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Study of the Year – Του Παναγιώτη Κονιδάρη

Skakistiko - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:08

Ο φίλος Παναγιώτης Κονιδάρης που πάντα συνεισφέρει στο σάιτ με πολύ αξιόλογες συνεργασίες έχει στείλει εδώ και αρκετό καιρό ένα εκτενές άρθρο το οποίο, μετά από αμοιβαία συνενόηση, το κρατάγαμε λίγο πίσω μιας και δεν μεταβάλλεται ο βαθμός ενδιαφέροντος με το χρόνο.

Σκέφτηκα πως είναι καλή συγκυρία, σε μια περίοδο που έχουν μεσολαβήσει πολλές αναρτήσεις άμεσης επικαιρότητας -σε σημείο κορεσμού- καθώς και επειδή το Σάββατο 14 Απριλίου διοργανώνεται το Πανελλήνιο Πρωτάθλημα Λύσης Προβλημάτων 2018 που οι συνθέσεις προς λύση περιλαμβάνουν ορθόδοξα δυάρια, τριάρια και πολυκίνητα, βοηθητικά, αντίστροφα αλλά και σπουδές, να φέρουμε στο skakistiko το άρθρο του Παναγιώτη, άρθρο αξιώσεων που ελπίζω να το χαρούν και επισκέπτες που μόνο σποραδικά βλέπουν σπουδές καθώς και να τους φανεί χρήσιμο για μελλοντική αναφορά. Ενώ σίγουρα έχει πλούσιο ενδιαφέρον και για τους ήδη μυημένους στα καλλιτεχνικά φινάλε. Το άρθρο είναι μεγάλης έκτασης για να μπει από την αρχή έως το τέλος στην κεντρική σελίδα, οπότε θα κάνετε έναν κόπο αν θέλετε να πατήσετε μετά την πρώτη σπουδή το “Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια”.

Study of the year (κείμενο: Παναγιώτης Κονιδάρης)

Κάθε χρόνο η επιτροπή σκακιστικών σπουδών της WFCC (World Federation of Chess Composition-Παγκόσμια Ομοσπονδία του Καλλιτεχνικού) επιλέγει μια σπουδή, ως «Σπουδή της Χρονιάς». Αυτό δεν σημαίνει ότι πρόκειται για την καλύτερη τεχνικά ή θεωρητικά σπουδή που φτιάχτηκε εκείνο το έτος, όσο για μια σύνθεση με πλούσιο τακτικό περιεχόμενο που μπορεί να απευθυνθεί σε ευρύ σκακιστικό κοινό μεσαίου, αλλά και ανώτερου επιπέδου και που προβάλει την καλλιτεχνική σύνθεση με τρόπο όμορφο και κατανοητό. Ας μου επιτραπεί να πω ότι είναι μια «σπουδή- κράχτης». Η σπουδή επιλέγεται ανάμεσα σε αρκετές τέτοιου είδους από ειδική εξαμελή επιτροπή συνθετών και δεν θυμάμαι ποτέ να μας έχει απογοητεύσει με την ομορφιά της.

Με αφορμή την πριν λίγες μέρες ανακήρυξη της «Σπουδής της Χρονιάς 2014» των Pervakovκαι Sumbatyan, λέω να παρουσιάσω ορισμένες τέτοιες των τελευταίων ετών. Μπορεί όποιος επιθυμεί να σκεπάσει με ένα κεφαλοπάνι -ή με ένα σεμεδάκι τελοσπάντων- τον υπολογιστή του και να προσπαθήσει να τις λύσει, δεν είναι άλυτες εξάλλου, αν κι έχουν πάντα «ψωμί». Ωστόσο ο ίδιος προτιμώ κάθε χρόνο να την απολαμβάνω με έναν πρωινό καφέ, άρα θεωρώ ότι προσφέρονται και για ψυχαγωγία. Ό,τι απ’ τα δύο κι αν επιλέξετε, καλή διασκέδαση! Δεν θα σας κουράσω με πολλά περιττά σχόλια, οι βαριάντες μιλάνε από μόνες τους:

Study of the year 2005

 

Y.Bazlov- 5thPrize-JT Nunn 2005

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1.Nh8!  (1.Kg7? Nd6 2.Ne5 g3 και, σώζοντας το πιόνι ο μαύρος θα κερδίσει αργά και βασανιστικά). 1)…Ne5! (1…Nxh8 2.Kxh8 Kc6 3.Kg7 Kd5 4.Kg6 Be3 5.Kf5g3 6.Kg4 Bf2 7.Kf3 Kd4 8.Ke2 and9.Kf1 με θεωρητική ισοπαλία).

2.Nf7! Nxf7 3.Kg6 Ne5+! 4.Kf5!! (αν 4.Kxg5 Kc6 5.Kf4 Kd6 6.Ke4 Ke6 και ο λευκός θα αναγκαστεί σύντομα να οπισθοχωρήσει).

4…Nf7 (φοβερό, αλλά ο μαύρος δεν έχει τρόπο να κερδίσει με τόσο υλικό παραπάνω: 4…Nf3 5.Kg4= ή 4…Bf6 5.Kxf6 Nf3 6.Kf5 Nh2 7.Kf4 και 8.Kg3=) 5.Kg6 Ne5+ 6.Kf5! =

 

Study of the year 2006

 

Y.Bazlov- JT Bent 2006- 1stPrize

Win

1.Be4+ Ke6 2.Qc5! Bf4+ (όχι2…Rfa7 3.Bd5+ Kf5 4.Qf8+ Kg4 5.Qf3+ Kh4 6.Be6 καισύντομοματ) 3.Kg6 Ne5+ 4.Kh5


4…Rxe4  (αν 4…Rd7 5.Bd5+ Rxd5 6.Nc7+ Kd7 7.Nxd5 +-  ή 4…Rfa7 5.Bd5+ Kd7 6.Nf6+ Kd8 7.Be6 R4a5 8.Qb6+ Ke7 9.Ng8+ Kf8 10.Qd8+ Kg7 11.Qf6+ Kh7 12.Ne7 +-)

5.Qd6+ Kf5 6.Qf6+ Rxf6 7.Ng7#

 H τελική θέση:



Study of the year 2007

M.Matous- Polasek & Vlasak 50 JT 2007, 1stPrize

Win

 1.Nf3+! Kh1 (φορσέ, αν 1…Kh3 2.Ng5+ και ακολουθεί αποκάλυψη που κερδίζει την ντάμα) 2.Bd4!! (λάθος είναι το 2.Bxc5? Qa4+ 3.Nd4 Qxd4+ 4.Bxd4 pat. Τώρα απειλεί φυσικά ματ στο θ2) 2…Qf7+ (το καλύτερο, πχ. 2…Qc7+?3.Νe5 Qb8 4.Rb2! Qf8+ 5.Kg3 Qg7+ 6.Νg4 Qc7+ 7.Be5 Qh7 8.Rd2 Qb1 9.Rd1+ Qxd1 10.Νf2+) 3.Ke3! cxd4+ 4.Kf2 Qf4


5.Rc6!! zz  5…Qe3+ (ή 5…d3 6.Rc8! Qh6 7.Rb8 +-) 6.Kg3 d3 7.Ra6! Qc1 8.Ra7! zz +-

Study of the year 2008

V.Kalandadze- Nona JT 2008- special Prize

Win

1.Qf4+! Ke7 2.Qf7+! Kxf7 (δεν συζητάμε βέβαια το 2…Kd8 3.Qe8+) 3.d8N+! Kf6+ 4.Nxb7 Ke5 5.Kg6 Kd4 6.Kf5 Kc3 7.Ke4 Kb2 8.Kd3 Kxa2 9.Kc2 Ka1 10.Nc5! Ka2 11.Nd3 Ka1 12.Nc1! a2 13.Nb3#

Study of the year 2010

S.Didukh & Z.Hornecker- Olympia Dunyasi 2010- 1stHM

Draw

Προλαβαίνει ο λευκός με τόσο «μπούλη» βασιλιά να σώσει την παρτίδα (κυριολεκτικά); Και τι θα παίζατε στην πρώτη κίνηση;

1.g6!! (το «φυσιολογικό» 1.bxa3? χάνει, αλλά πρέπει κανείς να φτάσει ως το τέλος για να καταλάβει την διαφορά, οπότε υπομονή για την ώρα)

1…hxg6 2.bxa3 g5 3.a4 g4 4.a5 g3 5.a6 g2 6.a7 g1Q 7.a8Q Qg8+

8.Kb7! Qxa8+ 9.Kxa8 Kc6 10.Ka7 Kb5 (αν 10…h5 11.Ka6 h4 12.b5+ =)

Τώρα τα πράγματα μοιάζουν τελειωμένα για τον λευκό, σωστά;


11.a4+!! Kxa4 12.Kb6 Kxb4 13.Kc6 Kc4 14.Kd6 και ο λευκός προλαβαίνει να μασήσει το πιόνι! Τι θα γινόταν όμως αν πρώτη κίνηση ήταν το 1.bxa3? Τώρα το μαύρο πιόνι θα ήταν στο τετράγωνο θ7 εμποδίζοντας την πρόσβαση στο η6 του βασιλιά και τα μαύρα θα κέρδιζαν (όταν θα παίζει ο ΛΡ στο η7 θα σπρώχνει απλά…). Στην απλότητα κρύβεται η ομορφιά!

