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).
The preliminary results in section A-Twomovers (PDF) of the 6th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2018 are published and can be found under the Announcement, in RESULTS section.
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!
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 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 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.
The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 6th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2018 in eight sections.
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.
The list of all pending solving norms for GM, IM and FM titles has been updated by the Solving Tournament Manager software and published on the Solving page. It reflects all new norms achieved and titles granted at the 60th WCCC in Dresden.
Solvers’ ratings as of July 1st 2017 are published! 15 tournaments included: 26th Branko Atanackovic Memorial 2017, 38th Azerbaijan Chess Solving Championship 2017, 41st German Solving Championship 2017, Open Solving Tournament Lithuania 2017, 25th Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia, 38th Lithuanian Championship, 11th Urals Problemist Cup, 25th International Championship of Russia, ECSC Riga Open, 13th European Chess Solving Championship, Open Solving Championship of Serbia 2017, French Chess Solving Championship 2017, 4th Israel Open Solving Championship 2017, Open of the 31th Ukrainian Solving Championship, 31st Ukrainian Championship. Three top solvers remain the same: Georgy Evseev, Andrey Zhuravlev and Piotr Murdzia.
The results of the multi-locations tournament – 4th Israel Open Solving Championship 2017 – are published on the page of the Other rated solving tournaments 2017. The tournament has been won by Tomáš Peitl ahead of Martynas Limontas and Evgeny Viktorov, all with the maximum of 60 points.