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MatPlus.Net Forum Competitions 4th Youth Chess Composing Challenge 2019
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(1) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Wednesday, May 1, 2019 00:56]; edited by Marjan Kovačević [19-05-01]

4th Youth Chess Composing Challenge 2019

4.YCCC announced on the WFCC website (
Please, help reprinting it on websites visited by young chess players and their trainers!
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(2) Posted by Julia Vysotska [Tuesday, May 14, 2019 18:33]; edited by Julia Vysotska [19-05-14]

Russian version of the announcement -
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(3) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Tuesday, May 28, 2019 23:38]

Results of the previous editions of YCCC:
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(4) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Friday, Jul 19, 2019 14:13]; edited by Marjan Kovačević [19-07-19]

Deadline tomorrow!
Happy to inform you that numbers of participants and countries have already doubled as compared with previous year!
Still, no composer from big India. Two years ago there was Murali Karthikeyan, already a rising star GM. Any other young composer in your country, our Indian friends?
We still hope to see somebody from big Azerbaijan, where Aydan Huseinzada and Azer Abbasov were doing so well previous years.
And, perhaps, Christopher Yoo from USA, the wonder kid in both game and composing endgames.
Please, remind your youngest colleagues not to miss the chance!
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(5) Posted by Julia Vysotska [Monday, Sep 2, 2019 15:53]

Glad to announce the results of this year, the 4th YCCC: 54 entries, 25 participants from 9 countries!
The final bulletin of 33(!!) pages - - can be found at in Competition/Composing section of WFCC official website together with the photo gallery of prize giving ceremony -
Thanks a lot to all participants, to the judges - David Shire, Michael McDowell, Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen - and to the coordinator of the project, Marjan Kovačević!
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(6) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 08:53]

25 participants !! Great. Our young star Karthikeyan was unfortunately too busy with his game commitments.
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(7) Posted by Marcos Roland [Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 12:45]

Magnificent project. Great work of everyone, generously well-written awards, great participation. Congratulations!
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(8) Posted by Rajendiran Raju [Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 18:09]
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(9) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Friday, Sep 6, 2019 14:36]

Thanks, Raju!
Wonderful advertisement for chess composition, including links to other articles.
We should join our forces in attracting new generations. The most difficult part is to invent thematic conditions that could motivate complete beginners while giving them a chance for at least a bit of originality.
This time self-blocks missed to fulfill the second demand, while change of colour failed on the first one: it attracted only the most experienced composers.
The ideal case was the Steffen's theme, we need more of such for the next time. And the question of the right genres is still open.
Whoever comes to a good suggestion would be welcome to offer it:
Besides, it would be great if some more youth challenges would be offered between two YCCCs!
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(10) Posted by Rajendiran Raju [Friday, Sep 6, 2019 19:29]

Welcome Mr.Marjan ... already you and Ms.Julia Started promoting chess composition to next this age level.many thanks to you and Ms.Julia..!!

attracting younger generation is challenging but need of the hour,hope like minded people's march this...
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