|Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10:38|
On February 25 ten years ago WFCC lost one of its greatest and most popular personalities, Milan Velimirović.
A Grandmaster in Composing and Solving, he was also a writer and editor whose huge project Mat Plus still lives along with his writings and compositions.
Milan was born and lived in Serbia, where he started composing, solving and editing already as a teenager.
At 22 he became the main editor of the chess problem magazine MAT. There, his expert articles and analyzes largely contributed to the sudden rise of the Serbian chess composition.
20 years later, he founded the outstanding magazine Mat Plus (in English) and started several projects under the same name, including softwares Mat Plus Librarian
and Machine Gun (for quick solving competitions). The unique Mat Plus Website (since 2006) keeps entertaining chess problemists, now under the supervision of Borislav Gadjanski.
With philanthropic approach to composition and composers, Milan was the heart of each party. He was performing duties of the judge in composing and in solving, too.
The two-mover above he composed for participants of the European Chess Solving Championship 2008.
As a chess composer Velimirović was oriented to the highly complex and demanding thematic combinations.
Such is the following cyclic change of continuations commented by another great composer Jacques Rotenberg, in English and in French.
Milan’s last book, written with the Finnish composer Kari Valtonen, was Encyclopedia of Chess Problems: Themes and Terms (Chess Informant, 2012).
|Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 13:58|
ISC 2023 19th International Solving Contest 29-JAN-2023
The Final Results and all problems of all three categories You can see by clicking on the ISC 2023 icon (on the left).
|Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 17:48|
64th WCCC - 5DTAn announcement for a 5 - days composing tournament was published on the Congress website.
Original problems are submitted via the MatPlus website!
|Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 23:39|
Technical Excellence ChallengeThe site MAT PLUS continues with the challenge tournaments started in the magazine Strate Gems, since, unfortunately, that respectable magazine with the 100th issue stops being published.
The First MatPlus TEC is:
Ser-h= Mixed AUW with the least number of moves
Closing date: 1st December 2022
See Original in the menu on the left
|Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 09:23|
ISC 2022 18th International Solving Contest 23-JAN-2022
|Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 00:24|
ISC 2021 17th International Solving Contest
|Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 15:49|
2nd Lockdown Solving Tournament
|Saturday, May 2, 2020 21:09|
Lockdown Solving TournamentSaturday, 9th May
|Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 10:33|
ISC 2020 16th International Solving Contest
You will see the final results of all three categories by clicking on the ISC 2020 icon (on the left).
The first results are expected on Sunday after 10 PM (CET) / 9 PM (UTC).
The tables will be updated every 24 hours
|Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 15:57|
|New Year`s Tournament 2019/20|
Serbian Solving League 2019