Vaclav Kotesovec
fairy
chess
composer
and
programmer



News:
  • 60th World Congress of Chess Composition - Dresden, 5.-12.8.2017
  • Popeye - new version 4.79 by Thomas Maeder (added 5.8.2017)
  • Finales... y Temas - issue 98 (added 1.8.2017)
  • Best problems - issue 83 (added 31.7.2017)
  • SEPA Problemas - issue 19, 2017 (added 1.7.2017)
  • FIDE Album 2013-15 - Results: A-Twomovers, B–Threemovers, C-Moremovers, D-Endgame studies, H–Retros (updated 27.6.2017)
  • Karol Mlynka: Pressburger King (PDF) - second edition 2017, collection of 460 problems, 256 pages (added 26.6.2017)
  • Wenigsteiner-JahresPreis 2016 - award (added 21.6.2017)
  • Sachmatija - originals 2/2017 (added 18.6.2017)
  • Ural problemist - A. Selivanov - awards SK 2016 - selfmates, fairies, SK 135 - originals (added 7.6.2017)
  • Suomen Tehtäväniekat - awards: fairies 2015, Harri Hurme 70 JT (added 7.6.2017)
  • 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 - Preliminary results: G-Fairies (updated 18.5.2017)
  • Marian Krizovensky – 55 JT - award (added 9.5.2017)
  • Bulletin.ChessProblems.ca - issue 11 (added 1.5.2017)
  • Current list of FIDE Album points (PDF) - from WFCC website, including the WCCI 2013-15 (added 15.3.2017)

    Electronic magazines:
  • Bulletin.ChessProblems.ca
  • Best problems
  • harmonie-aktiv
  • SEPA
  • Sachmatija
  • SuperProblem
  • Finales y Temas
  • Problemist of Ukraine - originals
  • Schweizerische Schachzeitung
  • mpk-Blätter
  • Problemiste - Chess Composition Center - French site and internet magazine (no originals in 2015)
  • Quartz
  • Troll - Problemschach - by Udo Degener
  • Echiquier Belge
  • Variantim - solutions of the originals
  • e4-e5

    Selection from new tournaments (fairy chess only!)
  • 30-day tourney for Festival Cup Marianka 2017 - Composition with any stipulation, using moose, eagle, sparrow or hamster. C 23.8.2017
  • -be-64-JT - bernd ellinghoven 64 JT, C 24.8.2017
  • Jozef Taraba 70 MT - C 26.11.2017
  • Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017 - Argentinian chess or the Argentinian pieces, see this PDF file for details, C 31.12.2017
  • The Viceking - director: V. Agostini, judge: A. Garofalo, see PDF file for details. C 31.12.2017
    Backup of old tournaments

    Frequently updated databases:
  • WinChloe - updated table "Echecs" - total 672252 problems in database (updated 12.8.2017)
  • PDB Server - 395234 problems in database (12.7.2017)
  • Brian Stephenson - Meson - Chess Problem Database. 161063 problems (24.5.2017)
  • Yet another chess problem database - free database by Dmitri Turevski. Total 401661 problems, but also duplicates (24.5.2017)
  • albrecht-sammlung - by Udo Degener. Free database of 195210 twomovers (24.5.2017), pattern-search
  • Gerald Ettl - Problemschach+ - free program PSP and database of 74360 problems (20.5.2014)
  • Eduardo Sadier - The Art of Direct Mate in Two - free database of more than 150000 twomovers (updated 15.10.2016)
  • Endgame Study Database V - by Harold van der Heijden, 85619 endgames studies (30.12.2015)

