Torneos Formales


Kapros died in Moreno, Province of Buenos Aires, on August 27, 2023 at the age of 67. During his life, he resided in the city of El Palomar, Argentina.. He had the title of International Master of the FIDE for Chess Composition.

The Unión Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez (UAPA) organizes the Memorial Tourney Jorge Marcelo Kapros, containing three sections- Theme free:

Twomovers (#2) Judge: Miguel Uris (Spain)

Helpmates (h#2) Judge: Ricardo de Mattos Vieira (Brazil)

Helpmates (h#3) Judge: Jorge Joaquín Lois (Argentina)

Please send your entry with diagram, full solution, name and address of author, to the tournament director: Mario Guido García, producer and editor the UAPA.  –  All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.

Prizes, honourable  mentions, commendations and special nominations will be awarded.- The preliminary and final award will be published  in mid-2025 will be available in the  website,    and will be sent to all participants by e-mail –  Closing date: 30th November 2024



A formal contest for study composing is announced, open to all.
The theme is free with one exception – no logical studies.

Each composer may send up to 3 studies, including joint works.

There will be three money prizes – 250$, 200$ and 150$. There will also be some book prizes, therefore all participants are requested to send their postal address along with the pgn file containing position and full solution.

Send your original studies by e-mail to the tourney director, Gady Costeff, at

The closing date for receiving the works is 30/10/2024. The award is guaranteed to be sent to all participants on 17/12/2024 and is expected also to be published in Arves and Variantim.

The judge will be the jubilant, Amatzia Avni

SIEGFRIED HORNECKER Memorial Tourney, WCCC –Jurmala 2024
Last month, we learned with pain about the terrible news of the death of
Siegfried Hornecker (b. March 19, 1986 – d. March 22, 2024)
He was, together with Michael Roxlau, the editor of studies at Die Schwalbe. His
autobiographical book «Weltenfern» can be found on the ARVES website.
He presented an interesting endgame study with detailed explanation each month in website.
In his memory, Quartz launches a thematic tournament at WCCC Jurmala 2024.
The requirement is: in direct play, a white piece occupies an X square at least twice during the solution, then leaves it. These occupation moves must be done without capture and without check. The thematic piece may not be a white King –  This event is open to all!
Send the problems/studies by e-mail:
Deadline: July 15, 2024.
Judges Section A: Jim Grevatt (U.K.), Section B: Paul Raican (International
Judge of the FIDE) –  Prizes: Em. Dobrescu – Selected Studies
(#2, #3, #N, +=)
Azerbaijanian Commission of Chess Composition announced composing tournament «Jirtdan 2024» (#2, #3, #N, +=).
Jirtdan is a problem or study with not more than 5 pieces (including kings). Some history: Jirtdan (AZE – Cirtdan) 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 youngster with tiny height.
«Jirtdan» is translated from azerbaijanian as small, tiny. In a fairy tale he saved his friends outwitting giant Div. Section and judges: 1) Twomovers (#2) – Kenan Velikhanov (Azerbaijan).
2) Threemovers (#3) – Aleksandr Melnichuk (Russia).
3) Moremovers: (#N) – Aleksandr Melnichuk (Russia).
4) Studies (+=) – Jan Sprenger (Italy). 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. Problem and studies will be sent to the judges anonymously.
Closing date: 15.07.2024.- Award: 2024
Slovak Organization for Chess Composition (SOKŠ) in cooperation with Slovak Chess Union (SŠZ) announces international chess composition tourney for endgame studies SŠZ 100 JT. Judge: Péter Gyarmati (Hungary), director:  Ľuboš Kekely ( Closing date: 29.6.2024. At most 3 compositions by one author (including joint compositions). The award will be published still in 2024, preliminary award on the SOKŠ website ( Prizes for the competition will be announced in upcoming weeks.
Shakki, the Finnish chess magazine, was founded in 1924 with the name Suomen Shakki. The magazine announces an international composing competition Shakki 100 JT in two groups, both with free theme:
A. Studies, judge Pauli Perkonoja
B. Moremovers, judge Jorma Paavilainen
The entries, not more than three from one composer in each section, joint entries included, to the tournament director Neal Turner via email:   The deadline is 30th of June 2024.
In each section there will be three prizes of 100, 70 and 50 EUR. The awards will be published during the year 2024


10th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2024

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 10th Composing Tourney in four 7 sections:

Twomovers (#2) Judge: Aleksandr Derevchuk (Ukraine)
Send to tournament director: Mustapha Bakani (Marocco)

Threemovers (#3) Judge: Valery Kirillov (Russia)
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)
Studies (+;=) Judge: Marek Halski (Poland)
Selfmates (S#) Judge: Jiří Jelínek (Czech Republic)
Send to tournament director:Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan)
Helpmates H#2 Judge: Franz Pachl (Germany)
Helpmates H#2.5-3 Judge: Christopher Jones (Great Britain)
Helpmates H#3.5-N Judge: Mike Prcic(USA)
Send to tournament director: Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco) E-mail:
The theme in all sections is free.Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded. Send problems and studies in format Word and PDF.
Closing date: 30. 09. 2024. The award – 2024 –All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form. Award will be published on the website:



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It contains now 93839 endgame studies !!!

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6th TT FRME, 2024

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 6th TT FRME, in 7 sections.

Endgame studies proposed theme: Queen endgame with win requirement.

White sacrifices his queen. Material should be in the starting position Q+pawns vs Q+pawns, more queens are possible.

Judge: Peter Gyarmati (Hungary) – Details: fmrefmre website.

Closing date: 01.09.2024. The award – 2024 -All received problems will be presented to the judges in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website: