Annoucement

Programme

Participants

Composing

Solving

Rio de Janeiro


Welcome to the 52nd World Congress of Chess Composition website!

Organiser: Uniao Brasileira de Problemistas
Venue: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 10-17 October 2009
Hotel: Pestana Rio Atlantica


Date

News

Feb-15

The minutes for the 52nd WCCC were released. You can download the report here.

Nov-17

We received pictures taken in Rio by Nilly & Menachem Witztum, see them on Picasa.

Nov-15

We received pictures from the always cool Gennady Chumakov. You can check them on our Photo Gallery: Pictures by Gennady Chumakov!

Nov-03

So far we had a very positive feedback from our Satisfaction Survey!

Countries with participants response: Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Romania, Russia, Sweden and UK.

The 52nd WCCC in one word: Different, Exciting, Exotic, Great, Informative, Passion, Wonderful!

If you haven't replied to the Satisfaction Survey please do so! It won't take you more than a couple of minutes!

Oct-29

If you been to the 52nd WCCC in Rio de Janeiro then take the Satisfaction Survey! It won't take you more more than a couple of minutes and will help us a great deal!

Oct-28

Summary of PCCC Decisions (ICC*) in Rio de Janeiro.

Oct-26

Links to congress photos and text on the web:

Eduardo's Maia Blog (in Portuguese):
Post 391, Post 392, Post 393, Post 394, Post 395.

Problemas de Xadrez (in Portuguese):
Well Done (Leonardo Mano), South American Team (Leonardo Mano), Solving Show IS Show! (Leonardo Mano)

Franziska Iseli's pictures.

WCCC photos on Picasa:
Leonardo Mano
José Eduardo Maia
Roberto Stelling
Marko Klasinc

0ct-23

You can now download the 52nd WCC Congress bulletin in figurine format!
Remember that you may need the Figurine Symbol T2 font to properly see the bulletin. Figurine T2 (and other chess fonts) can be downloaded from the Chess Fonts site in Denmark.

Oct-23

The preliminary version of the 52nd WCC Congress bulletin (~600kb) is ready for grabs!
Please send your suggestions and corrections to the congress email address!

Oct-23

The 21st Spisšká Borovicka award is online.

Oct-22

The 52nd WCCC was mentioned in The Week in Chess, thanks to FM Alberto Mascarenhas, who spread the news!

Oct-22

You may need the Figurine Symbol T2 font to see the ARVES Award. Figurine T2 (and other chess fonts) can be downloaded from the Chess Fonts site in Denmark.

Oct-22

The 2nd ARVES Jevener award is online.

Oct-22

The always professional and swift Milan Velimirovic has announced the Solving Show and Quick Solving Journals:
Quick Solving: http://www.matplus.net/pub/sosho/mg_rio.html
Solving Show: http://www.matplus.net/pub/sosho/sosho_rio.html
Enjoy!

Oct-22

All awards were published, if you have any corrections or comments please send us a note on the congress email address. Soon we will be publishing the final version of the WCCC 2009 Bulletin, stay tuned.

If you have congress photos and want to share it, let us know. We will publish your website here or will provide means for you to upload your photos on a shared area!

Oct-22

The Ukrainian Folks Crafts 2009 award is online!

Oct-21

The award for the Ukrainian 2009 Tourney is now online!

Oct-21

The award for the WCCC Quick Composing Tourney - Section B is online!

Oct-21

The award for the WCCC Quick Composing Tourney - Section A is online!

Oct-21

The award for the Long Composing Tourney (and 1st Malbec Tourney!) is online.

Oct-21

See the Study of the Year 2008!

Oct-20

The award for the 12th Sabra is online!

Oct-20

The award for the Champagne 2009 is online!

Oct-20

See the award for the 9th Japanese Sake Tourney!

Oct-19

See the award for the 7th Romanian Tzuica Tournament!

Oct-19

Starting today we will publish the revised versions of the composing tourneys results as sent by the judges. After the full compilation of these results we will publish the final version of the congress bulleting. Stay tuned!

We start with the results of the Cachaça Tourney!

