Tournament Calendar.

On this page a calendar 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.

 

Latest update on 5-5-2024.

See  for more information at: 8th-YCCC-Announcement.pdf (wfcc.ch)

8 th Youth Chess Composing Challenge 2024 2 Rules & Themes The 8 th YCCC 2024 is open to the U23 generation (born 2001 or later), matching the age limit for juniors in the WFCC solving competitions (WCSC, ECSC, ISC). This year YCCC has one section with strict thematic condition (A - #2) and two sections without set themes (B – endgame studies and C - all kinds of compositions). Each participant may send one entry per section. Joint works are not accepted

 

Section B – Endgame studies (+, =) No set thematic condition To understand better the content and form that distinguishes an artistic endgame study from usual chess combinations and similar puzzles in the Internet, we warmly recommend to check the following articles: 1. Johan Hellsten: Composing endgame studies 2. John Nunn: Composing a study 3. Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen: Strip or massage? Two ways of creating studies from games These three articles are ordered here by complexity of the topics. Going through them you may feel why any chess ending or a long sequence of unique moves (no matter how hard is to find these moves) doesn’t automatically qualify for an artistic chess composition. The judges will put emphasis on original ideas and clarity. Judges: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen & Gady Costeff

A formal contest for study composing is announced, open to all.
The theme is free with one exception – no logical studies.

Each composer may send up to 3 studies, including joint works.

There will be three money prizes – 250$, 200$ and 150$.

There will also be some book prizes, therefore all participants are requested to send their postal address along with the pgn file containing position and full solution.

Send your original studies by e-mail to the tourney director, Gady Costeff, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for receiving the works is 30/10/2024.

The award is guaranteed to be sent to all participants on 17/12/2024

and is expected also to be published in Arves and Variantim.

The judge will be the jubilant, Amatzia Avni

 

 Studies – Judge: Sergiy Didukh

– Entries should be sent to : Sergey Borodavkin : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More  information about the PROBLEMIST OF UKRAINE magazine competitions posted

on the website http://www.chess-kopyl.com.ua/images/2020/N163outer.pdf

 The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 10th Composing Tourney in four 8
sections:
Twomovers (#2) Judge: Aleksandr Derevchuk (Ukraine)
Send to tournament director: Mustapha Bakani (Marocco) E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Threemovers (#3) Judge: Valery Kirillov (Russia)
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)
Studies (+;=) Judge: Marek Halski (Poland)
Selfmates (S#) Judge: Jiří Jelínek (Czech Republic)
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: Franz Pachl (Germany)
Helpmates H#2.5-3 Judge: Christopher Jones (Great Britain)
Helpmates H#3.5-N Judge: Mike Prcic(USA)
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.
The theme in all sections is free.
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.
Send problems and studies in format Word and PDF.
Closing date: 30. 09. 2024. The award – 2024
All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website: frme.fr.nf

Slovak Organization for Chess Composition (SOKŠ) in cooperation with Slovak Chess Union (SŠZ)

announces international chess composition tourney for endgame studies SŠZ 100 JT.

Judge Péter Gyarmati (Hungary),

director Ľuboš Kekely (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Closing date: 29.6.2024.

At most 3 compositions by one author (including joint compositions).

The award will be published still in 2024, preliminary award on the SOKŠ website (https://soks.sk/).

Prizes for the competition will be announced in upcoming weeks.

The magazine “64 – Chess Review

” announces a traditional competition for composing chess problems and studies
Sections: #2,#3,#n (judge A. Kuzovkov), studies (judge S. Osintsev)


The winners are awarded an annual subscription to the magazine.


Send compositions to the email address of editor Alexander Kuzovkov: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Shakki 100 JT

Shakki, the Finnish chess magazine, was founded in 1924 with the name Suomen Shakki.

The magazine announces an international composing competition

Shakki 100 JT in two groups, both with free theme:

A. Studies, judge Pauli Perkonoja

B. Moremovers, judge Jorma Paavilainen

The entries, not more than three from one composer in each section, joint entries included, to the tournament director Neal Turner via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline is 30th of June 2024.

