Final Award in Quick Composing TT-105 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса ТТ-105

Heaven can wait | Рано на небеса

Theme | Тема

20 entries were received from 15 authors representing 11 countries | На конкурс поступило 20 композиций от 15 авторов из 11 стран

EN <-> RU

I received 20 problems from the tourney director. Despite the decent number the average level of the tourney was rather low and many problems had serious defects. The participating problems were lacking some original ideas and many of them were rather mechanical.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

Prize, 1st Place - No 13
Juri Gorbatenko
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
8/4p3/1PR1Np1R/1QK2k2/2Npp3/p3p2P/2n5/bb6
#2 (8+10)
1st H. M., 2nd Place - No 4
Fedir Kapustin
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
B5R1/p7/1p1PPp1b/1pPKP3/2PB1P2/2N2kPP/6b1/7N
#2 (14+7)
2nd H. M., 3rd Place - No 19
Jaroslaw Brzozowicz
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
8/bpp5/b5R1/P1k2P1R/P4p1p/1PPp2Br/4PPBP/1K4Q1
#2 (14+9)

Prize, 1st Place - No 13, Juri Gorbatenko (Russia)

1.Rd6? – 2.Kc6#, 1...exd6 2.Kxd6#, 1...Sb4 2.Kxb4#, 1...d3! 1.Sb2? – 2.Kc4#, 1...Sb4 2.Kxb4#, 1...Ba2! 1.Se5! – 2.Rh5#, 1...Kxe5 2.Kc4#, 1...fxe5 2.Qf1#.
A very interesting and paradoxical problem. In two thematic tries we try to move the white king and fail while in the solution we are closing the thematic line. Flight giving key, reappearance of Kc4 in the solution and the long mate by the queen leave a good impression.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable Mention, 2nd Place - No 4, Fedir Kapustin (Ukraine)

1.cxb5? – 2.Kc4#, 1...Bf1! 1.cxb6? – 2.Kc5#, 1...axb6! 1.Kc6? – 2.K~#, 1...fxe5! 1.d7? – 2.Kd6#, 1...Bf8! 1.e7? – 2.Ke6#, 1...Bxh3! 1.exf6? – 2.Ke5#, 1...Bxf4! 1.Bxf2? – 2.Kd4#, 1...Bxh1! 1.Bg1! – 2.Kd4#, 1...bxc5 2.Kxc5#, 1...fxe5 2.Kxe5#
A good presentation of the theme in a task form with 8 phases. Five refutations by the bishops out of the seven are a nice addition. The problem would have won a prize if the refutation after the try axb6 was better.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable Mention, 3rd Place - No 19, Jaroslaw Brzozowicz (Poland)

1.f3+? (X) Kd5!; 1.f6+? (Y) Kd6! 1.e4? – 2.f3# (X), 1...fxe3 (e. p.) 2.f6# (Y), 1...f3! (a) 1.Be4? – 2.f3 (X), 1...Rxg3 2.fxg3# (X), 1...f3 (a) 2.f6# (Y), 1...Rxh2! 1.Bxf4? – 2.f6# (Y), 1...Re3 2.Bxe3#, 1...Rg3 2.fxg3# (X), 1...Bc4 2.b4#, 1...Rf3! 1.Re6! – 2.f6# (Y), 1...Rxg3 2.fxg3# (X), 1...hxg3 2.fxg3# (X), 1...Bc4 2.b4# 1.Qc1? – 2.Qa3#, 1...b5 2.Rc6#, 1...f3!
Double representation of the theme using two pawns. Although the problem seems somewhat disorganized, both of the thematic lines have a nice connection via the c6 square. That is also the reason I feel a refutation that closes g6-c6 line is missing to complete the overall idea, instead of Rxh2. There are some additional defects but the overall thematic connection is pleasing.
EN <-> RU
3rd H. M. - No 12
Juri Gorbatenko
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
3QR3/n1NKBp2/1b3PN1/rp6/3kp3/1P6/n1R1PP2/8
#2 (11+8)
Commendation - No 2
Paz Einat
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
8/1p1R1p2/3K3p/np6/NQrk1PN1/2RBq2r/5B2/8
#2 (9+9)
Commendation - No 5
Peter Novitsky
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
6N1/3pNp2/3rkr2/8/2P3P1/4K3/3P3B/4R3
#2 (8+5)

