Tournament Calender.

On this page a calender 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 19-6-2017.


Jan Hendrik Timman – 65 JT

 Timman, Jan 1951

To celebrate the 65th birthday of the famous Dutch over-the-board GM ánd endgame study composer Jan Timman,

two composing tourneys for endgame studies are announced:


1. Only for over the board title-holders (FIDE GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM, WFM)

Theme: free

Judges: Yochanan Afek & Hans Böhm

Tourney director: Harold van der Heijden

Prize fund: 1000 EUR


2. Open section

Theme: mate by the bishop (or struggle against mate by the bishop)

Judges: Jan Timman & Hans Böhm

Tourney director: Harold van der Heijden,

Prize fund: 1000 EUR


Send your originals before August 1st 2017 to the tourney director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. preferably in PGN-format.

In both sections there is a maximum of three studies per composer.

Co-authored studies are allowed (in the first section all authors must be title holders).

The final award will be ready on December 14th 2017, the 66th birthday of Jan Timman.


The prize money is made available by Böhm Communications BV

In this way, Hans Böhm celebrates 50 years of close friendship with Jan Timman.

Friends: Jan Timman and Hans Böhm


More background information with pictures on Chessbase-News.

More about him on this website:

Timman, Jan

Timman 50 JT 2001

Timman 60 JT 2012

Timman lezing Max Euwe Centrum


CQL to find examples for the Open section, Mate by a Bishop:

; Find all positions with mate by a Bishop.
(match :pgn heijden.pgn :output bishopmate.pgn
(position :attackcount B k 1 5  :mate :markall  :flipcolor)) 

This CQL finds 2666 studies in the Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015)