The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2015 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 tournament sections and judges are as follows:
- A. Twomovers – Judge: Franz Pachl (Germany)
- B. Threemovers – Judge: Jakov Vladimirov (Russia)
- C. Moremovers – Judge: Juri Gordian (Ukraine)
- D. Endgame studies – Judge: Yochanan Afek (Israel)
- E. Helpmates – Judge: Abdelaziz Onkoud (Morocco)
- F. Selfmates – Judge: Sven Trommler (Germany)
- G. Fairies – Judge: Tadashi Wakashima (Japan)
- H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Michel Caillaud (France)
In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
The theme is free in all sections, and any number of moves is acceptable in the h# and s# sections. In the fairies section, only computer-tested problems by one of the Alybadix, Popeye or WinChloe programs are allowed; the participants should state with which software they tested their composition.
The Director of the tournament is Alexey Oganesjan.
Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the director’s address: email@example.com
Participants should mention their postal address in the e-mail.
The closing date is January 15th, 2015.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on standardised anonymous diagrams by February 1st, 2015.
All judges should prepare their awards by April 1st, 2015.
The results will be published on the Internet by April 15th, 2015 and they will be declared final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.
In each section, cups for 1st places, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates for the prizes signed by the President of the FIDE Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
02.04.2015. – THE RESULTS
365 entries by 212 participants from 35 countries submitted!
Among them: #2 – 50, #3 – 39, #n – 45, studies – 49, h# – 74, s# – 39, fairies – 51, retro – 18.
The Organizing Committee of the World Cup warmly thanks all participants who sent their works to this competition in the period between the announcement and due date! The organizers congratulate the winners of each section for creating beautiful, highly artistic works in their genres! We thank the the judges for their time-consuming, professional and efficient work! We wish creative research, discoveries and successes in 10th WCCT to everybody! And see you at the next World Cup!