Final Award in Quick Composing TT-134 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-134

White sacrifice | Белая жертва

Theme | Тема

47 entries were received from 23 authors representing 13 countries | На конкурс поступило 47 композиций от 23 авторов из 13 стран

EN <-> RU

It was a pleasure to receive the anonymous entries for this tourney. The level was high and I could divide the tournament into two awards and keep high standards.
I want to thank Aleksey Oganesjan for managing this tourney., Julia's fairies and KoBulChess created an amazing and refreshing change in today's composing opportunities. These interactive websites provide constant interest and joy for so many composers around the globe. Many thanks to all participants.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

Non-fairy section | Несказочная секция
30 entries were received from 17 authors representing 12 countries | На конкурс поступило 30 композиций от 17 авторов из 12 стран
EN <-> RU

I received 30 problems without fairy pieces. These problems were not included in the award:
- No 21 (Ke1-Ke3), 26 (Kf3-Kh1), 42 (Kf1-Kd3). The solution are symmetrical without additional content;
- No 14 (Ke1-Kg5), 15 (Ke1-Kc3), 16 (Kh2-Kh4). The solution are not interesting enough to justify the zero position;
- No 11 (Ka8-Ka1), 12 (Kh8-Ka8), 13 (Ka1-Kh1). Mechanical repetition with almost the same mate in all solutions;
- No 17 (Ka6-Kc4), 23 (Kh5-Kh3). Problems with one solution which was not good enough to justify the inclusion in the award.

1-2 Prize, 1-2 Place - No 35
Borislav Gadjanski
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#4b) Ph6->g5(8+8)
1-2 Prize, 1-2 Place - No 37
Sven Trommler
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
3 Prize, 3 Place - No 31
Ricardo Vieira
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 35, Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia)

a) diagram: 1.Bb3! (Ba2?) Bxb3 2.Rg3 Rc4 3.Kd5 Kf6 4.Qf2+ Rf4#
b) Ph6->g5: 1.Rf2! (Rf1?) Rxf2 2.Bb5 Bf3 3.Kf4 Ke6 4.Qc4+ Bd5#
A beautiful ODT combined with a sacrifice and dual avoidance in the first move, and switchback in the mating move.
EN <-> RU

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 37, Sven Trommler (Germany)

1...Rf1 2.Rf2 Sf6+ 3.Kf4 Bxf2 4.Ba7+ Bxa7#
1...Bg1 2.Bf2 Sc3+ 3.Ke3 Rxf2 4.Rf8+ Rxf8#
A combination of bicolor Bristol and Indian with clever and efficient usage of the pieces. I liked very much the neat motivation of the white sacrifices.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 31, Ricardo Vieira (Brazil)

1...Sc6 2.Bf5 Rxf5 3.Sc4+ Bxc4#
1...Se6 2.Rc4 Bxc4 3.Sf5+ Rxf5#
Nice exchange of functions between 3 pairs of pieces.
EN <-> RU
4th-5th Prize - No 1
Aleksey Oganesjan
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#4b) wPg2(7+5)
4th-5th Prize - No 24
Rodolfo Riva
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
6th Prize - No 20
Menachem Witztum
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

4th-5th Prize - No 1, Aleksey Oganesjan (Russia)

a) diagram: 1.Sh3! h1R! (gxh3?) 2.Kf2 Rh2 (gxh3?) 3.Kg1 gxh3! 4.Rf2 Rh1#
b) wPg2: 1.Rg1! hxg1B! (g3?) 2.Qd3 Bh2 (g3?) 3.Se4 g3! 4.Sd2 Bg1#
Active and accurate play with two surprising Zugzwangs after a minor promotions.
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Prize - No 24, Rodolfo Riva (Italy)

1.h3 Bxh3 2.Sxg5 Bg2 3.Qd7+ Sxd7#
1.h4 Rxh4 2.Sxf8 Rb4 3.Qe7+ Bxe7#
White needs to get rid of h2 and h7 in order to open Rh1. The pawn is sacrificed in the first move, and the white knight must select a black piece that should be captured in the second move, creating Zilahi. Beautiful.
Se8 doesn't play in one solution which is slightly a pity. It is possible to avoid this weakness and make twins (remove Se8, add bPa6, wPd6, twin: -wPd6) but I'm not sure this is better because the author's version with two solution is a beauty.
EN <-> RU

6th Prize - No 20, Menachem Witztum (Israel)

