Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017, C23.05.2017

BIT2017-GroupCBelgrade Internet Tourneys 2017

Composing Tourneys announced for the 12th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 26th-28th May 2017 are split into 3 groups, including fairy Group C (HS#2.5 Max) which will be judged by solvers and composers themselves, in a special Composing-Solving-Judging contest on May 26th 2017, the first day of the Festival.

Group C – HS# Max 2.5, 2 Solutions Thematic condition: Help-selfmate Max is a new condition, with the help-play before the last two half-moves, presenting S#1 Maximummer (Black has to play the geometrically longest move).

The BIT 2017 will use the method of entering originals for the tourney directly to the Mat Plus website. Composers unable to use it may send their entries by email to the Mat Plus administrator: Deadline: May 23rd 2017.

Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017

mpk-Blaetter-annAnnouncement Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017
Argentinian chess or Argentinian pieces

Required are helpmates h#n in 2 or more moves on a 8×8 board with the fairy condition Argentinian chess or the Argentinian pieces señora, faro, loco as well as saltador. The theme is free. Further fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not accepted. Problems in more than one phase are allowed, whether with set play, multiple solutions, twinnings or some combination of those methods. →Announcement (PDF)

Judge: Franz Pachl | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: December 31th, 2017
Submissions should be sent to or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany.

Quick Composing TT-184: Rebirth square paradox

superproblem-ruQuick Composing TT-184 by SuperProblem
Tourney name: “Rebirth square paradox”

Stipulation: fairies
Theme: When rebirth of pieces applies in fairy conditions, an empty rebirth square usually means an advantage for the transported piece’s party, as it preserves the piece’s power. This tournament, however, is looking for the exceptions. It requires chess problems of any kind applying any fairy condition involving rebirth of pieces, where the vacation of a rebirth square of a piece belonging to the party which is going to fulfill the problem’s aim (e.g. white in n#/h#n or black in s#n/hs#n) means a disadvantage and/or the obstruction of such a square means an advantage for that party because of the potential rebirth (not) taking place.
All stipulations, fairy pieces and additional fairy conditions are allowed.
Judge: Klaus Wenda. Closing date: February 16, 2017
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail:
Award will be published on the website  Download the announcement in English [pdf, 244 KB]

macedonian-problemistThe Macedonian ambien Problemist (“TMP”) announces the formal tourney “TMP” League 2016 in four sections (free themes): #2 – Miodrag Mladenovi?; #3 – Aleksandr Sygurov; s#3-7 – Živko Janevski; h#4-8 – Zlatko Mihajloski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent by 1 October 2016: Zoran Gavrilovski, ul. “Karpoševo vostanie” br. 4 (zgrada A3), vlez 3, stan 10, MK-1020 Skopje, Macedonia (or by e-mail to

The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2016 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail. The authors of honoured problems will receive the tourney brochure by snail mail and the best-placed authors (in particular section(s) or the total ladder) will also receive some issues of “The Macedonian Problemist” as a modest magazine-prize.

FIDE-logo5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2017 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.

The tournament sections and judges are as follows: → more…

Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

The announcement

Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

To commemorate the 70th birthday of Gligor Denkovski (20 August 1946 – 15 January 2015), a formal composing tourney is announced in three sections.

Section A: Orthodox proof games, showing a combination of at least one typical retro theme and at least one theme or motif traditionally seen in other problem genres. Judge: Kostas Prentos.

Section B: Orthodox helpmate threemovers (h#2.5–3) with free theme. Judge: Nikola Predrag.

Section C: Orthodox selfmates (s#2–n) with free theme. Judge: Miodrag Mladenović.

Closing date for all sections is 31 March 2017.
Entries should be sent to Ivan Denkovski, email:

Longest Series Tournament


Here we are… 5 years later ! I hope all of you are doing fine… I am glad to be back after such a long time, to organize once more a series tournament that is so much fun for many of us. Thanks to Arno for the gentle push.

This time around it will be somewhat different… it will basically be a 4-in-1 tournament, presenting 4 completely different themes. Each one of those could be part of a tournament all by itself.” →See more…

30-day tourney Marianka Festival Cup 2016MariankaLogo

Slovak organization of chess composition announces on the occasion of the 8th International Chess Composition Festival 30-day tourney Marianka Festival Cup 2016 C 17.8.2016.

Theme: Twomover in three phases with two variations each using any kind of fairy pieces, but no fairy conditions. Any combinations of mate changes and transferences are allowed, except change of two mates in three phases (Z-32-26). It is also allowed to extend the thematical content (number of phases, variations, move functions etc.). Anybody can take part in the tourney, including composers not present in Marianka. The closing date is the 17.8.2016, entries to the director and judge Juraj Brabec (only by e-mail) – to The results will be announced at the end of the festival on Sunday 21.8.2015, the winner will get the Marianka 2016 Festival Cup. See examples in Marianka Cup 2016 announcement (PDF).

wenda_klausKlaus Wenda 75 JT

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Klaus Wenda (* September 13, 1941), Die Schwalbe and feenschach announce the Klaus Wenda 75 Jubilee Tourney.

Required are problems with Double-Grashopper, Double-Rookhopper and/or Double-Bishophopper. An additional fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed, but the problems have to be computer tested (please mention the program). The following stipulations are allowed: #n, s#n, r#n, semi-r#n, ser-s#n, pser-s#n and hs#n with any number of moves.

Judges: Klaus Wenda and Hans Gruber. A formidable prize fund will be awarded by the judges. Closing date: February 28, 2017. 
feenschachlogoschwalbe-logo Entries should be sent to director Ulrich Ring: Egerländer Straße 41, D-64380 Roßdorf;

wfcc-logo-transparent16th Japanese Sake Tourney

  • Theme: H#2, Colorless Chess
  • Scope: Any other fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed
  • Judge: Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi, Masato Yoshii
  • Prizes: Bottles of Sake
  • Audience: The tourney is open to everybody, but only congress participants can receive bottles
  • Deadline: August 3rd (Wednesday) 10 p.m. or by email before July 28th to Tadashi Wakashima
  • Details: in PDF document

14th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

  • Theme: hs#n/hs=n, Rundlauf of at least 4 moves
  • Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
  • Judge: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
  • Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica
  • Audience: The tourney is open to everybody, but only congress participants can receive bottles
  • Deadline: August 3rd (Wednesday) 8 p.m. to Dinu-Ioan Nicula, or by email until July 31st to Eric Huber
  • Details: in PDF document