Torneos Formales


The Sociedad Española de Problemistas de Ajedrez (SEPA) organizes a Memorial
Tourney for endgame studies to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the
renowned composer Henri Rinck.
Judges: Luis Miguel González and Pedro Cañizares
Two sections:
A) Free theme
B) After H. Rinck (please indicate the reference position) – Example: Look here–> H Rinck 150 MT-Announcement

Joint compositions are allowed but only a maximum of 3 studies per composer in each section. -Submission deadline: 31.12.2020
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded in each section. -The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail and will be published in the magazine Problemas (2021).
Send your original endgame studies (preferably in PGN format although PDF and DOC -also are admitted) to the Tourney Director: Luis Gómez, e-mail: gomezpalazon@gmail.comwith the subject H. Rinck 150 MT.



RCF and magazine «64» announce an international competition of studies

The competition is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the great sketch artist Oleg Pervakov
The Russian Chess Federation and the 64-Shakhmatnoe Obozreniye magazine announce an international competition for studies, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the multiple champion of the USSR, Russia and the world in chess composition Oleg Pervakov.

The prize fund of the competition is $ 1000. The judge is the hero of the day. No more than 2 sketches from the author, including joint ones. The deadline for sending is September 1, 2020.

Sketches should be sent to e-mail: marked with YK.



Georgian Chess Federation announces an international tournament in chess study composition – In Memory of Generation.
The tournament is dedicated to five of the most distinguished representatives of the Georgian chess study tradition – International Grandmasters in Chess Composition Gia Nadareishvili (1921-1991) and Iosif Krikheli (1931-1988) and International Masters Velimir Kalandadze (1935-2017), Vazha Neidze (1937-2020) and Iuri Akobia (1937-2014).

The tournament consists of five themes dedicated to each.

1) Gia Nadareishvili – Fight against black Queen
2) Iosif Krikheli – Studies with thematic false attempt
3) Velimir Kalandadze – Rook endgame studies
4) Vazha Neidze – Stalemate studies
5) Iuri Akobia – Checkmate studies

Three winners in each of the tournaments will be awarded with medals, diplomas and books by and about respective composers. All tournaments will be judged by International Grandmaster in Chess Composition and International Arbiter David Gurgenidze.

The deadline for study submission is 1 February, 2021. Please submit studies by email to The awards of the competition will be published on the website


  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:



Francesco SIMONI 60 JUBILEE – THEMATIC TOURNEY -Judge: Francesco Simoni (Italy)
Helpmates in 3,5 or more moves showing the Perpetuum mobile theme are required. By making the key, a new problem comes out, which is solved by returning the key piece to the starting  square.

Mario PARRINELLO 60 JUBILEE – THEMATIC TOURNEY -Judge: Petko A. Petkov (Bulgaria)
Are required Helpselfmate (HS≠) in n moves with any kind of cyclic play; all fairy pieces and conditions are allowed. The problems must be cheked (C+) by any known solving program.

Stefano MARIANI 60 JUBILEE – FREE THEME TOURNEY -Judge: Paz Einat (Israel)
Are required ≠2, free theme. Fairy pieces or conditions are not allowed.
All problems will be submitted to the judge anonymously.

Send originals by e-mail to the tournament director Antonio Garofalo,
Address: Deadline 31/12/2020.

See conditions and examples for the three tournaments at


BOSKO MILOSESKI -75JT Announces International, Anniversary, Competition “B. Miloseski-75JT ”for compiling multi-pass tasks (#N).
Please send your tasks to the tournament director, Bosko Milosesku, at his email address: Tasks will be accepted until November 1, 2020.All multi-entry applications submitted to the contest will be published on ChessStar.comJudge of the competition – Ferhat Karmil (Turkey)Preliminary results will be sent to all contest participants in the newsletter 12/24/2020, final – 02/24/2021.



In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Brazilian problemist Almiro Zarur, born on June 7th, 1920, Ricardo de Mattos Vieira and Marcos Roland launch a thematic tourney in two sections (# 2 and h # 2).

SECTION A Stipulation: # 2 Judge: Marjan Kovacevic (Serbia) Send entries by e-mail until December 31st, 2020 to the Director of the section Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia) –

 SECTION B Stipulation: h # 2 Judge: Paz Einat (Israel) Send entries by e-mail until December 31st, 2020 to the Director of the section Antonio Garofalo (Italy) – (please include FEN – Forsyth notation of the position – to allow easier production of anonymous diagrams) – Conditions and examples see     PDF   100 Ty – Announcement



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.


PAL BENKO  Memorial Tourney 2020

Section 1: Helpmate in 3 or more moves – Judge: Christopher Jones

Section 2: Help-stalemate in 3 or more moves –  Judge:Mike Prcic

Please see the announcement, conditions and thematic examples in this link Director:János Mikitovics –



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 –   MT T.Salamanca   AWARD #2 –  AWARD #3 –  AWARD #N 


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


MT Yves Tallec

o commemorate recently deceased well-known French problemist Yves Tallec (09.12.1927 – 22.04.2020) “Phénix” and AFCE announces a memorial composing tourney in the following sections:
A – Twomovers (#2), Judge: Paz Einat (Israel)
B – Threemovers (#3), Judge: Jean Morice (France)
C – Moremovers (#4-n), Judge: Mirko Degenkolbe (Germany)
D – Helpmates (h#2), Judge: Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)
E – Helpmates (h#2.5-3), Judge: Pierre Tritten (France)
F – Helpmates (h#3.5-n), Judge: Axel Gilbert (France)
G – Selfmates (s#2-n), Judge: Michel Caillaud (France)
The themes are free in all sections
Send entries to the tourney director Abdelaziz Onkoud to his email: or by snail mail: 08 François Villon, n° 2362, 93240 Stains, France
The director will send all compositions to the judges on anonymous diagrams
The problems should be computer-tested -Closing date: December 9, 2020
Book prizes -The award will be published in the magazine “Phénix”