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FIDE ALBUMS

The World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC) publishes collections of the best chess compositions from three year periods. Now there are 21 such FIDE-ALBUMS. The first one from the years 1956-58 was published in 1961 and the newest from the years 2004-2006 in April 2013. The total amount of compositions in all Albums is over 22000 by more than 2000 authors.
 
PERIOD PUBLISHED DIAGRAMS
1914-44 I 1972 725
1914-44 II 1972 1278
1914-44 III 1975 806
1945-55 1964 1891
1956-58 1961 661
1959-61 1966 738
1962-64 1968 908
1965-67 1976 800
1968-70 1977 805
1971-73 1978 800
1974-76 1980 800
1977-79 1984 800
1980-82 1988 1083
1983-85 1992 1103
1986-88 1995 1114
1989-91 1997 1056
1992-94 2001 963
1995-97 2004 1153
1998-2000 2007 1267
2001-2003 2011 1349
2004-2006 2013 1367

Nowadays there are nine sections in the Album:

There are three judges in each section. Each judge may give 0-4 points to the problems. The compositions with at least 8 points are selected to the Album. Instructions to directors and judges.

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
25
12


FIDE ALBUM 1989-91

Published in August 1997 by EDITIONS feenschach - phenix.. 684 pages, 1056 compositions. Price 70 DM.
Available from bernd ellinghoven, Königstrasse 3, D-52064 Aachen, Germany.

FIDE ALBUM 1992-94

Was published in July 2001 by EDITIONS feenschach - phenix. 672 pages, 963 compositions.  Read more
Available from bernd ellinghoven, Königstrasse 3, D-52064 Aachen, Germany.Price 70 DM.

FIDE ALBUM 1995-97

Announcement was published in May 1999.
The Album was published by EDITIONS feenschach - phenix in Aachen, July 2004 - 620 pages - bound hardback - price 37 euro (incl. mailing - surface) = 45,50 US dollar, 25 GB pound sterling.
1153 problems/diagrams, index in french-german-english. Read more

FIDE album 1995 - 1997 ANNEXE - Aachen, Juli 2004 - 250 pages - paperback - price 20 euro (incl. mailing - surface) = 25 US dollar 13,50 GB pound sterling.
630 problems/diagrams with 7 bzw. 7,5 points, index in french

Special offer: Album + ANNEXE: 55 euro (incl. mailing - surface) = 68 US dollar, 37 GB pound sterling.

Orders to: bernd ellinghoven, Königstr.3, D-52064 AACHEN, tel.: 0241-36784, be.feet-online.de
feenschach - bernd ellinghoven Postbank Essen, BLZ 360 100 43 Kontonummer: 0101 972 437
IBAN: DE44 360 100 43 0101 9724 37 BIC: PBNKDEFF
PLEASE ADD YOUR ACTUAL ADDRESS!!!!
(in France: orders & payment to Denis Blondel, in Great Britain: orders & payment to Peter Fayers, in USA: orders & payment to Mike Prcic)

Ilkka Blom has prepared an error list.

FIDE ALBUM 1998-2000

Announcement was published in November 2001. The preliminary results are ready. Publication in October 2007. Read more

FIDE Album 1998 - 2000 now available! 650 pages, 1267 problems, indexes, register. Blue clothbound as usual, price 45.- euro (post free).
Orders to: bernd ellinghoven, Königstr.3, D-52064 AACHEN, tel. 0241 36784, email: be.feet-online.de
feenschach-Konto b.ellinghoven IBAN: DE44 360 100 43 0101 9724 37 - BIC: PBNKDEFF

FIDE ALBUM 2001-2003

Announcement was published in October 2004. The closing date for entries was August 31, 2005. Preliminary results. Publication in April 2011. Read more

Corrections

700 pages, 1349 diagrams, indexes, register, 600 copies blue clothbound as usual, price 50 euro (post free).
Orders to: bernd ellinghoven, Königstr.3, D-52064 Aachen, email: be.feet-online.de.

FIDE ALBUM 2004-2006

Announcement was published in February 2007. The closing date for entries was December 31, 2007. Lists of received entries | Preliminary results. Read more
Publication in April 2013. 688 pages, 1367 diagrams, 312 authors, in English, French, German. Indexes, registers, statistics. Hard-cover blue clothbound. Price 45 euro (surface shipping free). Discounts if more copies ordered. Orders to: peter.gvozdjakgmail.com. More information and sample pages.

FIDE ALBUM 2007-2009

Announcement was published in June 2010. The closing date for entries was March 1, 2011. Lists of received entries | Preliminary results

FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012

Announcement was published in January 2013. The closing date for entries is June 1, 2013.

FIDE ALBUM INDEX 1914-2003 New

Booklet (A4, 165 pages, pdf, 621 kb) contains the combined registers of the first 20 published FIDE Albums.


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Updated June 1st, 2013