Invitation to the 13th ISC

The International Solving Contest – ISC – next year will take place on Sunday January 29th 2017. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries.

The name of the locally appointed controller must reach the central controllers by e-mail no later than December 31st 2016. Central controllers: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans | Invitation | Invitation (PDF format) 

59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (03-05.08)


  • (03.08) WCCC 2016, Serbia – WFCC rapid chess match. 

    Tonight, 20:00, there will be a rapid chess match between the selected team of WCCC participants, and the best Serbian chess players. You can follow games alive on and the live stream from the Hotel Metropol Palace at The WFCC captain is GM John Nunn, and the captain of Serbian Olympic team is GM Slavoljub Marjanovic. There will be two games on each board, 25 minutes + 10 seconds for every move. Pairings of the first round: GM Ivan Ivanisevic – GM Kacper Piorun, GM Alexander Mista – GM Robert Markus, GM Milos Perunovic – GM Bojan Vuckovic, GM John Nunn – GM Branko Damljanovic. In the second round the same pairs will be playing with reversed colours.


World Solving Cup 2015/2016 – Final

World Solving Cup 2015/2016: WCCC Open 2016, Belgrade, 1.8.2016
Winner: Kacper Piorun (POL) | The average rating of top ten solvers: 2.620
The WSC category of the tournament: 1

Winners of the WSC 2015/2016:

  1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL)
  2. Abdelaziz Onkoud (MAR)
  3. Martynas Limontas (LTU)

More details and the final WSC standing are published in Competitions→Solving→WSC: 2015/16 Calendar. The next cycle, WSC 2016/17, will be directed by Vidmantas Satkus.

59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (30.07-02.08)


  • (31.07) WFCC Opening Session
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    WFCC presidium:
    Günter Büsing

    Hannu Harkola
    Harry Fougiaxis
    Thomas Maeder
    (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)

  • (30.07) Opening ceremony in the Belgrade City Hall was run by Tamara Gadjanski and Marko Ložajić, with some movies presented about chess history of Belgrade, and traditional music. Borislav Gadjanski, the president of the Serbian Chess Problem Society, and Vladimir Pajić, representative of the City, addressed participants and guests. Finally, Harry Fougiaxis, the president of the WFCC, declared the 59th WCCC open.

    Harry Fougiaxis and Vladimir Pajić on the board; Vladimir Pajić and Marko Ložajić; Tamara and Borislav Gadjanski;
    Vladimir Baralić playing flute. (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)