1...Ke6 2.Bf5+ Kxf5 3.Rf8 Qh7 4.Qg4+ Kxg4#
1...Kd6 2.Rc6+ Kxc6 3.Be4 Qc8 4.Qb6+ Kxb6#
Exchange of functions between the white officers. The white sacrifices and the harmonious play are appealing. bSf6 doesn't play in the second solution.
EN <-> RU
1st Honorable mention - No 6
Dieter Müller
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
2nd Honorable mention - No 19
Gábor Tar
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
3rd Honorable mention - No 27
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

1st Honorable mention - No 6, Dieter Müller (Germany)

1.Bb2 axb2 2.Rc1 bxc1S 3.Qa7+ Qxa7#
1.Bf6 gxf6 2.Re5 fxe5 3.Qb3+ Qxb3#
Harmonious sacrifices with a nice differentiation of the third white move.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 19, Gábor Tar (Hungary)

1.Rxf4 Bxe2+ 2.Rf3+ Rxf3 3.Qh6+ Rf4#
1.Rxh4 Rh2 2.Rh3+ Bxh3 3.Qe8+ Be6#
Interesting battery creations. The solutions are not completely harmonious but this does not reduce the pleasure of investigating why the white rook must be sacrificed.
EN <-> RU

3rd Honorable mention - No 27, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia)

1.Sg8 0-0-0 2.Sg3 Rdxg8 3.0-0 Bxg3 4.Qa8+ Bb8#
1.Sc8 Rxc8 2.Bc3 0-0 3.0-0-0 Bxc3 4.Qg6+ Bg7#
Active play, with 4 castles and battery creations.
EN <-> RU
4th Honorable mention - No 3
Dieter Müller
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
1st Commendation - No 30
Jaroslaw Brzozowicz
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
2nd Commendation - No 29
Dieter Müller
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#2b)Pc5->e5 c)Pc5->e4(10+14)

4th Honorable mention - No 3, Dieter Müller (Germany)

1.h4 Rxh4 2.Ra4 Rxa4 3.Qc1+ (Qc2+?) Rxc1#
1.Ra1 Rxa1 2.a4 Rxa4 3.Qc2+
(Qc1+?) Rxc2#
The Bristol strategy is nice but the mate in the two phases is the same.
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 30, Jaroslaw Brzozowicz (Poland)

1.Re6 Bxe6 2.S7f5+ Bxf5# (2.S3xf5+?)
1.Qg5+ Rxg5 (1...Kg3?) 2.S3f5+ Rxf5# (2.S7xf5+?)
*1...Rxf4 2.S3f5+ Rxf5# (2.Rg4+?)
1.Se6 Rxf4 2.Rg4+ Rxg4# (2.S3xf5+?)
The third solution makes the set play more thematic, but it ruins the harmony of the first two solutions. I liked the dual avoidance (S3f5+/S7f5+).
EN <-> RU

2nd Commendation - No 29, Dieter Müller (Germany)

a) diagram: 1.Qe2 dxe2 2.Sxc6+ Sxc6#
b) Pc5->e5: 1.Rb6 axb6 2.Qh4+ Rxh4#
c) Pc5->e4: 1.f6 gxf6 2.Se6+ Sxe6#
control c5 e5 e4
a block wP mate piece black piece
b black piece block wP mate piece
c mate piece black piece block wP
The problem shows a full cycle of guards (wP block, mating piece, another black piece) on 3 flights (c5, e5, e4). This is very pleasing, however, the wP block is achieved by the twin and not through the actual play. Many pieces work in one solution and not in others, otherwise the problem would receive a prize.
EN <-> RU
3rd Commendation - No 22
Seetharaman Kalyan
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
4th-5th Commendation - No 2
Aleksey Oganesjan
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
4th-5th Commendation - No 25
Pavel Arestov
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

3rd Commendation - No 22, Seetharaman Kalyan (India)

1.Rg1 fxg1Q 2.Qe1 Qc5 3.Qg3+ Sxg3#
1.Qe1 fxe1R 2.Rg1 Re5 3.Rg3+ Sxg3#
Almost the same mate in both solutions, but the differentiation between the two black promotions is nice.
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Commendation - No 2, Aleksey Oganesjan (Russia)

