World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Baku 06./07.04.2019

40th Azerbaijan Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 10th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 32 | Winner: Ramil Javadov (AZE – Azerbaijan champion) ahead of Araz Almammadov (AZE) and NarminMammadova,(AZE – junior women solver!)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2033.39 | WSC category: 13

Leaders World Solving Cup (unchanged): 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 94 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 73 points, 3. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 5. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 56 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

Solvers’ ratings April 1st 2019

Solvers’ ratings as of April 1st 2019 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published!
14 tournaments of the 1stquarter 2019 are included: 6th Greek Chess Solving Cup 2019, XVII Warsaw Solving Grand Prix Open 2019, XVII Warsaw Solving Grand Prix 2019, 15th International Solving Contest 2019 Cat.1, 13th Urals Problemist Cup 2019, RGSU-Cup 2019 AlexanderPochinok Memorial Tourney, 42nd International Polish Championship 2019, Finnish Chess Solving Championship 2019, Winton British Chess Solving Championship 2019, Winton British Chess Solving Championship 2019 Cat.B, 25th Dutch Open Chess Solving Championship 2019, 28th Branko Atanackovic Memorial 2019, Open Solving Championship of CFO 2019, 18th Greek Chess Solving Championship 2019.

The ranking of the top ten solvers had only one significant change with junior solver IM Danila Pavlov (RUS) moving from place 17 up to place 9! The largest five gains have been achieved by junior solver Danila Moiseev (RUS / +193.43!) ahead of GM Dolf Wissmann (NED / +69.02), IM Danila Pavlov (RUS / +66.18), IM Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR / +65.79) and Michal Luch (POL / +60.40).

7th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2019 (C 1.3.2019)

FIDE-logoThe World Chess Federation (www.fide.com), with the collaboration of the World Federation for Chess Composition (www.wfcc.ch), is organising the 7th FIDE World Cup in Composing in eight sections.

The tournament will be conducted from February 1st to August 1st, 2019. The deadline for entries’ submission is March 1st, 2019. The final results will be published not later than August 1st, 2019.

Solvers’ ratings January 1st 2019

Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2019 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published!
8 tournaments of the 4th quarter 2018 are included: 3rd Solving Cup Byron Zappas (Greece), 27th Kedainiai Cup (Lithuania), 34th Open Swiss Solving Championship, 11th Albino Cup (Belarus), 1st Pavle Orlov Memorial (Serbia), 25th Belgian Championship , 29th Henk Hagedoorn Memorial (Netherlands), New Year’s Tournament 2019 (Serbia).

The ranking of the top ten solvers remains unchanged. The largest five gains have been achieved by Danila Moiseev (RUS / +51.81!), Ilija Serafimović (SRB / +24.71), Vladimir Blokhin (RUS / +23.76), Aleksey Popov (RUS / +23.64 and Andy Ooms (BEL / +22.06) – three of them juniors!

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Bern 13.10.2018

34th Open Swiss Solving Championship 2018 | 1st tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 17 | Winner: Arno Zude (GER) ahead of Ulrich Voigt (GER) and Roland Ott (SUI – Swiss Champion)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2307.26 | WSC category: 7
Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Arno Zude (GER) 19 points, 2. Ulrich Voigt (GER) 16, 3. Roland Ott (SUI) 13.
More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

Solvers’ ratings October 1st 2018

Solvers’ ratings as of October 1st 2018 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published!
7 tournaments are included for the 3rd quarter 2018: 2nd Russian Women Chess Solving Cup 2018, Chess solving tournament ‘Day of family’ (Russia), 26th Czech Chess Solving Championship 2018, 1st Ukrainian Cup 2018, Open Solving Tournament of WCCC 2018, 42nd World Chess Solving Championship 2018, Open Men’s Solving Championship of Tula region.
The ranking of the top ten solvers sees some exchanges of places but only one addition with Bojan Vučković replacing Ofer Comay. The largest three gains have been achieved by Ilija Serafimović (SRB / +105.62!), Alexey Kukelko (UKR / +77.82 and Danila Moiseev (RUS / +76.06).