3rd Honorable Mention - No 12, Juri Gorbatenko (Russia)

1.Rh8? – 2.Ke8#, 1...e3 2.Rh4#, 1...Sc8 2.Kxc8#, 1...Sc6 2.Kxc6#, 1...fxg6 2.Ke6#, 1...Sc3 2.Rd2#, 1...b4 2.Rс4x, 1...Bc5 2.Bxc5#, 1...Sb4! 1.Ba3! – 2.Ke7#, 1...e3 2.fxe3#, 1...Sc8 2.Kxc8#, 1...Sc6 2.Kxc6#, 1...fxg6 2.Ke6#, 1...Sc3 2.Rd2#, 1...b4 2.Rс4#, 1...Bc5 2.Bxc5#, 1...Sb4 2.Bb2#.
Two pretty long key moves in the try and the solution. Although the geometric impression is nice, I feel that just a single change is not enough for high placing.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 2, Paz Einat (Israel)

1.Se5? – 2.Ke7#, 1...Sc6 2.Kc7#, 1...Qxf2! 1.Sc5? – 2.Kc7#, 1...Rh5 2.Bxe3#, 1...Rxb4! 1.Bf5! – 2.Rd3#, 1...Qxf2 2.Ke7#, 1...Rxb4 2.Kc7#
Dombrovskis in a nice form but the unused knight on g4 is bad.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 5, Peter Novitsky (Ukraine)

1.d4? – 2.Kd3# [A], 2.Kd2# [B]; 1...Rxd4 2.Kxd4#, 1...Rd5 2.cxd5#, 1...Rf2 2.Kxf2# [C], 1...Rf3+ 2.Kxf3# [D], 1...Rf4 2.Kxf4#, 1...Rf5 2.gxf5#, 1...Rf1! 1.Bf4! – 2.Kf3# [D], 2.Kf2# [C]; 1...Rxd2 2.Kxd2# [B], 1...Rd3+ 2.Kxd3# [A], 1...Rd4 2.Kxd4#, 1...Rd5 2.cxd5#, 1...Rxf4 2.Kxf4#, 1...Rf5 2.gxf5#.
Good construction but rather symmetrical.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 8
Ofer Comay
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
1N3b2/8/1K2P3/2pk1B2/7R/2prp2R/2PP2PB/5N1Q
#2 (12+6)
Commendation - No 9
Sven Trommler
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
1B6/3N1R2/3P2pK/p4p1P/3QpkBn/r1pp2r1/b4NP1/4q3
#2 (10+12)
Commendation - No 15
Jaroslaw Brzozowicz
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
8/8/1p3n2/PB2p1p1/5p2/2pK1NP1/1b5R/n4k2
#2 (6+9)

Commendation - No 8, Ofer Comay (Israel)

1.Bc7? – 2.g3# (A), 1...Bd6! (a) 1.Ra4? – 2.g4# (B), 1...c4! (b) 1.Sc6! zz 1...Bd6 (a) 2.g3# (A), 1...c4 (b) 2.g4# (B), 1...Be7/g7/h6 2.Sxe7#, 1...R~ 2.Sxe3#, 1...e2/exd2 2.Rxd3#, 1...cxd2 2.c4#
A familiar mechanism for the Dombrovskis theme. Hard for me to believe this is not anticipated but I could not find any example.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 9, Sven Trommler (Germany)

