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Τελικός Παγκοσμίου Πρωταθλήματος Γυναικών

Skakistiko - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:04

Άρχισε στην Σανγκάη το τελικό ματς 10 παρτίδων που θα αναδείξει την παγκόσμια πρωταθλήτρια Γυναικών.  Η  νυν πρωταθλήτρια Ταν Ζονγκί (26 ετών, δεξ.) υπερασπίζει τον τίτλο της απέναντι στη διεκδικήτρια Ζου Βενζούν (27 ετών, αριστ.).

Η διεξαγωγή του ματς είχε περιορισμένη δημοσιότητα πριν την έναρξη και το επίσημο σάιτ (όπου μπορείτε να παρακολουθείτε ζωντανά τις παρτίδες) βγήκε στο ίντερνετ μόλις την ημέρα της τελετής έναρξης.

Η Ταν Ζονγκί είναι παγκόσμια πρωταθλήτρια από την άνοιξη του 2017, μετά το παγκόσμιο της Τεχεράνης που διεξήχθη με μορφή συνεχόμενων νοκ άουτ και στον τελικό κέρδισε στα ράπιντ την Άννα Μούζιτσουκ. Η Ζου Βενζούν έχει οριστεί ως διεκδικήτρια με την επικράτησή της στο γκραν πρι της ΦΙΝΤΕ 2015-2016.

Η νικήτρια θα λάβει έπαθλο 120.000 ευρώ και η ηττημένη 80.000 ευρώ (αν το ματς στην κανονική διάρκεια λήξει 5-5 το μοίρασμα θα γίνει 55:45).

Η ισχυρότερη σύμφωνα με τα έλο ενεργή σκακίστρια του κόσμου Χου Γιφάν είχε αποχωρήσει από τον κύκλο διεκδικητριών  του γκραν πρι εκφράζοντας διαφωνίες με βασικές πλευρές του συστήματος και δεν μετείχε και στην Τεχεράνη.

Οι 5 πρώτες παρτίδες θα παιχτούν στην Σανγκάη, γενέτειρα της Ζου Βενζούν, και στη συνέχεια το ματς θα μεταφερθεί 1.500 χιλιόμετρα δυτικότερα, στο Τσονγκίνγκ, την πόλη της Ταν Ζονγκί.

Η πρώτη παρτίδα με λευκή τη Ζου Βενζούν έληξε ισόπαλη (63 κινήσεις, QGA). Οι αγώνες ξεκινούν κατά τις ημερομηνίες του προγράμματος που διεξάγονται παρτίδες (3-4,6-7, 9, 12-13, 15-16, 18 Μαϊου) στις 10.30 π.μ. ώρα Ελλάδας.

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Bodensee-OPEN 2018

Chessdom - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:36

4th International chess Bodensee-open is held from 5 to 13 May in Bregenz.
More then 130 players are expected. Top seeded are GM Momchil Nikolov, GM Roeland Pruijssers etc…

list of players

1 Nikolov Momchil
2 Pruijssers Roeland
3 Schlosser Philipp
4 Enchev Ivajlo
5 Henrichs Thomas
6 Milov Leonid
7 Bryzgalin Kirill
8 Sergeev Vladimir
9 Beshukov Sergei
10 Schleining Zoya
11 Ernst Thomas
12 Bezemer Arno
13 Wacker Peter
14 Dittmar Peter
15 Pulkkinen Kari
16 Bystrov Sergej M.
17 Chetverik Maxim
18 Wagner Leopold Franziskus
19 Srienz Christian Mag.
20 Roe Simon J
21 Pilz Dieter
22 Wunnink Michael
23 Osterwald Elwin
24 Rolle Eric
25 Höllrigl Wilfried
26 Johnsen Gunnar
27 Quinn John M
28 Hovenga Alje
29 Pfister Peter
30 Hofer Maximilian
31 Medunova Vera
32 Schwenkreis Thomas
33 Fauth Dietmar Dr.
34 Sucher Johannes Mag.
35 Weidel Albrecht
36 Ballon Guenther
37 Mira Helene
38 Troffiguer Olivier
39 Nickel Rüdiger
40 Gramb Marius
41 Kalcher Mathias Mag.
42 Tolonen Mikko
43 Welz Peter Dr.
44 Wagner Manfred
45 Ditzler Jürg
46 Raddatz Michael
47 Reitemann Jonathan
48 Sikkel Dirk
49 Ladner Peter
50 Goris Ton
51 Grichkevitch Gilles
52 Kezic Andreas
53 Hehle Bernhard
54 Tschedemnig Herbert
55 Lenninger Ralf
56 Savic Robert Dr.
57 Mayer Peter
58 Erwin-Casero Daniel
59 Leitgeber Mario
60 Zindel Ernst
61 Kristofic Mario
62 Reisinger Heinz DI.
63 Dorner Günther
64 Plauth-Herr Sabine
65 Eiter Meinhard
66 Nachtnebel Harry
67 Koch Helmuth Dr.
68 Flir Emilio
69 Nisavic Uros
70 Stoffregen Günter
71 Hoyer Olaf
72 Hasovic Rasim
73 Buchäckert Jürgen
74 Feistauer Dirk
75 Mauthner Martin
76 Tarnutzer Werner
77 Frost Peter
78 Greussing Stefan
79 Favre Bruno
80 Lechenbauer Karl
81 Groiss Werner
82 Haisma Henk
83 Nesimovic Kemal
84 Hämmerle Dietmar
85 Loibl Johann
86 Dadic Ramiz
87 Stadelmann Markus
88 Chiesola Elmar
89 Skibbe Hannes
90 Halwachs Siegfried
91 Pirveli Luca
92 Kienböck Benjamin
93 Meister Jürg
94 Karner Sylvia
95 Thielemann Joachim
96 Goris-Schouwstra Adry
97 Fröwis Gerhard Mag.
98 Herr Hans Otto Dr.
99 Harbas Asim
100 Bär Romano
101 Berteit Peter
102 Yakovlyev Sergiy
103 Neunkirchner Andreas
104 Lachat Martin
105 Seebacher Stefan Dr.
106 Weh Ludwig Dr.
107 Kern Beat
108 Halwachs Juliane
109 Veitsch Norbert
110 Weissenberger Julius
111 Vojic Isak
112 Kirschenhofer Sabine
113 Albicker Laurenz
114 Graf David
115 Pribozic Sabrina
116 Schmied Eva-Maria
117 Bujard Didier
118 Jetzl Julian
119 Lincke Paul
120 Hildebrand Georg
121 Giselbrecht Jerrik
122 Kienböck Stefan
123 Krejci Vera Marie
124 Pribozic Manuel
125 Venturiello Michele
126 Hüppin August
127 Dadic Hadis
128 Mohammadi Sholeh
129 Kienböck Samuel
130 Jetzl Laurence
131 Korn Julian
132 König Julian

