Tournament Calendar.

On this page a calendar 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 10-9-2020.

 

 Tournament Calendar.

On this page a calendar 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 10-9-2020.

 

Henri Rinck 150 MT

 Henri Rinck 150 MT

 

The Sociedad Española de Problemistas de Ajedrez (SEPA) organizes a Memorial Tourney for endgame studies to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the renowned composer Henri Rinck.

Judges: Luis Miguel González and Pedro Cañizares Two sections:

A) Free theme

B) After H. Rinck (please indicate the reference position)

See this PDF for explanation with examples.

 

Joint compositions are allowed but only a maximum of 3 studies per composer in each section.

Submission deadline: 31.12.2020 Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded in each section.

The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail and will be published in the magazine Problemas (2021).

Send your original endgame studies (preferably in PGN format although PDF and DOC also are admitted) to the Tourney Director:

Luis Gómez, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject H. Rinck 150 MT.

UAPA 2020

 13th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2020

Section  A : Theme : One or two Rooks vs.  Queen

- In the initial position, may presented be additional pieces

- Slogan: Win or Draw
Judge :  Valery Kalasnhikov (Ural-Rusia)


Section B: No set theme.

B.1. Studies Win  -  Judge: Amatzia Avni (Israel)  


B.2. Studies Draw-  Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Ural-Rusia)


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

– Send studies to:: Sebastian Palomo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.– or  M. 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 March 2021, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

– Closing date 31.12.2020

8h FIDE World Cup in Composing 2020

8th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2020

REGULATIONS of the Eighth FIDE World Cup 2020 in Composing

 

1. TASKS AND OBJECTIVES

 

The Eighth FIDE World Cup in Composing is held with the aim to:
- develop and promote chess;
- develop and promote chess composition as a constituent of chess culture;
- expand the geography of participants;
- decide the winners.

 

2. ORGANIZERS

The organizers are the International Chess Federation, with the participation of the World Federation for Chess Composition.

The holding of the tournament is the direct responsibility of the Director and the Panel of Judges:

The Director of the tournament is Aleksandr Bulavka (Belarus).

  • A. Twomovers – Judge: Dragan Stojnić (Serbia)

  • B. Threemovers – Judge: Miodrag Mladenović (Serbia)

  • C. Moremovers – Judge: Mikhail Marandyuk (Ukraine)

  • D. Endgame studies – Judge: Yochanan Afek (Israel)

  • E. Helpmates – Judge: Michal Dragoun (Czech Republic)

  • F. Selfmates – Judge: Aleksandr Azhusin (Russia)

  • G. Fairies – Judge: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania)

  • H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Nicolas Dupont (France)

3. TIME SCHEDULE OF THE EVENT

The closing date for submitting the entries is May 15, 2020.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by June 1, 2020.

All judges are to submit their awards by August 1, 2020.

 

4. PARTICIPANTS

Anyone wishing to take part in the tournament can do so.

 

5. PROCEDURE FOR PARTICIPATION

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 (G), there is no restriction on stipulations, conditions, the use of fairy pieces, or the number of moves.

In the selfmates section (F) and fairies section (G), only computer-tested problems (using Alybadix, Popeye, Gustav or WinChloe) are allowed;

the participants should specify the version of the program they used to test their entry.

Entries must be sent on diagrams with complete solutions 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..

Participants should mention their postal address in the email.

 

6. TOURNAMENT AWARD

After receiving the entries in anonymous form from the Director, the judges consider the submitted compositions, determine their originality, difficulty, aesthetic appeal, search for possible anticipations, and decide their ranking in the tournament. In each section, compositions in first, second, and third places must be determined, as well as entries receiving honorary mentions and commendations.

It is also possible to specify prize-winning compositions (no more than three per section).

After ranking the entries, the judges are to send, within the preset period, their award, with the indication of numbers of the compositions in the award and related comments, to the Director of the tournament. After receiving the awards from the judges, the Director is to enter the names of the authors and provide the preliminary results for publication on the websites of FIDE and WFCC before August 15, 2020. During one month after the publication of the preliminary results, claims of defects and anticipations can be sent to the Director, who will accumulate and forward them to the judges.

After receiving the claims, the judges will make the final decision on the results of the World Cup and send the final award to the Director.

 

7. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS

The final results of this competition will be published on the FIDE and WFCC websites no later than Oсtober 1, 2020.

 

8. PRIZE-GIVING

In each section, the Cup winner will be entitled to a money prize of 500 Euro, a Cup, a medal, and a certificate.

Composers in 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded medals and respective certificates.

The certificates for 1st-3rd places will be signed by the President of FIDE.

The prizes and other distinctions are to be presented to the laureates on October 9, 2020, at the closing ceremony of the World Chess Composition Congress in Rodos (Greece)

 

9. ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES

These Regulations shall constitute an official invitation to the tournament.

44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020

44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020

The All-Russian Public Organization “The Chess Federation of Russia” (CFR) and, at the request of the CFR, the Commission for Chess Composition (CCC) announce an international chess composing tournament dedicated to the 44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020.

