Monday, 3 December 2018

WCCI 2016-18

The first entries for the World Championship in Composing for Individuals (WCCI 2016-18) organized by the World Federation of Chess Composition have been published. The deadline for submitting the compositions is 20th January 2019.

The five judges for endgame studies (Section D) are Péter Gyarmati, Harold van der Heijden, Martin Minski, Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen and myself. This is the first time I judge such an important tournament. Although it seems strange to be a judge and a participant at the same time in a competition, the rules are made in such a way that self-judging is avoided. Therefore, I plan to participate as a composer too.

The list of participants:
Aleksey Oganesjan (RUS)
Peter Krug (AUT)
Martin Minski (GER)
Daniel Keith (FRA)
Anatoly Skripnik (RUS)
Andzrej Jasik (POL)
Grigory Popov (RUS)
Aleksandr Stavrietsky (RUS)
Sergiy Didukh (UKR)
Geir Sune Tallaksen Østmoe (NOR)
Valery Kalashnikov (RUS)
Daniele Gatti (ITA)
Árpád Rusz (ROU)
Vladislav Tarasiuk (UKR)
Mikhail Khramtsevich (BLR)
Luis Miguel Gonzalez (ESP)
Amatzia Avni (ISR)
Pavel Arestov (RUS)
Alexey Gasparyan (ITA)

I plan to present all studies from this competition on the blog. Stay tuned!

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