Study of the year 2011

Oleg Pervakov-Heijden 50JT-2011, 1stPrize


Win

Περίπλοκη φαίνεται η θέση εδώ, αφού κρέμονται διάφορα, το πιόνι είναι έτοιμο να προαχθεί, χαμός! Ποια είναι η σωστή πρώτη κίνηση;

1.Rd4+!

Λάθος είναι η δοκιμή: 1.Re5+? Kxe5 2.Bxh6 a1Q3.Bg7+ Ke4! 4.Bxa1 Rc1 (απειλεί 2 κομμάτια στην 1η) 5.Rf4+! Ke3!= , κι όχι 5…Kxf4?? 6.Ne2+, +-.

1…Kxd4 2.Bb2+ Ke3 3.Rf3+!

Και πάλι ήταν λάθος η δοκιμή 3.Re2+? Kd3 4.Kxc5 γιατί μετά από 4…Rh5+ 5.Kb4 a1Q! 6.Bxa1 Rb5+! 7.Kxb5 pat!

3…Ke4 4.Kxc5 a1Q! 5.Bxa1 Rc6+


6.Kb5! (όχι βέβαια 6.Kxc6? pat) 6…Rc1 7.Rf4+! (το ξανάδαμε αυτό, αν φάει ακολουθεί μαχαιροπίρουνο στο ε2) 7…Ke3 8.Ra4! (αυτή είναι η διαφορά με την πρώτη δοκιμή, η 4ηοριζόντια είναι πλέον ανοικτή!)

8…Rxg1 9.Bd4+, +-

Study of the year 2012

Y.Afek, Timman 60 JT 2012- 2ndPrize

Win

Σε αυτή την σπουδή δεν ξέρεις τι να πρωτοκοιτάξεις! Θα βάλω περισσότερα διαγράμματα για μην νιώσετε… χαμένοι στην μετάφραση.

Ένας από τους βασικούς στόχους του λευκού θα πρέπει φυσικά να είναι η εκμετάλλευση του πιονιού στο ζ7. Πώς όμως; Και πώς αυτό θα γίνει δίχως καθυστέρηση, αφού τα μαύρα βαριά κομμάτια είναι έτοιμα να ορμήσουν;

Καταρχήν ας δούμε αν κάνει κάτι το άμεσο: 1.Rxc8+? Kxc8 2.Re8+ Kc7 3.Bd6+ Qxd6 4.f8QQxf8 5.Rxf8 d2! 6.Rf1 dxc1Q7.Rxc1 Ra5+ 8.Kb2 Ra6 με εύκολη ισοπαλία. Οπότε:

1.Rb7+ Ka8 2.Ra7+! Nxa7 3.Re8+ Nc8 4.Rxc8+ Ka7


5.Bc5+! Rxc5 6.Ra8+!! (δεν ήταν καλό το άμεσο 6.f8Q Qg2+ 7.Ka3 Ra5+ 8.Kb4 Qd2+ 9.Kc4 Qxc1+ κτλ.)

6…Kxa8 7.f8Q+ Qb8 8.Qxc5 d2

 

Έχει φαγωθεί ο άμπακος, αλλά ο χαμός συνεχίζεται…

9.c7! dxc1N+! 10.Kb1!! (σούπερ! Αν 10.Qxc1?Qxc7! 11.QxQpat! Αν τώρα 10…Qxb3+ 11.Kxc1, +-)

10…Qc8 11.Qc6+ Ka7 12.Kxc1 Qh3!


Ο μαύρος δεν καταθέτει τα όπλα, απειλεί διαρκές σαχ, πχ 13.c8Q? Qb1+ κτλ). Και τότε; Ένα δεύτερο underpromotion!

13.c8N+! Kb8 14.Nb6! Qxb3 15.Qc8+ Ka7 16. Qa8+ Kxb6 17.Qb8+, +-

 Χορταστικό το μενού, έτσι;

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Εικόνες

Skakistiko - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:06


Σκάκι στην Πασέο ντελ Πράδο, πολυσύχναστο πεζόδρομο της Αβάνας που βρίσκεται ανάμεσα στο κέντρο και την παλιά αποικιακή πόλη. Στη φωτογραφία του National Geographic ο λήπτης βρήκε ένα σχολείο σε μεσημεριανή μίνι εκδρομή και απομόνωσε στο φακό τις μικρές σκακίστριες.
Επικίνδυνες μνήμες του 1962 ανασύρονται αυτές τις μέρες καθώς στην επιθετική ρητορική του για την άρνηση της Ρωσίας να παραδεχτεί τη χρήση χημικών όπλων στη Συρία, ο  Ντόναλντ Τραμπ δηλώνει ότι οι σχέσεις Ουάσινγκτον – Μόσχας είναι σήμερα χειρότερες από ό,τι στη διάρκεια του Ψυχρού Πολέμου. Και ανασύρεται, ευτυχώς όχι με τον ίδιο βαθμό ανησυχίας,  ο Οκτώβριος του 1962, όταν οι δύο μεγάλες δυνάμεις έφτασαν στα πρόθυρα γενικευμένης πυρηνικής σύρραξης στη λεγόμενη κρίση της Κούβας –μια αντιπαράθεση που διήρκεσε 13 μέρες και άλλαξε τη γεωπολιτική σκακιέρα στις δύο όχθες του Ατλαντικού.


Αίθουσα του Marshall Chess Club στη Νέα Υόρκη, φωτ. του Αλεξάντερ Σαβάνοβιτς, 9 Απριλίου. Από τους ιστορικότερους σκακιστικούς συλλόγους του κόσμου, αξίζει μια ξεχωριστή ανάρτηση, σε αυτό ποστ “εικόνες” να περιοριστούμε μόνο σε ένα στιγμιότυπο, για την ώρα. Στους τοίχους οι φωτογραφίες διάσημων μελών του συλλόγου και κάδρα με διοργανώσεις μεγάλης εμβέλειας, και ο φωτογράφος στη λεζάντα του στα media κάνει αναγκαστικά μια αυθαίρετη τυχαία επιλογή, με τους Μπόμπι Φίσερ, Ρούμπεν Φάιν, Χικαρού Νακαμούρα, Μαρσέλ Ντισάν, Στάνλεϊ Κιούμπρικ.

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The Schism between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the Presidential Board

FIDE - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:50

The Schism between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the Presidential Board


The Presidential Board held in Minsk on 7-8 April, 2018 agreed that the relevant extracts of the Minutes of the 25-26 March, 2017 Presidential Board Meeting, the 10 April, 2017 Extraordinary Presidential Board Meeting and the 13-14 October, 2017 Executive Board Meeting regarding the President’s situation be published.

25-26 MARCH PRESIDENTIAL BOARD MEETING

In the 25-26 March, Presidential Board Meeting, at the end of the Agenda, the President raised again the discussion of the Agon debts. This matter had been discussed in detail earlier in the Meeting and the Board had agreed to set up a Committee of the Treasurer, Adrian Siegel and elected Vice President, Israel Gelfer to discuss these debts with Ilya Merenzon and to report to the Presidential Board the next day session about the payments to FIDE.

It was during this discussion that the President was making proposals trying to involve FIDE in his personal problems with Agon and to try and use FIDE to gain control of Agon by blackmailing them with the fact they had a debt to FIDE. As you can see from the Minutes, the Presidential Board did not want to fight with the President, but the President kept returning to the subject. The President did not deny anything that Mr Makropoulos revealed regarding their discussions. Finally the President declared his resignation and thus it was over the matter of the Agon debt that the conflict between the President and the Presidential Board started.

The following are the Minutes of this matter. Please see link here

10 APRIL EXTRAORDINARY PRESIDENTIAL BOARD MEETING

The 10 April Extraordinary Presidential Board Meeting was called to discuss what further actions should be taken by FIDE following the President’s declaration of resignation in the March meeting.

After FIDE announced that the President declared his resignation, the President returned to Russia and immediately denied that he had resigned and started insulting the whole Presidential Board. He started giving interviews saying that the Americans and Kasparov were behind this and that there was a coup attempt being led by the Deputy President and the Executive Director.

