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foto-timman-images                JAN HENDRIK TIMMAN – 65 JT

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 July 1st 2017 to the tourney director: 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.



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FOTO PETER DSCN9981To celebrate the  50th  birthday of Peter Siegfried Krug  a composing tourney for endgame studies is announced.  -Theme: free – In two sections : A Studies Win –   B Studies Draw –  Maximum 3 entries are allowed in each section

Judge: Peter S. Krug  – Send your original entries to director: Mario G. García   by e-mail to:  marioggarcia@   Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.- The provisional award will be issued in December   2017,   will be sent-to-participants-by-e-mail , and may see in the websites of ARVES and UAPA – Closing date: september 30 , 2017


  MOSCU – 2017

 Judges :

 Mate in Two  (# 2) – Paul Murashev, E-mail:  –    Mate in Three  (# 3) – Igor Agapov, E-mail:  –    Moremoves (# N) – Yakov Vladimirov, E-mail:  ´-    Helpmate – Victor Zaitsev, E-mail:   Selfmate  – Gennady Kozyura, E-mail: – –    Feericos – Alexander Pin, E-mail: –
Studies – Sergey Osintsev, E-mail:  –
The maximum number of pieces – 15 for problems,  and  for studies – 10.  Send the compositions to the judges and a copy to the director of the competition Andrei Petrov, E-mail: –      Closing date: – 15 September 2017 (09/15/2017).



Dedicated memory Ukrainian poet A.Malyshko (1912-1970). 105 years since the birth.-Subject free. Judge – S.Didukh. – No more than three compositions from one author to send by email to (preferably in PGN format) until 30/11/2017 , or simply publish PGN text in the comments. Collective studies will not be accepted. – Award will be published on 10 December.



The Sociedad Española de Problemistas de Ajedrez (SEPA) organizes a jubilee tourney for endgames studies to celebrate the 85th birthday of the Spanish composer Joaquín Pérez de Arriaga (JPA 85 JT), lecturer, columnist and author of books on Reti, Cesolis and Lucena.
 Judge: Luis Miguel González. –No set theme. A maximun of three studies per composer and joint composition are allowed. Submission deadline: 31.08.2017.
 Five money prizes will be awarded:1st classified: 250 €;-2nd classified: 150 € -3rd classified: 100 € -4ª and 5ª classified: 50 € as well as other prizes, honourable mentions and commendations. | 
The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to the participants per e-mail and will be published in Problemas (January 2018).
 Send your original endgame studies to the Tourney Director José Miguel Quesada (Spain):


The Romanian magazine SAH is organizing the free theme endgame contest “Mircea Pavlov 80 JT”, dedicated to its Editor-in-chief, well-known player (IM) and honored trainer.
Judge: GM John Nunn.The entries have to be sent at the Tournament DirectorDinu-Ioan Nicula, –  Prizes in chess literature –.Deadline: 1st of June 2017


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Russian Chess Federation and the magazine “Chess Composition” announce a competition of drawing up of chess compositions, devoted to the 50 anniversary of the Vice-President of the Russian Chess Federation, International Grandmaster for chess composition, the multiple world champion Andrei V. Selivanov, in six sections: twomovers (# 2) -Tree movers (# 3) –Moremovers (# 4-7)- Etudes (+ – =) – helpmate (h # 3-7) – selfmate (s # 3-7) The judge of all the sections – Andrei Selivanov . Established the prizes, certificates and accolades.
All sections of the book for the winners of the prizes established, original medals, diplomas.
Songs, not more than 3 by the author in the section (including joint), should be sent before 07.09.2017 to the Director of the competition Boris Shorohova by e-mail: (marked “A. Selivanov – 50”) and
indicating the home address.



Inna Yanovna and Leonid Markovich Dvoretsky with support of the Russian Chess Federation and the magazine “64-Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie” announce the composing tourney “Studies for OTB players” in the memory of the great chess trainer Mark Israilevich Dvoretsky. -The prize fund of the tourney is 1500 Euro.-Judges: Arthur Yusupov, Vladimir Barsky, Oleg Pervakov. Send your studies to the e-mail till October 1st 2017.-Provisional award will be published on the RCF website ( on the 9th of December 2017 – the birthday of M.I.Dvoretsky.



To celebrate the special 64th chess birthday of Jurgen Stigter, the famous chess book collector and former president of ARVES, a composing tourney for endgame studies is announced.  -Theme: free -Maximum 2 entries per composer are allowed. –

Judge: Yochanan Afek – Send your original entries director: Luc Palmans   only in a PGN format by e-mail to:   -The provisional award will be published in “EG” early 2018.  Three money prizes in powers of 2, courtesy the jubilant, will be awarded: First prize:  512 Euros; Second Prize:  256 Euros; Third prize: 128 Euros and special prizes of 64 Euros. Honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded as well.  Closing date: August 13, 2017

1. Memorial Competition “Pavel Babich-110 + Bronislav Olimpiev – 80“.
-Studies. Judge Sergey Osintsev.
2. Memorial competition “Vladimir Zheltonozhko – 75“.
Mat in 3 turns. Judge Igor Agapov. Send to mail:
Moremoves. Judge Valery Kirillov.- Back mats. Judge Valery Kirillov.Send to mail:
3. Memorial competition “Alexander Kozlov-120“.
Mat in 2 moves. Judge Vyacheslav Pilchenko.-Send to mail:
4. Jubilee competition “Felix Wolsohom-80“.
– Mat in 3 turns. Judge Felix Wolverine.-
The tasks to send to the address of Sergey Osintsev
Deadline for submission to all competitionsAugust 14, 2017- The results of the contest will be published in a special issue of the magazine “Ural Problemist”

SAMIR BADALOV – 55 MT, 2017- (Studies)

The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces an International Composing “Samir Badalov-55 MT”’ memorial tournament for studies (free theme).
Judge: Muradkhan Muradov (Azerbaijan).
Send (please PGN) to tournament director: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)
Closing date: 31. 05. 2017. The award – 2017.


AGSHIN MASIMOV – 55 JT, 2017 (Studies)
The Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces an International Composing
“Agshin Masimov – 55”’ jubilee tournament for studies (free theme).
Judge: Agshin Masimov (Azerbaijan). Send (please PGN) to tournament director: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)-
Closing date: 31. 05. 2017. The award – 2017.


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The Commission of Chess Composition of Georgia and the , Union Argentina of Problematicists of Chess (UAPA) announces a composition tourney (studies) in homage to, Iuri Akobia

The thematic tournament are related to the content of the three books of Iuri Akobia,

Section A) Studies with stalemate –  Judge:David Gurgenidze

Section B) Studies with mate  –  Judge:David Gurgenidze

Section C) Studies with positional draw  – Judge: Mario G. García

Send the studies before 1-2-2017 to the Director: Mario G. García : –Not more that three studies per composer in each section (joint works allowed)

Prizes: The books of Iuri Akobia to the winners in relation with each of the thematic sections, and diplomas –
The preliminary award will be sent to all participants and can see in the website of the UAPA




IM Jorge J. Lois is turning 70 years old in December 05, 2016. To celebrate, the Unión Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez has organized the Jubilee Tourney Jorge J. Lois – 70 in four stipulations mentioned below: 

h#2, h#2.5-3, h#3.5-n and Proof games. In all those cases the theme is free.

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The Union Argentina of Problemistas’s  of Chess is pleased to announce a formal international chess problem composing Tourney in memory of the argentine composer  Horacio L.  Musante

#2 – Judge:  Valerio Agostini ( Italy)
#3 and  #n –  ( in two sections a) #4 to #6 ; b) #7 to more)  –   Judge : Mario G. García (Argentina)

Send the problems to the Coordinator of the  tounammentsFelipe Guanca–.Email:<>Prize , 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: 9 -7- 2017 – Award Provisional –  #2  –    #3   –     #N 


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