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(21) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:47]

-A possibly higher danger of anticipation in h#2.5 or, say, greater chances for originality in the longer problems. (Which is, of course, to some extent speculation on my part.)

The original proposal was for helpmates in 3 to 4 moves.

We found too many earlier works in this range (mainly threemovers). The theme had also been used in the past in a thematic tournament for h#3.

We reviewed many options and after a quite long discussion, we decided to use the theme asking for longer helpmates.
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(22) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 10:05]

Thanks for warning about h#3 precedents. We will trace then out as our present efforts (we already have a few) are all 3.5 and could very well be anticipated
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(23) Posted by Michel Caillaud [Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 18:57]

After some feedback (outside french team), I give here the list of Winchloé identifiers of 57 problems showing the theme of section H (retros) :

30600 39140 39211 48552 50336 62849 72928 96943 97904 123903 154006 181954 208757 228959 252277 263966 285472 286416 286458 301534 303502 322854 355524 355790 361957 407387 413968 421636 422180 430774 430985 432538 442052 453077 478338 504808 507816 518539 541695 542127 563235 577156 577156 577306 577723 577857 580270 600802 617975 654225 660830 664736 669058 670325 677237 700594 747115

This is the result of a manual search (there is no "11th WCCT" keyword...), so some may have escaped the search...
The WCCT theme is present in each of them but is not necessarily the main content...
With so many realizations in so many forms, from AUW in 2 phases (123903) to multiple developments from example 2 (617975 etc.), I suppose that the criteria applied for selecting the helpmate theme were hardly applied here (?).
Of course, the "specialists" will always find their way...
From what has been reported to me, some countries with no "specialist" are struggling to produce something, contrarily to what they experienced with theme from 10th WCCT.
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(24) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 20:45]

We have no specialists and decided to skip section H (for s different reason,). We will try the ending where also we don't have specialists. Seems our decision is right. Thanks
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(25) Posted by Kostas Prentos [Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 07:45]

Thank you Michel, for sharing the list of relevant problems. This will be very useful for composers and judges, alike. The theme is rather challenging by itself, even without considerations of originality. Do we know if the tourney is limited to orthodox proof games? Fairy conditions might spice up the competition.
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(26) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 11:07]

Fairy conditions are NOT allowed in section H. Twins and multiple solutions are allowed.
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(27) Posted by Kostas Prentos [Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 22:48]

Thank you, Harry. I am not surprised.
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(28) Posted by udo [Monday, Aug 3, 2020 13:03]

some #2 examples 11th WCCT
Schnellsuche, links oben (quick search, top left): wcct11

or directly
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