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Participants for FIDE Women's World Championship 2018

FIDE - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:08


FIDE is publishing the list of confirmed participants for the Women's World Championship 2018 to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia and the full schedule.

SCHEDULE

1 November   Arrivals 2 November   Arrivals / Players Meeting / Opening Ceremony 3 - 5 November   Round 1 6 - 8 November   Round 2 9 - 11 November   Round 3 12 - 14 November   Round 4 15 - 17 November   Round 5 18 November   Free Day 19 - 23 November   Round 6 and tiebreaks (final match) 23 November   Closing Ceremony 24 - 25 November   Departures  
 
QUALIFIERS for the WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

a) From average Rating List 2/2017 to 1/2018
01. Ju Wenjun (CHN) 2580.75
02. Gunina Valentina (RUS) 2507.25
03. Lei Tingjie (CHN) 2507.16
04. Zhao Xue (CHN) 2490.25
05. Girya Olga (RUS) 2485.08

b)
From World Women’s Championship 2016
6. Tan Zhongyi (CHN)
7. Muzychuk Anna (UKR
8. Harika Dronavalli (IND)
9. Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS)

c)
World Girl Junior Champions 2016-2017:
10. Saduakassova Dinara (KAZ)
World Junior G20 Champion 2016
11. Abdumalik Zhansaya (KAZ)
World Junior G20 Champion 2017

d)
28 players from European Women Championships 2016 & 2017
12. Ushenina Anna (UKR)
2016
13. Vega Gutierrez Sabrina (ESP)
2016
14. Stefanova Antoaneta (FID)
2016
15. Mkrtchian Lilit (ARM)
2016
16. Paehtz Elisabeth (GER)
2016
17. Atalik Ekaterina (TUR)
2016
18. Bodnaruk Anastasia (RUS)
2016
19. Zawadzka Jolanta (POL)
2016
20. Javakhishvili Lela (GEO)
2016
21. Matnadze Ana (ESP)
2016
22. Shvayger Yuliya (ISR)
2016
23. Goryachkina Aleksandra (RUS)
2016
24. Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan (SCO)
2016
25. Khukhashvili Sopiko (GEO)
2016
26. Dzagnidze Nana (GEO)
2017
27. Galliamova Alisa (RUS)
2017
28. Lagno Kateryna (RUS)
2017
29. Muzychuk Mariya (UKR)
2017
30. Socko Monika (POL)
2017
31. Danielian Elina (ARM)
2017
32. Nechaeva Marina (RUS)
2017
33. Khotenashvili Bela (GEO)
2017
34. Zhukova Natalia (UKR)
2017
35. Pogonina Natalija (RUS)
2017
36. Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN)
2017
37. Gara Anita (HUN)
2017
38. Gaponenko Inna (UKR)
2017
39. Kashlinskaya Alina (RUS)
2017

e)
8 players from Americas
40. Cori T., Deysi (PER)
(Continental 2016)
41. Miranda Llanes, Yerisbel (CUB)
(Continental 2017)
42. Aliaga Fernandez, Ingrid Y (PER)
(Continental 2017)
43. Foisor Sabina-Francesca (USA)
(Zone 2.1)
44. Krush Irina (USA)
(Zone 2.1)
45. Ouellet, Maili-Jade (CAN)
(Zone 2.2)
46. Vazquez Maccarini, Danitza (PUR)
(Zone 2.3)
47. Lujan, Carolina (ARG)
(Zone 2.5)

f)
12 players from Asia/Oceania
48. Kuilkarni Bhakthid (IND)
(Continental 2016)
49. Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (KAZ)
(Continental 2017)
50. Alinasab Mobina (IRI)
(Zone 3.1)
51. Hamid Rani (BAN)
(Zone 3.2)
52. Vo Thi Kim Phung (VIE)
(Zone 3.3)
53. Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim (UZB)
(Zone 3.4)
54. Zhai Mo (CHN)
(Zone 3.5)
55. Ni Shiqun (CHN)
(Zone 3.5)
56. Zhu Jineer (CHN)
(Zone 3.5)
57. Sun Fanghui (CHN)
(Zone 3.5)
58. Hardegen Kathryn (AUS)
(Zone 3.6)
59. Padmini Rout (IND)
(Zone 3.7)

g)
3 players from Africa
60. Wafa Shahenda (EGY)
(Continental 2017)
61. Toubal Hayat (ALG)
(Continental 2017)
62. February Jesse Nikki (RSA)
(Continental 2017)

h)
2 nominees by FIDE
63. To be announced
64. To be announced


TOTAL: 64 players









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Russian Championship Superfinals-2018

Chessdom - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 13:23

The Superfinals of 71st Russian men’s championship and 68th Russian women’s championship will take place from 24th August till 6th September 2018 in Satka, Chelyabinsk Oblast. The venue is Magnezit Palace of Culture.

The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, Government of Chelyabinsk Oblast, and Magnezit Group. The competition is also supported by Renault Russia Company, Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (FGC UES), and PhosAgro. Logistics partner of the Russian Chess Federation is Russian Post.

The tournament is a part of the Chess in Museums program, carried out by the RCF together with Timchenko Foundation since 2012.

Line-up, men:

Ian Nepomniachtchi (2768), Dmitry Jakovenko (2748), Nikita Vitiugov (2730), Dmitry Andreikin (2710), Vladimir Fedoseev (2707), Evgeny Tomashevsky (2702), Daniil Dubov (2691), Ernesto Inarkiev (2690), Denis Khismatullin (2634), Mikhail Kobalia (2619), Alexey Sarana (2613), and Grigoriy Oparin (2609).

Line-up, women:

Alexandra Kosteniuk (2559), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2535), Valentina Gunina (2528), Natalija Pogonina (2469), Olga Girya (2462), Anastasia Bodnaruk (2449), Alina Kashlinskaya (2440), Alisa Galliamova (2424), Polina Shuvalova (2413), Oksana Gritsayeva (2391), Anastasiya Protopopova (2332), and Elena Tomilova (2332).

Total prize fund is 9,000,000 roubles. Besides, the winners of both men’s and women’s tournaments will also receive a special prize – bright and stylish city crossover Renault Kaptur.

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Spanish Championship 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 16:59

The 2018 Spanish Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-28 August in Linares, Spain. The winner receives €3,000 and the title of Spanish Champion, while the highest-scoring female player becomes the Spanish Women’s Champion. The tournament also serves as a qualifier for representing Spain in the European Team Championships. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

125 players are taking part in the tournament.

Starting list

1 Anton Guijarro, David
2 Salgado Lopez, Ivan
3 Perez Candelario, Manuel
4 Santos Latasa, Jaime
5 Del Rio De Angelis, Salvador G.
6 Santos Ruiz, Miguel
7 Asis Gargatagli, Hipolito
8 Arizmendi Martinez, Julen Luis
9 Cuenca Jimenez, Jose Fernando
10 Aroshidze, Levan
11 Espinosa Aranda, Angel
12 Huerga Leache, Mikel
13 Moreno Ruiz, Javier
14 Garriga Cazorla, Pere
15 Cruz Lledo, Pablo
16 Ladron De Guevara Pinto, Paolo
17 Garza Marco, Sergio
18 Tejedor Fuente, Enrique
19 Merario Alarcon, Andres
20 Suarez Uriel, Adrian
21 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina
22 Matnadze, Ana
23 Teran Alvarez, Ismael
24 Domingo Nunez, Alejandro
25 Montero Melendez, Rafael
26 Bernabeu Lopez, Carlos Javier
27 Ayats Llobera, Gerard
28 Sanchez Aller, Fernando
29 Alshameary Puente, Ismael
30 Lianes Garcia, Marcos
31 Alvarez Fernandez, Enrique
32 Castellanos Gomez, Alejandro
33 Sole Pijuan, Ferran
34 Domingo Nunez, Ruben
35 Serarols Mabras, Bernat
36 Balbuena Fuentes, Mario
37 Calzetta Ruiz, Monica
38 Galiana Fernandez, Adrian
39 Diaz Castro, Sergio
40 Moral Garcia, Serafin
41 Esquivias Quintero, Luis Manuel
42 Jimenez Bernal, Francisco
43 Sanchez Jerez, Emilio Miguel
44 Tudela Corbalan, Carlos
45 Orantes Taboada, Francisco
46 Carretero Ortiz, Francisco
47 Blazquez Gomez, Juan Carlos
48 Silva Rodriguez, Fernando
49 Garcia Romero, Benjamin Abel
50 Alvarez Serrano, Carlos
51 Rodriguez Perez, Angel Mariano
52 Sanchez Vigon, David
53 Kolotilina, Liudmila
54 Diaz Castro, Ismael
55 Garcia Vicente, Nieves
56 Garcia Garcia, Adrian Antonio
57 Romero Romero, Sebastian
58 Porta Tovar, Guillem
59 Roldan Marques, Daniel
60 Lopez Guerrero, Jose Miguel
61 Cuevas Fernandez, Jose Alberto
62 Gomez Sanjuan, Hector Fernando
63 Lopez Varela, Pablo
64 Arroyo Rodriguez, Jesus
65 Jimenez De La Torre, Jose A.
66 Gil Quilez, Sonia
67 Perez Perez, Gabriel
68 Fernandez Montero, Francisco M.
69 Cruz Ramirez, Nauzet
70 Vergara Anton, Diego
71 Perez Beltran, Salvador
72 Pablos Tenrero, Raquel
73 Samuel Lares, Jairo
74 Sosa Suarez, Carla Cristina
75 Comellas Martos, Lidia
76 Blazquez Gomez, Miguel
77 Rios Gallardo, Guillermo
78 Diaz Rodriguez, Jose Antonio
79 Sobrino Forte, Alvaro
80 Ramos Saavedra, Mario
81 Ruiz Casado, Francisco Javier
82 Gonzalez Garcia, Francisco
83 Antunez Munoz, Ines
84 Alvarez Morales, Miguel
85 Rodriguez Del Cerro, Ricardo
86 Ortin Blanco, Ainhoa
87 Gonzalez Guedes, Iyan
88 Anillo Fernandez, Isabel Maria
89 Burgos Olmos, Mario
90 Serrano Garcia, Luis
91 Rodriguez Redondo, Adhara
92 Vazquez Pino, Miguel A.
93 Amoros Moran, Jose Joaquin
94 Vicens Company, Maria Antonia
95 Badillo Ramos, Steve
96 Gonzalez del Campo, Diego
97 Maranon Canton, Antonio
98 Cesar Maestre, Bernardo
99 Ucles Lirola, Moises
100 Arnaiz Yanes, Miguel Angel
101 Rascon Jato, Daniel
102 Fernandez Garcia, Francisco Jose
103 Gomez Fernandez, Alfredo
104 Gomez Ligero, Sergio
105 Mohamed Garcia, Ismael
106 De La Pena Garcia, Blanca
107 Malia Ramirez, Jose
108 Argibay Fontan, Santiago
109 Suriol Peinado, Alberto
110 Garcia Gomez, Jose Manuel
111 Torralbo Lopez, Manuel Jesus
112 Fernandez Calzada, Juan A.
113 Vara Soler, Luis
114 De la Fuente de la Fuente, Alba
115 Fernandez Cantalapiedra, Isabel
116 Montero Melendez, Juan
117 Gonzalez Lopez, Francisco Jesus
118 Fernandez Checa, Manuel
119 Sanchez Elena, Lucia
120 Cordero Infante, Ivan
121 Rodriguez Perez, Marta
122 Perdigones Gomez, Mercedes
123 Acebal Muniz, Maria Concepcion
124 Redondo Terron, Eva
125 Pomet Polo, Celia

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Lu Shanglei wins the Fide World Championship Zonal 3.5 China 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:01

Zonal 3.5 Chess Championship was held in Daqing from 13 to 20 August.
It was 11 rounds Swiss and 43 players took part in the tournament.
There was a big drama until the last game.
Before the last round two players were leading with 7 points.
The winner is Lu Shanglei who won his game against Xiang Zeyu and finished with 8 points out of 11.
Second is Xu Xiangyu with 7.5 who won againgst Xu Yinglun.
They both quaiify for chess World Cup.
Third is Peng Xiangjian also with 7.5 points who only drew his last game.

Final standings

1 Lu Shanglei 8
2 Xu Xiangyu 7,5
3 Peng Xiongjian 7,5
4 Liu Yan 7
5 Chen Qi B 7
6 Wang Shixu B 7
7 Xiang Zeyu 6,5
8 Lin Yi 6,5
9 Dai Changren 6,5
10 Zhang Ziji 6,5
11 Huang Renjie 6,5
12 Zhao Yuanhe 6,5
13 Liu Guanchu 6,5
14 Zhu Jiner 6,5
15 Bai Jinshi 6
16 Li Bo 6
17 Xu Yinglun 6
18 Peng Hongchi 6
19 Liu Zhaoqi 6
20 Shen Shiyan 6
21 Xu Minghui 5,5
22 Pang Tao 5,5
23 Zou Chen 5,5
24 Xi Qi 5,5
25 Peng Shunkai 5,5
26 Xu Junwei 5,5
27 Wang Yanbin 5,5
28 Ma Lin 5,5
29 Nie Xinyang 5
30 Ning Kaiyu 5
31 Xiao Tong(Qd) 5
32 Zhang Fuhan 5
33 Chen Kailin 5
34 Sun Chao 5
35 Liu Chuan 5
36 Yang Bokai 5
37 Zhu Yi 4,5
38 Zhang Di 4,5
39 Li Zhifei 4
40 Bao Chen 3,5
41 Zuo Zhibo 3,5
42 Gang Taoga 3
43 Lian Shian 3

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3rd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:24

Chess Association of “Tehran” province under the auspices of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players of national federations to participate in the 3rd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival which will be held in Tehran, Iran, from the 1st september (arrival) till the 9th of september (departure)2018.
Tournament will be held at Chess Federation of Iran, located at Tehran.

The tournament is divided in 3 sections.
a. Category A Master tournament- for Players with Rating 2100 and more.
b. Category B for Player with Rating less than 2100.
c. Category C for Cadets & Youth Players under 14 years Old .

Schedule
9 Rounds
Date 9:30 15:00
Saturday 1st
September2018 Round 1
Sunday 2nd
september2018 Round 2
Monday 3rd
september2018 Round 3
Tuesday 4th
september2018 Round 4
Wednesday 5th
september2018 Round 5
Thursday 6th
september2018 Round 6
Friday 7th
september2018 Round 7
Saturday 8th
september2018 Round 8
Sunday 9th
september2018 Round 9 Closing Ceremoney (After last round)

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Sinquefield Cup Round 2 Recap

Chessdom - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:37

At the end of a marathon 88-move game, Magnus Carlsen emerged as the only victor of the round, joining Mamedyarov and Aronian in a tie for first place. Four out of the five games ended in draws within the first three hours of the day, but the World Champion was determined to put his white pieces to good use. After 6.5 hours, Sergey Karjakin finally admitted defeat – his second one in a row. Carlsen was quite satisfied with his victory, specifically because he felt as though he hadn’t had a chance to win such a game in a long time, especially during his last World Championship match. Although exhausted, he was gracious enough to sign autographs and pose with fans for photos after the game. Tomorrow’s round is crucial for the standing as Carlsen will be facing one of his closest rivals, Levon Aronian with the black pieces, while the other co-leader, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov will have the white pieces against Fabiano Caruana.

Carlsen vs Karjakin 1-0

The game started off slowly – quite literally. Surprisingly, Carlsen spent 20 minutes on move six in a very normal position. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave explained that Carlsen had a lot of options in the opening and was trying to pick a continuation that would give him the best chances to win. The endgame position they reached was very Carlsen-esque: slightly annoying for his opponent with no chances for him to lose. Carlsen sacrificed his rook for a bishop and a pawn, creating a new king of imbalance. Immediately, Karjakin made the dubious decision of giving up another pawn. In the postgame interview, Carlsen admitted that he was nervous about the unavoidable blunders that would happen, which is exactly how the game was decided. In an already tough position, Karjakin erred one last time, losing his final pawn and any hope of salvaging the game.

Grischuk vs Mamedyarov ½-½

“What is funny is that yesterday I played the number two player in the world and today I played the number two player in the world”- Alexander Grischuk, during his postgame interview. Of course, he was referring to his opponent’s rating climb after his Round 1 win over Wesley So. Mamedyarov chose a sharp line in the Winawer with the black pieces, which was played last month by Carlsen in Biel. Grischuk didn’t have a high opinion of the opening line in general, humorously referring to it as a “joke line” saved in his notes. He was under the impression that it was close to losing for Black, but in fact, during the game, he realized that it was not so easy for White.

Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave ½-½

“He’s very predictable, he’s very stubborn about this line and that gives you a target. On the other hand, he knows it inside out, so it’s hard to surprise. But it’s a clear target so I thought we could try something” – Viswanathan Anand on his opening choice. The former entered the murky waters of Vachier-Lagrave’s pet line, the Najdorf. Anand was happy with his position as it transposed into more of a French like structure, as most closed positions favored him. He regretted his dark square bishop exchange on move 24, allowing his opponent to build quick counterplay. The game ended in a draw by threefold repetition.

Caruana vs Aronian ½-½

Aronian was surprised by his opponent’s first move choice: 1.d4, as Caruana usually plays 1.e4. Aronian decided to respond with a Slav and see what would happen. The World Championship contender was clearly uncomfortable in the opening and found himself in a worse position with the white pieces – a rarity at the top levels. Aronian wasn’t able to make much out of his advantage, settling for a draw. Caruana didn’t make the best use of having the white pieces in his first two games, but was happy to have escaped unscathed in this game.

So vs Nakamura ½-½

The all-American match up was a quiet affair. After losing his game yesterday, Wesley So did not seem to want to take any chances in his game today. His opening choice in the Nimzo Indian Defense didn’t make his opponent’s pursuit of equality very difficult. So exchanged the pair of rooks along the a-file, leaving very little material on the board thus making the peaceful result inevitable.

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European Youth Championships 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:27

The European Youth Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-29 August 2018 in Riga, Latvia. Players compete in six age groups from U8 to U18, with Open and Girls sections. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move starting from move one.

Latvian Chess Federation, and the European Chess Union have the honor to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU.
Each federation can register one (1) player in each of the categories – under 8, 10, 12,
14, 16 and 18 (open and girls), the maximum number of twelve (12) players (“invited players”).

The players placed 1-3 in the European Youth Chess Championship 2017 will have the personal right to participate in the tournament in the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if they fullfil the conditions that they have not reached the age of 8,
10, 12, 14, 16 or 18 years, respectively, by January 1st 2018. This privilege may be
exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of the qualification.

The venue of the tournament will be International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, which is located on Kipsala Island, less than 2km
from Riga Old Town (8 Kipsalas Street, Riga, Latvia).

Sunday
19th of August
Arrival day
20:00 Opening ceremony
Monday 20th of August 10:00 Technical meeting
15:00 1st round
Tuesday 21st of August 15:00 2nd round
Wednesday 22nd of August 15:00 3rd round
Thursday 23rd of August 15:00 4th round
Friday 24th of August 15:00 5th round
Saturday 25th of August Free day
Sunday 26th of August 15:00 6th round
Monday 27th of August 15:00 7th round
Tuesday 28th of August 15:00 8th round
Wednesday 29th of August 11:00 9th round
20:00 Closing ceremony
Thursday 30th of August Departure day

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Sinquefield Cup Round 1 Recap

Chessdom - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 22:17

Day one of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup produced two early leaders: Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. While Aronian is no stranger to success in Saint Louis, having won the Sinquefield Cup in 2015 and the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz in 2017, Mamedyarov is making his debut as an official player in the Grand Chess Tour. His first ever classical game in Saint Louis was a one sided affair, where his opponent Wesley So never had any chances of equalizing. For once, Levon Aronian was on the white side of the Berlin Defense, showing off both his flexibility and flawless technique in a fine victory. The fighting spirit of the players is high and round two promises to bring more excitement!

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Wesley So 1-0

The Azeri grandmaster made it clear that he’s here to fight with 8.h4!?, ignoring his own king and trying to build an attack. The burden fell on his opponent to find fault with White’s aggressive idea. So attempted to destroy White’s center, but he transitioned into an endgame prematurely, thus falling behind in development and still allowing his opponent’s initiative to carry on. Mamedyarov played a perfect game thereafter, transitioning into a rook and pawn endgame which he converted without any troubles whatsoever.

Levon Aronian – Sergey Karjakin 1-0

This particular Berlin Wall couldn’t be salvaged, not even in the hands of the minister of defense. Aronian has recently switched to playing 1.e4 and has played it exclusively in the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz. He felt that he has had a dreadful year and needed something new to get himself excited about chess again. The choice worked out well for him this game, as he got an excellent position against the Berlin. He slowly outmaneuvered his opponent until move 53, where Aronian spent over 40 minutes after missing a resource. Unfortunately for Karjakin, his position couldn’t be salvaged. Aronian’s deep think allowed him to see the position with newfound clarity and bring home the full point with precision.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen ½-½

Last year, Vachier-Lagrave defeated the World Champion in a complicated battle with the black pieces and then went on to win the event. This year the Frenchman also didn’t shy away from complications, and played an early h-pawn push much similar to Mamedyarov. Black had an inferior position due to his light square weaknesses, but Vachier-Lagrave’s mistake came on move 15 when he decided to close the kingside, a decision he regretted later during his postgame interview. The structural changes didn’t favor White, but the position didn’t have enough to offer for Black fo press for a win.

Fabiano Caruana – Alexander Grischuk ½-½

Caruana could have joined the two leaders, but a few key mistakes cost him the half point. He got a pleasant position with a space advantage in the middle game, then transitioned into an opposite color bishop endgame where only he had chances to win. With a big advantage on the clock and the board, Caruana was a heavy favorite to score the full point. Unfortunately for him, two inaccuracies allowed Grischuk to liquidate to a pawn down endgame that was easy to draw due to the opposite color bishops.

Hikaru Nakamura – Viswanathan Anand ½-½
Nakamura’s opening novelty was a bit mysterious. He made a bishop move, then retreated his bishop back a few moves later. It was a pretty typical structure that arises from the Queen’s Gambit where Black has an isolated pawn. Anand had no trouble exchanging the problematic pieces and getting rid of his weakness, thus reaching complete equality. The players agreed to a draw on move 29.

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Conca della Presolana Open 2018

Chessdom - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 13:37

38th Conca della Presolana is held from 18 to 26 August in Bratto, Italy.
The tournament is divided in 5 sections. In Masters group 49 players are taking part, among them 11 GMs.
MASTER: for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating equal to or
more than 2000;
OPEN “A”: for players with FIDE rating or italian Elo rating between 1750
and 2050, both included;
OPEN “B”: for players with FIDE rating or italian Elo rating less than
1800;
OPEN “C”: for players with FIDE rating or italian Elo rating less than
1500;
OPEN “UNDER 16”: for all players born after 31th December 2001
“Master” Tournament – 9 Rounds
“A” – “B” Tournaments – 8 Rounds
“C” Tournament – 7 Rounds
“Under 16” Tournament – 7 Rounds

Starting list Master group

1 GM Werle Jan
2 GM Mirzoev Azer
3 GM Maiorov Nikita
4 GM Pakleza Zbigniew
5 GM Gasanov Eldar
6 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny
7 GM Sulava Nenad
8 GM Genov Petar
9 GM Efimov Igor
10 IM Aghayev Miragha
11 GM Salvador Roland
12 IM Akshat Khamparia
13 IM Sveshnikov Vladimir
14 IM Palit Somak
15 FM Zamengo Fulvio
16 IM Qendro Llambi
17 IM Vuelban Virgilio
18 FM Bifulco Michel
19 GM Cebalo Miso
20 Franciosi Fausto
21 Montilli Vincenzo
22 IM Dukaczewski Piotr
23 FM Ranieri Fabrizio
24 Palozza Christian
25 Lumachi Gabriele
26 FM Misiano Franco
27 FM Sbarra Marco
28 Ventura Salvatore
29 CM Adesina Adeyinka
30 CM Oragwu Chukwunonso
31 Piantoni Roberto
32 Shome Shiv
33 Piva Giorgio
34 IM Dobboletta Alex
35 Orlandini Andrea
36 Gosio Denis
37 Bosio Devis
38 FM Valenti Giuseppe
39 FM Barlocco Carlo
40 Cardili Mariano
41 Battistella Stefano
42 Papadiamandis Elliot
43 Sanchez Urpi Oriol
44 Asperti Giovanni
45 Nordio Giorgio
46 Colonetti Fabio
47 Pirrello Christian
48 Simeone Giulio Maria
49 IM Favaloro Andrea

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54th Rubinstein Memorial 2018

Chessdom - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 19:16

The 54th Akiba Rubinstein Memorial is taking place in Polanica Zdrój, Poland from 18-26 August 2018. The 9-round Swiss open is split into six sections, with the A group for players rated 1800 and above. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30.
Tournament groups:

OPEN A – tournament with the FIDE rating above 1800.

OPEN B – senior tournament: men from 60 years, women from 50 years.

OPEN C – tournament of players with the FIDE rating up to 2000 and without the FIDE ranking

OPEN D – tournament for children under 14 years

OPEN E – tournament for children under 10 years

OPEN F – tournament for people without a chess category

PROBIT OPEN (OPEN K) – women’s tournament for players with FIDE rating over 1400 or 2nd Polish category

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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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana Sign Championship Match Contracts

FIDE - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 22:21

London, 16st August 2018 — FIDE and World Chess are pleased to announce that both the incumbent World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Fabiano Caruana signed contracts for taking part in the World Chess Championship Match that will take place in London, United Kingdom, in November 2018.
For 2018, the minimum guaranteed prize fund of EUR 1mln (1.25mln gross) will be increased by proceeds from sponsorship contracts and 20% of digital Pay-Per-View tickets — a novelty for World Chess Championships where prize fund has never been affected by sales of the Match broadcast. This year, subscribers and spectators will be able to increase the Prize Fund by subscribing to the official premium broadcast for $25 (free basic version will be available as well).
The much-anticipated match will be held in London from 9th to 28th November. Ticket prices range from £45 to £100 and are available at Ticketmaster: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
The organisers, with the ambition of making chess one of the world’s most popular spectator sports, are curating a phenomenal experience for fans coming to watch the games live: a dramatic venue, limited edition merchandise and the opportunity to meet the Grandmasters. Spectators will also be able to view the after-game press conferences and listen live to commentary by the world’s biggest chess stars and experts.
Georgios Makropoulos, FIDE Deputy President, said: “We appreciate the contract acceptance by Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen. It’s an honour for us to collaborate with them and their teams. Rules agreed between parties to regulate the Championship Match 2018 will definitely make the organization process more efficient”.
Ilya Merenzon, CEO, World Chess, said: “I am very grateful for Magnus and Fabiano for making signing the contracts an efficient process, and also happy with how these contracts evolve: they reflect the fact that chess had truly become a professional sport, and both players are professionals! We are looking forward to working with both players and hope that the Match will become an event of the century”.
The 2016 championship took place in New York with the total audience for the event reaching a record-breaking 1.5 billion people. For the first time in decades, the World Chess crown may return to America in 2018 after Brooklyn-born Caruana won the Candidates Tournament in Berlin and earned the right to fight Carlsen for the Championship title.
Official web-site of the Championship Match: https://worldchess.com/london



















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Ethereal chess engine wins the gold at TCEC Div 3

Chessdom - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:53

Ethereal and Arasan qualify for Div 2 (click on the image for full size)

Ethereal, the chess engine by Andrew Grant, is the winner of TCEC Div 3. After three months of rapid development, Ethereal came stronger than ever and outwitted the competition in the division finishing 22,5/28 – full 6,5 points ahead of competition.

Ethereal deservedly grabbed the gold medal in the division and qualified for Div 2 where, despite being a newcomer, many dub it as the favorite.

