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8th FIDE World Cup IN COMPOSING 2020

25 Марта 2020 International Chess Federation (www.fide.com)  with the participation of the World Federation for Chess Composition (www.wfcc.ch) annonced 8th FIDE WORLD CUP IN COMPOSING.

The holding of the tournament is the direct responsibility of the Director and the Panel of Judges:
The Director of the tournament is Alexander Bulavka (Belarus).
A. Twomovers – Judge: Dragan Stojnic (Serbia)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Miodrag Mladenovic (Serbia)
C. Moremovers – Judge: Mikhail Marandyuk (Ukraine)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Yochanan Afek (Netherlands)
E. Helpmates – Judge: Mikhal Dragoun (Czech Republic)
F. Selfmates – Judge: Alexander Azhusin (Russia)
G. Fairies – Judge: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania)
H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Nikolas Dupont (France)

The tournament will be conducted from April 1 to October 10, 2020.

The closing date for submitting the entries is May 15, 2020.

The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by   June 1, 2020. 

All judges are to submit their awards by August 1, 2020.



Anyone wishing to take part in the tournament can do so.


In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.

The theme is free in all sections. In the fairies section (G), there is no restriction on stipulations, conditions, the use of fairy pieces, or the number of moves.

In the selfmate section (F) and fairies section (G), only computer-tested problems (using Alybadix, Popeye, or WinChloe) are allowed; the participants should specify the version of the program they used to test their entry.

Entries must be sent on diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the Director’s address: tischka@tut.by.

Participants should mention their postal address in the email.



After receiving the entries in anonymous form from the Director, the judges consider the submitted compositions, determine their originality, difficulty, esthetic appeal, search for possible anticipations, and decide their ranking in the tournament. In each section, compositions in first, second, and third places must be determined, as well as entries receiving honorary mentions and commendations. It is also possible to specify prize-winning compositions (no more than three per section). After ranking the entries, the judges are to send, within the preset period, their award, with the indication of numbers of the compositions in the award and related comments, to the Director of the tournament. After receiving the awards from the judges, the Director is to enter the names of the authors and provide the preliminary results for publication on the websites of FIDE and WFCC before August 15, 2020. During one month after the publication of the preliminary results, claims of defects and anticipations can be sent to the Director, who will accumulate and forward them to the judges. After receiving the claims, the judges will take the final decision on the results of the World Cup and send the final award to the Director.


The final results of this competition will be published on the FIDE and WFCC websites no later October 1, 2020.


In each section, the Cup winner will be entitled to a money prize of 500 Euro, a Cup, a medal, and a certificate. Composers in 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded medals and respective certificates. The certificates for 1st-3rd places will be signed by the President of FIDE. The prizes and other distinctions are to be presented to the laureates on October 9, 2020, at the closing ceremony of the World Chess Composition Congress in Rodos (Greece)




These Regulations shall constitute an official invitation to the tournament.