6#
b) Rf4->g3: 1.Qxg8 (Sh5?) Rf2 2.Sh5 Bf5#
Commendation - No 71
Rolf Wiehagen & Christer Jonsson
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/4rn1K/3P3n/b5p1/RB3k2/4NB2/8/7q
h#2b) wSb4(6+7)
Commendation - No 79
Shaul Shamir
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
2q5/2nn4/8/3PPR2/2P1kN2/2pNp3/6K1/8
h#2b) Ke4->d4(7+6)
Commendation - No 80
Shaul Shamir
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
2q5/5B2/4p3/4n3/2b5/B3k3/4n1K1/3R4
h#2b) Ke3->e4(4+6)

Commendation - No 71, Rolf Wiehagen (Germany) & Christer Jonsson (Sweden) 8/4rn1K/3P3n/b5p1/RB3k2/4NB2/8/7q

a) diagram: 1.Rxe3 (Sxd6?) Bg4 2.Sxd6 Bxd6#
b) wSb4: 1.Qxf3 (Sf5?) Sf1 2.Sf5 Sd3#

Commendation - No 79, Shaul Shamir (Israel) 2q5/2nn4/8/3PPR2/2P1kN2/2pNp3/6K1/8

a) diagram: 1.Sxe5 Se2 (Se6?) 2.Qxf5 Sc5#
b) Ke4->d4: 1.Sxd5 Sf2 (Sc5?) 2.Qxc4 Se6#

Commendation - No 80, Shaul Shamir (Israel) 2q5/5B2/4p3/4n3/2b5/B3k3/4n1K1/3R4

a) diagram: 1.Sc3 Bg6 2.Be2 Bc1#
b) Ke3->e4: 1.Sd7 Bc1 2.e5 Bg6#
Black Umnov. Exchange of white 1st & 2nd moves. Parallel play by the black pieces in each solution: each corrects the damage made the other.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 85
Gábor Tar
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
4r3/8/B7/8/4n3/3p4/2r1p1Kn/2bk3N
h#22.1..(3+8)
Commendation - No 100
Chandrasekaran K. R.
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
8/5q2/8/4pp2/3kP2N/1P1N4/1Pr1bK2/1R6
h#22.1..(7+6)
Commendation - No 106
Ingemar Lind
TT-199, SuperProblem, 15-05-2018
R7/2p4K/8/8/3p4/4k1P1/pQp5/1b6
h#2b) Pg3->f3(4+6)

Commendation - No 85, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 4r3/8/B7/8/4n3/3p4/2r1p1Kn/2bk3N

1.d2 (e1B+?) Sg3 2.e1B! Be2#
1.Sd2 (e1R+?) Bxd3 2.e1R! Sf2#

Commendation - No 100, Chandrasekaran K. R. (India) 8/5q2/8/4pp2/3kP2N/1P1N4/1Pr1bK2/1R6

1.Rc5 Re1 2.Bxd3 Sf3#
1.Qd5 Rd1 2.fxe4 Sf5#
B2 results in check to white king and also removes a guard to a square and B1 eliminates these damages.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 106, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) R7/2p4K/8/8/3p4/4k1P1/pQp5/1b6

a) diagram: 1.Ke4 Ra5 2.c1R Qe2#
b) Pg3->f3: 1.Kd3 Rxa2 2.c1B Qb3#


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Participants | Участники

Abdurahmanovic Fadil (Bosnia & Herzegovina) – No 10, 11, 12
Aloni Y. – No 17, 18
Antipin I. – No 23, 24, 25
Bhushan P. – No 63, 64, 65, 66, 68*, 76
Bidlen A. – No 26
Caillaud M. – No 110, 111
Chandrasekaran K. R. – No 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101
Cioflâncă M. – No 27
Einat P. – No 77*, 81*
Érsek T. – No 28, 29, 84*
Gavryliv E. – No 91, 92, 93, 94
Gurgui D. – No 15
Gurov V. – No 35, 36
Halma M. – No 86, 87, 88, 89, 90
Haymann J. – No 72*, 103, 104, 105
Jonsson C. – No 70*, 71*
Koci V. – No 14
Kravtsov N. – No 13
Lind I. – No 106, 107
Manikumar S. – No 59, 60, 61, 62, 67*, 69
Martin L. M. – No 109
McDowell M. – No 32
Medintsev V. – No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 8*, 9
Mlynka K. – No 19, 20, 21, 22
Müller D. – No 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 102
Narayanan C. G. S. – No 55, 56
Navon E. – No 72*, 73, 74A, 74B, 75
Pitton P. – No 113, 114
Retter Y. – No 112
Ruppin R. – No 33, 34
Seetharaman K. – No 57
Serafimović I. – No 108
Shamir S. – No 77*, 78, 79, 80, 81*
Skripnik A. – No 6*, 7*, 8*
Slesarenko A. – No 16
Tar G. – No 82, 83, 84*, 85
Velmurugan N. – No 58, 67*, 68*
Vieira R. – No 30, 31
Wiehagen R. – No 70*, 71*
Yuzyuk V. – No 95

The Winner | Победитель

Fadil Abdurahmanovic
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Judge | Арбитр

Menachem Witztum

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