World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Nunspeet 02.03.2019

25th Dutch Open Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 8th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 22 | Winner: Danila Pavlov (RUS) ahead of Eddy Van Beers (BEL) and Michel Caillaud (FRA). 4th place and Dutch champion Peter van den Heuvel ahead of Hans Uitenbroek and Johan de Boer.
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2401.26 | WSC category: 5

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 94 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 73 points, 3. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 5. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 52 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Eton College 23.02.2019

Winton British Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 7th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 30 | Winner: Eddy Van Beers (BEL) ahead of Nikos Mendrinos (GRE) and Martynas Limontas (LTU).
5th place and British champion with first FM norm: David Hodge ahead of Johnathan Mestel and John Nunn.
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2461.92 | WSC category: 4

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 67 points, 2. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points, 3. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 4. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 52 points, 5. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 50 points

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

Category B of the Winton British Chess Solving Championship 2019
Participants: 16 | Winner: Clive Frostick(GBR) ahead of Giles Body (GBR) and Chris Shephard (GBR)
More details are published in Competitions→Solving→Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments 2019

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Helsinki 16.02.2019

40th Finnish Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 6th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 22 | Winner: Dolf Wissmann (NED) ahead of Jorma Paavilainen (FIN – Finnish champion) and Bilguun Sumiya (MGL) joint 2nd place 
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2313.50 | WSC category: 7

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 67 points, 2. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 3. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 44 points, 4. Evgeny Viktorov (RUS) 41 points, 5. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 36 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

15th International Solving Contest: Final Results

Murdzia-isc2019-winnerFinal results for the 15th International Solving Contest are published!

49 tournaments in 33 countries, 648 solvers from 49 countries.

Results and the winners:

  • Category 1 (261 solvers): Piotr Murdzia (POL) – his 6th win of the ISC !
  • Category 2 (151 solvers): Jonasz Baum (POL)
  • Category 3 (236 solvers): Elgun Pashayev (AZE) 

See the Overview, Winners of all categories, Statistics in the section Competitions→Solving→15th ISC: Results.

Solvers have the possibility of appeals to the central controllers until 25th of February according the rules.

Axel Steinbrink, Luc Palmans - Central controllers ISC 2019

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Moscow 02./03.02.2019

RGSU Cup 2019 (2nd Alexander Pochinok MT)  | 5th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 28 | Winner: Evgeny Viktorov (RUS) ahead of Danila Pavlov (RUS) and Aleksey Popov (RUS)
IM norms of Aleksey Popov, Danila Moiseev and Oleg Pervakov
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2453.34 | WSC category: 4

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 67 points, 2. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 50 points, 3. Evgeny Viktorov (RUS) 41 points, 4. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 36 points, 5. Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) 33 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

Invitation to Vilnius: 62nd WCCC & 43rd WCSC

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The Lithuania Chess Composers’ Society would like to invite all delegates of the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC), chess solvers and chess composers, all those who are interested in chess problems and accompanying persons to attend the 62nd World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 43rd World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).

The congress and the championship will be held in the hotel Crowne Plaza Vilnius  (Vilnius, capital of Lithuania) from Saturday, 17 August 2019 (arrival), to Saturday, 24 August 2019 (departure), with the WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday (20 and 21 August 2019).

Download invitation as PDF | Official website: http://www.sachmatija.puslapiai.lt/wccc2019/

ISC 2019 – preliminary results

“Now we have the completed preliminary results of the ISC 2019. The reports of the Solving Tournament Manager (STM): Preliminary results Cat.1Preliminary results Cat.2Preliminary results Cat.3

This year we had 648 solvers (cat-1 261, cat-2 151, cat-3 236) from 48 countries and 49 tournaments in 33 countries.

Thank you to all local controllers. You make this tournament to a great success.

I want to give a special thank to

  • Misha Mladenovic who entered all the results of cat-2 and cat-3 into the STM for those tournaments where the local controller didn’t use the STM and also for all help concerning the STM in general.
  • Luc Palmans for selecting most of the problems and for the excellent preparing of problem and solution sheets.
  • Borislav Gadjanski for his help with all activities concerning Mat Plus
  • Julia Vysotska who improved the solving sheets before the tournament (and for her great help with the results of UAE).
  • all Local controllers who used the STM for their results “

Axel Steinbrink, Central controller of ISC 2019.

15th ISC problems and solutions:
Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Problems cat.3 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2 | Solutions cat.3

7th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2019 (C 1.3.2019)

FIDE-logoThe World Chess Federation (www.fide.com), with the collaboration of the World Federation for Chess Composition (www.wfcc.ch), is organising the 7th FIDE World Cup in Composing in eight sections.

The tournament will be conducted from February 1st to August 1st, 2019. The deadline for entries’ submission is March 1st, 2019. The final results will be published not later than August 1st, 2019.