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                                                                                                           Tournament 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




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  



Nos complace anunciar el torneo para problemas y estudios con 8-10 piezas (fotograbados).
Secciones del torneo: # 2, # 3, # 4-12, Estudios, H # 2-6, S # 3-12, Hadas (HS # 2-4, Ser-h # 4-6, hada
piezas y condiciones no están permitidas).
Cada compositor puede enviar no más de tres composiciones en cada sección (incluida la articulación).
Juez es Igor Agapov (Rusia).
La última fecha para enviar las composiciones es el 15 de julio de 2018 por correo electrónico:
Recomendaciones para la preparación de composiciones (importante):
– enviar problemas y estudios en formato DOC (no PGN, no PDF),
– use la notación KQRBS para la grabación de la solución


1 de agosto de, 2018 “Ural Problemist-25”
Un concurso dedicado al aniversario de la revista Ural popular.
# 2 – Juez: Vyacheslav Pilchenko
# 3 -Juez: Valery Shavyrin
# 4-10 (4-10 estera se mueve) – Juez Valery Kirillov
Etudes – Juez: Sergei Osintsev
H # 2 – Juez: Vladislav Nefedov
S # 3-8  – Juez: Andrei Selivanov
HS # 3 . Sin condiciones de hadas adicionales y piezas de hadas –– Juez Andrei Selivanov
En todas las secciones del tema – libre. Máximo 3 composiciones por el autor en la sección.
Tareas para enviar al 1 de agosto 2018 por correo electrónico al director del torneo Valery Kirillov
Establecido los premios, certificados y reconocimientos.
Los resultados del concurso serán publicados en el sitio y en un número especial de la revista “Ural Problemist” en diciembre de 2018.


 JVladislav TarasiukT50 VLADISLAV TARASIUK

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:



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.



Armenian Chess Federation and Commission on Chess composition announces an International chess study composing tourney “YEREVAN-2800”. The main judge of the contest is Alexey Gasparyan, the judge is Sergey Kasparyan.

Four monetary prizes are established :1st prize- 80000 AMD-2nd prize-60000 AMD-3rd prize-40000 AMD -and 4th prize-20000 AMD
Chess studies by a free theme (no more than 2 from the author taking into account collective ones) should be send to the e-mail address of the Director of contest Ashot Uzunyan by July 1, 2018 . Director of the competition A.Uzunyan in anonymized form will send studies to the judges for the award.
Preliminary results will be published on the website in August, and the final results will come into forse by the anniversary of Yerevan – in October 2018.


ANATOLY ZINCHUK MT 80 The editorial board of “ProblemС-Ukraine” announces an Anatoly Memorial contest: “Zinchuk-80”, in two sections: –  Studies – Judge Vladimir Samilo, e-mail:;  – #h 4 or more moves – Judge Alexander Semenenko, e-mail:

Theme: free, no more than two studies or problems per composer in each sectionThere are three cash prizes in each section.Send the compositions in electronic form by email to the judge of the corresponding section. . Closing date: February 1, 2018



DSC_6596To 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 August 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 this way, Hans Böhm celebrates 50 years of close friendship with Jan Timman.


(#2, #3, N#, +=)
Azerbaijanian Comission of Chess Composition announced composing tournament «Jirtdan 2018» (#2, #3, #N, +=). Jirtdan is a problem or study with not more than 5 pieces (including kings). Some history: Jirtdan is one of the most popular character of Azerbaijanian fairy tales. He is distinguished by his national identity, courage and wittiness. Jirtdan is an intelligent yongster with tiny heigth. «Jirtdan» is translated from azerbaijanian as small, tiny. In a fairy tale he saved his friends outwitting giant Div. Section and judges: 1) Tvomovers (#2) – Mykola Chernyavsky (Ukraine). Theme: Baby problems. 2) Threemovers (#3) – Elmar Abdullaev (Azerbaijan). Theme: Baby problems. 3) Moremovers: (N#) – Aleksandr Sygurov (Russia). Theme: Baby problems. 4) Studies (+=) – Harold van der Heijden (The Netherlands). Theme: Baby studies. Prizes: Diplomas. Send the maximum 3 baby compositions to the director of the competition Elmar Abdullayev, E-mail: Please send problems in WORD and studies PGN files. Closing date: 01.03.2018.



  1. Twomovers – Judge: Paz Einat (Israel)
  2. Threemovers – Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia)
  3. Moremovers in 4 to 15 moves – Judge: Mark Erenburg (Israel)
  4. Endgame studies – Judge: Harold van der Heijden (Netherlands)
  5. Helpmates in 3 moves – Judge: Christopher Jones (Great Britain)
  6. Selfmates in 3 to 5 moves – Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
  7. Fairies (help-selfmates in 3 to 5 moves) – Judge: Vlaicu Crișan (Romania)
  8. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Hans Gruber (Germany)

n each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.he theme is free in all sections. In the fairies section (help-selfmates in 3 to 5) fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed. 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 Alexander Bulavka (Belarus).-Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by email only to the director’s address: target=”_blank”> should mention their postal address in the email.The closing date is February 1st, 2018.-The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by February 15th, 2018. All judges should prepare their awards by May 15th, 2018. The results will be published on the Internet by June 1st, 2018 and they will be announced final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.-In each section medals for 1st-3rd places, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates for the prizes signed by the President of the FIDE.



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 sent-to-participants-by-e-mail , and may see in the websites of ARVES and UAPA-– Closing date: september 30 , 2017 – Award Final JT50 Peter S. KrugLook studies in ARVES