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Zivko Janevski – 60 JT 2013

macedonianproblemist(20.08.2013) The Macedonian Problemist announces a formal jubilee tourney for h#2s to mark the 60th birthday of its regular contributor Zivko Janevski (born on 4 August 1953),

Grandmaster of the FIDE for Chess Compositions, International Judge of the FIDE for Chess Compositions, the leading Macedonian problemist in the last several decades and one of the world’s best and most successful composers (4th on the total FIDE Album points list up to the 2004-2006 Album).



   Theme: A prolonged Black self-pin. One or both pieces from a black pin-mechanism play(s) along the pin-line in two or more phases – two or more solutions, solution + set-play, or solution + tempo try, but twins are not allowed. There may be one pin mechanism or more pin mechanisms. The thematic pin mechanism(s) can be created during the solution. Although play by a white pinning piece is not a thematic requirement, composers are encouraged to try showing such play in addition to thematic black moves.

   Judge: Zivko Janevski

   Please send problems by 15 November 2013 by snail mail to Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia, or to Z. Gavrilovski’s e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Example for the JT:

Zivko Janevski
Chess Leopolis 2010


H#2      (6+9) 

1.Kf5 exf3 2.Re5 g4# - I. form – the black King plays
1.Rd5 Sc5 2.Qf5 Sg6# - II. form – the black pinned piece plays
1.Kd5 gxf3 2.Qe5 e4# - III. form – both pieces (black King and black pinned piece) play.



0 #1 seetharaman 2013-08-21 18:34
Am I correct in understanding that the move of the pinning white piece (on the pinline of course) is not thematic, though it is a desirable nonthematic addition?
0 #2 Diyan Kostadinov 2013-08-25 03:43
Zoran Gavrilovski sent me the following answer: "Yes, there is no requirement of showing a white move on the pin line, but judge may consider (depending on the circumstances of particular matrices) to recognise such a white matching play as substantial non-thematic addition to the set theme."

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