The 2nd Israel Open Chess Problem Composition Tourney

2ndIsraelOpenAnnThe 2nd Israel Open Chess Problem Composition Tourney

The Israel Chess Composition Society is announcing the second thematic composition tourney which is open for all composers in the world. Prizes will be given to award winners.
Section 1: Two-movers. Dedicated to Aaron Hirschenson on occasion of his 70’s birthday. 
Section 2: Help-mates in three moves. Dedicated to the memory of Baruch Lender on occasion of his 100’s birthday

Entries to: Omer Friedland, Harimon 8, Givat Shmuel 54403, Israel,
Deadline: August 31, 2014.

René J. Millour 70 JT

promotions-rjm70jtRené J. Millour 70 Jubiläumsturnier
(71. feenschach-Thematurnier)

Announcement of the René J. Millour 70 JT:

Required are problems of any genre which show promotions.

Closing date is March 18th 2014.

Entries should be sent to the tournament director Hans Gruber, preferably via email

The judge will be René J. Millour. Prices (money or books) are offered as a reward for the best entries.

Karol Mlynka 70 JT

of Karol Mlynka 70 Jubilee Tourney C 11.08.2014

Theme: Cyclic change of defense motifs or harmful effects.
Section A – orthodox, section B – fairy. Any stipulations, conditions and fairy pieces are allowed.
Closing date: August 11th 2014.
The judge will be the jubilant.
Entries should be sent preferably via email: with the remark KM70JT or snail mail to:
Karol Mlynka, Wolkrova 3, 85101 Bratislava 5, Slovakia.
Prizes, Honourable Mentions and Commendations.                                                           → See full announcement with examples!

Zabunov-85MT 2013 – reminder!


Dear Friends,
Don’t miss the tournament Zabunov-85MT 2013 organized by website! It’s a memorial tourney on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the famous Bulgarian chess composer of the recent past FM Vladimir Zabunov (1928-1997).

The judge of the tourney is GM Petko A. Petkov (Bulgaria).
Send problems to Diyan Kostadinov by email:

Deadline: 15.11.2013.            → See the whole announcement at website!


Tournaments & Awards

Phenix_logoMémorial Denis Blondel

In order to honour the memory of Denis Blondel, deceased on 21th June 2012, Phénix organizes a composing tourney in two sections :
Section A) : all types of problems with only one type of fairy piece, which will be either the Rose or Locust.

Section B) : all types of problems with one or two types of fairy pieces, which will be the Rose and Locust.

See full announcement in English and in French!



Orbit announces 2014 informal tourney for Unorthodox help-play original problems.
Requested are h# <=4, h= <=4, ser-h# <=15 ‘almost-orthodox’ problems, composed using chessboard rather than using computer, showing effects enabled by the use of a limited set of fairy elements.
The judge is Klaus Wenda.
Send to Pierre Tritten‘s Orbit address :




Online, 2012’s judgements are (will be) at :

Juges/Judges : 2013

#3,  #n : Antonio Garofalo (ITA) ♦ h#2, h#n : Thomas Maeder (CHE) ♦ s#,  Féériques : Diyan Kostadinov (BGR)

Please send your originals to Alain Biénabe  :   admin (AT) 


variatim-logoSee HERE (in English and Russian) the information about
Regular tournaments by Variantim and also

Alex Ettinger 90 Memorial Tourney

The Israel Chess Composition Society is announcing a composition tourney to commemorate the 90’s birthday of Alex Ettinger (1923-2005). Alex, born in Frankfurt, Germany, immigrated to Israel in 1933 and was a dedicated member of our society. Required are fairy-miniatures with free theme. All types of problems are accepted but with at least one fairy condition and one fairy piece. Judge: Michael Grushko. Please send entries to the director, Paz Einat (; 45a Moshe Levi St. Nes Ziona, 74207, Israel). Closing date: 30.11.2013


API 4th Mini-TOUR 2014


The Italian Problemist Association (API) organizes
The 4th Mini-Tour called NEUTRAL PIECES

Will be admitted any type of problems from 2 to 6 moves. Every problems must to have one or more neutral piece(s) in initial position. (See original announcement in Italian/English in PDF here!)

More solutions and twins are allowed, but not zero-position and duplex. It’s allowed also only one fairy condition. Problems must be C+, please point out the software used. Sent to this address:
Sinfonie Scacchistiche with the problems (and award) published will be sent to all participants. Deadline: August 31, 2014.  

3-rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013


Reminder! The last days to submit your problems to the

3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2013 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. →Read more…

The closing date is September 1st, 2013.

Orbit 1st Fairy TT for Alphabetic Chess Help-play probems


Orbit 1st Fairy TT for Alphabetic Chess Help-play problems

One month left before closing! Requested are helpmates or series-helpmates in any number of moves, no zero-position, no fairy pieces, optionally one of the conditions Circe, Madrasi or PWC may be used in addition to ABC.
Problems must be computer-tested by Popeye or WinChloe.
The judge is Michael McDowell, problems are to be sent to Pierre Tritten’s Orbit address: until 30/09/13.


jv-lazureDear Friends,

I hope that all of you had a beautiful summer! In some countries there’s still pretty warm, in others becoming colder… But September is coming in 5 days everywhere!

I’d like to remind you that the second part of informal tourney Julia’s Fairies-2013 (judge: Diyan Kostadinov) is over on the 31st of August. If you’d like to participate in this part – please send your problems by the 30th of August preferably, so I’d have some time to publish them.

Also, September is the last month for submitting your problems to Julia’s Fairies Marine TT ! I know there’re many other tournaments now, plus WCCC. I wish you luck in all of them!!! And still I believe you’ll find some time for the Marines as well! Thanks a lot to the active participants! –Julia

Announcements of “The Macedonian Problemist”

ANNOUNCEMENTS OF macedonian-problemist

The Macedonian Problemist announces its informal tourneys for 2013 in the following sections:

  • 2# – judge: Zoran Gavrilovski 
  • 3#-n – judge: Zlatko Mihajloski 
  • s2-n# – judge: Predrag Žuvić
  • h2# – judge: Živko Janevski 
  • h3#-hn# – judge: Nikola Stolev 
  • fairy – judge: Hans Gruber 

Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, p. fah 137, MK-1001 Skopje, Macedonia; e-mail:


The Macedonian Problemist announces a formal jubilee tourney for h#2s to mark the 60th birthday of its regular contributor Živko Janevski (born on 4 August 1953), Grandmaster of the FIDE for Chess Compositions, International Judge of the FIDE for Chess Compositions, the leading Macedonian problemist in the last several decades and one of the world’s best and most successful composers (4th on the total FIDE Album points list up to the 2004-2006 Album). →Read more… (click to show/hide)


Composers are invited to submit their originals (free themes) for TMP – tL 2013 in four sections – #2 (judge: Juraj Brabec), #3 (Zlatko Mihajloski), h#2-3 (judge: Nikola Stolev) and s#2-6 (judge: Živko Janevski). The awards will be published in 2013.

Please send original problems to: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia, by 1.9.2013.