Final Award in Quick Composing TT-147 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-147

PlatzWechselCirce | Обменное Цирце

Theme | Тема

42 entries were received from 20 authors representing 11 countries | На конкурс поступило 42 композиции от 20 авторов из 11 стран

EN <-> RU

A rather tricky tourney to be judged: the proposed theme (HS#2-4 moves with the fairy condition PWC) has been little explored and therefore some new idea should have been expected. But several problems have shown idle pieces in one or other phase which is in my opinion a serious drawback in HS# field: some problems have been included in the award thanks to the original and complex play but on the other hand some other works have been excluded just due to the aforementioned drawback.
For sample No 11 (Kg1-Kd5) has not been included in the award due to fact that the wTh1 could well be replaced by a white pawn!

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 21
Manfred Rittirsch
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#3b) Pa3->b1
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 16
Aleksandr Sygurov
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 23
Luis Miguel Martin
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 21, Manfred Rittirsch (Germany)

a) diagram: 1.Be6 Qc6 2.bxc6[Qb5] Qxf5[Rb5] 3.Rb1 zz Qxb1[Rf5]# (Qxe6?? [Bf5]!)
b) Pa3->b1: 1.Rg2 Qe7 2.dxe7[Qd6] Qxg3[Bd6] 3.Ba3 zz Qxa3[Bg3]# (Qxg2?? [Rg3]!)
Surely the best problem in the tourney. Since the first White’s move, it is difficult to find out the strategy: the W1 move will not allow a tempo move by Black! As a whole we can admire the originality of the idea combined with the fairy condition.
Excellent exploitation of all pieces, unfortunately shown by few composers in this tourney.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 16, Aleksandr Sygurov (Russia)

1.Rf4! Sf5! 2.R:f5[+bSf4] Sd5! 3.R:d5[+bSf5] + Sd4# [2.Rd4+?? S:d4! (+wRf5)]
1.Rf5! Bf7! 2.R:f7[+bBf5] Bd7! 3.R:d7[+bBf7] + Bd5# [2.Rd5+?? B:d5! (+wRf7)]
One of the most original idea in the tourney. The author’s comments: “Creation and play of black batteries. Trying to checkmate on 2.nd move (at once) is not success in view of PWC defence - that is why White interchange pieces at first”.
The only slight blemish: the black Bishop and Knight are idle in turn.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 23, Luis Miguel Martin (Spain)

1...Bb3 2.Qxb3[+bBc4] Sc8 3.Qd1+ Be2#
1...Sd5 2.Rxd5[+bSd4] Ba4 3.Rxe5[+bPd5]+ Sf5#
Excellent interchange of roles between the bSe7 and bBd1. All pieces harmonically cooperate in both solutions, leading to mates with pinnings of the wRd4 and wQc4.
A slight blemish: the second solution shows also the pin of the wPd5, not matched in the first solution (showing a pin of a white piece). Without this drawback the problem would be ranked higher…
EN <-> RU
4th Prize - No 42
Dieter Müller & Rodolfo Riva
TT-147, SuperProblem, 30-09-2015
1st Honorable mention - No 40
Dieter Müller
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#3b) Pf5->e6
2nd Honorable mention - No 25
Michal Dragoun
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015

4th Prize - No 42, Dieter Müller (Germany) & Rodolfo Riva (Italy)

1.Qe6-h3 Qd4-e3 2.Qh3*e3[+bQh3] Ra8-a1 3.Qe3-d4+ Bh2-e5#
1.Qe6-h6 Ra8-a6 2.Qh6*a6[+bRh6] Qd4-a1 3.Qa6-a8+ Bh2-b8#
Black and white “Anti-Bristol” Q/Q - R/Q (d4-e3-h3, h3-e3-d4 & a8-a6-h6, h6-a6-a8)! Beautiful Meredith construction.
EN <-> RU

1st Honorable mention - No 40, Dieter Müller (Germany)

a) diagram: 1.Qh5*f7[+bPh5] Qa2 2.Qf7*a2[+bQf7] Qf8 3.Qc2+ Bc4#
b) Pf5->e6: 1.Qh6 Qf4 2.Qh6*f4[+bQh6] Bg8*h7[+wSg8] 3.Qf3+ Be4#
Again another interesting idea: a kind of “Queens’ dance” shown in both phases. The harmony between both solutions is not perfect but this does not spoil the play of this problem which is really peculiar.
EN <-> RU

2nd Honorable mention - No 25, Michal Dragoun (Czech Republic)

1.Qa3 Rc1 2.Qa3*c1[+bRa3] g6 3.Qc5+ Be5#
1.Qb4 Bd2 2.Qb4*d2[+bBb4] g5 3.Qd3+ Re4#
Good use of all pieces in an airy and light position. The problem shows harmony in both solutions and the fairy condition is well exploited (either captures or mates!).
EN <-> RU
3rd Honorable mention - No 35
Rainer Kuhn
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#2.5b) Pe5->c7
4th Honorable mention - No 24
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#2.5b) Kf4->g4
5th Honorable mention - No 22
Sven Trommler
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#2.5b) Pa2->e2

3rd Honorable mention - No 35, Rainer Kuhn (Germany)

a) diagram: 1...e4 2.Rb1 e3 3.Rb5 Bd7*g4[+wSd7] #
b) Pe5->c7: 1...c6 2.Rf1 c5 3.Rf5 Rc3*g3[+wSc3] #
The problem shows the same idea of the 1st Prize but with less intensive strategy. The “long routes” by the wR and the shifting of the thematic bPe5 do not impress favourably. But it is very nice the mechanism of the mates by quiet moves!
EN <-> RU

4th Honorable mention - No 24, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany)

a) diagram: 1...Bh5 2.Qf3xf2[+bBf3] Re2xf2[+wQe2] 3.Qe7+ Bb7#
b) Kf4->g4: 1...Bd3 2.Qf3*e2[+bRf3] Bd3*e2[+wQd3] 3.Qh7+ Rf7#
Appealing mechanism of creation of black batteries. Nice and economical position, though the bSg1 could be replaced by a black pawn on h3.
EN <-> RU

5th Honorable mention - No 22, Sven Trommler (Germany)

a) diagram: 1...Bh8*e5[+wPh8=B] 2.Bh8*e5[+bBh8] a1S 3.Bf4+ Sh5*f4[+wBh5] #
b) Pa2->e2: 1...Re8*e5[+wPe8=R] 2.Re8*e5[+bRe8] e1Q 3.Re5*f5[+bPe5] + Bh7*f5[+wRh7] #
Good homogeneity in both phases and a mixed AUW as a good thematic motif. Here too some black pieces are idle in turn; anyhow a problem worth to note.
EN <-> RU
6th Honorable mention - No 18
Dieter Müller
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#3b) Kd6<->Pe5
1st Commendation - No 33
Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
2nd Commendation - No 6
Alberto Armeni
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015

6th Honorable mention - No 18, Dieter Müller (Germany)

a) diagram: 1.Qa2*a4[+bPa2] Rd2*c2[+wPd2] 2.Qb5 Rc6+ 3.Qb5*c6[+bRb5] + Rd5# (4.Qc6*d5?, Kd6*d5?)
b) Kd6<->Pe5: 1.Qa2*b3[+bPa2] Rd2*d3[+wPd2] 2.Qc4 Rd5+ 3.Qc4*d5[+bRc4] + Rc4-e4# (4.Qd5*e4?,Ke5:e4?)
A really amusing and original play of checks and counterchecks which are necessary to reach the echo mates. The problem is economical and well constructed: all the pieces take part in the play, a very important aspect in help-selfmate field.
EN <-> RU

1st Commendation - No 33, Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber (Romania)