The second qualification spot was highly contested through the division. Pedone was off to a good start, but somewhere in the second half of the event it lost the advantage and was overcome by Arasan. Fixes in the cooling and power usage of the GPUs helped Leela lift off after round 20. It managed to get an impressive 5,5/6 after the GPU fix, but later could not defeat Arasan in the direct match. Arasan, with better tiebreak over Leela, climbs back to the division where it competed last season.

Division 2 starts August 17 at 22:00 CEST with the participation of Gull, Texel, Xiphos, ChessBrainVB, Nirvana, Vajolet, Ethereal, and Arasan. Follow the games live here.

TCEC Season 13 official website / TCEC Twitch TV / Facebook page / Full participants list / Leela Chess Zero wins TCEC Div 4 / Ethereal wins TCEC Div 3

Bonus games Ethereal vs Leela

TCEC Div 2 will be preceded by bonus games Ethereal vs Leela. Follow the bonus event here

TCEC Div 3 final standings

1. Ethereal 22,5/28
2. Arasan 16,0 (tiebreak: direct match)
3. Leela 16,0
4. Pedone 15,0
5. Deus X (powered by Lc0) 13,5
6. Hannibal (tiebreak: less crashes) 12,0
7. Nemorino 12,0
8. Bobcat 8,0

TCEC Div 3 – Ethereal and Arasan qualify

TCEC div 4 – Leela Chess wins gold

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Hermes International “Trikala Korinthia” 2018

Chessdom - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:24

The HERMES International Chess Tournament is a 9-round Swiss open tournament taking place in Trikala Korinthia, from August 19th to 25th, 2018. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, 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.

Starting list

1 BANIKAS HRISTOS
2 DELCHEV ALEKSANDER
3 KARPATCHEV ALEKSANDR
4 PRINCE BAJAJ
5 SKEMBRIS SPYRIDON
6 IVANOV MIKHAIL M
7 GEORGIEV KRUM
8 TRABERT BETTINA
9 VOISKA MARGARITA
10 ROINOS ILIAS
11 DJINGAROVA EMILIA
12 LOUTRAGOTIS DIMITRIOS
13 KRALLIS CHRISTOS
14 KOSTIANIS GEORGIOS
15 LOUTRAGOTIS PARASKEVAS PANTELEI
16 HRISANTHOPOULOS DIMITRIOS
17 ABELAKIOTIS STAVROS
18 LYKOURIOTIS PANTELIS
19 NIKOLAKOPOULOS NIKOLAOS
20 HRISAFIS ARGIRIOS
21 KALYVA KYRIAKI
22 GIANNOULIS ILIAS
23 PETSETIDI MARIA
24 MANTIKOS KONSTANTINOS
25 KORMAS GEORGIOS
26 NIKOLOPOULOS ATHANASIOS
27 NIKOLAIDIS GEORGIOS
28 LABRAKOPOULOS ALEXANDROS
29 ATHANASOULIS THEMISTOKLIS
30 DRAKOS KONSTANTINOS
31 PERRAKIS POLYCHRONIS
32 TOUSOULIS ANARGYROS
33 LOUTRAGOTIS MARIOS
34 DALLI ELENI
35 PLEVRAKIS IOANNIS
36 MIHALOUDIS GEORGIOS
37 HARTOFYLAKAS SPYROS
38 MAVROMOUSTAKOS THOMAS
39 KLAMPATSEAS CHRISTOS
40 LOUKA MARIANTHI
41 THOMAIDIS PANAGIOTIS GEORGIOS
42 LIAKOS CHRISTOS – KONSTANTINOS
43 MANTIKOS STAVROS
44 XILINAS GEORGIOS
45 NIKOLAKOPOULOS DIMITRIOS
46 VLACHOS GEORGIOS 46448
47 NIKOLAKOPOULOU ELENI
48 SARANTOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
49 POULOPOULOS ILIAS
50 PILALIS ERNESTOS
51 VLACHOS NIKOLAOS 47037
52 SKLAVOUNOU ILIANA
53 BARLAS GEORGIOS
54 DELCHEVA MONIKA
55 LEKKAS ANASTASIOS
56 ATHANASOPOULOS THEODOROS
57 DIAMANTIS KONSTANTINOS ARG
58 STYFOUGIAS EVANGELOS
59 ATHANASOPOULOS ILIAS
60 PERROU SOFIA
61 TRIVELLA MARIA
62 LAFKAS IOANNIS
63 PAPAKYRIAKOS KONSTANTINOS
64 BOLIS KONSTANTINOS
65 SKLAVOUNOU KALLIOPI
66 ALEPOUDEAS STYLIANOS
67 PANTELOPOULOU ELENI IOANNA
68 PANTELOPOULOU DESPOINA
69 ANGISTRIOTIS MICHAIL
70 ATHANASOPOULOU ANDRIANA EFT
71 DIAMANTI MARIANTHI
72 ILIE DIMITRIS
73 KOSTARAS GEORGIOS
74 KOUMOUNDOUROS PANAGIOTIS
75 MATTHAIOPOULOS GEORGIOS
76 PSARROU ELENI NIKOLETTA

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7th Anogia International “Idaion Andron”

Chessdom - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:31

For the 7th consecutive year Anogia become an attraction of chess players from around the world to the international tournament “Ideon Andron” which this year moved in August instead of July, from 17 to 24 August. It is organized, of course, by the Overactive Chess Club of Anogia and the newly founded Sports-Cultural Association of Indians created due to the large spread of chess in the village. Co-organizers are always together in the work of local clubs, the Municipality of Anogia, the Region of Crete and the Regional Unity of Rethymnon.

This year’s tournament is upgraded, having been held in 3 capacity tournaments, with the A group gathering the eyes of the international chess community that will have the chance to watch live through chess24.com the games of great players such as the Greek granmatter Halki, Griva, Italian grandmother Davide Alberto, who is a fanatical visitor of the institution and particularly loved in the local community. The first-time protesters are certainly the newly-born Poets of the International Nassau and Nguyen, as well as the powerful Greek international maestro Sotiris Malikentzos. Mavic and particularly dear to the local community is also the Montenegrin international lair Lekic, who is now known to all with his little name, Dusan, as there are only a few times when he does not miss the chance to broadcast some of his secrets to the young people of Anogia who have so loved and changed their lives through their involvement in this 64-square magic table. Chess players and chess players will compete from a total of 7 countries (Italy, France, India, Poland, Montenegro, Austria and Greece).

This year, of course, there will be plenty of parallel events (fast chess, chess, chess, chess show, etc.). At the same time, visitors will once again have the great pleasure of tasting Anogian weddings, of which they were impressed in previous years their impressions in the rest of Greece and abroad. On the other hand, the organizers should show great inventiveness in order to ensure the conditions for peace of mind for the absolute concentration of of the participants at the same time that the village will win out of music and feast!

Every year in Greece, more than 15 international chess tournaments are organized and each of them has their own color and interest. It is, however, a common consensus that the Ikaria and Anogia tournaments create a high-level sporting atmosphere that compensates for every forum and more both the participant and the visitor.

