Torneos Formales


The Magyar Sakkvilag organizes a formal study tournament on the occasion 90th birthday of Pal Benko GM. Benko was born on 15th July 1928. He was twice World Champion candidate and he is International Master for chess compositions.
There are two sections in the tournament: wins (A) and draw (B). No set theme.
Tournament director: Peter GyarmatiJudge: Pal Benko


Send your original studies to the address of tournament director: In both sections we accept up to two studies per author. –Closing date: 30th October 2018.
We will publish the provisional award on 15th January 2019 in Magyar -Sakkvilag, and sending it to all participants via email.


JT 65 MICHAL HLINKA (C 25.10.2018)

The Ceskoslovensky Schach organizes  studies tournament on the occasion 65th birthday of Michal Hlinka . There are two sections in the tournament:                                                                                            A) Studies Win                                                                B) Studies Draw -Stalemate in the final position                                                                                                 Director: Mario G. García  – Judge: Michal Hlinka  

Send your original studies to the address of tournament director: :  In both sections we accept up to three  studies per author. –Closing date: 25th October 2018. –The provisional award will be sent to all participants via email and will be published at the beginning of the year 2019 in the magazine Ceskoslovensky Schach


“SHAHMAT BESTECHILIYI” -15 JT. (Chess Composition)

The magazine of Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission announces : 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 – – Director: Ilham Aliev (Azerbaijan).
Send to (please send studies in pgn format) tournament director (no more than three):



Studies –   Preferably, friendly studies for chessplayers,  in two sections : a) Win and b) Draw.
Judge: Peter Siegfried Krug
Entries – not more than three per composer (in each section) – send to the tourney director: Mario G. García (Argentina). Email:
Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded. – The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail and will be published on the website :  Union Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez (UAPA)  – Closing date: 1.02.2019


The Israeli chess composition society (ICCS) announces a study tourney in memory of the late Raaphi Persitz (1934 – 2009).
On 4 February 2019 it will be ten years since Raaphi passed away. Persitz excelled in three fields: Economy, linguistics and chess. A great analyst and a strong over-the-board player (he won a game from future candidate Huebner and drew with Korchnoi, Larsen, Szabo and Olafsson), he loved studies and planned (which, alas, he didn’t manage to materialize) writing a book about miniature studies.
Theme: clear, straightforward, easy to understand studies.
Artistic, tactical, surprising works will be appreciated. Extra-deep ideas, complex side-variations and studies which lean heavily on DB, will not.
The theme corresponds with the taste of the late Persitz.
Judge: Amatzia AvniTournament director: Ofer Comay
Prizes: first two places 150$ each, and books to the next four places.
Each composer may send up to two entries (joint compositions included) by e-mail to the tourney director – preferably in PGN format.
Closing date: 15 November 2018. The award will be finalized and sent by e-mail to all participants on 4 February 2019 and will be published later in the Israeli “Variantim”.



Foto Mario Garcia 4PC140014The Argentinian´s Union of Problemists of Chess announces the tournament of composition  JT70  Mario Guido García

 Studies- Sections:   A) Thematic: Culmination in mate with Knight or Bishop in the center of board  (black King  located in any of the 16 central squares) ;  B) Theme free in two sections : B.1.) Win and B.2.) Draw –  Judge  : Mario G. García 

Problems – Sections :  2# – 3#  – N# –  (#4 a #6 )  and  (#7 a more moves) –  If the number of miniatures are significant, they will be evaluated in a special section- Judge  : Mario G. García

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.- The provisional award , will be available in the website of the UAPA , and will be sent to all participants by e-mail. Not more than three studies or problems   per composer for each section – Send to  director Felipe Guanca<>  Closing date: 22th june  2018  – Award  #2   – Award  #3 Award  #N –  Award Provisional  _Studies_ Look in ARVES




The Commission of Chess Composition of Georgia announces international competition in Studies – Velimir Kalandadze MT.

The theme: Rooks studies 

The judge: David Gurgenidze -The prize: The Books of Velimir Kalandadze

Each composer may send unlimited number of studies by email to in PGN format. The deadline for the chess studies is 1st of February, 2019.
The results will be announced on on 10th of May, 2019.


Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018

Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018 The Chess Composition Tournament Has Started!

The Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad and the Georgian Chess Federation are organizing the chess composition contest.

The tournament sections and judges:

A. The Twomovers – Judge: Givi Mosiashvili (Georgia)
B. The Threemovers – Judge: Mike Prcic (USA)
C. The Moremovers – Judge: Mikhail Marandjuk (Ukraine)
D. The Endgame studies to win – Judge: David Gurgenidze (Georgia)
E. The Endgame studies to draw – Judge: David Gurgenidze (Georgia)
F. The Helpmates – Judge: Vasyl Kryzhanivskyi (Ukraine)
G. The Selfmates – Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia)
H. The Fairy-Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

The Director of the tournament is Ferad Kakabadze (Ferhat Karmil) (Batumi).
In each section, only three compositions by each author, and the joint compositions are not allowedThe Deadline is September 20th, 2018.
The compositions must be sent to this email address:
Three medals and certificates are awarded to the winner of each section.



The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 4th Composing Tourney in four 6 sections:

Threemovers (#3) Judge: Elmar Abdullayev ( Azerbaijan)
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Oto Mihalčo (Slovakia)
Selfmates (S#) Judge: Miodrag Mladenovic (Serbia)
Studies (+;=) Judge: Mario Guido García (Argentina)
Send to tournament director: Threemovers, Moremovers, Studies and Selfmates to Vidadi 

Twomovers (#2) Judge: Mark Basisty (Ukraine)
Send to tournament director: Twomovers to Youness Ben Jelloun

Helpmates (h#2) Judge: Francesco Simoni (Italy)
Helpmates (H#3 and H#N) Judge: Valery Kirillov (Russia)
Send to tournament director: H#2, H#3 and H#N to Jamal M Elbaz, .
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded. –Closing date: 30. 09. 2018.



1) Maximum number of pieces:
– for tasks (maximum pieces for problems) – 15,
– for studies (maximum pieces for studies) – 10;
2) The number of tracks in each section is unlimited.
3) Judges:
(# 2) – Pavel Murashev,
(# 3) – Igor Agapov,
(#N) – Oleg Efrosinin,
Studies – Sergey Osintsev,
(Helpmates) – Viktor Zaitsev,
(Selfmates) – Gennady Kozyura,
(Fairy chess) – Alexander Bulavka;
5) You must send your tasks and sketches to the e-mail address of the tournament director:
Pavlov Sergey Pavlovich E-mail:
Deadline for submitting compositions is September 15, 2018
The results of the competition will be announced and published by December 31, 2018.


MYKOLA KONDRATYUK Memorial Competition – 70
The editorial board of the “Problem Student Ukraine” magazine and the chess composition committee of the FSU announce a memorial con-
The course of drawing up sketches in memory of the 7-time Ukrainian Champion on the decision, the bronze medal winner of the World ChampionshipIn 1998, as part of the Ukrainian team, Mykola Kondratyuk. The judge is Vladimir Samilo, e-mail: Subject: solution with a length of no more than 7 steps.
No more than two sketches from the author. Established prizes, honored and commendable reviews. Studies in electronic send by e-mail to the judge till September 23, 2018. The results of the competition will be announced by the end of 2018.


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The editorial office of the magazine “The Problemist of Ukraine” announces the jubilee tourney, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Kharkiv study composer

The theme is free. -The prize fund is250 $.
Studies in electronic form, not more than three from the author (including joint ones), should be sent by 09.03.2018to the address of the judge-jubilee bye-mail:  

Award Provisional –  Look in ARVES