Final Award in Quick Composing TT-141 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-141

Round-trip ticket | Билет в оба конца

Theme | Тема

28 entries were received from 17 authors representing 12 countries | На конкурс поступило 28 композиций от 17 авторов из 12 стран

EN <-> RU

First of all I thank the director and participants. I received 28 problems in anonymous form. There were only 4 entries with fairy pieces but they show that there is room for interesting versions in these field.
The ranking reflects my personal taste: I don't like very much the captures of black pieces in Helpmate, especially when it comes to the mating moves.
Some words about the rejected problems:
- No 5 (Kc8-Kd4). It is possible a more economical version (8+3);
- No 8 (Kg5-Kd4). Interesting project but heavy position with high percentage of cookstoppers;
- No 9 (Ka1-Kc1). For a more economical version with similar scheme – pdb/P1077164;
- No 15 (Kd7-Kd5). A known scheme, I don't see a substantial improvement of the economy;
- No 17 (Kg1-Ke5). Heavy position with useless repetitions of the same solutions;
- No 21 (Kg4-Kc4). There are some forerunners, the most economical – pdb/P1300552.
Some entries were not genuine Perpetuum mobile because other forms allow better and/or more economical versions:
- No 1 (Kd2-Kg6). There is a 5+7 version in 2 solutions-form;
- No 4 (Ke8-Kc4). Slight improvement in block-form without twin by rotating the board;
- No 6 (Kf5-Kf3). There is a version (h#2*, 2.1..) which save two white pawns – 6q1/2B1Rpp1/8/5K2/8/5k2/5Ps1/5R2;
- No 7 (Kf2-Kh1), No 14 (Kc4-Ka2). It is preferable to save the black pawn in the form (h#2*, 2.1..) – 8/8/8/8/8/3K3R/8/k7;
- No 28 (Kf5-Kd5). This h#3 with surprising distant blocks was in the top list. I was a little disappointed when I found out that other forms (2 sol.-form with the bBe1 or bBh4 and simple block-form with bBg3) save the white pawn g4 and allow the ideal mates.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 2
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(5+3)
1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 20
Juraj Lörinc & Ladislav Packa
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b), c) after B1 in a), b)

e4, f2: Rook Hopper
d4, d8, b6: Grasshopper
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 11
Illo Krampis
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move

b1, e3: Royal steed

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 2, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)

a) diagram:
*1...Bf8 2.Sd4 Rc5#
1.Ke5 Rf1 2.Sd6 Bg7#
b) Kd5->e5:
*1...Rf1 2.Sd6 Bg7#
1.Kd5 Bf8 2.Sd4 Rc5#
Rich strategic content especially in relation to the economy: exchange of roles between 3 pairs (Rc1/Bh6 - Ba8/Re8 - Sb7/Se6) with pin-mates. Notice that with the bKe4 there is a version with 2 solutions. I prefer the version proposed by the author because of the additional effect at the first black moves: self-unpinning + self-pinning.
The scheme is not completely new but here is done in the most natural way, in airy position without pawns and/or cookstoppers.
EN <-> RU

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 20, Juraj Lörinc & Ladislav Packa (Slovakia)

a) diagram
*1...RHh2 2.Gf4 RHh5#
1.Gd7 Ga5 2.Gd5 Gc7#
b) Gd4->d7
*1...Ga5 2.Gd5 Gc7#
1.Gg4 Gg1 2.Ge6 Ge1#
c) Gd4->g4
*1...Gg1 2.Ge6 Ge1#
1.Gd4 RHh2 2.Gf4 RHh5#
A cyclic perpetuum mobile through the use of fairy pieces with very well found unified strategy: the black Grasshopper blocks the flights and also immobilizes the black hurdles. Cyclic play also by the white hoppers.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 11, Illo Krampis (Latvia)

a) diagram
*1...rSd5 2.Sa3 Sc3#
1.rSa3 Sb2 2.Sb1 Sc4#
b) rSb1->a3
*1...Sb2 2.Sb1 Sc4#
1.rSb1 rSd5 2.Sa3 Sc3#
Nice miniature with very homogeneous material and brilliant play.
EN <-> RU
4th Prize - No 22
Gennadi Chumakov
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(4+3)
5th Prize - No 19
Dieter Müller
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(6+3)
1st Honorable mention - No 3
V. Medintsev (after C. Jonsson see | см.)
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(6+3)

4th Prize - No 22, Gennadi Chumakov (Russia)

a) diagram
*1...Sf3+ 2.Ke4 Sd6#
1.Sd5 Sd6 2.Sc3 Sf3#
b) Sf4->d5
*1...Sd6 2.Sc3 Sf3#
1.Sf4 Sf3+ 2.Ke4 Sd6#
Reciprocal change of the white moves with paradoxical change of roles about the guard of e4 and e5 with ideal mates.
EN <-> RU

5th Prize - No 19, Dieter Müller (Germany)

a) diagram
*1...Sc2 2.Sd5 Bf5#
1.Sb5 Sd5 2.Sd4 Sf2#
b) Sc7->b5
*1...Sd5 2.Sd4 Sf2#
1.Sc7 Sc2 2.Sd5 Bf5#
The shift of guards ensures enough strategic content.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable mention - No 3, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia), after Christer Jonsson (yacpdb/378431)

a) diagram:
*1...Sa5 2.Bxc7 Sxc7#
1.Ba7 Sg7 2.Bxb6 Sxb6#
b) Bb8->a7:
*1...Sg7 2.Bxb6 Sxb6#
1.Bb8 Sa5 2.Bxc7 Sxc7#
I think it is preferable to the version yacpdb/378431 quoted by the author because of the more various play by the wSpringers. I would have preferred even a more various play by the Black and no captures of black pieces: B7/2S5/5K2/4s3/2bk4/2p5/8 (4+4) (also this version is not completely new).
EN <-> RU
2nd Honorable mention - No 12
Illo Krampis
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move

h1, b1, d6: Grasshoppers
a6, a4: Royal Grasshoppers
3rd Honorable mention - No 10
Vitaly Medintsev
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(9+6)
Commendation - No 13
Anatoly Kirichenko
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#3*b) after 1st black move(4+1)

2nd Honorable mention - No 12, Illo Krampis (Latvia)

a) diagram:
*1...Gb6 2.rGa7 Ga1#
1.rGa7 Gh4 2.rGd4 Gb6#
b) rGa4->a7
*1...Gh4 2.rGd4 Gb6#
1.rGd4 Ga1 2.rGa4 Gf4#

c) rGa4->d4
*1...Ga1 2.rGa4 Gf4#
1.rGa4 Gb6 2.rGa7 Ga1#
Nice cyclic perpetuum mobile with good use of the fairy pieces.
EN <-> RU

3rd Honorable mention - No 10, Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)

a) diagram:
*1...Qxc7 2.Qd4+ cxd4#
1.Qb8 Rxc7 2.Qb4 cxb4#
b) Qh8->b8
*1...Rxc7 2.Qb4 cxb4#
1.Qh8 Qxc7 2.Qd4+ cxd4#
I think it was not easy to make correct. It is amusing that the 2 solutions-form is less economical.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 13, Anatoly Kirichenko (Russia)

а) diagram:
*1...Sd3 2.Kb3 Kb6 3.Ka4 Sc5#
1.Ka5 Kb7 2.Ka4 Sc3+ 3.Ka5 Sb3#
b) Ka4->a5
*1...Kb7 2.Ka4 Sc3+ 3.Ka5 Sb3#
1.Ka4 Sd3 2.Kb3 Kb6 3.Ka4 Sc5#
Ideal mates. Switchback of black king
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 16
Valery Kopyl
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(8+2)
Commendation - No 18
Viktoras Paliulionis
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#4*b) after 1st black move(3+3)
Commendation - No 23
Ingemar Lind
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(3+2)

Commendation - No 16, Valery Kopyl (Ukraine)

a) diagram
*1...Bb5+ (D) 2.Kxc3 (a) Bf6# (A)
1.Kd5 (b) Rb5+ (C) 2.Ke6 (c) Bb3# (B)
b) Kc4->d5
*1...Rb5+ (C) 2.Ke6 (c) Bb3# (B)
1.Kc4 (d) Bb5+ (D) 2.Kxc3 (a) Bf6# (A)
Reciprocal change as a combination AB-BA, DC-CD
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 18, Viktoras Paliulionis (Lithuania)

a) diagram:
*1...Ra4 2.Sab4 Ke6 3.Kc4 Rxb4+ 4.Kc5 Bd6#
1.Sc5 Re3+ 2.Kc4 Bh2 3.Kd5 Rg3 4.Kd6 Rd3#
b) Sa6->c5
*1...Re3+ 2.Kc4 Bh2 3.Kd5 Rg3 4.Kd6 Rd3#
1.Sa6 Ra4 2.Sab4 Ke6 3.Kc4 Rxb4+ 4.Kc5 Bd6#

Commendation - No 23, Ingemar Lind (Sweden)

a) diagram:
*1...Rc6 2.Sb7 Rc8#
1.Sa6 Rh7 2.Sb8 Ra7#
b) Sc5->a6
*1...Rh7 2.Sb8 Ra7#
1.Sc5 Rc6 2.Sb7 Rc8#
Commendation - No 24
Ingemar Lind
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2*b) after 1st black move(4+5)
Commendation - No 25
Ingemar Lind
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#2.5*b) after 1st black move(2+7)
Commendation - No 26
Ingemar Lind
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#3*b) after 1st black move(4+2)

Commendation - No 24, Ingemar Lind (Sweden)

a) diagram:
*1...Sb4 2.d1R Sc2#
1.Kd1 Bd7 2.e1B Ba4#
b) Ke1->d1
*1...Bd7 2.e1B Ba4#
1.Ke1 Sb4 2.d1R Sc2#

Commendation - No 25, Ingemar Lind (Sweden)

a) diagram:
*2.c6+ Ka8 3.Kc7 b8Q#
1...Ka8 2.Bb5 b8S 3.Sec6 Sd7#

b) Kb8->a8
*2.Bb5 b8S 3.Sec6 Sd7#
1...Kb8 2.c6+ Ka8 3.Kc7 b8Q#

Commendation - No 26, Ingemar Lind (Sweden)

a) diagram
*1...Kc1 2.Ka1 Sd2 3.a2 Sb3#
1.Ka1 f7 2.a2 f8Q 3.axb1R Qa3#
b) Ka2->a1
*1...f7 2.a2 f8Q 3.axb1R Qa3#
1.Ka2 Kc1 2.Ka1 Sd2 3.a2 Sb3#
Commendation - No 27
Henry Tanner
TT-141, SuperProblem, 19-07-2015
h#3*b) after 1st black move(5+3)

Commendation - No 27, Henry Tanner (Finland)

a) diagram
*1...Rf1 2.Se5 Rf3 3.Ke4 Sf6#
1.Sd2 Kg1 2.Ke4 Kf2 3.Kd3 Sc5#
b) Sf3->d2
*1...Kg1 2.Ke4 Kf2 3.Kd3 Sc5#
1.Sf3 Rf1 2.Se5 Rf3 3.Ke4 Sf6#

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Sections | Разделы

H# (helpmates | коопматы)

Participants | Участники

Antipin I. – No 1
Chumakov G. – No 22
Kirichenko A. – No 13
Kopyl V. – No 16
Krampis I. – No 11, 12
Lind I. – No 23, 24, 25, 26
Lörinc J. – No 20*
Martin L. M. – No 21
Medintsev V. – No 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10
Mladenović M. – No 17
Mlynka K. – No 7, 8, 9
Müller D. – No 19
Packa L. – No 20*
Paliulionis V. – No 18
Pitton P. – No 14
Tanner H. – No 27, 28
Tar G. – No 15

The Winners Are | Победители

Vitaly Medintsev
Juraj Lörinc & Ladislav Packa
Congrats! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Rodolfo Riva

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan