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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. Now there are 18 such FIDE-ALBUMS. The total amount of problems in all Albums is 17 484.

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 1995-97 is:

1 Petkov Petko
303,50
2 Rehm Hans Peter
190,37
3 Rudenko Valentin
181,08
4 Kasparian Genrikh
175,83
5 Vladimirov Yakov
171,00
6 Visserman Eeltje
170,00
7 Caillaud Michel
152,58
8 Bron Vladimir
146,83
9 Vukcevich Milan R.
143,67
10 Loshinski Lev
142,86
11 Gurgenidze David
141,39
12 Abdurahmanovic Fadil
123,00
13 Bakcsi Gy÷rgy
122,67
14 Janevski Zivko
117,50
15 Petrovic Nenad
115,95
16 Pachman Vladimir
112,33
17 Lindgren Bo
108,97
18 Koroljkov Vladimir
105,89
19 Dobrescu Emilian
104,33
20 Kuzovkov Aleksandr
102,83
21 Kricheli Josif
99,67
22 Chepizhny Viktor
98,42
23 Mandler Artur
97,17
24 Keller Michael
96,50
25 Alaikov Venelin
94,50
26 Ahues Herbert
94,33
26 Mansfield Comins
94,33
28 Goumondy Claude
90,50
29 Fritz Jindrich
90,33
30 Havel (Kostal) Miroslav
90,33
31 Lobusov Andre´
87,83
32 Garai Toma
87,00
33 Paros Gy÷rgy
86,83
34 Nadareishvili Gia
85,00
34 Rusinek Jan
85,00
36 Goldschmeding Cor
84,00
37 Guljajev (Grin) Aleksandr
83,67
38 Zappas Byron
83,00
39 Bartolovic Hrvoje
79,50
40 Touw Hian Bwee
77,17
41 Tura Waldemar *
77,00
42 Heinonen Unto *
76,50
43 Macleod Norman
75,50
44 Nestorescu Virgil
73,83
45 Marandyuk Mikha´l *
73,67
46 Pogosjanc Ernest
70,50
47 Haring Jacob
70,17
48 Loustau Jean-Marc *
70,00

* new Grandmaster candidate

Duplicate points from the same composer have been canceled. Ilkka Blom has found several such cases with APwin. He has also prepared an error list. Harold van der Heiden has compiled a document (98 kb) from the errors in endgame studies.

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Updated 24th July 2004