During the Meeting, the President apologised for providing wrong information to the media and admitted that he had even asked Ms. Tsedenova to prepare a letter of resignation and that also whatever decision the Presidential Board took, he would agree with it. The Presidential Board unanimously reconfirmed the decision that the Powers of the FIDE President are fully delegated to the FIDE Deputy President and the President agreed that he would withdraw his previous statement that he would reclaim his powers. Finally the Presidential Board unanimously agreed that Mr Ilyumzhinov, while remaining as FIDE President, no longer could act on behalf of FIDE.

The following are the Minutes regarding the situation of the President. Please see link here


13-14 OCTOBER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

Unfortunately, the President did not respect the decisions of the FIDE Presidential Board and continued to claim to act on behalf of FIDE. He persisted in attacking Presidential Board members and the attacks were becoming personal and defamatory.

The 13-14 October Executive Board Meeting unanimously ratified the decision of the 10 April Extraordinary Presidential Board. The Deputy President in his Report raised the matter of the President’s behaviour, giving documented concrete examples of the attacks. He also requesting the President to stop those around him from spreading these stories. At no time did the President deny any matter raised by the Deputy President. The Treasurer raised again the problems caused to our bank accounts because of the President being on the US Sanctions list. Following a long discussion, the Executive Board voted 37 to 20 with two abstentions requesting the President not to run in the next election.

The following are the Minutes relating to the Deputy President’s Report. Please see link here

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U.S. Women’s Championship 2018

Chessdom - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:42

For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Women’s Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest female chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $100,000 in prize money, qualification into the Women’s World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Women’s Champion.

2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship Field
Title First Last Invitational Rating* Qualification Method
GM Irina Krush 2524 Rating
IM Anna Zatonskih 2517 Rating
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 2450 Rating
IM Nazi Paikidze 2434 Rating
WGM Sabina Foisor 2407 U.S. Women’s Champion
WGM Jennifer Yu 2402 Rating
WIM Annie Wang 2373 Rating
FM Maggie Feng 2363 Rating
WGM Anna Sharevich 2361 Rating
IM Dorsa Derakhshani 2321 Wildcard
WIM Akshita Gorti 2317 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion
IM Rusudan Goletiani 2302 Rating

Live games with analysis will be provided daily on Chessdom.com with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

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Diego Flores wins Dubai Open 2018

Chessdom - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:24

Dubai Chess and Culture Club

The 20th Dubai Open Chess Tournament was held in the Dubai Chess & Culture Club from 2-10 April.
158 players took part in the tournament.
After 7 rounds GM Ganguly was leading with 6,5, points clear from the rest. But in round 8 he lost against GM Iturrizaga.
In the last round GM Diego Flores won against GM Ganguly and the other games at the top boards were drawn, so he is winner with 7,5 points out of 9.
GM Eduardo Iturrizaga had best tie-break and takes second place, third is GM P.S.Sethuraman and GM Ahmed Adly, all of them with 7 points.

replay the games here

final standings Dubai 2018

1 Flores Diego 7,5
2 Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 7
3 Sethuraman S.P. 7
4 Adly Ahmed 7
5 Ganguly Surya Shekhar 6,5
6 Jones Gawain C B 6,5
7 Kryvoruchko Yuriy 6,5
8 Kovalev Vladislav 6,5
9 Safarli Eltaj 6,5
10 Can Emre 6,5
11 Efimenko Zahar 6,5
12 Zubov Alexander 6
13 Vishnu Prasanna. V 6
14 Harsha Bharathakoti 6
15 Tahbaz Arash 6
16 Yilmaz Mustafa 6
17 Gupta Abhijeet 6
18 Venkatesh M.R. 6
19 Rakhmanov Aleksandr 6
20 Anton Guijarro David 6
21 Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 6
22 Debashis Das 6
23 Akopian Vladimir 6
Volkov Sergey 6
25 Maghsoodloo Parham 6
26 Mareco Sandro 6
27 Gagare Shardul 6
28 Krysa Leandro 6
29 Karthikeyan P. 6
30 Narayanan.S.L 5,5
31 Saravana Krishnan P. 5,5
32 Tabatabaei M.Amin 5,5
33 Sundararajan Kidambi 5,5
34 Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 5,5
35 Erigaisi Arjun 5,5
36 Amin Bassem 5,5
37 Iniyan P 5,5
38 Sharma Dinesh K. 5,5
39 Oleksiyenko Mykhaylo 5,5
Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 5,5
Chakravarthi Reddy M 5,5
42 Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 5,5
43 Kiriakov Petr 5,5
44 Arjun Kalyan 5,5
45 Tissir Mohamed 5,5
46 Pantsulaia Levan 5,5
47 Darini Pouria 5,5
48 Sindarov Javokhir 5,5
49 Tania Sachdev 5,5
50 Karthik Kumar Pradeep 5,5
51 Laxman R.R. 5
52 Santiago Yago De Moura 5
53 Muthaiah Al 5
54 Viani Antonio Dcunha 5
55 Zhu Yilun 5
56 Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari 5
57 Ashwath R. 5
58 Mahitosh Dey 5
59 Jishitha D 5
60 Bhambure Shantanu 5
61 Mendonca Leon Luke 5
62 Hakobyan Eduard 5
63 Karthik Venkataraman 4,5
64 Haria Ravi 4,5
65 Sadhwani Raunak 4,5
66 Bubalovic Davorin 4,5
67 Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad 4,5
68 Pranav V 4,5
69 Sekar B 4,5
70 Song Yuxin 4,5
71 Sidhant Mohapatra 4,5
72 Kulkarni Bhakti 4,5
73 Charkhalashvili Inga 4,5
74 Dimakiling Oliver 4,5
75 Padmini Rout 4,5
Balasubramaniam H 4,5
77 Abou El Zein Eid Mahmoud 4,5
78 Hejazipour Mitra 4,5
Risting Eivind Olav 4,5
Aradhya Garg 4,5
81 Ajay Karthikeyan 4,5
82 Ramaraju N 4,5
83 Ranaldi Lucas 4,5
84 Phadke Sohan 4,5
85 Surendran N 4,5
86 Blagojevic Tijana 4,5
87 Kavinda Akila 4,5
88 Moksh Amit Doshi 4,5
89 San Juan Dennis 4,5
90 Barretto Franz 4,5
91 Mullick Raahil 4,5
92 Srija Seshadri 4,5
93 Afshari Mohammadreza 4,5
94 Urazayev Arystanbek 4
95 Priyanka Nutakki 4
96 Omar Noaman 4
97 Nandhidhaa Pv 4
98 Nyazi Nehad 4
99 Mohannad Farhan 4
100 Senthil Maran K 4
101 Sultan Ibrahim 4
102 Bharath Subramaniyam H 4
103 Rajdeep Sarkar 4
104 Othman A. Moussa 4
105 Ma Lin 4
Mohamed Anees M 4
107 Boshra Alshaeby 4
108 Maroroa Sue 4
109 Pruthu Deshpande 4
110 Wang Shanshan 4
111 Sun Chao 4
112 Ahmad Al Romaithi 4
113 Nitin Shankar Madhu 4
Shokry Abdel Rahman 4
115 Berezin Viktor 4
116 Zarkovic Mila 4
117 Hamad Essam 4
118 Drljevic Ljilja 3,5
119 Kurbanov Djakhongir 3,5
120 Nikhil Magizhnan 3,5
121 Shanya Mishra 3,5
122 Llopis De Aysa Manuel 3,5
Berezina Irina 3,5
124 Makropoulou Marina 3,5
125 Minko Dmitry 3,5
126 Alattar Ghayda M. 3,5
127 Gagare Shalmali 3,5
128 Alem Ali Hussain 3,5
129 Nejadshirazi Mohammad Reza 3
130 Nikolova Adriana 3
131 Ali Abdulaziz 3
132 Dimarucut Francis Erwin 3
133 Mosallam Mohammad 3
134 Salem Ahmed Salem 3
135 Siddharth Gopakumar 3
136 Ahmed Fareed 3
137 Bommini Mounika Akshaya 3
138 Thrish Karthik 3
139 Minko Olga 3
140 Garvit Kumar Kalra 3
141 Mahajan Ayush 3
142 Saif Ahmed 3
143 Razan Alshaeby 3
144 Kozelov Roman 2,5
145 Molina Antonio 2,5
146 Christenson Flemming 2
147 Vigneshwaran S 2
148 Goh Zi Han 2
149 Devnani Kush 2
150 Sidharth Balaji Sridharan 2
151 Mohammed Fawwaaz 2
152 Raya Alnaimat 2
153 Aditya Varun Gampa 2
154 Arora Honi 2
155 Kaldybayev O 1,5
156 Singh Gurmeher 1
157 Rupacha Padam 1
158 Praggnanandhaa R 0
Saurabh Anand 0
Raahul V S 0
Kumar Gaurav 0
Laith Kasib 0
Sameir Ramez 0
Altaher Saeed Tarek 0

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2nd Hersonissos International Chess Tournament

Chessdom - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 03:29

The 2nd Hersonissos International Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 17-24th June at the Lyttos Beach Hotel in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

The event is organized by the Heraklion Chess Club, Heraklio OAA, Hersonissos Chess Academy, Candia Chess Club, and supported by the Municipality of Hersonissos and Administration of Crete.