Russian and Belarusian composers are not eligible to participate.

(Arves is not happy with this statement)

In each section there will be three prizes of 100, 70 and 50 EUR.

The awards will be published during the year 2024.

 

Announcement tournament: EG 2024-2025

 

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.

 We will not publish all the submitted studies, as some magazines and websites do.

Our editor, Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen, will only select compositions of sufficiently high level 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.

 Deadline for submissions for is August 25th, 2025.

 The judge for the 2024-2025 tourney is Jan Sprenger.

 

Section  A : Thematic:  

Study for win or draw with blocking or temporary blocking of black queen or rook..

- Judge:  Ľuboš Kekely  (Slovakia)

– : Look pgn : Examples

 

Section B : Theme free                                                             

B.1.) Win –    Judge :   Alexander Stavrietsky (Russia)

B.2.) Draw –    Judge :   Pavel Arestov (Russia)  

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

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

–or M. 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 November  2024, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

– Closing date 31 8 .2024

See also: UAPA

Springaren 2023 -2024

Studies, no set theme

– Judge: Geir Tallaksen Ostmoe (Norway)

– Send studies to Director : Kjell Widlert. 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

 

 

Eleventh FIDE World Cup in Composing 2023

See for all the information:  https://www.wfcc.ch/competitions/composing/fidewcc_2023/

The tournament will be conducted from April 1 to October 1, 2023.

The closing date for submitting the entries is June 15, 2023.

Entries must be sent on diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the Director’s address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Participants should mention their postal address in the email.

Tehtäväniekka 2024

 

Finnish Chess Problem Society’s magazine Tehtäväniekka 2024.

Original studies for an informal tourney, no set theme.

The composer will receive a PDF file of the publication issue and award.

Judge: Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine)

Send your entries to the editor Vladislav Tarasiuk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 «ЗА ТОРЖЕСТВО МІЖНАРОДНОГО ПРАВА»,
присвячений Дню шахової композиції
Дніпровська міська федерація шахової композиції та редакція журналу


«Проблеміст України» оголошують міжнародний турнір «ЗА ТОРЖЕСТВО
МІЖНАРОДНОГО ПРАВА», присвячений Дню шахової композиції.
Розділи:
1. Двоходівки. Суддя Василь Дячук.
2. Етюди. Суддя Владислав Тарасюк.
3. Кооперативні мати (H#2-n). Суддя Валерій Семененко.
4. Зворотно-кооперативні мати (Hs#2-n). Суддя Олександр Семененко.
Теми вільні.
Оригінальні композиції надсилати електронною поштою до 10.12.2023
року на адресу: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Усі учасники отримають підсумки турніру по електронній пошті
04.01.2024 року, у Міжнародний день шахової композиції.

 


TOURNEY
“FOR THE TRIUMPH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW”

to commemorate the Chess Composition Day


The Federation for Chess Composition of the city of Dnipro and the
Editorial Board of the magazine Problemist of Ukraine announce an international
tourney “FOR THE TRIUMPH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW” to commemorate
the Chess Composition Day.
Sections:
1. Twomovers (#2). Judge: Vasyl Dyachuk.
2. Endgame studies. Judge: Vladyslav Tarasyuk.
3. Helpmates (H#2-n). Judge: Valery Semenenko.
4. Helpselfmates (Hs#2-n). Judge: Oleksandr Semenenko.
Free themes.
Original compositions are to be emailed before December 10, 2023, to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All participants will receive the tourney award by email on January 4, 2024,
the International Chess Composition Day.

 

 

 SACHOVA SKLADBA 2024

Studies, no set theme

– Judge : Luboš Sedlák

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

Send studies to: Jiri Jelinek or Jaroslav Polasek

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Information about competitions in other genres: Pavel Kamenik –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also see this link; http://problem64.beda.cz/ss/rozhodci.htm

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2024

Studies – Yury Bazlov  

– #2 – A. Slesarenko ,

# 3 –A. Sygurov. #n – G. Popov ,,

H # –P. Zabirokhin

S # – – A. Stepochkin,

F # –V. Nefyodov.

