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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:09

Mat Plus Fellows - Updated

Mat Plus website received a valuable financial support from:

1. Alexandr Bulavka
2. Mikalai Sihnevich
3. Michel Caillaud
4. Michal Dragoun
5. Harry Fougiaxis

Fellows will earn the right to use some options, tools and pages, aimed for earlier Mat Plus subscribers.
If you want to join the Fellows, you may contact administrator for all other questions.
We shall update the Fellows List regularly, and hope the MatPlus.net will continue its existence.
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 11:06


Milan Velimirović managed to conclude and prepare all the attached materials for one of his last projects.
As may be seen from the report, the project brought him a great pleasure, in both composing and motivating others to do so.

The introductory sentence may be seen as a kind of his motto in chess composition:
As a “trouble shared is a trouble halved”, “a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled”.

We remain grateful to Joaquim Crusats who initiated search for the lost materials
and took responsibility of communication between participants.

Luckily, no reconstruction was needed, and participants agreed the results should be published this way.

Link: http://matplus.net/pub/pape_tt.pdf
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 17:44

The Tenth Belgrade Problem Chess Festival

April 4th–6th 2014

Schedule, Accommodation:
BIT 2014 Announcement:

Here's a map for you:

Verzije na srpskom:
Monday, Jan 27, 2014 13:11

10th International Solving Contest (ISC)

You can see the results on http://www.matplus.net/isc.php
Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 23:14

The 10th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival (April 4th–6th 2014)

The Festival, organized by the Serbian Chess Problemists Society,
will take place from 4th till 6th April 2014.

The main event is the Open Solving Championship of Serbia
(WCSC system, Directors: Gligor & Ivan Denkovski).

Contact: kovacevic.marjan@gmail.com.
Monday, Dec 31, 2012 18:50

Award: Mark Ridley 50 JT (Fairy Kings)

A New Year desert for fairy chess fans: results of Mark Ridley 50 Jubilee Tourney:

Those who are not so familiar to Fairy Kings can learn more from Mark's article:
Monday, Sep 24, 2012 12:15

A new chess problem book from "Chess Informant"!

The Encyclopedia of Chess Problems

How to get it?
Details at the publisher's bookshop
Friday, May 25, 2012 17:01

Results of the 8th BPCF 2012

The bulletin of the 8th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 2012 is now available in the DL Archive.
Here is a direct link to it:
http://www.milanvel.net/pub/Belgrade_2012.pdf (574 Kb).
Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 03:10

The 8th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival (May 11th–13th 2012)

The Festival, organized by the Serbian Chess Problemists Society, will take place from 11th till 13th May 2012, as announced last Summer. The main event is the Open Solving Championship of Serbia (May 12th–13th, WCSC system, Directors: Gligor & Ivan Denkovski). The list of qualifiers from Serbia is completed, while all solvers from other countries will be welcome.

The traditional Internet composing tourney (BIT 2012) will be held in two groups: A) Direct mate in two (#2), B) Helpmate in two (h#2). The themes were suggested by the judges Marjan Kovačević and Živko Janevski, with one month for composing: April 5th – May 5th 2012. There will be mini-lectures (May 11th-12th), and additional contents.

The Director of the BIT 2012 is Branislav Đurašević (branislav.djurasevic@gmail.com), and the contact person for the participants of BPCF 2012 is Marjan Kovačević (kovacevic.marjan@gmail.com). Those who take part in the solving tourney, and at least one composing tourney, could compete for the Overall Winner of the Festival. The points will be given according to the following scales:

Open Solving Championship: 1st Place – 17 points, 2nd 13 points, 3rd 10 points, 4th 8 points, 5th 7 points, 6th 6 points, 7th 5 points, 8th 4 points, 9th 3 points, 10th 2 points, lower places – 1 point.

Composing in each group of BIT: 1st Place – 13 points, 2nd 10 points, 3rd 8 points, 4th 7 points, 5th 6 points, 6th 5 points, 7th 4 points, 8th 3 points, 9th 2 points, lower places in the award – 1 point.

The highest possible number of points is 43 (17+13+13)

The announcement of BIT 2012 theme tourneys:
Monday, Feb 27, 2012 17:52

Mat Plus 42 Is Printed

A cold and snowy winter brought the unpredictable difficulties and delayed the technical realization of this issue, but finally Mat Plus 42 is out.
Awards In Informal Tourneys Of Mat Plus
   - Retros 2009 (judge Thierry le Gleuher)
   - Helpmates Twomovers 2010 (judge Ioannis Kalkavouras)
Odette Vollenweider: Thank Tou Andrej Lobusov! (an Homage)
David Shire: The Twomovers Of Chris Reeves
Dragan Stojnić: Mihailo Stojnić – A Brilliant Scientist And Chess Problemist
Živko Janevski: Paradoxical White Correction Theme
Dragan Stojnić: New Possibilities In Đurašević Theme
Per Olin: The Frustration Of Sherlock Holmes
Costachel TT – Strategia 1936
Milan Velimirović: More “Soul Mates”
Milan Velimirović: Pape Theme
Award of “Danka Petkova – 90” Memorial Tourney (judge Petko. A. Petkov)
120 pages, over 540 diagrams.