Vaclav Kotesovec chess problems and programs
Vaclav Kotesovec
fairy
chess
composer
and
programmer




Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2004


Links (changes tested between 23.12.2003 and 12.12.2003)

News:
Chess problems columns in Slovakia - new offline version (19.12.2003)
Umenie 64 - new issue 31 (added 15.12.2003)
Meeting in Prague 11.12.2003 - new photo

I recommend following pages:
Ivan Jarolin 50 - unusual JT (C 31.3.2004), first originals online! (see "Competing entries")
Alybadix - page of Ilkka Blom, final version 2003 (updated 13.10.2003)
Popeye 3.77 - many bugs fixed
Wenigsteiner-Jahrespreis - (1979-2002)
FIDE Album 1995-97 - finished sections: A-Twomovers, D-Endgame studies, E-Helpmates, F-Selfmates, H-Retros
7th WCCT Entries - online


Broken links:
Unión de problemistas Arnoldo Ellerman
Fide counter (since 20.9.2002)
Chess Endgame Browser
Rainer Klutt
Alexander Zidek
Oskar Wielgos
Problemas por A. Zarur
(if you have informations about new locations of these pages, send me, please)


18.9.2003
New booklet: Vladislav Bunka: "444 pomocniku" (444 helpmates)

444 helpmates (and helpstalemates) by Vladislav Bunka
80 pages, Czech/English text, solutions in figurine notation.
example of few pages from book in PDF format
More info (order): Vladislav Bunka, Pod Barborou 31, 28401 Kutna Hora, Czech republic
or mbunka@centrum.cz


Articles

published on my web page
Imitator and solving programs (added 14.8.2003)
Experiences with scanning of chess publications and creating PDF files (added 4.6.2003)
Hashing and pruning (in Czech with English summary, added 18.4.2003)
Some tips for program WinChloe (added 28.3.2003)
POPEYE - fantastic results also for orthodox helpstalemates (added 25.2.2003, updated 20.8.2003)
POPEYE is best for testing of orthodox seriehelpstalemates (added 23.1.2003, updated 12.2.2003)
Chess endgames with fairy pieces Pao, Vao, Leo, Lion and Grasshopper (added 16.10.2002), see also Grasshopper endgames after 25 years - Pat a Mat 38/2002 (p.206-208). John Beasley created english version of both my articles for 'Variant Chess', issue 41 - Endings with Grasshoppers, Lions and Chinese pieces (added 25.11.2002)
Solving time paradox II (added 2.10.2002, updated 3.10.2002)
Big computer test (added 25.9.2002)
How solve chess problems on small boards ? (in Czech, but with examples, added 21.6.2002, updated 27.6.2002)
Some system tips for chess programs (in Czech, added 7.6.2002)
Interesting problem for testing (added 23.8.2001)
Solving time paradox (added 16.8.2001)
Hashing (in Czech, added 17.3.2000, updated 15.12.2000)
Compare of solving programs (added 21.3.2000, updated 16.6.2001, in English), comments (in Czech, updated 15.12.2000)

Between chessboard and computer (book, 1996, PDF 30MB, now public!) A guide for English-speaking readers by John Beasley, 1996 (added 13.4.2000)
Algorithm descriptions - part of "Between chessboard and computer", VK 1996, in Czech, (added 12.4.2000)
Fairy endgames - part of "Between chessboard and computer", VK 1996, (added 19.4.2000, updated 8.9.2000)
Number of ways of placing non-attacking queens and kings on boards of various sizes - part of "Between chessboard and computer", VK 1996, in Czech, (added 5.5.2000, updated 15.3.2002)

List of my books, booklets and articles - (last update 24.7.2003), see also e-books


25.8.2002
My book: Echoes in long helpmates

It contains echo helpmates in 5 moves or more with at least two solutions.
140 pages, 491 helpmates by 131 composers, 1561 diagrams (include mating positions!)
English/Czech text, solutions are in figurine notation.
other photo of book
example of few pages from book in PDF format
More info: kotesovec@chello.cz


Chess problems

view TOP 10 problems (in selected format)
GIFs (solutions in Czech notation)
PDF (solutions in graphics notation)
Fonts (solutions in graphics notation)

download best 854 problems of VK (vksel.zip, 193 kB, 10.12.2003) VKSACH text file, positions and solutions in Czech notation

download all 1457 problems (vkprobl.zip, 243 kB, 10.12.2003, VKSACH OUT file)
download 1443 published problems (vkchloe.zip, 517 kB, 9.12.2003, WinChloe format)


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Computer programs

VKSACH - solving and composing program of VK (only in Czech language)
download (vksach.zip, 101 kB, v8.7 17.7.1999) Whats new?
Note for (foreign) VKSACH users

VKS\SUPPORT directory (not need for VKS, but recommended)
help page for SUPPORT programs
download (support.zip, 192 kB, 30.8.1999)

INPFONT - convert INP/OUT to HTM for import into WORD97 (need 1ECHECS.TTF of Ch.Poisson)
help page for INPFONT
download (inpfont.zip, 110 kB, v4.5 18.3.2003, one bug fixed, see source code)
download (examples.zip, 68 kB, 9.8.1999)

Links to other programs (include comments)


Photos

Meeting in Prague 11.12.2003 (added 11.12.2003)
Vladislav Bunka and VK in Prague 13.3.2003
Solving tourney (Bohemians), Prague 16.1.2003 (added 17.1.2003)
Mugs gallery (updated 11.12.2003, J. Burda 60)

Meeting in Prague 23.3.2002
portraits of some composers (added 23.3.2002)
photos from meeting (added 23.3.2002)

Hans Gruber in Prague 13.2.2002 (added 13.2.2002)
photos from Prague 9.8.2001 (added 10.8.2001)
photos from Prague 14.6.2001 (added 16.6.2001)
solving tourney Prague 11.-13.5.2001 (added 16.7.2002)
photos from Brno 3/2000 (added 2.2.2001)
Photos of chess composers (1997-2000) (last update 10.10.2000)
old B/W photos of Czech and Slovak composers (1974-1988) (last update 9.4.2000)
my photos and photos of my computers (last update 10.4.2002)


Non-chess photos (with HP618)

Galerie DigiFoto - 24 my best photos with thumbnails (added 3.1.2002)
Photos of trees (added 13.8.2001)
Photos of trees 2 (added 4.9.2001)
Photos of trees 3 (added 4.9.2001)
Photos of trees 4 (added 25.3.2002)
Photos of trees - four seasons (added 25.3.2002)



e-mail: kotesovec@chello.cz, vkotesovec@iol.cz
address: Vaclav Kotesovec, P.O.BOX 43, 11121 Praha 1, Czech republic





Slovníček - dictionary

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CzechEnglishGermanFrenchFinnish
šachchessSchachéchecsshakki
KrálKingKönigRoiKuningas
DámaQueenDameDameKuningatar
VěžRookTurmTourTorni
StřelecBishopLäuferFouLähetti
JezdecKnightSpringerCavalierRatsu
PěšecPawnBauerPionSotilas
CvrčekGrasshopperGrashüpferSauterelleHeinäsirkka
TátošNightriderNachtreiterNoctambuleAituri
bílýwhiteWeissblancvalkea
černýblackSchwarznoirmusta
výzvastipulationForderungénoncévaatimus
2 řešení2 solutions2 Lösungen2 solutions2 ratkaisua
zdánlivá hrasetplaySatzspieljeu apparentvaihdelma (h#n)
zdánlivá hrasetplaySatzspieljeu apparentesipeli (#n)
tahmoveZugcoupsiirto
úvodníkkey-moveSchlüsselcléalkusiirto
pokus (svůdnost)tryVerführungessaihoukutus
hrozbathreatDrohungménaceuhkaus
tempozugzwang (?)Zugzwangblocussiirtopakko
šach! (+)check!Schach!echec!shakki!
mat (#)mateMattmatmatti
pat (=)stalematePattpatpatti
remízadrawRemisnulletasapeli
úloha (skladba)problemAufgabeproblemetehtävä
origináloriginalUrdruckinéditensipainos
exošachfairy chessMärchenschachéchecs féeriquessatushakki
pomocný mathelpmateHilfsmattaidéapumatti
samomatselfmateSelbstmattinverseitsematti
šachovnicechess boardSchach Brettechiquiershakkilauta
polesquareFeldcaseruutu
kámenpieceSteinpieceshakkinappula
branícaptureSchlagpriselyönti
(x,y)skokan(x,y)Leaper(x,y)Springerbondisseur(x,y)(x,y)Juoksija
(x,y)liniový skokan(x,y)Rider(x,y)Reiter(x,y)de la Nuit(x,y)Kiitäjä
vedlejší řešenícookNebenlösungdémolisivuratkaisu
neřešitelnostunsolvableunlösbarinsolubleratkaisuton
předchůdceanticipationVorgängeranticipéedeltäjä
cena (c.)prizePreisPrixpalkinto
čestné uznání (č.u.)honourable mentionehrende ErwähnungMention d'Honneurkunniamaininta
pochvalná zmínka (p.z.)commendationLobRecommandémaininta



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Scanning of old books and periodicals - see also e-books
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