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48th International Chess Tournament „Bosna 2018“

Chessdom - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:28

48th International Chess Tournament „Bosna 2018“ is held from 5 to 11 May.
Organizer is Chess Club “Bosna” Sarajevo. Playing Venue is Hotel „SARAJ“, Sarajevo.
Rate of Play: 90 minutes per 40 moves, plus 30 minutes till end of game,with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.
164 players are expected. Top seeded are GM Mustafa Yilmaz, GM Alexandr Predke 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.

starting list

1 Yilmaz Mustafa
2 Predke Alexandr
3 Brkic Ante
4 Kozul Zdenko
5 Can Emre
6 Fier Alexandr
7 Djukic Nikola
8 Kurajica Bojan
9 Diermair Andreas
10 Matinian Nikita
11 Cvitan Ognjen
12 Blagojevic Dragisa
13 Sadikhov Ulvi
14 Schreiner Peter
15 Kalezic Blazo
16 Dizdarevic Emir
17 Tratar Marko
18 Drasko Milan
19 Radovanovic Nikola
20 Krishna C R G
21 Runic Zoran
22 Ivic Velimir
23 Manea Alexandru
24 Marjanovic Dejan
25 Stoyanov Tsvetan
26 Nestorovic Lazar
27 Nestorovic Dejan
28 Bistric Faruk
29 Burovic Rijad
30 Arapovic Vitomir
31 Dietmayer-Kraeutler Marco
32 Vlatkovic Milos
33 Cerovic Danilo
34 Maksimovic Bojan
35 Eric Jovana
36 Pecnik Leo
37 Ozen Bahadir
38 Vajic Goran
39 Gajic Mladen
40 Konjicanin Muris
41 Hadzovic Amir
42 Trkulja Goran
43 Subelj Jan
44 Hodzic Nihad
45 Obad Andrija
46 Doric Nenad
47 Mrndjic Muamer
48 Bandic Adnan
49 Djuric Petar
50 Kamberovic Senad
51 Sitnic Adnan
52 Filipovic Tomislav
53 Medancic Rikard
54 Starcevic Ante Leon
55 Zarkovic Mila
56 Aleksic Neven
57 Angun Batu
58 Terzic Ilijas
59 Garabetyan Arno
60 Strinic Halid
61 Corovic Sean
62 Sesar Ivan
63 Zlobec Srdjan
64 Nenezic Danilo
65 Bucan Eldin
66 Alihodzic Muzafer
67 Kersic Matej
68 Pantovic Dragan M
69 Peric Bernard
70 Maksimovic Masa
71 Luetic Ante
72 Shah Rishab
73 Petrovic Marija
74 Cunjalo Faris
75 Levar Nenad
76 Sadikovic Jasmin
77 Alaz Ahmet Efekan
78 Obuca Bajro
79 Marn Jan
80 Zuko Rasim
81 Hoeneveld Maarten
82 Markovic Dino
83 Jovovic Milan
84 Urh Zala
85 Mahmutbegovic Muharem
86 Stanisic Vlajko
87 Nestorovic Katarina
88 Halilovic Fahrudin
89 Popic Boris
90 Salkic Mahir
91 Omanovic Vahidin
92 Tarun Kanyamarala
93 Ababneh Ghayth
94 Akin Yagiz Cinar
95 Barisic Predrag
96 Kurtcehajic Suad
97 Gavran Marinko
98 Pestek Elvis
99 Medic Nevenko
100 Janjic Jovo
101 Kajevic Dzevad
102 Yerden Huseyin Eren
103 Kahvedzic Emir
104 Jelen Darko
105 Korjenic Esef
106 Trisha Kanyamarala
107 Selimovic Amir
108 Colpa Husein
109 Muhibic Cazim
110 Stankovic Dragan
111 Shyam Prasad Reddy K
112 Zenelaj Fisnik
113 Vujicic Dragisa
114 Taylor Robert Graham
115 Cabric Izet
116 Tomic Jelena
117 Okovic Edin
118 Srdic Milenko
119 Janjic Nikola
120 Stanivukovic Drago
121 Haskovic Salih
122 Colpa Fahrudin
123 Zenelaj Samuel
124 Celik Eda
125 Camdzija Samir
126 Lapo Safet
127 Tomasko Miljenko
128 Zechner Andrea
129 Odzak Senad
130 Erceg Slobodan
131 Pleh Semir
132 Lakota Izet
133 Ascic Matos
134 Terzic Enes
135 Bajic Salko
136 Comor Harun
137 Lakusic Zoran
138 Beslija Ismir
139 Bavcic Fuad
140 Hamzic Adil
141 Rakita Jandrija
142 Mattersberger Melanie
143 Grubauer Gerhard
144 Radaca Nasir
145 Bies Brian
146 Herega Nejc
147 Musinovic Mirsad
148 Mahmutagic Mevlida
149 Gazija Tarik
150 Kabadayi Suleyman Arda

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1

FIDE - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:56



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.     
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.   