Oct-15

We have now the full results of the solving competitions, see the files below:
Open Solving: 1
st Evseev, 2nd Selivanov, 3rd Pogorelov
33
rd WCSC – Team: 1st Poland, 2nd Germany, 3rd Russia
33
rd WCSC – Individual: 1st Murdzia, 2nd Evseev, 3rd Zude
Machine Gun: 1
st Mestel, 2nd/3rd Wakashima, Kovacevic
Solving Show: 1
st Podinic, 2nd Zude, 3rd Murdzia, 4th Gorski

Oct-15

Don't miss the video of the TV coverage of the 52nd WCCC in Rio de Janeiro!

Oct-14

Piotr Murdzia and the Polish team won the 33rd WCSC in a convincing way both as individual and as a team. Congratulations to Murdzia for an spectacular performance and to the Polish team who has consistently produced new and strong talents over the last years!

Oct-14

Piotr Murdzia and the Polish team won the 33rd WCSC in a convincing way both as individual and as a team. Congratulations to Murdzia for an spectacular performance and to the Polish team who has consistently produced new and strong talents over the last years!

Oct-13

Evseev won the World Open in a convincing performance followed by Selivanov and Pogorelov. Marcos Roland from Brazil had his best performance ever tying in 13th and 14th place and achieving a Solving Master norm. Full results can be found atv Open Solving Results!

Oct-11

We're pleased to announce the Congress Short Composing Tourney.

Section A: Direct mates in 2 moves

Judges: Vlaicu CRISAN & Dinu-Ioan NICULA (Romania)

Theme #2: In the try a white piece X captures a black piece Y, threatening mate A. Black has at least two defenses: capture of the white piece X, followed by mate B or flight of the black King followed by mate C.

In the real play, after the key the mates B and C should appear after random or correction moves of black piece Y.

Section B: Help mates in 2 moves

Judges: Vlaicu CRISAN & Dinu-Ioan NICULA (Romania)

Theme h#2: At least two solutions are required. In the first solution, one direct White battery is activated and delivers mate. In the other solution the white battery is destroyed. Twins and duplex are allowed, but no zero-positions.

Oct-11

We're pleased to announce the Congress Long Composing Tourney.

Judges: Jorge Kapros and Jorge Lois (Argentina)

Theme: In a phase, a black piece A opens a line to a white piece B, in another phase the same black piece A opens another line to the same white piece B. In the example below the white piece moves across the opened line, but that’s is not a requirement.

No fairy pieces and/or conditions, with at least two phases. Multi-solutions and twins are allowed, but no zeroposition.

Oct-09

Due to logistics reasons the included meal during the congress will be a lunch instead of dinner. The lunch will be from 12 to 15 at the Cais da Ribeira restaurant in the hotel lobby. The fees include breakfast

Oct-09

The congress secretary will open this Saturday (Oct, 10th) at 2:30PM in the Cascais room of the first floor (Press “1” on the elevator and go to your left) to receive participants subscriptions.

Oct-07

As the congress approaches we would like to ask all those congresspersons who are not coming to Rio de Janeiro to please let us know about his or her decision. We remind you that each “no show” results in an unnecessary toll to the organizers.

Oct-07

There will be a transfer for all congresspersons who informed their time of arrival. Our staff will be waiting for the participants outside the arrival area with a congress sign. All participants will be then directed to the transfer cars.

Oct-07

As many congresspersons didn't know that they can pay the congress fee in credit card we are officially informing that all fees can be paid in credit card at check out time.

Oct-05

We are very proud to publish a problem dedicated to the 52nd WCCC in Brazil

Anatolii VASYLENKO (Ukraine)
2nd Prize, Moscow 2008
Dedicated to the 52nd WCCC in Brazil

h#2 b) Ka4-e8, c) b7-e2

Oct-05

We're pleased to announce the 2nd Cachaça Tourney!
Exigency: H # 2 (with no fairy pieces / conditions)
Theme: A black line must be closed (by Black or White) to allow the move of the white King (in W1 or W2).
Multi-solutions and twins are allowed, but no zeroposition.

Entries must be delivered in hand to Marcos Roland or Ricardo Vieira by Tuesday, October the 13th, 21:00, or sent by email to marcosroland@terra.com.br by October the 9th.
The tourney is open for everyone, but only the attendees at the Congress are eligible to get prizes in bottles of “cachaça”.

Oct-03

We're pleased to announce the 12th SABRA Composing Tourney!
An orthodox H#2 is required with the following theme:
The square evacuated by Black on the 1st move is immediately occupied by a white piece which subsequently gives mate as the rear piece of a direct white battery.

