miercuri, 20 septembrie 2017

TT of the "Seven chess notes" magazine 2018

The magazine "Seven chess notes" announces a thematic composing tourney for miniatures.
Stipulation: exactly h#3 or h#4.
Theme: key and mating moves are executed by different pieces on the same square. At least two solutions are required.
Judge: Valery Barsukov
Send entries to the editor of "SCN" Valery Ivanov - iva.53@mail.ru
Closing date: June 1, 2018

20 TT “PROBLEMIST UKRAJINY” 2017

20 TT “Problemist Ukrajiny” (The Problemist of Ukraine) – 2017
«Problemist of Ukraine» announces a tourney in three sections for miniatures presenting the below themes.
Original problems are to be sent before 10.11.2017, to Mykola Chernyavskyy:  mt41251@gmail.com
In each of the sections, the winner will then propose a theme for the next tourney and judge it.
Please abide by this requirement. Results will be published in the journal "Problemist
Ukrajiny” and at WEB-site grandmaster V. Kopyl: http://www.chess-kopyl.com.ua/.
We will also be thankful for sending us published problems presenting the themes.
We wish you success in your creative work!

sâmbătă, 16 septembrie 2017

6th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2018 (Closing date: 1.2.2018)


The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 6th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2018 in eight sections.
The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.
A. Twomovers – Judge: Paz Einat (Israel)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia)
C. Moremovers in 4 to 15 moves – Judge: Mark Erenburg (Israel)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Harold van der Heijden (Netherlands)
E. Helpmates in 3 moves – Judge: Christopher Jones (Great Britain)
F. Selfmates in 3 to 5 moves – Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
G. Fairies (help-selfmates in 3 to 5 moves) – Judge: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania)
H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Hans Gruber (Germany)
In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
The theme is free in all sections. In the fairies section (help-selfmates in 3 to 5) fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed. Only computer-tested problems by one of the Alybadix, Popeye or WinChloe programs are allowed; the participants should state with which software they tested their composition.
The director of the tournament is Alexander Bulavka (Belarus).
Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by email only to the director’s address: tischka@tut.by
Participants should mention their postal address in the email.
The closing date is February 1st, 2018.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by February 15th, 2018. All judges should prepare their awards by May 15th, 2018. The results will be published on the Internet by June 1st, 2018 and they will be announced final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.
In each section medals for 1st-3rd places, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates for the prizes signed by the President of the FIDE.

vineri, 8 septembrie 2017

"e4 e5" Composing Tourneys 2018

The "e4 e5" magazine announces the following  two international composing  tourneys  in  2018:

     A.  Arthur Willmott Memorial Tourney 2017  Fairies
H#2 – informal tourney, free theme, only the Princess fairy pieces are allowed.
Zero-positions and other  fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed.
Judge: Anatoly Karamanits (Ukraine). Unlimited entries.
Closing date: June 30, 2018.
     B.   ”Gheorghe Nicolaescu - 65” Jubilee  Tourney  2018 
Endgame  studies – informal tourney, free theme.
Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russian Federation).   Send your compositions
before December 25, 2018  to  www_chessplayer_ro@yahoo.com.
The compositions will be published in the "e4 e5" magazine.
Maximum number of entries per composer: 5.
Please reprint!

sâmbătă, 2 septembrie 2017

"György Bakcsi - 85" Jubilee Tourney 2018


On the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the birth of the International chess-problem composer
Grandmaster György BAKCSI a tourney will be held in the following classes:
I.: Helpmates in 4-6 moves.  Theme: Only two solutions allowed, in one black castles,  in the other one no.
 Judge: János CSÁK.
II.: Helpmates in 4-6 moves. Free theme.
Judge: József PÁSZTOR
Computer-controlled entries, with diagram, full solution and name(s) and address(es) of author(s),
should be sent to the organizer: Béla MAJOROS   majoroschess@gmail.com .
Deadline for entries:  April 6, 2018. 

joi, 24 august 2017

"Problemist of Ukraine" 2017


#2: Василь Марковцій, вул. Комарова 58, Ільниця, Закарпатська обл., 90130, Україна E-mail: vasyl.markovcij@seznam.cz Суддя 2017: Микола Чернявський, Україна
#3: Василь Крижанівський , вул. Павлова, 7, Червона Слобода, Черкаська обл., 19604, Україна E-mail: krizha.vasil@mail.ru Суддя 2017: Валерий Шавырин, Росія
#n: Михайло Марандюк, вул. Героїв Майдану, 25, кв.23, Новоселиця, Чернівецька обл., 60300, Україна E-mail: marandyuk49@mail.ru Суддя 2017: Анатолій Караманіц, Україна
+/-: Эдуард Эйлазян, ул. П.Поповича д.33а, кв. 105, г. Донецк, 83056, Україна E-mail: edeilstudy@mail.ru Суддя 2017-2018: Сергей Осинцев, Росія
 H#: Олександр Дашковський, бул.Шевченко, 396/29, кв.8, Черкаси, 18005, Україна E-mail: dash14@ukr.net Суддя 2017: Виталий Мединцев, Росія
S#: Іван Сорока, вул.Кошиця, 4, кв.141, Львів, 79058, Україна E-mail: i_soroka@yahoo.com Суддя 2017: Диян Костадинов , Болгарія
Fairy: Анатолій Караманіц, пр. Героїв, 32, кв.72, Дніпро, 49106, Україна E-mail: anat.karamanits@gmail.com Суддя 2017: Дмитрий Туревский, Росія

joi, 10 august 2017

3rd Tourney FRME 2017

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 3rd Composing Tourney in four sections:
- Twomovers (#2) Judge: Valerio Agoustini (Italy)
Send your twomovers to Younes Benjelloun, N6 rue 9 hay salam ainkadous fes   ubenjelloun@outlook.fr
- Threemovers (#3) Judge: Aleksandr Sygurov (Russia)                                                               
- Moremovers (#N) Judge: Valery Kirillov (Russia)                                                                           
Send your threemovers and/or moremovers to Vidadi Zamanov, Vidadi Street, 4/6, Goychay AZ 2300, Azerbaijan. vidadi_zamanov@mail.ru
- Helpmates in two (h#2) Judge: Vasil Krizhanivskyi (Ukraine)
Send your h#2 problems to Jamal M Elbaz, Résidence Alhanae villa n°7 Guich Loudaya 10160 Temara Morocco. jamalelbaz6@gmail.com
The deadline for receiving problems is September 30, 2017