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Bamberg Open 2018

Chessdom - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:39

The Bamberg Open (Prof. Dr. Robert Pfleger Memorial) is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place from 6-13 May 2018 in Bamberg, Germany. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 15 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. The prize pool is 10,000 Euro, with 1,500 Euro for first place.
219 players are expected in the A group. Top seeded players are GM Aleksander Donchenko, GM Boris Chatalbashev 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.

starting list Bamberg 2018

1 GM Donchenko Alexander
2 GM Chatalbashev Boris
3 IM Mons Leon
4 GM Kunin Vitaly
5 GM Kollars Dmitrij
6 IM Noe Christopher
7 GM Hertneck Gerald
8 GM Karpatchev Aleksandr
9 IM Vogel Roven
10 IM Keymer Vincent
11 IM Scholz Christian Dr.
12 IM Seyb Alexander
13 GM Pähtz Thomas
14 IM Troyke Christian €
15 IM Baskin Robert €
16 IM Donchenko Anatoly €
17 Gegenfurtner Jürgen €
18 FM Promyshlyanskyy Vitaliy €
19 Schulz Lukas €
20 IM Pribyl Josef €
21 IM Maier Alexander €
22 FM Spitzl Vinzent €
23 Goldbeck Lars €
24 FM Schulz Karsten €
25 Hovsepyan Vardan
26 Epding Olaf €
27 Tscharotschkin Michael €
28 Spitzl Bertram €
29 Delitzsch Jürgen €
30 FM Löw Gerald €
31 FM Wagner Florian €
32 IM Sobolevsky Leonid €
33 Friedel Marcus €
34 Andersen Jens Knud €
35 WIM Schöne Maria €
36 Krug Stefan €
37 Riemer Ralf €
38 Kraich Klaus €
39 Neubauer Bernd €
40 Pfadenhauer Johannes €
41 Dettmann Gerd €
42 Westphal Wolfgang €
43 Petz Stephan €
44 Walther Cliff €
45 Tong Kevin €
46 Krauseneck Peter € Prof. Dr.
47 Hümmer Bernd €
48 Berthold Andreas €
49 Schmidt Justus
50 FM Seibold Hubert € Dr.
51 Hoffmann Sebastian €
52 Link Oliver €
53 Wichmann Adrian €
54 Meulner Klaus €
55 Großhans Ralf-Michael €
56 Chennaoui Yasin €
57 Schuh Rüdiger €
58 Plöhn Heiko € Dr.
59 Mittag Ralf
60 Röhl Rainer €
61 Brenner Markus €
62 Gass Ulrich €
63 IM Oparaugo Thomas €
64 WFM Troyke Doreen €
65 Böhme Markus €
66 Korolev Alexandr
67 Heldt Nils-Lennart €
68 Mueller Thorsten€
69 Walter Thomas €
70 Schulte Jürgen €
71 Kröncke Manfred €
72 CM Schellmann Frank €
73 Popvasilev Kaloyan
74 Schmitz Björn €
75 Waltenberger Udo €
76 Winterholler Christina €
77 Steingraeber Kai Uwe
78 Hiemer Bernd €
79 Elsner Norbert €
80 Röttig Hans-Peter €
81 Schreiter Thomas €
82 Muskat Gunter €
83 Lenhardt Stefan €
84 Kolthoff Siegmund €
85 Bauer Leon €
86 Gradl Winfried €
87 Mock Markus €
88 Dobierzin Olaf €
89 Link Klaus €
90 Lindenmair Anton €
91 Helms Sven €
92 Adelhütte Dennis
93 Geisensetter Franz €
94 Vetter Torsten
95 Piekorz Roland €
96 Gebhardt Uwe €
97 Dütsch Gerald € Dr.
98 Haasner Tom €
99 Herold Hansjoerg €
100 Beulertz Stefan € Dr.
101 Schönbeck Stephan €
102 Wiese Frank €
103 Fischer Klaus €
104 Pohlers Jürgen €
105 Korth Manfred € Dr.
106 Rein Joachim €
107 Niedermaier Barbara €
108 Schmitz Marc €
109 Zoll Detlef €
110 Boss Rolf €
111 Adler Herbert €
112 Penn Peter €
113 Achatz Kirstin €
114 Wolf Pablo €
115 Ruffenach Alain €
116 Fabregas Oliver €
117 Völz Stephan €
118 Heppert Lars
119 Lawrenz Denny
120 Dittrich Carsten €
121 Bachhuber Dominik
122 Gebhardt Christian €
123 Schmitt Roland €
124 Strätker Sebastian €
125 Krekel Matthias €
126 Pribylova Ruzena €
127 Deml Tilo €
128 Spanton Tim R
129 Gärtner Frank €
130 Nicklis Tobias €
131 Hetzner Hannes €
132 Achatz Michael €
133 Leisner Ekkehardt €
134 Rieder Johannes €
135 Böhme Andre €
136 Mönius Alexander
137 Schöne Steffen €
138 Braun Kristin €
139 Thrish Karthik €
140 Tönjes Jürgen €
141 Ullrich Daniel €
142 Niemann Silvio €
143 Kiesendahl Roland €
144 Richter Stefan €
145 Hofmann Günter €
146 Dietl Harald €
147 Baumgärtner Frank €
148 Balhar Michael €
149 Kuhlemann Claus €
150 Renk Cornelius €
151 Hornung Wolfgang €
152 Weißmann Peter €
153 Schulz Horst €
154 Neudecker Georg €
155 Backhaus Silas €
156 Kolb Tobias €
157 Glück Ulrich €
158 Trzcielinski Jens €
159 Naumann Thomas €
160 Grasser Stefan €
161 Kormann Christian €
162 Hanft Günter
163 Reuss Michael €
164 Ernst Mathias € Dr.
165 Schütz Robert €
166 Felber Gerald €
167 Purgaj Christopher €
168 Wagner Victoria €
169 Mattgey Werner €
170 Riesterer Michael €
171 Cordts Elof €
172 Wolkenstein Eckardt €
173 Spreer Lutz
174 Roselius Philipp €
175 Van Leyen Peter €
176 Dresel Martin €
177 Buschbeck Florian
178 Floegel Marco €
179 Bauschke Norman €
180 Götschel Christoph €
181 Meyer Nico
182 Backhaus Eric €
183 Kearsley Raymond J
184 Witt Holger €
185 Goppelt Matthias €
186 Wiemann Daniel €
187 Friedel Thomas €
188 Köhler Manfred €
189 Wagner Margarethe €
190 Schuh Robert €
191 Dongoroz Adrian €
192 Eckert Lutz € Dr.
193 Strawa Pawel €
194 Steinbach Julian €
195 Hoffmann Steffen €
196 Backhaus Mika €
197 Lojak Benjamin €
198 Wagner Andreas € Dr.
199 Wiemann Vanessa €
200 Naumann Martin €
201 Grünert Robert €
202 Krieger Roy €
203 Hoffmann Edgar €
204 Trunz Michelle €
205 Schuh Ramon €
206 Adelhardt Lisa €
207 Arora Abhiraaj €
208 Wolf Vincent €
209 Emge Albin €
210 Strawa Dariusz €
211 Kamleiter Noah €
212 Kleine-Weischede Daniel €
213 Hempel Heike €
214 Backhaus Kim €
215 Blank Berthold €
216 Scholz Benedict
217 Kranz Matthias €
218 Martinez David €
219 Schade Thomas €

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53rd Capablanca Memorial

Chessdom - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:12

The 53rd edition of the Capablanca Memorial is taking place from May 9-19 in the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, Cuba. The elite group of 6 players honouring the Cuban Chess World Champion José Raúl Capablanca in a double round-robin with new US Champion Sam Shankland the top seed. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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.

List of players :

Samuel Shankland , Lazaro Bruzon Batista , Aleksey Dreev , Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli ,David Anton Guijarro , Aleksandr Rakhmanov .

The Cuban Federation and the National Chess Commission, under the auspices of the National Institute of Sports Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), the support of the Barceló Hotel Chain and the Solymar Arenas Blancas hotel are pleased to invite you to participate in the 53rd edition of the International Tournament Capablanca in Memoriam.

Since 1962 on the initiative of Commander Ernesto “Che” Guevara, it is celebrated annually in homage to the famous Cuban figure and the world José Raúl Capablanca, who was born on November 19, 1888, who revealed himself as a child prodigy by learning for himself the same game that would take him to fame, with only four and a half years, and at 13 he was crowned champion of Cuba. His international debut took place in 1911, in San Sebastián, where he won the first place in solo. World champion in 1921 when he defeated in Havana to Enmanuel Lasker (27 years as monarch). He had an Olympic raid in Buenos Aires ’39 and won the gold medal in the first board, ahead of Alekhine. He made numerous contributions to chess, both in theory and practice and is the closest he has been to perfection in the noble game for being undefeated for eight years, between 1916 and 1924.

This prestigious event reached its 52nd edition in 2017, only stopped being held in 1966, on the occasion of the World Chess Olympiad in Cuba, in 1970, for the harvest of 10 million and in 1978 for being Cuba headquarters of the XI World Festival of Youth and Students. The first Champion was: Miguel Najdorf, in 1962 and the highest winner was: Vassily Ivanchuk with 6 titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012). Among Cubans, Leinier has won three editions (2004, 2008, and 2009).

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Tran Tuan Minh and Hoang Thi Bao Tram are the winners at the Vietnam Individual Champioships 2018

Chessdom - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:46

Vietnam Individual Champioships 2018 were held from 27 April to 3. May in Ho Chi Minh .
Grandmaster Tran Tuan Minh, who scored 7 of 9, won the men’s championship . The same number of points ranked second place by Tran Quoc Dung. On the third place is Dao Thien Hai, who was behind by half a point.
Women champion of Vietnam became Hoang Thi Bao Tram, who scored 7 out of 9. In the second place with the same result, Bach Ngoc Thuy Zuong, on the third – Nguyen Thi Thanh An with 6,5 points.

final ranking Vietnam Open Champioship 2018

1 Tran Tuan Minh 7
2 Tran Quoc Dung 7
3 Dao Thien Hai 6,5
4 Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy 6,5
5 Dang Hoang Son 6
6 Tran Manh Tien 6
7 Cao Sang 5,5
8 Nguyen Van Huy 5,5
9 Tu Hoang Thong 5,5
10 Vo Thanh Ninh 5,5
11 Pham Chuong 5,5
12 Nguyen Duc Hoa 5,5
13 Hoang Canh Huan 5,5
14 Pham Xuan Dat 5
15 Nguyen Huynh Minh Thien 5
16 Doan Van Duc 5
17 Tran Duc Tu 5
18 Le Huu Thai 4,5
19 Tran Minh Thang 4,5
20 Nguyen Duy Trung 4,5
21 Lu Chan Hung 4,5
22 Nguyen Hoang Nam 4,5
23 Pham Minh Hieu 4,5
24 Tong Thai Hung 4,5
25 Bao Khoa 4
26 Nguyen Hoang Duc 4
27 Nguyen Huu Hoang Anh 4
28 Nguyen Tan Thinh 4
29 Nguyen Huynh Tuan Hai 4
30 Duong Thuong Cong 4
31 Nguyen Phuoc Tam 4
32 Vo Pham Thien Phuc 4
33 Pham Tran Gia Phuc 3,5
34 Nguyen Tien Anh 3,5
35 Dao Minh Nhat 3,5
36 Nguyen Viet Huy 3,5
37 Vu Hoang Gia Bao 3
38 Hoang Quoc Khanh 3
39 Phan Luong 3
40 Nguyen Quang Trung 3
41 Dang Ngoc Minh 2
42 Le Phuc Nguyen 0

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Women’s World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony

Chessdom - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:54

Women’s World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds’ increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony

FIDE - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:30



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

Official website: china2018.fide.com













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Women’s World Championship Match 2018

Chessdom - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 15:49

The 2018 Women’s World Chess Championship is an upcoming match between Tan Zhongyi, the 2017 Women’s World Chess champion, and her challenger Ju Wenjun. Ju Wenjun qualified by winning the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015–16.

The match is played from 2 to 20 May 2018 and will be played in two halves, the first in Shanghai, the latter in Chongqing.
The first half of the match will be organized from 2nd to 9th in Shanghai and the latter half will be organized from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

On April 17th ,the press conference for 2018 “Lai Yin Cup” Women’s World Chess Championship Match was presented in Jiulongpo District of Chongqing,the city of current woman world champion Tan Zhongyi’s hometown .
As for the top event of FIDE, 2018 women’s world chess championship match kicks off in May.The current women chess world champion Tan Zhongyi faces her challenger, the winner of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2015-2016 Ju Wenjun. The match will consist of 10 games with the first to reach 5.5 declared winner.

The 2 players are both from China, that is to say, China has clinched the Champion already. For this certainty, Ye Jiangchuan, the head coach of Chinese Chess team said: “we are delighted whoever wins the match”, “Normally, our players are asked to take part in national team training before the match when competing with foreign opponent, however ,this time their respective teams will responsible for preparations and we will not interfere too much.” Ye Jiangchuan also told reporters that both of them have the chance to win because the two players are really well matched.

“Players’ mentality, on-the-spot performance, even the physical and psychological state of the day will all affect the result of the competition.” said Ye Jiangchuan ” whether a chess player is steady and calm mentally or whether he would recover quickly from the stress of temporary failure will definitely have an impact on the match.” Ye Jiangchuan said so.
At the news conference, Tan Zhongyi said she is ready for the upcoming defending battle. “After last year’s victory, I had already knew who the challenger is (Ju has gain the right of challenge )and made a year long preparation.” Tan Zhongyi said she had enough confidence in the competition, which based on the adequate preparation and her own strength.”

Meanwhile, Tan Zhongyi also expressed that it is impossible to predict what the outcome will be as the situation in the game may change every minute it goes, and what she has to do is doing well in each step. “As for the expectation of the game, I have to say I will strive to give my best. After all, the charm of competitive sport lies on its unexpectability.”

This is the third time for two Chinese players to join in the match in history. The first one was between Xie Jun and Qin Kanying in 2000. the second time is ten years later, then 16-year-old Hou Yifan defeated the teammate Ruan Lufei being the youngest Chess Queen in chess history.

Original Chinese report by:Liang Ziming

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SCHEDULE

City: Shanghai, China
2nd May: Arrival, opening ceremony
3rd May: round 1
4th May: round 2
5th May: rest
6th May: round 3
7th May: round 4
8th May: rest
9th May: round 5

City: Chongqing, China
11th May: Arrival
12th May: round 6
13th May: round 7
14th May: rest
15th May: round 8
16th May: round 9
17th May: rest
18th May: round 10
19th May: tie-break, closing ceremony
20th May: departure

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Nurgyul Salimova wins Bayonne chess open

Chessdom - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:17

2nd Open International d’Échecs de la Côte Basque Bayonne was held from 28 April to1 May.
102 players took part in the tournament.
14 years old Nurgyul Salimova from Bulgaria is the winner. She won her first 6 games and despite the loss in the last round has won the event with better tie-break from IM Paul Velten and FM Viacheslav Tilicheev, all with 6 points out of 7.
Salimova is Bulgarian Womens Champion for 2017 and former World Champion for girls.

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The Butterfly Effect

Skakistiko - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:18

“Πεταλούδες σε διάφορους τόπους, με διάφορες αμφιέσεις: χαριτωμένο αγοράκι με φουφούλες και ναυτικό πηλήκιο· ψιλόλιγνος εκπατρισμένος κοσμοπολίτης με σπορ παντελόνι και μπερέ· παχύς ηλικιωμένος κύριος, ασκεπής με σορτς.”

Ένας λογοτέχνης του 20ού αιώνα, με γνωστή λατρεία για το σκάκι -είχε συνθέσει και σκακιστικά προβλήματα- ο οποίος κατέχει ιδιαίτερη θέση στη σκακιστική λογοτεχνία όλων των εποχών με το εμβληματικό έργο “Άμυνα του Λούζιν” (όπου σκιαγραφείται ο ιδιοφυής σκακιστής, αλλά σε κατάσταση ψυχικής ασφυξίας Λούζιν) σε φωτογραφία που τον απαθανατίζει σε εξόρμηση πεταλούδας, κοινό σπορ μεσοαστών και μεγαλοαστών Ευρωπαίων, καθώς και αποικιοκρατών που δεν υπάρχει πια – παρωχημένο και ηθικώς μη ορθό.
Αριστερά η σύζυγός του Βέρα που η γραφή μας λέει ότι γεννήθηκε δύο φορές: το 1902, αλλά και στις 8 Μαϊου του 1923 στο Βερολίνο, που συνάντησε, έναν ποιητή, τον οποίο θαύμαζε και ο οποίος έμελλε να την θαυμάσει από την πρώτη στιγμή και για πάντα. Όταν ο πατέρας του λογοτέχνη φυλακίστηκε από τις ρωσικές αρχές για την πολιτική δραστηριότητά του, ο οκτάχρονος τού πήγε δώρο στο κελί του μια πεταλούδα. Κατά την περίοδο της παραμονής του στην Ευρώπη, επισκέφθηκε όλα τα μουσεία με συλλογές πεταλούδων. Σε ένα είδος πεταλούδας έχει δοθεί το όνομά του. Πρόκειται φυσικά για τον Βλαντίμιρ Ναμπόκοφ.

