WCCI 2013-2015: Results

wfcc-logo-transparent The results of the 2013-2015 WCCI are just announced on WFCC website. 

The first three places in G – Fairies are:

  • 1st place – Vasil Ďačuk (Slovakia)
  • 2nd place – Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
  • 3rd place – Ofer Comay (Israel)

My sincere congratulations to the winners and all participants!

Also, I’d like to mention Dmitri Turevski, the director of this WCCI, who (in additional to the primary work!) has absolutely minimized my work in publication of all WCCI materials on wfcc.ch, from the entries till the final results. Thank you, Dmitri!


The Award of Krassimir Gandev 70 JT 2016

logo-kobulchesskrassimir-gandevKoBulChess.com announces

The Award of Krassimir Gandev 70 JT 2016

“One of the best bulgarian composer of all time – IM Krassimir Gandev celebrated his 70th Anniversary a month ago. Now you can see here the Award of his Jubilee tourney 2016. The level is very high and the judge Gandev said that preparing this award was the most difficult in his practice!(KoBulChess, 02.05.2016) 


The arrows of St Sebastian – Award

StSebastienThe arrows of St Sebastian – Award

Dear chessfriends, I was very glad to receive 36 arrows from 13 composers: Stephan Dietrich, Maryan Kerhuel, Ralf Kraetschmer, Rainer Kuhn, Ingemar Lind, Juraj Lorinc, Karol Mlynka, Dieter Muller, Cornell Pacurar, Adrian Storisteanu, Pierre Tritten, Paul Raican, Jaroslav Stun.

I decided to divide the tourney in two sections. Section A, the most numerous for the problems using fairy piece(s) or/and condition(s) and Section B for the “orthodox” problems.” (Sebastien Luce, the judge)

The Award (PDF) | Announcement with examples (PDF)


36th RIFACE, the results

st-germain-au-mont-d-orSee the RESULTS of the 36th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) which took place from May 22, 2015 to May 25, 2015 at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or (instead of the traditional location at Messigny).

“La 36° R.I.F.A.C.E. (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne), qui habituellement avait lieu à Messigny, s’est tenue cette année à St-Germain au Mont d’or (près de Lyon), du 22 au 25 mai 2015.
Participants : Jérôme AUCLAIR, André BANTEGNIE, Christine BAYS, Lionel BELIN, Marco BONAVOGLIA, Michel CAILLAUD, Mathias CARNO, Yves CHEYLAN, Alexandros DIMITRIADIS, Axel GILBERT, Maryan KERHUEL, Jörg KUHLMANN, Bernard MONTANGERAND, Laurent RIGUET, Philippe ROBERT, Philippe ROUZAUD, Pierre TRITTEN, Pascal WASSONG, Garen YACOUBIAN.”


The Ural’s Problemist-2012 (fairies)

up-logoThe Ural’s Problemist-2012 – Fairy section:

“В 2012-м году в журнале было опубликовано 47 задач сказочного жанра. Боюсь ошибиться, но, кажется, уровень турнира по сравнению с прошлыми годами вырос. Жаль, что это произошло в последний год существования журнала.” (The judge)

The Award by Alexander Bulavka (PDF, in Russian)