Final Award in Quick Composing TT-125 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-125

Play on the same square | Игра на одно поле

Theme | Тема

125 entries were received from 46 authors representing 20 countries | На конкурс поступило 125 композиций от 46 авторов из 20 стран

EN <-> RU

For this tourney from the tourney director Aleksey Oganesjan I received a total number of 125 problems, of which 2 problems also had versions. I consider the tourney to be very good, owing to the contribution by the participants, particularly the authors of the honoured problems. I sincerely thank all the composers who contributed for the pleasure of judging this tourney.
The theme for this tourney is not new, as it has been known for many years and by now many problems have been composed. Setting this theme for the tourney had an aim of discovering new possibilities allowed by the stipulation and the authors succeeded to the largest extent.
In certain solutions of some problems a white piece does not participate, which I treat as a serious flaw. While regarding some of non-honoured problems, I believe that they will be published in another tourneys and win certain or higher distinctions than those which I might have awarded. I did not rank those problems which show the stipulated theme in a simple way.
Capturing a white pawn by the black first move was the most common motif in this tourney. Unfortunately, this is the most used motif in problems published so far, hence this was a reason for ranking these problems lower in the award or not ranking them at all.
While ranking the problems I was guided by their originality, synchronization of the play, the position and the use of material. For some of the honoured problems the anticipation control has shown that no anticipation exists, but a final word about this issue belongs to those who will take a look at the award and check the honoured problems.
I excluded following problems in view of anticipations:
- No 1 (Kh2-Kc2) – yacpdb/379911. No 1 was initially planned for inclusion in the award as the most successful rendering of a record achievement. But yacpdb/379911 is more successful;
- No 16 (Kh4-Kd4) – yacpdb/376318;
- No 19 (Kd1-Kf4) – pdb/P1095950. The problem initially was marked by 3rd HM but it excluded due to strong and more successful anticipation;
- No 18 (Ka4-Kf4) – yacpdb/379916;
- No 39 (Kc8-Ke4) – yacpdb/377468;
- No 96 (Kb2-Kd8) – yacpdb/379919;
- No 101 (Ka8-Kc4) – yacpdb/379921.
Besides that, the distinction of the problem No 46 (Kh6-Kc4), which initially was marked by 1st HM, was changed to a special HM due to partial anticipation pdb/P0571544.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 50
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
h#22.1.. b) wKe7->f8(8+9)
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 26
D. Turevski & D. Zhilko
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 79
Menachem Witztum
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
h#2b) bKf2->f1(6+12)

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 50, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia)

a) diagram: 1.Rxb5 Kxd6 2.Rb3 cxb3#, 1.Bxb5 Ke6 2.Bd3 cxd3#
b) wKe7->f8: 1.Sxc3 f4 2.Sd5 c3#, 1.Qxc3 Be3 2.Qe5 c4#
Double realization of the theme in combination with Albino mates. A powerful authors’ conception and the best achievement in the tourney.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 26, Dmitry Turevski (Russia) & Dmitry Zhilko (Belarus)

1.Sfd5 Qxf5 2.Sf6+ Bd5#
1.Sbd5 Qa7 2.Sb4+ d5#
Unpin of the wQ and black interferences are features of this excellent strategic achievement.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 79, Menachem Witztum (Israel)

a) diagram: 1.Qxe2 Bc6 2.Qf1 Qa7#
b) bKf2->f1: 1.Rxe2 Bc2 2.Rf2 Ra1#
Beautiful line opening after capture on e2 and interference on black lines by a white piece.
EN <-> RU
No 79A (version)
Menachem Witztum
TT-125, SuperProblem, 25-01-2015
h#2b) bKd3->c3(6+11)
4th Prize - No 44
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
h#22.1.. b) wPe4->d7(10+9)
5th Prize - No 43
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015

No 79A (version), Menachem Witztum (Israel)

a) diagram: 1.Bxd4 Bg5 2.Bc3 Qh7#
b) bKd3->c3: 1.R5xd4 Be3 2.R4d3 Rc7#

4th Prize - No 44, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)

a) diagram:
1.Qxe4 (a) Sxe6 (A) 2.Qb4 (b) Sxe5# (B)
1.Rxe4 (a) Sxe6 (A) 2.Rb4 (b) Se7# (C)
b) wPe4->d7:
1.Qxd7 (c) Sxe5 (B) 2.Qb5 (d) Sxe6# (A)
1.Bxd7 (c) Sxe5 (B) 2.Bb5 (d) Sf5# (D)
Double rendering of the theme, however, we see the same first white move in any of the twins.
EN <-> RU

5th Prize - No 43, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)

1.Bf5 Sxg4 2.Bh7+ Sg4-f2#
1.Sf5 Sxe4 2.Sg7+ Se4-f2#
A powerful problem with many problem chess motifs and pin mates. The arrival to the same square is a small shortcoming.
EN <-> RU
1st Honorable mention - No 89
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
h#2see text(7+10)
2nd Honorable mention - No 91
Mario Parrinello
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
h#2b) bKe4->f4(8+11)
Special Honorable mention - No 46
Vasil Krizhanivskyi
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015

1st Honorable mention - No 89, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia)

a) diagram: 1.Rbxb3 Sxf4 2.Rbd3 Se2#
b) bBa6->d3: 1.Sxb3 Bxf4 2.Sc5 Be5#
c) wSg6->c5: 1.Rhxb3 Rxf4 2.Rc3 Rxe4#
Triple opening of wBa2 by three different black pieces. In the white play three different pieces capture on f4 and we see two pin mates.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 91, Mario Parrinello (Italy)

a) diagram: 1.Bxf5 Kf8 (Ke8?) 2.Bxg6 Qc2#
b) bKe4->f4: 1.Rxf5 Ke8 (Kf8?) 2.Rxf6 Qc1#
White line opening and self-unpin of the wQ are basic author’s ideas in this achievement.
EN <-> RU

Special Honorable mention - No 46, Vasil Krizhanivskyi (Ukraine)

1.Sxd5 Rg3 2.Sf6 Rc3#, 1.Rfxd5 Rg5 2.Rd3 Rc5#
1.Rdxd5 Rd8 2.Rde5 Rd4#, 1.Qxd5 Rb8 2.Qd3 Rb4#
4 captures by wPd5 with two interferences on black lines and two self-blocks. The white play is a weaker part of the problem. A TF problem.
“Specialty” of the distinction due to partial anticipation pdb/P0571544.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 66
Branislav Djurasevic
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
h#2see text(6+10)
Commendation - No 81
Sergey Abramenko
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
h#2b) wSa5->d2(6+14)
Commendation - No 40
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015

Commendation - No 66, Branislav Djurasevic (Serbia)

a) diagram: 1.dxe4 d5 2.e3 d6#
b) bQс1->d1: 1.fxe4 cxd5 2.e3 d6#
c) bQс1->с2: 1.Kxe4 Qxd5+ 2.Kd3 Qf3#
d) bRd8->e7: 1.Rxe4 Kxd5 2.Rxd4+ Kxd4#

Commendation - No 81, Sergey Abramenko (Russia)

a) diagram: 1.Sd3? Re8 2.Scf4 Re5#??
1.Sce6 Re8 2.Sf4 Re5#
b) wSa5->d2: 1.Se2? Rh6 2.Sdf4 Rd6#??
1.Sde6 Rh6 2.Sf4 Rd6#

Commendation - No 40, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)

1.Qxb6 Bf7 2.Qf2 Rg5#
1.Rxb6 Rxd3 2.Rbg6 Bf3#
Commendation - No 88
Živko Janevski
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
Commendation - No 118
Fadil Abdurahmanovic
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
Commendation - No 121
Ingemar Lind
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015

Commendation - No 88, Živko Janevski (Macedonia)

1.Sxc6 Se4 (Sa4?) 2.Sd4 Rc5#
1.Rxc6 Sf3 (Sc2?) 2.Rc5 Rd4#

Commendation - No 118, Fadil Abdurahmanovic (Bosnia)

1.Sfe4 (Sa4?) Bg1 2.Sc3+ Scd4#
1.Sce4 (Sd1?) Be5 2.Sc3+ Sed4#

Commendation - No 121, Ingemar Lind (Sweden)