– The problemas and studies will be published as originals in the magazine Zadachy I Etiudy during 2024 Send to S. Bilyk

Send to S. Bilyk – email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date : 15 November 2024

Polish Chess Federation 2023 Tourney

Polish Chess Federation announces an informal international composing tourney in the following sections:
• twomovers [#2] – judge Bogusz Piliczewski
• threemovers [#3] – judge Stefan Parzuch
• selfmates in 2 moves [s#2] – judge Marcin Banaszek
• selfmates in 3 – 6 moves [s#3-6] – judge Eugeniusz Iwanow
• helpmates in 2 moves [h#2] – judge Walerij Kopyl
endgames [eg] – judge Jan Rusinek
There are 3 prizes in each section.
Problems are published up to date on the Polish Chess Federation site.
Closing date: December 1st 2023.
Please send problems on diagrams or in notation with the complete solution to:

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

See also this article: Creating studies from games, Steffen Nielsen

 

TOURNEY MAGAZINE “PHENIX” 2024

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 2024

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,  2024.

Judge: Jaroslav Polasek (Rep. Checa)
The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail

and will be published in the site Internet of “Phenix” and in the magazine.

6th TT FRME, 2024


The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 6th TT FRME, in 7 sections.

Endgame studies proposed theme: Queen endgame with win requirement.

White sacrifices his queen. Material should be in the starting position Q+pawns vs Q+pawns, more queens are possible.

Judge: Peter Gyarmati (Hungary)

 Details: fmrefmre website.

 

Closing date: 01.09.2024. The award – 2024
All received problems will be presented to the judges in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website: http://frme.fr.nf

INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2023

ChessStar.com announces an annual composing contest in the following sections: #2, #3, #N, Etudes, H# , S#.

– ChessStar-2023 can only be entered by registered users Standard.
Entries are accepted (unlimited) from January 1 to December 31, 2023.
Prizes, honorary and commendable reviews have been established.
Preliminary results will be published on the website on January 31, 2024.

– Chief judge for all sections: Ferhat Karmil (Turkiye)

-Tournament Director Elmar Abdullaev Karmil (Azerbaijan)

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH – 2024

The contest will include all original studies published in the journal during 2023.

Send your originals on any topic (maximum 6 by one author) before November 15, 2024 to the address of Michal Hlinka (Slovakia): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Judge : Emil Vlasak (Rep.Checa).

More detailed analyzes and the pgn file can be found in the studies section on our website www.sach.cz.

 Variantim 2024

The studies will be published as originals in the Israeli magazine Variantim during 2024.

- . Judge : Daniele Gatti (Italy)

-  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.

The results will be published in 4/2024.Closing date: November 15/ 2024

 

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE 2024


Other genres : Judges: [≠2] : ………..

- [≠n] : Valerio Agostini

– [H≠2] : Francisco Simoni – [H≠n] : ……….

– [S≠] : Daniele Gatti

– Studies : Daniele Gatti –  -Retro : …………..

 

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

PAT A MAT Magazine has pleasure in announcing international tourneys for

See also: 

ChessStar.com


a) orthodox twomovers 2022: Bogusz Piliczewski, Poland),
b) threemovers 2022-2023 (judge not yet specified),
c) moremovers 2022-2023 (judge not yet specified),
d) studies 2022-2023 :Yochanan Afek (Israel/Netherlands),
e) helpmates 2022 (judge Béla Majoros, Hungary),
f) selfmates and reflexmates 2022- 2023 (judge not yet specified),
g) fairies 2022 (judge not yet specified).

Entries should be sent to the editors of the sections (see below) or to Ladislav Packa as soon as possible but before 15th October of the year.

Entries should be sent to the editors of the sections (see below) or to Ladislav Packa as soon as possible but before 15th October of the year.

Chief editor and h#: Ladislav Packa, Agátová 2504/10, SK-924 00 Galanta, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
#2: Peter Gvozdják, Hlaváčiková 9, SK-841 05 Bratislava 4, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
#3: Juraj Šťastný, M. M. Hodžu 2417/11, SK-960 01 Zvolen, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
#n and fairy: Juraj Lörinc, Pažítková 5, SK-821 01 Bratislava 2, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
s#: Jozef Havran, Kukučínova 15, SK-927 01 Šaľa, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
+/=: Ľuboš Kekely, SK-023 32 Snežnica 128, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
The magazine «64» – Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie» announces a traditional composing tourney for 2024

Studies (judge S. Osintsev)

The winners will be awarded with a one-year subscription to the magazine

Send compositions to editor Aleksandr Kuzovkov to e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 01.11.2024

  
 
 
 The Problemist composing tourney 2024 by the British Problem Society
 
The Problemist composing tourney 2024
 

Judge:  Harold vd Heijden

Entries in a PGN file to the study editor: Y.Afek  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2023

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: Michal Hlinka (Slovakia)

– Deadline: 20th November 2023.

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

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

44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020

The All-Russian Public Organization “The Chess Federation of Russia” (CFR) and, at the request of the CFR, the Commission for Chess Composition (CCC)

announce an international chess composing tournament dedicated to the 44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020.

The chess composing tournament will be conducted in the following eight sections: twomovers; threemovers; moremovers; endgame studies;

helpmates; selfmates in 2-12 moves; fairy compositions; retros and proofgames.

The number of entries from one author in a section must not exceed two.

Moreover, only one individual composition will be allowed, i.e. one author can maximally submit oneindividual and one joint composition or two joint entries.

The number of co-authors of collective compositions is not limited.

All compositions are to be sent by email to the Executive Director of the tournament Vitaliy Medintsev, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

The closing date is postponed !

All participants are asked to present their entries not only on diagrams but also in FEN notation.

Information on the tournament, including the award, will be posted on the CFR website: https://ruchess.ru/.

The judges are:

Twomovers – V.Markovtsiy (Ukraine),   

Threemovers – V. Kirillov (Russia),

Moremovers – V. Volchek (Belarus),

Endgame studies – M. Hlinka (Slovakia),

Helpmates – B. Shorokhov (Russia),

Selfmates in 2-12moves – V. Kopyl (Ukraine),

Fairies – P. Petkov (Bulgaria), Retros – V. Crisan (Romania).

Additional information on the Fairies section from the judge P. Petkov: 1.All types of fairy stipulations are allowed.

There are no restrictions on the use of fairy pieces and conditions. 2. Only computer-tested (C+) entries will be allowed.

The author must specify the pro-gram (and the program’s version) that was used to test the entry.

Entries without such in-formationwill not be accepted for the tournament.

The preliminary award will be posted on the website http://www.selivanov.world/.

The preliminary award may also be presented on a number of other sites. After the publication of the preliminary award, the participants will have 1 month for submitting their claims of defects and anticipations.

After analyzing the claims, the judges will prepare the final award in each section. The CFR will present certificates and commemorative medals to the winners of the tournament.

The judges will also receive commemorative medals.

 

 

 PROBLEEMBLAD 2023 -2024

Studies,

Judge: Gady Costeff (Israel/USA)

Entries in .pgn format are appreciated.

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

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

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

VRATNICA 64- 2024 or 2024/25

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

–Entries should be sent to: Bosko Miloseski, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

–Clarifications: If the number of entries in the year 2024 is 15 or more studies, the contest closes and the judge issues the verdict.

Then in 2025, a similar rule applies. Prizes, honorable 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 2024 or 2025

 

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2023


Studies, no set themeJudge:Luis Miguel González (Spain)

- The studies will be published as originals in the magazine Shakmatnaya Kompozicia during 2023.

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

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

 

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2023

Studies, informal tourney, no set theme

– Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)


Entries should be sent to Director : Ryo Shiomi,  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 2023