WCCI 2016-2018: Results

wfcc-logoThe seventh World Championship in Composing for Individuals is completed. 266 composers from 42 different countries competed in 8 sections and submitted a total of 2831 compositions. With the exception of section count, these numbers are the WCCI new all time high. 611 compositions by 151 author automatically qualify for the inclusion into the FIDE Album. About a hundred of these problems mostly composed by the winners can be found in this report.

My congratulations to the winners! Your results are overwhelmingly impressive given the extreme level of competition. My congratulations to everyone who is happy with his or her performance! The WCCI is open to everyone.

This was a big project that took almost two years in preparation and execution. It would not be possible without the help of many experts from different countries who consulted me on possible judge candidates and provided other valuable advise. Many thanks to you!

Many thanks to our judges! In less than five months they have done a titanic amount of work. This year we have had two substitute judges who had to run on even tighter schedule. Contribution of the judges is priceless, this event would not be possible without them.

Also I want to thank the members of the Supervising Panel and the President of the WFCC (who also acted as one of the judges) for their timely feedback and advice on the rules of the competition.

D. Turevski, Moscow 18/06/2019

Presentation of the WCCI 2016-18 results | Results in PDF: A-Twomovers  | B-Threemovers | C-Moremovers |
D-Endgame studies | E-Helpmates | F-Selfmates | G-Fairies | H-Retros

The WINNERS: 

  • A – Twomovers: Vasyl Dyachuk, Marjan Kovačević, Valery Shanshin
  • B – Threemovers: Aleksandr Feoktistov, Aleksandr Kuzovkov, Valery Shavyrin
  • C – Moremovers: Mikhail Marandyuk, Aleksandr Kuzovkov, Fedor Davidenko
  • D – Endgame studies: Oleg Pervakov, Martin Minski, Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen
  • E – Helpmates: Vasyl Kryzhanivskyi, Aleksandr Semenenko, Fadil Abdurahmanović
  • F – Selfmates: Andrey Selivanov, Zoran Gavrilovski, Aleksandr Kuzovkov
  • G – Fairies: Vlaicu Crișan, Petko Petkov, Lev Grolman / Borislav Gadjanski
  • H – Retros: Silvio Baier, Dmitrij Baibikov, Nicolas Dupont

The ceremony and the award of trophies will be held in this year’s congress in Vilnius.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or 08.06.2019

40th French Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 17th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 12 | Winner: Michel Caillaud (FRA – French champion) ahead of Andrey Selivanov (RUS) and James Quah (SIN)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2075.76 | WSC category: 12

Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged): 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 126 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 115 points, 3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 101 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 95 points, 5. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 68 points

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

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – KiryatUno 26.05.2019

Israel Open Solving Championship 2019  | 16th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 13 | Winner: Mark Erenburg (ISR - Israel champion) ahead of Soffer Ram (ISR) and Lev Glanzspiegel (ISR)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2216.30 | WSC category: 9
Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged): 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 126 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 115 points, 3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 101 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 95 points, 5. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 68 points

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

Multi-locations tournament of 6th Israel Open Solving Championship 26.05.2019
The results of the multi-locations tournaments are published on the page of the Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments 2019.

The Category 1 tournament with 136 participants has been won by junior solver Danila Pavlov (RUS) with a 100% result ahead of Mark Erenburg (ISR), junior solver Maksim Romanov (RUS) and Marek Kolčák (SVK)
The Category 2 tournament with 62 participants has been won by Rens ter Veen (NED) with a 100% result ahead of Beni Priel (ISR) and Arjen Kouwenhoven (NED)

More details are published in Competitions→Solving→Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments 2019.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Belgrade 25.05.2019

Open Solving Championship of Serbia 2019  | 15th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 25 | Winner: Bojan Vučković (SRB – Serbian champion) ahead of Danila Pavlov (RUS) and
Evgeny Viktorov (RUS)
Ilija Serafimović (SRB) with 1st FM norm
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2396.65 | WSC category: 6

Top 5 World Solving Cup (new leader!): 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 126 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 115 points,
3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 101 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 95 points, 5. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 68 points

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