The Corporation for Sportive Tourism in Montenegro and the Montenegro Chess Federation have the pleasure to invite all chess solvers and chess composition friends to attend the 10th European Chess Solving Championship in Igalo, Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
The director of the championship and of the open tournament will be Ryszard Królikowski (FIDE Solving Judge).
“The Study of the Year“ award is organized by the WFCC and aims at introducing to the general public a single friendly endgame study that would hopefully appeal to chess players of various levels and encourage them to pay a deeper attention to the art of the endgame study on a more regular basis.
An international panel of world famous experts (David Gurgenidze, Oleg Pervakov, Gady Costeff, Ilham Aliev and Harold van der Heijden) examined the candidates and announced The Study of the Year 2012 at the end of 2013.
Harry Fougiaxis, Director of the 9th WCCT, presents The Supplementary Results of the 9th World Chess Composition Tournament 2012-13: Compositions ranked lower than the 20th place.
This is the document containing the compositions that were ranked lower than the 20th place in the 9th World Chess Composition Tournament (WCCT) of the WFCC. They are displayed in diagrams with full solutions and any comments sent in by the countries.
(18.02.2014) A correction is added to the document uploaded as “The diagram and solution of G56 were an unfortunate copy-paste mistake of G13.” (H.F.)
Minutes of WCCC2013 Batumi meeting (pdf 192 kb) and Annex with Financial report 2013 (pdf 194 kb) are added to the Meetings/Batumi section!
Note: Soon after the distribution of the minutes to the delegates, we received the happy news that the ARVES Study Solving Day and the ISC in the Netherlands will be held on Saturday-Sunday, January 25th-26th 2014 in Wijk aan Zee. Further details are on the page http://www.afekchess.com/
The project Chess composers’ names in various alphabets has a new location and much more modern implementation! The Links section is updated accordingly.
“What is this database about? This database’s purpose is to help you writing chess composers’ names. The question is especially interesting if the original writing uses a less common alphabet.” (Implemented with a great international collaboration)
Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2014 are published!
Tournaments included: 24.Henk Hagedoorn Memorial, OPEN Warsaw, XII. GP Warsaw.
The three top solvers are Piotr Murdzia, Georgy Evseev and John Nunn. Congratulations!
And a Happy New Year to everybody!
The preliminary results of the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2013 are published!
The PDFs of the awards can be found under the Announcement, on the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013 page. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!
The International Solving Contest next year will take place on Sunday January 26th 2014. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries.
There will be two sections: one for the experienced solvers. In this section solvers can obtain rating points.
The second section is intended for weaker, inexperienced solvers and for youth. This second section is not open for solvers with a rating of more than 1700. …Read more…
The full version of Batumi 2013 bulletin (PDF, 88 pages) compiled by Harry Fougiaxis includes the schedule, participants, results of solving competitions, and the Awards of all composing tournaments! Enjoy!
Decisions of the 56th WССС, Batumi, are published! The highlights are: The results of the 9th WCCT and of the 2010-12 WCCI confirmed final; A section for retros will be introduced in the next WCCT; FIDE Albums 2007-09 & 2010-2012; New titles; place and time of 10th ISC, 10th ECSC, 57th WCCC and 38th WCSC. Some photos sent by Franziska Iseli (many thanks!) are also added.