Torneos Formales


János Mikitovics                            
Attila  Schneider                     
Photo: Gyorgy Honfi / January 2003
János Mikitovics         to Memory of A. Schneider                      Win

The Hungarian Chess Composers’ website ( 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: (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: 1000 euros.



The disadvantage of the advantage tourney

The famous Dutch soccer Jhoan Cruijff once saidi «feder voordeel heb ze nadeel» which trlates into «Every adventage has its disadvantage» . I always thought this could be the theme of a wonderful endgame atudy, but my own tries never resulted in something really beatiful. Consequently. with my 60th birthday coming up on 17-ii 2020, I decided to organise a theme tourney –

The entries should be sent by e-mail to the address of tourney director: Harol van der Heijden: in  format pgn, but please supply ans explanation of the advantage and disadvantage show – Closing date: february 16 ,2020- Prizes- 250 ; 125 and 75 euros  -Look the example and explanation of the theme in file : PDF 



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 2020Judge: 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 to tournament director Bjørn Enemark at –The provisional award will be made public on August 13th 2020.



Sections – 2# : Judge………;  3# : Judge Mike Prcic.– – 4-10# : Judge Ralf Kraetschmer.

 H2# : Judge  Valéry Kirillov.- H2,5-3# : Judge Janos Csak .

 H3,5- 10#: Judge Marcos Roland .- HS 2-5# : Judges Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crisan.  ( Orthodox & Fairy section)

– Serie : Judge Sébastien Luce.– S# 2-10: Judge Valery Kopyl.

Study : Judge Helmut Waelzel

Theme free- Sent Deadline  : 30 /06/2020



The Union Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez is pleased to announce a formal international chess problem composing Tourney in memory of the composer Tomas Salamanca

#2- Theme: There is a white battery. A defense must show a mate by the battery and another defense must show the self-pin of a black piece when captures the front piece of the battery.   Judge:  Jorge M. Kapros  – Examples of the theme click in:    –    B

 #3 and  #N – ( in two sections a) #4 to #6 ; b) #7 to more)- Theme Free –  Judge: Mario García

Send the problems to the Coordinator of the tournamentsFelipe Guanca –Email:<>Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations, will be awarded. The preliminary and final awards of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail and will be published on the websitesUnión Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez (UAPA)   Closing date:  Frebruary 1st,   2020- Problemas de T. Salamanca PDF


2ndTourney Thematic FREM, 2020

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 2ndTT FREM, in four 7sections:

Endgame studies :Theme: Double Sacrifice. During the solution, a White minor piece (bishop or knight) moves to a square where is can be captured by at least two of the opponents pieces.Judge:Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen (Denmark)- Send to tournament director: Threemovers (#3), Moremovers (#4-6), Endgame studies and Selfmates (#3-5)to Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan) – Closing date: 15. 08. 2020.  Info for the other genres of the composition. See link  Problémistes Marocains


  6th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2020

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

Twomovers(#2)Judge:Mikhail Khramcevich (Belarus) Send to tournament director: Youness Ben Jelloun (Marocco) E-mail:

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:

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:

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:


Viktor Alekseyevich Razumenko MT (18.02.1937-10.02.2019),

Theme free – judge: Alexey Popov -Send to Yakov Rossomakho :yross@mail.ruor postal address: Yakov Rossomakho, Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, Sankt Peterburg, 197136 Russia closing date: 15.11.2019

100 euro for the 1st prize and books on chess composition or Albums FIDE.All participants will receive award of this tournament.


JT60 Ľuboš Kekely

Slovak Organisation for Chess Composition (SOKŠ) announces international jubilee tourney on the occasion of the60th 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.comuntil 25th of April 2019.   AWARD PROVISIONAL  PDF



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)

Threemovers (#3) Judge:  Valery Shanshin (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)

Helpmates  (H#2 and H#N) Judge: Franz Pachl (Germany)
Send to tournament director:   Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco)   E-mail:

Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.Send problems and studies in format PDF.Closing date: 30. 09. 2019. The award – 2019- Award Studies