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3rd Mini-Tour composing tourney 2013

havana   The Italian Problemist Association (API) organize the 3rd Mini-Tour called SAVANA-SAFARI. To the tourney will be admitted every kind of problems among 2-6 moves. Every work will have to contain one or more fairy pieces among the following, which are characteristic animals of the African savannah:



– antelope [leaper 3,4]

– gnu [leaper 1,2] + [1,3]

– lion

– locust

– zebu [leaper 1,3] + [1,4]

– giraffe [leaper 1,4]

– zebra [leaper 2,3]

Problems are admitted with more solutions or twins, but not zeroposition and duplex.

It is not admitted any kind of fairy conditions. All problems must be computer tested (C+).

Maximum six problems for author.

Please send your entries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Judge: Diyan Kostadinov

It is guaranteed the copy of magazine (Sinfonie Scacchistiche) and the award (on-line).

Closing date: August 31, 2013.




+4 #1 seetharaman 2012-06-02 07:25
Any other fairy pieces (not conditions) allowed in addition to using one or more the above pieces?
+2 #2 dkostadinov 2012-06-02 16:36
It's a good question. I hope some of Italian organizers will inform us.
+5 #3 AGOSTINI Valerio 2012-06-02 17:34
No, it is possible to use just those 7 pieces!
+3 #4 dkostadinov 2012-06-04 09:52
Thank you Valerio for the information.
+3 #5 Kenneth Solja 2012-06-24 18:11
I'm wondering why Camel isn't mentioned at all in Savanna Safari tourney .. Somehow I would it is most common animal in the savanna..?
+2 #6 dkostadinov 2012-06-25 04:18
Yes, the Camel is very popular fairy piece, but if I am not wrong it is typical desert animal, not Savanna, so probably this is the reason for the organizers to not including it into the tourney...
+1 #7 seetharaman 2012-06-30 12:51
And, Locust is neither an animal nor specific to Savannah !!
+1 #8 dkostadinov 2012-07-01 03:29
Interesting animals discussion... :)
+1 #9 dkostadinov 2012-07-04 01:14
Today I received an invitation from Valerio Agostini to be the judge of tourney and I accept it.
+2 #10 shankar ram 2012-08-25 03:13
Quoting seetharaman:
And, Locust is neither an animal nor specific to Savannah !!

Well.. Locusts were (are?) the scourge of Africa, weren't they? :-)
.. and generally speaking, locust is an animal... since it is not a plant!
+2 #11 shankar ram 2012-08-25 03:15
just wondering if there will be a flood (not uncommon to African savannah no? :-)) of computer generated problems..
+1 #12 seetharaman 2012-08-27 18:16
Quoting dkostadinov:
Interesting animals discussion... :)

Well.. to put it more aptly, "Animated discussion" !

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