The competition was jointly organized by FIDE and WFCC and run in eight sections from February 1 to September 21, 2021. In each section, only one composition by each author was acceptable, and joint compositions were not allowed. The tournament director Juri Bazlov (Russia), sent all compositions to the judges on the uniform and anonymous diagrams by July 15, 2021.
After receiving the entries in anonymous form from the director, the judges considered the submitted compositions, determined their originality, difficulty, esthetic appeal, search for possible anticipations, and ranked them in the section. In each section, compositions in first, second, and third places were determined, as well as the entries receiving honorary mentions and commendations.
In each section, the winner will receive a prize of €500, a Cup, a medal, and a certificate. Composers in 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded medals and respective certificates. The certificates for 1st-3rd places will be signed by the FIDE President. The prizes and other distinctions are to be presented to the winners at the closing ceremony of the World Chess Composition Congress 2021 in Rhodes (Greece).
Andrey Selivanov, FIDE Chess Composition Director, greeted all the participants of the competition: “Congratulations to all for completing the 9th FIDE World Cup in the planned time frame! Congratulations to all winners and prize-winners! I wish new creative successes to all the participants! And, especially thanks to the director and the judges for their work!”
9th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2021 final results: