FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section C

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section C are ready!

735 moremovers scored at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 914 entries), a very good percentage of 80%. The ratio of the 159 selected studies with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 21,6%, which is reasonable. 52 entries had already qualified from the WCCI process. Kudos to the composers for submitting their highest quality works for review!
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Many thanks to the director and the judges for their hard and efficient work!

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

World Solving Cup 2019/2020 – Winner Aleksey Popov

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic only 10 solving tournaments could be organised although the time range for WSC events of this cycle has been extended until the end of the year 2020.
Aleksey Popov (RUS) is the winner of the WSC cycle 2019/2020 with 86 points gained in 4 tournaments.
2nd is Piotr Murdzia (POL) with 62 points and a performance rating of 2759 for the two events which he has attended.
Martynas Limontas (LTU) as 3rd also achieved 62 points – but with a performance rating of only 2526 of the 5 tournaments which he has participated.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2019/20 Calendar.

Solvers’ ratings January 1st 2021

Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2021 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published! 6 tournaments of the 4th quarter 2020 are included: 29th Kedainiai chess solving cup tourney 2020, Branko Babić Memorial 2020, Tula Open 2020, Tula Region Championship 2020, Open of Tula Solving Cup, Tula Solving Cup 2020.
The top ten remain the same solvers as in the previous quarter. The largest three gains have been achieved by Bogdan Zolotov (RUS / +37.19), ahead of women junior solver Olga Shishkova (RUS / +35.71) and Ilja Biriukov (RUS / +17.18.).

2nd Home Solving Tournament: Results & Presentation

“When we organised the Lockdown Tournament last May, it was never the intention to repeat this. At that moment nobody had any idea what the future would bring. We all hoped to return quickly to our normal live. Half a year later we know that it is not that simple.

Some time ago I made the selection for the traditional Henk Hagedoorn Memorial in the Netherlands, but when this tournament was cancelled, everything went fast. With most of the problems “ready to use” and a complete lack of live tournaments, the decision to repeat the Home Solving Tournament (a much better name than the ugly “Lockdown”) was quickly made.”

− Luc Palmans, Spokesman of Solving Committee

→ See the results and photo gallery in the presentation Roland Baier wins Second Home Solving Tournament!

Results | Problems | Solutions

FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section D

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section D are ready!

771 studies scored at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 909 entries), a very good percentage of 84,8%. The ratio of the 227 selected studies with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 29,4%, which means that nearly one out of each three entries was successful. 59 entries had already qualified from the WCCI process. Kudos to the composers for submitting their highest quality works for review!
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Many thanks to the director and the judges for their hard and efficient work!

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section E

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section E are ready!

An impressive number of 2544 entries (incl. duplicates) were received and they were split in three groups: E1 for h#<=2, E2 for h#2,5 and h#3, and E3 for h#>3. The h#2s dominated once more. In each group there were three judges with each team of judges working independently. 2228 entries scored at least 4,5 points (87,6% of the total entries, a very good ratio for such a popular genre). 400 problems out of them (95 more compared to the previous album!) scored at least 8 points, which represents a reasonable ratio of 17,9% selected problems; of course the respective ratio varies in the three groups. Full statistics are given in the page of the results.
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Many thanks to the director and the judges for their hard and efficient work!

Update 17.10.2020: A h#2 (by Mladenović) was found to be anticipated and is removed from the list.

Update 23.10.2020: Four more h#2s (by Medintsev, Nastran, Packa, Zamanov) were found to be anticipated and are removed from the list.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

8th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2020 – FINAL results

FIDE-logoThe FINAL Results of the 8th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2020  are published.

Statistics: 370 entries by 225 participants from 37 countries submitted.
Among them: #2 – 47, #3 – 38, #n – 36, studies – 56, h# – 81, s# – 48, fairies – 43, retro – 21.

The final reports include the following changes ->

Congratulations to the winners and all participants! Gratitude to the organizers and judges!

Solvers’ ratings October 1st 2020

Solvers’ ratings as of October 1st 2020 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published! 8 tournaments of the 3rd quarter 2020 are included: Open Solving Tournament Tula 2020, 4th Russian Women Chess Solving Cup 2020, 28th Czech Chess Solving Championship 2020, 28th Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia 2020, 41st Lithuanian Championship 2020, Open Solving Championship Tver Region 2020, Open of Russian Solving Championship 2020, 28th Championship of Russia 2020.
The top ten remain the same solvers but Dania Pavlov has lost two places. The largest three gain has again been achieved by junior solver Boris Chervonenkis (RUS / +49.27), ahead of junior solver Egor Sokolov (RUS / +39.61) and Mihail Ganzhin (RUS / +36.80).