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To honour the 70th birthday of Jan Timman, chess legend and prolific study composer, the Royal Dutch Chess Federation (KNSB) announces an endgame study composition tourney (free theme). Judge: Jan Timman – Director: Harold van der Heijden
Organisational Support: Jan Sprenger
Prizes: 150/125/100/75/50 € (sponsored by KNSB)
Special prizes, offered by friends and colleagues of Jan Timman:
• Hans Böhm: 15 chess king statues, made by the Dutch artist Margaret Wevers (;
• Harold van der Heijden: two HHdbVI study databases (;
• Jan Sprenger: 100 € for the best study by a strong practical player (criteria: 2000+ rating, not more than ten entries in HHdbVI) • KNSB: chess books by Jan Timman
Timeline: • Deadline for submissions: 1 October 2021 –• Preliminary award: 14 December 2021 (70th birthday JT) –• Deadline for claims: 14 January 2022• Final award: 31 January 2022
Coproductions are allowed. There is a maximum of three studies per composer. Double money prizes will not be awarded; instead, the composer will receive the more valuable prize.
Submissions should be sent in pgn format to the tourney director Harold van der Heijden (, with „Jan Timman 70” in the subject line. –The results of the tourney will be published on the website of the KNSB and in the endgame study magazine EG – Award Provisional : Timman 70 JT


Chess Artistry Competition International formal tourney in memory of Pal Benko The organiser of the event: Judit Polgar Chess Foundation

The judge : John Nunn Patronage of the event: Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik The Chess Artistry Competition aims to celebrate the artistic side of chess. Endgame studies embody many of the most beautiful elements of chess and composers put an enormous effort into compositions which delight thousands of enthusiasts around the world. Criteria for submitted compositions: Preference will be given to studies which are likely to appeal to over-the-board players. Natural initial positions and clear-cut analysis are preferred. Each author can send one study or two joint-compositions.

Prize: There will be trophies for the top three winners and special prizes for particular categories, such as young (under-25) composers. As usual, the award will consist of prizes, honourable mentions and commendations. The participants will also receive a memento representing this Chess Artistry event. Please send your original work ( in PGN format by the 31st of July 2021 to the tourney directors: Peter Gyarmati: (anticipation checking by Harold van der Heijden) and please note if you are under-25! The compositions of the winners and special prizes will be published during Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival on 9th October 2021 and you can follow the publication on the website of the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation. The award will be published at first on the official website of the Global Chess Festival and its partner online pages, and after that in the Magyar Sakkvilág.

The studies in the award also be used for publicity purposes by the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation, including social media. We wish good luck and creativity to all participating composers. Judit Polgar


Anniversary contest «JT Grigory Skovoroda – 300»

December 3, 2022 marks the 300th anniversary of birth Grigory Savych Skovoroda
– an outstanding Ukrainian educator-humanist, philosopher, poet, teacher. On the occasion of the anniversary, the Chess Federation of Ukraine announcesan international competition of studies. – Judge Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine).Prizes, honorary and commendable awards have been established. The results of the competition will be published in December 2022 and published in the magazine «Problemist of Ukraine». Original works should be sent by October 1, 2022 to the e-mail address of the organizing judge Volodymyr


«Zhigulevskie dawns»

Competition for drawing up miniatures of problems and sketches by sections:1.- #3 . 2.- #N Multimovers. Judge: Anatoly Stepochkin 3.- Studies . Judge: Oleg Pervakov 4.- h# . Judge: Kopyl Valeriy 5.- S#. Judge: Kozyura Gennady The deadline for sending the composition is until 15.02.2022. Organizer: Zheltukhov Viktor Ivanovich – 445019, Togliatti, Gvardeisky Ave., 5 Tel. (8482) 223781, E-mail:


Championship of Miniaturists (WCCM) – 2019-2021

The Federation Chess Composition Miniature (FCCM) announces the World Championship of Miniaturists (WCCM) and the selection of compositions in the Album of the FCCM for 2019-2021.

Detailed rules of the competition are given in RUSSIAN Reglament (ru) and ENGLISH Reglament (en).




has released a new version (HHdbVI) of his Endgame study database !!

It contains now 93839 endgame studies !!!

(On his website you also can find this leaflet, which you can open here as well, with detailed


4 rd TT FRME, 2022
D) Endgame studies Theme: One or more minor pieces and optionally pawns against one or more pawns. In the initial position there may be additional pieces. Slogan: Win (for either the pawns or for the minor pieces) or Draw.Judge: Poul Rewitz (Denmark)

Send entries to tournament director: to Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco) E-mail:
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.
Send problems and studies in format Word and PDF. Closing date: 30. 08. 2022. The award – 2022 All received problems will be presented to the judges in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website: