10th WCCT: Announcement

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Another important milestone achieved! The WCCT-10 announcement is ready!

The WCCT committee had been very busy in the past months with the selection of themes and judging countries of the 10th World Chess Composition Tournament. We invite the problemists worldwide to download the announcement which includes the rules, the time schedule and the theme definitions. As Georgy Evseev, the Spokesman of the committee and director of the tournament, points out the 10th WCCT will be the first tournament that is started without Uri Avner, who was the driving force behind several of the recent WCCTs. We hope that the themes presented in the announcement will provide the necessary inspiration for the final result to be marvelous and to reflect the best our art can achieve. We also hope that this will be a good way to pay our last respect to Uri Avner.

FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012 – Results in section D

fide-album-photoThe results of the 2010-12 Album Endgame studies section are ready.

Our warmest thanks to the director and judges for their hard work!

At the moment we are checking the results of the selfmates section, which will be published within this week. In parallel, the editorial team continues working fiercely for the 2007-09 album: indexing has finished in all sections and proof-reading has started.

Invitation to Ostróda: 58th WCCC & 39th WCSC

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Polish Chess Composing and Solving Society and the Organizing Committee of WCCC 2015, has the honor to invite all delegates of the WFCC, national teams, individual chess solvers and composers together with all those interested in chess problems, to attend the 58th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 39th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Piotr Murdzia - Aleksander Miśta - Grzegorz Miśta

Download invitation as PDF | Official website: www.wccc2015.com

11th International Solving Contest: Results

Final results for the 11th International Solving Contest are published!

32 tournaments in 26 countries, 503 solvers from 30 countries.

Category 1 (239 solvers): 1) Piotr Murdzia (POL), 2) Bojan Vučković (SRB), 3) Kacper Piorun (POL)

Category 2 (100 solvers): 1) Zoran Ocokoljić (SRB), 2) Go Umayabara (JPN), 3) Arjen Kouwenhoven (NED)

Category 3 (164 solvers): 1) Nikoloz Kacharava (GEO), 2) Danila Moiseev (RUS), 3) Ilija Serafimović (SRB)

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Our warm thanks to Ivan Denkovski for conducting flawlessly this year’s ISC too, under very unfortunate circumstances as his father Gligor Denkovski had passed away 10 days before the date of the contest.
Gligor was a national master of chess composition, specialized in retros and proofgames. Together with his son Ivan, Gligor was the director of ISC 2014 and 2015, as well as regular director of Open Solving Championships of Serbia in recent years. Above all, Gligor was one of the kindest and friendliest persons in our community: modest, positive, reliable; always willing to help and join the company. (by Marjan Kovačević, MatPlus.net)