Situated next to a beautiful golden coast, on one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Crete, and within a 20 kilometer distance from the airport of Heraklion (code: HER), a colorful garden of more than 500 palm trees, fragrant flowers and plants, awaits for you to create your new holiday memories.

GROUP A (Open section): General entry fee 80€. For players of Greek Chess Federation the entry fee is 50€, For players of the Cretan Chess Clubs the entry fee is 40€. For Players carrying the titles of GM, WGM, IM, WIM no entry fee is required.

GROUP B (under 14 & U1100 rating): Participation Fee 25€.

Top prizes are 1000€ / 600€ / 300€ etc. There are also special women, senior and elo prizes. Cups and medals will be given to the first three places in both groups and to all special categories.

Contact: IO Kostas Klokas, klokas@heraklionchess.com, +30 693788073

Official website

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FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2018

FIDE - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:01



The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

INVITATION

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FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

FIDE - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:47



The 2nd FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, from 16th of October (arrivals) to 20th of October 2018 (departures).

INVITATION

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Fabiano Caruana wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Chessdom - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 09:11

Fabiano Caruana, winner of Grenke Classic

Fabiano Caruana is the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2018, barely two weeks after his success at the Berlin Candidates Tournament – a very impressive feat. The players treated fans to an exciting finish at the LA8 in Baden-Baden as both crucial games, Vitiugov-Caruana and Anand-Carlsen, were fiercely contested encounters.

The first game of the day to end was the encounter between Aronian and Bluebaum, which ended in a draw. Matthias met Levon’s 1.d4 opening with the so-called Vienna – a line our commentator Jan Gustafsson is very well-versed in, having published an entire video series on this topic. What ensued was a heavy theoretical debate, where the Armenian seemed to be better prepared as his opponent spent 45 minutes on moves 15-17. However, Aronian never managed to prove any advantage and a draw was agreed on move 41. This result crowned an excellent tournament performance for Matthias Bluebaum, who finished on an impressive 50% after losing his first round game to Vitiugov. For Aronian meanwhile it was a lacklustre showing, which nevertheless saw him finish on an undefeated 5/9.

The centre stage was now cleared for the two tournament-deciding battles and the first of those to finish was the remake of the 2013 and 2014 World Championship Matches between Anand and Carlsen. Magnus made his winning intentions clear from the get-go as he met 1.e4 with the Richter-Rauzer variation of the Sicilian, which incidentally was also Caruana’s choice in the last round must-win game against Karjakin at the Moscow Candidates 2016. Despite this probably catching Vishy off-guard, Leko felt it must have been a good surprise as the Indian legend has a fantastic feel for the kind of position which appeared on the board. What ensued was ‘a really instructive, very high-class game’ (Leko’s words, once again) which eventually fizzled out into a draw on move 41. The players were in high spirits as they joined the live show to explain the finer points of their encounter and despite both being dissatisfied with their overall performance they deemed today’s effort a good and interesting game.

Once the Anand-Carlsen game had ended in a draw, the situation became even more reminiscent of the last round scenario at the recently concluded Candidates Tournament. Caruana was once again facing a Russian opponent with the black pieces (in the exact same opening nonetheless, but more about that later) and a draw was now enough for him to secure sole tournament victory. However, by the time the World Champion and his predecessor agreed a draw Fabiano’s position was already so good that, just like in Berlin, the thought of offering a draw never crossed his mind.

The game had started in very interesting fashion as up until move 5 the players were following the last round Candidates clash between Grischuk and Caruana, but here Fabiano ‘improved’ on his 5…Nxd2 with the novelty 5…Qd7! As Fabiano smilingly explained in his interview, he had only looked at this move on the train between Berlin and Karlsruhe. It served him well though, as in his own words he got a solid positional foundation and things went smoothly after the opening phase. The American thought Vitiugov should have played c3 at some point to not allow d4 so easily and that after 27…Bc6 Black’s position was already almost impossible to hold on to. Vitiugov eventually resigned as the first time control was reached on move 40 and Caruana was the new GRENKE Chess Classic champion. Summing his tournament up, Fabiano stated that ‘it was a great tournament and at the end especially it couldn’t have gone any better’.

This year: Carlsen – Caruana 2018 World Chess Championship

Despite the tournament winner and podium having been decided at this stage, Vachier-Lagrave against Meier and Hou against Naiditsch were interesting battles in their own right. In a nutshell, it was a narrow escape for both rating favourites as both Hou Yifan and Georg Meier came very close to scoring their first full point of the event but were ultimately held to draws by their respective opponents.

Thanks to his last round victory Fabiano Caruana not only became the sole winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2018, but he did so by leaving the rest of the field a full point behind him as he scored a magnificent 6.5/9. Magnus came sole second on 5.5, while Vitiugov, Vachier-Lagrave and Aronian shared places 3-5 with 5 points. Matthias Bluebaum took 6th place as the only player on 50%, places 7-9 were shared by Anand, Naiditsch and Hou on 3.5 and Meier came in 10th on 3/9.

During the prize giving tournament director Sven Noppes highlighted the success of the event, both in Karlsruhe and in Baden-Baden. The victory of Vincent Keymer in the GRENKE Chess Open and of Fabiano Caruana in the GRENKE Chess Classic fulfilled all expectations, both in terms of audience response and of their actual performances over the board.

Text and photos: Fiona Steil-Antoni

Replay the games here

Final standings GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

1. Caruana, Fabiano 2784 6.5
2. Carlsen, Magnus 2843 5.5
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2789 5.0
3. Vitiugov, Nikita 2735 5.0
5. Aronian, Levon 2794 5.0
6. Bluebaum, Matthias 2631 4.5
7. Naiditsch, Arkadij 2701 3.5
8. Anand, Viswanathan 2776 3.5
8. Hou, Yifan 2654 3.5
10. Meier, Georg 2648 3.0

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27 new Grandmasters approved by the Q1 Minsk Presidential Board

Chessdom - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 19:23

The chess community expanded by 27 Grandmasters, after the 1st quarter Presidential Board approved their titles in Minsk. The new Grandmasters come from Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Iceland, Peru, Russia, Slovakia, USA, and Azerbaijan.

The Board approved also 48 International Masters, 2 Women Grand Masters, and 7 Women International Masters.

More from the Q1 PB in Minsk: FIDE PB asks Ilyumzhinov to resign / Makropoulos candidate for FIDE President 2018

Grandmasters approved by the Presidential Board in Minsk

Hakobyan, Aram ARM Supi, Luis Paulo BRA Hambleton, Aman CAN Nguyen, Thai Dai Van CZE Simacek, Pavel CZE Fernandez Romero, Ernesto ESP Santos Latasa, Jaime ESP Bellahcene, Bilel FRA Velten, Paul FRA Batsiashvili, Nino GEO Mons, Leon GER Sprenger, Jan Michael, Dr. GER Aczel, Gergely HUN Saptarshi, Roy IND Firouzja, Alireza IRI Tabatabaei, M Amin IRI Thorfinnsson, Bragi ISL Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo PER Esipenko, Andrey RUS Matsenko, Sergei RUS Moiseenko, Vadim RUS Moskalenko, Alexander RUS Repka, Christopher SVK Burke, John M USA Tang, Andrew USA Abdusattorov, Nodirbek UZB Kvon, Andrey UZB

 

International masters approved by the Presidential Board in Minsk

Vardanian, Haik G. ARM Schwabeneder, Florian AUT Zarubitski, Viachaslau BLR Carneiro, Vitor Roberto Castro BRA Perez Gormaz, Matias CHI Valderrama Quiceno, Esteban Alb COL Alonso Bouza, Julio Javier CUB Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa CUB Kirk, Ezra ENG Henderson de La Fuente, Lance ESP Suarez Uriel, Adrian ESP Barseghyan, Harutyun FRA Favarel, Antoine FRA Migot, Tangi FRA Krause, Benedict GER Martin, Julian GER Rosner, Jonas GER Tsolakidou, Stavroula GRE Novita, Anjas INA Akash Pc, Iyer IND Karthik, V. A. P. IND Prithu, Gupta IND Rahul Srivatshav P IND Bakalchuk, Johnatan ISR Gorodetzky, David ISR Saraci, Nderim KOS De Jager, Jaap NED Vrolijk, Liam NED Kaassen, Thor Fredrik NOR Gumularz, Szymon POL Janik, Igor POL David, Alexandru-Vasile ROU Chekletsov, Ilya RUS Drygalov, Andrey RUS Drygalov, Sergey RUS Duzhakov, Ilya RUS Elistratov, Semen RUS Gogolev, Artem RUS Makhmutov, Rail RUS Nozdrachev, Leonid RUS Schekachikin, Maksim RUS Tilicheev, Viacheslav RUS Ivic, Velimir SRB Schneider, Stefan SWE Yurtseven, Melih TUR Saeed, Ishaq UAE Bogdanov, Egor UKR Wang, Kevin USA

 

Women Grandmasters approved by the Presidential Board in Minsk

Olsarova, Karolina CZE Eric, Jovana SRB

 

Women International masters approved by the Presidential Board in Minsk

Gaboyan, Susanna ARM Balajayeva, Khanim AZE Novosadova, Kristyna CZE Dewi, Aa Citra INA Batyte, Daiva LTU Ratsma, Rosa NED Kubicka, Anna POL
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List of titles approved by the 2018 1st quarter PB in Minsk, Belarus

FIDE - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 14:33


FIDE publishes the list of titles approved by the 2018 1st quarter PB in Minsk, Belarus on 7-8 April 2018.

