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MatPlus.Net Forum General 57th WCCC, Bern 2014
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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Aug 22, 2014 20:47]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [14-08-22]

57th WCCC, Bern 2014

No clue why it is "Berne" in English.

Anyway, WCCC will be held next week, from 24th to 29th the official agenda is held, and two more days are planned for arrival and departure.
So I hope someone can find time to post "live" updates (read: once a day or so) into this thread. :-)
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(2) Posted by Diyan Kostadinov [Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 07:15]; edited by Diyan Kostadinov [14-08-23]

Dear Siegfried and chess friends, I will publish an article with information and photos from Bern daily on my website starting from 24th.
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 22:09]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [14-08-26]

I was at but no update yet. Diyan, what was done today, anything relevant already?

EDIT: First update was on 25th, not on 24th.
Great to see Morocco included in the WFCC, I worked together with two Moroccans earlier (Youness Ben Jelloun, Abdelaziz Onkoud).
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(4) Posted by Diyan Kostadinov [Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 19:06]; edited by Diyan Kostadinov [14-08-26]

Yes, I publish the first report on 25th instead of 24th because was extremely busy and tired (composing for some tourneys, receiving problems and reply for the Bulgarian Wine, goes to meetings as the bulgarian delegate here etc.)

You can see also the second report in the website:
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(5) Posted by Eugene Rosner [Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 23:03]

Thanks so much for your pictures and daily updates. It's as if I'm there!! A GREAT service you are performing for the problem community! But then the sadness kicks in in that I can't be with you and others in person! :-(
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(6) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 23:32]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [14-08-26]

I would love to see something like a livestream (maybe over Skype even if it shouldn't be public) for future WCCCs, or such events in general.
Was thinking about going to Bern for maybe only one day, but I think then the travel time and hotel cost still is too much.

I can offer you "chatting", to speak so, per e-mail or Skype, if you just want to talk to another problemist (or rather etyudist in my case). Just contact me per e-mail.
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(7) Posted by Diyan Kostadinov [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 01:57]; edited by Diyan Kostadinov [14-08-27]

Livestream - why not!?
Today (37.08) is the Solving show. I can try to livestream it by twitter, so follow me there: @DiyanKostadinov
Start at 20:30 local time.

If it is successfull, I can livestream also the prize giving tomorrow.
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(8) Posted by Branislav Djurašević [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 14:30]; edited by Branislav Djurašević [14-08-27]

Hundreds of problemists all over the world, like me, eagerly await the news about 38.WCSC. I believe somebody could help us in this modern time with Internet, social networks etc. Why don`t we have rankings at the same time (instantly) as participants themselves.
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(9) Posted by Frank Richter [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 14:43]

All preliminary results were published yesterday evening on
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(10) Posted by Branislav Djurašević [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 14:53]

I mean in general. When we will have final results after second day on Internet. Not in the evening, hopefully. Much earlier, please.
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(11) Posted by Diyan Kostadinov [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 15:19]

Branislav, you are right. We can try it next time. I miss the WCSC, but tonight will try live stream of the Solving Show on twitter.
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(12) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 16:11]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [14-08-27]

Number 8 was a very poor choice. It is immediately recognizable as the study of Peter Schmidt, Schach 2002-2003, 1st prize to German solvers, and it also has been reprinted at least two times in EG (once at the award and once in a column of Yochanan Afek - or was the latter reprint not in EG, but also in Schach?).

EDIT: Number 9 is also semi-regocnizable, as it was reprinted in "Auf Spurensuche mit Schachfiguren", the book of the author. But even then, the solution shouldn't be prominent in the minds of people even if the diagram is present. So that can't be criticized.
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(13) Posted by Frank Richter [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 17:25]; edited by Frank Richter [14-08-27]

Nevertheless Germany isn't on 1st place.
No. 16 is also a very wellknown s#2. But as solver you have to look carefully, whether the remembered solution still works. And - I remember the h#2 at my first German Solvingship (P0538075), I immediately knew author and publication, but couldn't find the solutions ...
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(14) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 19:39]

WCSC preliminary results are now available. I think there are totalling mistakes. Poland seems to have won confortably thanks to their two top solvers Piorun, Kacper & Murdzia, Piotr. Azerbeijan is surprise second place. Congrats to all!
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(15) Posted by Branislav Djurašević [Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 22:50]; edited by Branislav Djurašević [14-08-28]

Thanks to Diyan by Twitter account, we followed Solving Show competition this evening: photos, pairs, results, final ranking, all problems (!). Thanks a lot again!
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(16) Posted by Diyan Kostadinov [Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 01:55]; edited by Diyan Kostadinov [14-08-28]

I am also happy that the livestream of the Solving Show was successful and hope that the followers on twitter felt the atmosphere during these two hours with live updates every 5 minutes.

We can do it again. For example for the prizegiving ceremony tomorrow.
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(17) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 20:32]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [14-08-28]

Fourth report is up:

Haha, Diyan, I'm a ninja!

Wow, wished I could have been there to meet Selivanov and Nunn!
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(18) Posted by Franziska Iseli [Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 18:26]; edited by Franziska Iseli [14-08-30]

Answer to the post by Branislav Djurašević

Strange: We published the preliminary results of all the major competitions on our Website
as soon as they were available at the congress. How come you were not able to follow them?

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(19) Posted by Branislav Djurašević [Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 23:15]; edited by Branislav Djurašević [14-08-31]


I am very satisfied with your effort to inform us about all events, culminating with the very comprehensive Booklet! Thank you. The point of all my posts about 57th WCCC, Bern 2014 is about the time distance between when some events are over and when they will be widespread known. I think that Diyan Kostadinov fully recognized our needs with his tweets.
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(20) Posted by Jorma Paavilainen [Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 12:35]

Many thanks for the organizers of the WCCC & WCSC! The event went smoothly in a friendly atmosphere and it was nice to meet "old" friends and to make new ones.
The WCCC website was perhaps the best ever, at least a very good one, offering valuable information before the congress and up-to-date information during the event. It does take time to check, for example, all solution sheets of the WCSC, mostly hastily written using different languages and piece symbols, and to produce the results tables. The bulletin was quickly made available for all - congratulations!
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