57th WCCC & 38th WCSC: Breaking news 25-30.08.14

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(31.08) The 57th World Congress of Chess Composition & the 38th World Chess Solving Championship in Bern, 25-30.08.14, has just ended. See Highlights and Decisions. Some other relevant sections of the website will be filled soon.

(30.08) The preliminary version of the booklet of the 57th WCCC and the 38th WCSC.

(29.08) Breaking news: 

Next congress 2015 –  Ostróda (Poland), 01.- 08.08.2015

New titles:

New GM in solving:
Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS)
Martynas Limontas (LTU)

New IM in solving:
Aleksandr Feoktistov (RUS)
Hans Uitenbroek (NED)
Michael McDowell (GBR)
Dmitry Pletnev (RUS)
Vidmantas Satkus (LTU)
Klemen Sivic (SLO)
Alain Villeneuve (FRA)
Evgeny Fomichev (RUS)
Ramil Javadov (AZE)
Araz Almammadov (AZE)

New FM in solving:
Vasyl Dyachuk(UKR)
Mikhael Gabeskiria (GEO)
Misratdin Iskandarov (AZE)
Nikos Mendrinos (GRE)
Dinu-Ioan Nicula (ROU)

New IM in composing:
Evgeni Bourd (ISR)
Arieh Grinblat (ISR)
Valery Kopyl (UKR)
Christian Poisson (FRA)
Aleksandr Sygurov (RUS)
Viktor Volchek (BLR)

New FM in composing:
Nikolaï Belukhov(BUL)
Uwe Karbowiak (GER)
Ferhat Karmil (TUR)
Rupert Munz (GER)
Felix Rossomakho (RUS)

New titles International Judge of the FIDE for Chess Compositions:
Viktor Volchek (BLR)
Thierry le Gleuher (FRA)
Valery Gurov (RUS)
Siegfried Hornecker (GER)

 

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.