Limontas Online Solving Tournaments (LOST)

Arvydas Mockus has announced a new series including 6 rounds of Limontas Online Solving Tournaments called “L.O.S.T.” with the first round on 9 January 2022. Each round will start on a Sunday at 10:00 CET and will last 108 minutes. Rounds will have one solving category only – each round with one of the 6 categories of the WCSC.
Like the previous ones the tournament will be directed by Arvydas Mockus and it is mainly organised for strong solvers with a rating of more than 2200. More information including the registration’s procedure -> see the invitation in PDF.

World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Bern 27.11.2021

36th Open Swiss Solving Championship 2021 | 1st tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 15 | Winner: Danila Pavlov (RUS) ahead of Roland Baier (SUI – Swiss Champion) and Vidmantas Satkus (LTU)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2336.64 | WSC category: 7
Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 19 points, 2. Roland Baier (SUI) 16 points, 3. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 13 points, 4. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 10 points, 5. Andrey Selivanov (RUS) 8 points

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup → 2021/22 Calendar.

Solvers’ ratings October 1st 2021

Solvers’ ratings as of october 1st 2021 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published! 13 tournaments of the 3rd quarter 2021 are included: 42nd French Championship 2021, Open of 3rd Ukrainian Cup 2021, 3rd Ukrainian Cup 2021, Open of Russian Women Championship 2021, 7th Russian Women Championship 2021, Open of Golden Ring Cup 2021, Golden Ring Cup 2021, Russian Youth Cup 2021, 29th Championship of Slovakia 2021, 44th Polish Championship 2021, 47th Latvian Championship 2021, 29th Czech Championship 2021, Moscow Championship 2021.
The top ten remain the same solvers as in the previous quarter.
The largest five gains have all been achieved by Russian junior solvers: Egor Sokolov (RUS / +78.46), Oleg Tsaplin (RUS / +67.44), Marina Putintseva, (RUS / +65.94), Nikita Ushakov (RUS / +61.80), Anastasiya Chekina (RUS / +34.30).

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 – FINAL results

FIDE-logoThe FINAL results of the 9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 are published and can be found above the Announcement, in RESULTS section.

“Congratulations to all for completing the 9th FIDE World Cup in the planned time frame!  Congratulations to all winners and prize-winners! I wish new creative successes to all the participants! And, especially thanks to the director and the judges for their work!”

Andrey Selivanov, FIDE Chess Composition Director

Solving Tournaments Problem Database (STPDB) by Luc Palmans fully integrated into Solving Tournament Manager (STM)

Please note that the “Solving Tournaments Problem Database (STPDB)” is fully integrated into the Solving Tournament Manager tool of WFCC. On the top of the STPDB database the STM tool contains problems from all tournaments entered into STM as of October 2015 and all others which Luc Palmans previously has entered into STPDB. At the moment this database contains about 12,000 problems and it’s constantly growing as new tournaments are added. So the validation if selected tournament problems are used before for solving tournaments should be done by using the STM tool. For more information see here. (Roland Ott, Solving Committee)


9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 – Preliminary results – E

FIDE-logoThe preliminary results in section E – Helpmates (PDF) of the 9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 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 20.09.2021).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 – Preliminary results – G & H

FIDE-logoThe preliminary results in sections: G-Fairies (PDF) and H-Retros and Proofgames (PDF) of the 9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 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 17.09.2021).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 – Preliminary results – A, C & D

FIDE-logoThe preliminary results in sections: A-Twomovers (PDF),  C-Moremovers (PDF) and D-Endgame studies (PDF) of the 9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 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 16.09.2021).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 – Preliminary results – F

FIDE-logoThe preliminary results in section F – Selfmates (PDF) of the 9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 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 11.09.2021).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 – Preliminary results – B

FIDE-logoThe preliminary results in section B – Threemovers (PDF) of the 9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 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 30.08.2021).
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!