1st FIDE World Chess Solving Championship for Juniors

FIDE-logoFIDE, in co-operation with the Russian State Social University (RSSU), the International School Chess Union, the Russian Chess Federation and the Moscow Directorate of sport events, organizes the 1st FIDE World Chess Solving Championship for Juniors.


The championship will be held in Moscow, 30 January to 3 February 2016, within the framework of the 12th International Chess RSSU Cup “Moscow Open 2016”. There will be three categories: boys and  girls under 15 years old, U17, and U19. Further details are included in the files with the rules of the RSSU Cup and the rules of the Solving Championship.

Solvers’ ratings January 1st 2016

(05.01) A correction is made to the Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2016: the 7th tournament, Henk Hagedoorn Memorial, is added; the changes are related to the main list only.

(01.01) Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2016 are published! 6 tournaments included: 24th Kedainiai cup; ICH of Switzerland Bern; 8th Albino cup Minsk; ICH of Belgium Geel; OPEN GP Warsaw; 14th GP Warsaw.

Three top solvers are: Georgy Evseev, Kacper Piorun and John Nunn!

Study of the Year 2014

arves“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.

The competition to select the Study of the Year 2014 (SOY2014) is organized by ARVES. The SOY 2014 will be selected by an international panel of judges (Martin Minski, Oleg Pervakov, Gady Costeff, Ilhan Aliev and Harold van der Heijden). It is not the selection of the best study of the year, but the study which is best suited to popularize our art among the general chess public. The solution should be both understandable to players of average level, and appeal to players of master level. >>more/less

The deadline for submission is: December 1st, 2015. The selected SOY 2014 will appear on the ARVES website (www.arves.org) as well as in the UAPA site.

FIDE Olympic Tournament in composing 2016 (C 01.2.2016)

FIDE-logoThe International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, and the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan are organizing the FIDE Olympic Tournament in composing 2016 dedicated to the 42nd World Chess Olympiad 2016 (Baku, Azerbaijan, 17-30.09.2016).

The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.

Solvers’ ratings July 1st 2015

Solvers’ ratings as of July 1st 2015 are published!
12 tournaments included: 9th Uralskij problemist Cup Tula; 23rd ICH of Russia Tula; 23rd ICH of Slovakia Bytca; 36th ICH of Azerbaijan Baku; Open Kedainiai; 36th ICH of Lietuva Kedainiai; 39th ICH of Germany Hannover; Open Iasi; 11th ECSC Iasi; ICH of Serbia Beograd; 2nd Israeli OSC; 14th ICH of Greece Athens.

Three top solvers are the same during the last year: Georgy Evseev, Piotr Murdzia and Kacper Piorun!