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MatPlus.Net Forum Competitions 10th FIDE World Cup in composing
 
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(1) Posted by Aleksey Oganesjan [Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022 12:44]

10th FIDE World Cup in composing


FIDE with the participation of WFCC announces 10th FIDE World Cup in composing.

A. Twomovers – Judge: Vjacheslav Pilchenko (CFR)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Sergey Ivanovich Tkachenko (Ukraine)
C. Moremovers – Judge: Oto Mihalco (Slovakia)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Ilham Aliev (Azerbaijan)
E. Helpmates – Judge: Marko Klasinc (Slovenia)
F. Selfmates – Judge: Andrey Selivanov (CFR)
G. Fairies – Judge: Narayan Shankar Ram (India)
H. Retros (Proofgames) – Judge: Kostas Prentos (USA)

Send compositions to the Director of the tournament Aleksey Oganesyan (CFR) by email only - alexeioganesyan@gmail.com
The closing date for submitting the entries is July 1, 2022.

View the full announcement:
https://www.wfcc.ch/competitions/composing/fidewcc_2022/
 
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(2) Posted by Frank Richter [Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 14:55]

Кубок мира ... надеемся.
 
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(3) Posted by Dejan Glisić [Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 14:29]

Admin please do something.
 
   
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(4) Posted by Michal Dragoun [Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 18:56]

I read the post of Mr. Fomichev before it was deleted and disappearing of the post (of course) does not mean that disappeared the opinion. I think that especially now, when blanket or selective bans for Russian and Belarussian composers and/or solvers are considered, every magazine editor (e.g.) should have possibility to see it (and react, if he/she would consider it as appropriate). The post was only testimony about Mr. Fomichev.
 
   
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(5) Posted by Michel Caillaud [Friday, Mar 11, 2022 00:50]

I didn't read the post of Mr. Fomichev but can read the one by Michal.
Here are informations I intended to post on the article "A message...", but this article seems to be "closed".
The french magazine Phénix and the dutch magazine Probleemblad will go on publishing problems by Russian and Belarussian composers.
These informations come from Laurent Riguet, chief editor of Phénix, and the dutch meeting of Nunspeet I attended last week-end.
 
   
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(6) Posted by Joost de Heer [Friday, Mar 11, 2022 19:43]

Perhaps 'pacific retractor' would be a better theme for the Retros section.
 
   
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(7) Posted by Aleksey Oganesjan [Monday, Jun 20, 2022 15:28]

Reminder: a deadline of the Cup will be at 01-07-2022.
 
   
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(8) Posted by Aleksey Oganesjan [Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 08:25]

Three days left until the deadline...
 
   
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(9) Posted by Aleksey Oganesjan [Monday, Jul 18, 2022 20:13]

Preliminary results - F (Selfmates):

https://www.wfcc.ch/wp-content/uploads/F-10FIDECUP-pre.pdf (236 KB)

Send your claims of defects and anticipations to the Director until 18.08.2022
 
   
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(10) Posted by Joost de Heer [Monday, Jul 18, 2022 22:52]

One composition was not in the award because of two queens. Apparently the judge doesn't like promoted force. F22 (2nd HM) has an obviously promoted Bd6.
 
   
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(11) Posted by Andrey Selivanov [Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 07:25]

Thanks for the comment! In the final award , I will take into account
 
   
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(12) Posted by Hannu Harkola [Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 13:24]

Decided by WFCC:
"Promoted pieces in the diagram position are allowed only if they are substitutes for captured pieces of the same type."
 
   
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(13) Posted by Frank Richter [Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 13:57]

Well, the judge has to decide this, but in my opinion is there still a difference between the use of two Queens and the use of standard OTB material.
 
   
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(14) Posted by shankar ram [Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 17:32]

See: https://www.chessproblem.net/viewtopic.php?t=872
 
   
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(15) Posted by Andrew Buchanan [Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 17:47]

Very sorry for the poor composer whose work was rejected.

If the individual judge's assessment was "Well - the achievement doesn't sufficiently justify the non-standard material" that's perfectly fair. But it's horrible to see that problems with non-standard material would be officially rejected by WFCC without any consideration of their possible content. If non-standard material is universally viewed as artistically awful, then there is no need for an WFCC rule to prevent it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salon_des_Refus%C3%A9s
"Plus ca change..."
Who is today's reincarnation of the Comte de Nieuwerkerke? :-)

Come on guys, we can do so much better than this!

One of the most rejected was Gustave Courbet (see his work today at the Paris Musee D'Orsay). He wrote in 1855:
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The title of Realist was thrust upon me just as the title of Romantic was imposed upon the men of 1830. Titles have never given a true idea of things: if it were otherwise, the works would be unnecessary.

Without expanding on the greater or lesser accuracy of a name that nobody, I should hope, can really be expected to understand, I will limit myself to a few words of elucidation in order to cut short the misunderstandings.

I have studied the art of the ancients and the art of the moderns, avoiding any preconceived system and without prejudice. I no longer wanted to imitate the one than to copy the other; nor, furthermore, was it my intention to attain the trivial goal of "art for art's sake". No! I simply wanted to draw forth, from a complete acquaintance with tradition, the reasoned and independent consciousness of my own individuality.

To know in order to do, that was my idea. To be in a position to translate the customs, the ideas, the appearance of my time, according to my own estimation; to be not only a painter but a man as well; in short, to create living art – this is my goal.

In 150 years, these words have lost none of their power.

Thanks,
Love you all,
Andrew
 
 
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(16) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 21:03]

In selfmates is it ok to have a keymove that blocks a white king flight? Is it equal to a flight taking key in direct mates?
 
   
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(17) Posted by Joose Norri [Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 23:33]

A well known case is P0507214; Macleod in Caissa's Schloßbewohner 1, Unsung Heroes:

"... at the cost of an obtrusive bishop, for which reason it was placed last, in spite of the fact that another problem with an obtrusive piece was placed first in a different section."

In fact there were several other problems with obtrusive pieces in the Friendship Match that got good placements. Different judges, yes, but surely in that tourney a common line should have been observed.
 
 
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(18) Posted by Neal Turner [Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 08:48]

@sk
It would definitely be a weakness IMO.
 
   
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(19) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 09:34]

@Neal
The first prize winner has such a key. However none of the three mates use the king-block on b1, which is probably why the judge ignored it
 
   
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(20) Posted by Neal Turner [Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 13:53]

Now I see the position and you're right, the initial flight blocking has no relevance.
But very often in these bohemian style compositions White will use his own pieces to imprison his king, so it wouldn't really matter whether it happened on the first or later moves.
I was thinking more about shorter problems, 2 or 3 movers where the key takes on greater significance - then the weakness would be apparent.
 
 
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