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 tournament sections and judges are as follows:
A. Twomovers – Judge: Givi Mosiashvili (Georgia)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Evgeni Bourd (Israel)
C. Moremovers – Judge: Mikhail Marandyuk (Ukraine)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen (Denmark)
E. Helpmates – Judge: Vasil Krizhanivskyi (Ukraine)
F. Selfmates – Judge: Aleksandr Azhusin (Russia)
G. Fairies – Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Kostas Prentos (Greece)
In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
The theme is free in all sections, and any number of moves is acceptable in the h# and s# sections. In the fairies section, only computer-tested problems by one of the Alybadix, Popeye or WinChloe programs are allowed; the participants should state with which software they tested their composition.
The Director of the tournament is Boris Shorokhov.
Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the director’s address: email@example.com
Participants should mention their postal address in the e-mail.
The closing date is February 1st, 2017.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on standardised anonymous diagrams by February 15th, 2017.
All judges should prepare their awards by May 15th, 2017.
The results will be published on the Internet by June 1st, 2017 and they will be declared final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.
In each section, medals for 1st – 3rd prizes (places), prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded. Certificates for the all prizes signed by the President of the FIDE Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
299 entries by 180 participants from 33 countries submitted.
Among them: #2 – 40, #3 – 36, #n – 30, studies – 42, h# – 65, s# – 34, fairies – 40, retro – 12.
Preliminary results (last update / initial version):
- Version 12.04.2017 / Version 31.03.2017 / A-Twomovers
- Version 28.03.2017 / B-Threemovers
- Version 29.05.2017 / Version 13.05.2017 (& PGN file) / D-Endgame studies (see also zipped PGN file)
- Version 25.04.2017 / E-Helpmates
- Version 06.03.2017 / H-Retros