13th International Chess solving contest (ISC) Sunday 29.1.2017

The International Chess Solving Contest will take place on Sunday 29.01.2017 at the Hall of chess, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai-3. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries. There will be three categories: Main category open to experienced solvers with a solver’s rating of 1700 and above. The second category is intended for weaker and inexperienced and unrated solvers. The third category is intended for youngsters born after 29.01.2004.

The contest in the main category will consist of two rounds with six problems each, i.e. for each round one Mate in two moves, one Mate in three moves, one Mate in four or more moves, one endgame study, one helpmate and one self mate.The second category will consist of two rounds with six problems each, i.e. for each round two Mate in two-moves, one Mate in three-moves, one Mate in four or more moves, one endgame study and in one round a helpmate and in the other round a selfmate will be given. The youth category will consist of only one round with six orthodox problems, i.e. four Mate in two-moves,one Mate in three-moves and an endgame study. For each round, the solving time is two hours.

Solvers  have to bring their own board set. 

Cash prizes will be awarded for the first three places in each category.

C.G.S.Narayanan, FIDE master for Chess Composition and Editor, AICF Chronicle will be the controller of the event.

Main and second category:

I round 2.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m    II round  5.00 p.m to 7.00 p.m

Youth category: One round: 5.00 p.m to 7.00 p.m

Entries may be sent to ‘[email protected]’ giving details of the name, solver’s rating (if any), category in which he/she intends participating  and date of birth (in the case of youth category) on or before 28.1.2017. Certificate for the proof of age has to be furnished in respect of youth category at the venue. Entry fee of Rs.50 shall be paid at the venue. Solvers may report at 1.00 P.M on 29.1.2017 to confirm registration.

For an insight into different types of problems solvers may visit  wfcc (World Federation for Chess Composition) home page where  Solving Tournaments Problem Database in PGN format is available. For details

Contact: Mr. C.G.S.Narayanan

Mob: 9841527032