vineri, 3 noiembrie 2017

4th Composing Tourney of FRME - 2018

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 4th Composing Tourney in four 6 sections:
Twomovers (#2) Judge: Mark Basisty (Ukraine)
Send to tournament director: Twomovers to Youness Ben Jelloun №6 Rue 9 hay salam ain kadous Ville FES Postale code 30000 Marocco
Threemovers (#3) Judge: Elmar Abdullayev ( Azerbaijan) 
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Oto Mihalčo (Slovakia)
Studies (+;=) Judge: Mario Guido García (Argentina)
Selfmates (S#) Judge: Miodrag Mladenovic (Serbia) 

Send to tournament director: Threemovers, Moremovers, Studies and Selfmates to Vidadi Zamanov, Vidadi Street, 4/6, Goychay, Azerbaijan.
Helpmates (h#2) Judge: Francesco Simoni (Italy)
Helpmates (H#3 and H#N) Judge: Valery Kirillov (Russia)
Send to tournament director: H#2, H#3 and H#N to Jamal M Elbaz, Résidence Imane, Bloc B immeuble D appt 13. Avenue Tarik ibno Ziad Temara Morocco.
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.
Send problems and studies in format PDF.
Closing date: 30. 09. 2018. The award – 2018

sâmbătă, 28 octombrie 2017

International anonymous chess composing jubilee tournament Czechoslovakia 100

Sections: a) Mate in 2 moves b) Helpmate in 2 moves c) Symbolic composition without any limitation of stipulation and conditions, which in any way evokes the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic → seePDF announcement
Closing date: 30.06.2018 | Announcement of results: 28. 10. 2018 – 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.

marți, 3 octombrie 2017

The Viceking

The A.P.I. organizes a formal thematic tourney in 2-4 moves with the piece called Viceking (see above the description). Originals can be of any type (direct, helpmate, selfmate, helpselfmate, series etc. Are not allowed other types of fairy conditions and pieces). No zeropositions.
Director of tourney: Valerio AGOSTINI    [] 
Judge: Antonio GAROFALO
Deadline: 31.12.2017
Originals must be sent within deadline to Director only by e-mail. The problems awarded will be published on Sinfonie Scacchistiche, which will be sent to every participant.

              The Viceking 
The Viceking is a piece of fairy chess, born from the ashes of a Pawn promoted in the square “e8” if White or in the square “e1” if Black. It is a consequence of the most general rule of the Viceking’s chess: the Pawn must obligatorily be promoted in the piece that occupied such square to the beginning of the game. Then, independently from the run completed by the Pawn (linear, diagonal or zig-zag,) if a White Pawn reaches the square “a8” can become only a Rook; if reaches the square “b8” can become only a Kinght, etc. Then, if reaches the square “e8” can become only a Viceking; the same happens to the Black in first rank, of course. The new piece Viceking has the same movements of the King, except the castle. It doesn’t obligatorily have to defend or to be defended by a threat of capture (can be left in taking). If captured the game is not ended but can to continue. The Viceking can give the checkmate to adversary King. The grafic representation is a King without crown, like a figurines of White/Black Viceking above. The symbol of the Viceking is V in Italian, English, Spanish, French and German; B in Russian.

duminică, 1 octombrie 2017

"Gheorghe Ristea - 75" Anniversary Tourney 2017

  H#2  - informal tourney, the theme of the tourney is presented in the example below, duplex is allowed,  fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed, unlimited entries per composer.  Judge: .....  Closing date:  June  30, 2018. Entries to Dan-Constantin Gurgui via e-mail:   Award will be published on the “e4 e5” magazine. All participants will receive the award by e-mail.  



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 -
Closing date: June 1, 2018


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:
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:
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:
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.