1.Sf6? – 2.d7#, 1...Rb3 (a) 2.Sd5# (A), 1...Sf3 (b) 2.Sxd3# (B), 1...fxg4 2.Sd5#, 1...Qb1! 1.Sf8? – 2.d7#, 1...Rb3 (a) 2.Se6# (C), 1...Sf3 (b) 2.Sxg6# (D), 1...Qb1 2.Qxe4#, 1...Qxf2! 1.Sc5! – 2.d7#, 1...Rb3 (a) 2.Se6# (E), 1...Sf3 (b) 2.Sxd3# (F), 1...Qxf2/Qb1 2.Qxe4#
Two changed mates with decent queen refutations.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 15, Jaroslaw Brzozowicz (Poland)

1.gxf4? – 2.Ke3# (A), 1...Sc2 (a) 2.Kxc2# (B), 1...Bc1 2.Kxc3# (C), 1...exf4 (c) 2.Kd4# (D), 1...Sd5 (b) 2.Ke4# (E), 1...Sg4 2.Ke4#, 1...gxf4! 1.axb6 (a6)? zz 1...Sa1 2.Kxc2# (B), 1...Bb2 2.Kxc3# (C), 1...c2 2.Kd2# (F), 1...fxg3 2.Ke3# (A), 1...e4+ (d) 2.Kd4# (D), 1...Sf6 2.Ke4# (E), 1...g4! 1.g4? zz 1...bxa5! 1.Kc4! – 2.Kb4# (G), 1...Sc2 (a) 2.Kb3# (H), 1...Ba3 2.Kxc3# (C), 1...bxa5 2.Kc5# (I), 1...Sd5 (b) 2.Kxd5# (J)
A very familiar mechanism with some crude play. The very active thematic piece won its way to the award.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 16
Jaroslaw Brzozowicz
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
8/3pKp2/8/1Rp1Nk2/R6P/4p3/1BPN1P1b/1B6
#2 (10+6)
Commendation - No 17
Alain Bienabe
TT-105, SuperProblem, 10.03.2014
8/8/6p1/1N2k3/7P/6KB/b1n2RQB/8
#2 (7+4)

Commendation - No 16, Jaroslaw Brzozowicz (Poland)

1.c4+? (B) Kf4!; 1.c3+? (A) Kxe5!; 1.Sf1? – 2.Sxe3#, 1...Bxe5 2.c3#, 1...Bf4 2.c4#, 1...c4! 1.f4? – 2.c3# (A), 1...Bxf4 2.c4# (B), 1...c4! (a) 1.fxe3! – 2.c4# (B), 1...c4 (a) 2.c3# (A), 1...Bxe5 (b) 2.c3# (A) 1.Rg4? – 2.c4# (B), 1...c4 2.c3#, 1...Bxe5! (b)
A combination of some familiar themes but in a very unconnected and disorganized way.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 17, Alain Bienabe (France)

1.Rf8? – 2.Kf2#, 1...Bf7! 1.h5? – 2.Kh4#, 1...g5! 1.Qf3? – 2.Kg2#, 1...Se1 2.Re2#, 1...Se3! 1.Qc6? – 2.Kg2/Kf3/Kg4#, 1..Bd5! 1.Bc8/Bd7? – 2.Kh3/Kg4#, 1...Be6! 1.Bg4! – 2.Kh3#
Threat reduction theme between Qc6, Bd7 and the solution. Another three thematic tries as an addition. No play at all in the solution is rather boring...
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

#2 (twomovers | двухходовки)

Participants | Участники

Bajarani U. - No 11
Bienabe A. - No 17, 18
Brzozowicz J. - No 15, 16, 19
Comay O. - No 8
Einat P. - No 2
Gorbatenko J. - No 12, 13
Hadzi-Vaskov G. - No 14
Kapustin F. - No 4
Koci V. - No 3, 7
Kraetschmer R. - No 20
Navon E. - No 6
Novitsky P. - No 5
Tar G. - No 1
Trommler S. - No 9
Wirajaya D. - No 10

The Winner Is | Победитель

Juri Gorbatenko
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Evgeni Bourd

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan
e-mail: alex_rox@mail.ru