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

Other rated solving tournaments – 2017

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.

Invitation to Dresden: 60th WCCC & 41th WCSC

WCCC2017_logoSchwalbe, deutsche Vereinigung für Problemschach, and the local organizing committee have the honour to invite national representatives of the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC), national chess solving teams, individual solvers and composers and everybody interested in problem chess, to attend the jubilee 60th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 41th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).

The congress will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Dresden, Germany, from Saturday, 5 August 2017 (arrival), to Saturday, 12 August (departure). The Open Solving will take place on Monday, 7 August 2017, and the WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 August 2017.

The congress is organized as part of the Dresdner Schachsommer (Dresden Chess Summer, 29 July-12 August 2017) which also comprises the German Masters and the ZMDI Open (29 July-6 August 2017, an international OTB open tournament).

Download invitation as PDF | Official website: https://wccc2017.de/

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!

4th of January – Chess Composition Day

wfcc-logo-transparentHappy 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.