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)
Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Problems cat.3 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2 | Solutions cat.3 | Invitation
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)
The preliminary results in section B-Threemovers of the 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2015 are published!
B-Threemovers (PDF, 271KB) can be found under the Announcement, on the 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2015 page. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!
The Study of the Year 2013 has been selected! The marvelous study of Pavel Arestov can be downloaded from www.arves.org/PDF-Awards/The%20Study%20of%20the%20Year%202013%20-%20study.pdf
You may click on the diagram at the left to view the study and play through the solution.
The report, all studies submitted and the scores of the judges can be found at:
Harold van der Heijden
Spokesman of the endgame study committee of the WFCC
Dear delegates, deputies and individual members, solvers. The official announcement and agenda of the 58th World Congress of Chess Composition & the 39th World Chess Solving Championship in Ostroda, Poland, 1-8.08.2015 will be published at the end of February.
In case of any questions concerning the Congress and WCSC in Ostroda use the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
− Piotr Murdzia, Aleksander Miśta
The Minutes (pdf 695 kb) of the WFCC 57th Ordinary Meeting (World Congress) Berne, Switzerland, 23rd-30th August 2014, including Annex (pdf 94 kb) are published under Meetings→Bern (57th WCCC).
The results of section E2 (helpmates longer than 2 moves) are ready. We appreciate the hard work of the judging panel and the director, as this section always turns to be very popular (almost 1400 entries!) →Read more…
We are also very glad to inform the problemists worldwide that editing of the 2007-09 Album is proceeding very efficiently and we trust that the anthology will be ready for sale in the Ostróda congress in August.
Iasi County Chess Association, Romanian Chess Federation and World Federation of Chess Composition have the honour of inviting all chess problems solvers and chess composition friends, to participate in the 11th European Chess Solving Championship organized in Iasi, Romania, from 01 May (Arrival) to 04 May (Departure) 2015.
Tournament Director: Eng. Dr. Vasile Manole, President of Iasi County Chess Association, Iasi, Romania.
Dear WFCC delegates, dear ISC 2015 controllers,
Here is the list of applications (registered countries and names of local controllers) received for ISC 2015.
Azerbaijan: Ilham Aliev
Belarus: Tony Stavski
Brazil: Leonardo Mano
Croatia: Branko Koludrović, Dejan Glišić
Czech republic: Pavel Kameník
Denmark: Bjørn Enemark
Finland: Neal Turner
Georgia: David Gurgenidze
Germany: Axel Steinbrink
Great Britain: Brian Stephenson, John Rice
Greece: Ioannis Garoufalidis, Tasos Alexandrou
India: Sailesh Chandra Akkaraju, Seetharaman Kalyan
Israel: Evgeni Bourd
Japan: Tadashi Wakashima
Lithuania: Borisas Gelpernas
Moldova: Serghei Carp
Netherlands: Peter Bakker
Poland: Paweł Stawarz, Wojciech Somerski
Romania: Valeriu Petrovici
Russia: Aleksandr Azushin, Andrey Petrov, Oleg Efrosinin
Serbia: Marjan Kovačević
Slovakia: Bohumil Moravčík, Jozef Holubec
Slovenia: Janko Furman
Spain: Imanol Zurutuza
Switzerland: Franziska Iseli
Ukraine: Mykola Griva
Please inform us if you notice that any application is missing and should be added. Thank you.
We wish you all Happy New Year.
ISC 2015 central controllers
Solvers’ ratings as of January 1st 2015 are published!
4 tournaments included: 7.Cup Albino Minsk; OPEN XIII.GP Warsaw; XIII.GP Warsaw; 25.Hank Hagedoorn Memorial.
Three top solvers are: Georgy Evseev, Piotr Murdzia and Kacper Piorun!