Final Award in Quick Composing TT-156 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-156

Another piece on the same square | Другая фигура на том же поле

Theme | Тема

19 entries were received from 12 authors representing 7 countries | На конкурс поступило 19 композиций от 12 авторов из 7 стран

EN <-> RU

I have received 19 selfmates in neutral form. Thanks to Mr. Oganesjan.
The tourney is good, but:
- No 1 (Kh1-Kg3) – has incorrect set play (there is no answer for *1...h2 – editorial);
- No 2 (Ke1-Ke3) – white Rook is useless in set play;
- No 3 (Ka4-Kc4) – see pdb/P1015605, pdb/P1240438;
- No 4 (Kd1-Kd3) – has incorrect set play (there is no answer for *1...b6 and *1...d5 – editorial);
- No 6 (Ke1-Kc3) – brilliant idea, but wSg2 is very bad (–wSg2 and + 2xwP would be better);
- No 10 (Ka4-Kd4) – white Bishop is useless in set play;
- No 13 (Kg3-Kg5) – illegal position;
- No 16 (Kh4-Kf4) – see pdb/P1203865;
- No 19 (Kh1-Kg3) – see pdb/P1296496.

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 18
Valery Smirnov
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015
2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 7
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015
3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 15
Anatoly Stepochkin
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015

1st Prize, 1st Place - No 18, Valery Smirnov (Russia)

1.dxc5! dxc5 2.Sb2 c4 3.Qxb7+ Kc5 4.Rb6 e6 5.Qc7+ Kd5 6.Rb5+ Bc5 7.Sc6 e5 8.Sd4 exd4#
(4...e5 5.Re6 Be7 6.Qb6 Kd5 7.Qd4+ exd4#)
(1...Kxc5 2.Qa5+ Rb5 3.Qc7+ Kd5 4.Re5+ dxe5 5.Qd7+ Kc5 6.Qd4+ exd4#)
Five pieces on d4 in 8 moves – congratulation. The key with capture of the mate piece of the set play is thematically. I tolerate with the sacrifice of queen in the short variant, it is thematically too.
EN <-> RU

2nd Prize, 2nd Place - No 7, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany)

1.Rd4! c4 (1...cxd4 2.Se2+ Kf5 3.Sxd4+ Kf4 4.g3+ Bxg3#) 2.Rxc4 c5 3.Rd4 c4 (3...cxd4 4.Se2+ Kf5 5.Sxd4+ Kf4 6.g3+ Bxg3#)
4.Rxc4 c5
(4...c6 5.Rd4 c5 6.Rc4 Bxg3#) 5.Rd4 cxd4 6.Se2+ Kf5 7.Sxd4+ Kf4 8.g3+ Bxg3#
The possibility for sacrifice of white rook is remarkable. It is real with 5.Rd4 cxd4. Very originally.
EN <-> RU

3rd Prize, 3rd Place - No 15, Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia)

*1...f5 2.Se4 fxe4#
1.Rxa3! f5 2.Rb2 Kc5 3.Sb5 Kd5(b6) 4.Sd4 Kc5 5.Sc2 Kd5 6.Rb4 Kc5 7.Rc3+ Kd5 8.Re4 fxe4#
Reciprocal change of square c2 and e4 (rook/knight with motifs block/sacrifice) by long solution.
EN <-> RU
1st Honorable mention - No 11
Anatoly Stepochkin
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015
2nd Honorable mention - No 5
Rodolfo Riva
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015
Commendation - No 9
Vladimir Koci
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015

1st Honorable mention - No 11, Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia)

*1...a5 2.0-0-0 a4 3.Sb1 a3 4.Rb2+ axb2#
1.0-0-0! a5 2.Rc3+ Ka2 3.Sc2 a4 4.Sc4 a3 5.Sb2 axb2#
0-0-0, but with an inactive white Bishop in the mate position.
EN <-> RU

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

*1... gxf4 2.Sdxf4 Kxe3 3.Qd5 c3 4.Qd2+ cxd2#
1.Se5! zz gxf4 2.Sxc4 fxe3 3.Sd2+ Kd3 4.Rc4 exd2#
Zilahi effect (therefore two mate pieces), but very voluminous.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 9, Vladimir Koci (Czech Republic)

*1...Kd3 2.Se2 fxe2#
1.Sh3! Kd3 2.Sg5 Kd4 3.Sf5+ Kd3 4.Sg3 Kd4 5.d6 Kd3 6.Se2 fxe2#
The only one with 2 Knight-sacrifices, but many pawns are used.
EN <-> RU
Commendation - No 12
Anatoly Stepochkin
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015
Commendation - No 14
Anatoly Stepochkin
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015
Commendation - No 17
Zoltan Labai
TT-156, SuperProblem, 14-12-2015

Commendation - No 12, Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia)

1.Rh4! Ke6 2.Qc7 Kf5 3.Qf7+ Kxg5 4.Bf6+ Kf5 5.Rd4 g5 6.Rf4+ gxf4 7.e4+ dxe4#
Meredith with flight-giving key and nice moves in order to manage the bP from g6 to f4. Similar to pdb/P1107747, pdb/P1104957, pdb/P1098680 and pdb/P1236747.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 14, Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia)

1.Re6! Kxd4 2.Rc6 Kd3 3.bxc2+ Kd4 4.Bd1 Kd3 5.Be2+ Kd4 6.Be3+ Ke5 7.Qd4+ Kf5 8.Qe4+ dxe4#
Meredith in 8 moves with very different mate positions between set and solution. Similar to pdb/P1104957, pdb/P1269224 and pdb/P1272752.
EN <-> RU

Commendation - No 17, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia)

*1...Ba7 2.Sa6 Bb8 3.Qb5+ Ka7 4.Sxc7 Bxc7#
1.Qa8! zz 1...Ba7 2.Qc8 Bb8 3.Sa4+ Ka7 4.Qxc7 Bxc7#
The wSd8 is necessary for a correct set play and solution.
EN <-> RU
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Sections | Разделы

S# (selfmates | самоматы)

Participants | Участники

Klipachev V. – No 1
Koci V. – No 9, 10
Krätschmer R. – No 7
Kuhn R. – No 19
Labai Z. – No 17
Milošeski B. – No 8
Mlynka K. – No 2
Novomesky D. – No 3
Riva R. – No 5, 6
Smirnov V. – No 18
Stepochkin A. – No 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Tar G. – No 4

The Winner Is | Победитель

Valery Smirnov
Congrats! | Поздравляем!

Judge | Арбитр

Dieter Müller

Director and editor
Директор и редактор

Aleksey Oganesjan