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TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament 2018 live

Chessdom - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:41

GM Vidit Gujrathi, GM Alexander Morozevich, GM Nils Grandelius, GM Benjamin Gledura, GM Aryan Tari and IM Linus Johansson.

These are the six great chess players that will fight for first prize in this year’s edition of TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament.

As in previous years, the tournament will be held at the Hipp Theater in Malmo and this year the dates will be 4–8th May, with a grand opening ceremony being held at the Malmo Town Hall on 3rd of May.

The organizing club Limhamns SK wishes to welcome everyone to a new chess party in Malmo.

The tournament would not have been possible without the support of the law firm Sigeman & Co, and the company TePe – Sweden’s leading manufacturer of dental products.

TePe and Sigeman & Co have been able to gather an interesting field yet again.

Swedish number one Nils Grandelius and local hero IM Linus Johansson are facing a real challenge in this year’s TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament:
Vidit Gujrathi, India: The winner of Tata Steel Challengers this year.
Alexander Morozevich, Russia: One of the chess world’s most fascinating and famous chess players. He has been ranked number 2 in the world.
Aryan Tari, Norway: The new world junior chess champion.
Benjamin Gledura, Hungary: A great chess talent from one of the best chess countries in the world.

The organizing club Limhamns SK welcomes the players, spectators, sponsors and media to TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament at Hipp in Malmo 4-8th of May.

We would like to thank TePe, Sigeman & Co, Malmö Stad, PWC, Schackakademien, Mobile Labs, Grenspecialisten, Adeptus, Additude, Ferring, Max Mathiesen, Awapatent, Softhouse, SEB, Kåre Gilstring, Informationsteknik and Odd Hill for making our dream real.

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

more live chessWomen’s World Championship Match 2018/Nakhchivan Open 2018

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Nakhchivan Open 2018 live

Chessdom - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:15

The Nakhchivan Open 2018, dedicated to the memory of former Azerbaijan President Heydar Aliyev, runs from May 1st to 11th at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, and is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, the Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. First prize is USD $5,000. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

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

more live chess
Women’s Russian Teams 2018

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2018 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS – PLAYOFFS

Chessdom - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:06

Drama unfolded during the playoff Monday in Saint Louis, as the best women chess players in the nation went head to head in a rapid chess match that was going to decide the victor.

Annie Wang has been leading the whole event and was only caught in the last round by Nazi Paikidze due to an unexpected slip against Foisor. Today she came prepared, but the nerves were stretched to the maximum for both players. The players went over the rules with the arbiter and the games started at 1 PM sharp, with Wang having the white pieces.

The opening battle was won by Nazi, who came with sharp theoretical ideas and got a dynamic Nimzo position. She sacrificed the pawn in the process, and it certainly looked as if Wang would collapse under the tremendous pressure. But that was not the case, as the youngster played a sequence of precise moves while her more experienced opponent erred almost decisively. Stabilizing the position allowed Wang to use her extra material and back Paikidze’s pieces, and the Californian super talent ended the first game with an effervescent attack.

All eyes were on Paikidze in the second game, as she was forced to win in order to remain in the match. Her strategy was good as she played a slow, maneuvering game, as well as keeping almost all of the pieces on the board.

Opening was a success but once again the early middle-game started favoring Wang. Paikidze’s kingside looked broken and her attack on the other side seemed quite mellow. Wang was unable to keep her nerves in check and badly erred with 19…Nxb4? which allowed Paikidze to grab the initiative and control the game. Paikidze’s technique was impeccable, as she tied the match with a strikingly fast attack on Black’s king. We were going to Armageddon!

Immediately after the game, the arbiter of the competition alongside the players drew the colors for the Armageddon blitz match. Wang picked black! That meant she would start with less time, but she would win the title in case of a draw. Paikidze seemed happy with the outcome, as the momentum was clearly shifting in her favor.

As the game started you could feel Paikidze’s ferocious energy, as she was playing at a mind-boggling tempo, pressuring her young opponent on time and on the position.

The game couldn’t go smoother for Paikidze, who simply outclassed Wang in the final moments of the match. The game was over, the players shook hands and the thunderous hall erupted into a concert of applause. Nazi Paikidze is the new, 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion!

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Argentinian Women’s Championship 2018

Chessdom - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:51

The Argentinian Women’s Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 2-7 May 2018 in Ushuaia, Argentina. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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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Women’s Russian Teams 2018 live

Chessdom - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:41

The 19th Women’s Russian Team Championship is a 12-team open tournament taking place in Sochi from 1-10 May 2018. Teams consist of five players, with four playing each match. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Teams are ranked by match points, with 2 for a win and 1 for a draw.

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.

more live chessPremier League Russian Teams

1. “ШСМ Legacy Square Capital” (Москва) (RtgAvg:2454

1 Kosteniuk Alexandra
2 Kashlinskaya Alina
3 Kovalevskaya Ekaterina
4 Shuvalova Polina
5 Voit Daria

2. “Югра” (ХМАО-Югра) (RtgAvg:2443

1 Ushenina Anna
2 Pogonina Natalija
3 Girya Olga
4 Nechaeva Marina
5 Kovanova Baira

3. “СШОР по шахматам и шашкам” (Санкт-Петер (RtgAvg:2353

1 Bodnaruk Anastasia
2 Ovod Evgenija
3 Belenkaya Dina
4 Styazhkina Anna
5 Balaian Alina
4. “Ладья” (Республика Татарстан) (RtgAvg:2210

1 Ambartsumova Karina
2 Nebolsina Vera
3 Markelova Lubov
4 Bulatova Kamaliya

5. “Девятая горизонталь” (Москва) (RtgAvg:2196

1 Dordzhieva Dinara
2 Drozdova Dina
3 Smirnova Ekaterina
4 Tomashevskaya Lidia
5 Ivanova Karina
6. “Московская область” (RtgAvg:2175

