Composing Tournament of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018

batumi-chess-olimpiadThe Chess Composing Tournament in the frame of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018 (Batumi, Georgia) has been just announced. The Director of the tournament is Ferad Kakabadze (Ferhat Karmil) (Batumi).

In each section only three compositions by each author are accepted and joint compositions are not allowed. The closing date is September 20th, 2018. The compositions must be sent via email to the director’s address: admin@chessstar.com. Three medals and certificates are awarded to the winners of each section.

Solvers’ ratings April 1st 2018

Solvers’ ratings as of April 1st 2018 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published!
11 tournaments are included for the 1st quarter 2018: 5th Greek Chess Solving Cup, 41st International Polish Championship 2018, 14th International Solving Contest Cat 1, 12th Urals Problemist Cup, Grand Prix Moscow (memorial A. P. Pochinka), British Chess Solving Championship 2018, Finnish Chess Solving Championship 2018, 24th Dutch Open Chess Solving Championship 2018, 27th Branko Atanackovic Memorial 2018, 42nd German Solving Championship 2018, Open Solving Championship of CFO. The names of the top ten solvers haven’t changed; but some of them have exchanged their places with Piotr Murdzia as the most prominent one to be 2nd again in the ranking. The largest three gains have been achieved by Danila Moiseev (RUS / +111.41), Johan de Boer (NED / +56.63 and Konstantin Novikov (RUS / +41.95).

World Solving Cup 2017/2018 – Hüllhorst 24-25.03.2018

42nd German Solving Championship 2018 | 9th tournament of World Solving Cup 2017/2018
Participants: 32 | Winner: Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) ahead of Evgeny Viktorov (RUS) and Arno Zude (GER – German Champion)
Ulrich Voigt (GER) has achieved an FM norm in the second rated solving tournament he has attended.
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2492.06 | WSC category: 4
More details and the current WSC standing are published in Competitions→Solving→WSC: 2017/18 Calendar.

Solvers’ ratings January 1st 2018

Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2018 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published! 
9 tournaments are included for the 4th quarter 2017: 26th Kedainiai Cup, Open Solving Championship of CFO, 10th Albino Cup, 4th Round of Serbian Solving League 2017, 28th Henk Hagedoorn Memorial 2017, XVI WSGP 2017 Open, XVI Warsaw Grand Prix 2017, 24th Belgian Championship 2017, 5th Round of Serbian Solving League 2017. The ranking of the top ten solvers remains the same. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) achieved the largest gain with an increase of 65 points which resulted in improving the ranking from the 48th to the 26th place.

Solvers’ ratings October 1st 2017

Solvers’ ratings as of October 1st 2017 are published! 5 tournaments are included for the 3rd quarter: 25th Czech Chess Solving Championship 2017, WCCC 2017 Open Solving Tournament, 41st World Chess Solving Championship 2017, Swiss Championship 2017 and 2nd Solving Cup Byron Zappas. Among the top ten solvers Jonathan Mestel has replaced Arno Zude and Silvio Baier jumped from rank 10 to rank 7. The new list produced by the Solving Tournament Manager now has marks for junior (j) and senior (s) solvers.