World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Hofheim am Taunus 25./26.06.2022

44th German Solving Championship 2022 | 9th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 22 | Winner: Ulrich Voigt (GER – German Champion) ahead of Boris Tummes (GER) and Nikos Sidiropoulos (GRE) | Ulrich Voigt with 1st IM norm and 2nd FM norm which will bring him the FM title at the next congress.
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2397.16

WSC category: 6
Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged):
1. Danila Pavlov (FID) 55 points, 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points, 3. David Hodge (GBR) 33 points, 4. Boris Tummes (GER) 32 points, 5. Bojan Vučković (SRB) 31 points.

More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.


World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Sumgait 18./19.06.2022

41st Azerbaijan Chess Solving Championship 2022 | 8th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 35
Winner: Amil Abbasov (AZE – Champion of Azerbaijan) ahead of Araz Almammadov (AZE) and Ravan Aliyev (AZE)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 1920.86

WSC category: 14
Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged):
1. Danila Pavlov (FID) 55 points, 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points, 3. David Hodge (GBR) 33 points, 4. Bojan Vučković (SRB) 31 points, 5. Tomáš Peitl (SVK) 26 points.

More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.


World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Bratislava 04./05.06.2022

30th Slovakian Solving Championship 2022 | 7th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 13 | Winner: Tomáš Peitl (SVK – Slovakian Champion) ahead of Vasil Ďačuk (SVK) and Valery Kopyl (UKR)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2182.31 | WSC category: 10
Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (FID) 55 points, 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points, 3. David Hodge (GBR) 33 points, 4. Bojan Vučković (SRB) 31 points, 5. Tomáš Peitl (SVK) 26 points.
More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.


World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Issy-les-Moulineaux 04.06.2022

43rd French Chess Solving Championship 2022 | 6th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 14 (25 including Cugir, Romania) | Winner: Abdelaziz Onkoud (FRA – French Champion) ahead of Michel Caillaud (FRA) and Pascal Wassong (FRA).
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2081.59 | WSC category: 12
Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged): 1. Danila Pavlov (FID) 55 points, 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points, 3. David Hodge (GBR) 33 points, 4. Bojan Vučković (SRB) 31 points, 5. Jorma Paavilainen (FIN) 21 points.
More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.


World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Riga 13.05.2022

ECSC Open Solving 2022 | 5th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 56
Winner: Danila Pavlov (FID) ahead of Bojan Vučković (SRB) and David Hodge (GBR)
1st GM norm and 2nd IM norm of David Hodge (GBR) and 1st FM norm of Mihnea Costachi (ROU)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2530.04 | WSC category: 3
Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (FID) 55 points, 2. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points, 3. David Hodge (GBR) 33 points, 4. Bojan Vučković (SRB) 31 points, 5. Jorma Paavilainen (FIN) 21 points.

More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.


World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Nunspeet 05.03.2022

Dutch Chess Solving Championship 2022 | 4th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 19 | Winner: Eddy Van Beers (BEL) ahead of Twan Burg (NED – Dutch champion and 1st FM norm) and Peter van den Heuvel (NED)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2346.02 | WSC category: 7
Top 3 World Solving Cup: 1. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 23 points, 2. Stasys Steponavičius (LTU) 20 points, 3. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 19 points

More details in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2021/22 Calendar.


World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Helsinki 26.02.2022

Finnish Chess Solving Championship 2022 | 3rd tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 12 | Winner: Joose Norri (FIN – Finnish Champion) ahead of Kari Karhunen (FIN) and Jorma Paavilainen (FIN)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2058.21 | WSC category: 12
Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged): 1. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 23 points, 2. Stasys Steponavičius (LTU) 20 points, 3. Kacper Piorun (POL) 19 points, 4. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 19 points, 5. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 18

More details in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2021/22 Calendar.


World Solving Cup 2021/2022 – Warsaw 05./06.02.2022

45th International Polish Championship 2022 | 2nd tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022:
Participants: 15 | Winner: Piotr Murdzia (POL – Polish Champion) ahead of Kacper Piorun (POL) and Stasys Steponavičius (LTU)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2350.64 | WSC category: 6
Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 23 points, 2. Stasys Steponavičius (LTU) 20 points, 3. Kacper Piorun (POL) 19 points, 4. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 19 points, 5. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 18

More details in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2021/22 Calendar.


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)


World Solving Cup 2021/2022

The next cycle of the World Solving Cup will start right after the Rhodes congress with Roland Ott as Director and Marek Kolčák and Axel Steinbrink as Assistant Directors. Participating countries can register for the WSC 2021/2022 by sending an email to roland.ott@gmx.ch by specifying Country, expected Date (as exactly as possible), Place and Type of the tournament.

Although the final deadline for registrations will be only 1 month after the WCCC interested countries are encouraged to register as of now to help avoiding more than one WSC tournament at the same weekend.

As before tournaments counting for the WSC have to be announced with an invitation to be sent to the WSC Director at least two months before the tournament starts.

Current Rules of the WSC
Event table of the WSC cycle 2021/22:  →Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/2022 Calendar