GM FED Hakobyan, Aram ARM Supi, Luis Paulo BRA Hambleton, Aman CAN Nguyen, Thai Dai Van CZE Simacek, Pavel CZE Fernandez Romero, Ernesto ESP Santos Latasa, Jaime ESP Bellahcene, Bilel FRA Velten, Paul FRA Batsiashvili, Nino GEO Mons, Leon GER Sprenger, Jan Michael, Dr. GER Aczel, Gergely HUN Saptarshi, Roy IND Firouzja, Alireza IRI Tabatabaei, M Amin IRI Thorfinnsson, Bragi ISL Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo PER Esipenko, Andrey RUS Matsenko, Sergei RUS Moiseenko, Vadim RUS Moskalenko, Alexander RUS Repka, Christopher SVK Burke, John M USA Tang, Andrew USA Abdusattorov, Nodirbek UZB Kvon, Andrey UZB     WGM FED Olsarova, Karolina CZE Eric, Jovana SRB     IM FED Vardanian, Haik G. ARM Schwabeneder, Florian AUT Zarubitski, Viachaslau BLR Carneiro, Vitor Roberto Castro BRA Perez Gormaz, Matias CHI Valderrama Quiceno, Esteban Alb COL Alonso Bouza, Julio Javier CUB Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa CUB Kirk, Ezra ENG Henderson de La Fuente, Lance ESP Suarez Uriel, Adrian ESP Barseghyan, Harutyun FRA Favarel, Antoine FRA Migot, Tangi FRA Krause, Benedict GER Martin, Julian GER Rosner, Jonas GER Tsolakidou, Stavroula GRE Novita, Anjas INA Akash Pc, Iyer IND Karthik, V. A. P. IND Prithu, Gupta IND Rahul Srivatshav P IND Bakalchuk, Johnatan ISR Gorodetzky, David ISR Saraci, Nderim KOS De Jager, Jaap NED Vrolijk, Liam NED Kaassen, Thor Fredrik NOR Gumularz, Szymon POL Janik, Igor POL David, Alexandru-Vasile ROU Chekletsov, Ilya RUS Drygalov, Andrey RUS Drygalov, Sergey RUS Duzhakov, Ilya RUS Elistratov, Semen RUS Gogolev, Artem RUS Makhmutov, Rail RUS Nozdrachev, Leonid RUS Schekachikin, Maksim RUS Tilicheev, Viacheslav RUS Ivic, Velimir SRB Schneider, Stefan SWE Yurtseven, Melih TUR Saeed, Ishaq UAE Bogdanov, Egor UKR Wang, Kevin USA     WIM FED Gaboyan, Susanna ARM Balajayeva, Khanim AZE Novosadova, Kristyna CZE Dewi, Aa Citra INA Batyte, Daiva LTU Ratsma, Rosa NED Kubicka, Anna POL     IA FED Rebaine, Hamid ALG Sekrane, Ahmed ALG Hakobyan, Yervand ARM Iskandaryan, Aram ARM Khalafian, Erna ARM Forace, Lee AUS Kadimova, Ilaha AZE Lavretzkij, Roman BLR De Souza, Elana Silva BRA Padoin, Cleber BRA Ouimet, Bernard CAN Atkinson, Alan ENG Al-Haddad, Husein Essa FID (QAT) Grapsa, Georgia GRE Koutsogiannopoulou, Theodora GRE Oustabasidou, Eleni GRE Pramateftakis, Georgios GRE Serntedakis, Athanasios GRE Biswanath, Banerjee IND Govindankutty, M S IND Guru Dayal, Prajapati IND Promodraj, Moree IND Marzoughi, Mohammadsadegh IRI Raeisi, Amir Assad IRI Rezvani, Mahammad Ali IRI Meteleno, Yevgenyi KAZ Cheong, Kok Love MAS Msukwa, Kezzie MAW Maharjan, Herakaji NEP Benitez Fretes, Gualberto PAR Tacuche Martinez, Fernando PER Cybulski, Maciej POL Parol, Krzysztof POL Piek, Ronel RSA Demina, Julia RUS Howie, Andrew SCO Nisban, Jasmin SGP Tan, Tian Wah SGP Ukropina, Darko SRB Studer, Jonas SUI Mir Mahmoud, Afamia SYR Hamouda, Salam TUN Kucukkilinc, Harun TUR Dommapalati, Anand USA Yang, Brian USA Vahidov, Abduvahob UZB Mbatha, Constance ZAM     FA FED Aimar, Rayene ALG Ould Rouis, Mounir ALG Dubrovich, Igor ARG Millain, Daniel ARG Mira Castets, Sebastian ARG Flitzpatrick, Andrew AUS Davalos, Danny Ramires BRA Rietter, Luciano BRA Lemus Moreno, Alejandro CHI Forster, Michael C ENG Bergas Ferriol, Jeroni ESP Garcia Domingo, Jose Antonio ESP Marino Bravo, Marco Antonio ESP Martin Martin, Antonia ESP Zambrana Petisme, Ramiro ESP Hamduchi, Adina-Maria FRA Galanis, Georgios GRE Makris, Xenophon GRE Papaefstratiou, Andreas GRE Paterakis, Aristeidis GRE Roukounakis, Mihail GRE Stefanatos, Charalampos GRE David, Bela HUN Pesztericz, Laszlo HUN Kusmana, Aam INA Soejoeti, M. Noorwacid INA Tantular, Barnas Bayu INA Ajinkya, Pingale IND Aparajita, Gochhikar IND Banel, Andross J. IND Bhaskar, V. IND Bhatt, Swati IND Borse Umesh, Suresh IND Chopon, Babu R.K. IND Gautam, Rohidas Tari IND Joshi, Abhijit IND Karthik, R IND Kaviraj, Sawant IND Kavlekar, Sanjay R. IND Kumtakar, Deepak IND Ladhe, Mohit IND Malvankar, Avinash IND Milind, B Naik IND Mrityunjay, Singh IND Murugasundaram, K. IND Omkar, S Dandoti IND Phani Kumar, N M IND Poornima, B IND Praful, Zaveri IND Raghavendra, M V IND Sandesh, Nagarnaik IND Sharma, Amit IND Sivasubramanian, B IND Stella, Sharmila P IND Sunil, Soni IND Swanpil, Hobble IND Tejavath, Naresh IND Thanikachalam, E. IND Thik, Swanpil IND Thik, Siddhesh IND Vaychal, Deepak IND Aliakbari, Hanieh IRI Baharirad, Alireza IRI Boostani, Mosayeb IRI Cheshm Alous, Shahrm IRI Mozafar, Milad IRI Paknia, Ehsan IRI Rahimi, Marjan IRI Shohreh, Shayan IRI Klenburg, Michael ISR Utesheva, Ainur KAZ Arshad, Muhammad MAS Thiagarajoo, Kumaressan MAS Zakaria, Mohd Fadli MAS Grima, Noel MLT Denissen, Erwin NED Westerduin, Philip NED Brobakken, Geir NOR Cubas Caballero, Alfredo PER Espezua Lara, Renato Giancarlo PER Iriarte Blas, Walter PER Mesones, Omar PER Moscoso Gomez Sanchez, Oswaldo Juan Martin PER Daniel, Damian POL David, Dorian-Ciprian ROU Akhmetov, Radmil RUS Beshukov, Sergei RUS Bryzgalin, Kirill RUS Gulevich, Anatoly RUS Ilienkov, Evgeny RUS Konenkin, Dmitry RUS Trjufilkina, Elena RUS Uskov, Andrey RUS Gan, Yeow Beng SGP Leung, Weiwen SGP Winfridsson, Hakan SWE Hend, Mohamed UAE Keik, Mykola UKR Brownscombe, Thomas USA Losoff, Alan USA Do, Van Long VIE     IO FED Benyamina, Ali ALG Merimi, Mohamed ALG Kenmure, Jamie AUS Sorokina, Anastasia BLR Zhukov, Nikolai BLR Tsypin, Vadim CAN Jankovic, Alojzije CRO Hustwayte, Alan ENG Claros Aguilar, Patricia ESP Estremera Panos, Sergio ESP Shakenov, Yerzhan KAZ Ramirez Barajas, Mario Antonio MEX Carillo, Jose Antonio PAN Zarza, Ronald PAR Feofanov, Dmitry RUS Nisban, Jasmin SGP Srebnic, Ana SLO Shakari Yousuf, Saeed UAE Losoff, Alan USA Takawira, Erick ZIM         CONDITIONAL ON RATING   GM   Sean, Winshand Cuhendi INA     IM   Gilevych, Artem ITA De Haan, Eric NED Baglan, Esat TUR Terletsky, Oleg UKR     WIM   Aghasiyeva, Fidan AZE     CONDITIONAL ON INFO   GM   Kovacevic, Blazimir CRO     IA   Clevers, Marc BEL Khatibzadeh, Amir IRI     FA   Shi, Shihua CHN Shamieh, Jamal LBN Piek, Cobus RSA     IO   Oen, Grant USA

