The Study of the Year 2013 has been selected! The marvelous study of Pavel Arestov can be downloaded from www.arves.org/PDF-Awards/The%20Study%20of%20the%20Year%202013%20-%20study.pdf
You may click on the diagram at the left to view the study and play through the solution.
The report, all studies submitted and the scores of the judges can be found at:
Harold van der Heijden
Spokesman of the endgame study committee of the WFCC
Dear delegates, deputies and individual members, solvers. The official announcement and agenda of the 58th World Congress of Chess Composition & the 39th World Chess Solving Championship in Ostroda, Poland, 1-8.08.2015 will be published at the end of February.
In case of any questions concerning the Congress and WCSC in Ostroda use the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
− Piotr Murdzia, Aleksander Miśta
The Minutes (pdf 695 kb) of the WFCC 57th Ordinary Meeting (World Congress) Berne, Switzerland, 23rd-30th August 2014, including Annex (pdf 94 kb) are published under Meetings→Bern (57th WCCC).
The results of section E2 (helpmates longer than 2 moves) are ready. We appreciate the hard work of the judging panel and the director, as this section always turns to be very popular (almost 1400 entries!) →Read more…
We are also very glad to inform the problemists worldwide that editing of the 2007-09 Album is proceeding very efficiently and we trust that the anthology will be ready for sale in the Ostróda congress in August.
Iasi County Chess Association, Romanian Chess Federation and World Federation of Chess Composition have the honour of inviting all chess problems solvers and chess composition friends, to participate in the 11th European Chess Solving Championship organized in Iasi, Romania, from 01 May (Arrival) to 04 May (Departure) 2015.
Tournament Director: Eng. Dr. Vasile Manole, President of Iasi County Chess Association, Iasi, Romania.
Dear WFCC delegates, dear ISC 2015 controllers,
Here is the list of applications (registered countries and names of local controllers) received for ISC 2015.
Azerbaijan: Ilham Aliev
Belarus: Tony Stavski
Brazil: Leonardo Mano
Croatia: Branko Koludrović, Dejan Glišić
Czech republic: Pavel Kameník
Denmark: Bjørn Enemark
Finland: Neal Turner
Georgia: David Gurgenidze
Germany: Axel Steinbrink
Great Britain: Brian Stephenson, John Rice
Greece: Ioannis Garoufalidis, Tasos Alexandrou
India: Sailesh Chandra Akkaraju, Seetharaman Kalyan
Israel: Evgeni Bourd
Japan: Tadashi Wakashima
Lithuania: Borisas Gelpernas
Moldova: Serghei Carp
Netherlands: Peter Bakker
Poland: Paweł Stawarz, Wojciech Somerski
Romania: Valeriu Petrovici
Russia: Aleksandr Azushin, Andrey Petrov, Oleg Efrosinin
Serbia: Marjan Kovačević
Slovakia: Bohumil Moravčík, Jozef Holubec
Slovenia: Janko Furman
Spain: Imanol Zurutuza
Switzerland: Franziska Iseli
Ukraine: Mykola Griva
Please inform us if you notice that any application is missing and should be added. Thank you.
We wish you all Happy New Year.
ISC 2015 central controllers
Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2015 are published!
4 tournaments included: 7.Cup Albino Minsk; OPEN XIII.GP Warsaw; XIII.GP Warsaw; 25.Hank Hagedoorn Memorial.
Three top solvers are: Georgy Evseev, Piotr Murdzia and Kacper Piorun!
The International Solving Contest next year will take place on Sunday January 25th 2015. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries. …Read more…
A reminder that ISC 2015 will also include a third category, intended for youth. Juniors (cadets) who have not reached the age of 13 on the date in which the ISC is held are eligible to participate. Therefore according to the above rule, eligible for the ISC of 2015 Category C would be those who had been born after 25th of January 2002.
Dear Endgame Study Friends,
One month ago we received the shocking news that our good endgame study friend Iuri Akobia (Georgia) had passed away. His contribution to our art is immense: not only his marvellous endgame studies and his books, but also his terrific website. Especially the awards section became a valuable news source for endgame study composers. >>Read more/less…
In addition, Iuri’s site hosted a couple of “Study of the Year” selections, including the Study of the Year 2013 (SOY2013), which had a deadline of December 1st 2014. I am happy to be able to announce that the board of the Dutch Endgame Study Society ARVES has responded positively to my request to host the SOY2013 on their website. I obviously also consulted the Endgame Study Committee of the WFCC proposing: 1) to host the SOY2013 on the ARVES website, and: 2) to extend the submission deadline to December 31st, 2014. I only got positive responses. Further, I will direct the SOY2013 instead of Akobia (although there would not be a real objection to do so, I will not submit one of my own studies).
This is the SOY2013 link:
Further, I am also happy to announce that ARVES will try and continue the awards website of Akobia. Of course, the PDF/PGN-content is there, but ARVES will try and add both new awards and also wants to add historical awards. They hope that tourney organizers as well as individual composers and other endgame enthusiasts will contribute by providing new and historical award files.
Here is the award website:
Another relevant service of Akobia’s website to our art was the (endgame study) tourney calender. ARVES has also promised to undertake continuation of this service, and will soon announce its launch.
Please do forward this e-mail to others that might be interested in this news. Thank you! In case you are hosting a website yourself, please add the links mentioned above!
Dr. Harold van der Heijden, spokesman of the Endgame Study Committee of the WFCC