*Marriage Rybak & Murdzia* 2000 (POL)
Helpmates 4n#
judge: Piotr Murdzia * award: July 2001
68 authors * 19 countries * 131 compositions * 16 honoured
In the first words I would like to thank together with
my wife all participants for taking part in the tourney and, by this,
celebrating our wedding.
It was very specific tourney, in which
difficulty of solution was much appreciated. Of course, all traditional
criterions of judging as originality, strategic wealth, economy and
aestethic value, were here also taken into consideration. In order to
check how difficult a problem was I decided to solve it by myself.
That's why descriptions of anonymous works, prepared for me by my wife,
informed me only about length and quantity of solutions. In January I
started solving 131 helpmates, this is a number of participating
problems. I was frighten after solving the first problem, what
took me more than hour! Then I realised the date of the final results was
too optimistic. I hope participants will forgive me three months of
delay, caused unexpected number of participanting problems.
Unfortunately, 35 problems was incorrect. With
longer helpmates it's quite natural situation. If somebody doesn't have
a computer and a special program for testing correctness of problems,
that's how it was in many cases, it is impossible to avoid all duals and
secondary solutions. Three problems, which pretended to high
distinctions, found in this group of helpmates.
I couldn't include several interesting problems
in the award, deserving for distinctions in a traditional tourneys,
because they were too easy to solve them. (...)
After excluding problems which realised
wellworn ideas and technically unfinished works I decided to give the
following distinctions:
1° Prize 
Marcin Banaszek 
GER 
H#4 
3 sol. 
2° Prize 
Stefan Parzuch 
POL 
H#4 
2 sol. 
3° Prize 
Jurij Gordian, Evgenij Orlov 
UKR 
H#4.5 
2 sol. 
1° Hon. Mention 
Anatolij Karamanits 
UKR 
H#6.5 
2 sol. 
2° Hon. Mention 
Dieter Müller 
GER 
H#4 
2 sol. 
3° Hon. Mention 
Christopher Feather 
GBR 
H#6 

4° Hon. Mention 
Evgenij Markov 
RUS 
H#4 
3 sol. 
5° Hon. Mention 
Alessandro Cuppini 
ITA 
H#4 
3 sol. 
Sp. Hon. Mention 
Vladislav Buńka (4 problems) 
CZE 
H#4 
A,R,P,M 
1° Commendation 
Eug. Iwanow, Rysz. Kapica, Wlad. Rosolak 
POL 
H#7 

23° Commendation 
Anatolij Karamanits 
UKR 
H#6 
a) b) 
23° Commendation 
Anatolij Karamanits 
UKR 
H#7 
a) b) 
4° Commendation 
Harald Gruber, Dieter Müller 
GER 
H#4 
a) b) 
