Study of the Year 2012

soy2012-diagram“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.

9th WCCT: Supplementary Results


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.)

WCCC 2013 Minutes of Batumi meeting / Solving weekend 2014

56WCCC-logoMinutes 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

Invitation to the 10th ISC

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…