1.Rh8 Rhxh8 2.Rh7+ Rxh7#
1.Ba8 Bxa8 2.Qb7+ Bxb7#
A nice problem but the partial anticipation yacpdb/382040 reduces its value significantly. The additional white sacrifices and Bristols justify its place in the award.
Editorial: also compare with yacpdb/382041 and yacpdb/382042.
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Commendation - No 25, Pavel Arestov (Russia)

1.Rg8 Qxg8+ 2.Qb8+ Qxb8#
1.Be5 Qxe5 2.Qa5+ Qxa5#
1.Bf3 Qxf3+ 2.Qb7+ Qxb7#
A mix of sacrifices with 3 different mates. Several pieces do not work in all solutions.
EN <-> RU
6th Commendation - No 4
Dieter Müller
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#2.5b) Pf3->e3(12+8)
7th Commendation - No 10
Boško Milošeski
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
8th Commendation - No 18
Vladimir Klipachev
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

6th Commendation - No 4, Dieter Müller (Germany)

a) diagram: 1...gxf4 (hxg4?) 2.Bh4 Bxh4 3.Qa6+ Qxa6#
b) Pf3->e3: 1...hxg4 (gxf4?) 2.Rh1 Rxh1 3.Qa2+ Qxa2#
Nice Bristols, but there are too many pieces which play in one phase only. I do not consider 1...hxg4? in (a) and 1...gxf4? in (b) as real tries.
EN <-> RU

7th Commendation - No 10, Boško Milošeski (Macedonia)

1.Se2 dxe2 2.Qd8+ Rxd8#
1.Sf3 gxf3+ 2.Qd7+ Bxd7#
1.Se6 fxe6 2.Qxe6+ Qxe6#
In each phase different black piece works and the others are redundant.
EN <-> RU

8th Commendation - No 18, Vladimir Klipachev (Russia)

1.Sa1 bxa1S 2.Bb3 axb3 3.Bb2 Sc2#
1.Sc5 b1Q 2.Bb3 cxb3 3.Sd3+ Qxd3#
Two promotions but lack of harmony.
EN <-> RU
9th Commendation - No 28
Luis Miguel Martin
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

9th Commendation - No 28, Luis Miguel Martin (Spain)

1.Bg7 Rxg7 2.Sf5+ Qxf5#
1.Sg6 Qxg6 2.Bf8+ Rxf8#
Harmonious, but the mates in both solutions are almost the same.
EN <-> RU
Fairy section | Сказочная секция
17 entries were received from 11 authors representing 6 countries | На конкурс поступило 17 композиций от 11 авторов из 6 стран
EN <-> RU

I received 17 problems with fairy pieces. The level was very high and only these problems were not included in the award:
- No 8 (Kf2-Ke4). Solutions are too symmetrical;
- No 45 (Kh1-Kh3). Zugzwangs that work because b1 and f2 cannot move and used as hurdles;
- No 46 (Ka8-Kc8). Different promotion squares but the solutions are too similar.

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 35
Borislav Gadjanski
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#3.5b) Sb2->d6

a2, e3: Pao
a7, c7, e4: Vao
d2, e5: Leo
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 44
Mario Parrinello
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

c3, c4: Nightrider
f7, f3: Locust
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 40
Victor Zheglov
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

c6, c8: Poseidon
e8: Locust

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 35, Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia)

a) diagram: 1...Qxe4+ 2.Kc3 Qg2 3.PAg3! LExg3 4.PAxd2 (zzw) LExc7#
b) Sb2->d6: 1...Qxe3+ 2.Kd5 Qg3 3.VAg2! LExg2 4.VAxe5 (zzw) LExa2#
Do you believe it is possible to create a Zugzwang in the last move in this position with the black queen on the board? In this beautiful problem 5 pairs of pieces exchange roles, one white officer is captured passively and the other in an active sacrifice. The ending with a Zugzwang and double checkmate is fantastic. There is an additional Zilahi in white's last move. Simply astonishing.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 44, Mario Parrinello (Italy)

1.Sf2 Lxf2-f1 2.Ng1 Lxg1-h1 3.Rg2+ Lxg2-f3#
1.Sf6 Lxf6-f5 2.Ng6 Lxg6-h7 3.Qg7+ Lxg7-f7#
The exchange of functions between three pairs of pieces (LOf7/LOf3, Qh8/Rh2 and Nc3/Nc4) leads to Rundlauf of the two Locusts in turn and pin-mates.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 40, Victor Zheglov (Russia)

