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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 12-12-2018.

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN COMPOSING FOR INDIVIDUALS
(WCCI) 2016-18
ANNOUNCEMENT

The WFCC is inviting composers of all countries to participate in the 2016-18 WCCI. The tourney director is Dmitry Turevsky (email: 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.). The competition will be held according to the system used in the previous championship, with changes in the points 4, 5, 8 and 12 of the rules.

Time Schedule

  • September 2018: Announcement
  • January 20th 2019 12 Midnight UTC: Deadline for the submission of entries to the director
  • February 1st 2019: Entries and spreadsheets for the scores sent by email to the judges
  • June 1st 2019: Judges’ marks sent to the director
  • June 15th 2019: Provisional results sent to the Supervising Panel and to the WFCC president
  • June 30th 2019: Final results published on the WFCC site

Judges for studies:

D) Endgame studies: van der Heijden, Harold (NED), Gyarmati, Peter (HUN), Minski, Martin (GER), Nielsen, Steffen Slumstrup (DEN), Rusz, Arpad (ROU).

All details at WFCC.

BENKO 90 JT

BENKO 90 JT

Benko, Pal 1928

 

 

The Magyar Sakkvilag organizes a formal study tournament on the occasion 90th birthday of Pal Benko GM.

Benko was born on 15th July 1928.

He was twice World Champion candidate and he is International Master for chess compositions.

There are two sections in the tournament: wins (A) and draw (B).

No set theme.

Tournament director: Peter Gyarmati

Judge: Pal Benko

Send your original studies to the address of tournament director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In both sections we accept up to two studies per author.

Closing date: 30th October 2018.

We will publish the provisional award on 15th January 2019 in Magyar Sakkvilag, and sending it to all participants via email.

5th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2019

5th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2019

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 5th Composing Tourney in four 6 sections:


Twomovers (#2) Judge: Karol Mlynka (Slovakia)
Send to tournament director:   Youness Ben Jelloun (Marocco)

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

Threemovers (#3) Judge:  Valery Shavyrin (Russia)
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Mike Prcic (USA)

Studies    (+;=)      Judge:   Michal Hlinka(Slovakia)              

Selfmates  (S#)      Judge:  Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

Send to tournament director: Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan) 

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

Helpmates  (H#2 and H#N) Judge: Franz Pachl (Germany)
Send to tournament director:   Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco)   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.

Send problems and studies in format PDF.

Closing date: 30. 09. 2019. The award – 2019

Marino Bortolotti MT 2019

International Informal Tournament for Original Studies

Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2019 – MT Marino Bortolotti

Marino Bortolotti (Italy).

Tournament Director: Valerio Agostini (Italy).

Judge: Marco Campioli (Italy).

Two sections: section for win studies (+) and section for draw studies (=).

Send original studies to Valerio Agostini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 September 2019.

Lubos Kekely 60 JT

Lubos Kekely 60 JT

Kekely, Lubos 1959

 

The Slovak Organisation for Chess Composition (SOKŠ) announces an international jubilee tourney

on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Ľuboš KEKELY (born 25. 4. 1959)

 

The tourney is announced for studies with optional theme and will be judged by jubilee Ľuboš Kekely.

The entries should be sent by e-mail to the address of tourney director Michal Hlinka: hlinkamichal55@gmail.com

– until 25th of April 2019.

Michal Hlinka 65 JT

Michal Hlinka 65 JT

The Ceskoslovensky Schach organizes  studies tournament on the occasion 65th birthday of Michal Hlinka .

Hlinka, Michal 1953

There are two sections in the tournament:                                                                           

A) Studies Win                                                                                  

B) Studies Draw -Stalemate in the final position                                                                                                          

Tournament director: Mario G. García 

Judge: Michal Hlinka  

Send your original studies to the address of tournament director: : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In both sections we accept up to three  studies per author.

–Closing date: 25th October 2018.

The provisional award will be sent to all participants via email and will be published at the beginning of the year 2019 in the magazine Ceskoslovensky Schach

Shahmat bestechiliyi 15 JT

The magazine of the Azerbajijan Chess Composition Commission "Shamat bestechiliyi" announces.

This commission was established in 1970, 48 years ago.

International competition in Studies – Shahmat bestechiliyi-15 JT.

The tournament sections and judges:

A) Twomovers (#2) – Judge: Elmar Abdullaev (Azerbaijan)

B) Threemovers (#3) – Judge: Mubariz Safarov (Azerbaijan).

C) Moremovers (N#) – Judge: Aleksandr Melnichuk (Russia).

D) Studies (+=) – Judge: Muradkhan Muradov (Gobustan, Azerbaijan).

Prizes: Certificates.

Closing date: 03.11.2018.

Awards: 28.12.2018 – www.ulvichess.az

Director: Ilham Aliev (Azerbaijan).

Send to (please send studies in pgn format) tournament director (no more than three): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helmut Steniczka MT 90 - 2018

MT 90  HELMUT  STENICZKA – 2018

Steniczka, Helmuth 1928-1993

Studies –   Preferably, friendly studies for chessplayers,  in two sections : a) Win and b) Draw. 

Judge: Peter Siegfried Krug

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

– 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./">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 on the website :  Union Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez (UAPA)  – http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/ 

– Closing date: 1.02.2019

The Problemist 2018-2019

 

 

The Problemist composing tourney 2018-2019

The Problemist composing tourney 2018-2019
Judge: John Nunn. 
Entries, preferably in PGN file, to: Yochanan Afek by mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

MOSCOW COMPETITION 2018

 

1) Maximum number of pieces:

  – for tasks (maximum pieces for problems) – 15,

 – for studies (maximum pieces for studies) – 10;

2) The number of tracks in each section is unlimited.

3) Judges:

(# 2) Pavel Murashev,

(# 3) – Igor Agapov,

(#N) Oleg Efrosinin,

Studies – Sergey Osintsev,

(Helpmates) – Viktor Zaitsev,

(Selfmates) – Gennady Kozyura,

(Fairy chess) – Alexander Bulavka;

4) You must send your tasks and sketches to the e-mail address of the tournament director:

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Deadline for submitting compositions is September 15, 2018

The results of the competition will be announced and published by December 31, 2018.

 

Magyar Sakkvilag

 

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2018  –  MEMORIAL  ATTILA KORANYI

Please, send your original work in PGN format.

Tournament director and judge: Peter Gyarmati to the e-mail address of the study : E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Deadline: 15th November 2018.

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MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2019 

Please, send your original work in PGN format.

Tournament director Peter Gyarmati   to the e-mail address of the study :E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

– Judge: Ľuboš Kekely (Slovakia)

– Deadline: 15th November 2019.

 

Velimir Kalandadze MT

 

 Velimir Kalandadze MT

Kalandadze, Velimir 1935-2017

The Commission of Chess Composition of Georgia announces international competition in Studies – Velimir Kalandadze MT.

The theme: Rooks studies 

The judge: David Gurgenidze

The prize: The Books of Velimir Kalandadze

Each composer may send unlimited number of studies by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in PGN format.

The deadline for the chess studies is 1st of February, 2019.

The results will be announced on www.chessstar.com on 10th of May, 2019.

Raaphi Persitz MT

 Raaphi Persitz MT

 

The Israeli chess composition society (ICCS) announces a study tourney in memory of the late Raaphi Persitz (1934 – 2009).
On 4 February 2019 it will be ten years since Raaphi passed away. Persitz excelled in three fields: Economy, linguistics and chess.

A great analyst and a strong over-theboard player (he won a game from future candidate Huebner and drew with Korchnoi,
Larsen, Szabo and Olafsson), he loved studies and planned (which, alas, he didn't manage to materialize) writing a book about miniature studies.

Theme: clear, straightforward, easy to understand studies.
Artistic, tactical, surprising works will be appreciated. Extra-deep ideas, complex sidevariations and studies which lean heavily on DB, will not.
The theme corresponds with the taste of the late Persitz.
Judge: Amatzia Avni
Tournament director: Ofer Comay
Prizes: first two places 150$ each, and books to the next four places.
Each composer may send up to two entries (joint compositions included) by e-mail to
the tourney director -
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. preferably in PGN format.
Closing date: 15 November 2018.

The award will be finalized and sent by e-mail to all participants on 4 February 2019 and will be published later in the Israeli "Variantim".

 

PAT A MAT – 2018-2019

PAT A MAT – 2018-2019

Studies, no set theme

Judge : Emil Vlasak (Rep, Checa)

Entries should be sent to: Ľuboš Kekely, SK-023 32 Snežnica 128, Slovakia.

Email: Ľuboš Kekely

Closing date: 15th October of the year 2019

SCHACH 2018-2019

 Studies, no set theme

Judge:  Peter Gyarmati

– Send studies to: Franz PachlThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– Closing date:  30 September of the year 2019

The Problemistic Bulletin 2018-2019

The Problemistic Bulletin 2018-2019

Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen,

Editor: Dan-Constantin Gurgui

Original studies should be sent to Dan-Constantin Gurgui: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See details also in pdf-file: http://sahsimat.byethost32.com/files/BP_88_2018.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3RAF0BqwnjDzIt0yfvUWTSnm2Wwz3LNLM3ODBgAoKKpVULMlsGcogD4ZQ&i=1

Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2019

Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2019

The official A.P.I. Magazine is organizing an informal composition Tourney for:

Section Two-moves [≠2] : 2019

Section n-moves [≠n] : 2019

Section Helpmate 2 moves [H≠2] : 2019

Section Helpmate n-moves [H≠n] : 2019

Section Selfmate n-moves [S≠] : 2019

Section studies [win/draw] : 2019

MTy Marino BORTOLOTTI

Section HS≠ n-moves [HS≠2-6] [*] : 2019

Section Retro [**] : 2019

[*] - It’s request helpselfmate orthodox, without pieces and fairy conditions.

[**] - Fairy pieces and/or fairy conditions are not allowed.

Deadline: 30/09/2019

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Judges:

Section Two-moves [≠2] : Valerio AGOSTINI (Italy)

Section n-moves [≠n] : Grigory ATAYANTS (Russia)

Section Helpmate 2 moves [H≠2] : Francesco SIMONI (Italy)

Section Helpmate n-moves [H≠n] : Antonio GAROFALO (Italy)

Section Selfmate n-moves [S≠] : Stephen TAYLOR (England)

Section studies [win/draw] : Marco CAMPIOLI (Italy)

MTy Marino BORTOLOTTI

Section HS≠ n-moves [HS≠2-6] : Eric HUBER (Romania)

Vlaicu CRISAN (Romania)

Section Retro : Marco BONAVOGLIA (Italy)

The originals have to be sent to the director Valerio AGOSTINI [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

only by e-mail. The problems will be published in the magazine: every composer will receive

the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version).

It’s mandatory the declaration of the computer control (C+) of Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix or

 

others, for every problems (not for studies, of course).

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2018

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2018

Studies, no set theme

Judge: Yuri Bazlov (Russia)  Send 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 2018

Variantim 2019

VARIANTIM – 2019 –

The studies will be published as originals in the Israeli magazine Variantim during 2019.

- . Judge : Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen

Director : Gady Costeff.  Please send studies in PGN format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The results will be published in 2020. 

Phenix 2019

TOURNEY MAGAZINE “PHENIX” 2019

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 2019

– Please send your entries to Daniel Capron : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until october 31 2019.

– Judge Yochanan Afek

The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail in February of 2019

and will be published in the site Internet of “Phenix” and in the magazine.

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 - to Dan-Constantin Gurgui by e-mail 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  the studies : Revista de şah “e4 e5`` 

Maximum number of entries per composer: 5.

CESKOSLOVENSKY Shach – 2019

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH  – 2019

Studies, no set theme Judge:  Mario G. García (Argentina) 

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

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

- The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail.

Closing date: 10. December  of the year 2019 .

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2019

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2019

Studies, no set theme

– Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)

Entries should be sent to: Hiroshi Manabe, Mita 5-7-12-805, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, JapanE-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

— The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail.

– Closing date: 31th October 2019

 

International Thematic Composing Tourney 100 Years Cup” 2018 – Studies.

International Thematic Composing Tourney 100 Years Cup” 2018 – Studies.

 

Celebrating a century since Bukovina got united with the country,

the Romanian Problemists Club in collaboration with the “e4 e5” Supplement,

organises an informal chess composition tourney with a free theme.

The unlimited number of studies can be send at the magazine editorial address or to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The period of receiving them is due 25th of December 2018 and all the participants will receive the printed magazine.

Judge: Sergey Osinsev

THE PROBLEMIST 2018-2019

THE PROBLEMIST 2018-2019

The study section of the bi-monthly “The Problemist” announces its biennial informal composing tourney for the years 2018-2019
Judge: John Nunn
Entries to the editor Yochanan Afek ( preferably in a PGN file and the earlier the better) by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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.

 

Problemblad 2019-2020

PROBLEMBLAD 2019 -2020

Studies, no set theme

– Judge:  Jarl Ulrichsen (Norway)

– Entries in .pgn format are appreciated.

Send to : Marcel van Herck  //akobiachess.gol.ge/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.

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 2019-2020

VRATNICA 64- 2019 /20

Studies, no set theme .

Entries should be sent to: Boško Milošeski – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Petar Acev 27/2-8, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia

– Judge : Valery Kalasnhikov (Russia).

Clarifications:  If the number of entries in the year 2019 is 15 or more studies, the contest closes and the judge issues the verdict .

Then in 2020, a similar rule applies .  Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.- The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail. 

Closing date: 15th October of the year 2019/20

Springaren 2019

Springaren 2019

Studies, no set theme

– Judge: Peter Gyarmati (Hungrary)

Send studies to Director :Axel Ornstein – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

- The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail.  and will be published in the magazine 

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.

 

Die Schwalbe 2017-2018

DIE SCHWALBE 2017- 2018

The German chess problem society’s magazine “Die Schwalbe”  informal tourney for original studies, .

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

-Theme free.

A maximum of 3 studies per author in each section is permissible, joint compositions are allowed

Please send your originals per e-mail to Michael Roxlau: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge: Marco Campioli.

All entries and later the award will be published in “Die Schwalbe”.

The award will have at least the usual three months confirmation time. 

All authors receive the issues of the magazine with the original publication, the solutions (usually six months later) and the award .

Please include your postal address for this reason.

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.

 

8th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT UAPA

8th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA)


“MT95 ALBERTO FOGUELMAN”

Foguelman, Alberto 1923

Section A: Thematic : Queen and a minor piece (B or N) vs Queen

- In this section, the initial position may present additional pieces

- Stipulation: Win


Judge
: Valery Kalashnikov (Russia) If the number of entries is significant, two
subsections can be established: A.1 ) QB vs Q and A.2) QN vs Q

Section B: Theme: Free
- B.1. Studies Win

- B.2. Studies Draw

Judge: Marco Campioli (Italy)
Entries : not more than three per composer (in each section: A., B.1., B.2.)

– Send to the tourney director: MarioG.García -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -
All selected original studies will be posted periodically on the UAPA website:
http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/--

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

- The provisional award will be issued in July 2019, will be available in
the same website and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

Closing date 30.4.2019

 

Strategems 2019

Strategems 2019


Studies

– Editor : Franjo Vrabec: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge:   Ľuboš Kekely 

– Closing date 1-9-2019