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TOP TEN
Current rating 12-XI-07
 1.GM G.Evseev (RUS) 2805
 2.GM P.Murdzia (POL) 2799
 3.GM J.Nunn (GBR) 2747
 4.GM A.Zude (GER) 2707
 5.GM R.Soffer (ISR) 2692
 6.GM P.Perkonoja (FIN) 2682
 7.GM O.Comay (ISR) 2669
 8.GM N.Elkies (ISR) 2663
 9.GM J.Mestel (GBR) 2658
10.GM B.Tummes (GER) 2640
TOP TEN - Next
11.IM B.Vuckovic (SRB) 2621
12.IM A.Selivanov (RUS) 2616
13.IM M.Mladenovic (SRB) 2609
14.GM M.Pfannkuche (GER) 2608
15.GM S.Rumjancev (RUS) 2593
16.IM E.Van Beers (BEL) 2589
17.IM V.Podinic (SRB) 2587
18.IM L.Salai jr. (SVK) 2579
19.GM A.Azhusin (RUS) 2579
20.GM M.Kovacevic (SRB) 2575
21.GM M.Caillaud (FRA) 2569
22.GM D.Wissmann (NED) 2557
23.IM A.Mukoseev (RUS) 2546
24.IM V.Kopyl (UKR) 2543
25.GM J.Paavilainen (FIN) 2537
26.IM H.Hurme (FIN) 2529
27.GM R.Baier (SUI) 2529
28.FM A.Bulavka (BLR) 2515
29.IM K.Karhunen (FIN) 2514
30.IM T.Wakashima (JAP) 2513
31.IM M.Dragoun (CZE) 2499
32.IM J.Rotenberg (ISR) 2496
33.IM K.Prentos (GRE) 2490
34.IM V.Pogorelov (UKR) 2481
35.IM E.Huber (ROM) 2471
36.GM M.Velimirovic (SRB) 2471
37.IM M.Erenburg (ISR) 2469
38.FM A.Feoktistov (RUS) 2457
39.FM A.Lebedev (RUS) 2450
40.GM G.Lee (GBR) 2439
41.FM J.Stopa (POL) 2438
42.FM M.Vanka (CZE) 2434
43.IM P. v.d.Heuvel (NED) 2430
44.IM C.McNab (GBR) 2428
45.FM M.Ukmar (SLO) 2428
46.FM D.Pletnev (RUS) 2426
47.FM M.Kolcak (SVK) 2426
48.FM A.Leontjev (RUS) 2425
49.IM B.Piliczewski (POL) 2414
50.IM D.Friedgood (GBR) 2412
51.IM H.Axt (GER) 2410
52.FM M.McDowell (GBR) 2409
53.FM D.Gurgenidze (GEO) 2403
54.FM Vid.Satkus (LTU) 2399
55. A.Villeneuve (FRA) 2396
56. T.Marlo (Jaatinen) (FIN) 2376
57.IM H.Tanner (FIN) 2372
58. A.Kozyrev (RUS) 2372
59. K.Sivic (SLO) 2369
60. V.Gulke (GER) 2364
61.FM K.Yamada (JAP) 2363
62. A.Solovchuk (UKR) 2356
63. A.Almamedov (AZB) 2356
64.IM V.Crisan (ROM) 2354
65.FM M.Voracek (CZE) 2352
66.FM E.Klemanic (SVK) 2349
67. R.Larin (RUS) 2346
68. M.Gabeskiria (GEO) 2345
69. F.Richter (GER) 2345
70.FM V.Blochin (RUS) 2344
71.FM O.Pervakov (RUS) 2343
72.FM H.Uitenbroek (NED) 2343
73. N.Mendrinos (GRE) 2340
74.IM T.Maeder (SUI) 2339
75.FM A.Steinbrink (GER) 2336
76.FM J.Kupper (SUI) 2335
77. A.Delander (GER) 2335
78. V.Dyachuk (UKR) 2330
79. J.Pernaric (CRO) 2330
80.FM V.Lipovskij (RUS) 2330
81.FM Z.Szczep (POL) 2329
82. Z.Janevski (MAC) 2314
83. R.Stelling (BRA) 2313
84. C.Czeremin (GER) 2312
85. D.Borst (NED) 2309
86. V.Markovcij (UKR) 2307
87. M.Morvay (HUN) 2304
88. N.Predrag (CRO) 2302
89.FM Y.Afek (ISR) 2302
90.A.Papastavropoulos(GRE) 2300
91.FM P.Gvozdjak (SVK) 2298
92. S.Borodavkin (UKR) 2298
93. A.Petrov (RUS) 2296
94. P.Einat (ISR) 2294
95.FM R.Schafer (GER) 2293
96. F.Abdurahmanovic (BIH) 2291
97.FM L.Siran (SVK) 2289
98. M.Gershinskij (UKR) 2289
99.FM J.Norri (FIN) 2287
100. I.Bender (CRO) 2283
Competitions included to rating calculation
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European Championship
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Kubok Ural Problemist Open
(Moscow, RUS)

Kubok Ural Problemist
(Moscow, RUS)

Croatian Championship
(Zagreb, CRO)

Open PCCC
(Rhodes, GRE)

World Championship
(Rhodes, GRE)

Czech Championship
(Dobruska, CZE)

Warsaw Grand Prix
(Warsaw, POL)
Warsaw Chess Solving Grand Prix 2007 (Warsaw), 10th - 11th November 2007