Download the LIST of FA titles from Seminars approved by the 2018 1st quarter PB.

Download the LIST OF NEW TRAINERS' TITLES approved by the 2018 1st quarter PB.
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18th Bangkok Chess Club Open

Chessdom - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:38

The 18th Bangkok Chess Club Open is being held in the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort from 13-21 April 2018. In total almost 350 players take part, with around 240 playing in the main 9-round open. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. The top prize is 100,000 Thai Baht, or around 3,200 US Dollars.
Top seeded players are GM Hrant Melkumyan, GM Alexander Morozevich, GM Nigel Short etc…

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

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Υποψήφιος πρόεδρος της ΦΙΝΤΕ ο Γ. Μακρόπουλος

Skakistiko - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:01


Ο Γιώργος Μακρόπουλος ανακοίνωσε από το Μινσκ της Λευκορωσίας την υποψηφιότητά του για πρόεδρος της Διεθνούς Ομοσπονδίας Σκακιού (FIDE). Στην ομιλία του στο presidential board που έγινε στο Μινσκ είπε πως πολλοί αξιωματούχοι της διεθνούς ομοσπονδίας του ζήτησαν να είναι υποψήφιος για να αντιμετωπίσει τα παρόντα προβλήματα και να εξασφαλίσει σταθερότητα στη FIDE.

Η εξέλιξη εθεωρείτο το πιθανότερο σενάριο μιας και ο τωρινός πρόεδρος Κιρσάν Ιλιουμζίνοβ, με τον οποίο ο Μακρόπουλος συνεργάστηκε πολύ στενά διοικητικά για πάνω από δυο δεκαετίες, είναι αδύνατο να θέσει καν υποψηφιότητα.  To PB της FIDE ζήτησε από τον Ιλιουμζίνοβ με απόφαση 14-1 να παραιτηθεί άμεσα, πριν τη λήξη της θητείας του, καθώς η ελβετική τράπεζα UBS ανακοίνωσε πως δεν θα περιμένει τις εκλογές και θα κλείσει σύντομα τους λογαριασμούς της FIDE. Και άλλες ελβετικές τράπεζες ενώ είπαν πως θέλουν τη FIDE πελάτη τους, δεν μπορούν να συνεργαστούν όσο πρόεδρος είναι ο Κιρσάν ο οποίος βρίσκεται σε λίστα κυρώσεων από τις ΗΠΑ.

Ο Γ. Μακρόπουλος είναι διεθνής μετρ στο αγωνιστικό σκάκι και πρώην πρωταθλητής Ελλάδας. Εκλέγεται πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Ομοσπονδίας (ΕΣΟ) για 36 συναπτά χρόνια. Το 1986 έγινε αντιπρόεδρος της FIDE και από το 1996 κατέχει την θέση του αναπληρωτή-προέδρου της FIDE. Στις πολλαπλές θητείες του στην πιο νευραλγική θέση της διεθνούς ομοσπονδίας του πιστώνονται σημαντικότατες επιτυχίες για το παγκόσμιο σκάκι, αλλά έχει δεχτεί βέβαια και οξεία κριτική. Οι εκλογές της ΦΙΝΤΕ θα γίνουν στις 3 Οκτωβρίου στο Μπατούμι της Γεωργίας, κατά τη διάρκεια της Σκακιστικής Ολυμπιάδας.

Για την ώρα δεν έχει ανακοινωθεί άλλη υποψηφιότητα. Στην ανάρτηση αυτή, στον σχολιασμό, εκτός από προσωπικές γνώμες και εκτιμήσεις συντάκτη, συνεργατών και επισκεπτών, θα καλύπτονται ειδήσεις και πληροφορίες και θα προστίθενται λινκ που θα προκύπτουν όλο το διάστημα πριν τις εκλογές.

 

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Ο θυρωρός

Skakistiko - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 00:10


Ο σκηνοθέτης Ζαν Ζιρώ παρεμβάλλει μια σκακιστική σκηνή στην ταινία “ο θυρωρός” (le concierge – του 1973). Επιλέγει για πρωταγωνίστρια στη σκακιέρα μια ωραία κυρία, απόγονο των ηττημένων Ρώσων Λευκών οι οποίοι μετά τον εμφύλιο 1917-23 και την οριστική επικράτηση των μπολσεβίκων βρήκαν καταφύγιο στις μητροπόλεις της Δύσης. Κάποιοι είχαν φτάσει και πιο περιφερειακά, στην Ελλάδα για παράδειγμα, αλλά στα χρόνια που πέρασαν αφομοιώθηκαν ενώ άλλοι μετά από σύντομη παραμονή αναζήτησαν πιο δυτικά την συνέχεια της ζωής τους. Έμειναν ζωντανοί ως τώρα λίγο-πολύ μονάχα οι εμιγκρέδες Λιάπκιν και Γιούγκερμαν, στις σελίδες του Καραγάτση.

Ο Ζιρώ δεν έκανε επιτυχία σε αυτή την κωμωδία η οποία ξεχάστηκε γρήγορα, γιατί ερχόταν από τους εμπορικούς θριάμβους της δεκαετίας του 60 με τον Λουί ντε Φινές και πιο γνωστή την εξαλογία του Χωροφύλακα του Σεν Τροπέ. Ήταν ένα χιούμορ φαρσικό και ντελιριακό με έναν αξεπέραστο ιδιοφυή ηθοποιό οπότε το μετέπειτα πείραμα με άλλους ηθοποιούς και διαφοροποιημένο περιεχόμενο στάθηκε καταδικασμένο.

Μια μόλις χρονιά αργότερα, το 1974, βγήκε μια μεγάλη ταινία με συγγενικό τίτλο, “ο θυρωρός της νύχτας”, της Ιταλίδας Λιλιάνα Καβάνι, συνάντηση του ιδιωτικού με το δημόσιο, του εξουσιαστή με τον εξουσιαζόμενο. Έφερε σε αμηχανία τους κριτικούς διότι τα όρια ούτε υπήρχαν, αλλά και όπου υπήρχαν δεν ήταν οικεία με τις γνωστές φόρμες, αλλά ο Φουκώ την είχε δει σαν σπουδαίο δοκίμιο και έγραφε: “Έχει ενδιαφέρον να δούμε στον Θυρωρό της Νύχτας πως κάτω από τον ναζισμό η εξουσία ενός μόνο ατόμου αναλαμβάνεται και ασκείται από καθημερινούς ανθρώπους. […] Πρέπει να θυμόμαστε τον τρόπο με τον οποίο η εξουσία ανατίθεται, κατανέμεται στην ίδια την καρδιά του πληθυσμού”. (Κινηματογράφος και λαϊκή μνήμη, 15)

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Πανελλήνια Ατομικά Πρωταθλήματα Νέων Ανδρών – Νέων Γυναικών 2018

Skakistiko - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 00:08


Αρχίζουν αύριο 10 Απριλίου και θα ολοκληρωθούν στις 16 Απριλίου στα Χανιά (Πνευματικό Κέντρο, Α. Παπανδρέου 70) τα φετινά Πανελλήνια Ατομικά Πρωταθλήματα  Νέων Ανδρών – Νέων Γυναικών μέχρι 20 ετών.

