The preliminary results in section H-Retros (PDF) of the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 are published and can be found under the Announcement.
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!
As of 2016 also all tournaments which are included in the rating list but are not provided by the WFCC and are not part of the World Solving Cup will be published with results, problems and solutions. The page for 2017 has been created and the first tournament of the year is published there.
See Competitions→Solving→Other rated solving tournaments: 2017 Calendar.
Luc Palmans has built a database with problems of national and international chess solving tournaments since 1977 and will periodically update the database. The update as of 1st January, 2017 can be found here.
Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2017 are published! 8 tournaments included: 1st Solving Cup Byron Zappas; 9th Albino Cup Minsk; 25th Kedainiai Cup; 29th Henk Hagedoorn Memorial; ICH of Belgium Geel; 15th Grand Prix Warsaw Open; 15th ICH of Greece Athens; 15th Grand Prix Warsaw. Three top solvers are: Georgy Evseev, Andrey Zhuravlev and Piotr Murdzia.
Happy Chess Composition Day!
Ten years ago (WCCC Rhodes, 2007) our organization (PCCC at that time) established the International Day of Chess Composition. According to the proposal by the Grandmaster Valentin Rudenko (1938-2016), today we celebrate an important date in the history of chess composition. On January 4th 1869, the Czech (Bohemian at that time) magazine “Svetozor” published an article by Antonín König (1836-1911), a painter and the founder of the Bohemian school in chess composition. This article is known as one of the earliest sources considering chess composition as an independent form of Art.
As of 2016 also all tournaments which are included in the rating list but are not provided by the WFCC and are not part of the World Solving Cup will be published with results, problems and solutions. With this new web page transparency of these rated tournaments can be improved and interested solvers get the opportunity to do additional training if they can’t attend these tournaments.
See Competitions→Solving→Other rated solving tournaments: 2016 Calendar.
Solvers’ ratings as of October 1st 2016 are published! 6 tournaments included: OPEN Klaipeda; 24th ICH of Czechia Pardubice; 1st Azerbaijan Chess Solving Cup; OPEN Beograd; 41st WCSC Beograd; ICH of Switzerland Bern. Three top solvers are: Georgy Evseev, Andrey Zhuravlev and Piotr Murdzia.
The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2017 in eight sections.
The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.
The new version of the Handbook of Chess Composition, 7th edition, 67 pages, has been released by Hannu Harkola in July, 2016. The first version of this booklet with the title “Problem Chess Lists” was published in August 1989.
Solvers’ ratings as of July 1st 2016 are published! 12 tournaments included: Memorial Branko Atanacković; 40th ICH of Germany Dresden; 37th ICH of Azerbaijan Baku; OPEN Athens; 12th ECSC Athens; OPEN Cherkassy; 30th ICH of Ukraine Cherkassy; 37th ICH of Lithuania Klaipeda; 24th ICH of Russia Sochi; 3rd Open Israeli Solving Championship; 10th UP cup Igalo; Montenegro GP Igalo. Three top solvers are: Georgy Evseev, Andrey Zhuravlev and Piotr Murdzia.