Sunday, March 27, 2011

2nd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2011

2nd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2011

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its "Chess Composition" special project, is organising the 2nd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2011 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:

A. Twomovers – Judge: Vasil Dyachuk (Ukraine)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Valery Shavyrin (Russian Federation)
C. Moremovers – Judge: Yakov Vladimirov (Russian Federation)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Yuri Akobia (Georgia)
E. Helpmates – Judge: Živko Janevski (Macedonia)
F. Selfmates – Judge: Yuri Gordian (Ukraine)
G. Fairies – Judge: Krasimir Gandev (Bulgaria)
H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Hans Gruber (Germany)

In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.

The theme is free in all sections, and any number of moves is acceptable in the h# and s# sections. In the fairies section, only computer-tested problems by one of the Alybadix, Popeye or WinChloe programs are allowed; the participants should state with which software they tested their composition.

The Director of the tournament is IGM Petko A. Petkov (FIDE international judge), who will not participate as author or judge in the tournament.

Entries must be sent by e-mail only to the Director's address at

Participants should mention their postal address in the e-mail.

The closing date is May 1st, 2011.

The Director will send all compositions to the judges on standardised anonymous diagrams by May 15th, 2011. All judges should prepare their awards by July 15th, 2011.

The results will be published on the Internet by August 1st, 2011 and they will be declared final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.

In each section, cups, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates for the prizes signed by the President of the FIDE Mr Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

All participants will receive a copy of the booklet with the final awards.


jose s. aldea said...

To: GM Petko Petkov
FIDE International Judge
FIDE Chess Composition Contest
From: Jose S. Aldea
Board: Capiz Chess Club, Roxas City Chess Club
Subject: Would appreciate response on chess puzzle sent you 11.14.11
Date: November 25, 2011

Dear GM Petkov,

Repeatedly sent you that original polished 6-mover chess puzzle, with diagram, which I conceived since 1960, appreciated by IM Rodolfo Tan Cardoso, first Filipino IM, inspired me, and developed when sporadic op0ortunity presents and which was perfected and sent you as entry for chess puzzle composition of FIDE 2011. Please permit me to request acknowledgement. Thank you.

Jose S. Aldea
Board member – Capiz Chess Club, Roxas City Chess Club.

Cc: Philippine Chess Federation.

Emmanuel Manolas said...

It is known that e-mails are sometimes lost in transmission or hidden in spam-traps.
Chess-friend JSA, for GM Petko Petkov, Respect!