WCCC Open Solving 2022 | 14th and last tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022: Participants: 94 | Winner: Danila Pavlov (FID) ahead of Eddy Van Beers (BEL) and Ofer Comay (ISR) 2nd GM norm of Aleksey Popov (FID), 1st FM and IM norms of Nikita Ushakov (FID) and Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU) Average rating of top ten solvers: 2569.59 | WSC category: 2 Final standing Top 5: 1. Danila Pavlov (FID) 96 points (+41), 2. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 71 points (+36), 3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 58 points, 4. Nikos Sidiropoulos (LTU) 49 points (+23), 5. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points. More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.
Belgian Solving Championship 2022 | 13th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022: Participants: 12 | Winner: Dmitrijus Chocenka (LTU) ahead of Eddy Van Beers (BEL – Belgian Champion) and Peter van den Heuvel (NED) Average rating of top ten solvers: 2317.10 | WSC category: 7 Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 58 points, 2. Danila Pavlov (FID) 55 points, 3. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points, 4. Dmitrijus Chocenka (LTU) 37 points (+19), 5. Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 35 points (+16). More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.
The International Solving Contest next year will take place on Sunday 29.01.2023. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries.
There will be three categories: one for experienced solvers. The second category is intended for weaker, inexperienced solvers. This second category is not open for solvers with a rating (or half-rating or non-active-rating) of more than 2000. The third category is intended for youngsters born after 31.12.2009.
37th Open Swiss Solving Championship 2022 | 1st tournament of World Solving Cup 2022/2023: Participants: 16 | Winner: Martynas Limontas (LTU) ahead of Arno Zude (GER) and junior Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU) Swiss championship: Roland Baier ahead of Roland Ott and Klaus Köchli Average rating of top ten solvers: 2338.56 | WSC category: 7 Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 19, 2. Arno Zude (GER) 16 points, 3. Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU) 13 points, 4. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 10 points, 5. Marek Kolčák (SVK) 8 points. More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2022/23.
As the Congress gets closer, the WCCC2022 website is getting more and more crowded with new posts. Starting from the latest news, the deadlines for registration and visa documents were extended till 10th October, the money prizes for 11 different competitions were presented, the Schedule was updated, and three composing tourneys were announced: official Internet T. and two unofficial tourneys. Besides, you can find the registered Lectures, and more details about Safari and Blitz tourney, too.
31st Kedainiai Cup 2022 | 12th tournament of World Solving Cup 2021/2022: Participants: 10 | Winner: Martynas Limontas (LTU – now leader of the WSC!) ahead of junior Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU) and Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) Average rating of top ten solvers: 2074.54 | WSC category: 12 Top 5 World Solving Cup: 1. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 58 points (+6), 2. Danila Pavlov (FID) 55 points, 3. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 46 points, 4. David Hodge (GBR) 33 points, 5. Boris Tummes (GER) 32 points. More details are published in Competitions→Solving→World Solving Cup (WSC)→2021/22.
“Congratulations to all for completing the 10th FIDE World Cup in the planned time frame! Congratulations to all winners and prize-winners! I wish new creative successes to all the participants! And, especially thanks to the director and the judges for their work!”
Solvers’ ratings as of October 1st 2022 produced by the Solving Tournament Manager are published on the WFCC Solving Portal. Only 3 tournaments of the 3rd quarter 2022 are included: 1st Solving Tournament of Martynas Limontas 2022, 30th Czech Chess Solving Championship 2022, 20th Greek Chess Solving Championship 2022. The ranking of the top ten solvers almost remain the same with the exception of Silvio Baier who now belongs to the non active solvers. The largest three gains have been achieved by Martynas Limontas (LTU / +43.29), ahead of junior solver Kevinas Kuznecovas (LTU / +30.72) and women solver Laura Rogule (LAT / +29.07).
The 11th World Chess Composition Tournament (WCCT) of the WFCC is completed. In total 33 countries participated in the tournament with 550 compositions in eight sections. The tournament was announced in May 2020 and the closing date for the submission of entries was July 1st, 2021. One document with clarifications and one with claims and replies were circulated to the participating countries. In March 2022 WFCC decided to exclude the teams of Russia and Belarus from the tournament in response to the hostilities in Ukraine and the Official Statements of FIDE Executive Council. The closing date for the judgments was extended to August 1st, 2022 and they were all received on time. The winner of the 11th WCCT is Slovakia, ahead of Ukraine and Germany. All 33 participating countries received points. At the moment you may download the score tables only (overall and of each section). The full booklet with diagrams, solutions and comments will be available by mid of October.
Update (a few hours later!): Thanks to those who pointed out that there are a few mistakes in the overall scores table. In the totals of some countries the formula was not correct. Apologies for the oversight. Please download the correct file again.