Hagen 19.04.2024 – World Solving Cup 2023/2024

Open Solving Tournament of ECSC 2024 | 11th tournament of World Solving Cup 2023/2024:
Participants: 66 | Winner: Piotr Murdzia (POL) ahead of Kacper Piorun (POL) and Kari Karhunen (FIN).
GM norm of Kari Karhunen and FM norm of Lev Glanzspiegel who will get the FM title at the 2024 Congress in Jūrmala
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2564.75 | WSC category: 2
Top 5 WSC Standings: 1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 92 points (unchanged), 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 68 points (+41), 3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 63 points (+13), 4. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 60 points (+19), 5. Kacper Piorun (POL) 49 points (+36).
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ECSC 2024, Hagen: ceremony & winners

20-21.04.24. 17th European Chess Solving Championship in Hagen, Germany.
Directors: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans.
Individual winners: Kacper Piorun (Poland), Bojan Vučković (Serbia), Jakub Marciniszyn (Poland)
Team winners: Poland, Serbia, Lithuania

Open ECSC 2024. Directors: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans.
Winners: Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Kacper Piorun (Poland), Kari Karhunen (Finland)

Fairy Solving. Main Judge: Torsten Linß | Problems Selected by: Juraj Lörinc
Winners: Thomas Maeder (Switzerland), Vlaicu Crișan (Romania), Vidmantas Satkus (Lithuania)

Retro Solving. Main Judge: Thomas Brand | Problems Selected by: Thomas Brand
Winners: Michel Caillaud (France), Audrey Kueh (Great Britain), Vlaicu Crișan (Romania)


ECSC 2024, Hagen: Open

19.04.24. 17:00-20:30 Open Solving tournament in the context of ECSC 2024 in Hagen. 66 solvers took part. Directors: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans.

Problems | Solutions | Preliminary Results
“The study nr 10 is unsolvable (black wins). See solution. Therefore every solver gets 0 pts for this problem and all full time in 2nd round.”


Bratislava 13./14.04.2024 – World Solving Cup 2023/2024

32nd Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia 2024 | 10th tournament of World Solving Cup 2023/2024:
Participants: 16 | Winner: Tomáš Peitl (SVK – Slovakian champion!) ahead of Vasil Ďačuk (SVK) and Valery Kopyl (UKR).
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2106.29 | WSC category: 11
Top 5 WSC Standings (unchanged): 1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 92 points, 2. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 50 points, 3. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 41 points, 4. David Hodge (GBR) 35 points, 5. Nikos Sidiropoulos (GRE) 32 points.
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Sumgait 06./07.04.2024 – World Solving Cup 2023/2024

43rd Azerbaijan Chess Solving Championship 2024 | 9th tournament of World Solving Cup 2023/2024:
Participants: 44 | Winner: Misratdin Iskandarov (AZE – Azerbaijan champion!) ahead of Amil Abbasov (AZE) and Araz Almammadov (AZE)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2046.48 | WSC category: 13
Top 5 WSC Standings (unchanged): 1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 92 points, 2. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 50 points, 3. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 41 points, 4. David Hodge (GBR) 35 points, 5. Nikos Sidiropoulos (GRE) 32 points.
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