60th WCCC – Highlights and Decisions

WCCC2017_logo 30 member countries were present.
WCCT: The results of the 10th WCCT were confirmed as final by the assembly. Selection of the themes and judging countries of the next WCCT is scheduled for the congress of 2018. The spokesman will ask the delegates to submit their suggestions throughout the next year. A potential director of the next WCCT was suggested by Russia and Ukraine; nevertheless delegates may suggest also other names to the spokesman for consideration.
WCCI: Dmitry Turevsky will be the director of the 2016-18 WCCI. Selection of the judges will start this year. As the top places in the WCCI are dominated by Russian and Ukrainian composers, to avoid complications that arose in the previous championship, the presence of judges from these countries should be minimized. Delegates are encouraged to suggest candidates for judging. →more

41st World Chess Solving Championship

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“The outcome of the 41st WCSC was decided early on, with Poland in 1st place and the UK 2nd. The 3rd place was quite close. Germany, only in 5th place after the first day, was able to take 3rd place with good h#- and n-rounds, Serbia being only 2 points behind in 4th place. 
The individual competition was always very close with changes in 1st place for a few times: Roland Baier (after 2nd rd), Marko Filipovic (after 3rd rd), Martynas Limontas (after 4th rd). At the end Kacper Piorun (POL) wins again with only 0,5 pts ahead of Martynas Limontas (LTU) and Marko Filipovic (CRO) in 3rd place.
The young Bilguun Sumiya (MGL) won the n#-round and the youngest competitor Danila Pavlov (RUS) won the S#-round and with this result the IM-title. He is now 14 years old and the youngest IM of all time.
The senior competition was won by John Nunn (GBR).” /Axel Steinbrink/

Invitation to Dresden: 60th WCCC & 41st WCSC

WCCC2017_logoSchwalbe, deutsche Vereinigung für Problemschach, and the local organizing committee have the honour to invite national representatives of the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC), national chess solving teams, individual solvers and composers and everybody interested in problem chess, to attend the jubilee 60th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 41st World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).

The congress will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Dresden, Germany, from Saturday, 5 August 2017 (arrival), to Saturday, 12 August (departure). The Open Solving will take place on Monday, 7 August 2017, and the WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 August 2017.

The congress is organized as part of the Dresdner Schachsommer (Dresden Chess Summer, 29 July-12 August 2017) which also comprises the German Masters and the ZMDI Open (29 July-6 August 2017, an international OTB open tournament).

Download invitation as PDF | Official website: https://wccc2017.de/

59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (03-05.08)

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  • (03.08) WCCC 2016, Serbia – WFCC rapid chess match. 

    Tonight, 20:00, there will be a rapid chess match between the selected team of WCCC participants, and the best Serbian chess players. You can follow games alive on http://serbiachess.net/live/serbia_world_2016/tfd.htm and the live stream from the Hotel Metropol Palace at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckwzHpV0tog. The WFCC captain is GM John Nunn, and the captain of Serbian Olympic team is GM Slavoljub Marjanovic. There will be two games on each board, 25 minutes + 10 seconds for every move. Pairings of the first round: GM Ivan Ivanisevic – GM Kacper Piorun, GM Alexander Mista – GM Robert Markus, GM Milos Perunovic – GM Bojan Vuckovic, GM John Nunn – GM Branko Damljanovic. In the second round the same pairs will be playing with reversed colours.

 

59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (30.07-02.08)

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  • (31.07) WFCC Opening Session
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    WFCC presidium:
    Günter Büsing

    Hannu Harkola
    Harry Fougiaxis
    Thomas Maeder
    (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)

  • (30.07) Opening ceremony in the Belgrade City Hall was run by Tamara Gadjanski and Marko Ložajić, with some movies presented about chess history of Belgrade, and traditional music. Borislav Gadjanski, the president of the Serbian Chess Problem Society, and Vladimir Pajić, representative of the City, addressed participants and guests. Finally, Harry Fougiaxis, the president of the WFCC, declared the 59th WCCC open.

    Harry Fougiaxis and Vladimir Pajić on the board; Vladimir Pajić and Marko Ložajić; Tamara and Borislav Gadjanski;
    Vladimir Baralić playing flute. (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)

 

59th WCCC | Official Composing Tourneys

wccc2016-logoFive days Composing Tourneys, 28 July – 2 August, are announced within WCCC 2016: Group A, #2 (judge: Marjan Kovačević); Group B, Ser-r#3-8 (judge: Miodrag Mladenović). See details on the official WCCC 2016 website, section Official composing tournaments. For the Congress participants only. Welcome to participate!

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net