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Tournament Calender.

On this page a calender of all known Endgame study tournaments which are running with information:

Also a very good page to check tournament announcements is on UAPA: Informal Tournaments, Formal Tournaments.

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Jan Hendrik Timman – 65 JT

 

To celebrate the 65th birthday of the famous Dutch over-the-board GM ánd endgame study composer Jan Timman, two composing tourneys for endgame studies are announced:

 

1. Only for over the board title-holders (FIDE GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM, WFM)

Theme: free

Judges: Yochanan Afek & Hans Böhm

Tourney director: Harold van der Heijden

Prize fund: 1000 EUR

 

2. Open section

Theme: mate by the bishop (or struggle against mate by the bishop)

Judges: Jan Timman & Hans Böhm

Tourney director: Harold van der Heijden,

Prize fund: 1000 EUR

 

Send your originals before July 1st 2017 to the tourney director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. preferably in PGN-format.

In both sections there is a maximum of three studies per composer.

Co-authored studies are allowed (in the first section all authors must be title holders).

The final award will be ready on December 14th 2017, the 66th birthday of Jan Timman.

 

The prize money is made available by Böhm Communications BV www.hansbohm.com

In this way, Hans Böhm celebrates 50 years of close friendship with Jan Timman.

Friends: Jan Timman and Hans Böhm

 

More background information with pictures on Chessbase-News.

More about him on this website:

Timman, Jan

Timman 50 JT 2001

Timman 60 JT 2012

Timman lezing Max Euwe Centrum

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CQL to find examples for the Open section, Mate by a Bishop:

; Find all positions with mate by a Bishop.
;
(match
:pgn heijden.pgn
:output bishopmate.pgn
(position  :attackcount B k 1 5
  :mate :markall
  :flipcolor)) 

This CQL finds 2666 studies in the Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015)

Jurgen Stigter-64 JT

 

Jurgen Stigter-64 JT

Jurgen Stigter-64 Jubilee Tourney

To celebrate the special64th chessbirthday of Jurgen Stigter, the famous chess book collector and former president of ARVES, a composing tourney for endgame studies is announced. 

Theme: free

Maximum 2 entries per composer are allowed.

Closing date: August 13, 2017

The provisional award will be published in "EG" early 2018. 

Three money prizes in powers of 2, courtesy the jubilant, will be awarded: First prize:  512 Euros; Second Prize:  256 Euros; Third prize: 128 Euros and special prizes of 64 Euros. Honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded as well. 

Judge: Yochanan Afek

Tourney director: Luc Palmans 

Send your original entries only in a PGN format by e-mail to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  not later than August 13th 2017.

Please reprint!   

Polášek and Vlasák 60 JT

Polášek and Vlasák 60 JT

The Czech Chess Association and the Československý šach magazine announce an international EG study tournament.
Judges: Jaroslav Polášek and Emil Vlasák celebrating his 60th birthday.

Free theme, the judges are ready to grant special awards for development of themes and ideas.

Send originals (max 3 pieces per composer) till March 30th 2017 to the tournament director Emil Vlasák This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with CC to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Prize fund  10 000 Kč (about 400 EUR). 

You can find current info, list of incoming entries, comments and award on web page www.vlasak.biz/pv60.htm.  
The award will be also published in Československý šach magazine. 

Mircea Pavlov 80 JT

Mircea Pavlov 80 JT

The Romanian magazine SAH is organizing the free theme endgame contest “Mircea Pavlov 80 JT”,
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, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Deadline: 1st of June 2017.

Judge: GM John Nunn.

Prizes in chess literature.

e4-e5 10 years JT

 The "e4 e5" magazine announces the following  international composing tourneys in 2017:

”e4 e5” 10 years Jubilee Tourney 
Endgame studies – informal tourney, free theme Judge: Peter GYARMATI 
Send your compositions before December 25th 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The compositions will be published in the "e4 e5" magazine.

Maximum number of entries per composer: 5

5th FIDE World Cup 2017

5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project,

is organising the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2017 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.

D. Endgame studies – Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen (Denmark)

In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.

The theme is free in all sections.

 

The Director of the tournament is Boris Shorokhov.

Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the director’s address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Participants should mention their postal address in the e-mail.

The closing date is February 1st, 2017.

The director will send all compositions to the judges on standardised anonymous diagrams by February 15th, 2017.

All judges should prepare their awards by May 15th, 2017.

The results will be published on the Internet by June 1st, 2017 

and they will be declared final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.

In each section, medals for 1st – 3rd prizes (places), prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.

Certificates for the all prizes signed by the President of the FIDE Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

See also website: WFCC

 

Chess Informant-50 JT

 

Chess Informant-50  Jubilee Tourney

Chess Informant, the world famous International chess periodical (founded in Belgrade 1966), celebrates its 50th anniversary

by organizing an open composing tourney for endgame studies.

There is no set theme.

Judge is Yochanan Afek, the studies columnist of Chess Informant.

Prizes: The best products of Chess Informant ( http://www.chessinformant.org/download/)                        

Entries (not more than three per composer) should be sent (preferably in a PGN format!)

before September 1st 2016 to the tourney director, Gady Costeff, only by e-mail:   

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          Please add a full postal address to the mail.

The provisional award will be sent to all participants by the end of the year. 

 

2nd Ali Tebrizi Shatranji MT 2016

2nd Ali Tebrizi Shatranji (14th-15th century) MT, 2016
The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission organizes an International Tourney of
Composition for studies of the Ali Tebrizi Shatranji (14th-15th century chess player).
Theme: free. Judges:
Studies - Judge: Muradkhan Muradov (Gobustan, Azerbaijan).
Send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Studies please send PGN files.
Closing date: 31. 08. 2016. The award - 2016.

Halberstadt MT-50

ANNOUNCEMENT:   HALBERSTADT MT-50


To honour the memory of French composer Vitaly Halberstadt, who died in October 1967, a tourney study is organized by French magazine Phénix.

Section A : free theme. Win or draw studies with no more than 12 men in initial position.
Section B : twin studies.


Nota : For good twin studies, there are two main requirements :
- the single ‘discriminant’, (i.e. the small difference between A and B) should be a light change, creating a subtle change in solution of B. The ‘quality’ of the discriminant is an essential criterion for the quality of the study.
- a try in A must be a decisive move in B and vice versa (see example). Camil Seneca, in a series of articles written in Thèmes-64, about the theory of twins, called this ‘essai caractéristique’ (characteristical try). Unlike what happens with problems, the characteristical try is not necessarily the key-move,
it can happen after several moves after a parallel sequence of moves in the two lines A and B.
Judges : Jonathan Mestel (IGM) and Alain Pallier


Submit your original studies to the tourney director : Laurent Riguet : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at
the following address : Laurent RIGUET - 1, rue Jules Verne - 60560 Orry-la-Ville - FRANCE
Deadline : October 25th, 2016 (anniversary date of Vitaly Halberstadt’s death).
Provisional award will be published in the Phenix issue of October 2017.

A pdf file will be published on the website magazine (http://www.phenix-echecs.fr/).


Rewards : chess books and reviews

Magyar Sakkvilag 2017

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2017
You can send your entries (unlimited) to the e-mail address of the study columnist: Peter Gyarmati:E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please, send your original work in pgn format.

Deadline: 15th November 2017. –

Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russia)

Zadachy i Etiudy- 2017

Zadachy i Etiudy- 2017

Studies, no set theme.

Judge: Oleg Pervakov..

Send studies to Yakov Rossomakho
Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, 197136 Sankt Peterburg, Russia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date : 15 November 2017

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE 2017-2018

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE 2017-2018

Studies Informal tourney, free theme

Judge: Michael Roxlau (Germany)

Send your entries to the Director : Valerio Agostini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tournament in two section: Study Win (+) and Study Draw (-) 

Closing date 30-9-2018

Problemist of Ukraine 2017-18

Problemist of Ukraine 2017-18

Studies, no set theme –  Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russia) –  Entries should be sent to :   Eduard Eilazjan, Ukraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hillel Aloni JT 80

Hillel Aloni JT 80

The studies will be published as originals in the Israeli magazine Variantim during 2017.

