Batumi 4.9.2023 – Eddy Van Beers winner of World Solving Cup 2022/2023!

Open Solving Tournament of WCCC 2023 | 17th and last tournament of World Solving Cup 2022/2023:
Participants: 77 | Winner: junior Ural Khasanov (FID) ahead of Eddy Van Beers (BEL), junior Danila Pavlov (FID), Kacper Piorun (POL) and Aleksey Popov (FID)
GM norms of juniors Ural Khasanov and Nikita Ushakov (both FID), 2nd FM norm of junior Mihnea Costachi (ROU) who gets the FM title and also 7th FM norm for and Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU) who will directly get the IM title based on previous IM norms.
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2609.08 | WSC category: 1
Final standings top 5: 1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 91 points (+41), 2. Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU) 90 points (unchanged), 3. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 87 points (+23), 4. Danila Pavlov (FID) 83 points (+36), 5. Kacper Piorun (POL) 71 points (+31).
More details published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup @ Solving Portal

WCCC2023: 46th WCSC

(05-06.09.2023) 46th World Chess Solving Championship 2023
Main Judge: Steinbrink, Axel | Assistant: Klasinc, Marko | Problems Selected by: Steinbrink, Axel

(07.09. 15:00) The FINAL results of the 46.WCSC 2023 announced!

FINAL RESULTS: Individual | Team | Senior | Junior | Women

Problem difficulty | Norms | Problems | Solutions

(06.09. 15:50) In case of appeals please send an e-mail to me or see me in the tournament hall before the solving show” – director Axel Steinbrink,

Preliminary Individual Results
Preliminary TEAM Results

(06.09. 14:00) Preliminary Individual Results after 5. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 5. Round

(06.09. 11:50) Preliminary Individual Results after 4. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 4. Round

(05.09. 15:10) Preliminary Individual Results after 3. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 3. Round

(05.09. 14:08) Preliminary Individual Results after 2. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 2. Round

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WCCC2023: Open Solving

(05.09.2023, 15:30) The FINAL RESULTS of Open Solving tournament are announced and can be found on WSC calendar (click on “R” of the open in the calendar – there are also the norms and WSC-points)!

(04.09.2023) Open Solving tournament.
We decided that solvers who did not write tin the first study the black moves 6…Qf1+ and 7….Qh3+ will get not more than 3 points. Appeals and protests are possible until Tuesday 3 pm.
Director: Axel Steinbrink | Assistant director: Marko Klasinc


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World Solving Cup 2022/2023 – Prague 26./27.8.2023

31st Czech Chess Solving Championship 2023 | 16th and second to last tournament of World Solving Cup 2022/2023:
Participants: 19 | Winner: Marek Kolčák (SVK) ahead of Richard Dobiáš (SVK) and Miloslav Vanka (CZE – Czech Champion)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2106.90 | WSC category: 11
Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged: 1. Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU) 90 points, 2. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 71 points, 3. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 64 points, 4. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 50 points, 5. Danila Pavlov (FID) 47 points.
More details published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup @ Solving Portal

Current list of composing title points 24.08.2023

We decided to release the latest version of the composing title points list even if the studies section is not finished yet. Points from the album fairies section have been added and the recent small changes in the helpmates section have been included. A lot of information has been also integrated from the Chess composers’ names in various alphabets database and the current lists of titles in the site: country names, dates of birth/death, title, year the title was granted, name in native form (the latter piece of information is available only in the Excel spreadsheet itself). The migration/integration was done by Bjørn Enemark and checked by Harry Fougiaxis in just two weeks; we trust we have compiled all the information properly, but please let us know in case you have found some mistake!

Harry Fougiaxis, FIDE Album Committee spokesman

FIDE Album 2019-21 Section G results

The results of the FIDE Album 2019-21 section G are ready!

A high number of 1479 fairies (not counting 19 duplicates) were received and, as in the previous album, they were split in two groups: G1 for problems without fairy conditions (729) and G2 for those with fairy conditions (750). In each group there were three judges with each team of judges working independently. 1274 entries scored at least 4,5 points (86,14% of the total entries, a very good percentage). 383 compositions out of them scored at least 8 points, which represents a high ratio of 30% selected problems. Of course the respective ratio varies in the two groups. Full statistics are given in the page of the results.

Many thanks to the director and the judges for their hard and efficient work!

Harry Fougiaxis, FIDE Album Committee spokesman

11th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2023 – Preliminary results – D,F


The preliminary results in sections D-Endgame studies, F-Selfmates (PDF) are published and can be found above the Announcement, in the Preliminary Results section. Preliminary results are published without names. Names will appear in the final results. Claims of defects and anticipations can be sent to the Director during 2 weeks after the publication of the preliminary results (until 22.08.2023).