PCCC 50th Anniversary Composing Festival

PCCC 50th Anniversary Composing Festival


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the PCCC (which took place not long ago) 9 composing tourneys are hereby announced in the following sections:

  • Twomovers (Judge: Yakov Rossomakho, Russia)
  • Threemovers (Judge: Don Smedley, England)
  • Moremovers (Judge: Hans Peter Rehm, Germany)
  • Studies (Judge: Harold van der Heijden, Netherlands)
  • Selfmates (2 to 5 moves) (Judge: Hartmut Laue, Germany)
  • Helpmates (2 or 3 moves) (Judge: Michal Dragoun, Czech Republic)
  • Fairies (of all kinds and length, testable by the usual solving programs) (Judge: Tadashi Wakashima, Japan)
  • Shortest proof games (SPGs) (Judge: Andrej Frolkin, Ukraine)
  • Retros (excluding SPGs) (Judge: Andrej Kornilov, Russia)

There is a common theme for all sections, as follows:

At least one pinning move and one unpinning move are required, which may occur at any phase or be divided between phases (thematically, one phase is enough, but more than one phase is allowed). “Pin” means that the move of the pinned piece is illegal due to the self exposure of the King to an immediate capture. The pinning may be partial, meaning that the pinned piece is still able to move in a limited way (e.g., along the pin-line).

Director: Dmitrij Baibikov

Entries should be submitted via e-mail only before August 10th 2010 to the director’s address: dmitrij_baibikovmail333.com.

This Composing Festival is announced by the decision of the PCCC/ICCU Presidium, taking benefit of the good atmosphere and the recent support promised by the FIDE. In view of that, prizes will be allocated for each section (possibly $300-$400 per section).

The awards will be published on the PCCC/ICCU website; a booklet is intended.

Please forward this announcement (ASAP!) to all composers in your countries, and reprint it in your magazines and websites.

Good luck to all!

Uri Avner PCCC/ICCU President


Announcement as pdf | Russian announcement (pdf) | Received entries | Results | Awards


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