World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Bratislava 13./14.04.2019

27th Chess Solving Championship of Slovakia 2019  | 11th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 14 | Winner: Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) ahead of Tomáš Peitl (SVK – Slovakian champion) and Roland Ott (SUI)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2220.42 | WSC category: 9

Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged): 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 94 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 73 points, 3. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 5. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 56 points – but Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) now 6th place with 49 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Riga 06.04.2019

17th Baltic Solving Cup 2019 | 9th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 18 | Winner: Michel Caillaud (FRA) ahead of Torsten Linß (GER) and Stasys Steponavičius(LTU)
8th/9th place and joint Latvian champions Antons Gajevskis and Modris Rāviņš
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2170.95 | WSC category: 10

Leaders World Solving Cup (almost unchanged): 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 94 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 73 points, 3. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 5. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 56 points (+4).

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

1st U16 Baltic Solving Cup 2019
Participants: 16 | Winner: Artjoms Burenkovs (LAT) ahead of Madara Golsta (LAT – best women solver) and Emīls Tabors (LAT).

More details are published in Competitions→Solving→Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments 2019.

6th Israel Open Solving Championship 26.05.2019

The Israel Open Solving Championship on Sunday, May 26, 2019 will again be a solving tournament for individual solvers taking place on multiple locations worldwide similar to the International Solving Contest (ISC). Two categories are offered, one for experienced solvers and a 2nd one for inexperienced solvers. Local controllers of countries who want to participate have to register with the main controller Paz Einat until May 12, 2019 latest.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Nunspeet 02.03.2019

25th Dutch Open Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 8th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 22 | Winner: Danila Pavlov (RUS) ahead of Eddy Van Beers (BEL) and Michel Caillaud (FRA). 4th place and Dutch champion Peter van den Heuvel ahead of Hans Uitenbroek and Johan de Boer.
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2401.26 | WSC category: 5

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 94 points, 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 73 points, 3. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 5. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 52 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Eton College 23.02.2019

Winton British Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 7th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 30 | Winner: Eddy Van Beers (BEL) ahead of Nikos Mendrinos (GRE) and Martynas Limontas (LTU).
5th place and British champion with first FM norm: David Hodge ahead of Johnathan Mestel and John Nunn.
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2461.92 | WSC category: 4

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 67 points, 2. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points, 3. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 4. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 52 points, 5. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 50 points

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

Category B of the Winton British Chess Solving Championship 2019
Participants: 16 | Winner: Clive Frostick(GBR) ahead of Giles Body (GBR) and Chris Shephard (GBR)
More details are published in Competitions→Solving→Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments 2019

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Helsinki 16.02.2019

40th Finnish Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 6th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 22 | Winner: Dolf Wissmann (NED) ahead of Jorma Paavilainen (FIN – Finnish champion) and Bilguun Sumiya (MGL) joint 2nd place 
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2313.50 | WSC category: 7

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 67 points, 2. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 56 points, 3. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 44 points, 4. Evgeny Viktorov (RUS) 41 points, 5. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 36 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Moscow 02./03.02.2019

RGSU Cup 2019 (2nd Alexander Pochinok MT)  | 5th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 28 | Winner: Evgeny Viktorov (RUS) ahead of Danila Pavlov (RUS) and Aleksey Popov (RUS)
IM norms of Aleksey Popov, Danila Moiseev and Oleg Pervakov
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2453.34 | WSC category: 4

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 67 points, 2. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 50 points, 3. Evgeny Viktorov (RUS) 41 points, 4. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 36 points, 5. Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) 33 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Warsaw 19./20.01.2019

17th Warsaw Solving Grand Prix 2019 | 4th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 16 | Winner: Piotr Murdzia (POL) ahead of Martynas Limontas (LTU) and Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2418.66 | WSC category: 5

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 40 points, 2. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 29 points, 3. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 27 points (2682.36 Perf. Rating), 4.Aleksey Popov (RUS) 27 points (2429.31 Perf. Rating), 5. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 25 points.

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

Open of the 17th Warsaw Solving Grand Prix 2019
Winner: Danila Pavlov (RUS) ahead of Piotr Murdzia (POL) and Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) / Andrey Selivanov (RUS) with shared 3rd place
More details are published in Competitions→Solving→Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments 2019 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Geel 10.11.2018

25th Belgian Championship 2018 | 3rd tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 15 | Winner: Eddy Van Beers (BEL – Belgian Champion) ahead of Michael Pfannkuche (GER) and Nikos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2347.40 | WSC category: 7

Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 27 points, 2. Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) 23 points, 3. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 19 points (2579.44 Perf. Rating), 4. Arno Zude (GER) 19 points (2512.33 Perf. Rating), 5. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 19 points (2480.60 Perf. Rating).

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Minsk 3./4.11.2018

11th Albino Cup 2018 | 2nd tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 22 | Winner: Danila Pavlov (RUS) ahead of Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) and Aleksey Popov (RUS – FM norm)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2409.47 | WSC category: 5

Aleksey Popov has achieved his 2nd FM norm and will get the FIDE Solving Master title at the next congress.
Leaders World Solving Cup: 1. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 27 points, 2. Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) 23 points,
3. Arno Zude (GER) 19 points (2512.33 Perf. Rating), 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 19 points (2480.60 Perf. Rating).

More details are published in Competitions → Solving → World Solving Cup (WSC) → 2018/19 Calendar.