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

Study of the Year 2012

soy2012-diagram“The Study of the Year“ award is organized by the WFCC and aims at introducing to the general public a single friendly endgame study that would hopefully appeal to chess players of various levels and encourage them to pay a deeper attention to the art of the endgame study on a more regular basis.

An international panel of world famous experts (David Gurgenidze, Oleg Pervakov, Gady Costeff, Ilham Aliev and Harold van der Heijden) examined the candidates and announced The Study of the Year 2012 at the end of 2013.

9th WCCT: Supplementary Results

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Harry Fougiaxis, Director of the 9th WCCT, presents The Supplementary Results of the 9th World Chess Composition Tournament 2012-13:  Compositions ranked lower than the 20th place

This is the document containing the compositions that were ranked lower than the 20th place in the 9th World Chess Composition Tournament (WCCT) of the WFCC. They are displayed in diagrams with full solutions and any comments sent in by the countries.

(18.02.2014) A correction is added to the document uploaded as “The diagram and solution of G56 were an unfortunate copy-paste mistake of G13.” (H.F.)

WCCC 2013 Minutes of Batumi meeting / Solving weekend 2014

56WCCC-logoMinutes of WCCC2013 Batumi meeting (pdf 192 kb) and Annex with Financial report 2013 (pdf 194 kb) are added to the Meetings/Batumi section!

Note: Soon after the distribution of the minutes to the delegates, we received the happy news that the ARVES Study Solving Day and the ISC in the Netherlands will be held on Saturday-Sunday, January 25th-26th 2014 in Wijk aan Zee. Further details are on the page http://www.afekchess.com/

Composers’ names in various alphabets

Chess composerThe project Chess composers’ names in various alphabets has a new location and much more modern implementation! The Links section is updated accordingly.

“What is this database about? This database’s purpose is to help you writing chess composers’ names. The question is especially interesting if the original writing uses a less common alphabet.” (Implemented with a great international collaboration)