Οι αγώνες θα καλυφτούν με ζωντανή μετάδοση παρτίδων, φωτογραφίες, παρτίδες σε pgn και όλο το σχετικό υλικό των τουρνουά στην ειδική υποσελίδα της ΣΑ Χανίων https://chaniachess.gr/news/2018/Panelinio_U20/Panelinio_U20.html

Οι συμμετοχές στα αγόρια εδώ και στα κορίτσια εδώ

Οι κληρώσεις του 1ου γύρου θα γίνουν την Τρίτη το πρωί. Ο πρωταθλητής των Νέων Ανδρών και η πρωταθλήτρια των Νέων Γυναικών προκρίνονται για τα αντίστοιχα Πανελλήνια Ατομικά πρωταθλήματα Aνδρών και Γυναικών του 2019.

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Georgios Makropoulos announces candidature for FIDE Presidency

Chessdom - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:46

FIDE Deputy President Mr. Georgios Makropoulos announced his candidacy for FIDE President at the forthcoming elections in Batumi, Georgia, on 3rd October, 2018.

Mr. Makropoulos made the announcement during the FIDE Presidential Board in Minsk. He advised that he had been approached by the majority of the Presidential Board and many delegates asking him to run for President to sort out the present problems and ensure stability in FIDE.

Georgios Makropoulos is President of the Greek Chess Federation since 1982 and has been re-elected to this position 11 times. He was first elected FIDE Vice President in 1986 and since 1996 he is in position of FIDE Deputy President.

The FIDE elections will be held during the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi.

FIDE elections 2018 – the story so far

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FIDE PB asks Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to resign with immediate effect

Chessdom - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:03

The FIDE Presidential Board was held throughout the weekend in Minsk, Belarus, and among other items on the agenda, discussed the situation regarding the FIDE bank accounts.

As it was reported earlier, the Swiss bank UBS has announced that they will close the FIDE accounts. The senior management of the bank extended the deadline from the original 28th February, 2018 to 30th April, 2018, but were unwilling to extend until the FIDE elections on 3rd October, 2018.

Prof. Adrian Siegel, the FIDE Treasurer and Nigel Freeman, the FIDE Executive Director advised that they had approached many other banks both in Switzerland and outside and had met with several. However, all said that although they were willing to have FIDE as a client, they were unable to do so whilst its President was on the US sanctions list.

The Presidential Board recognised the dire operational situation FIDE was in because the President was under US Sanctions and passed the following resolution to ask the President to resign by 16 votes to 1 with no abstentions:

Dear Kirsan

The Presidential Board has resolved:

In the light of:

a) The imminent withdrawal of FIDE’s banking facilities by UBS,
b) The inability of FIDE to obtain replacement banking facilities while you remain nominal President and
c) subject to US Treasury Department sanctions,
d) The consequent severe difficulties facing FIDE in funding its obligations and its commitments to the chess family,
e) The adverse publicity that reflects badly on FIDE’s reputation and undermines the confidence of all those who are or
would be involved in chess,

That in the interests of the organisation:

You should resign with immediate effect.

Signed:

Makropoulos, Georgios Deputy President
Tolentino, Abraham General Secretary
Fierro, Martha Vice President
Siegel, Adrian Treasurer
Bastian, Herbert Vice President
Kambuzia, Mohammed Vice President
Marinello, Beatriz Vice President
Sundar, D.V. Vice President
Al-Hitmi, Mohammed Vice President
Gelfer, Israel Vice President
Kutin, Boris Vice President
Tulay, Gulkiz Vice President
Ochoa, Javier Hon. Vice President
Ramirez, Mario Hon. Vice President
Vega, Jorge President of Americas

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European Women’s Chess Championship starting

Chessdom - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:18

Everything is set for European Women’s Individual Chess Championship 2018 which takes place from 8th-20th April, in Hotel Belluve, located in the national park of Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia.

144 players from 30 different European federations registered for the event, among whom 13 Grandmasters, 29 International masters, 35 Women Grandmasters, 22 Women International masters and in total 128 titled players, which makes the event very strong.

Top seeded are four players rated over 2500: Muzychuk Mariya (UKR, 2540), Batsiashvili Nino (GEO, 2521), Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2507), Gunina Valentina (RUS, 2507). They are followed by 30 players rated 2400+, and some of them are: Goryachkina Aleksandra (RUS, 2495), Sebaq Marie (FRA, 2492), Khotenashvili Bela (GEO, 2484), Stefanova Antoaneta (ECU, 2479), Pogonina Natalija (RUS, 2474), Cramling Pia (SWE, 2472) and others (full list below).

LIVE games with analysis

The European Individual Women’s Chess Championship is a qualification event for the next World Women’s Chess Championship. According to the current FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 14 players will qualify. The total prize fund of the event is 70.000 EUR.

The first round starts on 8th of April and top boards of each round will be live transmitted and the live broadcast of the games can be followed through the official website of the event.

The Championship will be played in 11 rounds, Swiss system, in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

Official website

Participants:

1. GM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2540
2. IM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2521
3. GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2507
4. GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2507
5. WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2495
6. GM Sebag Marie FRA 2492
7. GM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2484
8. GM Stefanova Antoaneta FID 2479
9. WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2474
10. GM Cramling Pia SWE 2472
11. GM Socko Monika POL 2471
12. WGM Girya Olga RUS 2470
13. IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2468
14. IM Cornette Deimante LTU 2467
15. IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2467
16. IM Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2460
17. IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2452
18. IM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2450
19. WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2442
20. GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2437
21. WGM Tsolakidou Stavroula GRE 2430
22. GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2426
23. IM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2425
24. GM Ushenina Anna UKR 2422
25. IM Bulmaga Irina ROU 2414
26. IM Zimina Olga ITA 2414
27. IM Nechaeva Marina RUS 2413
28. IM Melia Salome GEO 2411
29. GM Danielian Elina ARM 2410
30. IM Gaponenko Inna UKR 2406
31. IM Shvayger Yuliya ISR 2404
32. IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2403
33. IM Szczepkowska Karina POL 2403
34. IM Arabidze Meri GEO 2393
35. WGM Hoolt Sarah GER 2393
36. IM Mammadzada Gunay AZE 2392
37. IM Milliet Sophie FRA 2391
38. WIM Shuvalova Polina RUS 2389
39. FM Voit Daria RUS 2388
40. IM Schleining Zoya GER 2382
41. WIM Badelka Olga BLR 2375
42. IM Gara Anita HUN 2369
43. WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2368
44. WGM Michna Marta GER 2367
45. IM Ovod Evgenija RUS 2366
46. IM Ziaziulkina Nastassia BLR 2363
47. IM Osmak Iulija UKR 2361
48. WGM Fataliyeva Ulviyya AZE 2361
49. IM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2360
50. IM Savina Anastasia RUS 2358
51. WGM Buksa Nataliya UKR 2357
52. WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2355
53. WFM Balajayeva Khanim AZE 2348
54. GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2347
55. WGM Cosma Elena-Luminita ROU 2340
56. WGM Gara Ticia HUN 2330
57. WIM Unuk Laura SLO 2329
58. WFM Sliwicka Alicja POL 2329
59. WGM Rapport Jovana SRB 2328
60. WGM Cibickova Zuzana SVK 2327
61. WGM Klek Hanna Marie GER 2327
62. IM Charochkina Daria RUS 2326
63. WIM Tomilova Elena RUS 2326
64. WGM Theissl Pokorna Regina AUT 2320
65. WGM Kulon Klaudia POL 2319
66. WGM Babiy Olga UKR 2318
67. WGM Belenkaya Dina RUS 2308
68. FM Brunello Marina ITA 2307
69. WIM Warakomska Anna POL 2306
70. WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya UKR 2304
71. WFM Gvanceladze Anna RUS 2302
72. WIM Eric Jovana SRB 2300
73. WIM Osmanodja Filiz GER 2300
74. WGM Ozturk Kubra TUR 2295
75. WGM Worek Joanna CZE 2295
76. IM Sedina Elena ITA 2292
77. WIM Injac Teodora SRB 2290
78. WGM Fuchs Judith GER 2286
79. WGM Yildiz Kadioglu Betul Cemre TUR 2286
80. WIM Prudnykova Olga UKR 2281
81. WIM Martynkova Olena UKR 2280
82. WGM Kursova Maria ARM 2278
83. WFM Sargsyan Anna M. ARM 2276
84. WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2274
85. WGM Paramzina Anastasya RUS 2271
86. WGM Manakova Maria SRB 2268
87. WIM Kantane Anna POL 2266
88. WGM Ionescu Irina ROU 2247
89. WIM Velikic Adela SRB 2241
90. WGM Sandu Mihaela ROU 2240
91. Novosadova Kristyna CZE 2240
92. Maltsevskaya Aleksandra RUS 2237
93. WIM Solozhenkina Elizaveta RUS 2236
94. WGM Rodshtein Tereza CZE 2226
95. WIM Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2226
96. WIM Semenova Elena RUS 2221
97. WGM Mikadze Miranda GEO 2216
98. WFM Ozbay Ece TUR 2216
99. WFM Kubicka Anna POL 2215
100. WFM Antolak Julia POL 2212
101. WFM Motycakova Monika SVK 2207
102. WFM Zherebtsova Alexandra RUS 2202
103. WFM Arda Cagil Irmak TUR 2199
104. WGM Ptacnikova Lenka ISL 2198
105. WFM Chernyak Viktoria RUS 2196
106. WIM Ghukasyan Siranush ARM 2195
107. WIM Richterova Natasa CZE 2181
108. WIM Mrvova Alena SVK 2179
109. IM Petrenko Svetlana MDA 2178
110. WFM Vidic Teja SLO 2176
111. WIM Berke Ana CRO 2173
112. WFM Batyte Daiva LTU 2165
113. FM Stetsko Lanita BLR 2164
114. WIM Pavlidou Ekaterini GRE 2164
115. WGM Huda Maryana UKR 2161
116. WFM Smirnova Ekaterina RUS 2153
117. WFM Cosman Andreea-Marioara ROU 2141
118. WIM Leite Oralova Catarina POR 2134
119. Kusenkova Natallia BLR 2134
120. WFM Hereklioglu Sude TUR 2123
121. WFM Okuyaz Duru TUR 2122
122. WFM Froewis Annika AUT 2113
123. WFM Sucikova Svetlana SVK 2107
124. Zpevakova Jana CZE 2106
125. Ilyuchyk Yana BLR 2098
126. WFM Hapala Elisabeth AUT 2091
127. Kaliadzich Maryia BLR 2078
128. WFM Caglar Sila TUR 2077
129. WIM Makka Ioulia GRE 2076
130. Kejzar Petra SLO 2071
131. WFM Azimova Karina RUS 2069
132. Ferkova Dominika SVK 2068
133. WFM Trippold Denise AUT 2067
134. WFM Palma Maria ITA 2060
135. Milcova Zuzana SVK 2033
136. AIM Trisha Kanyamarala IRL 2031
137. Nemcova Karin CZE 1992
138. Koloditsova Renata SVK 1978
139. WFM Dwilewicz Katarzyna POL 1967
140. Slaba Andrea SVK 1924
141. Chan Naruna RUS 1909
142. Koubova Anna Marie CZE 1819
143. WCM Nadzamova Viktoria SVK 1766
144. Serakova Tatana CZE 1633