1 Bivol Alina
2 Lysenko Margarita
3 Kryukova Irina
4 Selifonova Aleksandra
7. “Южный Урал” (Челябинская область) (RtgAvg:2075

1 Suslova Alena
2 Filippova Darya
3 Nasybullina Alfia
4 Mamontova Anastasia
5 Denikina Natalia
8. “Букавушки” (Самарская область) (RtgAvg:2063

1 Sazonova Anastasia
2 Trapeznikova Darya
3 Chan Naruna
4 Azimova Karina

9. Аудиторская компания “СиВиСи Групп” (Кра (RtgAvg:2017

1 Yakimenko Viktoria
2 Porozhnyak Maya
3 Yakimenko Anastasia
4 Sergeeva Natalia
10. “Южный Урал-2″ (Челябинская область) (RtgAvg:1949

1 Simakova Elena
2 Mironenko Galina
3 Mukhina Jana
4 Nasybullina Dayana
5 Turebayeva Alfiya

11. “Жигули” (Самарская область) (RtgAvg:1947

1 Pogorelskikh Sofia
2 Gutkovich Polina
3 Makarova Darya
4 Kalashnikova Elena

12. Команда СК “Толпар” (Республика Башкорто (RtgAvg:1934

o. Name1 Nikitina Elena
2 Grigorieva Yulia
3 Khatmullina Dilara
4 Baiburina Kamilla
5 Kudrjushova Elena

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Premier League Russian Teams

Chessdom - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:34

Russian Team Championships in classical chess among men, women, seniors, youth (boys and girls under 15), boys (under 11), and girls (under 11) will be played on April 30 – May 11 in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi.

The main tournaments – Russian Team Championship Premier League – will be played according to the round-robin system. Rating favorites are ShSM Legacy Square Capital (Moscow), Bronze Horseman (Saint Petersburg), and Chess Club Soma-Land (Yekaterinburg).

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.

starting list

1. “Южный Урал” (Челябинская область) (RtgAvg:2470

1 Ponkratov Pavel
2 Bezgodov Alexei
3 Looshnikov Nikolai
4 Drygalov Andrey
5 Gutenev Alexander
6 Drygalov Sergey
7 Frolov Ivan
8 Yumakhuzhin Vadim

2. “СШОР по шахматам и шашкам” (Санкт-Петер (RtgAvg:2535

1 Romanov Evgeny
2 Alekseev Evgeny
3 Lobanov Sergei
4 Usmanov Vasily
5 Popov Valerij
6 Palchun Grigory
7 Pershin Denis
8 Saveliev Alexei

3. “Ладья” (Республика Татарстан) (RtgAvg:2567

1 Artemiev Vladislav
2 Kamsky Gata
3 Timofeev Artyom
4 Iljin Artem
5 Hasangatin Ramil
6 Faizrakhmanov Ramil
7 Ibragimov Ildar

4. “Жигули” (Самарская область) (RtgAvg:2283

1 Shinkevich Vitaly
2 Palachev Petr
3 Skatchkov Valery
4 Natacheev Peter
5 Pogorelskikh Sergey
6 Vdovin Maxim

5. Шахматный клуб “СИМА-ЛЭНД” (Свердловская (RtgAvg:2680

1 Gelfand Boris
2 Tomashevsky Evgeny
3 Shirov Alexei
4 Malakhov Vladimir
5 Riazantsev Alexander
6 Rublevsky Sergei
7 Bologan Victor
8 Lysyj Igor
6. “ШСМ Legacy Square Capital” (Москва) (RtgAvg:2664

1 Dubov Daniil
2 Inarkiev Ernesto
3 Najer Evgeniy
4 Motylev Alexander
5 Grachev Boris
6 Zvjaginsev Vadim
7 Popov Ivan
8 Oparin Grigoriy
7. “Молодежка” (Тюменская область) (RtgAvg:2579

1 Potkin Vladimir
2 Paravyan David
3 Stupak Kirill
4 Yuffa Daniil
5 Antipov Mikhail Al.
6 Lomasov Semen
7 Golubov Saveliy
8. “Московская область” (RtgAvg:2552

1 Sarana Alexey
2 Esipenko Andrey
3 Kobalia Mikhail
4 Iljiushenok Ilia
5 Triapishko Alexandr
6 Chernobay Artem
7 Moskalenko Alexander
8 Ofitserian Boris
9. “Сибирь” (Новосибирская область) (RtgAvg:2558

1 Khismatullin Denis
2 Bocharov Dmitry
3 Maletin Pavel
4 Tsydypov Zhamsaran
5 Bocharov Ivan
6 Khanin Semen
10. “Медный всадник” (Санкт-Петербург) (RtgAvg:2702

1 Svidler Peter
2 Vitiugov Nikita
3 Fedoseev Vladimir
4 Matlakov Maxim
5 Rodshtein Maxim
6 Alekseenko Kirill
7 Goganov Aleksey

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Ethereal wins TCEC Division 4

Chessdom - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:46

Ethereal, the chess engine by Andrew Grant, won Division 4 of the Top Chess Engine Championship. It collected 23,5/28 points without conceding a single game and showing impressive improvement compared to Season 11. First officially released in June 2016, Ethereal is now aiming at higher divisions and competitive play up to the level of Division 2.

Here is an interview with the winner, the American computer scientist from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Andrew Grant.

Congratulations, Andrew, on winning the TCEC Division 4, quite an impressive performance! Are you happy with Ethereal and how it played?

Thank you! It feels good to promote from the fourth division as the front-runner, where as last season Ethereal just barely made it through. I’m quite happy with the results of TCEC Division 4, yet Division 3 is much more competitive. As for play style, I’m not much of a judge. The days of me understanding Ethereal’s moves are long gone, but I think that goes for most people.

This is your second season in TCEC. Can you compare / contrast the two seasons?

