Final Award in Quick Composing TT-117 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-117

No rose without a thorn | Где розы, там и шипы

Theme | Тема

19 entries were received from 12 authors representing 8 countries | На конкурс поступило 19 композиций от 12 авторов из 8 стран

EN <-> RU

The idea of my theme proposition for this tournament was to search for a broader interpretation of the well known threat correction theme and to explore possibilities for its integration with other modern themes such as threat paradox. In first place, my aim was to find alternatives to usual random move + correction sequences. I am very satisfied with the response of the composers which have largely grasped my intention.
Both the number and quality of problems were adequate to my expectations. However, I was somewhat disappointed by high number of compositions using flight-giving mechanism in the solution phase.
I received 19 anonymized entries. Many thanks to all contributors.
Problem No 19 was incorrect, No 11 was non-thematic.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 15
Valery Shanshin
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
2rNR3/1p6/2p5/3kPpK1/N5p1/1P1Pp3/1B1RQ3/n4rb1
#2(10+10)
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 7
Valery Shanshin
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
2Kn4/2N1p3/p2kp3/8/3B1n2/4p3/6r1/2RN3B
#2(6+8)
Special Prize, 3rd Place - No 18
Pavel Murashev
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
1NB1KR1N/6p1/1PRpP1Pp/4kp2/nrP1p1PP/B1n1Q1P1/8/5r2
#2(15+10)

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 15, Valery Shanshin (Russia)

1...c5 (a) 2.Sb6# (A)
1.b4? – 2.Sb6# (A), 1...exd2! (b); 1.Se6? – 2.Sb6# (A) (2.Sc3?), 1...exd2 (b) 2.Sc3# (B), 1...Rxe8 2.Sc7#, 1...c5! (a)
1.d4! – 2.Sc3# (B) (2.Sb6?), 1...exd2 (b) 2.Sb6# (A), 1...Rc1 2.Qg2#, 1...Ke4 2.Sc3#
This beautiful problem is the clear winner. The required theme is supplemented by the Le Grand theme and other effects in a nice open setting.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 7, Valery Shanshin (Russia)

1.Sxe3? – 2.Se8# (A), 1...Rg8 2.Sc4#, 1...e5 2.Sf5#, 1...Rc2! (a)
1.Sc3! – 2.Se4# (2.Se8?), 1...Rc2 (a) 2.Se8# (A) (2.Se4? Kc6! – Levman), 1...Kc6 2.S3b5# (2.Se4? Rc2! – King`s Schiffmann)
Amazing problem with nice line play and good economy. Levman and Schiffmann defences are very natural additions. A slight defect is the remote thematic knight.
EN <-> RU

Special Prize, 3rd Place - No 18, Pavel Murashev (Russia)

1...Rb~ 2.Bxd6#, 1...Rxc4!
1.Qd2? – 2.Qxd6#, 1...Rd1 (b) 2.Rxf5#, 1...Sd5 (c)/Sb5 2.Qd5#, 1...d5 2.Sd7# (A), 1...e3!
1.Rf6? 2.Sd7# (A), 1...Kxf6 2.Qd4# (B), 1...gxf6 2.Sxf7# (C), 1...Sxb6/Sc5 2.Qxc3#, 1...Rxc4! (a)
1.Rxd6! – 2.Qd4# (B) (A?), 1...Rxc4 (a) 2.Sd7# (A), 1...Kxd6 2.Sf7# (C), 1...Rd1 (b) 2.Qf4#, 1...Sd5 (c)/Sb5/Se2 2.Rd5#
Ambitious problem featuring rich play but with somewhat heavy setting and unused material. Pleasant variation of flight squares.
EN <-> RU
1st Honorable mention - No 17
Rodolfo Riva
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
3N4/3nBp2/2B2pR1/4k2r/4PR1p/K3PP2/bNp1Qp2/3r4
#2(11+10)
2nd Honorable mention - No 12
Zoltan Labai
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
1r6/2R5/3p2N1/N2k1P2/P3p3/B3P3/P2Pr2b/5Q1K
#2(11+6)
3rd Honorable mention - No 13
Živko Janevski
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
2R5/4n2K/1P1b3B/Q3R3/2pkP1p1/1b1N2P1/2r1P3/1N5n
#2(11+8)

1st Honorable mention - No 17, Rodolfo Riva (Italy)

1.Qc4? – 2.Sxf7#, 1...Rd5!; 1.Qd3? – 2.Bd6#, 1...Bd5!
1.Rfxf6! – 2.f4#, 1...Rd5 2.Sxf7, 1...Bd5 2.Bd6#, 1...Rd3+ 2.Sxd3#, 1...f1Q 2.Qh2#, 1...Rf5 2.Rxf5#
An interesting idea allowing theme doubling. A pity is that key moves have double motivation (guard + line closure).
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 12, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia)

1...Be5 2.Sge7# (A)
1.Sge7+? (A) Ke5!; 1.d4? – 2.Sge7# (A), 1...Rxe3 (a) 2.Qc4#, 1...exd3 e. p. 2.Qf3#, 1...Re8! (b); 1.Sc4? – 2.Sge7# (A), 1...Re8 (b) 2.Sb6#, 1...Rxe3! (a)
1.Sc6! – 2.Sce7#, 1...Rxe3 (a) 2.Sge7# (A), 1...Re8 (b) 2.Sb4#, 1...Kc4 2.Sb4#
Pleasant play with changed and transferred mates in an open position.
EN <-> RU

3rd Honorable mention - No 13, Živko Janevski (Macedonia)

*1...Bxe5 (a) 2.Qxe5#, 1...cxd3 (b) 2.e3# (A), 1...Sd5 2.Qxd5#, 1...Bc5 2.Qxc5# (B)
1.Sd~? – 2.e3#(A), 1...Sd5 2.Qxd5#, 1...Rc3/Rxe2 2.Qc3#, 1...Bxe5! (a); 1.Rd8? – 2.Qc5#(B), 1...cxd3! (b)
1.Sc5! – 2.Se6# (2.e3? (A))
1...Bxe5 (a) 2.e3# (A), 1...Sd5 2.Rxd5#, 1...Bxc5 2.Qxc5# (B), 1...Kxe5 2.Bg7#, 1...Rxe2 2.Qc3#, 1...c3 2.Sxb3#
Problem showing varied play including change and transfer of mates but not very elegant.
EN <-> RU
1st Commendation - No 9
Valery Shanshin
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
5N1n/1R4p1/3p1kb1/R4p1p/2NP4/7K/Q2Bp3/8
#2(8+8)
2nd Commendation - No 16
Dragan Stojnić
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
3Q3n/8/2N5/4pN1p/R3Pk2/1p1pR1p1/1r3prq/B2B1Kb1
#2(9+12)
3rd Commendation - No 14
Zoltan Labai
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
2RK4/1p3pN1/b2kNBp1/PP3p2/1pP2p2/4n1q1/2n5/6Q1
#2(9+11)

1st Commendation - No 9, Valery Shanshin (Russia)

1.Sb6? – 2.Qe6# (A), 2.Sd5# (B), 1...Bf7!; 1.Se5? – 2.Qe6# (A), 1...Bf7 2.Sh7#, 1...d5 2.Ra6#, 1...f4! (a)
1.Se3! – 2.Sd5# (B) (2.Qe6?), 1...f4 (a) 2.Qe6# (A), 1...Kg5 2.Sg4# (2.Sd5? f4! – King`s Schiffmann), 1...Bf7 2.Rxf5#

2nd Commendation - No 16, Dragan Stojnić (Serbia)

*1...Rb~ 2.Bxe5#, 1...Re2!
1.Sh6? – 2.Rf3#, 1...Kxe3 2.Qg5#, 1...Re2! (2.Bxe5#?); 1.Qg8? – 2.Rf3#, 1...Re2 2.Bxe5#, 1...Sg6!
1.Sxe5! – 2.Sxd3# (2.Rf3#?), 1...Re2/Rd2 2.Rf3#, 1...Kxe5 2.Qd6#

3rd Commendation - No 14, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia)

1...fxe6 2.Sge8# (A)
1.Sge8+? (A) 1...Kxe6!; 1.Sc5? – 2.Sge8# (A), 1...Bxb5 (b) 2.Sxb7#, 1...Sxc4! (a); 1.Sf8? – 2.Sge8# (A), 1...Sxc4 (a) 2.Qc5#, 1...Bxb5! (b)
1.Sc7! – 2.Sce8#, 1...Sxc4 (a) 2.Sge8# (A), 1...Bxb5 (b) 2.Sxb5#, 1...Kc5 2.Sce8#
4th Commendation - No 8
Gábor Tar
TT-117, SuperProblem, 22-09-2014
8/1r1p4/1pp2N1R/5p2/1B1k1P2/1P6/1K2RN2/5n2
#2(8+7)

4th Commendation - No 8, Gábor Tar (Hungary)

1.Rh3? – 2.Rd3#, 1...Se3 2.Rd2#, 1...Sg3!; 1.Re5? – 2.Bc3# (A), 1...d5! (a)
1.S6e4! – 2.Rd6# (2.Bc3?), 1...d5 (a) 2.Bc3# (A), 1...Se3 2.Rd2#
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Sections | Разделы

#2 (twomovers | двухходовки)

Participants | Участники

Hadži-Vaskov G. - No 19
Janevski Ž. - No 13
Labai Z. - No 12, 14
Lincoln R. - No 2, 3, 6, 10
Murashev P. - No 18
Narayanan C. G. S. - No 4
Permyakov E. - No 1
Riva R. - No 17
Shanshin V. - No 7, 9, 15
Stojnić D. - No 16
Stolev N. - No 11
Tar G. - No 5, 8

The Winner Is | Победитель

Valery Shanshin
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Janez Nastran

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan
e-mail: alex_rox@mail.ru