The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 6th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2018 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.
A. Twomovers – Judge: Paz Einat (Israel)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia)
C. Moremovers in 4 to 15 moves – Judge: Mark Erenburg (Israel)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Harold van der Heijden (Netherlands)
E. Helpmates in 3 moves – Judge: Christopher Jones (Great Britain)
F. Selfmates in 3 to 5 moves – Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
G. Fairies (help-selfmates in 3 to 5 moves) – Judge: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania)
H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Hans Gruber (Germany)
In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
The theme is free in all sections. In the fairies section (help-selfmates in 3 to 5) fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed. 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 Alexander Bulavka (Belarus).
Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by email only to the director’s address: email@example.com
Participants should mention their postal address in the email.
The closing date is February 1st, 2018.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by February 15th, 2018. All judges should prepare their awards by May 15th, 2018. The results will be published on the Internet by June 1st, 2018 and they will be announced final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.
In each section medals for 1st-3rd places, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates for the prizes signed by the President of the FIDE.
- D-Endgame studies
- H-Retros and Proofgames
226 entries by 164 participants from 32 countries submitted.
Among them: #2 – 41, #3 – 26, #n – 29, studies – 33, h# – 46, s# – 20, fairies – 24, retro – 17.