Provisional Award in 5° Maroc Echecs 2015 (#4-12)
From Abdelaziz Onkoud I have received 11 problems in anonymous form. In my opinion, a level of the tourney is slightly above average : along with excellent logical compositions, there are some weak entries with duals and simple, uninteresting play.
I didn’t mark the follow problems :
Miroslav Svitek, No 5 (Kc4-Ke5). There are duals in twins b) and c). Also I do not quite understand : what are the similarities between the play in twins, except simple mates from Queen and Steed ?
Alexander Fica No 6 (Kh7-Kd5). Excellent 2-flight-giving-key with sacrifice of a Steed is the only thing which can be marked. Duals spoil everything – there are duals in the threat and in variations (even three ( !) black Pawns on 2nd rank didn’t help). The main thing is that I didn’t see any idea of the problem, except the set of mates from Queen and Steeds. I think it needs to work on the problem...
Dieter Muller, No 9 (Kb2-Kd4). Simple and largely symmetric play. Moreover, 2nd white move is repeated and white Steed is not participated in the solution ;
Dieter Muller, No 10 (Kh6-Kc4). Unfortunately, a threat of full-length is “virtual” (and, besides, it has a dual, although weak). Also one variation is too few for modern #5 ;
Dieter Muller, No 11 (Kd7-Kb4). The key with capture of Pawn is bad in miniature. Moreover, the captured Pawn refuted a try. If it would be possible to exchange a try and a solution then it would be better…
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