Restrictions: (a) evacuation on the 1st move by a black pawn is not allowed, and (b) a double-check on the mating move is not allowed.

Judge: Menachem Witztum
Prize: 1 bottle of SABRA - the liqueur of Israel for your enjoyment.
Entries should be submitted to Roberto Stelling (xadrez@stelling.cc) until Wednesday 14/10/2009 at 19:00.

Oct-03

We are pleased to announce the Champagne 2009 Tournament.
The Tourney is opened only to Congress Participants
The Champagne Tourney is divided in 2 sections (with separate awards) :
A . Proofgames
B. Any other kind of Retro problems
The theme is : The repeated move!
Fairy conditions allowed in both sections.
Maximum 3 entries per composer per section.
Maximum 1 non computer tested entry per composer in section A
Entries to Michel Caillaud by 14th October 9:00 PM

Sep-27

We are pleased to annouce the 2nd ARVES Jenever Tourney!
Judge : Marcel Van Herck
Theme : study with double check and mate in the final position
Give your entries (diagram + full solution) to Marcel Van Herck
–during the Congress until Wednesday October 14th 19:00
–or by e-mail (preferably in .pgn format) to arves@skynet.be before October 8th

Sep-06

We are pleased to annouce the 11th "Ukrainian Folk Crafts" Thematic Tourney
Judges: Yevgen Reytsen & Nataliia Kucherenko
Theme: Poltava Twins - 5
H#3. Twin formation by way of replacement of a black piece by another black piece, which is initially present in the diagram position. The replaced piece is removed from the board. Moreover, the black piece replaced in the second twin checks the white king in the first twin and the replacing piece does the same in the second twin. A checking piece is deemed to be a piece directly attacking the white king (i.e. if the thematic unit is the front piece of a battery, only a double check will do).
Computer-tested entries in diagrams with full solution are to be submitted to Y. Reytsen or N. Kucherenko by Wednesday, October 14, 10:00.

Aug-31

We are experiencing problems to send emails to participants hosted by mail.ru. We'd appreciate if those who asked for invitation letters could confirm if they already received the requested documents. We'd also like to advise those who need invitation letters to send their information ASAP! We need: full name, date of birth, passport #, email and a mail address to send the paper invitation to.

Aug-25

We are pleased to annouce the 7th Romanian Tzuica Tourney!
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
Help-selfmates (hs#n) or help-selfstalemates (hs=n) with Batteries. All fairy conditions and pieces are allowed. There must be at least two active (firing) batteries during each solution. Batteries can be already present in the diagram position or built during the play; they can be both white, both black or black & white.
Send your entries by email to Eric Huber by October 9th or give them during congress to Vlaicu Crisan until Wednesday, October 14th at 19:00.

Aug-03

We are pleased to annouce the Japanese Sake Tournament!
Judges: Kenji Hoshino, Tadashi Wakashima
Theme: H#2 with Invisibles. Any other fairy conditions and/or pieces are not allowed.
Closing date: Wednesday night, October 14th, 9:00 PM.
The tourney is open to everybody, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
E-mail entries should be sent to Tadashi Wakashima before October 3rd.

Jun-01

We are pleased to annouce that today we have surpassed the number of 50 subscriptions to the WCCC and the application rate have been growing fast and steadly during the last few weeks. We are looking forward to meeting you all in Rio de Janeiro!

May-28

We have the pleasure to annouce a new upgraded venue for the congress! The Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel has a charming and privileged location on Avenida Atlantica with an outstanding view of Copacabana Beach - one of the most famous beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the world. The Pestana Rio Atlantica trademark rooftop pool, the largest in Copacabana, with its breathtaking view of the shoreline offers an unrivalled experience in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Pestana's website and check it for yourself!

Apr-27

Today we received the annoucement of the Spisska Borovicka Congress Tourney. Enjoy!

Apr-09

Today Brian Stephenson has kindly agreed to be the Director for the World Open and WCSC during the congress in Brazil.
Brian will be assisted by Peter Bakker (Netherlands), Axel Steinbrink (Germany) and Ward Stoffelen (Belgium).

Apr-02

We issued the official announcement of the congress today. The wonderful city, as Rio de Janeiro is known, is located in the Southeast Region of Brazil. Rio has 6 million inhabitants, 1,224.56 km2 area, 246.22 km2 coastal line and green area of 325.6 km2. The city is the mosaic of enchantments scattered between the sea and the mountain.