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).

World Solving Cup 2019/2020 – Bratislava & Kėdainiai 12./13.09.2020

28th Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia 2020  | 9th tournament of World Solving Cup 2019/2020

Participants: 10 | Winner: Tomáš Peitl (SVK – Slovakian champion) ahead of Richard Dobiáš (SVK) and
Marek Kolčák (SVK)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2021.72 | WSC category: 13

41st Lithuanian Championship 2020  | 10th tournament of World Solving Cup 2019/2020

Participants: 11 | Winner: Vidmantas Satkus (LTU – Lithuanian champion) ahead of Martynas Limontas (LTU) and Stasys Steponavičius (LTU)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 1940.15 | WSC category: 14

Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 86 points (unchanged), 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 62 points (unchanged), 3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 62 points (+1), 4. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 45 (unchanged), 5. Abdelaziz Onkoud (MAR) 41 points (unchanged)

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

World Solving Cup 2019/2020 – Prague 30.08.2020

28th Czech Chess Solving Championship 2020  | 8th tournament of World Solving Cup 2019/2020

Participants: 11 | Winner: Miloslav Vanka (CZE – Czech champion) ahead of Marek Kolčák (SVK) and
Miroslav Voracek (CZE)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2036.72 | WSC category: 13
Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 86 points (unchanged), 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 62 points (unchanged), 3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 61 points (unchanged), 4. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 45 (unchanged),
5. Abdelaziz Onkoud (MAR) 41 points (unchanged)

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

FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section B

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

969 threemovers scored at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 1116 entries), a very good percentage of 86,8%. The ratio of the 241 selected threemovers with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 24,9%, which means that one out of each four entries was successful. 58 entries had already qualified from the WCCI process. Kudos to the composers for submitting their highest quality works for review!wfcc-logo-transparent

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.