Saturday, August 29, 2015

Award for Manolas-65 JT

Award (29-VIII-2015) for Manolas-65 Jubilee Tourney



Manolas-65 JT : Winners

Section A (helpmate h#2, in HotF (Helpmate of the Future) form, with at least two pairs of related solutions), Judge : Ioannis Kalkavouras (Greece)

Vasil Krizhanivskyi (Ukraine) : 1st Prize, 5th Honourable Mention // Abdelaziz Onkoud (Morocco) : 2nd Prize, 3rd Honourable Mention, 4th Honourable Mention // Eugene Fomichev (Russia) : 3rd Prize // Aleksandr Semenenko (Ukraine) : 1st Honourable Mention // Ladislav Packa (Slovakia) : 2nd Honourable Mention ex aequo // Emil Klemanič (Slovakia) : 2nd Honourable Mention ex aequo // Nikos Pergialis (Greece) : Commendation // Jorge Lois (Argentina) : Commendation // Jorge Karpos (Argentina) : Commendation // Dieter Müller (Germany) : Commendation // Vladislav Nefyodov (Russia) : Commendation

Section B (direct mate #2, with one fairy condition and/or one fairy piece type), Judge : Emmanuel Manolas (Greece)

Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia) : 1st Prize, 2nd Commendation // Vasyl Dyachuk (Ukraine) : 2nd Prize, 3rd Honourable Mention ex aequo // Alberto Armeni (Italy) : 3rd Prize, 2nd Honourable Mention, 1st Commendation, 3rd Commendation // Joaquim Crusats (Spain) : 1st Honourable Mention ex aequo // Andrey Frolkin (Ukraine) : 1st Honourable Mention ex aequo // Hubert Gockel (Germany) : 3rd Honourable Mention ex aequo // Dieter Müller (Germany) : 4th Commendation, 5th Commendation

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New version for Popeye software

You know that there are many software tools for chess problems.
You may find information here

For example:

In order to create position images and a file for your problems, there is Fancy.
It is copyrighted (C) by Marek Kwiatkowski.
I have version 2.81, you may look for a newer edition.

In order to solve problems, Fancy can use the software tool Popeye.
Mr Thomas Maeder is looking after it.
He has recently announced the version 4.73 :

Friday, August 14, 2015

Next big international events

12th International Solving Contest (ISC) on Sunday 24.1.2016, directors Axel Steinbrink and Luc Palmans. It was clarified that participants in the category C (young solvers) should have been born after 24th of January 2003.

12th European Chess Solving Championship (ECSC) in Athens, Greece 15-17 April 2016.

59th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 40th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC) in Belgrade, Serbia 30 July – 6 August 2016

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Results from the World Congress

Results from the proceedings of the World Congress on Chess Composition have started to appear.

Preliminary results of the OPEN solving contest [].
Greek solvers : Nikos Mendrinos is in place 38 and Nikos Sidiropoulos is in place 69.

Preliminary results from the World Championship on solution WCSC
Greek solvers : Nikos Mendrinos is in place 52 and Nikos Sidiropoulos is in place 54. Greece is in place 16.

During the final second day, the Greek solvers tried harder : Nikos Mendrinos is ranked in place 43 from 85 and Nikos Sidiropoulos in place 46. Greece is in place 16 from 19.

The bulletin of the event is published here :

It contains results from composing tourneys, in which the Greek composers Kostas Prentos and Themis Argyrakopoulos have got distinctions.