Final Award in Quick Composing TT-136 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-136

Fake Fleck | Фальшивый Флек

Theme | Тема

14 entries were received from 8 authors representing 5 countries | На конкурс поступило 14 композиций от 8 авторов из 5 стран

EN <-> RU

14 problems were received for the tourney, a decent number. I think the theme is pretty interesting and not easy to show. Some problems used the Siers battery mechanism to maximize the number of variations while others tried two variations with a little more interesting play.
A little on the unawarded problems:
- No 1 (Ka4-Kd5). The key is too bad;
- No 6 (Kd6-Kd4). Although nice, I did not find the problem thematic. The play does not really change between the threats and the variations.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1-2 Prize, 1-2 Place - No 4
Rodolfo Riva
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
4R3/1pR1S1K1/3p4/1r1Pkp2/1P4P1/p3P2P/2BpS2q/bs1s3b
#3(11+12)
1-2 Prize, 1-2 Place - No 10
Miodrag Mladenović
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
1BRK4/p1N1P2p/1p2p3/1pPPkpP1/6pq/1n2P3/3prb2/1B3Q1b
#3(11+14)
3 Prize, 3 Place - No 7
D.Müller & M.Schreckenbach
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
3N4/1R6/2N1K3/1pk5/n5BP/1p1P2p1/3PPprq/5r2
#3(9+9)

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 4, Rodolfo Riva (Italy)

1.Kf7! – 2.Sc6+/Sxf5+/Sg6+/Sg8+/Sc8+ Kxd5 3.Bb3#
1...Rc5 2.Sc8+ Kxd5 3.Sb6#
1...Qxe2 2.Sg6+ Kxd5 3.Sf4#
1...Sb2 2.Sg8+ Kxd5 3.Sf6#
1...Sxe3 2.Sxf5+ Kxd5 3.Sxe3#
1...Rxb4 2.Sc6+ Kxd5 3.Sxb4#
1...Bxd5+ 2.Sxd5+ Kxd5 3.Bb3#
The maximum number of variations in the tourney, nicely arranged with a check provoking key which adds an additional defense.
The construction is pretty good for the amount of content and everything is pretty clear, well done.
EN <-> RU

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 10, Miodrag Mladenović (Serbia)

1.cxb6! –
2.Sa6+ (A) Kxd5 3.Sb4#
2.Sxb5+ (B) Kxd5 3.Sc3#
2.Sxe6+ (C) Kxd5 3.Sf4#
2.Se8+ (D) Kxd5 3.Sf6#

1...Sc5 2.Sa6+ (A) Kxd5 3.Rxc5#
1...Rxe3 2.Sxb5+ (B) Kxd5 3.Qc4#
1...Bxe3 2.Sxe6+ (C) Kxd5 3.Qxf5#
1...Qxg5 2.Se8+ (D) Kxd5 3.Qxh1#
One less variation than the other prize but with some different additions. In this problem each of the threats ends with a different mate, which is more interesting. The motivation for the knight moves in the real play is not to mate, but to allow the mate, a different and more complicated mechanism.
The defense Sc5 does not end with a white queen mate which is a little shame.
Flight giving key and overall very thematic play!
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 7, Dieter Müller & Michael Schreckenbach (Germany)

1.Ke5! – 2.Se6+ (A) Kxc6 3.Bf3(C)#, 2.d4(B)+ Kc4 3.Be6# (D)
[2.Bf3? (C) – 3.Se6# (A)#, 2...Qh3! (a)
2.Be6? (D) – 3.d4# (B), 2...Qxh4! (b)]
1...Qh3 (a) 2.Se6(A)+ Kxc6 3.Bf3(C)#
1...Qxh4 (b) 2.d4(B)+ Kc4 3.Be6(D)#
1...Sb6 2.Se6(A)+ Kxc6 3.Rc7(E)#
1...Sc3 2.d4(B)+ Kc4 3.d3(F)#
A well constructed problem showing both types of Fleck. The variations Qh3, Qh4 which show a somewhat strange kind of pseudo Vladimirov and Dombrovskis are indeed interesting, even if not connected at all to the requested theme.
The self-blocks on b6 and c3 and nicely arranged, both moves stopping the mate with the bishop but allowing a new one.
EN <-> RU
1st Honorable mention - No 13
Arieh Grinblat
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
8/5p1K/nr1npP1B/p3p1N1/Q1P2kB1/2PpNp2/1r1p1P2/q6b
#3(10+14)
2nd Honorable mention - No 5
Rodolfo Riva
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
1bb5/5BB1/1s3S2/2p1kp1p/4P2P/3RP3/3p2PK/8
#3(9+8)
3rd Honorable mention - No 12
Arieh Grinblat
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
5bq1/5PPp/6NQ/Pp1B1pP1/2PkPp2/2N2p2/1P3P1K/8
#3(13+8)

1st Honorable mention - No 13, Arieh Grinblat (Israel)

1.Qb5! – 2.Sxf3+/Sxf7+ Ke4 3.Qxe5#, 2.Sxe6+ Ke4 3.Qd5#
1...Sc5 2.Sxe6+ Ke4 3.Sxc5#
1...R2xb5 2.Sxf3+ Ke4 3.Sxd2#
1...R6xb5 2.Sxf7+ Ke4 3.Sxd6#
1...Sxb5 2.Sxe6+ Ke4 3.Bf5#
Only three variations, but black defends on the same square this time. It is a shame two of the threats have the same mate and the white queen is somewhat out of play in the beginning.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 5, Rodolfo Riva (Italy)

1.Kh3! – 2.Sd7+ Kxe4 3.Sxc5#, 2.Sg4+ Kxe4 3.Sf2#
1...fxe4+ 2.Sg4+ Kf5 3.Sh6#
1...f4+ 2.Sd7+ Kxe4 3.Bg6#
1...Bd6 2.Sg4+ Kxe4 3.Sf2#
1...d1S 2.Sd7+ Kxe4 3.Sxc5#
Good dual avoidance between the thematic variations with a nice addition of a regular Fleck, even if it seems a little forced.
EN <-> RU

3rd Honorable mention - No 12, Arieh Grinblat (Israel)

1.Sxf4! –
2.Qb6+ Ke5 3.Sd3#, 2...Bc5 3.Qf6#
2.Qf6+ Kc5 3.Sd3#
2.Sxb5+ Ke5/Kc5 3.Sd3#

1...bxc4 2.Qf6+ Kc5 3.Qb6#
1...Kc5 2.Qb6+ Kb4 3.Qxb5#
1...Bd6 2.Sxb5+ Ke5 3.Qxd6#/Sd3#, 2...Kc5 3.Qxd6#
1...fxe4 2.Qb6+ Ke5/Bc5 3.Qf6#
1...Ke5 2.Qf6+ Kxf4 3.Qxf5#
Doubling of the theme! Unfortunately the white queen is out of play before the key, the play is little symmetric and an unprovided flight Kc5...
EN <-> RU
4th Honorable mention - No 9
Srećko Radović
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
K7/8/2p1Q3/1P6/2Bp4/BPkb4/P1rpR2p/3q1nN1
#3*(9+9)
1st Commendation - No 14
Arieh Grinblat
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
8/pNR5/K2PQ1n1/2PppPP1/p1Pk1P2/2R1n1N1/1P1pr3/8
#3(13+9)
2nd Commendation - No 11
Arieh Grinblat
TT-136, SuperProblem, 30-04-2015
8/1bK1B3/1rpPQ3/1p2PP2/1P1kPN2/1Pp1rRN1/2nq1P2/1B6
#3(14+9)

4th Honorable mention - No 9, Srećko Radović (Serbia)

1...Be4 2.Qxe4 – 3.Qd3#, 2...Qxe2 3.Sxe2#
1...Bxe2 2.Qxe2 – 3.Qd3#, 2...Qxe2 3.Sxe2#
1...Bg6 2.Qxg6 – 3.Qd3#, 2...Qxe2 3.Sxe2#
1...Bf5 2.Qxf5 – 3.Qd3#, 2...Qxe2 3.Sxe2#

1.Qxc6! – 2.Bg8+/Bf7+/Be6+/Bd5+ 2...Bc4 3.Qxc4#
1...Be4 2.Bd5+ Kd3 3.Bxe4#
(2.Qxe4? h1Q!)
1...Bf5 2.Be6+ Kd3 3.Bxf5#
1...Bg6 2.Bf7+ Kd3 3.Bxg6#
(2.Qxg6? h1Q!)
1...Bh7 2.Bg8+ Kd3 3.Bxh7#
1...Se3 2.Rxe3 dxe3 3.Qf6#
1...Qxe2 2.Sxe2+ Bxe2 3.Bxe2#
1...h1Q(B) 2.Bd5+ Bc4 3.Qxc4#

1.Qh3? – 2.Qxd3#, 1...Sg3 2.Qxg3 – 3.Qxd3#, 2...Qxe2 3.Sxe2#, 1...Se3!
Three thematic variations together with three changes, sounds very impressive but in fact the play is a little mechanical with a lot of grab variations.
Nevertheless the constructional skill is impressive.
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 14, Arieh Grinblat (Israel)

1.Sd8! – 2.Qxd5+ Sxd5 3.Se6#, 2.Qxe5+ Sxe5 3.Se6#
1...Sxf4 2.Qxe5+ Kxe5 3.Sc6#
1...dxc4 2.Sc6+ Kxc5 3.Se4#
1...Sxc4 2.Qxd5+ Kxd5 3.Rd3#
Good logic in two variations. If we would see a variation with 2.Rd3, similar to 2.Sc6, both which appear as mates in the thematic variations then the problem might have competed for a prize.
EN <-> RU

2nd Commendation - No 11, Arieh Grinblat (Israel)

1.Bf6! – 2.Qc4+ bxc4 3.e6#, 2.Qd5+ cxd5 3.e6#
1...Sxb4 2.Qc4+ bxc4 3.Se6#
1...Rxe4 2.Qd5+ cxd5 3.Se6#
Two thematic variations with a little inharmonic dual avoidance.
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

#3 (threemovers | трёхходовки)

Participants | Участники

Grinblat A. – No 11, 12, 13, 14 Koci V. – No 1
Mladenović M. – No 10
Müller D. – No 6, 7*, 8*
Radović S. – No 9
Riva R. – No 2, 3, 4, 5
Schreckenbach M. – No 7*
Sickinger P. – No 8*

The Winners Are | Победители

Rodolfo Riva
Miodrag Mladenović
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Evgeni Bourd

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan
e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com