I OPEN TOURNAMENT Friends of Aristoteles (CUB) Game platform: ICCF web server International open divided into two sections (classification list 2020-4) • Main Section: For players with a rating higher than 2250, without categories. Players will be grouped in strict order of rating in sections of 11-13 players. • Promotional Section: For players with a … Continue Reading
Game platform: ICCF web server International open divided into two sections (classification list 2020-4) Main Section: For players with a rating higher than 2250, without categories. Players will be grouped in strict order of rating in sections of 11-13 players. Promotional Section: For players with a rating of 2250 or less, by category, which may vary … Continue Reading
This post compares the WZ and ICCF number and share of Tournament Directors Level 2 and International Arbiters. For comparison the count and share of players is provided. There is no data available for Level 1 TDs. The comparison shows that the share of WZ TD Level 2 and International Arbiters is comparable to the … Continue Reading
This post examines the number of WZ players titles compared to the whole of the ICCF, by looking at the list for 2020/2. The comparison shows that the WZ has a very similar profile of ICCF titles than the whole of the ICCF combined. There is a similar level of GM, SIM, IM, CCM and … Continue Reading
Endar Satki Lubis (IND)!
This post considers why Correspondence Chess is thought as the scientific side of chess, while Over-The-Board Chess the sportive side of the game, and Chess Problems its artistic side. Over-The-Board Chess is considered a sport since players fight in matches in which they rely on their memory, physical and mental strength, while Chess Problems explore … Continue Reading
This post describes the statistics of WZ Championship (WZ CH) tournaments that have finished up to date (April 28, 2020). This includes 16 tournaments and 597 games, with 78 candidates games, 330 semifinals games and 189 preliminaries games. To provide a reference, these WZ CH finished games are compared to the Chessbase 2020 Correspondence Database … Continue Reading
The World Zone is pleased to announce a logo design contest with the following rules: We are a correspondence chess organization part of the ICCF structure involving players from all over the World Our target audience would be chess players, mostly adults We prefer a globe and a chessboard included in the design Also our … Continue Reading
Translated by Gino Figlio Year 2020 has begun with promising news for World Zone players. The ICCF Qualifications Committee has confirmed the IM titles obtained by George Bukowski (CAN), Andrew Leonard (USA), Jesús Osorio Barahona (PAN) and Pedro Vertíz Gutiérrez (CUB). We congratulate them all and wish them more achievements in their ascending careers.
I am delighted to announce that registration to the First World Zone Team Championship is open. The following rules apply: Start date: June 30, 2020 One team per federation Four boards per team, at least 13 teams (Max 17) Time control: Triple block 2 years Diplomas to the top 3 placed teams Mode of entry: … Continue Reading