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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Wednesday, May 6, 2009 13:04]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [09-05-06]

De gustibus non est disputandum

I have noticed recently (not related to Solving Championship, by the way) that the taste of solvers is much different from the taste of composers. I have made some compositions that were regarded differently by solvers and composers, for example (both not published on MatPlus and not to be reprinted here since it'd be no addition to the topic):

- Solver loves three underpromotions to knights
- Composer had some critics which I forgot

- Solver loves rundlauf
- Composer loves the form

For this reason, I'd like to tell that a judge should get a second opinion by solvers, not only by composers! There must be a better communication with our "fans", our appreciators, that use their spare time to solve our compositions, hoping for the most original ideas. Why don't we please them instead creating the xst thing that nobody understands. Or if you create something like this, do NOT send it to a magazine with solvers! Don't waste their time having them to use a PC in the end.

I hope you understand my point!

Siegfried Hornecker
Composer with good contact to a solver
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(2) Posted by Dejan Glisić [Thursday, May 7, 2009 01:43]

Dear Siegfried,
Why do you think that solvers want to solve your problems? :)) The solvers in magazines are different than solvers at quick solving competitions. Those solvers who solve problems only at quick solving competitions usualy don't have time to see a real beauty of problem, especialy beauty of multiphase sompositions. Why to compose just for solvers? I believe that composing for solvers in magazines is O.K. Those solvers understand composition or they have time to analyse composition. Without analysys, quick solving is very, very said. :))
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, May 7, 2009 03:21]

NOT RELATED to solving championship, I wrote!

See you later.
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