Solvers’ ratings July 1st 2014

Solvers’ ratings as of July 1st 2014 are published!
12 tournaments included: 20th ICH of Netherlands Nunspeet; ICH of Serbia Beograd; 35th ICH of Azerbaijan Baku; 37th ICH of Poland Bydgoszcz; 38th ICH of Germany Illertissen; 35th ICH of Lithuania Kedainiai; 22nd ICH of Slovakia Košice; OPEN Igalo; 10th ECSC Igalo; 22nd ICH of Czechia Praha; 8th UP cup Obninsk; 13th ICH of Greece Patras. The three top solvers are the same, in the order: Piotr MurdziaGeorgy Evseev and John Nunn!

Uri Avner (13-01-1941 – 10-06-2014)

UriAvnerGM Uri Avner passed away on the 10th of June, 2014, at the age of 73, after a long battle with a severe disease. For many years Uri Avner led the Israeli chess composition society, represented Israel in the WCCC and was the best Israeli composer. Uri was always involved in various sub-committees and was the President of the PCCC from 2006 to 2010 during its transition to WFCC.  He was also nominated honorary president in 2010.

WFCC expresses condolences to Israeli problemists, Uri’s family, relatives, friends.

10th ECSC, 16.-18.05.2014

10thECSC-logoThe 10th ECSC took place at Igalo, Montenegro in 16.-18.05.2014.

All the solving events were organised, controlled and judged by the tireless Ryszard Królikowski. His efforts have been titanic and WFCC is really thankful. It is sad that Paul Valois, who had volunteered to help Ryszard in controlling and marking, passed away unexpectedly a few days before the event.

  • ECSC: 15 teams and 63 solvers. The three top teams: Poland, Russia, Serbia. The three top solvers: Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Georgy Evseev (Russia), Marko Filipović (Croatia).
  • Open Solving tournament: 60 participants. The three top solvers: Jonathan Mestel (Great Britain), Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Piotr Górski (Poland).
  • Quick Solving: 35 participants. The three top solvers: Jonathan Mestel (Great Britain), Vasyl Dyachuk (Ukraine), Jorma Paavilainen (Finland).

See the detailed results, problems and solutions of the tournaments. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants!

10th International Solving Contest: Results

Final results for the 10th International Solving Contest are published!

36 tournaments in 30 countries, 488 solvers from 34 countries.

Category 1 (290 solvers): 1) Piotr Murdzia (POL), 2)-3) Marko Filipovic (HRV), 2)-3) Kacper Piorun (POL)

Category 2 (198 solvers): 1) Jeyhun Huseynzada (AZE), 2) Arie Kozer (ISR), Chris Maes (BEL)

Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2