    I recommend following pages:
  • Julia’s Fairies - articles, originals and much more by Julia Vysotska from Latvia
  • KoBulChess - bulgarian website (in English) by Diyan Kostadinov
  • ChessProblems.ca - Series-Movers Informal Tourney by Cornel Pacurar
  • Chess problems columns in Slovakia - excellent collection of more than 13000 columns by Ivan Jarolin
  • Composers Names In Various Alphabets - by Thomas Maeder
  • Chess Composers - (whose birthday is it today?) blog by Eric Huber and Vlaicu Crisan
  • WFCC - World Federation for Chess Composition (former PCCC)
  • Handbook of Chess Composition, 7th edition
  • Wenigsteiner-JahresPreis
  • MatPlus Forum
  • WCCI 2013-2015 – results
  • FIDE Album 2001-2003 - Errata
  • FIDE Albums 1914-2000 error list - by Ilkka Blom
  • Surprising cooks in FIDE Albums: 500 FIDE Album 1956-58 (found by VK), 630 FIDE Album 1977-79 (found by VK), F85 FIDE Album 1995-97 (found by Olaf Jenkner) - added 21.8.2012, G2 FIDE Album 1989-91 (found by Olaf Jenkner) - added 10.3.2013
  • Computer Test Fide Albums - by Steen Christensen
  • Popeye - free program for solving. New versions, since 4.69.
  • Py2Web - tool for dynamic diagrams in HTML
  • WinChloe - great improvements for multi-core systems
  • APwin - shell for Alybadix (and now also for Popeye) by Paul H. Wiereyn. New version APwin v2015-November.
  • ChessComposer 5.1 - The first ever Chess composition app for smartphones (by Diyan Kostadinov and Dimitar Ivanov). Has somebody an experience with installing of APK applications under Windows 10 Mobile ? I found this website: How to install Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile, but seems it too complicated (and maybe also dangerous).
  • Die Schwalbe - German magazine
  • feenschach - German magazine
  • Kunstschach - Swiss Chess problem association, also problem and studies pages of Schweizerische Schachzeitung (complete 1900-2015 !) and Schweizerische Arbeiter-Schachzeitung.
  • Probleemblad - Dutch magazine
  • Phénix - French magazine
  • Phénix - Concours de démolitions - new idea: tournament for cooks!
  • Pat a Mat - Slovak magazine
  • Obituaries of diagrammes 1973-2013 - by John Beasley (added 10.5.2013)
  • Componist - Romanian magazine, send originals to Dinu-Ioan Nicula
  • Eteroscacco - Italian magazine
  • Tehtäväniekka - Finnish magazine
  • Variant Chess - issues 1-64 in PDF, composite OCR file added 13.7.2013
  • British endgame study news - archive 1996-2010 by John Beasley, total 1012 pages
  • Losing Chess: 1.e3 e6 is a win for White ! - outstanding result by Mark Watkins, August 2014
  • EG - study magazine - all issues 1-156 (1965-2005) in PDF format, total 823 MB, 6410 pages! (also issues 153-156, see my list of all files (zip)).
  • EG on the ARVES website - EG 1-156, 191 and 196 (added 30.10.2016)
  • The Problemist Supplement - complete archive of PDF since 1992 (total 1194 pages)!
  • Shredder - Endspieldatenbank - online include 6-pieces endgames, total 1153 GB, superfast
  • FinalGen - new possibilities in tablebases with 7 or more pieces
  • Longest Series Tournaments - by Itamar Faybish
  • Chess problem community for Russian speaking people - website by Vladimir Tyapkin
  • Vladimir's Public Gallery
  • Traektoria kraba 2016 - Vladimir Rey, Ukraine - Collection of ser-h#, ser-h=, solved by Popeye in intelligent mode (added 30.10.2016)
  • The Q27 Project - Great result by Thomas B. Preußer: Q(27) = 234907967154122528 (added 23.9.2016)
  • Promoted pieces in fairy problems - problem or not? - interesting article by Juraj Lörinc
  • Two lectures by Peter Gvozdjak: Marianka 2012, Kobe 2012
  • Lectures from Marianka 2013 - by Michel Caillaud (recorded by Ivan Jarolin)
  • Lectures from Marianka 2013 - by Uri Avner (recorded by Ivan Jarolin)
  • Juraj Brabec: Memories of Ludo Lehen - video - lecture (from Marianka 2014)
  • Lectures from Marianka 2014 - 12 Lectures
  • Chess Compostition Festival Marianka - Slovakia, 2016

