Competitions

Announcement will be published (or given in a printed copy) on 28.07.2024, Sunday’s morning, and the submission time is evening of the same day. Approximately 10:00 – 18:00.

5 days CT will be announced before the beginning of WCCC 2024 and will last 5 days. The submission day might be right before or during the WCCC.

Jurmala WCCC Internet Tourney 2024 – Mate in 2 moves

Theme: Double Mate Correction (DMC)

See the announcement with 16 examples in PDF

Additional demands and criteria:

  1. The thematic try and the solutions start by the moves of the same White piece.
  2. No variation repeats in the phases, even if Black move doesn’t defend against the threat.
  3. Unique thematic Black defences are preferable, especially in the try and solution.

Open to all composers around the world, at most three entries per author, single or joint.

Deadline: 15th July 2024

Director: Borislav Gadjanski (entering into MatPlus.Net/Originals/Jurmala IT 2024).

Judge: Marjan Kovačević

ANNOUNCEMENT of the 8th YCCC
! the deadline for sending: 10.Jun.2024
!check in the Announcement how to prepare your entries
Send-to: tournament director Julia Vysotska yccc@wfcc.ch

The winners will be announced on the prize giving ceremony, Friday, 02.08.2024.

  • Murfatlar TT7, Proof games – The Tourney is opened worldwide. Deadline: July 15, 2024 | Judge: P. Rãican
  • Siegfried Hornecker Memorial Tourney – The Tourney is opened worldwide. Deadline: July 15, 2024 | Judges Section A: Jim Grevatt (U.K.), Section B: Paul Raican
  • Champagne Tourney Jurmala 2024 – The Tourney is open worldwide. Entries to the director Eric Pichouron, by Tuesday 30th July 20:00, e-mail: chesschampagne@gmail.com | Judge: Michel Caillaud | A . ProofGames B. Any other kind of Retro problems
  • 22nd Romanian Tzuica Tourney – The tourney is open worldwide. Send to: Eric Huber by e-mail at hubereric@yahoo.fr | Deadline: Wednesday, July 31st, 8pm. | Judges: Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber (Romania)

47.World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).
Team & Individual.
2 days competition, 6 rounds in total.

WCSC rules

Counted for solvers’ rating.

Genres: Mate in 2 moves (#2), Mate in 3 moves (#3), Mate in more moves (#n), Endgames (+/=), Selfmates (s#) and Helpmates (h#).

Open Solving.
Individual.
1 day competition, 2 rounds of 6 problems in each.

OPEN rules

Counted for the World Solving Cup 2023/24 and for solvers’ rating.

Genres: Mate in 2 moves (#2), Mate in 3 moves (#3), Mate in more moves (#n), Endgames (+/=), Selfmates (s#) and Helpmates (h#).

Extra solving competitions will be announced later

Preliminary date: 31.07.2024
Director: Iļja Ketris

Baltic Combined competition is open to the participants of the 66th WCCC. It comprises composing and solving.
Submission deadline for composing part: 2024-07-20 23:00 EEST