The 10th ECSC took place at Igalo, Montenegro in 16.-18.05.2014.
All the solving events were organised, controlled and judged by the tireless Ryszard Królikowski. His efforts have been titanic and WFCC is really thankful. It is sad that Paul Valois, who had volunteered to help Ryszard in controlling and marking, passed away unexpectedly a few days before the event.
- ECSC: 15 teams and 63 solvers. The three top teams: Poland, Russia, Serbia. The three top solvers: Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Georgy Evseev (Russia), Marko Filipović (Croatia).
- Open Solving tournament: 60 participants. The three top solvers: Jonathan Mestel (Great Britain), Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Piotr Górski (Poland).
- Quick Solving: 35 participants. The three top solvers: Jonathan Mestel (Great Britain), Vasyl Dyachuk (Ukraine), Jorma Paavilainen (Finland).
See the detailed results, problems and solutions of the tournaments. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants!
Please be informed that the rough schedule for the conference in Berne has been replaced by a more detailed schedule over the last weekend on the website of the 57th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 38th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).
We are very glad that the judging panel and the director of the 2010-12 Album Moremovers section concluded their work in a record time of 11 months. Many thanks to them for the precious time and great effort they have spent!
See FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012 – Results in section C – Moremovers published!
Solvers’ ratings as of April 1st 2014 are published!
Tournaments included: 1. Greek solving cup; 10. ISC; 6.WC Moscow; ICH of Great Britain Eton. The three top solvers are the same, but Georgy Evseev is on the first place this time: Georgy Evseev, Piotr Murdzia and John Nunn!
The Schweizerische Vereinigung der Kunstschachfreunde and the Organizing Committee “OK WCCC 2014″, has the honor to invite all delegates of the WFCC, national teams, individual chess solvers and composers and all those interested in problem chess, to attend the
57th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and
38th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC)
Final results for the 10th International Solving Contest are published!
36 tournaments in 30 countries, 488 solvers from 34 countries.
Category 1 (290 solvers): 1) Piotr Murdzia (POL), 2)-3) Marko Filipovic (CRO), 2)-3) Kacper Piorun (POL)
Category 2 (198 solvers): 1) Jeyhun Huseynzada (AZE), 2) Arie Kozer (ISR), 3) Chris Maes (BEL)
Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2
(02.03.2014) The uploaded file – The Supplementary Results of the 9th World Chess Composition Tournament 2012-13 - has been updated once more: the diagram of F42 (45th-50th Place) was not the correct one. (H.F.)
The Corporation for Sportive Tourism in Montenegro and the Montenegro Chess Federation have the pleasure to invite all chess solvers and chess composition friends to attend the 10th European Chess Solving Championship in Igalo, Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
The director of the championship and of the open tournament will be Ryszard Królikowski (FIDE Solving Judge).
“The Study of the Year“ award is organized by the WFCC and aims at introducing to the general public a single friendly endgame study that would hopefully appeal to chess players of various levels and encourage them to pay a deeper attention to the art of the endgame study on a more regular basis.
An international panel of world famous experts (David Gurgenidze, Oleg Pervakov, Gady Costeff, Ilham Aliev and Harold van der Heijden) examined the candidates and announced The Study of the Year 2012 at the end of 2013.
Harry Fougiaxis, Director of the 9th WCCT, presents The Supplementary Results of the 9th World Chess Composition Tournament 2012-13: Compositions ranked lower than the 20th place.
This is the document containing the compositions that were ranked lower than the 20th place in the 9th World Chess Composition Tournament (WCCT) of the WFCC. They are displayed in diagrams with full solutions and any comments sent in by the countries.
(18.02.2014) A correction is added to the document uploaded as “The diagram and solution of G56 were an unfortunate copy-paste mistake of G13.” (H.F.)