|(1) Posted by Torsten Linß [Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 08:58]; edited by Torsten Linß [16-03-31]|
International German Championship
The 40th German Championship in solving and 1st harmonie-aktiv open will take place this coming weekend at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Dresden-Leubnitz.
The top 10 solvers are Eddy van Beers, Arno Zude, Boris Tummes, Martynas Limontas, Michael Pfannkuche, Dolf Wissmann, Vidmantas Sadkus, Hans Uitenbroek, Andrej Selivanov and Abdelaziz Onkoud. With their average rating of 2493 this will be the strongest tourney in the current World Cup so far. Unfortunately, we will miss category 2 by just 7 points.
The competition starts Saturday, 2nd April, 2pm local time.
Stay tuned for updates and preliminary results.
|(2) Posted by Sven Hendrik Lossin [Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 23:41]|
I am looking forward to this great event. Thank you for your work, TLi.
|(3) Posted by Frank Richter [Friday, Apr 1, 2016 11:02]|
"1st harmonie-aktiv open" ?!?
Do you plan further ha-opens?
|(4) Posted by Torsten Linß [Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 14:19]; edited by Torsten Linß [16-04-02]|
The first round just started.
Full score for Zude and Krolikowski after 10 min.
All top solvers with perfect scores.
|(5) Posted by Torsten Linß [Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 15:40]; edited by Torsten Linß [16-04-02]|
Arno Zude again. First with the three movers. Perfect score after 55 min.
Zude, Wissmann, Limontas (30), Baier (29), Pfannkuche, Richter (28.5)
|(6) Posted by Torsten Linß [Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 16:50]|
Krolikowski hands in his study solutions after 49 min!!!
|(7) Posted by marcin kolodziejski [Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 17:00]|
|(8) Posted by Torsten Linß [Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 18:37]|
The studies took their toll too.
Limontas is leading with a perfect score.
Followed by Zude (42), Baier (41), Pfannkuche (40.5), Tummes (40) and Wissmann (39). All other have 36 points or less.
The tourney is run very smoothly by director Axel Steinbrink.
Round 4 starts at 9am tomorrow morning
|(9) Posted by Torsten Linß [Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 09:16]; edited by Torsten Linß [16-04-03]|
Dolf Wissmann complained about getting too many points for the second threemover. So this one was double checked by the director. Some solvers lost one point as a result - amongst them Baier, who dropped to fourth place.
Currently, the selfmates are on. The final s#5 is by Gamnitzer!
|(10) Posted by Torsten Linß [Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 09:51]; edited by Torsten Linß [16-04-03]|
Satkus jr. does the s# in 45min with a perfect score. He moves up to seventh place. Otherwise no changes in the general classification, because all other top solvers score 10 points.
|(11) Posted by Torsten Linß [Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 11:09]; edited by Torsten Linß [16-04-03]|
Moremovers: Pfannkuche hands in after 54min, van Beers after 57. Both get full points.
Limontas 61min, but he drops 5 points on the #4!!
Zude misses the #5.
New GC: Pfannkuche (65.5), Lemontas (65), Baier (64.5), Tummes (64.5), Zude (62), van Beers (61).
Final round: h#
|(12) Posted by Torsten Linß [Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 12:35]|
Helpmates: Satkus sen. first to hand in. 15 points in 44min.
|(13) Posted by Torsten Linß [Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 13:45]|
Final result : Pfannkuche, Tummes, Baier, Limontas, Zude, Satkus, Schäfer, van Beers, Krolikowski, Ott....
|(14) Posted by Sven Hendrik Lossin [Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 22:50]|
Thank you to Torsten and Axel for this event.
I experienced a helpmate desaster...
|(15) Posted by Roland Ott [Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 09:55]|
Detailed information about the tournament in Dresden and former German Solving Championships can be found on the website of the Swiss association for chess composition:
|(16) Posted by Kostas Prentos [Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 08:14]|
It is very interesting and a nice surprise for me, that the solver who took the third place and was mentioned in the reports only by his last name, is in fact Silvio Baier and not the GM Ronald Baier. Silvio's performance was really impressive, for his first (?) rated solving tourney. Congratulations!
|(17) Posted by Sven Hendrik Lossin [Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 10:46]|
Silvio is the helpmate editor of Die Schwalbe and is also known as a prolific proofgame composer.
He quite regularly won solving competitions at Sachsentreffen but this one was his first official tournament and he was very close to winning it (1 point behind Michael Pfannkuche). Impressive performance indeed.
|(18) Posted by Andrey Selivanov [Friday, Apr 8, 2016 05:19]|
A good place to WFCC Congress next year
|(19) Posted by Kostas Prentos [Friday, Apr 8, 2016 05:54]|
Dresden is a city that would satisfy both the problemist and the tourist in us. I would like to visit it someday, and what better occasion than the WCCC?
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