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 28-5-2021.

 

 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 28-5-2021.

 

Polasek Vlasak 64 JT

Polášek and Vlasák 64 JT

See also: http://www.vlasak.biz/pv64.php

The Czech Chess Association and the Československý šach magazine announce an international EG study tournament.

Judges: Jaroslav Polášek and Emil Vlasák celebrating his 64th 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 May 22th 2021 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 at least 10 000 Kč (about 400 EUR). 

You can find current info, list of incoming entries, comments and award on web page www.vlasak.biz/pv64.php

Because of FIDE Album we guarantee Award in the year 2021.


The Award will be published in Československý šach magazine, too.

Jan Timman 70 JT

 Study Composition Tourney „Jan Timman-70”

 

To honour the 70th birthday of Jan Timman, chess legend and prolific study composer, the Royal Dutch Chess Federation (KNSB) announces an endgame study composition tourney (free theme).

Judge: Jan Timman

Director: Harold van der Heijden

Organisational Support: Jan Sprenger

Prizes: 150/125/100/75/50 € (sponsored by KNSB)

Special prizes, offered by friends and colleagues of Jan Timman:

  • Hans Böhm: 15 chess king statues, made by the Dutch artist Margaret Wevers (www.schaakkunst.nl);

  • Harold van der Heijden: two HHdbVI study databases (www.hhdbvi.nl);

  • Jan Sprenger: 100 € for the best study by a strong practical player (criteria: 2000+ rating, not more than ten entries in HHdbVI);

  • KNSB: chess books by Jan Timman

Timeline:

  • Deadline for submissions: 1 October 2021

  • Preliminary award: 14 December 2021 (70th birthday JT)

  • Deadline for claims: 14 January 2022

  • Final award: 31 January 2022

Coproductions are allowed. There is a maximum of three studies per composer. Double money prizes will not be awarded; instead, the composer will receive the more valuable prize.

Submissions should be sent in pgn format to the tourney director Harold van der Heijden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), with „Jan Timman 70” in the subject line.

The results of the tourney will be published on the website of the KNSB and in the endgame study magazine EG.

The Problemistic Curierul 2021- 2022

The  Problemistic  Curierul 2021- 2022

Entries should be sent to :

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

 

Sections:

#2 Judge Viktor Sizonenko 

#3-n Judge ?; H#2 Judge ?

H#3-n Judge?;Selfmates Judge Anatoly Stepochkin 

Endgamestudies Judge Sergey Osintsev (Russia)

Helpselfmate Judges Zoltán Laborczi & Gábor Tar

Series-Movers and Stalemates Judge Karol Mlynka

Retros and Proof Games Judge Kostas Prentos. 

 

The magazine  http://e4e5magazine.eu/ 

–  Look  Publications 2021 (all  genres )

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.

MAGAZINE «64» – 2021

MAGAZINE  «64» – 2021
 
Informal international composing tourney in following sections: # 2, # 3, #n (judge:  A. Kuzovkov),
studies (judge: O.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: 01.11.2021
 

TOURNEY MAGAZINE “PHENIX” 2021

TOURNEY MAGAZINE “PHENIX” 2021

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 2021

– 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 2021.

– Judge: Jan Sprenger (Germany)

– 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.

PROBLEMIST OF UKRAINE -2021

 

PROBLEMIST OF UKRAINE -2021

 Studies

–  Judge: Steffen Nielsen 

–  Entries should be sent to : Sergey Borodavkin :    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

–  Here is such information about the PROBLEMIST OF UKRAINE magazine competitions posted on the website 

    http://www.chess-kopyl.com.ua/images/2020/N163outer.pdf

 

SHAKHMATNAYA

 
SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2021

Studies, no set theme
 
Judge:Sergey Osintsev (Russia).
 
The studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Shakmatnaya Kompozicia  during 2021.
 
Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.
 
– Send to S. Osintsev-   – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

SACHOVA SKLADBA  2021

SACHOVA SKLADBA  2021

Studies, no set theme

–  Judge : Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine)

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

--  Send studies to: Jiri Jelinek or Jaroslav Polasek:

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Information about competitions in other genres: Pavel Kamenik – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also see this link;   http://problem64.beda.cz/ss/rozhodci.htm

POLISH CHESS FEDERATION 2021

POLISH CHESS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT 2021

Polish Chess Federation announces an informal international composing tourney

in 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 2021.

