Final Award in Quick Composing TT-146 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-146

The key square | Ключевое поле

Theme | Тема

11 entries were received from 9 authors representing 6 countries | На конкурс поступило 11 композиций от 9 авторов из 6 стран

EN <-> RU

I received 11 problems for judgment in anonymous form. The theme set for the tourney is rather hard, and even composing a “simple” problem is somewhat complex. Two probably hard to accomplish things I wished to see in the tourney did not happen – problems longer than 4 moves and Keller type problems where black defenses actually guard the thematic square. The level of tourney was rather high with some impressive problems.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 6
Y. Gordian & M. Marandjuk
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
K1R5/8/B1PBp2N/Rp2p2n/pN2k2r/r1PpPp2/5P1n/8
#4(11+11)
1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 5
Yury Gordian
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
7b/3Np1q1/b3Npp1/2KP2p1/Q1P1k3/2P1p1nP/2P1p1P1/8
#4(10+11)
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 4
Sergey Abramenko
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
q1b5/pp1Pp3/1b6/P1n1P3/1pK1k1BP/2p4P/5P1Q/2r1r1N1
#4(10+12)

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 6, Yury Gordian & Mikhail Marandjuk (Ukraine)

1.Rxb5? – 2.Rxe5#, 1...Sg4! 2.Rxe5+ Sxe5 3.Bxd3+ Sxd3!
1.Bxb5? – 2.Bxd3#, 1...Sf4! 2.Bxd3+ Sxd3 3.Rxe5+ Sxe5!
1.Rb8! – 2.Rbxb5 Sg4 3.Rxe5+ Sxe5 4.Rxe5#
1...Rg4 2.Raxb5! Rg5 3.Rxe5+ (A) Rxe5 4.Bxd3# (B)
(2...Sg4?? obstruction)
1...Rf4 2.Bxb5! Rxc3 3.Bxd3+ (B) Rxd3 4.Rxe5# (A) (2...Sf4?? obstruction)
A nice logical problem. Two tries on the thematic square fail so white brings an extra piece to threaten on the same square and only after black defenses the tries come back as variations. All thematic moves are quiet and the construction is pretty good.
EN <-> RU

1st-2nd Prize, 1st-2nd Place - No 5, Yury Gordian (Ukraine)

1.Kb6! – 2.c5+ Bc4 3.Qxc4+ Kf5 4.Qg4#
1...Sf5 2.Sdc5+ Ke5 3.Sd3+ Ke4 4.Sec5#, 3...Kd6 4.Qc6#
1...f5 2.Sec5+ Kf4 3.Sd3+ Ke4 4.S7c5#
1...Bb5 2.cxb5+ Kxd5 3.Sc7+ Kd6 4.Qd4# (1...Kf5 2.c5 Bc4 3.Qxc4 Se4 4.g4#)
Excellent harmonic play between the two thematic variations. Each variation ends with a mate which is the 2nd move in the other variations. Black defenses on the same square and a nice key that leaves the thematic square are a nice addition.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 4, Sergey Abramenko (Russia)

1.Qg3! – 2.Sf3 Se6 3.Bf5+ Kxf5 4.Qg4#
1...Sd3 2.f3+ Ke3 3.f4+ Kd2 4.Qxd3#, 3...Ke4 4.Qf3#
1...Bxa5 2.Qf3+ Kxe5 3.Qf5+ Kd6 4.Qxc5#
1...Bxd7 2.Bf3+ Kf5 3.Qg5+ Ke6 4.Bd5#
Three thematic variations, an excellent achievement. A good thematic content but there is a somewhat technical taste to the position and the play.
EN <-> RU
4th Prize - No 10
Grigory Atayants
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
6b1/r2p4/1bNRPn2/pPkp1N2/KpPp1p2/1R1P4/B1PB4/8
#4(12+11)
1st Honorable mention - No 7
Sven Trommler
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
2N1rb2/B7/p1Ppp1Rp/4kp2/1R4p1/3PN1pb/2K1P3/8
#4(9+11)
2nd Honorable mention - No 8
Sven Trommler
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
n2B4/p2pQp2/Bpb2P2/3k2p1/1P6/4P3/P2P4/6K1
#4(9+8)

4th Prize - No 1, Grigory Atayants (Russia)

1.Bc3? – 2.Bxd4#, 1...bxc3!
1.Sd8! – 2.c3 – 3.cxd4#, 2...bxc3 3.Bc1 – 4.Ba3#, 2...dxc3 3.d4+ Kxc4 4.Rxc3#
1...dxc4 2.Rc3 – 3.Rxc4#, 2...Bxe6 3.Sxe6+ dxe6 4.Rxc4#, 2...bxc3 3.Bxc3 – 4.Bxd4#, 3...dxc3 4.d4#
1...Bc7 2.Bc3 – 3.Bxd4#, 2...bxc3 3.b6 – 4.Rb5#, 2...dxc3 3.d4+ Kxc4 4.Rxb4#
I honestly did not know what to do with this problem, I was just unable to fully figure it out. In each of the variations, which are sacrifices on c3, a changed continuation after bxc3 appears. If the problem would be a little less messy and more harmonic then it would make a good fight for the top spot. The achievement is great nevertheless.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable mention - No 7, Sven Trommler (Germany)

1.Kc3! – 2.Rd4 (3.Sc4#) 2...d5 3.Bb8+ Bd6 4.Bxd6#
1...Rxc8/Rd8 2.d4+ Kf4/Ke4 3.d5+ Ke5 4.Rxe6#
1...Re7 2.Bd4+ Kf4 3.Bc5+ Ke5 4.Bxd6#
Nice battery play in the thematic variations. I feel that a Grimshaw on e7 could be achieved instead of two rook defenses with some additional effort but I was unable to do it.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 8, Sven Trommler (Germany)

1.Bd3! – 2.e4+ Kd4 3.Qd6+ Bd5 4.Qxd5#
1...Ba4 2.Qe4+ Kd6 3.Bc4 – 4.Qd5#, 3...Sc7 4.Be7#, 3...Bc6 4.Qe7#
(switchback)
1...Bb5 2.Be4+ Kc4 3.Qd6 – 4.Qd4#/Bd3#, 3...B~ 4.Bd3# (switchback)
Switchbacks as an additional to the thematic content, unfortunately the dual threat in the second variation ruins the impression.
EN <-> RU
3rd Honorable mention - No 9
S. Trommler & F. Pachl
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
2b1B3/1pB4p/1R1pkP1P/KNp5/2P1Np2/p3P3/5P2/8
#4(11+8)
4th Honorable mention - No 2
Zoltan Labai
TT-146, SuperProblem, 09-09-2015
8/2p1N1pn/2Pp1p1b/1P3P2/PB1k1pN1/1B3P2/2P5/1K5n
#4(11+9)

3rd Honorable mention - No 9, Sven Trommler & Franz Pachl (Germany)

1.f3! – 2.Rxd6+ Kf5/Ke5 3.Rd5+ Ke6 4.Re5#
1...Kf5 2.Sbxd6+ Ke6/Ke5 3.Sxc8+ Kf5 4.Se7#
1...Ke5 2.Bxd6+ Kf5 3.Bxf4 – 4.Sg3#, 3...Be6 4.Sbd6#; 2...Ke6 3.Bxf4+ Kf5 4.Sg3#
An interesting idea with a battery creation in each of the variations.
EN <-> RU

4th Honorable mention - No 2, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia)

1.Sd5! – 2.Sc3 (3.Se2#) 2...Sg3 3.b6 – 4.Sb5#
1...Sg5 2.c3+ Kd3 3.Sxf4+ Kd2 4.c4#
1...Sg3(Sf2) 2.Bc3+ Kc5 3.S(x)f2 – 4.Sd3#
Two thematic variations with a quiet threat, a nice problem.
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

#N (moremovers | многоходовки)

Participants | Участники

Abramenko S. – No 3, 4
Atayants G. – No 10
Gordian Y. – No 5, 6*
Grinblat A. – No 11
Koci V. – No 1
Labai Z. – No 2
Marandjuk M. – No 6*
Pachl F. – No 9*
Trommler S. – No 7, 8, 9*

The Winner Are | Победители

Yury Gordian
Mikhail Marandjuk
Congratulations! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Evgeni Bourd

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan
e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com