    Miscellaneous awards:
  • Julia’s Fairies-2015/I - award by Kostas Prentos (added 10.8.2017)
  • Petko Petkov 75 JT (PDF) - award (added 24.3.2017)
  • Julia’s Fairies-2016/II - award by Franz Pachl (added 7.3.2017)
  • RIFACE 2017 - award by Laurent Riguet and Jérôme Auclair (added 13.6.2017).
  • Phénix 2015 - Tanagras - award by Paul Raican (added 6.3.2017)
  • Blondel MT - awards
  • Gandev 70 JT (PDF) - award
  • Orbit 65 (PDF) - total 12 awards from 2011-2014
  • Quartz - issue 43 (added 11.1.2017)
  • Peter Gvozdjak 50 JT - award
  • Longest Series Tournament - TT8 by Itamar Faybish - results, C 14.12.2016
  • Michael Grushko 60 JT (PDF) - award by judge Michael Grushko (C 31.5.2015, award published 20.12.2016)
  • Arnoldo Ellerman 120 MT - award: fairies (corrected version 17.1.2015)

    Tournaments:
  • Mini tournament (C 31.5.2011) - closed, winner Pavel Kamenik


    Best sites with addresses of chess magazines and current judges:
    chess-compose.blogspot.gr - Chess Composition Tourneys - Awards
    Magazines, Tourneys (A.Selivanov)
    chess magazines (J.Golha)
    Chess Magazine (V.Rallo)
    revues (C.Poisson)
    compositions tourneys (J.Golha) - sorted by closing date and with table of stipulations.
    Annonces de concours (Phenix website)

    Awards status of journals:
    Sachova skladba
    Sachove umeni
    Pat a Mat, originals and awards, Pat a Mat
    StrateGems
    Die Schwalbe
    harmonie
    Suomen Tehtäväniekat
    Ural Problemist
    Sachmatnaja kompozicija
    Schach
    Theme tourneys of Chess Composition Microweb
    Phénix
    feenschach


    Articles by VK

    published on my website
  • Development in programs for solving of chess problems - about 16 GB RAM and multi-core systems (added 20.5.2012, updated 30.5.2012)
  • William A. Shinkman, #20 - C+! - about W.A.Shinkman (American composer with Czech roots) (added 30.11.2010)
  • Magnified echo - PDF (added 26.9.2010)
  • New statistics of tested selfmates (more than 10 moves) - PDF (added 22.8.2010)
  • Final statistics for s#10 tested by program Gustav - PDF, with examples (added 21.11.2009)
  • Testing of long selfmates from the book by Valery Surkov - results of testing (added 26.10.2009)
  • GUSTAV - fastest program for orthodox selfmates and moremovers - all orthodox selfmates in 8 moves from WinChloe database now tested! (added 6.10.2009, updated 21.10.2009). Examples of tested selfmates - updated 28.6.2010, 5 cooks in 1. Prizes (long selfmates) found.
  • Testing of long selfmates from the WinChloe database - PDF (added 13.7.2009, updated 13.9.2009)
  • Fairy chess endgames - new results 2008 (PDF) - "Electronic edition of chess booklets by Vaclav Kotesovec", volume 2 (added 14.5.2008, corrected 25.5.2008). In September 2008 downloaded 2727 times!
  • Miroslav Soukup (24.10.1903 - 1981 ?) - about famous Czech chess editor and composer (added 25.4.2008, updated 24.8.2011)
  • How many pins is possible by one Ubi-Ubi ? - added 23.1.2008, updated 9.6.2009
  • Vaclav Tuzar (1.5.1868 - 23.4.1908) - the 100th anniversary of the death of Vaclav Tuzar (added 14.1.2008)
  • Vaclav Kotesovec: 30 years of cyclical pin (1977-2007) - PDF - "Electronic edition of chess booklets by Vaclav Kotesovec", volume 1 (added 8.11.2007, corrected 20.11.2007). In period 8.11.2007-30.9.2008 downloaded 2275 times!
  • 4 GB RAM and chess solving programs - added 4.9.2007, updated 10.6.2008 - info about pywin64.exe, updated 2.7.2008 - how break 32 MB limit under Vista, updated 17.9.2009 - how break 32 MB limit under Windows7, updated 25.1.2010 - Alybadix 4 GB RAM under DOS, updated 17.5.2010 - h#4 by Adrian 2 m 53 s
  • Dual core processor and solving of chess problems - added 14.8.2007
  • Summer mathematical problem by Vaclav Kotesovec - added 9.8.2007, PDF version. Úloha byla reprodukována 1.12.2008 v soutěži Q.E.D.
  • How compile and run Popeye under Linux system ? - about break 699 halfmoves limit under Windows (added 18.7.2007)
  • Step by step in helpmates - (added 6.7.2007, 3 examples added 19.3.2009)
  • Palkoskova fakulta - about famous Czech composer Emil Palkoska (added 23.1.2007, last update 29.11.2010)
  • Acrobat 8 and chess diagrams - disillusion (added 5.11.2006, updated 7.11.2006)
  • Only G-promotions in fairy chess (added 10.7.2006, last example added 19.10.2008)
  • Shift of groups of pawns in chess problems (added 28.4.2005, updated 4.11.2005)
  • Alybadix 2005 and (fairy) chess endgames (added 23.4.2005)
  • CIRCE problems, in which EVERY move is capture (added 1.3.2005, last examples added 30.10.2016)
  • Imitator and solving programs (added 14.8.2003)
  • Experiences with scanning of chess publications and creating PDF files (added 4.6.2003, updated 10.2.2005)
  • 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, last example added 12.11.2010)
  • POPEYE is best for testing of orthodox seriehelpstalemates (added 23.1.2003, last example added 11.3.2015)
  • 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 ? (added 21.6.2002, updated 27.6.2002)
  • Some system tips for chess programs (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) 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)

    List of all my books, booklets and articles - (last update 15.6.2011), see also e-books


    Articles by other authors published here

  • Umwandlung von 3 gleichfarbigen Bauern im H#3 - collection by Klaus Funk (PDF, in German/English) (added 31.1.2013)
  • Reminiscence about Bretislav Soukup-Bardon - by Tomas Zach. About Czech composer Bretislav Soukup-Bardon (*23.3.1909 - †1.10.1985), in Czech. (added 20.1.2013)
  • Toward a new development of the traditional Chess Composition by adding new pieces in the initial position - by Kiril Stoyanov (PDF, in English) (added 19.3.2011)
  • Kdo se skrývá pod pseudonymem Ingeborg ? - article by Jan Kalendovský about unknown author with pseudonym Ingeborg (in Czech) (added 6.8.2010)
  • A Missing Soukup Problem? - by Steven B. Dowd (added 25.6.2009)
  • New length record s#258 is cooked - info by Frank Müller (added 25.6.2009), new attempt for the absolute lenght record in the selfmate (added 1.10.2009)
  • solution of sd=53 by Eduard Omasta - unique solution of my problem sd=53, 22 Sachove umeni 3/2009, which sent Eduard Omasta (added 1.6.2009)
  • Knihy, které nevyšly - article by Jan Kalendovsky (with supplement by VK) about Czech books, which were not published. In Czech. (added 24.4.2009)
  • Setkání s Miroslavem Soukupem - article about Miroslav Soukup by Jaroslav Karel (PDF, in Czech) (added 12.3.2009)
  • Meine Problemschach-Favoriten - article by Klaus Funk with more than 1000 (!) problems (PDF, in German) (added 2.2.2009), AUW-Duplex Stalemate (added 23.3.2009)
  • Sonet cvrčka - poem by Karol Mlynka (about Grasshopper) (in Slovak) (added 21.5.2008)
  • Vladimir Kos (*20.6.1928 - †2.7.2007) - necrology of V. Kos by Jan Kalendovsky (9.7.2007)
  • The longest moremovers? - article by Bedrich Formanek (added 18.3.2002)


    Dedicated chess problems

  • Series-helpmate in 95 moves by VK - dedicated to Josef Krivohlavek for his 95th birthday (*13.9.1919) (added 30.8.2014)
  • fairy #2 by Adrian Lionel Trent - composed with his program Camelia v1.0, dedicated to V.Kotesovec, 24.3.2014
  • Series-helpmate in 66 moves by VK - dedicated to Alexander Fica for his 66th birthday, 15.12.2013
  • Helpmate by Vladislav Bunka - dedicated to V.Kotesovec for his 57th birthday, 29.7.2013



    Best chess problems and books by VK

      "234 best chess problems" by Vaclav Kotesovec

    (320 pages, 609 diagrams, photos, tables)
    published: PDF 3.9.2008 (little correction 20.12.2008), printed book 22.9.2008

    free download PDF (5 MB)
    mirror
    (in period 3.9.2008-31.5.2009 downloaded 2952 times!)

    more info about printed books + Errata
    (informace o tištěné knize)
     



      Fairy twomovers 2008-2010
    by Vaclav Kotesovec

    (54 pages, 36 twomovers, 54 diagrams)
    published 28.2.2011, updated version 24.3.2016 (18 new awards added)

    free download PDF (2 MB)

    info about printed booklet (via e-mail)



      Application of Graph Theory in Chess Problems
    (Dual-free Leaper and Hopper tours)

    by Vaclav Kotesovec

    (76 pages, 280 diagrams, 33 graphs, 20 tables)
    published 31.5.2009

    free download PDF (3 MB)
    mirror

    Errata (added 8.8.2013)

    Grasshopper Tours - English summary about "Hopper Tours" by John Beasley (Variant Chess 61, July 2009, p.115).
    Geometrically longest king's closed tour on 8x8 chessboard - new record by Zvi Mendlowitz (added 3.2.2011)


      Non-attacking chess pieces (sixth edition)
    by Vaclav Kotesovec

    The book is devoted to the question of the number of arrangements of non-attacking chess pieces of the same kind on chessboards of various sizes and types. The best-known example is the n-Queens problem, but this publication has a much wider range and includes other chess pieces (kings, rooks, bishops, knights) and many fairy pieces.
    Even though the book is about chess and each problem can be placed among chess-mathematical problems, it will be more readily understandable by mathematicians than by chess players or composers. A partial knowledge of linear algebra, difference equations, generating functions and power series is necessary.

    New in the sixth (and probably final) edition:
  • For pieces Rookhopper and Bishophopper (include number of stalemate positions!) see new chapters 9.9
  • For maximal number of non-attacking riders [r,s], see updated chapter 14.1
  • New formulas for semi-knights and generally for semi-leapers, see new chapter 5.1.2
  • Enhanced table of entropy constants, see page 69
  • New recurrence for bishops on an toroidal chessboard n x n if n is even, see page 280
  • Both constants in the asymptotic formula for composite pieces semi-Rook + semi-Bishop are now in closed form!, see page 717
  • Formula for 10 non-attacking kings on an n x n chessboard, see updated chapter 2.1

