Final Award in Quick Composing TT-209 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-209

Kharkov-Rotterdam motives | Харьковско-Роттердамские мотивы

Theme | Тема

29 entries were received from 18 authors representing 8 countries | На конкурс поступило 29 композиций от 18 авторов из 8 стран

EN <-> RU

I want to say that not through the judge's fault (but at the initiative of the TT Director – editorial), the tourney gave not quite the exact name. Nevertheless the participants, which read the theme formulation carefully and figured out all the examples, correctly understood that a presence of Kharkov-1 (Rotterdam) theme is not obligatory. This theme can be just only as a special case of required.
Actually the theme with an algorithm "1...а!, 1...а 2.Х#, 1...a 2.Y#" was propagandized by Aleksandr Mochalkin as “Kharkov-2”. It is analogous to the Shedey theme but in Black performance. After Mochalkin’s death almost nobody paid attention to the this theme even if it is in concrete problem. Really this algorithm by itself is maybe not so interesting. (For example, I found that this algorithm is present in almost a half of my problems with another themes, at that I paid my attention for this algorithm only recently.) But if the algorithm includes, as a part, in another theme then I think that it would be good to point out this algorithm. And if we take the algorithm as a basis then it would be possible to create good problems – and this TT confirmed it.
At the present stage of development of #2 genre many themes lost their independent meaning and turned into "bricks" of modern problem. For example, I think that a problem with only le Grand theme or with only Zagoruiko theme without additional nuances can’t pretend on a distinction in any modern tourney. But in the comment for solution we point out these themes too. So I think that Kharkov-2 theme is worthy of the same fate.
Now I say about the tourney. I received 29 problems in anonymous form. Unfortunately there were found partial anticipations to the problems that pretended on very high distinctions, and this fact, of course, affected the level of the competition.
Although the tourney is thematic, I immediately decided to not count how many times the theme is realized – instead it I decided to evaluate a qualitative level of the problems. The fact is that there were several problems that has more times of this theme that in marked problems but a quality of these problems leaves much to be desired. I decided not to distinguish such problems, for example:
- No 2 (Kg1-Ke4) – insignificant content (by nowadays);
- No 10 (Kg7-Kf5) – the problem is interesting but there are duals on mating moves, even to non thematic defenses;
- No 22 (Ka4-Kf8) – repeated variations in different phases, but excluding these, there is very little variations. I recommend to the author the following: try to fix it and to complete wR cross. In this case the problem will be much better and will be marked in another tourney.

After provisional award I excluded No 9 (Kc1-Kd4) in view of yacpdb/351866.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 28
P. Murashev & A. Feoktistov
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
1B1r4/2b1p2n/KRpPQP2/p1kP1pp1/2PN4/1P3N2/2P5/8
#2vvvvv(12+9)
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 17
V. Shanshin & V. Markovcij
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
B7/2p3B1/p1n1p2r/1RNkr1P1/3PN1Q1/1P6/2nP1P1P/6K1
#2(13+8)
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 27
Pavel Murashev
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
6b1/2KBp1q1/N2PP1p1/1ppkP3/nR4pN/6Qp/1pP5/6B1
#2vvvv(11+11)

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 28, Pavel Murashev & Aleksandr Feoktistov (Russia) 1B1r4/2b1p2n/KRpPQP2/p1kP1pp1/2PN4/1P3N2/2P5/8

1.d7? (X) – 2.Qxc6#, 1...Bxb6 (a) 2.Qxe7#(Y), 1...Bd6!
1.Qxe7? (Y) – 2.Se6# (A), 1...Bxb6 (a) 2.d7# (X), 1...Sf8!
1.Sxf5? (C) – 2.Qe3# (B), 1...cxd5 (b) 2.Qxd5# (2.Rb5?), 1...Bxb6! (a)
1.Sxc6? (D) – 2.Rb5#, 1...Bxb6 (a) 2.Qe3# (B), 1...Rxb8!
1.Qe3? (B) – 2.Sxf5# (C), 1...Bxb6 (a) 2.Sxc6# (D) (2.Se6?), 1...cxd5 (b) 2.Se6# (A) (2.Sxc6?), 1...f4!
1.Qe1! – 2.Rxc6# (2.Se6?)
1...Kxd6 2.Qxe7# (Y)
1...Bxb6 (a) 2.Se6# (A)
(2.Qxa5?)
1...Rxd6 2.Qxa5# (2.Se6?)
The thematic move 1...Bxb6 is a Black defense in twofold Salazar theme (X-Y and D-B), Shedey theme (A), Dombrovskis paradox (aB) and effect (aA), Hannelius theme in defense form (Aa-Bb – aB-bA), Urania theme (B). Besides that, reciprocal change key-threat (B-C); transformation of key and threat of 2nd phase into mates of variations; change of mates and functions of moves; dual avoidances; flight giving keys.
Very rich and interesting problem!
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 17, Valery Shanshin (Russia) & Vasil Markovcij (Ukraine) B7/2p3B1/p1n1p2r/1RNkr1P1/3PN1Q1/1P6/2nP1P1P/6K1

*1...Kxd4 (a) 2.Sc3# (A), 1...Re~ 2.Sxa6# (B), 1...Rxe4! (b)
1.Bf8? – 2.Sc3# (A), 1...Rxe4 (b) 2.Qxe4#, 1...Rh3 2.Sf6#, 1...Kxd4! (a)
1.Qg3! – 2.Qxe5#
1…Kxd4 (a) 2.Qd3#
1…Re~ 2.Sc3# (A)
1…Rxe4 (b) 2.Sxa6# (B)
The thematic move 1…Kxd4 is included in Dombrovskis paradox, Shedey theme and reciprocal change of moves in set play and in solution. Destroying of indirect battery with unobvious ambush of wQ in solution. Unfortunately the move 1…Rxe4, that participates in secondary Dombrovskis effect, can’t be consider as thematic in view of there is no a try with refutation 1…Re4! that would be “confirm” a set play. wP’s on 2nd rank look not very good.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 27, Pavel Murashev (Russia) 6b1/2KBp1q1/N2PP1p1/1ppkP3/nR4pN/6Qp/1pP5/6B1

*1...Bxe6 2.Bc6# (A)
1.Bh2? – 2.Qd3#, 1...Qxe5 (a) 2.Qxe5#, 1...c4! (b)
1.Qe3? – 2.Qe4#, 1...c4 (b) 2.Qd4#, 1...Sc3 2.Qxc5#, 1...Qxe5! (a)
1.Bxc5? – 2.Rd4# (B), 1...Qxe5 (a) 2.Qb3#, 1...Sxc5!
1.Sxc5? – 2.Bc6# (A) (2.Rd4+? Kxc5!), 1...Sxc5 2.Rd4# (B), 1...exd6!
1.Qxg4? – 2.Qe4# (2.Bc6+? Kxe5!), 1...Qxe5 (a) 2.Bc6# (A), 1...c4 (b) 2.Qd4#, 1...Kxe5 2.Qg5#, 1...Sc3! 1.Re4! – 2.Qd3#
1...c4 (b) 2.Rd4# (B)
1...Qxe5 (a) 2.Qxe5#
1...Kxe4 2.Bc6# (A)
Two thematic moves 1…Qxe5 (a) and 1…c4 (b) participate in doubled Shedey theme (A, B) as one of defenses, in change-mates and in reciprocal change of defense and refutation. Active sacrifice of Rook in solution.
EN <-> RU
4th Prize - No 16
Valery Shanshin
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
3b4/1B6/K3b1Q1/3Pp1nP/4R3/4PkNp/3R4/3n1N2
#2(10+7)
1st Honorable mention - No 26A
Pavel Murashev
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
7q/bNPBQ3/r3N3/2pkppP1/R7/1PP5/pR5B/K4n2
#2*vv(12+9)
2nd Honorable mention - No 13
Anatoly Vasilenko
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
8/1q6/2pB4/5P2/2Pkpr2/1PRPN3/2Q5/2KN3n
#2(10+6)

4th Prize - No 16, Valery Shanshin (Russia) 3b4/1B6/K3b1Q1/3Pp1nP/4R3/4PkNp/3R4/3n1N2

*1…Sg~ 2.Sh2# (A), *1…Sxe4 (a) 2.Qxe4#
1.Sh1? – 2.Sh2# (A), 1…Bf5 2.Qxf5#, 1…Sf2 2.Rxf2#, 1…Sxe4! (a)
1.Sf5! – 2.Sh4# [2.Sh2? (A) Kxe4!]
1…Sg~ 2.Qg4#
1…Sxe4 (a) 2.Sh2# (A)
1…Kxe4 2.dxe6#
Secondary Dombrovskis paradox and secondary Dombrovskis effect. Besides that, White and Black correction, change-play and “capricious” motifs in solution with passive sacrifice of wR. Bb7 suggest to activate a half-battery but it does not lead to success. There are no tries with play of this half-battery, and as a result ¬– wB is necessary only one time in solution.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable mention - No 26A, Pavel Murashev (Russia) 7q/bNPBQ3/r3N3/2pkppP1/R7/1PP5/pR5B/K4n2

*1...e4 (a) 2.c4# (A) / 2.Sf4# (B)
1.Rf4? – 2.c4# (A), 1...exf4 2.Sxf4# (B), 1...c4 (c) 2.bxc4#, 1...e4! (a) (2.c4? 2.Sf4?)
1.Qf7? – 2.Sf4# (B), 1...e4 (a) 2.c4# (A), 1...Rxa4 (b) 2.Sxc5#, 1...c4! (c)
1.Re2! – 2.c4# (A)
1...e4 (a) 2.Sf4# (B)
1...Rxa4 (b) 2.Qd6#
1...Qh4 2.Rxe5#
1...c4 2.bxc4#
1...Rxe6 2.Qxe6#
1...Se3/Sd2 2.Rd2#
The thematic move 1…e4 is connected with Dombrovskis paradox (aA), Ellerman mate-differentiation with dual avoidances, le Grand theme (AB) and Shedey theme (B), where the thematic move is one of defenses. The key is bad because it activate “sleeping” wRb2. Although an outgoing effect of the move is used for Black defense, this fact does not balance the negative impression from this move.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 13, Anatoly Vasilenko (Ukraine) 8/1q6/2pB4/5P2/2Pkpr2/1PRPN3/2Q5/2KN3n

1.Qa2? – 2.Sc2#, 1...Qxb3! (a) / 1…Rf2! (b) / 1…exd3! (c)
1.Qb1? – 2.Sc2#, 1...exd3 (c) 2.Qxd3#, 1...Qxb3! (a) / 1…Rf2! (b)
1.Qb2? – 2.Sc2#, 1...Qxb3 (a) 2.Rxb3#, 1...Rf2! (b) exd3! (c)
1.Qd2/Qe2? – 2.Sc2#, 1...exd3 (c) 2.Qxd3#, 1...Qxb3! (a)
1.Qf2? – 2.Sc2#, 1...exd3 (c) 2.Qxf4#, 1...Rxf2! (b)
1.Qg2? – 2.Sc2#, 1...Qxb3 (a) 2.Qg7#, 1...Rf2 (b) 2.Qxe4#, 1...exd3! (c)
1.Qh2! – 2.Sc2#
1...Qxb3 (a) 2.Qh8#
1...Rf2 (b) 2.Qe5#
1...exd3 (c) 2.Qxf4#
Triplication of the theme. It combines with Kharkov (Rotterdam) theme with three thematic moves. Interesting play of wQ on all squares of 2nd rank. We can say that here there is specific “reduction” of refutations but for a sense of completeness there is no a phase with combination of refutations 1…Qxb3 and 1…exd3.
EN <-> RU
3rd Honorable mention - No 11
A. Slesarenko & A. Vasilenko
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
8/2Nr1p2/4pQ2/R3B3/p2Nkb2/3pnp2/K5n1/4RB2
#2(8+10)
Special Hon. mention - No 12
Anatoly Vasilenko
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
8/8/7R/kB6/b7/1pKp4/2Pp4/3Q4
#2(5+5)
1st Commendation - No 14
Vladimir Sorochan
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
2R5/1b4K1/4P3/4pPR1/2N1k3/1p2B3/8/3Qn3
#2(8+5)

3rd Honorable mention - No 11, Anatoly Slesarenko (Russia) & Anatoly Vasilenko (Ukraine) 8/2Nr1p2/4pQ2/R3B3/p2Nkb2/3pnp2/K5n1/4RB2

