World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Glyfada 03.05.2019

Open Solving Tournament of ECSC 2019  | 14th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 70 | Winner: Martynas Limontas (LTU) ahead of Kacper Piorun (POL) and Aleksey Popov (RUS)
Aleksey Popov (RUS) with 5th FM norm, 2nd IM norm and 1st GM norm!
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2556.41 | WSC category: 2

Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 115 points, 2. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 107 points, 3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 101 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 95 points, 5. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 68 points

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

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Omelnyk 27./28.04.2019

33rd Ukrainian Solving Championship 2019  | 13th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 14 | Winner: Oleksiy Solovchuk (UKR – Ukrainian champion) ahead of VladimirPogorelov (UKR) and Valery Kopyl (UKR)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2176.93 | WSC category: 10

Top 5 World Solving Cup (unchanged): 1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 96 points, 2. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 94 points,
3. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 68 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 64 points, 5. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points

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

Open of the 33rd Ukrainian Solving Championship 2019
Participants: 14 | Winner: Sergey Borodavkin (UKR) ahead of Oleksiy Solovchuk (UKR) and Valery Kopyl (UKR)

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

World Solving Cup 2018/2019 – Berlin 27./28.04.2019

43rd German Solving Championship 2019  | 12th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 29 | Winner: Boris Tummes (GER – German champion) ahead of Eddy Van Beers (BEL) and
Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR)
Aleksey Popov (RUS) with 4th FM norm
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2445.03 | WSC category: 5

Top 5 World Solving Cup (with new leader!): 1. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 96 points, 2. Danila Pavlov (RUS) 94 points,
3. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 68 points, 4. Aleksey Popov (RUS) 64 points, 5. Dolf Wissmann (NED) 63 points

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

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 – Baku 06./07.04.2019

40th Azerbaijan Chess Solving Championship 2019  | 10th tournament of World Solving Cup 2018/2019
Participants: 32 | Winner: Ramil Javadov (AZE – Azerbaijan champion) ahead of Araz Almammadov (AZE) and NarminMammadova,(AZE – junior women solver!)
Average rating of top ten solvers: 2033.39 | WSC category: 13

Leaders 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.

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.