    published 2.2.2013 (minor update 8.9.2016), free download PDF (14 MB, 795 pages)
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  • Related articles:
    A q-Queens Problem - Christopher R. H. Hanusa (with Thomas Zaslavsky and Seth Chaiken), MOVES Conference, in New York City, August 2-4, 2015 (PDF / slides)
    A q-Queens Problem, I. General theory - Seth Chaiken, Christopher R. H. Hanusa, Thomas Zaslavsky, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 21 (2014), no. 3, Paper P3.33, 28 pp.
    A q-Queens Problem. II. The square board - Seth Chaiken, Christopher R. H. Hanusa, Thomas Zaslavsky, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, 41 (2015), no. 3, 619-642
    A q-Queens Problem. III. Partial queens - Seth Chaiken, Christopher R. H. Hanusa, Thomas Zaslavsky, 21.2.2014
    A q-Queens Problem. IV. Queens, Bishops, Nightriders (and Rooks) - Seth Chaiken, Christopher R. H. Hanusa, Thomas Zaslavsky, 3.9.2016
    A q-Queens Problem. V. The Bishops' Period - Seth Chaiken, Christopher R. H. Hanusa, Thomas Zaslavsky, 14.5.2014
    Nonattacking Queens in a Rectangular Strip - Seth Chaiken, Christopher R. H. Hanusa, Thomas Zaslavsky, 25.5.2011
    Non-attacking chess pieces: The dance of bishops - Thomas Zaslavsky, 29.7.2010
    The q-Queens Problem: One-Move Riders on the Rectangular Board - Jaimal Ichharam, 27.1.2015
    Podschet rasstanovok ferzey na shakhmatnoy doske - Artem M. Karavaev, Kazanskaya Nauka 10, 2010, p.13-16
    The number of {1243, 2134}-avoiding permutations - David Callan, 15.3.2013
    Injections, Surjections and More - Steven Finch, 7.5.2015
    Asymptotic enumeration by Khintchine-Meinardus method - Boris Granovsky, 26.6.2016, p. 2 and p. 29
    Some useful theorems for asymptotic formulas and their applications to skew plane partitions and cylindric partitions - Guo-Niu Han, Huan Xiong, 16.7.2017, p. 1, 2 and 15

    Next my mathematical articles:
  • A method of finding the asymptotics of q-series based on the convolution of generating functions - arXiv:1509.08708 [math.CO], 29.9.2015
  • Asymptotics of the Euler transform of Fibonacci numbers - arXiv:1508.01796 [math.CO], 7.8.2015
  • The partition factorial constant and asymptotics of the sequence A058694 - added 26.6.2015
  • The integration of q-series - added 29.5.2015
  • Asymptotics of the sequence A120733 - added 3.5.2015
  • Asymptotics of sequence A034691 - application of the saddle-point method (added 9.9.2014)
  • Asymptotic of the coefficients A079330 / A088989 - about roots of the equation tan(x)=x (added 20.8.2014)
  • Asymptotic solution of the equations using the Lambert W-function (added 8.8.2014)
  • Asymptotic of subsequences of A212382 (added 17.7.2014)
  • Asymptotic of sequences A161630, A212722, A212917 and A245265 (added 16.7.2014)
  • Asymptotic of sequences A244820, A244821 and A244822 (added 11.7.2014)
  • Asymptotic of implicit functions if Fww = 0 - extension of theorem by Bender (added 19.1.2014)
  • Asymptotic of sequence A227403 - rigorous proof and conjecture (added 21.9.2013)
  • Asymptotic of Young tableaux of bounded height - conjecture (added 12.9.2013)
  • Asymptotic of sequence A084611 (added 26.7.2013)
  • Interesting asymptotic formulas for binomial sums (added 9.6.2013, extended 28.6.2013)
  • Asymptotic of generalized Apéry sequences with powers of binomial coefficients (added 4.11.2012, extended 23.11.2012)
  • Too many errors around coefficient C1 in asymptotic of sequence A002720 - I found bug in program Mathematica! (added 28.9.2012) Update 25.7.2015: This bug was fixed in version 10.2.0.0 / July 2015.
  • Asymptotic of a sums of powers of binomial coefficients * x^k (added 20.9.2012)
  • Asymptotic formula for number of fat trees on n labeled vertices - OEIS A055779 (added 27.8.2012)

    General link for all my mathematical works



      Fairy chess endings on an n x n chessboard
    by Vaclav Kotesovec

    Fairy chess endings form relatively the least explored branch of chess, and always offer the possibility of great discoveries. This book follows on from my earlier articles, and presents new results which can be used in fairy studies. I have created my own "tablebases" for fairy pieces and for square boards of various sizes. Over 100 different types of endings with 3-6 pieces were analyzed and this book contains 1186 diagrams, 20 tables and 30 graphs. The total elapsed time was over 4200 CPU hours.

    published 19.7.2013, free download PDF (20 MB, 410 pages)
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    Old computer programs by VK

    VKSACH - solving and composing program of VK (only in Czech language)
    download (vksach.zip, 101 kB, v8.7 17.7.1999)
    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, contains 4ECHECS.TTF)
    download (examples.zip, 68 kB, 9.8.1999)

    Links to other programs (include comments)


    Photos

    Celebration of "Vaclav Kotesovec 60", Prague 3.8.2016 - photos by Jaroslav Polasek (added 23.8.2016)
    Mugs gallery - last update 21.9.2016 - Vaclav Kotesovec *60
    Funeral of Slovak composer and my friend Ludo Lehen, Bratislava 16.5.2014 (added 18.5.2014)
    Juraj Lörinc in Prague 28.2.2012 (added 1.3.2012)
    Meeting in Prague, 29.5.2010 (added 29.5.2010)
    Meeting of Czech problemists, Prague 30.5.2009 (added 30.5.2009)
    Meeting of Czech problemists, Prague 22.11.2008 (added 22.11.2008, one new photo added 8.12.2008)
    Meeting of Slovak and Czech chess composers in Modra 21.-22.6.2008 (by Lubos Kekely and by Ivan Skoba) (added 26.6.2008, updated 28.6.2008)
    Meeting in Bratislava and Modra 18.-21.4.2008 (added 22.4.2008)
    Ivan Skoba in Prague 5.4.2008 (added 5.4.2008)
    Celebration of "Alexander Fica 60", Prague 13.12.2007 (added 14.12.2007)
    Celebration of "Vladislav Bunka 70", Kutna Hora 8.12.2007 (added 8.12.2007)
    Meeting in Zlin 19.10.2007 (by Ivan Skoba) (added 31.10.2007)
    Torsten Linss in Prague 24.5.2007 (added 25.5.2007)
    Chess composers - photo jokes (Fotografické žerty) (added 17.4.2007, updated 4.4.2008)
    Andrey Selivanov in Prague 6.1.2007 (added 6.1.2007)
    Celebration of "Vaclav Kotesovec 50", Prague 10.8.2006 (added 11.8.2006)
    Meeting in Prague 9.12.2004 (added 10.12.2004)
    Celebration of "Miroslav Henrych 50", Prague 14.10.2004 (added 15.10.2004)
    Solving tourney Prague 15.-16.5.2004 (added 17.5.2004)
    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)
    Meeting in Prague 23.3.2002 - portraits of some composers, 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)
    Photos of chess composers (1997-2000) (last update 10.10.2000)
    old photos of Czech and Slovak composers (1974-1988) (last update 25.12.2015)
    very old photos of Czech chess composers (added 25.2.2007, updated 11.4.2007)



    Non-chess

    Vaclav Kotesovec - Best photos 2001-2007 - over 200 photos of trees, animals, flowers and lightnings (created 13.7.2004, updated 31.8.2007)
    Recipes by Ludmila - over 280 photos (updated 30.3.2006)
    Abstract pictures - created from my photos (added 3.1.2006, updated 28.8.2006)
    Neckyáda ve Stružnici - beautiful article by Ludmila (in Czech) with my photos (added 28.8.2005)
    Rychlost světla a nepochopitelný strach fyziků z možných nových objevů - Faster than light? - the horror of experiment for physicists (in Czech only) (added 2.10.2011)
    Rare photo of two air-planes by VK - (added 9.5.2012)

    Non-chess links

    Name Kotesovec and my family tree (můj rodokmen) - added 15.2.2006
    Helpful Czech links - for Czech users only (starší linky na zajímavé české stránky)
    painters - few links to high resolution pictures
    naturfoto.cz - high quality photos of mushrooms
    Best mushrooms (added 2.10.2011)



    e-mail: kotesovec(AT)chello.cz - (30 MB, preferred address)
                 kotesovec2(AT)gmail.com - (7 GB, attachments up to 25 MB, for sending of PDF files)
    For free sending of files up to 300 MB (now up to 7 GB!) I recommend server uschovna.cz



    Slovníček - dictionary

    českyanglickyněmeckyfrancouzskyfinsky
    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
    hrozbathreatDrohungmenaceuhkaus
    tempozugzwangZugzwangblocussiirtopakko
    šach! (+)check!Schach!échec!shakki!
    mat (#)mateMattmatmatti
    pat (=)stalematePattpatpatti
    remízadrawRemisnulletasapeli
    úloha (skladba)problemAufgabeproblemetehtävä
    origináloriginalUrdruckinéditensipainos
    exošachfairy chessMärchenschachéchecs féeriquessatushakki
    pomocný mathelpmateHilfsmattmat aidéapumatti
    samomatselfmateSelbstmattmat inverseitsematti
    šachovnicechess boardSchach Brettéchiquiershakkilauta
    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
    předchůdceanticipationVorgängeranticipationedeltäjä
    cena (c.)prizePreisPrixpalkinto
    čestné uznání (č.u.)honourable mentionehrende ErwähnungMention d'Honneurkunniamaininta
    pochvalná zmínka (p.z.)commendationLobRecommandémaininta




    Scanning of old books and periodicals - see also e-books
    Total 2375 PDF (or DjVu) files available, 154097 pages, 18273 MB (last update 26.6.2017)
    (These files are not public)
    Enter password for PDF archives:


    History:
    19.2.2000 - this website created
    16.5.2001 - 10000th visitor (winner of book: Marek Kwiatkowski)
    25.9.2002 - scanning of old books and periodicals started
    8.11.2004 - improved design of this website
    21.3.2005 - 100000th visitor (winner of FIDE Album: Frantisek Sabol, screenshot)
    2.6.2006 - changed order of links by current content and by frequency of updates
    10.5.2007 - 1000 e-books in PDF archive
    16.6.2007 - 200000th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    1.10.2007 - 50000 pages in PDF archive
    8.11.2007 - electronic edition of chess books by VK started
    26.3.2008 - 250000th visitor
    8.6.2008 - test for broken links, many links deleted, many marked as "broken"
    11.8.2008 - 75000 pages in PDF archive
    3.9.2008 - my book "234 best chess problems" published
    31.10.2008 - "234 best chess problems" downloaded more than 1000 times
    25.12.2008 - scanning of Czech chess magazines published in 20th century finished
    27.12.2008 - 300000th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    24.3.2009 - 10000 MB in PDF archive
    16.4.2009 - 1500 e-books in PDF archive
    23.6.2009 - 333333rd visitor (screenshot sent me Daniel Novomesky)
    28.8.2009 - 100000 pages in PDF archive
    7.12.2009 - set rating of Google-books
    20.12.2009 - 370000th visitor (screenshot sent me Christian Poisson)
    12.4.2010 - 400000th visitor
    1.11.2010 - 444444th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    11.7.2011 - 500000th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    14.7.2011 - e-books and magazines sorted
    8.8.2011 - famous chess columns from the newspapers "Narodni Politika" and "Narodni Listy" 1898-1940 added.
    9.1.2012 - 2000 e-books in PDF archive
    14.1.2012 - test for broken links
    4.4.2012 - 555555th visitor
    15.10.2012 - 600000th visitor
    10.6.2013 - 654321th visitor (screenshot sent me Daniel Novomesky)
    2.8.2013 - 666666th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    2.1.2014 - 700000th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    3.8.2014 - several links, which were not updated long time, moved to other place
    14.9.2014 - 750000th visitor
    16.1.2015 - 777777th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    17.1.2015 - 5000 my mathematical formulas in the OEIS
    14.4.2015 - 800000th visitor (screenshot sent me Udo Degener)
    31.7.2015 - my book "Non-attacking chess pieces", 6ed, downloaded (in period 2013-2015) 20842 times!
    11.9.2015 - domain web.telecom.cz was canceled by provider
    15.9.2015 - website moved to www.kotesovec.cz
    5.12.2015 - 150000 pages in PDF archive
    14.2.2016 - 850000th visitor
    8.3.2016 - big test for broken links, over 350 (!) links marked as broken
    4.11.2016 - 0888880th visitor (screenshot sent me Adrian Storisteanu)
    16.1.2017 - 900000th visitor



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    International master of the FIDE for chess compositions
    International judge of the FIDE
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