Valery Kopyl
(UKR)
  1. IM Valery Kopyl (UKR) 50 points (360 minutes)
  2. IM Michal Dragoun (CZE) 49.5 (345)
  3. FM Marek Kolcak (SVK) 42 (360)
  4. FM Zbigniew Szczep (POL) 41 (358)
  5. Piotr Gorski (POL) 39.25 (360)

Number of participants 19 (average rating 2233) from Belarus, Czechia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Poland. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Judge: Piotr Murdzia (POL)

Quick Show: (10th November 2007)
1. Piotr Murdzia (POL) 16 (+17/-1)
2.-3. Bogusz Piliczewski (POL) 10 (+11/+1)
2.-3. Valery Kopyl (UKR) 10 (+11/-1)
4. Lubomir Siran (SVK) 9 (+12/-3)
5. Piotr Gorski (POL) 5 (+9/-4)

Solving show: (10th November 2007)
The final match:
Piotr Murdzia (POL) - Bogusz Piliczewski (POL) 4:1
3rd place duel:
Piotr Gorski (POL) - Valery Kopyl (UKR) 4:1
Semifinal duels:
Piotr Murdzia (POL) - Valery Kopyl (UKR) 4:2, Bogusz Piliczewski (POL) - Piotr Gorski (POL) 4:1

Home page: www.warsolving.mzszach.net

(Added 02-XII-07)
The Henk Hagedoorn Open Solving Tournament (Utrecht ), 11th November 2007

Dolf Wissmann
(NED)
  1. GM Dolf Wissmann (NED) 35 points (120 min.)
  2. IM Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 32.5 (120)
  3. FM Johan de Boer (NED) 31 (120)
  4. Marcel Van Herck (BEL) 28.5 (120)
  5. FM Hans Uitenbroek (NED 27 (120)

Number of participants 12 (10 with rating) all from Belgium and Netherlands. System of competition 1 round 8 problems, maximum 44 points. The final table

Judge: Ward Stoffelen (BEL)

(Added 2-XII-07)
The Czech Solving Championship (Dobruska), 3rd - 4th November 2007

Michal Dragoun
(CZE)
  1. IM Michal Dragoun (CZE) 82.5 points (306 minutes)
  2. Klemen Sivic (SLO) 78.75 (335)
  3. Roman Evstigneev (UKR) 73.75 (321)
  4. Vasyl Markovcij (UKR) 67.5 (350)
  5. Vasyl Dyachuk (UKR) 66 (347)

Number of participants 21 (average rating 2189) from Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Czechia. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Klemen Sivic (SLO) gained norm FIDE Solving Master.

Judge: Josef Burda (CZE)
Judge assistants: Jiri Jelinek (CZE), Ivan Skoba (CZE)

(Added 05-XI-07)
The FIDE-PCCC has granted the titles for solvers:
International Solving Grandmaster:
 Aleksandr Azhusin (RUS)

International Solving Master:
 Vlaicu Crisan (ROM)
 Kari Karhunen (FIN)
 Colin McNab (GBR)
 Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS)
 Bojan Vuckovic (SRB)

FIDE Solving Master:
 Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR)
 Josef Kupper (SUI)
 Vidmantas Satkus (LTU)
 Miloslav Vanka (CZE)
 Miroslav Voracek (CZE)

(Added 22-X-07)
The Solving Show PCCC (Rhodes, Greece), 17th October 2007

Arno Zude
(GER)
Solving show:

The final match:
Arno Zude (GER) - Aleksandr Feoktistov (RUS) 5:3

3rd place match:
Noam Elkies (ISR) - Ofer Comay (ISR) 5:4

Semifinals:
Arno Zude (GER) - Ofer Comay (ISR) 4:2
Aleksandr Feoktistov (RUS) - Noam Elkies (ISR) 4:2

Quarter-finals:
Arno Zude (GER) - Georgy Evseev (RUS) 4:1
Aleksandr Feoktistov (RUS) - Boris Tummes (GER) 4:1
Noam Elkies (ISR) - Hans Uitenbroek (NED) 4:2
Ofer Comay (ISR) - Piotr Murdzia (POL) 4:2

(Added 22-X-07)
The World Chess Solving Championship (Rhodes, Greece), 16th - 17th October 2007
 Teams results:  The final table
  1. Great Britain (J.Nunn, J.Mestel, D.Friedgood) 163 points (606 minutes)
  2. Russia (G.Evseev, A.Selivanov, A.Azhusin) 158 (639)
  3. Germany (B.Tummes, A.Zude, M.Pfannkuche) 158 (691)
  4. Israel (N.Elkies, O.Comay, M.Erenburg) 155.5 (581)
  5. Poland (P.Murdzia, B.Piliczewski, J.Stopa) 153.5 (655)
  6. Serbia (M.Kovacevic, M.Velimirovic, V.Podinic) 143.5 (661)
  7. Ukraine (V.Kopyl, V.Pogorelov, S.Borodavkin) 141.5 (677)
  8. Finland (K.Karhunen, J.Paavilainen, H.Hurme) 139.5 (713)
  9. Netherlands (D.Wissmann, P. van den Heuvel, H.Uitenbroek) 137 (708)
 10. Slovakia (E.Klemanic, M.Kolcak, L.Siran) 129 (695)

 Number of teams 24 (include team Greece 2).

Team Great Britain (from left) John Nunn and Colin McNab, miss Jonathan Mestel and David Friedgood.

 Individuals results:  The final table
  1. GM John Nunn (GBR) 89 points (273 minutes)
  2. GM Georgy Evseev (RUS) 83.5 (304)
  3. GM Piotr Murdzia (POL) 83 (338)
  4. GM Ofer Comay (ISR) 82 (252)
  5. GM Arno Zude (GER) 75 (356)
  6. GM Boris Tummes (GER) 73 (360)
  7. IM Andrey Selivanov (RUS) 72 (334)
  8. GM Michael Pfannkuche (GER) 72 (335)
  9. IM Volodimir Pogorelov (UKR) 71.5 (331)
 10. GM Noam Elkies (ISR) 71 (334)

 Number of participants 82 (average rating 2365) from 24 countries.

Winners Georgy Evseev (RUS), John Nunn (GBR) and Piotr Murdzia (POL).

Director: Brian Stephenson (GBR)
Assistants: Ward Stoffelen (BEL), Peter Bakker (NED), Neal Turner (FIN)

(Added 18-X-07, updated 22-X-07)
The Quick Show PCCC (Rhodes, Greece), 16th October 2007

Marjan Kovacevic
(SRB)
Final standings:
1. GM M. Kovacevic (SRB) 14.3 points (17/3)
2. GM A. Zude (GER) 10.4 (14/4)
3. GM G. Evseev (RUS) 9.3 (12/3)
4.-5. GM M. Velimirovic (SRB) 9 (9/0)
4.-5. IM V. Pogorelov (UKR) 9 (9/0)
6. IM A. Azhusin (RUS) 8.9 (17/9)
7. GM M. Pfannkuche (GER) 8.2 (10/2)
8.-9. IM A. Selivanov (RUS) 7.5 (12/5)
8.-9. GM B. Tummes (GER) 7.5 (12/5)
10. FM V. Crisan (ROM) 7.1 (8/1)

Number of participants 60.

(Added 18-X-07, updated 22-X-07)
The Open Solving Tournament PCCC (Rhodes, Greece), 15th October 2007

Ofer Comay
(ISR)
Final standings:  The final table
1. GM O. Comay (ISR) 60 points (135 minutes)
2. GM A. Zude (GER) 60 (138)
3. GM P. Murdzia (POL) 60 (168)
4. GM J. Paavilainen (FIN) 60 (178)
5. IM V. Podinic (SRB) 60 (180)
6. GM J. Mestel (GBR) 59.5 (128)
7. GM G. Evseev (RUS) 59.5 (154)
8. GM B. Tummes (GER) 59.5 (156)
9. IM A. Azhusin (RUS) 59.5 (176)
10. GM M. Pfannkuche (GER) 55 (179)

Number of participants 98 (average rating 2321) from 28 countries.

Director: Brian Stephenson (GBR)

(Added 18-X-07, updated 22-X-07)
The Croatian Chess Solving Championship (Zagreb), 16th September 2007

Nikola Predrag
(CRO)
1. Nikola Predrag (CRO) 48 points (240 min.)
2. Klemen Sivic (SLO) 36.5 (240)
3. FM Marko Klasinc (SLO) 36 (240)
4. Oto Mihalco (SVK) 34.5 (240)
5. Bender Ivan (CRO) 32.5 (240)

Number of participants 18 (average rating 2076) from Bosnia & Hercegovina, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia. System of competition 2 rounds, 12 problems, maximum 60 points. The final table

Judge: Dejan Glisic (CRO)
Assistants: Relja Bosanac (CRO), Slobodan Gusic (CRO)

(Added 18-X-07)
2nd Kubok Ural Problemist - Solving Tournament (Moscow, Russia), 11th - 12th August 2007

Georgy Evseev
(RUS)
1. GM Georgy Evseev (RUS) 66 points (230 min.)
2. IM Valery Kopyl (UKR) 63.5 (242)
3. GM Piotr Murdzia (POL) 62 (222)
4. FM Anatoly Mukoseev (RUS) 59.5 (360)
5. IM Aleksandr Azhusin (RUS) 58 (242)

Number of participants 23 (average rating 2308) from Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) gained norm FIDE Solving Master.

Judge: A. Selivanov (RUS)
Judge assistants: Ja. Vladimirov (RUS) and V. Shumarin (RUS)

(Added 13-VIII-07)
2nd Kubok Ural Problemist - Open Tournament (Moscow, Russia), 10th August 2007

Valery Kopyl
(UKR)
1. IM Valery Kopyl (UKR) 47 points (180 min.)
2. IM Aleksandr Azhusin (RUS) 46 (180)
3. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 42.5 (177)
4. FM Dmitry Pletnev (RUS) 42.5 (178)
5. GM Piotr Murdzia (POL) 42.5 (180)

Number of participants 20 (average rating 2311) from from Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia. System of competition 2 rounds, 12 problems, maximum 60 points. The final table

Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) gained norm FIDE Solving Master.

