Български (България)English (United Kingdom)
WCCC Kobe 2012 - Days 3 & 4

kobe1Here is the information, more photos and one specially composed problem dedicated to all WCCC Kobe 2012 participants.



The 36th WCSC was held these two days. The preliminary results are:

1st place - Poland, 2nd - Germany, 3rd - Russia

1st place - Piotr Murdzia, 2nd - Arno Zude, 3rd Kaspar Piorun


Also there were two WFCC Sessions:


Thomas Maeder (3rd Vice-President, Treasurer), Hannu Harkona (1st Vice-President),

Harry Fougiaxis (President), Gunter Busing (Secretary), Georgy Evseev (2nd Vice-President),

Marco Bonavoglia, Tadashi Wakashima 


Rokuro Akashi (a Shogi problemist) sang songs and play the ocarina with the piano accompaniment by his wife



Tadashi Wakashima gave us lecture on Tsume-Shogi



On the lobby:


Allan Bell (Ireland), Peter van den Heuvel (Netherlands) and James Quah (Singapore)



 Menachem Witztum (Israel), Ricardo Vieira (Brazil), Kjell Widlert (Sweden), Thomas Maeder (Switzerland)



Diyan Kostadinov (Bulgaria) and bernd ellighoven (Germany)

I asked him: why your names always are written with short letters?

"They are short, because I am so tall" he joked :)




KO:    Try 1.R:g6? (2.S:f5#), 1…B:g6 a 2.Sf3# A, 1…B:c5+ 2.B:c5#, but 1…Bg4!

1.Rf3! (2.R:f4#), 1…B:f3 b 2.S:f3# A, 1…g5 2.S:f5#, 1…B:d2 2.c6#, 1…B:c5+ 2.B:c5#


BE:    Try 1.c8S? (2.Se7#), 1…Sd5 2.Q:d5#, but 1…Sc6!

1.Rg6! (2.R:f6#), 1…Se4 2.Q:e4#, 1…Sd5 2.Q:d5#, 1…B:d4 2.S:d4#, 1…R:d6 2.S:d6#, 1…g:f4 2.g4#




+2 #1 seetharaman 2012-09-19 19:04
Actually -be- holds the correct view that the captial letters are unnecessary for the English language (or for similar european language). No Indian language has capital letters, but have larger more phonetic alphabet. After all, when you have the simplicity of 26 letters, who force everyone (especially children) to learn another 26 ? !!
+2 #2 R.Raju 2012-09-20 08:29
Thanks for ur Updates & Nice to See ur timely Dedicated Letter Problem . Are u meet Mr.Koleth Aboobacker ,pls.upload his photo
+2 #3 dkostadinov 2012-09-20 08:57
Raju, I still do not meet the Indian participant here...
Ram, "another 26 letters"?? No, in english, bulgarian etc. languages the capital and the small one letters are almost the same, so even children do not have problem with it. But probably you are right that some other languages do not have capital letters.

Add comment

Security code



site for chess composition

 General editor:

Diyan Kostadinov


Seetharaman Kalyan

Recent comments