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.

Current list of FIDE ALBUM points, 2013-15

fide-album-photoWe have now updated the list of album points to include the results of the three sections that were finalised after the Dresden congress. You may download the PDF file from here and check the list of the most successful composers here. As usual, diplomas of the new title holders will be distributed during the Ohrid congress.

Links to the FIDE Album points are also given on the bottom of FIDE Albums page.

FIDE ALBUM 2013-2015 – Results in section F

fide-album-photoThe results of the FIDE Album 2013-15 section F are ready!

848 compositions scored at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 1037 entries without counting duplicates) – a very decent percentage of 81,7%. The ratio of the 179 selected selfmates with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 21,1%.

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

This report finalizes the judging phase of the current album. The list of the album points, including the results of sections E, F and G, will be updated soon.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2013-15 finished sections page.

FIDE ALBUM 2013-2015 – Results in section G

fide-album-photoThe results of the FIDE Album 2013-15 section G (fairies) are ready!

There were 1909 submissions (including duplicates). Of these, 1478 achieved at least 4.5 points. The ratio of the 294 selected fairies with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 19,89%.

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

Update 21.02.2018: Three compositions were removed from the list (two of them had not been published in 2013-15 and one was cooked), while one composition was added as the score of one judge had not been recorded correctly in the spreadsheet.

Update 12.03.2018: One joint composition was included twice in the list of selected problems and of course one of them had to be removed.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2013-15 finished sections page.

FIDE ALBUM 2013-2015 – Results in section E

fide-album-photoThe results of the FIDE Album 2013-15 section E (helpmates) are ready!

An impressive number of 2583 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. 2027 entries scored at least 4,5 points (78,5% of the total entries, a decent ratio for such a popular genre). 305 problems scored at least 8 points, which represents a reasonable ratio of 15% selected problems; of course the respective ratio varies in the three 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!

Update 5.12.2017: An anticipation was found for a selected h#2 which is now removed form the list.

Update 14.12.2017: A selected h#2, which is already included in the 2010-12 album, is now removed from the list.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2013-15 finished sections page.

The FIDE Album 2010-2012 has been published

fide album 2010-2012 imgThe FIDE Album 2010-2012 (the official selection of the world’s best and most representative chess compositions) has been published. 656 pages, 1402 diagrams, 294 authors. Comments, indexes, registers, statistics in English.
Hard-cover blue clothbound. Price 45 euro (surface shipping free). Discounts if more copies ordered. Orders to Peter Gvozdják, peter.gvozdjak@gmail.com. Sample pages available as a PDF file.

FIDE ALBUM 2013-2015 – Results in section B

fide-album-photoThe results of the FIDE Album 2013-15 section B are ready!
748 compositions scored at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 993 entries without counting duplicates) – a decent percentage of 75%. The ratio of the 170 selected threemovers with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 22,7%.

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

Update 28.5.2018: A selected #3, which is already included in the 2010-12 album, is now removed from the list.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2013-15 finished sections  page. The current list of album points has been also updated. The next update will be after the remaining sections of FA 2013-15 are finished.

FIDE ALBUM 2013-2015 – Results in section A

fide-album-photoThe results of the FIDE Album 2013-15 section A are ready!
One of the initially appointed judges had to quit for personal reasons before the evaluation phase starts and had to be substituted by a reserve judge. There were 1090 compositions scoring at least 4,5 points (out of the totally submitted 1287 entries without counting duplicates) – a very decent percentage of almost 85%. The ratio of the 192 selected twomovers with 8+ points vs. the entries with 4,5+ points is 17,6%.

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

Update (01.07.2017): A composer informed us that he would like to withdraw his entries; he did not clarify the reason. Although we regret his decision, we have to respect it. The page of the results was updated accordingly.

Update (02.07.2017): Thanks to the director’s effort, the composer changed his mind; we are glad he did. The results were updated accordingly.

All announced results are published in the FIDE Album 2013-15 finished sections page.