Dom i THEMA DANICUMs selvmatturnering 2002/2003 (fra TD 117) v/ Eugeniusz Iwanow (PL) Tilbage til forsiden

33 problems were participating in the tourney, but some of these have been excluded.
[The webmaster, not being restrained by the limitations of a printed magazine, has supplied diagrams and solutions for all non-awarded problems mentioned in this section, and has also supplied diagrams for all anticipations and reference problems throughout the article. In order not to focus too much on the non-awarded problems, this whole section has been moved to the end of the article.] See here

Out of the remaining [23] problems I have selected eight*) that have received the following awards.
*) [originally nine, reduced to eight after a complaint. See the anticipated problems.]

Diagram 8952
Miodrag Mladenovic (US)
1. Pr., Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#3 C+ 10+13



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The composer of the problem has realized a cyclic play two and three moves in the threemover selfmate many times. In this problem, the theme has been enriched with White invisible half-pin play (Kc6-Rd5-Se4-Sf3). All plays end up with a mate using bindings of one of the pieces of that half-pin. The connection of both ideas is known in one of his problems pubiished in no. 33 in 2003. VARIANTIM, no. 1060.

Diagram 9045
Frank Richter (DE)
2. Pr., Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#2 f C+ 12+13



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Trials to enforce mate after 1. Lf5+? and 1. Le4+? do not lead to the target, because Black guard Te5 occurs and it attacks g5 and e3 squares. Guarding against mate, Black put their own pieces on those squares and after 2. Lf5+ and 2. Le4+, mate is already possible. It is too bad that the third try 1. Se-? d5! justifies the presence of the knight that is needed to initiate the threat.

Diagram 8766
Camillo Gamnitzer (AT)
1. HO, Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#5 C+ 9+13



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After a good key an interesting and subtle play occurs. The second move of White 2. Lf6! lets to create the second battery with the same shooter (the first battery 1. Lal! threat 2. Sb2+). The illusion 1. Lxg4? is paired up in a way that is typical of selfmate. White pieces d7, e7, f7 are not pearls in this selfmate, but are needed for the construction.

Diagram 9206
Alexandr Azhusin (SU)
2. HO, Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#5 ff C+ 8+5



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It is an interesting, but not very fresh concept. White, in order to remove the knight f2 to the right square, need to sacrifice the shooter in the battery. A favorite motive of Gamnitzer (eg. Gamnitzer: SCHACH 1992 and SCHACH AKTIV 1993, 1. Prize etc.) The problem is logical, but the play is simple and schematic.

Diagram 9131
Camillo Gamnitzer (AT)
3. HO, Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#5 C+ 11+11



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Problem typical of this composer. The main characters of this play are White Da6 and Black Lh6 overlooking the battlefield from afar. During the play, White Queen is offered and a Black battery, whose shooter is Lh6, is formed.

Rosende omtaler uden rangorden

Diagram 8767
Heinz Zander (DE)
RO, Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#7 C+ 8+4



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Diagram 8844
Zdenek Libiš (CZ)
RO, Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#6 C+ 12+5



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Diagram 9207
Erik Hansen (DK)
RO, Thema Danicum 2002/2003
S#8 f C+ 6+2



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International Judge of FIDE

Eugeniusz Iwanow

THEMA DANlCUM would like to thank the judge for a great job!!

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[Here is the "misplaced" section about a few total, or advanced anticipations or problems otherwise excluded.]

Diagram 8615
Valeriu Petrovici
S#4 9+7


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dual


Diagram 8695
Ulrich Auhagen & Manfred Zucker (DE)
S#7 f C+ 4+4
Anticipated by
M. Schreckenbach & Manfred Zucker (DE)
Strategems 2001, no. 0169
S#6 2 sol. C+ 4+3

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[The following problem was originally awarded 1. Pr. but after a complaint by Udo Degener (DE) it was judged anticipated by Michael Kellers's problem.] The original 2. and 3. Pr. became 1. and 2. Pr., all the other awards and mentions remained unchanged.


Diagram 9046
Henk Prins (NL)
S#3 C+ 11+15
Anticipated by
Michael Keller
1. Pr. Die Schwalbe 1987
S#3 C+ 8+12

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A selfmate of heavy construction with the le Grand theme. The composer shows us an interesting mechanism in which the theme is realized in two thematic variations 1. - Txb2 and 1 - axb2. The second move of White is graceful and making this move, the right decision is to be made, that is after 1. - Txb2 2 Dh8!, rather than 2. Lxb3?, and after 1. - axb2 2. Lxb3!, rather than 2. Dh8? Black king battery is check mating, which is a very effective conclusion of the whole problem. It's a pity, the composer did not find a better key.

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Schwarze Königs-Batterie, Halbfesselung, Fesselungsmatts, Le Grand Thema. (Quoted from FIDE-album 1986-1988).

The problem 8845 was excluded as it was earlier published as no. 8767.

The problems numbered 8696, 8768, 8954, 8955, 9130, 9208 have not been assessed positively because I believe that, in the selfmates where White by checking their opponent from the first to the last move, lead to enforcing the mate, are too schematic and with no interesting idea.

Diagram 8696
Pavlos Moutecidis (GR)
S#12 5+2


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Diagram 8768
Pavlos Moutecidis (GR)
S#12 5+2


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Diagram 8955
Oleg Paradsinski (UA)
S#10 5+3


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Diagram 9130
Ivan Brjukhanov (UA)
S#5 B: La7 -> g1 4+3


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Diagram 9208
Oleg Paradsinski (UA)
S#9 C+ 5+3


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