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FIDE Press Release: 2018 1st quarter Presidential Board

FIDE - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:12



FIDE PRESIDENTIAL BOARD 1st QUARTER

Minsk, Belarus 7-8 April, 2018

The Meeting was opened by Mrs Anastasia Sorokina, the President of the Belarus Chess Federation, who welcomed the FIDE Presidential Board to Minsk and wished them a pleasant stay and successful meeting in Minsk, during which they would present their bid for the 2022 Chess Olympiad.

The FIDE Deputy President, Mr Georgios Makropoulos thanked Mrs Sorokina for her kind words and also for the excellent organisation of the Presidential Board (PB) Meeting. He then advised the Presidential Board of what had happened since the Presidential Board in Athens.

In particular, he advised the PB on the FIDE Rapid & Blitz Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He said that he was very pleased that FIDE had negotiated that for the first time in Saudi Arabia, the women participants did not need to wear abayas in the tournament hall, nor in the hotel where they were staying and men and women were able to play in the same room.

FIDE was also able to persuade the Saudi authorities to grant visas to Iranian and Qatari players. Unfortunately, it became clear only at the last day that visas were not going to be granted to Israeli players. He advised that in January, he had had talks with the Israeli Chess Federation about the situation and had come to an agreement with them. FIDE was continuing to speak with the Organisers to ensure that all participants would be able to get visas in future.

He advised the PB that FIDE was now in a sound financial position and had built up reserves by cutting unnecessary expenses.

He advised that the situation was becoming very nasty and personal and that, together with Prof. Adrian Siegel, Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Geoffrey Borg, he was referring Mr. Ilyumzhinov, Willy Icklicki, Lewis Ncube, Berik Balgabaev and Silvio Danailov to the Ethics Commission for spreading lies and defamatory statements.

The PB then discussed the situation regarding the FIDE bank accounts. Prof. Adrian Siegel, the FIDE Treasurer and Nigel Freeman, the FIDE Executive Director brought the PB up to date on the severe problems caused by the request of FIDE’s bankers that they would close our accounts on 30th April, 2018 because of the fact that the FIDE President is on the US Sanctions list. They advised that despite meetings with senior management of the bank, whilst they extended the deadline from the original 28th February, 2018 to 30th April, 2018, they were unwilling to extend until the FIDE elections on 3rd October, 2018, when the matter would be solved.

They also advised that they had approached many other banks both in Switzerland and outside and had met with several, they all said they were willing to have FIDE as a client, they were unable to do so whilst its President was on the US sanctions list. The PB recognised the dire operational situation FIDE was in because the President was under US Sanctions and passed the following resolution to ask the President to resign by 14 votes to 1 with no abstentions:


Dear Kirsan

The Presidential Board has resolved:

In the light of:

a) The imminent withdrawal of FIDE’s banking facilities by UBS,
b) The inability of FIDE to obtain replacement banking facilities while you remain nominal President and
c) subject to US Treasury Department sanctions,
d) The consequent severe difficulties facing FIDE in funding its obligations and its commitments to the chess family,
e) The adverse publicity that reflects badly on FIDE’s reputation and undermines the confidence of all those who are or
would be involved in chess,

That in the interests of the organisation:

You should resign with immediate effect.


Signed:

Makropoulos, Georgios Deputy President
Tolentino, Abraham General Secretary
Fierro, Martha Vice President
Siegel, Adrian Treasurer
Bastian, Herbert Vice President
Kambuzia, Mohammed Vice President
Marinello, Beatriz Vice President
Sundar, D.V. Vice President
Al-Hitmi, Khalifa Vice President
Gelfer, Israel Vice President
Kutin, Boris Vice President
Tulay, Gulkiz Vice President
Ochoa, Javier Hon. Vice President
Ramirez, Mario Hon. Vice President
Vega, Jorge President of Americas
Azmaiparashvili, Zurab President of ECU


The PB then discussed the subject of the $30,000 loan to the ACC. It was agreed that the loan had not been fully used for the purposes requested; that there was no proof in any way as to how the loan was used; that the other board members of the ACC had not been advised of the loan until late 2017; that there was a delay of 29 months from the initial promised date of repayment; and that the loan was only repaid when the fact of the loan was became public knowledge. It was therefore agreed that the remainder of the FIDE Development Budget for Africa would be handled by the Treasurer and the Executive Director. Only the African Continental President disagreed with this decision.

The PB discussed the various FIDE offices and resolved to close the Moscow Office as soon as possible.

The PB then discussed the various reports from Commissions and approved all reports and title recommendations. The PB discussed in detail the situation in Bulgaria, with Mr Toshev from the Bulgarian Chess Federation (1928) presenting their case for becoming a member of FIDE. He was advised that FIDE needed to receive the information requested by the Ethics Commission regarding the payments from their bank account to the fake ECU (Delaware) bank account and other matters. Particularly they should ask the Prosecutor why he has taken four years with no action regarding the more than one million Euros stolen from the Bulgarian Government. They also had to provide the translation of documents into English. Until these matters were settled, no action can be taken towards recognising any Federation in Bulgaria. The PB resolved that if these matters were not solved by the end of April that all the Bulgarian players in the FIDE ratings list would no longer be rated until the situation was regularised.

The PB then discussed the various FIDE events and were brought up to date with the situation regarding the 2018 Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, in September, the World Championship match in London in November and the Women’s World Championship match in China in May.

Mr. Georgios Makropoulos announces his candidature for the FIDE Presidency.

During the meeting, the Deputy President advised that he had been approached by the majority of the Presidential Board and many delegates asking him to run for President to sort out the present problems and ensure stability in FIDE. Therefore he announced his candidacy for FIDE President at the forthcoming elections in Batumi on 3rd October, 2018.

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2018 1st quarter Presidential Board meeting

FIDE - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 19:33



The 2018 1st Quarter Presidential Board has started under the auspices of the Belarus Chess Federation in the Marriott Hotel in Minsk, Belarus on 7th of April 2018.

The meeting was opened by Anastasia Sorokina, the Head of the Belarus Chess Federation, who welcomed the PB members. She stressed how chess is very important to her country and that the Belarus Government is happy that the Presidential Board is taking place in Minsk.



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