First 3 prizes: 150, 100 and 50 Dollars.

Judge is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this tourney and the results will be published in 2018.

Ceskoslovensky Shach 2017

Ceskoslovensky Shach 2017

Studies, no set theme

Judge:  Vladislav Tarasiuk 

Entries should be sent to: Michal Hlinka, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 15. December  of the year 2017

Sachova Skladba 2017-18

Sachova Skladba 2017-18

Studies, no set theme –

Judge : Emil Vlasak –

Send studies to: Jiri Jelinek or Jaroslav Polasek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Magazine Phenix 2017 Ty

Tourney Magazine “Phenix” 2017

The French magazine “Phenix” is looking for original orthodox studies (theme free, entries will be published in the magazine) for its informal tourney for the year 2017.

Please send your entries  to Daniel Capron daniel.capron@laposte.net  until october 31 2017.

Judge: Peter Gyarmati – If we publish at least 15 studies in 2017, the judgement will be made on these .

Otherwise, the judgement will cover the studies published in 2017-2018.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail and will be published in the site Internet of “Phenix” and in the magazine. Note : the judgement of Phenix 2017 will be published in February 2018.

VRATNICA 64-2016–2018

VRATNICA 64-2016–2018

Studies, no set theme

Judge: Branislav Djurasevic (Serbia)
Send studies to: 
Boško MilošeskiPetar Acev 27/2-8, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Springaren 2017

Springaren 2017

Director: Margus Sööt (Estonia).
Judge: ?
Send studies: Margus Sööt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2017–2019

TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2017–2019

Studies. No set theme – Judge:  ………. –

Send the studies to director Antti Parkkinen –  and e-mail address:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA-2017

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA-2017

Studies, no set theme

Judge: …………………– 

Send to Sergey OsintsevThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PROBLEEMBLAD 2017-2018

PROBLEEMBLAD 2017-2018

Studies, no set theme –

Judge:……....

Send to : Marcel van Herck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EG – Endgames 2016-2017

EG – Endgames 2016-2017

Studies, no set theme –

Judge: Martin Minski (Germany)

Send to : Ed van de GevelThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR–2017

INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR–2017

The products will be accepted until December 31, 2017 were established: Awards, honorable mentions and accolades.

Judges for  2017 : # 2:  ……………………  # 3 …………………………- # N: ……………….. –

Studies: ………………..  –     

Problems and Studies : Año 2013   –   Año 2014 –  Año 2015   – Año 2016 –   Año 2017 –  Award  Chessstar-2014_studies

POLISH CHESS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT 2017

POLISH CHESS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT 2017

Polish Chess Federation announces an informal international composing tourney in following sections:

twomovers [#2] – judge Stefan Milewski -

threemovers [#3] – judge Henryk Grudziski –

Endgames [eg] – judge Jan Rusinek –

selfmates in 2 moves [s#2] – judge Waldemar Tura -

selfmates in 3 – 6 moves [s#3-6] – judge judge Eugeniusz Iwanow -

helpmates in 2-3 moves [h#2-3] – judge Krzysztof Drazkowski-

Problems are published on up to date on the Polish Chess Federation site.

Closing date: December 1st 2017.

Solution send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – ESTUDIOS Y PROBLEMAS VER en Zadania konkursowe 2017 (Los composiciones del concurso)

4th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT UAPA

4th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT UAPA

Section A : Thematic – Domination - Slogan Win

A.1. Three minor pieces dominate one or two minor pieces-

A.2. Rook against rook

Note: In subsections A.1. and A,2 : In the initial position, may presented be additional pieces

Section B : Theme Free – B.1. Studies Win – B.2. Studies Draw Judge : Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine) –

Entries – not more than three per composer (in each subsection) –

Send to the tourney director: Mario G. García (Argentina). Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date 24.03.2017 –

All the selected original studies periodically will be posted on the website of the UAPA: http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/ -

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.-

The preliminary award you can see in the same website and will be sent to participants by e-mail.