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(1) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Monday, Jun 11, 2012 23:07]

marianka 2012

some good news about the summer chess composition festival in marianka, slovakia (from wednesday, august 1 to sunday, august 5).
the prices remained at the same low rate as in the years ago - check here:

the usual programme will consist of:
- lectures - some of them will be recorded and put on the web as it was last year
- 4 composing tourneys plus a new longer one (which will be announced on july 1 with the deadline july 31)
- 2 solving events (machine gun and a fairy solving competition)
- saturday excursion
- everyday evening photo-taking
- midnight movies
- sweets, wine, etc
- and, at the first place, lots of unofficial talks and joint composing

looking forward to seeing some of you there!
hoping you will enjoy the event...
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(2) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 16:09]

30-day tourney Festival Cup Marianka 2012.

Theme: Fairy twomover with at least two phases. In one phase the threat "A" as well as defence "a" are to the same square (defence motif: disabling of the move by blocking), in the other phase the move "a" allows the move "A" in the function of the variation mate. Further content is free. Resp.: Fairy twomover with at least one threat paradox (Dombrovskis paradox, paradox D), in which the defence motif is the disabling of the move by blocking.
The tourney is open only for participants of the festival, the winner will be awarded with the Festival Cup Marianka 2012. The closing date is the July 30th, 2012, with entries to the director and judge (only by e-mail).
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(3) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 18:06]

For the first time one Marianka tourney is open not only for the meeting participants.
You can try your skills in composing problems with royal lion.
Announcement at
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(4) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Monday, Aug 6, 2012 01:33]

The list of awarded problems in the Marianka 2012 tourney is available at
The full award will be published hopefully during the August 2012.
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(5) Posted by Ian Shanahan [Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 22:45]

For some reason, though I have the Echecs font installed on my computer, the diagrams in the doc file remain incomprehensible. Juraj, could you please re-post that file with the font embedded in the Word file?
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(6) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 08:53]

Juraj won't be able to help you for a while, as he's in Spain for his summer vacations (lucky guy!)

The reason that the diagrams don't show up correctly is probably because you have only the 1Echecs font installed in your computer, while Juraj has used the 2Echecs font (which avoids the extra spacing above and below the diagram).

Download the full set of 1Echecs, 2Echecs and 4Echecs fonts from:

The 4Echecs font is a version of the 2Echecs created by Václav Kotesovec, which gives the best printing results.
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(7) Posted by Ian Shanahan [Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 23:33]

Thanks very much Harry. Will download and install!
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(8) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Saturday, Sep 1, 2012 13:23]

The full award text of fairy tourney is made available at
It will be included in the official bulletin too.
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(9) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Monday, Oct 22, 2012 11:50]

the first lecture has just been published:
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(10) Posted by Peter Gvozdjak [Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 21:50]

a small christmas gift - the bulletin of the marianka 2012 festival:
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