*1...B~ 2.Qxf3# (A), *1...Bxe5 (a) 2.Qxe5# (B)
1.Scxe6? – 2.Qf5#, 1...fxe6 2.Qg6#, 1...Sh4/Sxe1 2.Qxf4#, 1...Rxd4!
1.Sdb5? – 2.Sc3#, 1...Rxc7 2.Sd6#, 1...f2 2.Bxg2#, 1...Bxe5! (a) [2.Qxf3? (A) Qxe5? (B)]
1.Scb5! – 2.Sc3#
1...Rc7/Kd5 2.Sd6#
1...Bxe5 (a) 2.Qxf3# (A)
[2.Qxe5? (B)]
TT-209 theme is included in secondary Dombrovskis paradox and its anti-form. Relatively low place of the problem is due to the fact that this mechanism was recently in Slesarenko’s problem (see Superproblem IT, 2018, A140). But here the mechanism is showed in vertical implementation with additional play. Unlike the authors of the problem, V. Shanshin (the author of the idea) supposes that in this problem there is no anti-Dombrovskis, but it does not influence on the TT theme.
EN <-> RU

Special Honorable mention - No 12, Anatoly Vasilenko (Ukraine) 8/8/7R/kB6/b7/1pKp4/2Pp4/3Q4

*1...Kxb5 2.Qh5# (mm)
1.cxd3? zz 1…b2 2.Qxa4# (1...Kxb5 2.Qh5#), 1...Bxb5!
1.cxb3? zz 1...B:b5 2.b4# (mm) (1...Kxb5 2.Qh5#), 1...Bxb3!
1.Qxd2! – 2.Kc4#
1...Bxb5 2.Kxb3#
1...Kxb5 2.Qg5#
(mm)
The theme is presented in a mechanism of the choice and battery play. Three model mates. Special distinction for Meredith.
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 14, Vladimir Sorochan (Russia) 2R5/1b4K1/4P3/4pPR1/2N1k3/1p2B3/8/3Qn3

1.Bc1? - 2.Sd6# (D), 1...Sd3! (a)
1.Rg3? - 2.Sd6# (D), 1...Sd3 (a) 2.Qf3# (A), 1...Kxf5 2.Qg4#, 1...Sf3! (b)
1.Qxb3? - 2.Sd2#, 1...Sd3 (a) 2.Qxb7# (B), 1...Sf3 (b) 2.Sd6# (D) - Dombrovskis paradox (Db-bD), 1...Kd5 2.Qxb7#, 1...Kf3!
1.Rc5! - 2.Rxe5#
1...Sd3 (a) 2.Qh1# (C)
1...Sf3 (b) 2.Qb1# (E)
1...Bd5 2.Qxd5#
Doubling of theme with Dombrovskis paradox. The refutation 1…Kf3! with bK move on flight taking square is not good.
EN <-> RU
2nd Commendation - No 18
Zoltan Labai
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
3r4/8/1pP4B/2p1NQ2/3k3r/2NBppb1/1P2b2p/7K
#2(8+10)
3rd Commendation - No 8
Anatoly Slesarenko
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
2B1r3/2R5/1K1p1N2/1N1Pkp1p/3pb2Q/5p1p/2PB1P1q/3R1n2
#2(11+11)
4th Commendation - No 23
Zoran Gavrilovski
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
n4Q2/6p1/1nK1P3/1RN1k1r1/6p1/3PNB2/3P4/q1b2RBr
#2(11+9)

2nd Commendation - No 18, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 3r4/8/1pP4B/2p1NQ2/3k3r/2NBppb1/1P2b2p/7K

*1...Bf1 2.Sxf3# (X)
1.Bc4? – 2.Sb5# (A), 1...Bxc4 2.Sxf3# (X), 1...Bxe5! (a)
1.Qe6? – 2.Sb5# (A), 1...Bxe5 (a) 2.Qc4# (B), 1...Bxd3 (b) 2.Sxf3# (X), 1...c4!
1.Bg7! – 2.Sxf3# (X)
1...Bxe5 (a) 2.Bxe5# (C)
1...Bxd3 2.Qxd3#
Pure Kharkov-2 theme with thematic move 1…Bxe5. The thematic move is a defense from threat in Shedey theme, but this move does not include in Shedey theme.
EN <-> RU

3rd Commendation - No 8, Anatoly Slesarenko (Russia) 2B1r3/2R5/1K1p1N2/1N1Pkp1p/3pb2Q/5p1p/2PB1P1q/3R1n2

1.Bc3? (A) - 2.Bxd4#, 1...dxc3 2.Sd7# (B), 1...Qxf2!
1.Sa7? - 2.Sc6#, 1...Bxd5!

