13th International Solving Contest: Final Results

Final results for the 13th International Solving Contest are published!

38 tournaments in 29 countries, 482 solvers from 31 countries.

Category 1 (223 solvers): 1) John Nunn (GBR), 2) Georgy Evseev (RUS), 3) Oto Mihalco (SVK)

Category 2 (116 solvers): 1) Laura Rogule (LAT), 2) Aleksandr Buintsev (RUS), 3) Nejc Amon (SLO)

Category 3 (143 solvers): 1) Dimitrios Kollias (GRE), 2) Ilija Serafimović (SRB), 3) Chinguun Sumiya (MGL)

13th ISC: Preliminary Results

Now you find on the Mat Plus website the preliminary result of International Solving Contest 2017.

There were 38 tournaments in 29 countries. 

Category 1 – 223 participants. Preliminary top-3: 1. John Nunn (GBR) 2. Georgy Evseev (RUS) 3. Oto Mihalco (SVK)

Category 2 – 116 participants (one unofficial solver because his half-rating is > 1700)

Category 3 – 144 participants (4 unofficial solver because born before 29.3.2004)

Final results expected to be published until the end of February.

Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Problems cat.3 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2 | Solutions cat.3

Axel Steinbrink, Luc Palmans ♦ Central controllers ISC 2017

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) 

12th International Solving Contest: Final Results

Final results for the 12th International Solving Contest are published!

33 tournaments in 27 countries, 469 solvers from 29 countries.

Category 1 (214 solvers): 1) Piotr Murdzia (POL), 2) Andrey Zhuravlev (RUS), 3) Boris Tummes (GER)

Category 2 (103 solvers): 1) Arjen Kouwenhoven (NED), 2) Ilya Chebanenko (RUS), 3) Migchiel de Jong (NED)

Category 3 (152 solvers): 1) Ilija Serafimović (SRB), 2) Roman Sun (SVK), 3) Roy Ehrlich (ISR)

12th ISC: Preliminary Summary

33 tournaments in 27 countries were held for the 12th International Solving Contest.  Unfortunately, Brazil and India had to retrieve their participation. 

All together 469 solvers tried to solve the problems  (cat 1: 214 solvers; cat 2: 103 solvers; cat 3: 152 solvers).

Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Problems cat.3 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2 | Solutions cat.3

Preliminary results can be found on the Mat Plus website. Final results will be published until end of February.

Invitation to the 12th ISC

The International Solving Contest – ISC – next year will take place on Sunday January 24th 2016. 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 2015. Central controllers: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans | Invitation | Invitation (PDF format) 

11th International Solving Contest: Results

Final results for the 11th International Solving Contest are published!

32 tournaments in 26 countries, 503 solvers from 30 countries.

Category 1 (239 solvers): 1) Piotr Murdzia (POL), 2) Bojan Vučković (SRB), 3) Kacper Piorun (POL)

Category 2 (100 solvers): 1) Zoran Ocokoljić (SRB), 2) Go Umayabara (JPN), 3) Arjen Kouwenhoven (NED)

Category 3 (164 solvers): 1) Nikoloz Kacharava (GEO), 2) Danila Moiseev (RUS), 3) Ilija Serafimović (SRB)

Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Problems cat.3 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2 | Solutions cat.3 | Invitation

Our warm thanks to Ivan Denkovski for conducting flawlessly this year’s ISC too, under very unfortunate circumstances as his father Gligor Denkovski had passed away 10 days before the date of the contest.
Gligor was a national master of chess composition, specialized in retros and proofgames. Together with his son Ivan, Gligor was the director of ISC 2014 and 2015, as well as regular director of Open Solving Championships of Serbia in recent years. Above all, Gligor was one of the kindest and friendliest persons in our community: modest, positive, reliable; always willing to help and join the company. (by Marjan Kovačević, MatPlus.net)

ISC 2015 Applications

Dear WFCC delegates, dear ISC 2015 controllers,

Here is the list of applications (registered countries and names of local controllers) received for ISC 2015.

Please inform us if you notice that any application is missing and should be added. Thank you.

We wish you all Happy New Year.

Ivan Denkovski
Gligor Denkovski
ISC 2015 central controllers