57th World Congress of Chess Composition
August, 23-30, 2014
27 member countries were present. Morocco was welcomed as the 41st member country.
WCCT: Georgy Evseev will be the director of the 10th WCCT. Countries are urged to submit their theme-proposals and inform about the sections they are willing to judge by 15 October 2014. It is hoped that the countries will submit sufficient feedback, so that the WCCT can be announced within January 2015.
Changes in the rules were decided as follows:
In calculating the score of the entries of judging countries in the section(s) that the countries are judging, the highest and lowest marks will be discarded and the score will be 1.5 times the sum of the two middle marks.
The scale of marks remains 0 to 4 but the judging countries can give marks in steps of 0.2 points (i.e. 0, 0.2, 0.4, …, 3.6, 3.8, 4.0).
FIDE Album: Theme indexers are expected to finish their work by the end of the year and the 2007-09 album is scheduled to be printed before the 2015 congress. Judging in the 2010-12 album is proceeding as planned.
Solving: Changes in the rules of gaining norms and titles were decided as follows:
Norms for the titles International Solving Grandmaster of the FIDE (GM), International Solving Master of the FIDE (IM), FIDE Solving Master (FM) can be gained in a tournament if at least 5 solvers with current rating of 2550 / 2450 / 2350 respectively participate in it.
A solver obtains a GM / IM / FM norm when he/she achieves a performance rating of at least 2650 / 2550 / 2450. The solver must be placed within the number of solvers with the qualifying rating of 2550 / 2450 / 2350 (i.e. at least sixth place when there are 6 solvers with the qualifying rating of 2550 / 2450 / 2350).
GM title: A solver must gain a norm 3 times (at least once in the WCSC or ECSC) and achieve a rating of 2550. IM title: A solver must gain a norm twice and achieve a rating of 2450. FM title: A solver must gain a norm twice and achieve a rating of 2350.
Studies: The selection of the study of the year 2013 will be done as in previous years. Further details will be published on the site http://akobiachess.gol.ge
New spokesmen from 2015 onwards: Georgy Evseev (WCCT committee), Dmitry Turevsky (computer matters), Marco Bonavoglia (Qualifications)
The presidium for the years 2015-2018 will be: Harry Fougiaxis (President), Hannu Harkola (1st Vice-President), Georgy Evseev (2nd Vice-President), Thomas Maeder (3rd Vice-President). Thomas Maeder was appointed as Treasurer and Günter Büsing as Secretary.
Evgeny Reitsen, the former Ukrainian delegate, was nominated Honorary Member of the WFCC.
International Master of the FIDE for Chess Compositions: Evgeni Bourd (ISR), Arieh Grinblat (ISR), Valery Kopyl (UKR), Christian Poisson (FRA), Aleksandr Sygurov (RUS), Viktor Volchek (BLR)
FIDE Master for Chess Compositions: Nikolaï Belukhov (BUL), Uwe Karbowiak (GER), Ferhat Karmil (TUR), Rupert Munz (GER), Felix Rossomakho (RUS)
International Solving Grandmaster of the FIDE: Martynas Limontas (LTU), Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS)
International Solving Master of the FIDE: Araz Almammadov (AZE), Aleksandr Feoktistov (RUS), Evgeny Fomichyov (RUS), Ramil Javadov (AZE), Michael McDowell (GBR), Dmitry Pletnyov (RUS), Vidmantas Satkus (LTU), Klemen Šivic (SLO), Hans Uitenbroek (NED), Alain Villeneuve (FRA)
FIDE Solving Master: Vasil Dyachuk (UKR), Mikheil Gabeskiria (GEO), Misratdin Iskandarov (AZE), Nikos Mendrinos (GRE), Dinu-Ioan Nicula (ROU)
International Judge of the FIDE for Chess Compositions: Valery Gurov (RUS, helpmates), Siegfried Hornecker (GER, studies), Thierry le Gleuher (FRA, retros), Viktor Volchek (BLR, threemovers and moremovers)
11th International Solving Contest (ISC) on 25.1.2015, directors Gligor and Ivan Denkovski. A new category for youths up to (incl.) 12 years old will be introduced with 6 rather easy orthodox problems (two #2, two #3, one moremover and one study) to be solved in a single round of two hours.
11th European Chess Solving Championship (ECSC) in Iasi, Romania 1-3 May 2015
58th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 39th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC) in Ostróda, Poland 1-8 August 2015