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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2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Recap – Final

Chessdom - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:23

The fate of the tournament was sealed in the penultimate round when the two frontrunners, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura, faced off. The Azeri grandmaster was a point behind and desperately needed a win to keep his chances of winning the tournament alive. Having the white pieces put him in an ideal position to achieve his goal but, in the end, his poor time management cost him the game. Hikaru Nakamura won the tournament with a round to spare, thus earning $37,500 and 13 GCT points.

Just as yesterday, the battle for first was a back and forth affair between Nakamura and Mamedyarov. The two grandmasters were either tied for first or half a point away from each other until round 16. Nakamura defeated Aronian and got a little help from his countryman Wesley So who defeated Mamedyarov. The next game was an intense battle between Mamedyarov and Nakamura, but ultimately Nakamura’s superior time management proved to be more significant. Nakamura went on to lose his next game to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave but that game was only significant for the Frenchman, who secured his second place finish thus gaining 10 GCT points. Vachier-Lagrave had another excellent day today scoring 6.5/9, half a point less than yesterday. He earned 10 GCT points and $25,000 for his efforts. The third place finisher was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who collected 8 GCT points and $20,000.

There have been several significant shifts in the tour standings after this tournament. Hikaru Nakamura now leads the tour with 33 points. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is now in second place, moving up two spots. Wesley So, after his poor showing in Saint Louis, has dropped from first place to fourth, whereas Sergey Karjakin remains in his third place position. Levon Aronian, who is in the middle of the pack, still has mathematical chances of qualifying to London.

The final stop of the tour will be the Sinquefield Cup, the only classical event. This tournament will be the players last opportunity to qualify to the finals in London. The Sinquefield Cup offers more points than the rapid and blitz events – 18 for first place with two bonus points for clear first. Magnus Carlsen will be the wildcard of the event, where he will play his World Championship title challenger Fabiano Caruana in round 7. The tournament is not to be missed! Tune in to the rounds daily at 1 p.m.

Replay the games here

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Gibraltar Junior International 2018

Chessdom - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:45

The 8th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival features 6-round opens in Under 16 and Under 12 sections taking place in the Caleta Hotel from 17-20 August. The total prize fund is £15,000. Players have 110 minutes for all their moves, with a 10-second increment per move from move 1.

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 under 16

1 Haase Pavel
2 Garrido Outon Alex
3 Moreby James
4 Cuellar Montes Alejandro
5 Diaz Mino Pablo
6 Onslow Alfie
7 Perez Beltran Salvador
8 Jayawarna Nugith
9 Carroll Thomas
10 Ledesma Claros Daniel
11 Tombolis Christopher
12 Ifalore Michael
13 Howell Oliver W
14 Samworth-Calvier Juju
15 Silva Pedro Gil Ferreira Da
16 Kirupakaran Vishnu
17 Lovell William Pm
18 Patel Devan
19 Atara Omeet J
20 Cortes Villa Jaime
21 Lorente Serrano Rosa Adela
22 Onslow Teddy
23 Ye Kevin
24 Krivenko Dion
25 Greco Joseph
26 Weersing Sarah
27 Headlong Benjamin
28 Shepherd Tom
29 Guerreiro Jose Velho
30 Schulz Victor
31 Cox Toby
32 Cox Ben
33 Manocha Shobhin
34 Bansal Saahil
35 Dharmasena Gavith
36 Chouki Aali
37 Rayner Hugo
38 Seleznev Egor
39 Vyas Param
40 Gough Theo
41 Shigaeva Arina
42 Dhanwani Aryan
43 Mahtani Johan
44 Harbinson Alec Ryan
45 Le Vincent
46 Jain Anushree
47 Atara Dev
48 Moughton-Leay John
49 Mahbubani Deeta

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The 2nd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled comes to a successful conclusion

FIDE - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:12



Cherry Hill, New Jersey (August 14, 2018) — Ilia Lipilin (Russia) is the World Champion for the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled.


Dr. Leroy Dubeck awarded the 1st Place Cup to Ilia Lipilin on behalf of The U.S. Chess Trust, the major sponsor of this event.
Dr. Leroy Dubeck awards the 1st Place trophy to Ilia Lipilin (RUS).
Maksim Petrov (Russia) took 2nd Place helping secure the Gold Medal for Team Russia. The official team coach for Russia, Svetlana Gerasimova, accepted the prizefor the team with a heartfelt speech and special thanks to the Chief Organizer, Beatriz Marinello and Chairman of the FIDE Commission for the Disabled, GM Thomas Luther.
Silver Medalist, Maksim Petrov, IO Beatriz Marinello, GM Thomas Luther.


Medalist, Griffin McConnell (USA).
Griffin McConnell (USA) earned 3rd Place in the event. Griffin is a top player in theUnited States; he helped secure the Team Silver Medals for USA.

World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled - Final Standings: 1. LIPILIN, Ilia (RUS), 7.0 2. PETROV, Maksim (RUS), 5.5 3. MCCONNELL, Griffin (USA), 5.0 4. ZIMMER, Johannes Raphael (GER), 4.0 5. MWESIGYE, John Denis (UGA), 2.5 6. MBAZIIRA, Wasswa Sharif (UGA), 2.5 7. SHANKAR, Pranav (USA), 1.5 8. EGGLESTON, Robert (USA), 0.0
World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled - Team Results: 1. Russia 2. USA 3. Uganda
“When the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled was created, no one was willing to organize the event and it sat there for a long time.” - GM Thomas Luther. That is, until IO Beatriz Marinello stepped up to the plate to take on the challenge. If anyone knows Beatriz - they know that it is just like her to break ground, to clear a path where there is none - and a path for players with disabilities was one she strongly believes in.
Post-game analysis with John Denis Mwesigye (UGA) provided by GM Thomas Luther, IO WIM Beatriz Marinello.
Chairperson, FIDE Commission for the Disabled, GM Thomas Luther goes on to say, “It was my feeling that this event would help lots of young players with disabilities. We want to bring chess to multi-sport events, such as the Olympics, Paralympics etc. Due to the good work of many people and FIDE, chess is already included in the Deaflympics and the Asian Para Games - two big international multi-sport events where chess is part of the games. We hope the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will work as a bridge to other events with additionalopportunities given to players.”
Raphael Zimmer (GER) vs Robert Eggleston (USA). GM Thomas Luther observes the game.


Wasswa Sharif Mbaziira (UGA).

“Players with disabilities face challenges in chess tournaments; this in turn may present a unique set of circumstances for organizers to take on. I know about this from the view of a player and an organizer. Right now, in the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled a player with autism participated. The special care from the arbiters and organizers made his participation a success story. We, at FIDE, are on a good way to improve on existing regulations. This is an ongoing process. Only a short time ago, FIDE regulations and guidelines were added to the FIDE handbook.” GM Thomas Luther.
Grin McConnell (USA) vs Pranav Shankar (USA).

Pranav Shankar (USA) has autism and is a young player who is dedicated to chess andhas a strong desire to continue training, competing and improving. In this tournament Pranav felt comfortable enough to share an experience he had at another tournament.

We have to encourage players with disabilities to speak out about such challenges because it is with real world experience that we can make the most difference. This kind of feedback is far more valuable and helpful than hypothetical discussions in a board room because it comes directly from the affected players.

