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 14-11-2019.

 

 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 14-11-2019.

 

EG 2020-2021

EG 2020-2021

EG, the only periodical exclusively devoted to endgame studies, announces an informal tourney for original studies.
The studies and the award will be published in EG.

You are strongly urged to only send your best and most creative works.
The original’s editor will only select very good studies for publication.
Please send your originals in PGN-format to the editor Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The judge for the 2020-2021 tourney is Yochanan Afek.

 

The disadvantage of the advantage ty

 

Steffen Nielsen 45 JT

Dansk Skakproblem Klub (The Danish Chess Problem Society) announces a formal study tournament,

celebrating the 45th birthday of Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen.

You are invited to participate with your best and most creative works.

 

Theme: Free

Closing date: May 20th 2020

Judge: The jubilee

 

The judge favours clear, solver-friendly studies without excessive analytical sidelines.

Please submit your studies (no more than 3 per composer including joint compositions) in PGN format totournament director Bjørn Enemark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The provisional award will be made public on August 13th 2020.

6th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2020

6th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2020

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 6th Composing Tourney in four 8 sections:

Twomovers(#2)Judge:MikhailKhramcevich (Belarus) Send to tournament director: Youness Ben Jelloun (Marocco) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Threemovers(#3)- Judge:Oleg Efrosinin (Russia)

Moremovers(#N) –Judge:Valery Kirillov (Russia)

Studies(+;=) Judge:Yochanan Afek (Israel)

Selfmates(S#)-Judge:Valery Kopyl (Ukraine)Send to tournament director: Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan)E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helpmates –H#2 Judge:Ladislav Packa (Slovakia)

Helpmates H#2,5-3 Judge: Kenneth Solja (Finland)

Helpmates-H#3.5-N Judge:Hans Gruber (Germany) Send to tournament director: Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.Send problems and studies in format PDF.

Closing date: 30.09. 2020.

The award –2020 All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.

Award will be published on the website:http://frme.cf/

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2020

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2020

Studies, informal tourney, no set theme

– Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)

- Entries should be sent to: Hiroshi Manabe, Mita 5-7-12-805, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, Japan E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ';document.getElementById('cloak529c8d71dc9db133ec8f9323d97e9899').innerHTML += ''+addy_text529c8d71dc9db133ec8f9323d97e9899+'<\/a>';

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail.

– Closing date: 31th October 2020 –

Second TT FRME

Second TT FREM, 2020.
The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 2nd TT FRME:

Section D)

Endgame studies Theme: Double Sacrifice. During the solution, a White minor piece (bishop or knight) moves
to a square where it can be captured by at least two of the opponent's pieces.
Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen (Denmark)

Send to tournament director Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded. Send problems in format PDF.
Closing date: 15. 08. 2020. The award – 2020

ll received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website:
http://frme.cf/

10th Maroc Echecs 2020

10th Maroc Echecs 2020:

judge Helmut Waelzel.

Theme free

Sent studies to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline  : 30 /06/2020

 

TOURNEY MOSCOW 2019

Tourney Moscow 2019:

Theme is free. No more than 10 figures in the starting position of the etude.

- Judge is: Evgeny Kopylov

- Send etudes until 08/31/2019– by e-mail to the competition director Pavel Murashev: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  It is desirable to send etudes in the DOC format.

- The results of the competition will be announced before the end of 2019.

-The competition is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of a chess player and chess composer Ilya Shumov.

 

Razumenko MT 2019

Razumenko Memorial tournament 2019 

Razumenko, Viktor 1937-2019

The  Viktor Alekseyevich Razumenko MT (18.02.1937-10.02.2019)

Theme free

Judge: Alexey Popov

Closing date: 15.11.2019

send studies to Yakov Rossomakho : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or postal address: Yakov Rossomakho, Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, Sankt Peterburg, 197136 Russia

100 euro for the 1st prize and books on chess composition or Albums FIDE.

All participants will receive award of this tournament.

Mikitovicz 70 JT

Mikitovics 70 Jubilee tournament

Mikitovics, Janos 1949

The Hungarian Chess Composers’ website (www.magyarsakkszerzok.hu) announces an international jubilee tourney on the occasion of

the 70th birthday of János Mikitovics (born 18. 7. 1949),

to the memory of the Attila Schneider international chess master.

 

-The formal tourney is announced for (win and draw sections) studies with free theme and the judges, using Attila Schneider’s Evaluation Method, will be the participant composers.

The entries should be sent by e-mail to the address of tourney director János Mikitovics: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (If possible in pgn, but also the word is good.)

Closing date: 15th October 2019.

We will publish the provisional award on 15th January 2020 in the Hungarian website, UAPA & ARVES, and sending it to all participants via email.

-The double Hungarian champion, Schneider Attila’s used Evaluation Method is as follows (see ChessClinic’s tourney 2001_2002: winner Pal Benko):

The authors will receive serially numbered anonymous diagrams with solutions after the deadline for submission and from 0 to 5 you can score your competitors’ work. Half points are also possible (0,5; 1,5; etc).

The points given to each other will be summed up.

The author (or co-authors) wins, who the most points get. Of course the participants are not scoring themselves.

-Help for the judges: all authors will also receive an Excel table, in which only the scores must be entered and the completed table returned to the director.

Prize pool in the two sections jointly: USD 1000.

  

5th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2019

5th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2019

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 5th Composing Tourney in four 6 sections:


Twomovers (#2) Judge: Karol Mlynka (Slovakia)
Send to tournament director:   Youness Ben Jelloun (Marocco)

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Threemovers (#3) Judge:  Valery Shavyrin (Russia)
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Mike Prcic (USA)

Studies    (+;=)      Judge:   Michal Hlinka(Slovakia)              

Selfmates  (S#)      Judge:  Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

Send to tournament director: Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan) 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helpmates  (H#2 and H#N) Judge: Franz Pachl (Germany)
Send to tournament director:   Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco)   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.

Send problems and studies in format PDF.

Closing date: 30. 09. 2019. The award – 2019

Marino Bortolotti MT 2019

International Informal Tournament for Original Studies

Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2019 – MT Marino Bortolotti

Marino Bortolotti (Italy).

Tournament Director: Valerio Agostini (Italy).

Judge: Marco Campioli (Italy).

Two sections: section for win studies (+) and section for draw studies (=).

Send original studies to Valerio Agostini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 September 2019.

Lubos Kekely 60 JT

Lubos Kekely 60 JT

Kekely, Lubos 1959

 

The Slovak Organisation for Chess Composition (SOKŠ) announces an international jubilee tourney

on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Ľuboš KEKELY (born 25. 4. 1959)

 

The tourney is announced for studies with optional theme and will be judged by jubilee Ľuboš Kekely.

The entries should be sent by e-mail to the address of tourney director Michal Hlinka: hlinkamichal55@gmail.com

– until 25th of April 2019.

 

Shahmat bestechiliyi 15 JT

The magazine of the Azerbajijan Chess Composition Commission "Shamat bestechiliyi" announces.

This commission was established in 1970, 48 years ago.

International competition in Studies – Shahmat bestechiliyi-15 JT.

The tournament sections and judges:

A) Twomovers (#2) – Judge: Elmar Abdullaev (Azerbaijan)

B) Threemovers (#3) – Judge: Mubariz Safarov (Azerbaijan).

C) Moremovers (N#) – Judge: Aleksandr Melnichuk (Russia).

D) Studies (+=) – Judge: Muradkhan Muradov (Gobustan, Azerbaijan).

Prizes: Certificates.

Closing date: 03.11.2018.

Awards: 28.12.2018 – www.ulvichess.az

Director: Ilham Aliev (Azerbaijan).

Send to (please send studies in pgn format) tournament director (no more than three): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Problemist 2019-2020

 The Problemist composing tourney 2019-2020

The Problemist composing tourney 2019-2020
Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen
Entries, preferably in PGN file, to: Yochanan Afek by mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

SCHACH 2020-2021

SCHACH 2020-2021

Studies, no set theme

Judges:  Studies– Michael Roxlau 

2 # Rainer Kuhn, 3 # Ralf Krätschmer, n # Frank Reinhold, h # Torsten Linß, s # Sven Trommler. 

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

Send studies to: Franz PachlThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

–  Closing date:  september 30th 2020/21

Gravure 2019

GRAVURE-2019

We are pleased to announce the tourney for problems and studies with 8-10 pieces (gravures).

Sections of the tourney: #2, #3, #4-12, Studies, H#1.5-2, H#2.5-3, H#3.5-6, S#2-12, HS#2-6.

Each composer can send no more than three compositions in every section (including joint).

Judge is Igor Agapov (Russia). Director is Aleksey Oganesjan (Russia).

Closing date: August 31, 2019.

Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Recommendations for the preparation of compositions (important):

– send problems and studies in format DOC (not PGN, not PDF),

– use the notation KQRBS for solution recording.

 

 

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2019

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2019 

Please, send your original work in PGN format.

Tournament director Peter Gyarmati   to the e-mail address of the study :E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

– Judge: Ľuboš Kekely (Slovakia)

– Deadline: 15th November 2019.

 

PAT A MAT – 2018-2019

PAT A MAT – 2018-2019

Studies, no set theme

Judge : Emil Vlasak (Rep, Checa)

Entries should be sent to: Ľuboš Kekely, SK-023 32 Snežnica 128, Slovakia.

Email: Ľuboš Kekely

Closing date: 15th October of the year 2019

SCHACH 2018-2019

 Studies, no set theme

Judge:  Peter Gyarmati

– Send studies to: Franz PachlThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– Closing date:  30 September of the year 2019

The Problemistic Bulletin 2018-2019

The Problemistic Bulletin 2018-2019

Judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen,

Editor: Dan-Constantin Gurgui

Original studies should be sent to Dan-Constantin Gurgui: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See details also in pdf-file: http://sahsimat.byethost32.com/files/BP_88_2018.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3RAF0BqwnjDzIt0yfvUWTSnm2Wwz3LNLM3ODBgAoKKpVULMlsGcogD4ZQ&i=1

Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2020

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE  2020

Studies –Informal tourney, free theme

– Judge: Marco Campioli

Send your entries  to the Director : Valerio Agostini   –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tournament in two section: Study Win (+) and Study Draw (-)

–  The compositions will be published in the magazine: every composer will receive the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version). Closing date 30.09.2020 –

 

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2019

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2019

Studies, no set theme

Judge: Sergey Osintsev

– The studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Zadachy I Etiudy  during 2019.  Send to Yakov Rossomakho

Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, 197136 Sankt Peterburg, Russia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– Closing date : 15 November 2019

Variantim 2020

VARIANTIM – 2020

– The studies will be published as originals in the Israeli magazine Variantim during 2020.

Judge Amatzia Avni

 Director : Gady Costeff.  Please send studies in PGN format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phenix 2020

TOURNEY MAGAZINE “PHENIX” 2020

Gheorghe Nicolaescu 65 JT 2018

The French magazine “Phenix” is looking for original orthodox studies (theme free, entries will be published in the magazine) for its informal tourney for the year 2020

– Please send your entries to Daniel Capron : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until october 31 2020.

Judge Michal Hlinka

– The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail in February of 2021 and will be published in the site Internet of “Phenix” and in the magazineGheorghe Nicolaescu 65 JT 2018

Endgame studies – informal tourney, free theme.

Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russian Federation).

Send your compositions before December 25, 2018 to - to Dan-Constantin Gurgui by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The compositions will be published in the "e4 e5" magazine.

Look  the studies : Revista de şah “e4 e5`` 

Maximum number of entries per composer: 5.

CESKOSLOVENSKY Shach – 2019

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH  – 2019

Studies, no set theme Judge:  Mario G. García (Argentina) 

Entries should be sent to: Michal Hlinka, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail.

Closing date: 10. December  of the year 2019 .

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2019

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2019

Studies, no set theme

– Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)

   Entries should be sent to: Hiroshi Manabe, Mita 5-7-12-805, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, Japan E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

— The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail.

–  Closing date: 31th October 2019

 

UAPA 10th Jubilee Ty

10th INTERNATIONAL  INTERNET  TOURNAMENT (UAPA)    “JUBILEE TOURNEY 10th EDITION ”

 

Section  A-  Miniatures (6 to 7 pieces)

A.1. Studies Win  – A.2. Studies Draw

Judge: Peter S. Krug (Austria)

 

Section B: Theme: Free                                                                                                                  

B.1. Studies Win  

–  Judge: Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe (Norway)

B.2. Studies Draw

 Judge: Jarl Henning Ulrichsen (Norway)

Entries : not more than three per composer (in each section)

– Send to the tourney director: MarioG.García This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

–  All selected original studies will be posted periodically on the UAPA website: http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/

– Prizes, honourable,  mentions, commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The provisional award will be issued in march 2020, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

Closing date 31.12.2019

THE PROBLEMIST 2018-2019

THE PROBLEMIST 2018-2019

The study section of the bi-monthly “The Problemist” announces its biennial informal composing tourney for the years 2018-2019
Judge: John Nunn
Entries to the editor Yochanan Afek ( preferably in a PGN file and the earlier the better) by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Problemist of Ukraine 2017-18

Problemist of Ukraine 2017-18

Studies, no set theme

–  Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russia)

–  Entries should be sent to :   Eduard Eilazjan, Ukraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Probleemblad 2019-2020

PROBLEEMBLAD 2019 -2020

Studies, no set theme

– Judge:  Jarl Ulrichsen (Norway)

– Entries in .pgn format are appreciated.

Send to : Marcel van Herck  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sachova Skladba 2019-2020

Sachova Skladba 2019-2020

Studies, no set theme

Judge : Yochanan Afek

- Send studies to: Jiri Jelinek or Jaroslav Polasek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VRATNICA 64 2019-2020

VRATNICA 64- 2019 /20

Studies, no set theme .

- Entries should be sent to: Boško Milošeski – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Petar Acev 27/2-8, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia

– Judge : Valery Kalasnhikov (Russia).

- Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail. 

Closing date: 15th October of the year 2019/20

Springaren 2019

Springaren 2019

Studies, no set theme

– Judge: Peter Gyarmati (Hungrary)

Send studies to Director :Axel Ornstein – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The  award  will be sent to participants by e-mail.  and will be published in the magazine 

TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2017–2019

TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2017–2019

Studies. No set theme – Judge: Martin Minski (Germany).

Send the studies to director Antti Parkkinen

–  and e-mail address:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA-2019

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA 2019

Studies, no set theme

Judge: Alexander Stavrietsky

– The studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Shakmatnaya Kompozicia   during 2019.

  Send to Sergey Osintsev This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Die Schwalbe 2019-2020

DIE SCHWALBE 2019- 2020

The German chess problem society’s magazine “Die Schwalbe”  informal tourney for original studies,

Please send your originals per e-mail to Michael Roxlau: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge: Vaszha Neidze.

All entries and later the award will be published in “Die Schwalbe”.

The award will have at least the usual three months confirmation time. 

All authors receive the issues of the magazine with the original publication, the solutions (usually six months later) and the award .

Please include your postal address for this reason.

 

9th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT UAPA

9th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA)

Memorial Tournament:  EDUARDO  M.  IRIARTE

Iriarte, Eduardo 1934-2018

Section  A- Thematic Domination : White: (B or N) vs  Black :Rook  

In this  section, the initial position may present additional pieces

-  Stipulation: Win

Section B: Theme  Free                                                                                                                                    

B.1. Studies Win – 

B.2. Studies Draw 

Judges: Emil Vlasak & Jaroslav Polasek

 –Entries : not more than three per composer (in each section)

– Send to the tourney director: MarioG.GarcíaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All selected original studies will be posted periodically on the UAPA website: http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/– 

– Prizes, honourable,  mentions, commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The provisional award will be issued in november 2019, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

Closing date 30.8.2019

 

See also:

http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/

http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/torneos-informales/

 

ChessStar 2019

ChessStar 2019

 
INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2019
The products will be accepted until December 31, 2019 were established: Awards, honorable mentions and accolades.
Judges for  2019 : # 2: . Valerio Agostini (Italy)  # 3 …..- # N:………
– Studies: Peter Gyarmati. 
 
See for details website: https://www.chessstar.com/index.php

 

Strategems 2020

Strategems 2020

 

Moremovers

– Editor: Richard Becker – :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge: ………….

Studies

– Editor : Franjo Vrabec: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge:   Michal Hlinka

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

The Problemistic Bulletin – Edicion 2018-2019

The Problemistic Bulletin – Edicion 2018-2019

Studies, no set theme.

Entries should be sent to : Editor : Dan Constantin Gurgui This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen

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