The evaluation of the 2010-12 Album Retros section has finished. Many thanks to the judging panel and to the director, who reports that the team worked professionally and with a very good level of communication.
See FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012 – Results in section H – Retros published!
The detailed schedule of the 57th WCCC is published on the Official website of the congress. Also, some more composing tournaments, the venue of the solving tournaments, the 5 tips by Franziska are announced and the participant’s list is updated regularly!
Dear delegates, deputies and individual members, please see the AGENDA of this year’s congress!
You can see a link to Official website of the congress, an invitation in PDF and a link to the Agenda in the Meetings section →Berne.
The hard-working and efficient team of the 2010-12 Album Threemovers section managed to conclude their work just a few weeks before the congress. The average quality in this section has been surprisingly high and a decent number of titles are to be awarded in Berne!
See FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012 – Results in section B – Threemovers published!
Composing tournaments held within the 57th World Congress of Chess Composition are starting to appear on the official website of WCCC 2014!
Solvers’ ratings as of July 1st 2014 are published!
12 tournaments included: 20th ICH of Netherlands Nunspeet; ICH of Serbia Beograd; 35th ICH of Azerbaijan Baku; 37th ICH of Poland Bydgoszcz; 38th ICH of Germany Illertissen; 35th ICH of Lithuania Kedainiai; 22nd ICH of Slovakia Košice; OPEN Igalo; 10th ECSC Igalo; 22nd ICH of Czechia Praha; 8th UP cup Obninsk; 13th ICH of Greece Patras. The three top solvers are the same, in the order: Piotr Murdzia, Georgy Evseev and John Nunn!
Please remember, that the deadline for the registration on 57th WCCC and 38th WCSC, which guarantees the hotel reservation, is at the end of this month, June 30th, 2014!
The first hints and tips by Franziska Iseli have been published today on the WCCC 2014 website.
GM Uri Avner passed away on the 10th of June, 2014, at the age of 73, after a long battle with a severe disease. For many years Uri Avner led the Israeli chess composition society, represented Israel in the WCCC and was the best Israeli composer. Uri was always involved in various sub-committees and was the President of the PCCC from 2006 to 2010 during its transition to WFCC. He was also nominated honorary president in 2010.
WFCC expresses condolences to Israeli problemists, Uri’s family, relatives, friends.
The 10th ECSC took place at Igalo, Montenegro in 16.-18.05.2014.
All the solving events were organised, controlled and judged by the tireless Ryszard Królikowski. His efforts have been titanic and WFCC is really thankful. It is sad that Paul Valois, who had volunteered to help Ryszard in controlling and marking, passed away unexpectedly a few days before the event.
- ECSC: 15 teams and 63 solvers. The three top teams: Poland, Russia, Serbia. The three top solvers: Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Georgy Evseev (Russia), Marko Filipović (Croatia).
- Open Solving tournament: 60 participants. The three top solvers: Jonathan Mestel (Great Britain), Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Piotr Górski (Poland).
- Quick Solving: 35 participants. The three top solvers: Jonathan Mestel (Great Britain), Vasyl Dyachuk (Ukraine), Jorma Paavilainen (Finland).
See the detailed results, problems and solutions of the tournaments. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants!
Please be informed that the rough schedule for the conference in Berne has been replaced by a more detailed schedule over the last weekend on the website of the 57th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 38th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).