vineri, 3 martie 2017

"Jozef Taraba - 70" Memorial Tourney - 2017

Direct twomovers.
Theme: Taraba´s line combinations.
Judge: Karol Mlynka.
Director: Ján Golha, Lúky 1231/89, 952 01 Vráble, Slovakia, e-mail:
Deadline: November 26th, 2017.
 Taraba´s line combinations: The tries are refuted because a white unit has given up its
ambush position required for a compensatory line opening.
Examples from Udo Degener´s Albrecht collection:

"Mircea Pavlov - 80" Jubilee Tourney - 2017

The Romanian magazine "Șah" is organizing the free theme endgame contest "JT Mircea Pavlov 80", dedicated to its editor-in-chief, well-known player (IM) and honored trainer. The entries have to be sent at the Tournament Director Dinu-Ioan Nicula, e-mail: Deadline: 1st of June 2017. Judge: GM John Nunn (Great Britain). Prizes in chess literature.

marți, 24 ianuarie 2017

Mečislovas Rimkus – 75 2017


   The Lithuanian Chess Composers` Society announces a jubilee tourney Mečislovas Rimkus – 75. There are sections: #2, #3, #n, h#2, h#3, h#n. If there were a lot of miniatures – they will compete in another sections. The theme is free. Entries with diagrams must be sent by 1st of July, 2017, to Mečislovas RIMKUS, Pušyno g. 1-2, LT-71215 Kriūkai, Šakių rj., Lithuania or by   Write your post address.  The judge will be Mečislovas Rimkus. Prizes: Lithuanian books of chess composition. Every participant will receive a book by M. Rimkus. The award will be announced in Lithuanian site: on 24thof December, 2017 (birth day) and printed in „Šachmatija” N.4/2017.

duminică, 22 ianuarie 2017

Gligor Denkovski 70 - MT 2016

To commemorate the 70th birthday of Gligor Denkovski (20 August 1946 – 15 January 2015), a formal composing tourney is announced in three sections.
Section A: Orthodox proof games, showing a combination of at least one typical retro theme and at least one theme or motif traditionally seen in other problem genres. See examples. 
Judge: Kostas Prentos
Section B: Orthodox helpmate threemovers (h#2.5–3) with free theme.
Judge: Nikola Predrag
Section C: Orthodox selfmates (s#2–n) with free theme.
Judge: Miodrag Mladenovic
Closing date for all sections is 31 March 2017.
Entries should be sent to Ivan Denkovski, email:
The awards will be published in a special publication, which will be sent to all participants.
Prizes (books) are provided for the best entries.

joi, 19 ianuarie 2017

“Day of Chess” 2017

   The editors of the magazine Chorno-Bili Stezhyny (“The Black-and-White Paths”) announce a composing tourney for two-move and three-move miniatures “Day of Chess.” Originals are to be sent before 30.04.2017 to the email address of the tourney judge Mykola Cherniavsky:
   Free theme.

vineri, 6 ianuarie 2017

Marcel Tancau Memorial Tourney 2017 #2 & h#2

   Formal  composing tourney in two sections: a) free theme for section directmate #2 and b) form HotF for section helpmate h#2  (HotF = Helpmate of the Future, the composition has only (one or more) pairs of closely related variations).  Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.  Judge: Emmanuel Manolas.  Closing date:December  25, 2017 Entries to Dan-Constantin Gurgui  via e-mail:    All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.    Award will be published on the “e4 e5” magazine.   All participants will receive the award by e-mail.  Maximum number of entries per compose: 5

joi, 5 ianuarie 2017

Gara ASIGC 2017 per #2 & H#2

       (ASIGC) - Associazione Scacchistica Italiana Giocatori per Corrispondenza
12° Gara ASIGC 2017 per Diretti #2 – Giudice Marco Guida
14° Gara ASIGC 2017 per Aiutomatti H#2 – Giudice Int. Antonio Garofalo.
       I problemi inediti a tema libero, vengono pubblicati mensilmente, con la soluzione, nella Rubrica Problemi della Newsletter ASIGC curata da Vito Rallo. Tutti i partecipanti riceveranno via email la rubrica mensile e il verdetto finale, che possono anche liberamente scaricare dal sito ASIGC all’indirizzo:  Non viene, pertanto, inviata alcuna copia cartacea agli autori. Per entrambe le gare Inviare gli inediti, solo via email, al redattore entro il 30.10.2017 all’indirizzo: