ECSC Riga 2017 News & Final results

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Organized by the The Latvian Society for Chess Composition, in co-operation with the Riga Chess Federation, the 13th ECSC took place in the Radisson Blu Daugava hotel, on the bank of the Daugava river. The main competition proved again the dominance of Polish solvers, whose team was accompanied by those of Serbia and Russia. Winners of individual medals were the same as in the WCSC 2016, but this time IMGP2792-smallPiotr Murdzia and Kacper Piorun from Poland exchanged places, ahead of Marjan Kovačević from Serbia. Placement of juniors U23 announced the future might belong to new Russian talents: Danila Pavlov, Aleksey Popov and Svetlana Tishova. The ECSC director Luc Palmans carefully prepared a selection of high quality problems with clear contents, assuring the participants to have the essential pleasure of solving, not only a hard work. →…

 

13th ECSC – deadlines for registration

ecsc2017riga-logoDear solvers,
In order to get the ECSC 2017 shirt, please register by April, 10th at the ECSC 2017 Official website! Otherwise, the registration deadline is April, 20th.

The 13th European Chess Solving Championship will be held from Friday, May 12th to Sunday May 14th, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, in Riga.

Directors of the competitions: ECSC: Luc Palmans (Belgium), Open solving and Solving show: Vidmantas Satkus (Lithuania), Baltic Combined: Ilja Ketris (Latvia).

13th European Chess Solving Championship

ecsc2017riga-logoThe Latvian Society for Chess Composition, in co-operation with the Riga Chess Federation, has the honor of inviting the European national teams and individual solvers to participate in the 13th European Chess Solving Championship. The event will be held from Friday, May 12th to Sunday May 14th, 2017, at the Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, in Riga.

Directors of the competitions: ECSC: Luc Palmans (Belgium), Open solving and Solving show: Vidmantas Satkus (Lithuania), Baltic Combined: Ilja Ketris (Latvia).

Please, register by March, 31st at the  ECSC 2017 Official website. See you in Riga!

12th ECSC 2016, Athens: The Results

ECSC12-logoECSC-Athens-cupsThe 12th European Chess Solving Championship was held in Glyfada, a cosmopolitan suburb of Athens, in the extended weekend of 15-17 April, supported by wonderful, summer-like weather. The event was organised by the Chess Composition Committee of the Greek Chess Federation. The Open Tournament was conducted by Ioannis Garoufalidis and the ECSC by Ivan Denkovski. The full results, the problems and their solutions are available in Competitions/Solving/12th ECSC Athens | Results.

12th European Chess Solving Championship

ECSC12-logoThe Greek Chess Composition Committee, in co-operation with the Greek Chess Federation, has the honor of inviting the European national teams and individual solvers to participate in the 12th European Chess Solving Championship. The event will be held from Friday, April 15th (arrival) to Sunday, April 17th2016 (departure) at the “Oasis Hotel Apartments” in Glyfada, a cosmopolitan suburb of Athens.
Director of the open solving tournament will be Ioannis Garoufalidis (GRE) assisted by Harry Fougiaxis. Director of the ECSC will be Ivan Denkovski (MKD) assisted by Ioannis Garoufalidis and Harry Fougiaxis.

11th ECSC – Results

11ECSC-logo211ECSC-logo1The 11th European Chess Solving Championship was organized by the Iasi County Chess Association and the Romanian Chess Federation in the weekend of 2-3 May. The Open Tournament was conducted by Dinu-Ioan Nicula and the ECSC by Ryszard Królikowski. The full results, the problems and their solutions are available here.
The selected compositions was of a well-balanced difficulty with the studies and moremovers in the ECSC creating most of the headaches to the solvers.
The events were conducted flawlessly and WFCC is grateful to the Romanian organizing team for hosting the championship in the booming Iasi and for providing a nice hotel and a very convenient solving hall.

11th European Chess Solving Championship

11ECSC-logo211ECSC-logo1Iasi County Chess Association, Romanian Chess Federation and World Federation of Chess Composition have the honour of inviting all chess problems solvers and chess composition friends, to participate in the 11th European Chess Solving Championship organized in Iasi, Romania, from 01 May (Arrival) to 04 May (Departure) 2015.
Tournament Director: Eng. Dr. Vasile Manole, President of Iasi County Chess Association, Iasi, Romania.

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!