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FIDE ALBUM POINTS

The World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC) publishes collections of the best chess problems from three year periods. There is now 20 such FIDE-ALBUMS. The total amount of compositions in all Albums is 20 100.

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 2001-2003 is:

1
Petkov Petko
369,75
2
Caillaud Michel
244,92
3
Rehm Hans Peter
214,03
4
Rudenko Valentin
200,92
5
Vladimirov Yakov
197,00
6
Kasparjan Genrikh
175,83
7
Janevski Živko
172,50
8
Visserman Eeltje
170,00
9
Vukcevich Milan R.
162,67
10
Abdurahmanovic Fadil
153,08
11
Gurgenidze David
153,06
12
Chepizhnyj Viktor
147,42
13
Bron Vladimir
146,83
14
Loshinskij Lev
142,86
15
Marandjuk Mikhail
129,00
16
Bakcsi György
124,17
17
Lindgren Bo
117,81
18
Dobrescu Emilian
116,00
19
Petrovic Nenad
115,95
20
Kuzovkov Alexandr
114,17
21
Alaikov Venelin
113,50
22
Heinonen Unto
112,50
23
Pachman Vladimír
112,33
24
Keller Michael
111,17
25
Koroljkov Vladimir
105,89
26
Pachl Franz
105,33
27
Kricheli Josif
99,67
28
Mandler Artur
97,17
29
Ahues Herbert
94,33
29
Mansfield Comins
94,33
31
Loustau Jean-Marc
91,67
32
Garai Toma
91,00
33
Goumondy Claude
90,50
34
Fritz Jindrich
90,33
35
Havel (Koštál) Miroslav
90,33
36
Rusinek Jan
89,33
37
Tura Waldemar
89,00
38
Lobusov Andrej
88,83
39
Kovacevic Marjan
88,17
40
Kralin Nikolaj
87,78
41
Páros György
86,83
42
Nadareishvili Gia
85,00
42
Zappas Byron
85,00
44
Shavyrin Valery
84,50
45
Pervakov Oleg
84,06
46
Goldschmeding Cor
84,00
47
Guljajev (Grin) Alexandr
83,67
48
Nestorescu Virgil
80,50
49
Slesarenko Anatoly
79,83
50
Bartolovic Hrvoje
79,50
51
Bwee Touw Hian
77,17
52
Degener Udo
76,50
53
Macleod Norman
75,50
54
Shanshin Valery
74,67
55
Feoktistov Alexandr
73,75
56
Mladenovic Miodrag
73,17
57
Cheylan Yves
71,17
58
Pogosjanc Ernest
70,50
59
Haring Jacob
70,17

The points of all composers from the period 1914-2003 are in the Handbook of Chess Composition.

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Updated 24th June 2011