ICCF Platinum Jubilee World Cup preliminaries finished – final starts on 15.11.2022, registration until 15.10.2022

Dear Chessfriends,


The International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) is the worldwide organisation for correspondence chess. It was founded in 1951 as a new appearance of the ICCA (International Correspondence Chess Association), which was founded in 1945, as successor of the IFSB (Internationaler Fernschachbund), founded in 1928.

The Executive Board (EB) to celebrate ICCF Platinum anniversary, according to its tradition (from the 50th and 60th anniversary), conducts several activities, the 70th ICCF Jubilee World Cup among them.


Preliminaries started on 15.02.2021 in 10 sections (610 players) and finished on 15.08.2022.

Unfinished games (just few of them) were adjudicated. The initial adjudication of one game was appealed and now the final ruling arrived.

Thank you to all of you for participating in the ICCF Platinum Anniversary celebration!


You can see the completed cross tables below.

Section Finished Winner Result
01 28.08.2022 Galerne, René 9,0
02 16.08.2022 Engelhard, Christof 8,0
03 16.08.2022 Denisov, Timofey Viktorovich 8,0
04 25.06.2022 Korn, Christian 9,5
05 30.08.2022 Cvak, Rudolf 9,0
06 30.08.2022 Szymański, Robert 9,0
07 30.08.2022 Rudenko, Aleksandr Vladimirovich 8,5
08 30.08.2022 Marbourg, Denny 8,5
09 14.08.2022 Tomilin, Artjom Valerievich 9,0
10 20.07.2022 Ensenbach, Marc 8,0


Congratulations to all winners!


Winner receives a prize in the form of a voucher worth EUR 100. Gordon M. Anderson, the Finance Director, will issue appropriate vouchers to the section winners in due time.

The certificates for the first 3 places can be downloaded by competitors from their profile and printed on their own.


The first 10 players of each preliminary section qualify for the Jubilee World Cup final (tie-break applies).

Also, all previous World Correspondence Chess Champions and the holders of ICCF GM title with at least 5 Grandmaster norms can enter (free of charge) directly to the final stage.

No multiple entries.


Registrations for the final


Qualifiers must confirm their participation in the final to the tournament organizer as soon as possible by registering on the ICCF website, but no later than 15 October 2022. Confirmed registrations can be found here.

Most eligible players have already registered.


The 11th place players from all sections form the reserve pool in the event of double qualification. The prioritized list is presented below.

# Fed ID Player Score TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5 TB6
1 POR 390072 Azevedo, José Manuel P. 8,0 63,5 64,5 64,5 914,5 4 2361
2 GER 82299 Schwetlick, Thomas 7,5 74,0 77,5 81,0 818,5 3 2424
3 CUB 690001 Rangel García, Raúl 7,5 71,0 75,0 78,5 822,5 3 2351
4 LAT 910356 Āboliņš-Ābols, Donalds 7,5 68,0 71,0 72,0 866,5 3 2312
5 GER 87108 Franck, Torsten 7,5 67,0 68,0 68,0 885,5 3 2249
6 USA 516552 Burmeister, Ferdinand 7,5 66,5 69,0 70,0 889,5 3 2356
7 BRA 70821 Nezuka, Eisque 7,5 63,0 66,5 69,5 869,5 3 2330
8 CAN 90868 Boulanger, Michel 7,5 62,5 65,0 65,5 917,5 3 2385
9 ITA 240646 Cipressi, Nicola 7,0 70,0 75,5 79,0 825,5 2 2323


  • TB1=Buchholz cut 2
  • TB2=Buchholz cut 1
  • TB3=Buchholz
  • TB4=Buchholz 2nd stage
  • TB5=number of wins
  • TB6=the lower rating at the end of the tournament (RL2022/3)


I will contact these players soon. The remaining reserve players will stay in reserve for approximately 3 months from the start of the tournament in the event of unexpected withdrawals.


The final will consist of approximately 100 players (each player will play 14 games). Paring will be made in according to the Silli system. The event will be rated with title norms.


Start date

The final will start on 15.11.2022; end date 15.01.2025.


Rate of play

In the final, the same as in the preliminaries, an incremental rate of play applies (30 days per game, plus 3 days every 1 move, reflection time duplication after 20 days; 45 days leave per year, no special leave). Linear conditionals can be entered. The public can see the games live after 10 games are finished in the event; live transmission delayed by 5 moves.


Additional tie-breaking procedure

If a tie persists after the standard tie-breaking procedures (Silli event: Buchholz cut 2, then Buchholz cut 1, then Buchholz, then Buchholz 2nd stage, and then number of wins), then the order is decided by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) at the end of the tournament. If the tie still remains, the order is determined by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) in previous ranting lists until broken. If players are still tied after all relevant tie-breaking procedures have been used, the players will be considered equal.



In the final cash prizes of 1 000 EUR, 600 EUR, 300 EUR and 100 EUR will be awarded to the top 4 players. Tie-breaks will not be applied in respect of these cash prizes and instead those players scoring equal points will equally share any prize money due.

Also, in the final occasional medals and certificates will be awarded to the top 3 players (tie-break applies).


Special qualification provisions

The following special qualification provisions can be achieved in the 70th ICCF Jubilee World Cup final (required result above 50%):

  • the winner (tie-break applies) will gain the SIM title;
  • the winner (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship final;
  • players from places 2-3 (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship Candidates (upon payment of the entry fee);
  • players from places 4-13 (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship semi-final (upon payment of the entry fee).


More about the ICCF Platinum Jubilee World Cup final see in the announcement.


Best regards, Amici Sumus –

Mariusz Wojnar, TO

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