“I was on the verge of being forfeited because I was not being quiet.” He goes on to say, that after his opponent complained to the director, he was separated from the other players. Pranav soon had difficulties because he didn't know when he could speak without fear of being forfeited. Despite the challenges, Pranav was happy toreport that he still went on to win his game and elaborated with a lively game discussion and comments about the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled.

“I like everything about this tournament. I liked the lessons, I liked the friends. It provides support, not just for me, but also to others. I like the normal tournaments also, but I like this tournament because this tournament is special. This tournament strives to help disabled people in many ways. In tournaments like this one, there will be supporters, but in others, we don’t know.” - Pranav


“Ideally, I would like Pranav to sit at the same table with the other players. Going to other tournaments I get nervous because at everytournament there is always somebody that has complained. We are kind of at the mercy of the tournament directors. If the tournament director is good, he tries to accommodate us.

Otherwise, sometimes he has to forfeit. In this event, I feel supported and understood.” - Arthi Nagaraj, Pranav’s mom

The goal is not to create an event that will have players with disabilities participate in this event only, quite the opposite. Tournaments like this give players the opportunity to play once a year and be part of a community in which they feel comfortable enough toshare their experiences.

Why do we need a chess tournament for people with disabilities?

“We have chess tournaments divided by rating, nationality, age, gender etc. So why not for players with disabilities? Here we have nice playing conditions that help players deal with the complexities of competition. We only have one of these events per year all over the world - leaving players with plenty of time to participate in all other events.In addition, this event helps us provide valuable feedback to improve current FIDE regulations as they may apply to all other chess events. In this way we aim to protect the player, not only in this tournament, but in all of the other events they may wish to participate in.” GM Thomas Luther

As this event wrapped up, IO Beatriz Marinello and Chairperson of the FIDE DisabledCommission, GM Thomas Luther were already discussing and planning for next year’s event.

A very special thanks to our main sponsor, The U.S. Chess Trust, for their support and generosity. We would also like to thank the New Jersey Chess Federation and KIND for their generous contribution and continued support.

“Organizing this event takes a lot of hard work, perseverance, vision and creativity. The main focus must be the players. We have already secured the venue for next year; it will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey once again. We look forward to seeing the players and hope that each country will bring a bigger team. Players and coaches - get ready!” IO WIM Beatriz Marinello

Learn more about the event and players at the official website: www.WorldJuniorChess.org

By Dora L Martinez, FIDE Press Officer Contact: dora@lensethics.org Photos and content copyright: Dora L Martinez


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15th International Chess Festival “Avicenna Open”

Chessdom - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:02

Hamadan Chess Association under the auspices of the I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honour of inviting all players of national chess federations to participate in the 15th International Chess Festival “Avicenna Open” to be organized in Hamadan, Iran from 17th August to 24th August 2018.

General Regulations & Rules
The Tournament shall be governed by the Fide Laws of Chess.
Definition of Tournament is:
 Category A Master tournament- for Players with Rating 2100 and higher.
 Category B for Player with rating less than 2100 and unrated players.
 Category B for Youth Player (Under 14, boys & girls)
The tournaments are open to all local chess players and foreign players who have FIDE ID.

Playing Venue & Accommodation
The Playing Venue & Official Hotel shall be in Hamadan.

Format of Play
Time control: Each player shall have 90 minutes with the addition of 30 seconds per move
starting from the first move.
A category shall be conducted in the Swiss System of 9 rounds. B & C categories shall be
conducted in the Swiss System of 9 or rounds, depends on numbers of participants.

Starting list Masters Group

1 Mosadeghpour Masoud
2 Matinian Nikita
3 Lorparizangeneh Shahin
4 Pavlov Sergey
5 Mousavi Seyed Khalil
6 Toufighi Homayoon
7 Khodashenas Mersad
8 Asgarizadeh Ahmad
9 Czebe Attila
10 Omidi Arya
11 Morchiashvili Bachana
12 Molaei Mohammadamin
13 Gara Ticia
14 Guliev Sarhan
15 Guliev Logman
16 Gholami Orimi Mahdi
17 Cech Pavel
18 Soozankar A.M.
19 Hosseinipour Mehdi
20 Noroozi Omid
21 Bolourchifard Farzad
22 Rastbod Ali
23 Bagheri Maziar
24 Hosseinzadeh Nima
25 Daneshvar Bardiya
26 Veisi Bardia
27 Pour Agha Bala Amirreza
28 Faghirnavaz Ali
29 Tsomaia Nikoloz
30 Asgharzadeh M.Reza
31 Aghaei Alireza
32 Salar Milad
33 Hakemi Arman
34 Tahmasebi Hamid
35 Sedaghati Mehrdad
36 Khamisi S Jafar
37 Delavari Amirali
38 Ghorbani Hadi
39 Korevand Sina
40 Pilvaieh Ali
41 Naderi M.Sadegh
42 Mohandesi Shahin
43 Asadi Motahare
44 Rostami Rouzbeh
45 Mozaffari Alireza
46 Roozbayan Reza
47 Mahdavi Hassan
48 Kaboudi Seyed Behrang
49 Zahedifar Anahita
50 Poormosavi Seyed Kian
51 Atakhan Abtin
52 Hamedi Nia Vesal
53 Nazari Arad
54 Asgharzadeh Mitra
55 Safiri Ali
56 Ghafourian Amir Ali
57 Karimi Omid
58 Ghesmati Aryan
59 Mahdian Anousha
60 Behroozi Moghaddam Hamed
61 Khalesi Parsa

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French chess championship 2018

Chessdom - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:54

The French chess championship will be held in Nîmes from 18 August to 26 August 2018. Nearly 1000 players from all over France are expected, with the prestigious title of French champion at stake.

In fact, there are nine tournaments that will be played, each player participating in the tournament that corresponds to his level and play nine games. The best players participate in the National tournament and in the National women’s tournament, which award the titles of French champion. The 2017 French champion Étienne Bacrot will try to win his 9th title, and the Sophie Milliet could obtain a seventh title which would be a record.

Many animations will be organized in the city, in particular the « Chess night » organized Thursday, August 23rd, and during which it will be possible to play free against the champions of chess in the city center. Initiation stands will be deployed to introduce chess to the inhabitants, who will be invited to join the « French Championship of beginners », open to all.

It will be possible to follow the championship live on the internet, with a dedicated site, the live broadcast of the games with comments and an important emphasis on social medias. The media coverage of the championship is indeed a priority.

The French chess championship is organized by the Nîmes chess club and the French Chess Federation (FFE), with the support of Nîmes métropole, the Occitanie region and the Gard department, in partnership with Europe Échecs, Diagonale TV and Nature et Découvertes. This is the biggest tournament of the year organized by the FFE. About 3,000 people will make the trip, taking into account families and accompanying persons.

The venue is Le Parnasse, 160 Avenue du Languedoc, 30000 Nîmes.