The chess composing tournament will be conducted in the following eight sections: twomovers; threemovers; moremovers; endgame studies;

helpmates; selfmates in 2-12 moves; fairy compositions; retros and proofgames.

The number of entries from one author in a section must not exceed two.

Moreover, only one individual composition will be allowed, i.e. one author can maximally submit oneindividual and one joint composition or two joint entries.

The number of co-authors of collective compositions is not limited.

All compositions are to be sent by email to the Executive Director of the tournament Vitaliy Medintsev, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

The closing date is postponed !

All participants are asked to present their entries not only on diagrams but also in FEN notation.

Information on the tournament, including the award, will be posted on the CFR website: https://ruchess.ru/.

The judges are:

Twomovers – V.Markovtsiy (Ukraine),   

Threemovers – V. Kirillov (Russia),

Moremovers – V. Volchek (Belarus),

Endgame studies – M. Hlinka (Slovakia),

Helpmates – B. Shorokhov (Russia),

Selfmates in 2-12moves – V. Kopyl (Ukraine),

Fairies – P. Petkov (Bulgaria), Retros – V. Crisan (Romania).

Additional information on the Fairies section from the judge P. Petkov: 1.All types of fairy stipulations are allowed. There are no restrictions on the use of fairy pieces and conditions. 2. Only computer-tested (C+) entries will be allowed. The author must specify the pro-gram (and the program’s version) that was used to test the entry. Entries without such in-formationwill not be accepted for the tournament.

The preliminary award will be posted on the website http://www.selivanov.world/. The preliminary award may also be presented on a number of other sites. After the publication of the preliminary award, the participants will have 1 month for submitting their claims of defects and anticipations. After analyzing the claims, the judges will prepare the final award in each section. The CFR will present certificates and commemorative medals to the winners of the tournament. The judges will also receive commemorative medals.

EG 2020-2021

EG 2020-2021

EG, the only periodical exclusively devoted to endgame studies, announces an informal tourney for original studies.
The studies and the award will be published in EG.

You are strongly urged to only send your best and most creative works.
The original’s editor will only select very good studies for publication.
Please send your originals in PGN-format to the editor Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The judge for the 2020-2021 tourney is Yochanan Afek.

 

 

6th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2020

6th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2020

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 6th Composing Tourney in four 8 sections:

Twomovers(#2)Judge:MikhailKhramcevich (Belarus) 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:Oleg Efrosinin (Russia)

Moremovers(#N) –Judge:Valery Kirillov (Russia)

Studies(+;=) Judge:Yochanan Afek (Israel)

Selfmates(S#)-Judge:Valery Kopyl (Ukraine)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 Judge:Ladislav Packa (Slovakia)

Helpmates H#2,5-3 Judge: Kenneth Solja (Finland)

Helpmates-H#3.5-N Judge:Hans Gruber (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. 2020.

The award –2020 All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.

Award will be published on the website:http://frme.cf/

Československý šach – 2020

Československý šach – 2020

Chess magazine Československý šach announces an international composing tourney for original studies published during year 2020.


Your studies with any theme (maximum 6 from one author) send by 30th November 2020 to the address of the editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The judge is Emil Vlasák (Czech Republic).

UAPA 12th – 2020

UAPA 12th – 2020

12th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2020


“MT 110 FRANCISCO  BENKO”

 

Section  A : Theme: Studies that contain castling, (of the white, the black or from both sides. In a line principal, or in thematic try)

- Slogan win or draw.  
If the number of studies is significant, two sections (Win and Draw) can be established at the time of issuing the verdict.
Judge : Peter Gyarmati  (Hungary)  


Section B: No set theme.
B.1. Studies Win  -  B.2. Studies Draw-  Judge: Eduard Eilazyan (Ukraine)
Entries : not more than three per composer (in each section)

– Send studies to: Sebastian Palomo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.– or  M. 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 November 2020, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

– Closing date 31.08.2020

 

Polish Chess Federation – 2020

Polish Chess Federation – 2020

POLISH CHESS FEDERATION 2020 Polish Chess Federation announces an informal international composing tourneyin following sections:

twomovers [#2]judge Jarosław Brzozowicz

• threemovers [#3] –judge Waldemar Tura

• selfmates in 2 moves [s#2] –judge Marcin Banaszek

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

• helpmates in 2-3 moves [h#2-3] –judge Walerij Kopy l

• endgames [eg] –judge Jan Rusinek.

In each group there are 3 prizes.Problems are published on up to date on the Polish Chess Federation side.

Closing date: December 1st 2020. Problems on diagram or in notation with the complete 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 2019 (Los composiciones del concurso) –Award 2018 (studies)

 

MAGAZINE «64» – 2020

MAGAZINE «64» – 2020

Informal international composing tourney in following sections:

# 2, # 3, #n (judge:  A. Kuzovkov),

studies (judge: Oleg Pervakov).


Section winners are awarded a yearly subscription to a magazine

- Entries should be sent to
Director – A. Kuzovkov–  e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Closing date: 01.11.2020

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2020

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2020

Studies, informal tourney, 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, Japan E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ';document.getElementById('cloakd7c5c693cb839a804dd599dbfb784f4e').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd7c5c693cb839a804dd599dbfb784f4e+'<\/a>';

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

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

– Closing date: 31th October 2020 –

Second TT FRME

Second TT FREM, 2020.
The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 2nd TT FRME:

Section D)

Endgame studies Theme: Double Sacrifice. During the solution, a White minor piece (bishop or knight) moves
to a square where it can be captured by at least two of the opponent's pieces.
Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen (Denmark)

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 in format PDF.
Closing date: 15. 08. 2020. The award – 2020

ll received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website:
http://frme.cf/

10th Maroc Echecs 2020

10th Maroc Echecs 2020:

judge Helmut Waelzel.

Theme free

Sent studies to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline  : 30 /06/2020

 

INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2020

 INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2020

- The products will be accepted until December 31, 2020 were established: Awards, honorable mentions and accolades.

- Judges for 2020 : # 2:..............  # 3 ..............- # N:Bosko Miloseski (Macedonia)

- Studies (a) studies Win, b) studies Draw). : Mario G.García (Argentina)

-Preliminary results will be published on the website and sent to all subscribers on January 31, 2020.

-Tournament Director Ferhat Karmil (Turkey)

The Problemist 2020-2021

 The Problemist composing tourney 2020-2021

The Problemist composing tourney 2020-2021
Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen
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. 
 

SCHACH 2020-2021

SCHACH 2020-2021

Studies, no set theme

Judges:  Studies– Michael Roxlau 

2 # Rainer Kuhn, 3 # Ralf Krätschmer, n # Frank Reinhold, h # Torsten Linß, s # Sven Trommler. 

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

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

–  Closing date:  september 30th 2020/21

Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2020

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE  2020

Studies –Informal tourney, free theme

– Judge: Marco Campioli

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 (-)

–  The compositions will be published in the magazine: every composer will receive the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version).

Closing date 30.09.2020

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2020

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2020
Studies, no set theme

– Judge: Pavel Arestov

– The studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Zadachy I Etiudy  during 2020. 

  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 2020

Variantim 2020

VARIANTIM – 2020

– The studies will be published as originals in the Israeli magazine Variantim during 2020.

Judge Amatzia Avni

 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 4/2021

Award 2016  –  Award 2017Award 2018Look  Originals of 2011 to 2019

 

Probleemblad 2019-2020

PROBLEEMBLAD 2019 -2020

Studies, no set theme

– Judge:  Jarl Ulrichsen (Norway)

– Entries in .pgn format are appreciated.

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

Sachova Skladba 2019-2020

Sachova Skladba 2019-2020

Studies, no set theme

Judge : Yochanan Afek

- 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.

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).

- 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

Die Schwalbe 2019-2020

DIE SCHWALBE 2019- 2020

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

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: Vaszha Neidze.

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.

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2020

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2020

Studies, no set theme – Judge:Vasily Lebedev (Russia).

- The studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Shakmatnaya Kompozicia   during 2020.

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

Strategems 2020

Strategems 2020

Moremovers

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

Judge: ………….

Studies

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

Judge:   Michal Hlinka

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

The Problemistic Bulletin – Edicion 2018-2019

The Problemistic Bulletin – Edicion 2018-2020

Studies, no set theme.

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

judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen

- Publications-Look link Nº89

TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2020 - 2021

TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2020 - 2021

Finnish Chess Problem Society's magazine Tehtäväniekka 2020-2021

Original studies for an informal tourney

The composer will receive a pdf file of the publication issue and award.
 

A sample issue (1/2013) can be downloaded via http://www.sci.fi/~stniekat/st/stmag.htm

Studies: No set theme. Judge: 2020-21: Amatzia Avni (Israel)

Send your entries to the editor: Joose Norri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

5 TOURNAMENTS OF THE GEORGIAN CHESS FEDERATION

5 TOURNAMENTS OF THE GEORGIAN CHESS FEDERATION

Georgian Chess Federation announces an international tournament in chess study composition – In Memory of Generation.


The tournament is dedicated to five of the most distinguished representatives of the Georgian chess study tradition:

International Grandmasters in Chess Composition Gia Nadareishvili (1921-1991) and Iosif Krikheli (1931-1988)

and International Masters Velimir Kalandadze (1935-2017), Vazha Neidze (1937-2020) and Iuri Akobia (1937-2014).

The tournament consists of five themes dedicated to each.  

1) Gia Nadareishvili – Fight against black Queen.
2) Iosif Krikheli – Studies with thematic false attempt.
3) Velimir Kalandadze – Rook endgame studies.
4) Vazha Neidze – Stalemate studies.
5) Iuri Akobia – Checkmate studies.

 

Three winners in each of the tournaments will be awarded with medals, diplomas and books by and about respective composers.

All tournaments will be judged by International Grandmaster in Chess Composition and International Arbiter David Gurgenidze.

The deadline for study submission is 1 February, 2021.

Please submit studies by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The awards of the competition will be published on the website ChessStar.com.