1.c4? - 2.Sd7# (B), 1...dxc3 e.p. 2.Bxc3# (A) - Erokhin, 1...Bxd5 2.Qxd4#, 1...Re7/Rd8 2.Rxe7#, 1...f4!
1.Sxd4! - 2.Sc6#
1...Kxd4 2.Bc3# (A)
1...Bxd5 2.Sd7# (B)
- Dombrovskis
1...Qxf2 2.Bf4#!
Here we see Erokhin theme where Erokhin mates appear in solution as mates of variations with change-defenses one of which – 1…Bxd5 – is thematic. The same defense participates in the variations with Dombrovskis effect. As compared to very strong anticipation yacpdb/440474, here a phase with thematic refutation was added, and this fact gives a right for existence for the problem, as I think.
EN <-> RU

4th Commendation - No 23, Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia) n4Q2/6p1/1nK1P3/1RN1k1r1/6p1/3PNB2/3P4/q1b2RBr

*1...Kd4 (x) 2.Qf4# (A), *1...Rh5 2.Sxg4# (C)
1.Bf~? – 2.Qf4# (A) / 2.Qd6# (B), 1...Kd4 (x) 2.Qf4# (A), 1...Rf5 (z) 2.Sxg4# (C), 1...Sd5 2.Sc4#, 1…Qd4! (y)
1.Bxg4? – 2.Qf4# (A) / 2.Qd6# (B), 1...Qd4 (y) 2.Sd7#, 1…Rf5! (z) [2.Sg4??]
1.Bd5? – 2.Qf4# (A) [2.Qd6+? (B) Kd4! (x)], 1...Kd4 (x) 2.Qf4# (A), 1...Qd4 (y) 2.Qd6# (B), 1...Rf5 (z) 2.S(x)g4#, 1...Sxd5 2.Sc4#, 1…Qa4!
1.Be4! – 2.Qd6# (B) [2.Qf4+? (A) Kd4! (x)]
1...Kd4 (x) 2.Sb3#
1...Qd4 (y) 2.Qf4# (A)
1...Rf5 (z) 2.S(x)g4# (C)
1...Sc8/Sd5/Sc4 2.S(x)c4#
The thematic black move 1…Qd4 participates as a defense in le Grand theme and Sushkov theme. Besides that, there is White correction with Barns theme. The move 1…Rf5 is non-thematic (as an author wrote) in view of there are no two different mates in answer to this defense. The anticipation yacpdb/352014 put the problem on the brink of legitimacy and deprived it of a higher distinction.
EN <-> RU
Special Commendation - No 25
Eduard Nagovitsyn
TT-209, SuperProblem, 24-06-2018
8/8/6N1/3Q4/3p4/4kPn1/8/4K3
#2(4+3)

Special Commendation - No 25, Eduard Nagovitsyn (Russia) 8/8/6N1/3Q4/3p4/4kPn1/8/4K3

1.Qb7? zz 1...S~ 2.Qe4#, 1...Kd3 2.Qb3#, 1...d3!
1.Qf7? zz 1...d3 2.Qf4#, 1...Kd3 2.Qb3#, 1...S~!
1.Qa2? zz 1...d3 2.Qf2#, 1...S~ 2.Qe2#, 1.Kxf3!
(1.Qc4? zz 1...d3 2.Qf4#, 1...S~ 2.Qe2#, 1.Kxf3!)
1.Sh4! zz
1...d3 Sg2#
1...S~ 2.Qe4#
1...Kf4 2.Sg2#
1...Kd3 2.Qb3#
Special distinction for the miniature – I can’t find an anticipation.
EN <-> RU


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Abdullayev S. – No 5*
Diatlov O. – No 20, 21
Feoktistov A. – No 28*
Gavrilovski Z. – No 23
Gavryliv E. – No 29
Kapustin F. – No 24
Labai Z. – No 18, 19*
Markovcij V. – No 17*
Müller D. – No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7
Murashev P. – No 26A, 26B, 27, 28*
Nagovitsyn E. – No 25
Novitsky P. – No 22
Shanshin V. – No 16, 17*
Slesarenko A. – No 8, 9, 10, 11*
Sorochan V. – No 14
Tar G. – No 19*
Uris M. – No 15
Vasilenko A. – No 11*, 12, 13

The Winners | Победители

Murashev Pavel

Feoktistov Aleksandr
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