World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Bern 27.11.2021

36th Open Swiss Solving Championship 2021 | 1st tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 15 | Winner: Danila Pavlov (RUS) ahead of Roland Baier (SUI – Swiss Champion) and Vidmantas Satkus (LTU)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2336.64 | WSC category: 7
Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 19 points, 2. Roland Baier (SUI) 16 points, 3. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 13 points, 4. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 10 points, 5. Andrey Selivanov (RUS) 8 points

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup → 2021/22 Calendar.

63.WCCC – 5.YCCC results

The 5th YCCC with 50 participants from 12 countries has doubled the results of the record breaking 4th YCCC. 12 judges were involved in the process of the evaluation. The winners of all three sections were announced on the final banquet of the 63rd WCCC:

Section A – twomovers (Judge David Shire): 1. Ural Khasanov (Russia),
2. Ilija Serafimović (Serbia), 3. Hajime Tachioka (Japan)

Section B – endgames (Judge Steffen Nielsen): 1. Alexey Popov (Russia),
2. Ilija Serafimović (Serbia), 3. Andrii Sergiienko (Ukraine)

Section C – free theme / genre (The panel of 10 judges):
1. Toshimasa Fujiwara (Japan), 2. Benjamin Defromont (France), 3. Itay Richardson (Israel)

The full booklet presenting the gallery of participants and 3 awards:

Introduction | Award Section A | Award Section B | Award Section C
(available also in the section COMPETITIONS/COMPOSING -> YCCC)

The Youth Committee congratulates all participants and thanks the judges for their wonderful work!


44. WCSC, Rhodes, 19-20.10.21

(21.10) 44. WCSC FINAL RESULTS: Individuals | Teams | Norms | Problems | Solutions

(20.10) 44. WCSC 2nd day:
Preliminary Final Individual results | Preliminary Final Team results
Individual interim results | Team interim results (after 5 rounds)
Individual interim results | Team interim results (after 4 rounds)

(19.10) 44. WCSC 1st day – Individual interim results | Team interim results (after 3 rounds)


Minutes of PCCC/WFCC 1956-2019

The MEETINGS section is updated with the Minutes of all 62(!) meetings provided by Hannu Harkola: “I have prepared a collection of all PCCC/WFCC minutes from the first congresses until Ohrid 2018. I thought that they are interesting and it is also important to save the history and have it available for everyone.
Dr. Klaus Wenda was very helpful by scanning the missing last documents.” 


Solvers’ ratings October 1st 2021

Solvers’ ratings as of october 1st 2021 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published! 13 tournaments of the 3rd quarter 2021 are included: 42nd French Championship 2021, Open of 3rd Ukrainian Cup 2021, 3rd Ukrainian Cup 2021, Open of Russian Women Championship 2021, 7th Russian Women Championship 2021, Open of Golden Ring Cup 2021, Golden Ring Cup 2021, Russian Youth Cup 2021, 29th Championship of Slovakia 2021, 44th Polish Championship 2021, 47th Latvian Championship 2021, 29th Czech Championship 2021, Moscow Championship 2021.
The top ten remain the same solvers as in the previous quarter.
The largest five gains have all been achieved by Russian junior solvers: Egor Sokolov (RUS / +78.46), Oleg Tsaplin (RUS / +67.44), Marina Putintseva, (RUS / +65.94), Nikita Ushakov (RUS / +61.80), Anastasiya Chekina (RUS / +34.30).

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 – FINAL results

FIDE-logoThe FINAL results of the 9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 are published and can be found above the Announcement, in RESULTS section.

“Congratulations to all for completing the 9th FIDE World Cup in the planned time frame!  Congratulations to all winners and prize-winners! I wish new creative successes to all the participants! And, especially thanks to the director and the judges for their work!”

Andrey Selivanov, FIDE Chess Composition Director