Judge: A. Selivanov (RUS)

(Added 13-VIII-07)
The Belarusian Chess Solving Championship (Minsk), 21st - 22nd July 2007

Aleksandr Bulavka
(BLR)
1. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 70.5 points (325 min.)
2. Viktor Zaitsev (BLR) 70 (360)
3. Mikhail Khramchevich (BLR) 66 (350)
4. Mikalai Sihnevich (BLR) 63 (355)
5. Valerij Frigin (BLR) 62.5 (326)

Number of participants 15 (6 with rating) all from Belarus. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Judge: Vladimir Sychov (BLR)

(Added 25-VII-07)
3rd European Chess Solving Championship (Pardubice, Czech republic), 14th - 15th July 2007
 Teams results:  The final table
 1. Serbia (B.Vuckovic, M.Kovacevic, M.Mladenovic, V.Podinic) 241.75 points (1055 min.)
 2. Russia (A.Selivanov, A.Azhusin, A.Mukosejev, Y.Malyshkin) 229  (1047)
 3. Poland (P.Murdzia, J.Stopa, B.Piliczewski, R.Krolikowski) 211  (1073)
 4. Finland (H.Hurme, J.Paavilainen, T.Marlo, H.Tanner) 205.5 (1039)
 5. Slovakia (L.Salai, M.Kolcak, L.Siran, E.Klemanic) 202.75 (1060)
 6. Ukraine (V.Kopyl, V.Pogorelov, A.Solovchuk, V.Djachuk) 191.75  (1047)
 7. Czech republic A (M.Vanka, M.Voracek, M.Dragoun, M.Petras) 190.5  (1032)
 8. Great Britain (J.Mestel, M.McDowell, I.Watson, P.Cumbers) 183.5  (1067)
 9. Belarus (A.Bulavka, V.Zaitsev, A.Mikholap, M.Sihnevich) 169  (1069)
10. Germany (B.Tummes, W.Neef, A.Rein, Th.Walther) 167.5  (1076)

 Participated 17 teams (include team Czech republic B).

 Team Serbia (from left) Miodrag Mladenovic, Bojan Vuckovic, Marjan Kovacevic and Vladimir Podinic.
 
 Individuals results:  The final table
 1. FM Bojan Vuckovic (SRB) 87 points (352 min.)
 2. IM Andrey Selivanov (RUS) 84 (347)
 3. GM Piotr Murdzia (POL) 84  (353)
 4. GM Jonathan Mestel (GBR) 75.75 (347)
 5. GM Marjan Kovacevic (SRB) 75 (344)
 6. IM Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 74 (344)
 7. IM Alexandr Azhusin (RUS) 72  (346)
 8. IM Harri Hurme (FIN) 72  (354)
 9. IM Miodrag Mladenovic (SRB) 70.75 (359)
10. GM Dolf Wissmann  (NED) 69.25 (360)

 Number of participants 84 from 19 countries (81 with rating - average rating 2285)

 Winners (from left) Andrey Selivanov (RUS) Bojan Vuckovic (SRB) and Piotr Murdzia (POL).
 
 Category juniors:  The final table
 1. FM Jacek Stopa (POL) 66.5 points (360 min.)
 2. Yury Malyshkin (RUS) 55.5 (360)
 3. Roman Evstigneev (UKR) 53.75 (360)
 4. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 47.75 (356)
 5. Piotr Gorski (POL) 46 (360)
 6. Vlad-Cristian Jianu (ROM) 38.25  (358)
 7. Kresimir Starcevic (CRO) 19 (359)
 8. Ifan Johnston (GBR) 11.5 (360)
 9. Stefan Kysela (SVK) 10 (356)
10. Delia-Monica Duca (ROM) 6.5  (359)

 Participated 10 juniors from 9 countries.

 Winners of category juniors (from left) Yury Malyshkin (RUS), Jacek Stopa (POL) and Roman Evstigneev (UKR).

Bojan Vuckovic (SRB) and Andrey Selivanov (RUS) gained norm International Solving Grandmaster.
Anatoly Mukoseev
(RUS) gained norm International Solving Master.
Miloslav Vanka (CZE), Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) and Miroslav Voracek (CZE) gained norm FIDE Solving Master.

Director: Ward Stoffelen (BEL)
Assistants: Peter Bakker (NED), Pavel Kamenik (CZE), Axel Steinbrink (GER)

(Added 16-VII-07)
ECSC: Ordered list of registred solvers and teams according new rating list
3rd European Chess Solving Championship:

List of registred teams ordered according average rating:
1. Serbia 2578 (average current rating 3 best solvers)
2. Poland 2566
3. Finland 2519
4. Russia 2489
5. Slovakia 2460
6. Czech republic A 2460
7. Romania 2451
8. Great Britain 2438
9. Netherlands 2411
10. Ukraine 2385
...Complete ordered list of registred teams

List of registered solvers ordered according current rating:
1. GM Piotr Murdzia (POL) 2851
2. GM Jorma Paavilainen (FIN) 2674
3. GM Jonathan Mestel (GBR) 2668
4. GM Boris Tummes (GER) 2640
5. IM Miodrag Mladenovic (SRB) 2605
6. GM Dolf Wissmann (NED) 2597
7. GM Marjan Kovacevic (SRB) 2596
8. IM Ladislav Salai (SVK) 2589
9. FM Vlaicu Crisan (ROM) 2549
10. FM Bojan Vuckovic (SRB) 2533
...Complete ordered list of registred solvers

(Added 01-VII-07, updated 09-VII-07)
The Russian Chess Solving Championship (Moscow), 16th - 17th June 2007

Georgy Evseev
(RUS)
1. GM Georgy Evseev (RUS) 79 points (339 min.)
2. FM Alexander Feoktistov (RUS) 64 (337)
3. IM Valery Kopyl (UKR) 61.5 (360)
4. FM Dmitry Pletnev (RUS) 58.5 (358)
5. IM Alexander Azhusin (RUS) 56 (347)

Number of participants 18 (average rating 2327) from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Judge: Valery Gurov (RUS)
Assistent: Yakov Vladimirov (RUS)

(Added 18-VI-07)
The Greek Chess Solving Championship (Athens), 3rd June 2007

Kostas Prentos
(GRE)
1. IM Kostas Prentos (GRE) 45 points (240 min.)
2. Andreas Papastavropoulos (GRE) 39 (240)
3. Nikos Mendrinos (GRE) 34 (240)
4. Panagiotis Konidaris (GRE) 24 (240)
5. Ioannis Garoufalidis (GRE) 23 (240)

Number of participants 18 (average rating 2009) all from Greece. System of competition 2 rounds, 12 problems, 240 minutes, maximum 60 points. The final table

Judge: Harry Fougiaxis (GRE)

(Added 04-VI-07)
The Belgian Chess Solving Championship ('s Gravenwezel, near Schilde), 26th May 2007

Eddy Van Beers
(BEL)
Section A:
1. IM Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 52 points (230 min.)
2. GM Dolf Wissmann (NED) 48 (240)
3. FM Hans Uitenbroek (NED) 44 (240)
4. Andy Ooms (BEL) 33 (240)
5. FM Jacek Stopa (POL) 28 (240)

Number of participants 11 (average rating 2171) from Japan, Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. System of competition 2 rounds, 12 problems, maximum 60 points. The final table

Section B:
1. David De Meyer (BEL) 75 points (240 min.)
2. Guy Baete (BEL) 65 (240)
3. Dirk Verlinden (BEL) 60 (240)
4. Koen Van Vlaenderen (BEL) 59 (240)
5. Marc Van Dyck (BEL) 55 (240)

Number of participants 12 mainly beginers. System of competition 2 rounds, 20 problems, maximum 100 points. The final table

Judge: Ward Stoffelen (BEL)
Assistent: Ignace Vandecasteele (BEL)
Problem selection: Ignaas Vandemeulebroucke (BEL)

(Added 28-V-07, updated 31-V-07)
The Lithuanian Chess Solving Championship (Vilnius), 12th - 13th May 2007

Valery Kopyl
(UKR)
1. IM Valery Kopyl (UKR) 72.5 points (324 min.)
2. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 69 (317)
3. Aleksander Bulavka (BLR) 67.5 (296)
4. FM Jacek Stopa (POL) 61.5 (338)
5. Viktoras Paliulionis (LTU) 58.5 (345)

Number of participants 18 (average rating 2241) from 5 countries Belarus, Poland, Latvia, Ukraine and Lithuania. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Judge: Mecislovas Rimkus (LTU)

Quick Show: (12th May 2007)
1. Aleksander Bulavka (BLR) 10 (+12/-2)
2. Valery Kopyl (UKR) 7 (+9/-2)
3. Martynas Limontas (LTU) 6 (7/1)
4. Ryszard Krolikowski (POL) 3 (+5/-3)
5.- 8. Dmitrijus Chocenka (LTU) 3 (+4/-1)
5.- 8. Viktoras Paliulionis (LTU) 3 (+4/-1)
5.- 8. Mikalai Sihnevich (BLR) 3 (+4/-1)
5.- 8. Viktor Zajcev (BLR) 3 (+4/-1)

Solving show: (12th May 2007)
The final match:
Jacek Stopa (POL) - Modris Ravins (LAT) 4:2
3rd place duel:
Ryszard Krolikowski (POL) - Aleksander Bulavka (BLR) 3:1
Semifinal duels:
Jacek Stopa (POL) - Aleksander Bulavka (BLR) 3:1, Modris Ravins (LAT) - Ryszard Krolikowski (POL) 3:2

(Added 15-V-07)
The Romanian Junior Chess Solving Championships (Amara), 18th April 2007

Tudor Enescu
(ROM)

Alexandru Pop
(ROM)

Tiberiu Georgescu
(ROM)

Victor Ocnarescu
(ROM)

Lucian-Costin Miron
(ROM)

Daria-Ioana Visanescu
(ROM)

Karina-Moni Lucian-Hoffmann
(ROM)

Adeline-Ramona Uta
(ROM)
Boys under 8 (48 participants): The final table
1. Tudor Enescu (ROM) 30 points (30 min.)
2. Alexandru Oprea (ROM) 23.5 (16)
3. Claudiu-Andrei Axinia (ROM) 23.5 (60)
4. George-Iulian Brisan (ROM) 23.5 (60)
5. Andrei-Theodor Dolana (ROM) 20 (29)

Boys under 10 (66 participants): The final table
1. Darius-Daniel Gheorghe (ROM) 30 points (10 min.)
2. Constantin Dalidis (ROM) 30 (27)
3. Dan Leonte (ROM) 30 (30)
4. Adrian-Simion Secheres (ROM) 30 (34)
5. Victor-Mihai Marin (ROM) 30 (35)

Solvers in categories boys unter 8, girls unter 8, boys unter 10 and girls unter 10 had same set 6 problems, time 60 minutes, maximum 30 points.

Boys under 12 (52 participants): The final table
1. Horia-Daniel Bogdan (ROM) 20 points (75 min.)
2. Cristian-Danut Siclovan (ROM) 20 (75)
3. Alexandru-Florin Barascu (ROM) 19 (75)
4. Stefan Manole (ROM) 18 (75)
5. Stefan Marinescu (ROM) 17.5 (61)

Boys under 14 (31 participants): The final table
1. Alexandru Pop (ROM) 29 points (56 min.)
2. Alin-Cristian Florescu (ROM) 23 (75)
3. Florentin-Gabriel Nanu (ROM) 20 (70)
4. Robert Hajbok (ROM) 20 (73)
5. Robert Dumitrescu (ROM) 20 (75)

Solvers in categories boys unter 12, girls unter 12, boys unter 14 and girls unter 14 had same set 6 problems, time 75 minutes, maximum 30 points.

Boys under 16 (20 participants): The final table
1. Tiberiu Georgescu (ROM) 29.5 points (77 min.)
2. Cristian-Ioan Chirila (ROM) 28.5 (46)
3. Oliviu-Flavian Savin (ROM) 28 (88)
4. Barbu-Alexandru Nitelea (ROM) 22 (90)
5. Vlad Marincas (ROM) 20 (90)

Boys under 18 (23 participants): The final table
1. Victor Ocnarescu (ROM) 29.5 points (27 min.)
2. Bogdan Garbea (ROM) 29.5 (48)
3. Mihai Preda (ROM) 28.5 (60)
4. Bogdan Posedaru (ROM) 26.5 (56)
5. Sergiu Boros (ROM) 25.5 (90)

Boys under 20 (8 participants): The final table
1.  Lucian-Costin Miron (ROM) 29 points (49 min.)
2. Daniel Baratosi (ROM) 25 (58)
3. Dan-Gheorghe Taras (ROM) 24.5 (50)
4. Aurel-George Proorocu (ROM) 19.5 (87)
5. Razvan Teodorescu (ROM) 17.5 (90)

Solvers in categories boys unter 16, boys unter 18, boys unter 20 and girls unter 16 had same set 6 problems, time 90 minutes, maximum 30 points.

Girls under 8 (18 participants): The final table
1. Georgiana-Catalina Vaduva (ROM) 15 (37)
2. Iulia-Cristina Dragos (ROM) 10 (28)
3. Bianca-Alisa Dragnea (ROM) 10 (47)
4. Raluca Angheluta (ROM) 10 (60)
5. Maria-Magdalena Morar (ROM) 10 (60)

Girls under 10 (32 participants): The final table
1. Diana Orasanu (ROM) 20 (33)
2. Ioana-Andreea Cirlig (ROM) 20 (59)
3. Krisztina Gal (ROM) 20 (60)
4. Ana-Maria-Cristina Henchel (ROM) 18.5 (60)
5. Monica Esanu (ROM) 17 (56)

Girls under 12 (18 participants): The final table
1. Daria-Ioana Visanescu (ROM) 21.5 (66)
2. Diana-Maria Serbanescu (ROM) 15 (65)
3. Ioana Gelip (ROM) 15 (70)
4. Elena-Andreea Dinu (ROM) 11.5 (75)
5. Georgiana-Steluta Morea (ROM) 10 (60)

Girls under 14 (12 participants): The final table
1. Monica-Karina Lucian-Hoffmann (ROM) 20 (68)
2. Ana-Denisse Sevastian (ROM) 15.5 (75)
3. Roxana-Ana Anton (ROM) 14 (69)
4. Iselin-Amanda Lolici (ROM) 12 (64)
5. Maria Vasilescu (ROM) 11.5 (71)

Girls under 16 (12 participants): The final table
1. Adeline-Ramona Uta (ROM) 17.5 (87)
2. Madalina-Maria Anusca (ROM) 16 (87)
3. Ana-Margareta Dobre (ROM) 15.5 (88)
4. Maria-Eugenia Ursente (ROM) 14.5 (90)
5. Ramona Budea (ROM) 14 (88)

Criteria: 1. Points, 2. Time, 3. Younger age.
Main director: Dinu-Ioan Nicula (ROM)

(Added 15-V-07, Updated 28-V-07)
The Serbian Chess Solving Championship (Belgrade), 5th - 6th May 2007

Vladimir Podinic
(SRB)
1. IM Vladimir Podinic (SRB) 81 points (352 min.)
2. IM Miodrag Mladenovic (SRB) 79 (254)
3. GM Marjan Kovacevic (SRB) 76 (315)
4. GM Milan Velimirovic (SRB) 72 (202)
5. IM Eric Huber (ROM) 68 (343)

Number of participants 30 (average rating 2176) from 9 countries Bulgary, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Croatia, Grecee, Macedonia, Monte Negro, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Judge: Borislav Gadjanski (SRB)

(Added 09-V-07)
The Azerbaijan Chess Solving Championship (Baku), 14th - 15th April 2007

Araz Almammadov
(AZE)
1. Araz Almammadov (AZE) 85 points (270 min.)
2. Ramil Javadov (AZE) 70.5 (320)
3. Agshin Masimov (AZE) 66 (338)
4. Ali Hasanov (AZE) 51.5 (320)
5. Vugar Bayramov (AZE) 48 (353)

Number of participants 32 all from Azerbaijan. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. Download the final table

Judge: Ilham Aliev (AZE)

(Added 09-V-07)
The German Chess Solving Championship (Wiesloch), 28th - 29th April 2007

Arno Zude
(GER)
1. GM Arno Zude (GER) 89 points (259 min.)
2. GM Piotr Murdzia (POL) 86 (231)
3. GM Boris Tummes (GER) 81 (271)
4. GM Michael Pfannkuche (GER) 80.5 (303)
5. GM Dolf Wissmann (NED) 75 (319)

Number of participants 28 (average rating 2309) from 7 countries Belgium, Czechia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Germany. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Lubomir Siran (SVK) gained norm International Solving Master.

Main director: Axel Steinbrink (GER)

Quick Show: (28th April 2007)
1. Arno Zude (GER) 13.5 points (+18/-5)
2. Boris Tummes (GER) 12.4 (+16/-4)
3. Michael Pfannkuche (GER) 11.4 (+15/-4)
4. Marek Kolcak (SVK) 9.1 (+10/-1)
5.-6. Oto Mihalco (SVK) 8.3 (+11/-3)
5.-6. Andrey Selivanov (RUS) 8.3 (+11/-3)

(Added 06-V-07)
The Polish Chess Solving Championship (Krynica), 21th - 22th April 2007

Vidmantas Satkus
(LTU)
1. Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) 73.25 points (355 min.)
2. Oto Mihalco (SVK) 71.75 (345)
3. IM Bogusz Piliczewski (SVK) 69 (337)
4. Alexander Bulavka (BLR) 68 (321)
5. Vasyl Djachuk (UKR) 66.75 (341)

Number of participants 21 (average rating 2185) from 5 countries Belarus, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table

Vidmantas Satkus (LTU) and Oto Mihalco (SVK) gained norm FIDE Solving Master.

Main director: Waldemar Tura (POL)

Quick show: (21th April 2007)
1. Vasyl Dyachuk (UKR) 15 points (+18/-3)
2. Oto Mihalco (SVK) 9 (+15/-6)
3. Lubomir Siran (SVK) 9 (+12/-3)
4. Valery Kopyl (UKR) 8 (+10/-2)
5. Viktor Zaitsev (BLR) 8 (+9/-1)

Solving show: (21th April 2007)
The final match:
Vasyl Dyachuk (UKR) - Lubomir Siran (SVK) 4:2
3rd place duel:
Marek Kolcak (SVK) - Valery Kopyl (UKR) 3:0
Semifinal duels:
Vasyl Dyachuk (UKR) - Valery Kopyl (UKR) 3:1, Lubomir Siran (SVK) - Marek Kolcak (SVK) 3:2

(Added 06-V-07)
The Slovak Chess Solving Championship (Bratislava), 14th - 15th April 2007

Ladislav Salai
(SVK)
1. IM Ladislav Salai (SVK) 71 points (334 min.)
2. FM Marek Kolcak (SVK) 63.5 (339)
3. IM Michal Dragoun (CZE) 63 (347)
4. Ivan Bender (CRO) 59.5 (314)
5. FM Valerij Krivenko (UKR) 58 (345)

Number of participants 31 (average rating 2161) from 7 countries Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine and Slovakia. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table
Main director: Pavel Kamenik (CZE)

Quick show: (14th April 2007)
1. Bogusz Piliczewski (POL) 15 points (+15/-0)
2. Michal Dragoun (CZE) 12 (+12/-0)
3. Ivan Bender (CRO) 10 (+10/-0)
4. Frantisek Sabol (CZE) 9.1 (+10/-1)
5. Valerij Krivenko (UKR) 8.4 (+12/-4)

Solving show: (14th April 2007)
The final match:
Michal Dragoun (CZE) - Ivan Bender (CRO) 5:1
3rd place duel:
Valerij Krivenko (UKR) - Bogusz Piliczewski (POL) 3:0
Semifinal duels:
Michal Dragoun (CZE) - Bogusz Piliczewski (POL) 3:0, Ivan Bender (CRO) - Valerij Krivenko (UKR) 3:1

(Added 06-V-07)
The Ukrainian Chess Solving Championship (Poltava), 6th - 8th April 2007

Valery Kopyl
(UKR)
Championship: (7th - 8th April 2007)
 1. IM Valery Kopyl (UKR) 90 points (206 min.)
 2. FM Volodimir Pogorelov (UKR) 89 (241)
 3. IM Andrey Selivanov (RUS) 85 (241)
 4. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 85 (278)
 5. Oleksij Solovchuk (UKR) 85 (301)

Number of participants 31 (average rating 2194) from 3 countries Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. System of competition rules WCSC, maximum 90 points. The final table
Judge: Evgeniy Reytsen (UKR)

Open Toutnament: (6th April 2007)
 1. Oleksij Solovchuk (UKR) 51 points (169 min.)
 2. FM Volodimir Pogorelov (UKR) 49.5 (178)
 3. FM Valery Semenenko (UKR) 49 (179)
 4. Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR) 45.5 (173)
 5. IM Valery Kopyl (UKR) 44.5 (180)

Number of participants 47 (average rating 2089) from 3 countries Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. System of competition 1 round 12 problems, maximum 60 points / 180 minutes. The final table
Judge: Marko Basistij (UKR)

(Added 06-V-07)
The Romanian Chess Solving Championship (Iasi) Girls Under 18 and Girls Under 20, 23th March 2007

Teodora
Traistaru
(ROM)

Eugenia-Daniela Ghita
(ROM)
Girls under 18 (15 participants): The final table
1.  Teodora Traistaru (ROM) 24.5 points (52 min.)
2. Paula-Iulia Craciun (ROM) 23.5 (76)
3. Iozefina Paulet (ROM) 21.5 (83)
4. Silvia-Raluca Sgircea (ROM) 21.5 (90)
5. Teodora Vasile (ROM) 18 (85)

Girls under 20 (8 participants): The final table
1. Eugenia-Daniela Ghita (ROM) 18.5 (81)
2. Nora Argyo (ROM) 17 (83)
3. Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu (ROM) 15 (90)
4. Ondina Kovacs (ROM) 15 (90)
5. Katalin Mathe (ROM) 15 (90)

System of competition 1 round 6 problems 90 minutes, maximum 30 points.
Main director: Dinu-Ioan Nicula (ROM)

(Added 06-V-07)
12th ARVES Endgame Study Solving Contest (Nunspeet, Netherlands), 18th March 2007

Marcel van Herck
(NED)
 1. Marcel van Herck (BEL) 41 points,
 2. Martin van Essen (NED) 39,
 3. GM Dolf Wissmann (NED) 30,
 4.-6. GM Michael Pfannkuche (GER) 20,
 4.-6. IM Peter van den Heuvel (NED) 20,
 4.-6. Harold van der Heiden (NED) 20,

Number of participants 15 from 5 countries Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain and Netherlands. 1 round 5 studies, maximum 48 points (plus 2 bonus points) / 90 minutes. The final table

Judges: Rene Olthof (NED) and Ward Stoffelen (BEL)

(Added 25-III-07)
The Dutch Chess Solving Championship (Nunspeet), 17th March 2007

Michael Pfannkuche
(GER)
1. GM Michael Pfannkuche (GER) 72 points (159 min.),
2. GM Michel Caillaud (FRA) 70 (180),
3. IM Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 64 (176),
4. GM Dolf Wissmann (NED) 60.25 (180),
5. FM Hans  Uitenbroek  (NED) 60 (178)

Number of participants 17 (average rating 2245) from 6 countries Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel and Netherlands. System of competition 2 rounds, 6 problems per round, 6 points per problem, maximum: 72 points/180 minutes. The final table

Main director: Ward Stoffelen (BEL)

(Added 25-III-07)
The Finnish Chess Solving Championship (Helsinki), 3th March 2007

Jorma Paavilainen
(FIN)
1. GM Jorma Paavilainen (FIN) 60 points (210 min.),
2. IM Henry Tanner (FIN) 56.5 (210),
3. FM Kari Karhunen (FIN) 54.5 (210),
4. IM Harri Hurme (FIN) 54 (205),
5. Joose Norri (FIN) 46 (208)

Number of participants 11 (7 with rating - average rating 2391). System of competition 1 round 14 problems, maximum 70 points / 210 minites. The final table

Main director: Kari Valtonen (FIN)

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(Added 25-III-07)
The Romanian Chess Solving Championship (Amara), 23th February 2007

Mihail Marin
(ROM)

Irina-Luiza Marin
(ROM)
Men (37 participants): The final table
1.  Mihail Marin (ROM) 39 points (119 min.)
2. Vlad-Cristian Jianu (ROM) 32.5 (118)
3. Andrei Murariu (ROM) 32 (119)
4. Francisc Nemeth (ROM) 31 (117)
5. Constantin Ionescu (ROM) 29.5 (116)

Women (14 participants): The final table
1. Irina-Luiza Marin (ROM) 22 (119)
2. Alina Motoc (ROM) 19 (120)
3. Iozefina Paulet (ROM) 18.5 (119)
4. Delia-Monica Duca (ROM) 14.5 (118)
5. Anca Teodorescu (ROM) 14.5 (119)

Winners are married couple Mihail and Irina-Luiza Marin.
System of competition 1 round 9 problems 120 minutes, maximum 45 points.
Main director: Dinu-Ioan Nicula (ROM)

(Added 25-III-07)
The British Chess Solving Championship (Oakham), 17th February 2007

Piotr Murdzia
(POL)
1. GM Piotr Murdzia (POL) 65 points (202 min.)
2. GM John Nunn (GBR) 56 (179)
3. GM Jonathan Mestel (GBR) 52.5 (171)
4. IM David Friedgood (GBR) 52 (219)
5. GM Dolf Wissmann (NED) 47  (223)

Number of participants 28 (21 with rating - average rating 2151) from Netherlands, Poland and Great Britain. System of competition 6 round 13 problems, maximum 65 points. The final table
Main director: Brian Stephenson (GBR)

(Added 25-II-07)
3rd International Solving Contest, 21st January 2007

Bojan Vuckovic
(SRB)
 Preliminary results:
 Category 1
(197 solvers from 25 countries, 12 problems, rated competition):
 1. FM Bojan Vuckovic (SRB) 54 points (228 min.)
 2. GM John Nunn (GBR) 52 (240)
 3. FM Alexey Lebedev (RUS) 51 (232)
 4. GM Roland Baier (SUI) 50.5 (240)
 5. GM Boris Tummes (GER) 50 (232)
 6. Dinu-Ioan Nicula (ROM) 49.5 (240)
 7. IM Alexandr Azhusin (RUS) 49 (240)
 8. GM Michel Caillaud (FRA) 46.5 (237)
 9. GM Arno Zude (GER) 46.5 (240)
10.-12. IM Eddy Van Beers (BEL) 45 (240)
10.-12. IM Bogusz Piliczewski (POL) 45 (240)
10.-12. IM Kostas Prentos (GRE) 45 (240)

Category 2 (42 solvers from 14 countries, 8 problems):
1. Antonio Gerk (BRA) 40 points (127 min.)
2. Indrek Turu (EST) 38 (177)
3. Israel Tzur (ISR) 35 (71)
4. Matthias Terwey (GER) 35 (78)
5. David Stern (ISR) 35 (162)

Total 239 competitors (120 with rating - average rating 2184) from 25 countries in 2 categories. Final results category 1, category 2.
Central controller: Axel Steinbrink (GER)

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