1.exf1R e8Q 2.Rf2 Qe1#
1.gxf1S exd8B 2.Se3 Ba5#
Dedicated to the participants
of TT-125
- Sergey Shumeiko
TT-125, SuperProblem, 13-01-2015
Vesna Gavrilovska
“The Problemist”

Dedicated to the participants of TT-125 - Sergey Shumeiko (Russia)

1.h6 Sf5 2.h5 Sh4#, 1.Qh6 Sf5 2.Qf4 Sh4#, 1.h5 Sf5 2.h4 Sxh4#, 1.Bh5 Sf5 2.Bg4 Sh4#, 1.Sxc5 Sf5 2.Se4 Sh4#, 1.Bxc5 Sf5 2.Be3 Sh4#,
1.Sg5 Sf5 2.Se4 Sh4#, 1.Qg5 Sf5 2.Qf4 Sh4#, 1.S4c3 Sf5 2.Se4 Sh4#, 1.S2c3 Sf5 2.Se2 Sh4#, 1.Sd2 Sf5 2.Se4 Sh4#, 1.Bd2 Sf5 2.Be3 Sh4#,
1.Bh3 Sf5 2.Bg4 Sh4#, 1.Rh3 Sf5 2.Rg3 Sh4#, 1.Bc1 Sf5 2.Be3 Sh4#, 1.Sc1 Sf5 2.Se2 Sh4#, 1.Sd4 Sf5 2.Se2 Sh4#, 1.Bd4 Sf5 2.Be3 Sh4#,
1.Kg2 Sf5 2.Kf3 Sh4#, 1.Rg2 Sf52.Rg3 Sh4#, 1.Rg1 Sf5 2.Rg3 Sh4#, 1.Sg1 Sf5 2.Se2 Sh4#, 1.f1Q Sf5 2.Qf2 Sh4#, 1.f1R Sf5 2.Rf2 Sh4#.

Vesna Gavrilovska

1.e1S f8R 2.Sxf3 Rxf3#
1.e1B f8Q+ 2.Bb4 Qxb4#
Branislav Djurashevic drew our attention to this wonderful miniature which satisfies the conditions of TT-125.
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

H#2 (helpmates in two | коопматы в 2 хода)

Participants | Участники

Abdurahmanovic F. - No 118
Aberman V. - No 16, 17
Abramenko S. - No 80, 81, 82
Antipin I. - No 54
Belokonj Y. - No 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109
Crişan V. - No 7
Csák J. - No 10, 13
Djurasevic B. - No 23, 47, 48, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66
Érsek T. - No 18
Gorbatenko Y. - No 83, 84, 85
Grubert H. - No 75, 76
Ivunin A. - No 96*, 99*
Janevski Z. - No 86, 87, 88
Jonsson C. - No 53, 90
József M. - No 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
Kapustin F. - No 3
Koci V. - No 14, 15
Kopyl V. - No 93, 94, 95
Kostyukov A. - No 50, 89
Krampis I. - No 1, 2, 49, 51, 55
Krizhanivskyi V. - No 19, 20, 46, 67*
Labai Z. - No 57
Lind I. - No 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125
Martin L. M. - No 113, 114
Medintsev V. - No 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
Milošeski B. - No 24, 58, 59
Müller D. - No 27, 28, 69*, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
Murashev P. - No 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
Nefedov V. - No 25*, 110
Pankratyev A. - No 96, 97, 98, 99
Parrinello M. - No 91, 92
Pitton P. - No 115, 116, 117
Semenenko A. - No 25*, 67*
Shifrin S. - No 9, 52
Skripnik A. - No 11, 12
Stepochkin A. - No 68
Tar G. - No 5, 6
Trommler S. - No 112
Turevski D. - No 26*
Vasyliv S. - No 100, 101, 102, 111
Vinokurov V. - No 8
Wiehagen R. - No 69*
Witztum M. - No 77, 78, 79
Zamanov V. - No 4, 56
Zhilko D. - No 26*
Zujev N. - No 21, 22

The Winner Is | Победитель

Aleksandr Kostyukov
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Судья

Nikola Stolev

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan