Solving

SOLVING COMPETITIONS

Guidelines for solving tournaments (announced 09.01.2020): English | Russian

World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC)


European Chess Solving Championship (ECSC)

Current Rules

Results (show/hide)


International Solving Contest (ISC)

Current Rules

Results (show/hide)

World Solving Cup (WSC)

Current Rules (effective since August 2019)

2015/16 | 2016/17 | 2017/18 | 2018/19 | 2019/20 | 2020/21 (cancelled) | 2021/22

Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments

Rated solving tournaments which are not provided by WFCC and are not part of the WSC.
Other rated/remarkable solving tournaments 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022


Solving Tournaments Problem Database (STPDB)

A database with problems of national and international chess solving tournaments since 1977 created by Luc Palmans. The database will be updated periodically.

Solving Norms

List of all pending solving norms for GM, IM and FM titles, created by the Solving Tournament Manager software.


Solvers’ rating

The rating is a numerical value which a solver gains by solving in two approved tournaments. It can be gained at the tournaments which fulfil definite criteria. The rating list is published four times a year.

Current Rules

Rating lists

The new look of Ratings pages effective since 11th May, 2021. By default the page shows the latest period, with the search option for previous lists.
The link (URL) to any rating list looks like: https://www.wfcc.ch/competitions/solving/solvers-ratings/?per=[quarter], where [quarter] is YYQN, like 21Q1 = 2021 quarter 1; 20Q4 = 2020 quarter 4; etc.

Quick links to the recent rating lists:  01.07.2021 | 01.04.2021 | 01.01.2021 | 01.10.2020


2010-1.4.2013 – wide tables in full-screen mode:

1.1.2010 | 1.4.2010 | 1.7.2010 | 1.10.2010 | 1.1.2011 | 1.4.2011 | 1.7.2011 | 1.10.2011 | 1.1.2012 | 1.4.2012 | 1.7.2012 | 1.10.2012 | 1.1.2013 | 1.4.2013


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