Подведены итоги двухгодового конкурса журнала «The Problemist», проводившегося в 2014-2015 гг. В состязании участвовало 50 этюдов 39 композиторов из 19 стран. I rated all studies on the usual 0-4 scale. The overall level was quite high with not a single poor study (< 1) and only a couple of mediocre studies (< 2). On the other hand, there was no study that in my view deserved a score of 4 – i.e. there were no masterpieces. I am against the current practice of some judges to award almost all sound studies in a tourney. In EG205 (July 2016) I expressed my opinion: “In my view, for study tourneys up to 100 sound studies, the maximum number should be something like 5 prizes, 5 HM and 5 commendations, perhaps with some “specials” for special achievements (tasks, re-workings, very young composers, et cetera). For up to 50 studies, 3 prizes, 3 HMs and 3 commendations should normally be sufficient. Of course there may be exceptions, e.g. in the rare case when there are several masterpieces among the submissions, but then it is the duty of the judge to prove and explain this”. Судья Harold van der Heijden предлагает следующее распределение отличий... Итоги: *.pdf; *.pgn.