10th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2022 – Preliminary results – A

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The preliminary results in section A – Twomovers (PDF) are published and can be found above the Announcement, in RESULTS section. Preliminary results are published without names. Names will appear in the final results. Claims of defects and anticipations can be sent to the Director during one month after the publication of the preliminary results (until 07.09.2022).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!


10th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2022 – Preliminary results – B & H

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The preliminary results in section B – Threemovers (PDF) and H-Retros and Proofgames (PDF) of the 10th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2022 are published and can be found above the Announcement, in RESULTS section. This time preliminary results are published without names. Names will appear in the final results. Claims of defects and anticipations can be sent to the Director during one month after the publication of the preliminary results (until 02.09.2022).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!


10th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2022 – Preliminary results – F

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The preliminary results in section F – Selfmates (PDF) of the 10th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2022 are published and can be found above the Announcement, in RESULTS section. This time preliminary results are published without names. Names will appear in the final results. Claims of defects and anticipations can be sent to the Director during one month after the publication of the preliminary results (until 18.08.2022).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!


Solvers’ ratings July 1st 2022

Solvers’ ratings as of July 1st 2022 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published on the WFCC Solving Portal.
8 tournaments of the 2nd quarter 2022 are included:
48th Latvian Chess Solving Championship 2022, Open Solving Tournament of ECSC 2022, 15th European Chess Solving Championship 2022, 43rd French Chess Solving Championship 2022, 30th Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia 2022, 41st Azerbaijan Chess Solving Championship 2022, 7th Israel Open Solving Championship 2022, 44th German Solving Championship 2022.
The only change of the ranking of the top ten solvers is that Danila Moiseev gained the 10th place by surpassing Bojan Vučković who lost 11 points in the last quarter. The largest three gains have been achieved by junior solver Emīls Tabors (LAT / +162.34), ahead of Dmitrijus Chocenka (LTU / +109.96) and Richard Dobiáš (SVK / +73.35).


WCCT-11: New judging countries

Dear team leaders,

As a result of the recent WFCC sanctions to BLR/RUS for the WCCT-11, these judging countries had to be replaced.

In most sections, I made use of the appointed reserve countries;
if no reserve country had been nominated, I had to seek for a new judging country.

  • Section A (twomovers): Israel instead of Russia
  • Section B (threemovers): Switzerland instead of Belarus
  • Section C (moremovers): Finland instead of Russia
  • Section F (selfmates): North Macedonia and Slovakia instead of Belarus and Russia
  • Section G (fairies): India instead of Belarus. Slovenia, the initially appointed reserve country, declined on the grounds of competence for the stipulated theme (#3, fairy pieces).

As you are aware, the judgments should reach me by 1st of August 2022.
Warm regards, Harry Fougiaxis, Director of the WCCT-11


WFCC questionnaire final result – Sanctions in reaction to hostilities in Ukraine

In response to the hostilities in Ukraine and the Official Statements of FIDE Executive Council from 27.02.2022 and 16.03.2022, the WFCC conducted a series of Zoom meetings (3rd, 8th and 15th March) for delegates in which a variety of views were put forward leading to the preparation of a detailed questionnaire. The delegates were asked to vote on a series of statements in order to define the stance of the WFCC going forwards.

You may download the final result from the link. With regards to the WCCT-11, the director of the tournament will contact the reserve judging countries replacing the countries of Russia and Belarus and report accordingly.


Solvers’ ratings April 1st 2022

Solvers’ ratings as of April 1st 2022 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published! 13 tournaments of the 1st quarter 2022 are included: Open of 7th A. Suetin Memorial 2022 | 7th A. Suetin Memorial 2022 | 18th International Solving Contest 2022 Cat 1 | 18th International Solving Contest 2022 Cat 2 | 45th International Polish Championship 2022 | OPEN tournament CFD for solving | Open Solving Championship of CFD 2022 | Finnish Chess Solving Championship 2022 | 27th Dutch Open Chess Solving Championship 2022 | 30th Branko Atanackovic Memorial 2022 | Open of Championship of CFD 2022 | Open of 30th Championship of Russia 2022 | 30th Championship of Russia 2022. The expiration rates are added to the ratings starting from 2022.


SOLVING PORTAL

The Solving Committee introduces a SOLVING PORTAL website directly connected with STM. The portal presents the tournaments in a calendar view, the solving norms and rules, and starting from 2022 the lists of other rated/remarkable solving tournaments. The portal also contains the links of all important solving tournaments (WCSC, ECSC, WSC) and rating lists published on the WFCC website.

The top menu navigation: COMPETITIONS -> SOLVING -> SOLVING PORTAL


Solvers’ ratings January 1st 2022

Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2022 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published! 16 tournaments of the 4th quarter 2021 are included: Open of Championship of Tula Region 2021, Championship of Tula Region 2021, WCCC Open Solving 2021, 44th World Chess Solving Championship 2021, 2nd Branko Babic Memorial 2021, Tula Championship for boys and girls 2021, 26th Dutch Solving Championship 2021, Solving Championship of CFO 2021 U15+U17+U19, Open Solving Tula Region, 36th Swiss Solving Championship 2021, 3rd Pavle Orlov Memorial, 42nd Finnish Championship 2021, Solving tournament of CFD Team Championship, Moscow Youth Championship 2021 U15-19. Brazilian Christmas Solving Tournament, Solving Cup of Tula region.
The top ten remain the same solvers as in the previous quarter. But World Champion 2021 Danila Pavlov has surpassed Piotr Murdzia from place 4 to 3 and Eddy Van Beers has gained two places from 9 to 7.
The largest two gains have again been achieved by juniors: Andrii Sergiienko (UKR / +121.74) and Ilija Serafimović (SRB / +98.15). They are followed by 
David Hodge (GBR / +96.54), Aleksey Kainov (RUS / +82.40) and Bogdan Zolotov (RUS / +74.29).