11th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2022

11th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2023

Preliminary Results

Final results

A-Twomovers | B-Threemovers | C-Moremovers | D-Endgame studies | E-Helpmates |
F-Selfmates | G-Fairies | H-Retros and Proofgames 

on holding the Eleventh FIDE World Cup in Composing 2023

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
A.V. Dvorkovich
March, 2023


The Eleventh FIDE World Cup in Composing is held with the aim to:

– develop and promote chess;

– develop and promote chess composition as a constituent of chess culture;

– expand the geography of participants;

– decide the winners.


The organizers are the International Chess Federation (www.fide.com), with the participation of the World Federation for Chess Composition (www.wfcc.ch).

The holding of the tournament is the direct responsibility of the Director and the Panel of Judges:

The Director of the tournament is Aleksey Oganesjan (FIDE).

     A. Twomovers – Judge: Gerard Doukhan (France)

     B. Threemovers – Judge: Jean-Marc Loustau (France)

     C. Moremovers – Judge: Ralf Krätschmer (Germany)

     D. Endgame studies – Judge:Branislav Djurašević (Serbia)

     E. Helpmates – Judge: János Csák (Hungary)

     F. Selfmates – Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (North Macedonia)

     G. Fairies – Judge: Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia)

     H. Retros (Proofgames) – Judge: Thomas Brand (Germany)


The tournament will be conducted from April 1 to October 1, 2023.

The closing date for submitting the entries is June 15, 2023.

The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by July 1, 2023. All judges are to submit their awards by August 1, 2023.


Anyone wishing to take part in the tournament can do so.


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 (G), there is no restriction on stipulations, conditions, the use of fairy pieces, or the number of moves.

In the retro section, only orthodox Proof Games (based on standard rules of chess, i. e. no fairy PGs!) will be accepted this time.

In the moremovers section (C), selfmate section (F) and fairies section (G), only computer-tested problems (using Alybadix, Popeye, WinChloe, or Gustav) are allowed; the participants should specify the version of the program they used to test their entry.

In the studies section (D), it is very desirable to send PGN instead of or in addition to doc/pdf.

Entries must be sent on diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the Director’s address: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com

Participants should mention their postal address in the email.


After receiving the entries in anonymous form from the Director, the judges consider the submitted compositions, determine their originality, difficulty, esthetic appeal, search for possible anticipations, and decide their ranking in the tournament. In each section, compositions in first, second, and third places must be determined, as well as entries receiving honorary mentions and commendations. It is also possible to specify prize-winning compositions (no more than three per section). After ranking the entries, the judges are to send, within the preset period, their award, with the indication of numbers of the compositions in the award and related comments, to the Director of the tournament. After receiving the awards from the judges, the Director is to provide the preliminary results without the authors’ names for publication on the websites of FIDE and WFCC before August 15, 2023. During two weeks after the publication of the preliminary results, claims of unsoundness and anticipations – but no other – can be sent to the Director, who will accumulate and forward them to the judges. The Director shall have the right to dismiss any claims that in his opinion are unrelated to unsoundness or anticipations.

After receiving the claims, the judges will take the final decision on the results of the World Cup and send the final award to the Director.


The final results of this competition will be published on the FIDE and WFCC websites no later than September 1, 2023.


In each section, the Cup winner will be entitled to a money prize of 500 Euro, a Cup, a medal, and a certificate. Composers in 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded medals and respective certificates. The prizes and other distinctions are to be presented to the laureates at the closing ceremony of the World Chess Composition Congress 2023 in Batumi (Georgia).


These Regulations shall constitute an official invitation to the tournament.

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