50th PCCC Rhodes

50th Meeting of the Permanent Commission 

of the FIDE for Chess Compositions 

in Rhodes (Greece)

October 13-20, 2007

29 member countries were present. New delegates Roberto Stelling (Brasil)
and Paul Valois (Great Britain). Jakov Vladimirov (Russia) was
nominated as an Honorary Member.

President Uri Avner (Israel), secretary Günter Büsing

FIDE-Album 1998-2000 has been printed.

New titles:

  • Honorary Master of Chess Composition: Odette Vollenweider
    (Switzerland) and Sonomun Chimedtseren (Mongolia)
  • Grandmaster for Chess Composition: Alexandr Feoktistov (Russia), Yves Cheylan (France), Marjan Kovacevic (Serbia), Miodrag
    (Serbia), Valery Shanshin (Russia), Valery Shawyrin
    (Russia), Anatoly Slesarenko (Russia).
  • International Master for Chess Composition: Alexandr Azhusin (Russia), Nils Adrian Bakke (Norway), Valerij Gurov (Russia), Christopher
    (Great Britain), Jorge Kapros (Argentina), Vitaly Kovalenko
    (Russia), Hartmut Laue (Germany), Manfred Rittirsch (Germany), Andrey Selivanov (Russia), Sergey Smotrov (Kazakhstan), Anatoly
    (Russia), Thorsten Zirkwitz (Germany).
  • FIDE Master for Chess Compositions: Anatolij Karamanits (Ukraine), Ralf Krätschmer (Germany), Vasyl Markovtsij (Ukraine), Dan Meinking (USA), Alexandr Pankratjev (Russia), Nikola
    (Macedonia), Ruslan Surkov (Russia), Dieter Werner
    (Germany/Switzerland), Martin Wessels (Germany), Rolf Wiehagen
    (Germany), Vokota Nikoletic (+) (Serbia).
  • International Grandmaster for Solving: Alexandr Azhusin (Russia).
  • International Solving Master: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania), Kari Karhunen
    (Finland), Colin McNab (Great Britain), Anatoly Mukoseev (Russia), Bojan Vuckovic (Serbia).
  • FIDE Solving Master: Alexandr Bulavka (Belarus), Josef
    (Switzerland), Vidmantas Satkus (Lithuania), Miloslav
    (Czechia), Miroslav Voracek (Czechia),.

Rules of FIDE Album selection were slightly modified.

Changes to Codex were accepted with a small change to the duals in endgame

The standard format for the representation
of chess problems
was accepted.

Next World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) in Jurmala, Latvia in
the beginning of September 2008 (invitation).

4th International Solving Contest (ISC)

International Day of Chess Composition: 4th January


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