YCCC 2022

Конкурс молодых композиторов судил Стеффен Нильсен. Он задал тему: мат вернувшемуся черному королю.

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Ilham Aliev
Ilham Aliev
17 дней назад

Не слишком ли сложные темы для начинающих? Потом жалуемся, что нету участников

Steffen Nielsen
Steffen Nielsen
17 дней назад

I mentioned in the PDF that it might be on the difficult side. 9 entries compared to 12 last year.

But the main problem is probably that the theme is not distinct enough. In the two best studies the theme is fulfilled in a rather accidental way.

Next year I will look for something that feeds the creativity.

Jan Sprenger
Jan Sprenger
16 дней назад

Serafimović’s study is indeed pleasant, thanks to the logical removal of the bishop. I like these “Arabic” (or actually, also Chinese) moving patters of the “elephant”. But the anticipation by Birnov (1947), a study almost everybody knows, is substantial. The stalemate counterplay does not add enough content to dispel that impression.

For a solving competition where you do not want to have too difficult studies, that would be perfect, however.

Smolkin’s study (the second prize) is not bad, but leaves a somewhat insipid taste. But given their age, the young lads are composing very well!

Jan Sprenger
Jan Sprenger
16 дней назад
Ответ на  Didukh

I like the geometry of Bf2-d4-b2, even if it is indeed just a trailer. I don’t think this is a “trap”, as Steffen writes. But your version highlights the black counterplay more than the author’s version does. It is also good that the white king moves.

Daniele Gatti
Daniele Gatti
16 дней назад

What’s the medium age of these composers?
I guess it’s about 15-20.
In Italy there are no young composers. I’m the youngest and I’m 35 …
What a shame for my country!

Steffen Nielsen
Steffen Nielsen
16 дней назад
Ответ на  Daniele Gatti

Ilija is 17 or 18. I am not sure about the rest, but Anirudh Daga in 6th is 14. While the study is nothing new, Daga won 1st prize in an (adult) helpmate tournament in Fujairah!

https://wccc2022.wfcc.ch/wp-content/uploads/Award_QCT-_SectionB_Fujairah2022.pdf

Steffen Nielsen
Steffen Nielsen
16 дней назад
Ответ на  Didukh

I am not sure it was held for exactly that purpose but it certainly helps that I don’t slap the youngsters in the face at their first meeting with the world of studies. They can meet your blog in due time.

Martin Minski
Martin Minski
15 дней назад
Ответ на  Didukh

Steffen has been committed to promoting young talent for years. It is certainly difficult to find a suitable topic.
One cannot expect originality at the highest level from young composers.
Your criticism is wrong here.
What do you do to promote young people?

Steffen Nielsen
Steffen Nielsen
16 дней назад

Nice. I certainly know about the temptation to use Bf2-d4-b2 tricks (once you see them) so perhaps not surprising that youngsters fall into that trap.

Ilham Aliev
Ilham Aliev
15 дней назад

Сергей, вот 1-й этюд С.Н.Ткаченко. Он в своей книге признается, что именно после этого турнира, он начал составлять. Представь, если бы J.Roycroft не включил бы эту детскую комбинaцию в присуждение… 

Steffen Nielsen
Steffen Nielsen
15 дней назад
Ответ на  Didukh

Amazing example, Ilham. But I agree with Sergiy that one failed or succesful study probably makes no difference.

Amusingly my first study was also judged by John Roycroft (not in the award of BCPS 2012 London Olympics tournament).

https://share.chessbase.com/SharedGames/share/?p=9qVn2jj5/GT+GJXkszR1fIPNkq8S18clZrsXFdHMMTPRHgJAnZBOqZuGAQF52gNn

Ilham Aliev
Ilham Aliev
14 дней назад
Ответ на  Steffen Nielsen

I would never include this study (Tkachenko) in the award )))