Final Award in Quick Composing TT-129 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-129

Shocked bishops' show | Слоновая история

Theme | Тема

53 entries were received from 38 authors representing 16 countries | На конкурс поступило 53 композиции от 38 авторов из 16 стран

EN <-> RU

First I would like to thank Aleksey Oganesjan who accept me as a judge for this tourney. 53 problems were received: really nice! But the level of the tourney was a little disappointing. For instance regarding the number of promotions in Bishop, only one original sent showed 4 promotions with 2 white & 2 black Bishops, and it is unfortunately anticipated...
A word about some unawarded problems.
1) Because of anticipation:
- No 03 (Ke1-Ka8) – pdb/P0504983 (example 1, announcement of TT-129);
- No 20 (Ka8-Kg8) – yacpdb/381073.
2) Because of partial illegality (promoted pieces in initial position):
- No 15 (Kb2-Kd2);
- No 37 (Ke1-Kb8);
- No 45 (Ke2-Kg8);
- No 21 (Kf8-Kc4). A prize without those knights!

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st-2nd HM, 1st-2nd Place - No 36
Ingemar Lind
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
1st-2nd HM, 1st-2nd Place - No 44
Luis Miguel Martin
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
3rd HM, 3rd Place - No 22
Mario Parrinello
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015

1st-2nd Honorable mention, 1st-2nd Place - No 36, Ingemar Lind (Sweden)

1.d1B h3 2.Bg4 hxg4 3.a1B g5 4.Bf6 gxf6 5.c1B fxg7 6.Be3 g8B 7.Ba7 Bd5#
I do not give a prize to this and next problem because of pdb/P0576661, but here we have an excelsior – therefore a Honorable Mention!
Regarding these two problems, positions and solutions are very similar: three black promotions in Bishop and one white promotion in Bishop realized with the help of a long excelsior (6 moves).
EN <-> RU

1st-2nd Honorable mention, 1st-2nd Place - No 44, Luis Miguel Martin (Spain)

1.e1B Kg1 2.Bg3 hxg3 3.c1B g4 4.Bh6 g5 5.c3 gxh6 6.c2 hxg7 7.c1B g8B 8.Bf4 Bd5 9.Bfb8 Bxc6#

3rd Honorable mention, 3rd Place - No 22, Mario Parrinello (Italy)

1...Ke2 2.d1B+ Ke1 3.Bh5 Kf1 4.Bg6 fxg6+ 5.Ke6 g7 6.Kf5 g8B 7.Kg4 Bh7 8.Kh3 Bf5#
The thematic B's promotions are accompanied by a wK's Rundlauf and a circuit of the wPf5 (f5-g6-g7-g8-h7-f5) which returns on its diagram square as promoted piece.
EN <-> RU
4th Honorable mention - No 4
Vladimir Koci
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
5th Honorable mention - No 10
Illo Krampis
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
1st Commendation - No 1
Sébastien Luce
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015

4th Honorable mention - No 4, Vladimir Koci (Czech Republic)

1.d1B h3 2.Bg4 hxg4 3.c3 g5 4.c2 g6 5.c1B g7 6.Be3 g8B 7.Ba7 Bd5#
Two black and one white promotion (with a long excelsior) in Bishop realized in seven pieces: Bravo!
EN <-> RU

5th Honorable mention - No 10, Illo Krampis (Latvia)

1.a1B f5 2.Bg7 f6 3.a2 fxg7 4.a1B g8B 5.Bg7 Bh7 6.Bgf8 Bg6#
A Mention for the nice last moves!
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 1, Sébastien Luce (France)

1...h5 2.a6 h6 3.a5 h7 4.a4 h8B 5.a3 Bb2 6.axb2 a4 7.b1B a5 8.Bc2 a6 9.Ba4 a7 10.Bxc6 a8Q 11.Bxg2+ Qxg2#
Only two promotion in Bishop but there are 2 excelsiors. Surprising mate...
EN <-> RU
2nd Commendation - No 40
Valery Kopyl
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
3rd Commendation - No 6
Dieter Müller
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
4th Commendation - No 46
Pietro Pitton
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015

2nd Commendation - No 40, Valery Kopyl (Ukraine)

1.e4 f4 2.e3 f5 3.e2 f6 4.e1B fxg7 5.Bf2 g8B 6.Ba7 Bd5#
1.g5 f4 2.g4 fxe5 3.g3 e6 4.g2 e7 5.g1B e8B 6.Ba7 Bc6#
2x2 Bishop promotions. White and black excelsior in Miniature. Too mechanical...
EN <-> RU

3rd Commendation - No 6, Dieter Müller (Germany)

1.b5 Bf5 2.b4 Bxd7 3.b3 Be6 4.b2 d7 5.b1B d8B 6.Bh7 Bf6#
Changing white Bh7 for black Bh7: original! Excelsior. Miniature.
EN <-> RU

4th Commendation - No 46, Pietro Pitton (Italy)

1.g1B a4 2.Bb6 a5 3.f2 axb6 4.f1B b7 5.Bd3 b8B 6.Bh7 Be5#
Nice position: three Bishop's promotions in only 8 pieces but there is the 4th Mention in 7 pieces!
EN <-> RU
5th Commendation - No 5
Vladimir Klipachev
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
6th Commendation - No 25
Anatoly Kirichenko
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015
Special Commendation - No 39
Ilija Serafimović
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015

5th Commendation - No 5, Vladimir Klipachev (Russia)

1.g3 d4 2.g2 d5+ 3.Ke5 d6 4.g1B d7 5.Bc5 d8B 6.Kd4 Bf6#
Miniature. Ideal mate in the center of a board. White excelsior.
EN <-> RU

6th Commendation - No 25, Anatoly Kirichenko (Russia)

1.h1B! h5 2.Kg5 h6 3.Kg4 h7 4.Kxg3 h8B! 5.Kh2 Be5#
Pawn miniature. Ideal mate.
EN <-> RU

Special Commendation - No 39, Ilija Serafimović (Serbia)

1...d4 2.e5 dxe5 3.c3 e6 4.c2 e7 5.c1B e8B 6.Bd2 Bb5#
Last, a good problem: the author is 10 years old!
EN <-> RU
Dedicated to the participants
Sergey Shumeiko
TT-129, SuperProblem, 07-02-2015

Dedicated to the participants of TT-129, Sergey Shumeiko (Russia)

1.b6 d4 2.b5 d5 3.b4 d6 4.b3 d7 5.b2 d8B 6.b1B Bxf6#
Two promotions in Bishop, black and white excelsior. The model mate to all three black kings!
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

H# (helpmates | коопматы)

Participants | Участники

Almammadov A. – No 9*
Belokonj Y. – No 51, 52, 53
Csák J. – No 2
Djurasevic B. – No 32*, 33*, 34
Ivunin A. – No 30*
Jonsson C. – No 23
József M. – No 21
Kirichenko A. – No 11, 12, 16, 25, 26, 27, 47
Klipachev V. – No 5
Koci V. – No 3, 4
Kopyl V. – No 17*, 40
Krampis I. – No 10, 24
Krätschmer R. – No 19, 20*
Labai Z. – No 14
Laborczi Z. – No 18
Lind I. – No 35, 36, 37
Lozajic M. – No 38
Luce S. – No 1
Lyubashevsky L. – No 7*
Martin L. M. – No 42, 43, 44
Medintsev V. – No 8
Miljanic M. – No 33*
Milošeski B. – No 41
Müller D. – No 6
Paliulionis V. – No 49
Pankratyev A. – No 28, 29, 30*
Parrinello M. – No 22
Pitton P. – No 45, 46
Serafimović I. – No 39
Shevchenko V. – No 7*
Sick O. – No 48
Stojnić D. – No 31, 32*
Tar G. – No 15
Velikhanov K. – No 9*
Werner D. – No 20*
Wiehagen R. – No 13
Witztum M. – No 50
Zheltukhov V. – No 17*

The Winners Are | Победители

Ingemar Lind
Luis Miguel Martin
Congrats! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Alain Biénabe

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan