Final Award in Quick Composing TT-144 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-144

Two pieces – one square | Две фигуры – одно поле

Theme | Тема

21 entries were received from 14 authors representing 8 countries | На конкурс поступила 21 композиция от 14 авторов из 8 стран

EN <-> RU

From the director Alexey Oganesjan I've received 21 selfmates on anonymous diagrams. The compositions were in 3 moves (18x), 4 moves (1x) and 5 moves (2x).
The problem No 10 (Kh3-Kd3) is not really a s#3 in my opinion. I can provide the author a version in 2 moves.
I'd like to thank all participants for their contributions to the tourney and also Alexey Oganesjan for his work as director. Finally, I congratulate all authors of awarded compositions.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 11
Zoltan Labai
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
q2r4/2n1p3/p3bN2/Pp1P2pp/1QR3N1/B2k1p2/P3np1R/3K1B2
s#3(11+13)
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 13
D. Müller & M. Schreckenbach
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
8/2p5/8/4B3/2p1B2Q/2rPk3/nr1p2pp/1b1K2bq
s#3(5+12)
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 6
Gábor Tar
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
4RQN1/1p6/b1pPB2p/n1B4P/r1N1k1Kp/p4ppP/2PP4/5r2
s#3(12+12)

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 11, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia)

1...Sxd5 2.Qd2+ Kxc4 3.Se3+ Sxe3#
1...Qc6 2.Rc3+ Qxc3 3.Bxe2+ fxe2#
1.Rf4! – 2.Bc1 – 3.Bxe2+ fxe2#
1...Bxd5 2.Qb1+ Kc3 3.Qb3+ Bxb3#
1...Sxd5 2.Qe4+ Kc3 3.Qe3+ Sxe3#
1...Qxd5 2.Sxf2+ Ke3+ 3.Qd2+ Qxd2#
1...Rxd5 2.Rd4+ Rxd4 3.Qc3+ Kxc3#
That’s the best work of the tourney. After a quiet thread we see four thematic variants with interesting play and four sacrifices of the wQ in the 3rd move. I assume that is a composition of a (grand)master.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 13, Dieter Müller & Michael Schreckenbach (Germany)

1...Sc1 2.Bf4+ Kd4 3.Qf2+ Bxf2#
1.Ba8? – 2.Qf4+ Kxd3 3.Qd4+ Bxd4#
1...Bxd3 2.Bf4+ Kd4 3.Qf2+ Bxf2#
1...cxd3 2.Qe4+ Kf2 3.Qe2+ dxe2#
1...Rxd3 2.Qe4+ Kf2 3.Qe1+ dxe1~#
1...c5!
1.Bc6! – 2.Qf4+ Kxd3 3.Qd4+ Bxd4#
1...Bxd3 2.Bf4+ Kd4 3.Qf2+ Bxf2#
1...cxd3 2.Qe4+ Kf2 3.Qe2+ dxe2#
1...Rxd3 2.Qe4+ Kf2 3.Qe1+ dxe1~#
There are 3 black blocks on the field d3 against the thread. Additional we have the tries 1.Ba8?, 1.Bb7? and a change of continuation between set and try/ solution.
Unfortunately we see 2.Qe4+ two times.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 6, Gábor Tar (Hungary)

1.d7! – 2.Sd6+ Ke5+ 3.Qf4+ Rxf4#
1...Sxc4 2.Bd5+ Kxd5 3.Qf5+ Se5#
1...Rxc4 2.d3+ Ke5+ 3.Qf4+ Rxf4#
1...Bxc4 2.Sf6+ Ke5 3.Bg8+ Be6#
This work is a little bit similar to the 1st prize. A masked battery is changed to a half battery. But the variants doesn’t meet the impressive flexible play if the 1st prize.
EN <-> RU
1st Honorable mention - No 7
Aleksandr Feoktistov
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
8/8/1R3p2/P1k2P2/1N2Q3/1Pp1Rpp1/p1p1p1p1/nbK1Nqrn
s#3(9+14)
2nd Honorable mention - No 16
E. Iwanow & J. Brzozowicz
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
3B2N1/1r3P1p/1pRQ3P/1p3k1K/3p1p1p/4PB2/4nbN1/3bq2r
s#3(10+13)
3rd Honorable mention - No 1
Karol Mlynka
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
8/8/5N2/8/8/Q2R1p2/pp3P2/rbkBK3
s#3(6+6)

1st Honorable mention - No 7, Aleksandr Feoktistov (Russia)

1...f2 2.Rf3!
1.Qf4! zz
1...Sf2 2.Sa6+! (A) Kd5 3.Rd3+ (B) Sxd3#
(S-R)
1...Qf2 2.Re5+! (B) fxe5 3.Qe3+ (C) Qxe3# (R-Q)
1...f2 2.Qe4! (C)
2...fxe1S 3.Sd3+ (A) Sxd3# (Q-S)

2...fxe1B 3.Rxc3+ (B) Bxc3# (Q-R)
Sb4=A, Re3=B, Qf4=C
Black plays to f2 in three thematic variants. After the move 1...f2 there are additional 2 underpromotions with creating a battery.
The author proclaims also a cycle of white figures in the 2nd and 3rd white move.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 16, Eugeniusz Iwanow & Jaroslaw Brzozowicz (Poland)

1...Sg1 2.e4+ Qxe4 3.Bg4+ Bxg4#
1...Bg1 2.Se7+ Rxe7 3.Sxh4+ Qxh4#/Rxh4#
1.Rc5+? bxc5! 2.Qg6+ Ke5!
1.Se7+? Rxe7! 2.Sxh4+ Bxh4 3.Qf6+ Bxf6+ 4.Bxh1
1.Bc7? – 2.Rc5+ bxc5 3.Qg6+ hxg6#, 1...Rxc7!
1.exf4? – 2.Rc5+ bxc5 3.Qg6+ hxg6#, 1...Sxf4+!
1.exd4! – 2.Rc5+ bxc5 3.Qg6+ hxg6#
1...Sxd4 2.Qd5+ Qe5 3.Bg4+ Bxg4#
1...Bxd4 2.Se7+ Rxe7 3.Sxh4+ Qxh4#/Rxh4#
We see a change of play / continuation between set and solution. But there is not only the author’s set play 1…Sg1/Bg1 but also 1…Sc1/B:e3.
EN <-> RU

3rd Honorable mention - No 1, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia)

1.Bc2! zz
1...Bxc2 (a) 2.Rc3 Rb1/Kb1 3.Rxc2 Kxc2# (b)
1...Kxc2 (b) 2.Qc5+ Kxd3 3.Kd1 Bc2# (a)
The main content is a reciprocal change of 1st and 3rd black move and additional reciprocal change of function between bB and bK.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 12
D. Müller & M. Schreckenbach
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
3B1b2/rp3N2/qp6/p1PR3Q/K1k5/P7/1P6/8
s#3(8+7)
Commendation - No 14
Dieter Müller (version)
TT-144, SuperProblem, 08-09-2015
KB4BR/P2N1P2/5Pkp/3Q1n1R/6P1/3bp3/7p/5rnq
s#3(11+9)
Commendation - No 19
Živko Janevski
TT-144, SuperProblem, 29-08-2015
8/N2RB3/R1p4Q/1p1PkP2/qP1p4/1p1Kp2B/4N3/b6b
s#3(11+9)

Commendation - No 12, Dieter Müller & Michael Schreckenbach (Germany)

1.Rd1? – 2.Qe2+ Kxc5 3.Qb5+ Qxb5#
1...Bxc5 2.Sd6+ Bxd6 3.Qb5+ Qxb5#
1...bxc5!
1.Rd2! – 2.Qe2+ Kxc5 3.Qb5+ Qxb5#
1...Bxc5 2.Sd6+ Bxd6 3.Qb5+ Qxb5#
1...bxc5 2.b3+ Kc3 3.Bxa5+ Qxa5#
There are line opening effects with an additional try 1.Rd1? in a good economy.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 14 (version), Dieter Müller (Germany)

1.Qe4! – 2.Bh7+ Kxf7 3.Qd5+ Qxd5#
1...Sf3 2.Sf8+ Kxf6 3.Qe5+ Sxe5#
1...Rf3 2.R5xh6+ Kg5 3.Qf4+ Rxf4#
We find the well-known dentist theme in two variants.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 19, Živko Janevski (Macedonia)

1.Rb7? Bxd5!
1.Rc7! – 2.Qf4+ Kxd5 3.Qe4+ Bxe4#
1...Kxd5 2.Qxc6+ Ke5 3.Qe4+ Bxe4#
1...Bxd5 2.Bf6+ Kd6 3.Sxb5+ Qxb5#
1...cxd5 2.Qh4
(2.Bf6+?) – 3.Qe4+ Bxe4#/dxe4#
There are three thematic variants. But we see 3.Qe4+ in the thread and in 2 variants.
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

S# (selfmates | самоматы)

Participants | Участники

Brzozowicz J. – No 16*
Érsek T. – No 17, 18
Feoktistov A. – No 7
Gavrilovski Z. – No 10
Harl A. – No 9
Iwanow E. – No 16*
Janevski Z. – No 19, 20
Koci V. – No 4, 5
Labai Z. – No 8*, 11
Lind I. – No 21
Mlynka K. – No 1, 2, 3
Müller D. – No 12*, 13*, 14, 15
Schreckenbach M. – No 12*, 13*
Tar G. – No 6, 8*

The Winner Is | Победитель

Zoltan Labai
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Sven Trommler

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan
e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com