Paz Einat & Ofer Comay 50 Tourney

 

To mark the happy arrival of the Israeli duo to this significant milestone we are announcing a composing tourney in two sections. We will judge together both sections.

The tourney opens on Pazs 50th birthday (November 2006) closes on Ofers 50th birthday (December 2007). Problems can be submitted until December 31, 2007.

 

Prizes: for each section: 1st Prize 150, 2nd Prize - 100, 3rd Prize - 50 

 

Section 1 - Two-movers:

Orthodox mate-in-two problems showing reciprocal changes and an additional theme or idea are required. The additional theme/idea must be outside the reciprocal changes mechanism itself. Promoted pieces and illegal positions are allowed. Send Entries to paz@pazeinat.com or by mail to Paz Einat, 45a Moshe Levi St., Nes Ziona 74207, Israel

 

 

Aaron Hirschenson

3rd Prize Olympic T 1964

#2                          ( 9 + 10 )

1.Qc1 A ?  2.Qh6 #     

1...R:b5 a 2.Ba4 X #    

1...R:d5 b 2.Be4 Y #   

    but 1...B:d5  !

1.Ba4 X ? threat: 2.R:b6 #

1...R:b5 a 2.Qc1 A #

1...R:d5 b 2.S:a8 B #      

    but 1...Q:b5  !

1.Be4 Y ! threat: 2.Sb4 #      

1...R:b5 a 2.S:a8 B # 

1...R:d5 b 2.Qc1 A #

Reciprocal changes

Zaguroiko

Keys Mates

Marjan Kovacevic

1st Prize Phenix 1989

#2                        ( 11 + 12 )

1...Bf3 a  2.Se6 A #

1...Be5 b 2.Be3 B #

1.Kh5? (2.Qd6#) but: 1...Bf3 a !

1.Kf7? (2.Qd6#) but: 1...Be5 b !

1.Kf5!  (2.Qd6#)

1...Bf3 a  2.Be3 B #

1...Be5 b 2.Se6 A #

Reciprocal changes

White correction

(The unpins are a part of the RC mechanism and are not an additional theme/idea)

Daniel Papack

1st Prize Hlas Ludu 1995

#2                          ( 11 + 7 )

1.Rf5 A ?  2.Qh8 B#

1...Kc3 a 2.Sb3 C #

1...Qa8 b 2.Sc2 D#

but: 1...d:e6!

 

1.Qh8 B !  2.Rf5 A #

1...Kc3 a 2.Sc2 D#

1...Qa8 b 2.Sb3 C #

 

Reciprocal changes

Reversal

 


 

Section 2 - Help-mate in 3 or more:

Orthodox helpmates in three or more moves in which at least one white line and one black line are opened or closed during each solution or during a try (dual avoidance). Fairy pieces are not allowed. Zero position and/or promoted pieces are allowed. Send entries to ofer@charactell.com or by mail to: Ofer Comay, 5 Hakalanit Street, Gan Haim 44910, Israel

 

Narajan Shankar Ram

1st Pr Problemist 1984

H#3                              ( 4 + 9 )

Twin  Move d4 h4

a) 1.Rg3 B:d7 2.Qe4 Bc6 3.Be2 Rf7#

  [2.Qe4 closes the line of BRd4]

  [2Bc6 opens the line to WRb7]

 

b) 1.Be2 R:d7 2.Qf4 Rf7 3.Rg3 Bc6#

  [2.Qf4 closes the line to BRh4]

  [2Rf7 opens the line to WBe8]

 

Gabor Cseh

1 Prize e.a. Problem-Echo 1995

H#3                            ( 3 + 10 )

Twin  Move e4 d6

a) 1.Qe3 B:e6 + 2.Kd4 Bb3 3.Sc6 Rd5 #

  [3.Sc6 opens the line to WRh5 and   

   closes the line to BBa8]

 

b) 1.Rc7 R:e5 + 2.Kc6 Ra5 3.Sd4 Bd5 #

  [3.Sd4 opens the line to WBf7 and closes

   the line to BRd1]