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 2022

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE 2021

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE  2021

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 30.09.2021

STRATEGEMS – 2021

STRATEGEMS – 2021 – Moremovers & Studies

Moremovers – Editor: Richard Becker – :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Judge: Alexander Kuzovkov.(Russia) .

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

– Judge: Pavel Arestov

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

DIE SCHWALBE 2021- 2022

DIE SCHWALBE 2021- 2022

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: Yochanan Afek  (Israel)

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.

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2021

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2021 

Informal tournament

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: Amatzia Avni (Israel)

– Deadline: 20th November 2021.

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

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

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH – 2021

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH  – 2021

– The contest will include all original studies published in the journal during 2021.

– Send your originals on any topic (maximum 6 by one author) before November 20, 2021

to the address of Michal Hlinka (Slovakia): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who will also judge competitions.

– More detailed analyzes and the pgn file can be found in the studies section on our website www.sach.cz.

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2021

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.

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

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

- Closing date: 31th October 2021

3rd Tourney Thematic FRME, 2021

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 3rd TT FRME,

in 7  sections:

  1. A) Twomovers (#2) Judge: Juraj Brabec (Slovakia) – Send to tournament director: Twomovers (#2) to Mustapha Bakani (Marocco) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. B) Threemovers (#3)- Judge: C.G.S. Narayanan (India)
  3. C) Moremovers (#4-6)- Judge: Henk le Grand (Netherlands)
  4. D) Endgame studies Theme: Two rooks and one minor piece against Queen. In the initial position, may presented be additional pieces. Is possible other configurations, changing the colors of the Queen and rooks and the minor piece. Slogan: Win or Draw. Judge: Mario Guido García (Argentina)
  5. E) Selfmates (S#3-7) Judge: Gennady Kozyura (Ukraine)

Send to tournament director: Threemovers (#3), Moremovers (#4-6),

Endgame studies and Selfmates (S#3-7) to Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. F) Helpmates (H#2) theme: h#2. – Judge: Fadil Abdurahmanović (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and Marko Klasinc (Slovenia)
  2. G) Helpmates (H#3) Judge: Aleksey Ivunin (Russia)

Send to tournament director: H#2 and H#3 to Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 30. 08. 2021.

The award – 2021 All received problems will be presented to the judges in anonymous form.

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

-Thematics ot he sections and examples  – LOOK HERE

UAPA 2021

 14th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2021

Section A : Theme : ( white builds Fortress - Draw ) or ( white ruins Black's Fortress- Win ) .

If the number of studies is significant, there will be two sections: A.1. Win and A.2. Draw

– Examples : Look here Fortress (chess)
Judge : GM (chess) Petr Kiryakov (Russia)

Section B: No set theme.
B.1. Studies Win   - Judge: IM (Composition)
Michal Hlinka (Slovakia)
B.2. Studies Draw - Judge: FM (Chess)
Poul Rewitz (Denmark)

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 July 2021, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all participants
by e-mail.

Closing date 30.4.2021

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021

9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021

REGULATIONS

on holding the Ninth FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021

APPROVED
PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHESS FEDERATION (FIDE)
A.V. DVORKOVICH
FEBRUARY , 2021

 1. TASKS AND OBJECTIVES

 The Ninth 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 ( www.fide.com ), with the participation of the World Federation for Chess Composition ( www.wfcc.ch ).

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

The Director of the tournament is Juri Bazlov (Russia).

     A. Twomovers – Judge: Vasil Dyachuk (Ukraine)

     B. Threemovers – Judge: C.G.S. Narayanan (India)

     C. Moremovers – Judge: Mark Erenburg (Israel)

  D. Endgame studies – Judge: Oleg Pervakov (Russia)

     E. Helpmates – Judge:  Silvio Baier (Germany)

     F. Selfmates – Judge: Mikhail Khramtsevich (Belarus)

     G. Fairies – Judge: Tadashi Wakashima (Japan)

     H. Retros – Judge:  Joaquim Crusats (Spain)

3. THE TIME FRAME OF THE EVENT

The tournament will be conducted from February 1 to Oсtober 1, 2021.

The closing date for submitting the entries is July 1, 2021.

The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by July 15, 2021. All judges are to submit their awards by September 1, 2021

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 retro sections, only orthodox retros will be allowed this time (release-the-position problems, last move problems, orthodox retractors with forward defenses, retro rebuses; but NO fairy elements in any of them and NO proof games).

In the selfmate section (F) and fairies section (G), only computer-tested problems (using Alybadix, Popeye, WinChloe, or Gustav) 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 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 email.

6. TOURNAMENT AWARD

After receiving the entries in anonymous form from the Director, the judges consider the submitted compositions, determine their originality, difficulty, esthetic 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 provide the preliminary results without the authors’ names for publication on the websites of FIDE and WFCC before September 1, 2021. 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 take 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 October 1, 2021.

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 at the closing ceremony of the World Chess Composition Congress 2021 in Rhodes (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.

 

 

 

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).

 

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('cloak900798ceaff2d5faf802bdbe36c5c76e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text900798ceaff2d5faf802bdbe36c5c76e+'<\/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/

 

 

INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2021

 INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2021

– The products will be accepted until December 31, 2021 were established: Awards, honorable mentions and accolades.


– Judges for 2021 are :


# 2- Givi Mosiashvili (Georgia)
# 3- Eugene Fomichev (Russia)
# 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

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2021

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2021 

# 2 – P. Zabirokhin (San Petersburgo),

# 3 – Y. Gorbatenko (Chelyabinsk),

#n – V.Kirillov (región de Sverdlovsk),

studiesValery Kalashnikov (Ekaterimburgo),

H # – V. Nefedov (Chelyabinsk), S # – A. Mikholap (Bielorrusia),

F # – A. Stepochkin (Tula). – The problemas and studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Zadachy I Etiudy  during 2021. 

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

Closing date : 15 November 2021

Variantim 2021

VARIANTIM – 2021

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

Judge : Geir Sune Tallaksen Østmoe (Norway)

 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 4/2022 (first issue of the year)

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

 

Probleemblad 2020-2021

PROBLEMBLAD 2021 -2022

Judges #2 :………….. – #3 and  #n ……………….

 

- Studies

Judge:  David Gurgenidze (Georgia) Entries in .pgn format are appreciated.  

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

- 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 2020-2022

VRATNICA 64- 2021-2022

Studies, no set theme

– Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)

Entries should be sent to: Bosko Miloseski, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Clarifications: If the number of entries in the year 2021 is 15 or more studies, the contest closes and the judge issues the verdict.
 
Then in 2022, a similar rule applies. Prizes, honorable 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 2021/22
 

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.

15th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2021

15th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2021

Section A : Theme : Section A : Rook with one or more pawns against two minor pieces Slogan Win -
(other pieces may be presented at the beginning)
Judge :
Michael Pasman (Israel)


Section B: No set theme.
B.1. Studies Win - Judge:
Daniele Gatti (Italy)
B.2. Studies Draw- Judge:
Peter Gyarmati (Hungary)


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 to 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 2021, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all
participants by e-mail.

Closing date 31.8.2021

Chess Artistry Competition

Chess Artistry Competition

International formal tourney in memory of Benko, Pal 1928-2019

Chess Artistry Competition

International formal tourney in memory of Pal Benko

The organiser of the event: Judit Polgar Chess Foundation

The judge : John Nunn 

Patronage of the event: Judit Polgar, Vladimir Kramnik

The Chess Artistry Competition aims to celebrate the artistic side of chess. Endgame studies embody many of the most beautiful elements of chess and composers put an enormous effort into compositions which delight thousands of enthusiasts around the world.

Criteria for submitted compositions: Preference will be given to studies which are likely to appeal to over-the-board players. Natural initial positions and clear-cut analysis are preferred. Each author can send one study or two joint-compositions.

Prize:There will be trophies for the top three winners and special prizes for particular categories, such as young (under-25) composers. As usual, the award will consist of prizes, honourable mentions and commendations. The participants will also receive a memento representing this Chess Artistry event.

Please send your original work inPGNformat by the31st of July 2021to thetourney director: Peter Gyarmati: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(anticipation checking byHarold van der Heijden) and please note if you are under-25!