The first season was pretty wild. I was sent an email with an invitation, if I could implement SMP support to Ethereal in the next few weeks, since TCEC has such powerful hardware. It took a lot of work — and there were plenty of problems uncovered last season — but it all worked out. In season 11 I was just happy to be there. In season 12 I’m looking for more. My goal was for Ethereal to be competitive in Division 2, a difficult task. We will have to wait and see.

Do you like the divisions system of TCEC? Does it help engines realistically evaluate current strength of the field?

Absolutely. The division system opens up the competition to so many more developers. Many of the engines in the lower divisions, mine included, play a less rigorous game of chess than say, Stockfish. I think that makes the games more interesting at times. So all around, the division system helps developers and I think the spectators too.

What was the best game of Ethereal in Div 4?

I really enjoyed Scorpio vs Ethereal, round 25. For the first 13 moves Ethereal was reporting 0.00 evals, or just slightly above. Scorpio was slightly more optimistic. But on the 13 move Ethereal thought for over 10 minutes, 33% of the total time for the engine. The chat was pretty sure that Ethereal had crashed. After that 10 minute think Ethereal closed out the game very quickly. 4 moves later Ethereal was evaluating at +2 pawns in her favor, with Scorpio still on 0.00. By the 26th move Ethereal was evaluating at +8 pawns, and the game was adjudicated shortly after.

Replay Scorpio – Ethereal (Sicilian: Taimanov, Four Knights, 6.a3) 0-1

Ethereal also played against Leela Chess Zero – the open source Alpha Zero project. Can you share your thoughts on that? What do you expect from Leela Chess Zero in the future?

I’m going to don my tinfoil hat for a moment here. I was very unhappy with the AlphaZero papers. I now see their project as a proof of concept, as opposed to the conclusion that many drew of “Stockfish has been bested”. So I appreciate the work that the guys on the Leela Chess Zero team are doing. LC0 has already shown some impressive strength. Personally I don’t think we will ever see Leela as strong as even some of the older versions of Stockfish, but I’m not expert on the topic. Plus, If I’m wrong, people are going to quote me on this!

Ethereal is now in Division 3. What are your expectations?

TCEC Division 3 is close. As of now the 2nd through 5th place engines are separated by only a half point, with 10 games each to go. So really anything can happen. ChessBrainVB came in as a big surprise. I’ve been comparing Ethereal to the engines in the division through the big rating lists. My guess was that Xiphos and Ethereal fight for first and second, while Pedone and ChessbrainVB try to upset 2nd place.

You continue to develop the project. What does the future hold for Ethereal?

The future … the future contains a lot of simplifications. I think Ethereal was able to progress so quickly because the source was simple and clean. But as elo gains become harder to find, I’m doing things I’m not too fond of, so long as they win elo. I’ve just released Ethereal9.65, the first release to contain support for Syzygy TBs. So as of now, there are no grand plans to add some feature. Just code cleaning, and finding elo wherever I can.

You followed last seasons Superfinal. What do you expect from this season’s TCEC Premier division and Superfinal?

Last season’s Superfinal sure was a surprise. I think Houdini looked better in season 10 than he actually was. Stockfish’s inability to convert wins against weaker opponents allowed Komodo into the Superfinal, when I believe Stockfish was still the stronger opponent. I hope that Robert Houdart has some tricks up his sleeve for this season. I think it is good to have competition near the top.

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The World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:54

The World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2018 was held from 20th to 29th April 2018 in Durres, on the Adriatic coast of Albania, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Albanian Chess Federation.
The tournament is divided into six age categories, and is open for winners of individual school competitions aged from 7 to 17.

Medal winners in all age groups:

Girls Under 7: 1. Subramanian Lakshana (India) 8 2. WCM Raian Zhumagali (Kazakhstan) 8 3. Naranbold Sodgerelt (Mongolia) 6.5
Open Under 7: 1. Dinmukhammed Tulendinov(Kazakhstan) 7,5 2. Maxim Tsoy (Kazakhstan) 7 3. Danail Popzafirov (Bulgaria) 7
Girls Under 9: 1. Abbie Wu (USA} 7,5 2. WCM Rouda Essa Alserkal (UAE) 7,5 3. WCM Yining Chen (China) 7
Open Under 9: 1. CM Savva Vetokhin (Russia) 7,5 2. Steve Wongso (USA) 7 3. CM Sauat Nurgaliyev (Kazakhstan) 7
Girls Under 11 1. Alua Nurmanova (Kazakhstan) 7 2. Kaldarova Ayaulym (Kazakhstan) 6,5 3. WCM Lucia Kapicakova (Slovakia) 6,5
Open Under 11 1. CM Aldiyar Ansat (Kazakhstan) 7,5 2. CM Ochirbat Lkhagvajamts (Mongolia) 7 3. CM Taha Ozkan (Turkey) 6,5
Girls Under 13 1. AIM Trisha Kanyamarala (Ireland) 7 2. WCM Aydin Gulenay (Turkey) 7 3. WCM Munkhzul Davaakhuu (Mongolia) 6,5
Open Under 13: 1. CM Momchil Petkov (Bulgaria) 7 2. Khazar Babazada (Azerbajdjan) 3. FM Maksim Zhukov (Russia) 6,5
Girls Under 15 1. WFM Nazerke Nurgali (Kazakhstan) 8 2. FM Liwia Jarocka (Poland) 6,5 3. WFM Lehaci Miruna-Daria (Roumania) 6,5
Open Under 15 1. Vugar Manafov (Azerbajdjan) 6,5 2. CM Thilakarathne G M H (SRI) 6,5 3. Abdilkhair Abilmansur (Kazakhstan) 6,5
Girls Under 17 1. WFM Viktoria Radeva (Bulgaria) 8.5 2. Kostecka Marika (Poland) 8 3. Heydarova Aytaj (Azerbajdjan) 5.5
Open Under 17 1. FM Murad Ibrahimli (Azerbajdjan) 7,5 2. FM Vladislav Sipetin (Russia) 7 3. Akdogan Alperen (Turkey) 6

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