FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section D

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section D are ready!

771 studies scored at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 909 entries), a very good percentage of 84,8%. The ratio of the 227 selected studies with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 29,4%, which means that nearly one out of each three entries was successful. 59 entries had already qualified from the WCCI process. Kudos to the composers for submitting their highest quality works for review!
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Many thanks to the director and the judges for their hard and efficient work!

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section E

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section E are ready!

An impressive number of 2544 entries (incl. duplicates) were received and they were split in three groups: E1 for h#<=2, E2 for h#2,5 and h#3, and E3 for h#>3. The h#2s dominated once more. In each group there were three judges with each team of judges working independently. 2228 entries scored at least 4,5 points (87,6% of the total entries, a very good ratio for such a popular genre). 400 problems out of them (95 more compared to the previous album!) scored at least 8 points, which represents a reasonable ratio of 17,9% selected problems; of course the respective ratio varies in the three groups. Full statistics are given in the page of the results.
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Many thanks to the director and the judges for their hard and efficient work!

Update 17.10.2020: A h#2 (by Mladenović) was found to be anticipated and is removed from the list.

Update 23.10.2020: Four more h#2s (by Medintsev, Nastran, Packa, Zamanov) were found to be anticipated and are removed from the list.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section B

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section B are ready!

969 threemovers scored at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 1116 entries), a very good percentage of 86,8%. The ratio of the 241 selected threemovers with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 24,9%, which means that one out of each four entries was successful. 58 entries had already qualified from the WCCI process. Kudos to the composers for submitting their highest quality works for review!wfcc-logo-transparent

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

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section A

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section A are ready!
1446 twomovers were submitted and 1236 out of them scored at least 4.5 points, a percentage of 85.5% that is very good for such a popular section. 273 compositions (22.2%) are selected — 55 out of them qualified from the WCCI. The judges worked hard, fast and professionally under the guidance of the director; many of the procedures they followed (especially in the clarification round) will be included in the updated list of guidance that we intend to work out in the future.

wfcc-logo-transparentUpdate (23.05.2020): After the publication of the results, a composer asked us to remove his selected twomovers from the list. He also informed us that he withdraws his compositions from all sections and requested that his name is removed from the list of title-holders.

Update (17.07.2020): One of the selected problems was not published in the 2016-18 period and is therefore excluded from the list.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

FIDE ALBUM 2016-2018 – Results in section H

fide-album-cover-topThe results of the FIDE Album 2016-18 section H are ready!
As already mentioned in the previous cycle, retro composers have always been careful to select their highest-quality compositions to be considered for the album and the 2016-18 cycle could not be an exception. 90.5% of the submitted entries scored at least 4.5 points and 35.8% out of them were selected. The figures are impressive even if the absolute number of entries is limited, which obviously helps in having such high percentages.wfcc-logo-transparent

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

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2016-18 finished sections page.

FIDE Album Index 1914-2015 by Hannu Harkola

fide album 2013-2015 photoHannu Harkola has updated the FIDE Album Index by adding the last three Albums. The booklet (A4, 210 pages, PDF) contains the combined registers of all 24 published FIDE Albums 1914-2015. It is in the same location as the previous version:
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~stniekat/books/FIDE_Album_Index.pdf.

On WFCC website the Album Index can be found on the bottom of FIDE Albums page: 

FIDE ALBUM INDEX 1914-2015

Booklet (A4, 210 pages, PDF) contains the combined registers of all 24 published FIDE Albums 1914-2015.

 

The FIDE Album 2013-2015 has been published

fide album 2013-2015 photoThe FIDE Album 2013-2015 (an official selection of the world’s best and most representative chess compositions) has been published. 704 pages, 1499 diagrams, 270 authors. Comments, indexes, registers, statistics in English. 

Hard-cover blue clothbound. Price 45 euro. Discounts if more copies ordered. Orders to Peter Gvozdják, peter.gvozdjak@gmail.com. Sample pages available as a PDF file.