List of the players:

1. Etienne BACROT 2709
2. Laurent FRESSINET 2649
3. Christian BAUER 2642
4. Romain EDOUARD 2634
5. Sébastien MAZÉ 2622
6. Tigran GHARAMIAN 2614
7. Yannick GOZZOLI 2601
8. Matthieu CORNETTE 2597
9. Jean-Pierre LE ROUX 2544
10. Quentin LOISEAU 2399

Women’s tournament:

1 MILLIET Sophie 2389
2 GUICHARD Pauline 2365
3 BENMESBAH Natacha 2255
4 NAVROTESCU Andreea-Cristiana 2247
5 LECONTE Maria 2224
6 BOLLENGIER Andreea 2219
7 HAUSSERNOT Cecile 2198
8 SAFRANSKA Anda 2193
9 MONPEURT Cyrielle 2175
10 AFRAOUI Anaelle 2041

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Dubov wins the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters 2018

Chessdom - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:48

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the Abu Dhabi chess festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE.

In Group A 158 players took part.
Before the last round GM Anton Korobov was leading with 7 points but he drew his game against GM Sargissian. GM Dubov defeated GM Ivan Cheparinov and GM Salem won against GM Aravindh.
So after 9 rounds three players have finished with 7,5 points. GM Daniil Dubov is the winner of the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters with the best tie-break ahead of GM Korobov and GM Salem. Sargissian is the only player with 7 points. Rapport, Wang Hao, Fedoseev, Cheparinov, Amin, Maghsoodloo, Karthikeyan, Jojua, Harsha, Abdusattorov, Debashis have finished with 6.5 points.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Dubov Daniil 7,5
2 Korobov Anton 7,5
3 Salem A.R. Saleh 7,5
4 Sargissian Gabriel 7
5 Rapport Richard 6,5
6 Wang Hao 6,5
7 Cheparinov Ivan 6,5
8 Fedoseev Vladimir 6,5
9 Amin Bassem 6,5
10 Maghsoodloo Parham 6,5
11 Karthikeyan Murali 6,5
12 Jojua Davit 6,5
13 Harsha Bharathakoti 6,5
14 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 6,5
15 Debashis Das 6,5
16 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 6
17 Erigaisi Arjun 6
18 Akopian Vladimir 6
19 Puranik Abhimanyu 6
20 Short Nigel D 6
21 Dimakiling Oliver 6
22 Yuffa Daniil 6
23 Istratescu Andrei 6
24 Nihal Sarin 5,5
25 Kuybokarov Temur 5,5
26 Kravtsiv Martyn 5,5
27 Firouzja Alireza 5,5
28 Pantsulaia Levan 5,5
29 Vocaturo Daniele 5,5
30 Nguyen Anh Khoi 5,5
31 Kadric Denis 5,5
32 Nitin S. 5,5
33 Narayanan.S.L 5,5
34 Aryan Chopra 5,5
35 Fier Alexandr 5,5
36 Le Quang Liem 5,5
37 Swapnil S. Dhopade 5,5
38 Akash G 5,5
39 Sindarov Javokhir 5,5
40 Mammadzada Gunay 5,5
41 Petrosian Tigran L. 5,5
42 Kunte Abhijit 5,5
43 Lalith Babu M R 5,5
44 Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim 5,5
45 Iniyan P 5
46 Gukesh D 5
47 Andersen Mads 5
48 Sankalp Gupta 5
49 Adly Ahmed 5
50 Lupulescu Constantin 5
51 Rathanvel V S 5
52 Muthaiah Al 5
53 Soumya Swaminathan 5
54 Sadhwani Raunak 5
55 Shailesh Dravid 5
56 Sjugirov Sanan 5
57 Saduakassova Dinara 5
58 Halvax Georg 5
59 Parligras Mircea-Emilian 5
60 Rakesh Kumar Jena 5
61 Krishna Teja N 5
62 Pranav V 5
63 Ikeda Junta 5
64 Jubin Jimmy 5
65 Samhouri A. 5
66 Jonkman Harmen 5
67 Ahmad Al Khatib 4,5
68 Raetsky Alexander 4,5
69 Siva Mahadevan 4,5
70 Koustav Chatterjee 4,5
71 Sundararajan Kidambi 4,5
72 Omar Noaman 4,5
73 Zuo Yifan 4,5
74 Vishnu Prasanna. V 4,5
75 Dushyant Sharma 4,5
76 Raahul V S 4,5
77 Gupta Abhijeet 4,5
78 Tabatabaei M.Amin 4,5
79 Padmini Rout 4,5
80 Aaryan Varshney 4,5
81 Anand Nadar 4,5
82 Krishnater Kushager 4,5
83 Jeet Jain 4,5
84 Rapport Jovana 4,5
85 Kathmale Sameer 4,5
86 Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari 4,5
87 Shyam Sundar M. 4,5
88 Aronyak Ghosh 4,5
89 Adnan Habib 4,5
90 Patil Pratik 4,5
91 Karthik Kumar Pradeep 4,5
92 Navalgund Niranjan 4,5
93 Aliyev Ravan 4
94 Pranav Anand 4
95 Sharma Dinesh K. 4
96 Dixit Nikhil 4
97 Sidhant Mohapatra 4
98 Laxman R.R. 4
99 Sammed Jaykumar Shete 4
100 Arjun Kalyan 4
101 Bhambure Shantanu 4
102 Kushagra Mohan 4
103 Raja Rithvik R 4
104 Kulkarni Chinmay 4
105 Gomes Mary Ann 4
106 Ajay Karthikeyan 4
107 Kigigha Bomo 4
108 Saravana Krishnan P. 4
109 Gajwa Ankit 4
110 Bartakke Amardeep S. 4
111 Mohota Nisha 4
112 Srija Seshadri 4
113 Pranavananda V 4
114 Esenbek Uulu Ilimbek 4
115 Sahil Tickoo 4
116 Mayank Pal 4
117 Divya Deshmukh 4
118 Mithil Ajgaonkar 3,5
119 Vignesh N R 3,5
120 Alinasab Mobina 3,5
121 Senthil Maran K 3,5
122 Priyanka K 3,5
123 Mendonca Leon Luke 3,5
124 Hamidi Amir Mohammad 3,5
125 Samant Aditya S 3,5
126 Daneshvar Bardiya 3,5
127 Salonika Saina 3,5
128 Wagh Suyog 3,5
129 Song Yuxin 3
130 Hejazipour Mitra 3
131 Ivana Maria Furtado 3
132 Rakshitta Ravi 3
133 Michelle Catherina P 3
134 Mohamed Faisal 3
135 Eric Jovana 3
136 Byron Alan M 3
137 Panda Sambit 3
138 Al Hosani Omran 3
139 Hakobyan Eduard 3
140 Mansour Sameer 3
141 Villanueva Nelson 3
142 Al-Hajiri Bader 3
143 Moayed Obied 3
144 Sultan Ibrahim 3
145 Rayes Abdul Kader 2,5
146 Srihari L R 2,5
147 Idani Pouya 2,5
148 Kulkarni Bhakti 2,5
149 Varshini V 2,5
150 Sarvesh Kumar A 2,5
151 Srinivasa Rao M. 2
152 Parnali S Dharia 2
153 Thompson Ian D 2
154 Isha Sharma 2
155 Al-Zaabi Sultan 2
156 Vantika Agrawal 1,5
157 Ali Nehad 1,5
158 Polakhare Aryan 1

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