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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.

Another good calendar for study tournaments is chess-compose blogspot.

 

Latest update on 18-10-2017.

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6th FIDE World Cup in Composing 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

See als WFCC.

Anatoly Zinchuk-80 MT

 

Anatoly Zinchuk-80 MT

The editorial board of the magazine "Problemist of Ukraine" announces

the memorial tourney Anatoly Zinchuk-80 in two sections:

studies - judge Vladimir Samilo, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

co-ops in 4 or more moves - Judge Alexander Semenenko, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Themes are free, studies are not more than two from the author.

There are three cash prizes in each section.

Compositions in electronic form should be sent by February 1, 2018 to the e-mail of the judge section. 

Gheorghe Nicolaescu 65 JT 2018

 

Gheorghe Nicolaescu 65 JT 2018

Endgame studies – informal tourney, free theme.

Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russian Federation).

Send your compositions before December 25, 2018 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.

 

MALYSHKO 105 MT

MALYSHKO  105 MT

Dedicated memory Ukrainian poet A.Malyshko (1912-1970), 105 years since the birth.

– Subject is free.

Judge:  S.Didukh.

– No more than three compositions from one author to send by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (preferably in PGN format)

until 30/11/2017 , or simply publish PGN text in the comments.

Collective studies will not be accepted.

– Award will be published on  December 2017

The prize fund - 10% of the winnings on bets during the contest?!

 

Jan Timman 65 JT

 

Jan Hendrik Timman – 65 JT

 Timman, Jan 1951

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 August 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!   

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.

Look All the Studies and Problems

Maximum number of entries per composer: 5.

2nd Ali Tebrizi Shatranji MT 2016

2nd Ali Tebrizi Shatranji (14th-15th century) MT, 2016

Ali Tebrizi Shatranji 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

Halberstadt, Vitaly 1903-1967


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

Aloni, Hillel 1937

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: Martin Minski (Germany).

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: Pavel Arestov.

–  Send to Sergey Osintsev This 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:  Ward Stoffelen (Belgium)

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)

ANDREI SELIVANOV 50 JT

ANDREI SELIVANOV 50 JT

Russian Chess Federation and the magazine “Chess Composition” announce a competition of drawing up of chess compositions,
devoted to the 50 anniversary of the Vice-President of the Russian Chess Federation,
International Grandmaster for chess composition, the multiple world champion Selivanov, Andrey 1967,
in six sections:
twomovers (# 2) -
Tree movers (# 3) –
Moremovers (# 4-7)- 
Studies (+ – =) –
helpmate (h # 3-7) –
selfmate (s # 3-7)
The judge of all the sections – Andrei Selivanov .
Established the prizes, certificates and accolades.
All sections of the book for the winners of the prizes established, original medals, diplomas.
Compositions, not more than 3 by the author in the section (including joint), should be sent before 07.09.2017
to the Director of the competition Boris Shorohova by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (marked “A. Selivanov – 50”) and indicating the home address.

1st open Armenian Cup Genrikh Kasparyan

1st open Armenian Cup Genrikh Kasparyan

Kasparyan, Genrikh 1910-1995

2 sections:

1.Theme free – 

2. Thematic theme – In the study (win or draw) at least once and the white and black refuse to accept the figure of the enemy (but not a pawn!).

Example above: 1.d6 ! (but not 1. Bxg8 ? – theme N1) 1…Qxd6 2.Bxh3+ Kxh1 3.Qxd6 Rg1+ 4.Bf1! Rxf1 + 5.Kd2 Sc4 6.Ke2 Rxf2 + (6…Sxd6 ? – theme N2) 7.Ke1 !! (7.Kxf2 ? – theme N3) 7…Sxd6 8.Kxf2= . 

In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
Judge: S.Kasparyan.
Prize fund: 100 000 armenian dram.
Send your originals before 1 June 2017 the tournament director  A.Gasparyan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The award will be also published in 2017.

SAMIR BADALOV 55 MT

SAMIR BADALOV – 55 MT 2017 (Studies)

The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces an International Composing “Samir Badalov-55 MT”’ memorial tournament for studies (free theme).
Judge: Muradkhan Muradov (Azerbaijan).
Send (please PGN) to tournament director: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Closing date: 31. 05. 2017. The award – 2017.

5th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT UAPA

5th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA)

Section  A : Thematic – Domination – Slogan : Win

Pieces minors  capture the Queen

In this  section 

In the initial position, may presented  be additional pieces

Section B :  Theme Free  

B.1. Studies Win

B.2. Studies Draw

 

Judge Peter Gyarmati (Hungary) 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 30.10.2017

– 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 provisional award will be issued in February  2018, and  you can see in the same website and will be sent-to-participants-by-e-mail.

PETER S. KRUG 50 JT

PETER S. KRUG 50 JT

To celebrate the  50th  birthday of Peter Siegfried Krug  a composing tourney for endgame studies is announced. 

– Theme: free

– In two sections : A Studies Win –   B Studies Draw –  Maximum 3 entries are allowed in each section

Judge: Peter S. Krug 

– Send your original entries to director: Mario G. García   by e-mail to:  marioggarcia@ gmail.com  

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

- The provisional award will be issued in December   2017,   will be sent-to-participants-by-e-mail , and may see in the websites of ARVES and UAPA

Closing date: september 30 , 2017

 

(More about Peter Krug on Arves: Krug, Peter 1966 and Great corrections by Peter Krug).

Joaquín Pérez de Arriaga 85 JT

JPA 85 JT

 

The Sociedad Española de Problemistas de Ajedrez (SEPA) organizes a jubilee tourney for endgames studies

to celebrate the 85th birthday of the Spanish composer Joaquín Pérez de Arriaga (JPA 85 JT), lecturer, columnist and author of books on Reti, Cesolis and Lucena.

 

Judge: Luis Miguel González.

No set theme.

A maximun of three studies per composer and joint composition are allowed.

Submission deadline: 31.08.2017.

 

Five money prizes will be awarded:

1st classified: 250 €;

2nd classified: 150 €

3rd classified: 100 €

4ª and 5ª classified: 50 €

as well as other prizes, honourable mentions and commendations.

The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to the participants per e-mail and will be published in Problemas  (January 2018).

Send your original endgame studies to the Tourney Director José Miguel Quesada (Spain): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

URAL COMPETITIONS

URAL COMPETITIONS

 
1. Memorial Competition “Pavel Babich-110 + Bronislav Olimpiev – 80”.
-Studies. Judge Sergey Osintsev. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Memorial competition “Vladimir Zheltonozhko – 75”.
– Mate in 3 turns. Judge Igor Agapov. Send to mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
– Multihook. Judge Valery Kirillov.- Back mats. Judge Valery Kirillov.Send to mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3. Memorial competition “Alexander Kozlov-120”.
– Mat in 2 moves. Judge Vyacheslav Pilchenko.-Send to mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4. Jubilee competition “Felix Wolsohom-80”.
– Mat in 3 turns. Judge Felix Wolverine.-The tasks to send to the address of Sergey Osintsev This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline for submission to all competitions-August 14, 2017– The results of the contest will be published in a special issue of the magazine The Ural Problemist 

 

Mark Dvoretsky MT

Mark Dvoretsky MT

 

Inna Yanovna and Leonid Markovich Dvoretsky with support of the Russian Chess Federation and the magazine “64-Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie” announce

the composing tourney “Studies for OTB players” in the memory of the great chess trainer Mark Israilevich Dvoretsky.

The prize fund of the tourney is 1500 Euro.

Judges: Arthur Yusupov, Vladimir Barsky, Oleg Pervakov.

Send your studies to the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. till October 1st 2017.

Provisional award will be published on the RCF website (www.ruchess.ru) on the 9th of December 2017 – the birthday of M.I.Dvoretsky.

More details te be found on: http://didok2.esy.es/mark-dvoretsky-mt/

Moscow 2017

Moscow 2017

The Moscow competition - 2017 (September 15, 2017)
Moscow Contest - 2017


Judges of sections:
Mate in Two - Pavel Murashev, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mate in Three - Igor Agapov, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Moremovers - Yakov Vladimirov, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Endgame Studies - Sergey Osintsev, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tasks for a cooperative mat (Helpmates) - Victor Zaitsev, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Problems on the reverse mat (Selfmates) - Gennady Kozyura, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         

Fairy chess - Alexander Bulavka, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The maximum number of figures for problems (maximum pieces for problems) is 15, for sketches (maximum pieces for studies) - 10.
The tasks are to send the section's judges, the copy should be indicated by the director of the competition Andrei Petrov, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submitting compositions is September 15, 2017 (September 15, 2017).

See for details the russian website of Selivanov.