World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Geel 10.11.2018

25th Belgian Championship 2018 | 3rd tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 15 | Winner: Eddy Van Beers (BEL – Belgian Champion) ahead of Michael Pfannkuche (GER) and Nikos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2347.40 | WSC category: 7

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 27 points, 2. Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) 23 points, 3. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 19 points (2579.44 Perf. Rating), 4. Arno Zude (GER) 19 points (2512.33 Perf. Rating), 5. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 19 points (2480.60 Perf. Rating).

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

14th European Chess Solving Championship

The Greek Chess Composition Committee of the Greek Chess Federation has the honor to invite the European national teams and individual solvers to participate in the 14th European Chess Solving Championship. The event will be held from Friday, May 3rd (arrival) to Sunday, May 5th (departure) at the “Oasis Hotel Apartments” in Glyfada, a cosmopolitan suburb of Athens. The hotel is the same that hosted the ECSC 2016.

Director of the ECSC will be Ivan Denkovski assisted by Ioannis Garoufalidis and Harry Fougiaxis | Director of the open solving tournament will be Ioannis Garoufalidis.
Organization: Nikos & George Mendrinos in co-operation with the Greek Chess Composition Committee.

The email of the event: ecsc2019@gmail.com | Official website: http://chess-problems-gr.blogspot.gr/

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Minsk 3./4.11.2018

11th Albino Cup 2018 | 2nd tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 22 | Winner: Danila Pavlov (RUS) ahead of Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) and Aleksey Popov (RUS – FM norm)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2409.47 | WSC category: 5

Aleksey Popov has achieved his 2nd FM norm and will get the FIDE Solving Master title at the next congress.
Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 27 points, 2. Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) 23 points,
3. Arno Zude (GER) 19 points (2512.33 Perf. Rating), 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 19 points (2480.60 Perf. Rating).

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

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Bern 13.10.2018

34th Open Swiss Solving Championship 2018 | 1st tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 17 | Winner: Arno Zude (GER) ahead of Ulrich Voigt (GER) and Roland Ott (SUI – Swiss Champion)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2307.26 | WSC category: 7
Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Arno Zude (GER) 19 points, 2. Ulrich Voigt (GER) 16, 3. Roland Ott (SUI) 13.
More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

Invitation to the 15th ISC

The International Solving Contest – ISC – next year will take place on Sunday January 27th 2019. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries. The name of the locally appointed controller must reach the central controllers by e-mail no later than December 31st 2018.

Central controllers: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans | Invitation (PDF format) | ISC rules

Enjoy the statistics of ISCs 1-14, with all rankings of solvers who were at least once in the top 100. 

WCCC 2018 Bulletin

logo-OHRID2018The first version of the WCCC 2018 bulletin is assembled from the received and collected resources. It contains results of all competitions, and includes auto-generated table of contents and bookmarks, for easy navigation.

Update is planned at least for December, when, after the 3-month objection period, preliminary awards of pre-congress tourneys will be replaced by final ones. - Ivan Denkovski

Solvers’ ratings October 1st 2018

Solvers’ ratings as of October 1st 2018 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published!
7 tournaments are included for the 3rd quarter 2018: 2nd Russian Women Chess Solving Cup 2018, Chess solving tournament ‘Day of family’ (Russia), 26th Czech Chess Solving Championship 2018, 1st Ukrainian Cup 2018, Open Solving Tournament of WCCC 2018, 42nd World Chess Solving Championship 2018, Open Men’s Solving Championship of Tula region.
The ranking of the top ten solvers sees some exchanges of places but only one addition with Bojan Vučković replacing Ofer Comay. The largest three gains have been achieved by Ilija Serafimović (SRB / +105.62!), Alexey Kukelko (UKR / +77.82 and Danila Moiseev (RUS / +76.06).

WCCI 2016-2018: Announcement

wfcc-logoThe WFCC is inviting composers of all countries to participate in the 2016-18 WCCI. The tourney director is Dmitry Turevsky (email: dmitri.turevski@gmail.com). The competition will be held according to the system used in the previous championship, with changes in the points 4, 5, 8 and 12 of the rules.

Participants may submit their entries by January 20, 2019. Details can be found in the announcement.

42nd WCSC summary

logo-OHRID201820180907_211201The 42nd WCSC‘s summary page presents team and individual results, photos of the winners, the introductory words by competition director  Ivan Denkovski:

“As the director, I should better refrain from any predictions about the outcome of the championship, but nevertheless, I can say that it will really be a surprise if Poland does not continue its series of victories in the team competition.” →read more