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(1) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Wednesday, Sep 12, 2007 20:17]

Rhodes WCCC 2007 web site

Dear chess friends,

Just a short note to let you know that the Rhodes WCCC 2007 web site is now available at :

On behalf of the organising team
Harry Fougiaxis
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(2) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 00:24]; edited by Harry Fougiaxis [07-10-25]

The complete bulletin which includes the tables of the solving competitions and the awards of the composing tourneys is now available as a PDF file. Direct link [~ 6 MB] :

Thanks to Siegfried Hornecker for the mirror :
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(3) Posted by Ion Murarasu [Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 08:42]

Harry ... Prize S#6 M.Prcic @ F. Abdurahmanovic .. is not thematic problem.. 14 pieces in total. Why .. is in the Metaxa. award?? perhaps is for another tourney..
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(4) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 09:00]

Yes, I know. I told so to Moutecidis during the congress, but he insisted to include the problem in the award. This is a decision made by the judge himself.
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(5) Posted by Ion Murarasu [Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 10:19]

Is not correct. I have a version with 11 pieces better like this composition
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(6) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 10:36]

Well, this is what I also told him : it was not fair to have it included in the award, for some other composer might have tried to show Valladao, but he couldn't succeed to get it done with 10 pieces.
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(7) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 10:55]

Being the judge, I would not allow this composition into award as it does not satisfy requirements no matter which interpretation you try to imagine.

But I can understand composers as well as judge. Many precedents exist.

Composers have composed something - and submitted it. In any case the worst scenario was that their composition would be just excluded. This happens all the time that compositions are found to be un-thematic.

(By the way, I have for 2 weeks worked on the s#3 for the running 4th round of Liga Problemista 2007 just to realize it is not thematic - yesterday... bad luck. Or rather bad reading of announcement.)

Judges sometimes consider even problem overstepping requirements. It happens. Not often, but it happens. I remember e.g. Lehen JT 70 back in 1995 where #2 with fairy pieces and/or Circe and/or Madrasi were requested. Well known German problemist has submitted #2 with fairy condition twinning Circe/Mirror Circe/other Circe/another Circe and although not conforming to announcement, he got special recognition.

But overall - to have awarded Prize together with other Prizes that conformed - that is slightly too much.
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(8) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Monday, Oct 29, 2007 11:23]

Thanks to Hannu, Andrey and Brian respectively for uploading photos from the congress :
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(9) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Sunday, Nov 4, 2007 09:46]

Nice report about WCSC in the popular ChessBase site.
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(10) Posted by Ján Golha [Sunday, Nov 4, 2007 11:00]; edited by Ján Golha [07-11-04]

Photos from the congress:
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(11) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Friday, Nov 9, 2007 08:57]

Ján, does this link work?! It keeps timing out...
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(12) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Nov 9, 2007 09:22]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [07-11-09]

To me, I always get to Google if I use Firefox. In Internet Explorer it works perfectly...

somehow the website is blocked in my Firefox but I don't know why :-(
or maybe it can't resolve the name server...

Harry, please try to use another browser (like IE) for that website.
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(13) Posted by Ján Golha [Friday, Nov 9, 2007 10:07]

I´m using Firefox version and this website is working perfectly.
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(14) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Friday, Nov 9, 2007 10:50]

No luck, neither with FF, nor IE...
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(15) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Friday, Nov 9, 2007 14:24]

Kinda slowish with FF or IE. I guess it's those sites with
random timeouts. Suggested policy: forget and try later.

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(16) Posted by Miodrag Mladenović [Friday, Nov 9, 2007 14:26]

I am using IE and I do not have any issues opening this site. Everything works fine for me.
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(17) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Monday, Jan 7, 2008 10:04]

More photos from the congress are now available at

Many thanks to Franziska for her work!
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