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FIDE ALBUM POINTS

The Permanent Commission of the FIDE for Chess Compositions (PCCC) publishes collections of the best chess problems from three year periods. Soon there will be 19 such FIDE-ALBUMS. The total amount of compositions in all Albums is 18 751.

International titles for composers are granted according to the Album points. One point is given for each Album problem (1,67 points for endgame studies). In joint compositions the points are divided by the number of composers. The limits are:

Grandmaster
International master
FIDE-master

70 points
25 points
12 points

The top of the list after the publication of the Album 1998-2000 is:

1 Petkov Petko
333,50
2 Rehm Hans Peter
202,70
3 Caillaud Michel
200,92
4 Rudenko Valentin
196,42
5 Vladimirov Yakov
185,50
6 Kasparian Genrikh
175,83
7 Visserman Eeltje
170,00
8 Vukcevich Milan
162,67
9 Bron Vladimir
146,83
10 Gurgenidze David
145,56
11 Loshinski Lev
142,86
12 Abdurahmanovic Fadil
138,17
13 Janevski Zivko
130,00
14 Bakcsi Gy÷rgy
124,17
15 Chepizhny Viktor
119,58
16 Dobrescu Emilian
116,00
17 Petrovic Nenad
115,95
18 Kuzovkov Aleksandr
113,67
19 Lindgren Bo
112,97
20 Pachman Vladimir
112,33
21 Koroljkov Vladimir
105,89
22 Keller Michael
105,83
23 Alaikov Venelin
104,50
24 Kricheli Josif
99,67
25 Mandler Artur
97,17
26 Marandyuk Mikha´l
95,67
27 Ahues Herbert
94,33
27 Mansfield Comins
94,33
29 Heinonen Unto
93,50
30 Goumondy Claude
90,50
31 Fritz Jindrich
90,33
32 Havel (Kostal) Miroslav
90,33
33 Lobusov Andre´
88,83
34 Rusinek Jan
87,67
35 Garai Toma
87,00
35 Tura Waldemar
87,00
37 Paros Gy÷rgy
86,83
38 Nadareishvili Gia
85,00
39 Goldschmeding Cor
84,00
39 Zappas Byron
84,00
41 Guljajev (Grin) Aleksandr
83,67
42 Pachl Franz
81,42
43 Bartolovic Hrvoje
79,50
44 Bwee Touw Hian
77,17
45 Macleod Norman
75,50
46 Kralin Nikola´
75,28
47 Nestorescu Virgil
74,67
48 Pervakov Oleg
74,06
49 Degener Udo
73,50
50 Loustau Jean-Marc
72,33
51 Pogosjanc Ernest
70,50
52 Haring Jacob
70,17

The points of all composers from the period 1914-2000 are in the Handbook of Chess Composition.

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Created by © Hannu Harkola, Helsinki 1999
Updated 1st October 2007