1...d2*e1=Q[+wBd2] 2.Bc1 b2*c1=B[+wBb2] 3.Kc2*c1[+bBc2] Bc2*d1[+wQc2] 4.Qc4+ Bb3#
1...d2*e1=R[+wBd2] 2.Qf3 Ra1 3.Qc3 b1S 4.Kc1 Sa3#
The black AUW in miniature is always remarkable. Here the possibilities of the PWC condition are well used although the play of the two solutions is not quite homogenous. Anyway, the “block” position of the second phase is a small but pleasing surprise!
EN <-> RU

2nd Commendation - No 6, Alberto Armeni (Italy)

1.Bc3 d3 2.b4+ Qb2#
1.Bb4 e1S 2.Kb3+ Qa2#
Despite the scarcity of pieces, the strategy is rather complex. The PWC condition has been shown in the final mating positions...
EN <-> RU
3rd Commendation - No 15
Aleksandr Sygurov
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#3b) Pc7->a8
4th Commendation - No 20
Raffi Ruppin
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#3b) Rf3->d3
5th Commendation - No 17
Dieter Müller
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015

3rd Commendation - No 15, Aleksandr Sygurov (Russia)

a) diagram: 1.Ra3! Qh8! 2.Rh3 Qh8*h3[+wRh8] 3.Rh8*c8[+bSh8] + Qh3*c8[+wRh3] #
b) Pc7->a8: 1.Ra2! Qg7! 2.Rg2 Qg7*g2[+wRg7] 3.Rb7+ Qg2*b7[+wRg2] #
A miniature showing interchanged geometric strategy between the black Queen and Rook. A bit mechanic but worth to be placed in the award...
EN <-> RU

4th Commendation - No 20, Raffi Ruppin (Israel)

a) diagram: 1.Bc2 Bh2 2.Sac7 Bxc7[+wSh2] 3.Sf1+ Rxf1[+wSf3] #
b) Rf3->d3: 1.Bd5 Rb2 2.Sb6 Rxb6[+wSb2] 3.Sd1+ Rxd1[+wSd3] #
The idea is interesting though its orthogonal-diagonal play could be shown “+bQb8 –bRb7” – thus obtaining a miniature problem.
EN <-> RU

5th Commendation - No 17, Dieter Müller (Germany)

1...Sg4 2.Bg6 Qh7 3.Be8+ Qd7#
1...Sf3 2.Kd5 Qh6 3.Bd7+ Qc6#
An aristocratic miniature with homogeneous and nice echo strategy. The fairy condition is used here only in the mating position.
EN <-> RU
6th Commendation - No 41
Dieter Müller
TT-147, SuperProblem, 21-09-2015
hs#2b) Qf1->g1

6th Commendation - No 41, Dieter Müller (Germany)

a) diagram: 1.Bf3 Sc2 2.Bg4+ Qf5# (3.K:f5[+bQe4]?? / B:f5[+bQg4]??)
b) Qf1->g1: 1.Kf3 Sd1 2.Bh3+ Qg4# (3.K:g4[+bQf3]?? / B:g4[+bQh3]??)
Again an aristocratic miniature with PWC effect in the mating position where the bQ is uncapturable.
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

F# (fairies | сказки)

Participants | Участники

Armeni A. – No 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Crişan V. – No 30*, 31*, 32*, 33*
Dragoun M. – No 25
Huber E. – No 30*, 31*, 32*, 33*
Kawagoe T. – No 12, 13
Kochulov I. – No 11
Kostyukov A. – No 14
Kozhakin V. – No 26, 27, 28, 29
Krätschmer R. – No 24
Kuhn R. – No 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
Martin L. M. – No 23
Mlynka K. – No 1
Müller D. – No 17, 18, 19, 39, 40, 41, 42*
Rittirsch M. – No 21
Riva R. – No 42*
Ruppin R. – No 20
Solja K. – No 2, 3
Sygurov A. – No 15, 16
Tar G. – No 4, 5
Trommler S. – No 22

The Winner Is | Победитель

Manfred Rittirsch
Congrats! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Valerio Agostini

Translation | Перевод

Aleksey Oganesjan

Editor | Редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan