Open Solving Tournament
In the frames of WCCC 2022, 14.11.2022

Director: Marcos Roland (BRA)
Assistant: Axel Steinbrink (GER)

Open Solving Tournament, which takes place on 14.11.2022 during the 64th WCCC is opened for everybody: solvers, chess players, chess enthusiasts; rated solvers and also those who would like to try solving for the first time.

The solving itself starts 10:00, but please be on the place for the official opening at 9:30!

The format & schedule
  • 10:00 – 11:30 : 1st round: #2, #3, endgame, h#, #n, s#
  • 11:30 – 12:00 : Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 13:30 : 2nd round: #2, #3, endgame, h#, #n, s#

#2 – mate in two; #3 – mate in three; #n – mate in more than three;
h# – helpmate; s# – selfmate

  • 2 rounds with 30 min break between the rounds
  • each round is 90 minutes long
  • 6 problems to solve in each round
  • 5 maximum points for the solved problem
  • 60 maximum points across all problems

The OPEN of WCCC is rated tournament and organized in accordance with the Criteria for acceptability of tournaments at which rating can be gained (see the Solvers’ Rating section on the WFCC official website).

The excerpt from the rules:

R4There should be at least 12 problems of different types to solve.
R5Problems for solving can be chosen from seven groups: twomovers, threemovers, moremovers, endgames, helpmates, selfmates and fairy chess problems.
R6At the tournament at least 5 groups must be represented.
R7No group can be represented by more than 3 problems.
R8The tournament may be divided into several rounds and/or days.
R9The correct and complete solution or cook of all problems scores 5 points each. Points for partly solved problems can only have a maximum of two decimal places.