1.Bc7-e5 Le8*e5-e4 2.POc6-b6 Le4*b7-a8 3.Rd7-b7 POc8*b7-a6+ 4.POb6-a7+ POa6-b5# / POa6-a5#
1.Bc7-b8 POc8*d7-e6+ 2.Rb7-d7 Le8*b8-a8+ 3.POc6-c7 POe6*d7-c8+ 4.POc7-b8+ POc8-d7# / POc8-d8#
Two active sacrifices and another capture lead to a surprising selfmate position with 3 pieces on the board.
EN <-> RU
4th Prize - No 38
Rainer Kuhn
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#3b) LIf8->d5

f8, f1: HurdleColour-
Changing Lion
5th Prize - No 7
Dieter Müller
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

h1, h3: Grasshopper
a3, d8, b6, g8: Moose
6th-7th Prize - No 36
Sven Trommler
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

c3: Vao
e3: Pao

4th Prize - No 38, Rainer Kuhn (Germany)

a) diagram: 1.LISf4(RBf5)! Rxf4 2.Rb5 LISf5(RBf4) 3.Rfb4 LISa5(RNb5)#
b) f8->d5: 1.LISf3(RBe4)! Rxf3 2.Rb4 LISf8(RBf3) 3.Ra3+ LISxa3(RNb4)#
A beautiful work of hurdle color changing lions. The sacrifice motivation in the first move is very well hidden, although there is a small difference in the motivations in the two solutions. The mate are almost similar in the two phases but the way to get there contains a surprising ODT.
EN <-> RU

5th Prize - No 7, Dieter Müller (Germany)

1.?? Mc1 2.Me4+ Md5##, 1...Gxd5!
1.Gc1!! Mxc1 2.Me4+ Md5##
1.?? Mh5 2.Mf5+ Me6##, 1...Gxe6!
1.Gh5!! Mxh5 2.Mf5+ Me6##
Enjoyable maneuvers of the white and black mooses with interchanges of functions.
EN <-> RU

6th-7th Prize - No 36, Sven Trommler (Germany)

1.Bg5-f6+ VAc3*f6 (A) 2.h4-h5 VAf6-g5 3.Qf7-e6+ PAe3*e6# (B)
1.Rc6-e6+ PAe3*e6 (B) 2.b5-b6 PAe6-c6 3.Qf7-f6+ VAc3*f6# (A)
Different white pieces are sacrificed on the same squares. Very nice and accurate strategy.
EN <-> RU
6th-7th Prize - No 39
Victor Zheglov
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

f2: Triton
e7: Poseidon
f7: Locust
1st Honorable mention - No 41
Victor Zheglov
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#4b, c, d (see text)

a7: Triton
d7, d8: Poseidon
d4: Locust
c5: Sirene
d6: Nereide
2nd Honorable mention - No 43
Raffi Ruppin
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#3b) RLb5->b6

h1: Vao
b7: Pao
b5: Rook-lion

6th-7th Prize - No 39, Victor Zheglov (Russia)

1...POe7-f8 + 2.Kc7-d8 Lf7*b3-a2 3.TRf2-f7 La2*f7-g8 4.Rh7-e7 POf8*e7-d6#
1...POe7-e8 + 2.Kc7-c8 Lf7*f2-f1 3.Bb3-f7 + Lf1*f7-f8 4.Rh7-d7 POe8*d7-c6#
Nice miniature with a surprising selfmate position at the end. f2 cannot be a rook - but thanks God we have Tritons in our fairy chess set... Very enjoyable.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable mention - No 41, Victor Zheglov (Russia)

a) diagram: 1.SIc5-c4 POd8-e8 + 2.POd7-c8 Ld4*c4-b4 3.NDd6-e7 Lb4*e7-f8 4.TRa7-d7 POe8*d7-c6#
b) POd7->a4: 1.NDd6-c7 POd8*c7-b6 2.TRa7-b7 + POb6-a6 3.SIc5-b6 Ld4*b6-a7 4.TRb7-b5 POa6*b5-c4#
c) SIc5->b7: 1.SIb7-e4 POd8-c8 + 2.POd7-e8 Ld4*e4-f4 3.NDd6-c7 Lf4*c7-b8 4.TRa7-d7 POc8*d7-e6#
d) POd8->g8: 1.POd7-d8 POg8-f8 2.NDd6-f4 Ld4*f4-g4 3.TRa7-g7 Lg4*g7-g8 4.SIc5-e7 POf8*e7-d6#
Like No 39 - with more solutions and less uniformity.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 43, Raffi Ruppin (Israel)

a) diagram: 1.RLg5 hxg5 2.PAb3 LExb3 3.Qe3+ Sxe3#
b) RLb5->b6: 1.RLg6 hxg6 2.PAb8 LExb8 3.Qe5+ Sxe5#
Interesting sacrifices and very good strategy.
EN <-> RU
3rd Honorable mention - No 32
Rodolfo Riva
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

d3, a8: Skylla
e6, g5, a6: Charybdis
h4: Marine knight
4th Honorable mention - No 33
Rodolfo Riva
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015
hs#3.5b) –Pc4

c1, c6: Locust
1st Commendation - No 5
Dieter Müller
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

a6, a5, a4, h3: Grasshopper

3rd Honorable mention - No 32, Rodolfo Riva (Italy)

1.CYf3 Rf8 2.f6 gxf6 3.MSg6+ Sc4#
1.SKf4 Qf8 2.d6 cxd6 3.MSf3+ Sd7#
I still have headache after struggling with these fairy pieces trying to understand what's going on here. There is a battery ready to be fired (with the Skylla a8 which is blocked by Sb6). These bizarre fairy pieces create amusing play with cyclic shift of guards on d4-e4-f4.
EN <-> RU

4th Honorable mention - No 33, Rodolfo Riva (Italy)

a)diagram: 1...Kh6 2.Sg1 Lxg1-h1 3.h4 Lxh4-h5 4.Sf5+ Lxf5-e5#
b) –Pc4: 1...h6 2.Sg2 Lxg2-h1 3.h3 Lxh3-h4+ 4.Sf4+ Lxf4-e4#
Three white sacrifices in each solution with an interesting echo.
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 5, Dieter Müller (Germany)

1.Gf3 gxf3 2.Sg4 hxg4 3.Ga3+ Gxa3#
1.Sg6 hxg6 2.Gf5 gxf5 3.Ga7+ Gxa7#
The theme is duplicated plus change functions of Ga4/Ga6 and Gh3/Se5 and model mates.
EN <-> RU
2nd Commendation - No 47
Juraj Lörinc
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

a3, b8: Pao
e3: Nao
3rd Commendation - No 9
D. Müller & H. Grubert
TT-134, SuperProblem, 30-03-2015

c1, g4, h7:

2nd Commendation - No 47, Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)

1.PAa8 NAd1 2.Ra5 Kxa5 3.b4+ PAxb4 4.Ka7+ Kb5#
1.PAa7 NAc2 2.Ra4+ Kxa4 3.b3+ PAxb3 4.Ka6+ Kb4#
Nice echo with matching strategy in a miniature.
EN <-> RU

3rd Commendation - No 9, Dieter Müller & Harald Grubert (Germany)

1.DGc1-e5! DGg4xe5 2.Qb5+ Kxb5#
1.DGc1-c7! DGh7xc7 2.Qb6+ Kxb6#
Change functions DGg4/DGh7 but the mates in the two phases are almost the same.
EN <-> RU
Menachem Witztum
TT-134, SuperProblem, 04-05-2015

Menachem Witztum (Israel) (version)

1...Ke6 2.Bf5+ Kxf5 3.Rc5 Qh7 4.Qf6+ Kxf6#
1...Kd6 2.Rc6+ Kxc6 3.Be4 Qc8 4.Qb6+ Kxb6#

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Sections | Разделы

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Participants | Участники

Arestov P. – No 25, 26
Brzozowicz J. – No 30
Gadjanski B. – No 34, 35
Grubert H. – No 9*
Kalyan S. – No 22, 23
Klipachev V. – No 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Kostyukov A. – No 27
Krampis I. – No 21
Kuhn R. – No 38
Lörinc J. – No 47
Martin L. M. – No 28
Milošeski B. – No 10, 11, 12, 13
Müller D. – No 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9*, 29
Oganesjan A. – No 1, 2
Parrinello M. – No 44
Riva R. – No 24, 32, 33
Ruppin R. – No 42, 43
Shapiro M. – No 45, 46
Tar G. – No 19
Trommler S. – No 36, 37
Vieira R. – No 31
Witztum M. – No 20
Zheglov V. – No 39, 40, 41

The Winner Is | Победитель

Borislav Gadjanski
Congrats! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Ofer Comay

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan