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WYCC 2018: Round 7

FIDE - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 11:30


The seventh round of the World Youth Championships was played in Greece on October 26.

José Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia lost for the first time in the championship and slipped to the second place in the U-14 Open category. His opponent Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain took the sole lead with 6.5/7. Eight players share the third place with 5.5/7.



Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading the race with 6/7 in the U-16 Open category and will play against his compatriot Arthur Davtyan in the eighth round. Six players are only half a point behind the leader.

In U-18 Open category, Luca Moroni from Italy outplayed Lukas van Foreest from the Netherlands and leapfrogged his opponent to lead the tournament table with 6/7. Igor Janik from Poland and Viktor Gazik from Slovakia share the second place with 5,5/7.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China defeated Sila Caglar from Turkey and stayed in the lead with 6.5 points. Leya Garifullina from Russia is in the second place with 6/6.



Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia made a draw with Alexandra Maltsevskaya from Russia and remained the sole leader in the U-16 Girls category. Five players, including Alexandra Maltsevskaya and Elizaveta Solozhenkina (both from Russia), Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan, Zala Urh from Slovenia, and Michalina Rudzinska from Poland are half a point behind.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia keeps posting impressive results. She won the seventh game in a row in the U-18 Girls category. Shuvalova outplayed Anastasia Avramidou from Greece to keep 1.5 point distance from the nearest rivals - Alexandra Obolentseva from Russia, Anna Sargsyan from Armenia, Teodora Injac from Serbia, and Sagar Tejasvini from India.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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Polina Shuvalova and José Gabriel Cardoso remain perfect after six rounds

The sixth round of the World Youth Chess Championships was played in Porto Carras, Greece on October 24.

In the U-14 Open category, José Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia scored the sixth victory in a row. He keeps the lead with a perfect score 6/6. Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain is in the second place and will face the leader in Round 7. Three players share the third place with 5/6.



In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China drew with Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan and stayed in the lead with 5,5/6. Four players share the second place.

Sargsyan Shant from Armenia drew with Viktor Matviishen from Ukraine in Round 6 to keep his leading position in the U-16 Open category. Four players are just half a point behind him, including the 2600+player Andrey Esipenko from Russia.



Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is on the first line of the table in the U-16 Girls category. Alexandra Maltsevskaya from Russia and Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan share the second place.

In the U-18 Open, Lukas Van Foreest from the Netherlands drew with Alexandr Triapishko from Russia, so two players, Victor Gazik from Slovakia and Luca Moroni from Italy caught up with him.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia continues leading with a perfect result in the U-18 Girls category. In the sixth round, she defeated her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva. Shuvalova is already one and a half points ahead of the closest pursuers.

October 25 is a free day. The seventh round will be played on October 26th.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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There is a sole leader in each category after five rounds

The fifth round of the World Youth Championship was held in Porto-Carras, Greece on October 23rd.

In the U-14 Open category, Jose Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia has defeated Russian player Stefan Pagosyan. Cardoso stays in the lead with a perfect score 5/5. Four players are in pursuit with 4.5 points.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China outplayed her compatriot Song Yuxin to grab the lead position with 5 points. Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan is in the second place.



In the U-16 Open event, Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading with a perfect score. Fifteen players are one point behind him.

Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is the leader in the U1-6 Girls category with 5 points. Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan is in the second place with 4,. points.

Lucas van Foreest from the Netherlands became the leader in the U-18 Open tournament after defeating Igor Janik from Poland in the fifth round. Nine players are half a point behind.



The top-rated player in the U18 Girls tournament, Polina Shuvalova from Russia is the sole leader with a perfect score 5/5. Her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva is in the second place half a point behind. Four players share the third place with 4 points.

Surprisingly, after five rounds, only one person is leading the pack in each of the six tournaments.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Chess Championship 2018: Round 4
 
The fourth round of the World Youth Championships was played in Greece on October 22nd.

In the U14 open group, four players, including Stefan Pogosyan from Russia, Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio from Spain, Kazybek Nogerbek from Kazakhstan, and Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel from Colombia have a perfect score.



In the girls' tournament, Song Yuxin and Ning Kaiyu from China are the leaders with four out of four. The compatriots will play against each other in the fifth round. 6 players are half a point behind them.

The leaders in the U16 open championship Shant Sargsyan from Armenia and Tor Fredrik Kaasen from Norway will meet in the fifth round. Four players have three and half points. Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is a sole leader in the U16 girls' section with a perfect score, but six players are breathing down her neck half a point behind.



Igor Janik from Poland is the only leader of the U18 open tournament. 6 players scored 3.5 points. The rating favorite Alexei Sarana from Russia made has 3 points.

In the U18 girls' tournament, Polina Shuvalova (Russia) and Anna Sargsyan (Armenia) are at the top of the table with a perfect score.

The round 5 will start on October 23 at 3 pm local time. 


Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

The second and third rounds of the World Youth Championships were played in Porto Carras on October 21. The players had a tough day with double rounds which started at 10 am and lasted till 10:30 pm with a short break for lunch.



In the Open U14 category, ten players have a perfect score. In the Girls U14, six players have two points.

In the Open U16 category, five players have three points out of three, and in Girls U16 there are six leaders with the same result.

Three players are leading the pack in Open U18. In the Girls' U-18, five players earned a perfect score.

The fourth round will be held on October 22.





Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY

World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on October 03, 2018. The championships will last from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open.

A record number of 626 players from 78 federations are taking part in the Championships.

The second and the third rounds will be played on 21st of October.

FIDE Vice-president Anastasia Sorokina greeted participants before the start of the 1st round. The Chief Arbiter of the World Youth Championships Takis Nikolopoulos drew the attention of the players to some tournament regulations, anti-cheating measures and reminded them about the tournament schedule.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com 

PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Anastasia Karlovich and Niki Riga








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WYCC 2018: Polina Shuvalova and José Gabriel Cardoso remain perfect after six rounds

FIDE - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:13


Polina Shuvalova and José Gabriel Cardoso remain perfect after six rounds

The sixth round of the World Youth Chess Championships was played in Porto Carras, Greece on October 24.

In the U-14 Open category, José Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia scored the sixth victory in a row. He keeps the lead with a perfect score 6/6. Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain is in the second place and will face the leader in Round 7. Three players share the third place with 5/6.



In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China drew with Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan and stayed in the lead with 5,5/6. Four players share the second place.

Sargsyan Shant from Armenia drew with Viktor Matviishen from Ukraine in Round 6 to keep his leading position in the U-16 Open category. Four players are just half a point behind him, including the 2600+player Andrey Esipenko from Russia.



Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is on the first line of the table in the U-16 Girls category. Alexandra Maltsevskaya from Russia and Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan share the second place.

In the U-18 Open, Lukas Van Foreest from the Netherlands drew with Alexandr Triapishko from Russia, so two players, Victor Gazik from Slovakia and Luca Moroni from Italy caught up with him.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia continues leading with a perfect result in the U-18 Girls category. In the sixth round, she defeated her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva. Shuvalova is already one and a half points ahead of the closest pursuers.

October 25 is a free day. The seventh round will be played on October 26th.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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There is a sole leader in each category after five rounds

The fifth round of the World Youth Championship was held in Porto-Carras, Greece on October 23rd.

In the U-14 Open category, Jose Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia has defeated Russian player Stefan Pagosyan. Cardoso stays in the lead with a perfect score 5/5. Four players are in pursuit with 4.5 points.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China outplayed her compatriot Song Yuxin to grab the lead position with 5 points. Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan is in the second place.



In the U-16 Open event, Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading with a perfect score. Fifteen players are one point behind him.

Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is the leader in the U1-6 Girls category with 5 points. Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan is in the second place with 4,. points.

Lucas van Foreest from the Netherlands became the leader in the U-18 Open tournament after defeating Igor Janik from Poland in the fifth round. Nine players are half a point behind.



The top-rated player in the U18 Girls tournament, Polina Shuvalova from Russia is the sole leader with a perfect score 5/5. Her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva is in the second place half a point behind. Four players share the third place with 4 points.

Surprisingly, after five rounds, only one person is leading the pack in each of the six tournaments.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY




World Youth Chess Championship 2018: Round 4
 
The fourth round of the World Youth Championships was played in Greece on October 22nd.

In the U14 open group, four players, including Stefan Pogosyan from Russia, Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio from Spain, Kazybek Nogerbek from Kazakhstan, and Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel from Colombia have a perfect score.



In the girls' tournament, Song Yuxin and Ning Kaiyu from China are the leaders with four out of four. The compatriots will play against each other in the fifth round. 6 players are half a point behind them.

The leaders in the U16 open championship Shant Sargsyan from Armenia and Tor Fredrik Kaasen from Norway will meet in the fifth round. Four players have three and half points. Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is a sole leader in the U16 girls' section with a perfect score, but six players are breathing down her neck half a point behind.



Igor Janik from Poland is the only leader of the U18 open tournament. 6 players scored 3.5 points. The rating favorite Alexei Sarana from Russia made has 3 points.

In the U18 girls' tournament, Polina Shuvalova (Russia) and Anna Sargsyan (Armenia) are at the top of the table with a perfect score.

The round 5 will start on October 23 at 3 pm local time. 


Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY


Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

The second and third rounds of the World Youth Championships were played in Porto Carras on October 21. The players had a tough day with double rounds which started at 10 am and lasted till 10:30 pm with a short break for lunch.



In the Open U14 category, ten players have a perfect score. In the Girls U14, six players have two points.

In the Open U16 category, five players have three points out of three, and in Girls U16 there are six leaders with the same result.

Three players are leading the pack in Open U18. In the Girls' U-18, five players earned a perfect score.

The fourth round will be held on October 22.





Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY

World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on October 03, 2018. The championships will last from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open.

A record number of 626 players from 78 federations are taking part in the Championships.

The second and the third rounds will be played on 21st of October.

FIDE Vice-president Anastasia Sorokina greeted participants before the start of the 1st round. The Chief Arbiter of the World Youth Championships Takis Nikolopoulos drew the attention of the players to some tournament regulations, anti-cheating measures and reminded them about the tournament schedule.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com 

PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Anastasia Karlovich and Niki Riga








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World Youth Chess Championship 2018: There is a sole leader in each category after five rounds

FIDE - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:40


There is a sole leader in each category after five rounds.

The fifth round of the World Youth Championship was held in Porto-Carras, Greece on October 23rd.

In the U-14 Open category, Jose Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia has defeated Russian player Stefan Pagosyan. Cardoso stays in the lead with a perfect score 5/5. Four players are in pursuit with 4.5 points.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China outplayed her compatriot Song Yuxin to grab the lead position with 5 points. Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan is in the second place.



In the U-16 Open event, Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading with a perfect score. Fifteen players are one point behind him.

Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is the leader in the U1-6 Girls category with 5 points. Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan is in the second place with 4,. points.

Lucas van Foreest from the Netherlands became the leader in the U-18 Open tournament after defeating Igor Janik from Poland in the fifth round. Nine players are half a point behind.



The top-rated player in the U18 Girls tournament, Polina Shuvalova from Russia is the sole leader with a perfect score 5/5. Her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva is in the second place half a point behind. Four players share the third place with 4 points.

Surprisingly, after five rounds, only one person is leading the pack in each of the six tournaments.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY




World Youth Chess Championship 2018: Round 4
 
The fourth round of the World Youth Championships was played in Greece on October 22nd.

In the U14 open group, four players, including Stefan Pogosyan from Russia, Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio from Spain, Kazybek Nogerbek from Kazakhstan, and Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel from Colombia have a perfect score.



In the girls' tournament, Song Yuxin and Ning Kaiyu from China are the leaders with four out of four. The compatriots will play against each other in the fifth round. 6 players are half a point behind them.

The leaders in the U16 open championship Shant Sargsyan from Armenia and Tor Fredrik Kaasen from Norway will meet in the fifth round. Four players have three and half points. Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is a sole leader in the U16 girls' section with a perfect score, but six players are breathing down her neck half a point behind.



Igor Janik from Poland is the only leader of the U18 open tournament. 6 players scored 3.5 points. The rating favorite Alexei Sarana from Russia made has 3 points.

In the U18 girls' tournament, Polina Shuvalova (Russia) and Anna Sargsyan (Armenia) are at the top of the table with a perfect score.

The round 5 will start on October 23 at 3 pm local time. 


Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY


Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

The second and third rounds of the World Youth Championships were played in Porto Carras on October 21. The players had a tough day with double rounds which started at 10 am and lasted till 10:30 pm with a short break for lunch.



In the Open U14 category, ten players have a perfect score. In the Girls U14, six players have two points.

In the Open U16 category, five players have three points out of three, and in Girls U16 there are six leaders with the same result.

Three players are leading the pack in Open U18. In the Girls' U-18, five players earned a perfect score.

The fourth round will be held on October 22.





Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY

World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on October 03, 2018. The championships will last from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open.

A record number of 626 players from 78 federations are taking part in the Championships.

The second and the third rounds will be played on 21st of October.

FIDE Vice-president Anastasia Sorokina greeted participants before the start of the 1st round. The Chief Arbiter of the World Youth Championships Takis Nikolopoulos drew the attention of the players to some tournament regulations, anti-cheating measures and reminded them about the tournament schedule.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com 

PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Anastasia Karlovich and Niki Riga








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SPICE Cup Chess Open

Chessdom - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:06

The ​2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open is taking place from 23-28th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

The total prize fund is 16,550 USD and the event is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation.

The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the time control G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1 and it is possible to win GM/IM/WGM/WIM norms.

Chess Prizes: $16,550 guaranteed
$5,000-$3,000-$2,000-$1,500-$1,000-$500-$300
U/2400 FIDE $600-$400-$250
U/2250 FIDE $400-$250-$150
Top Woman $250-$150 (Can win both open + women prize)
Top Senior 50 and older $250-$150 (Born prior to January 1, 1968 – Can win both open + senior prize)
Top Junior 14 and under $250-$150 (Born after January 1, 2004 – Can win open, junior and women)

Official website

​List of participants:

​2664 Cori Jorge Peru GM 3802272
2653 Bruzon Batista Lazaro Cuba GM 3503739
2639 Bok Benjamin Netherlands GM 1017063
2629 Durarbayli Vasif AZE GM 13402935
2626 Lenderman Aleksandr USA GM 2021285
2626 Nyzhnyk Illia UKR GM 14118084
2626 Prohaszka Peter Hungary GM 726265
2626 Shimanov Aleksandr RUS GM 4198603
2622 Quesada Yunieski Cuba GM 3504409
2621 Gledura Benjamin Hungary GM 712779
2609 Cordova Emilio Peru GM 3801497
2572 Liang Awonder USA GM 2056437
2471 Chandra Akshat USA GM 25006711
2469 Tang Andrew USA GM 2059630
2461 Patel Advait USA IM 2075105
2447 Wang Kevin USA IM 2008424
2442 Escalante Brian Peru IM 3819566
2424 Kavutskiy Kostya USA IM 2026384
2423 Ostrovskiy Aleksandr USA IM 2034239
2387 Duran Vega Sergio CRC IM 6501311
2377 Wang Justin USA FM 30911370
2375 Grabinsky Aaron USA 2087090
2375 Kiewra Keaton USA IM 2019280
2346 Wang Tianqi USA 2063824
2344 Williams Justus USA FM 2049929
2341 Peng David USA FM 2059355
2334 Colas Joshua USA FM 2044447
2318 Santarius Erik USA FM 2025817
2304 Moon Benjamin USA 2064847
2272 Betaneli Alexander USA FM 2012359
2222 Ghazarian Kirk USA 30908604
2203 Watson John USA IM 2000768
2202 Daggupati Balaji USA FM 2090759
2145 Narayanan Samrug USA 30914051
2130 Polgar-Shutzman Tom USA 2064880
2124 Eckert Doug USA FM 2001993
2069 Polavaram Rithik USA 2081997
2029 Gosdin Kaleb USA 30920442

Past SPICE Cup Chess Champions:

2007 GM Eugene Perelshteyn
2008 GMs Harikrishna Pentala, Alex Onischuk, Var Akobian
2009 GMs Yuriy Kuzubov, Dmitry Andreikin, Rauf Mamedov
2010 GM Alex Onischuk
2011 GM Le Quang Liem
2012 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – GM Ray Robson (Open Champ)
2013 GMs Alexander Ipatov, Kayden Troff
2014 GM Illia Nyzhnyk
2015 GM Le Quang Liem
2016 GMs Sam Sevian, Ray Robson
2017 GMs Lazaro Bruzon, Yuniesky Quesada, Dariusz Swiercz

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World Youth Chess Championship 2018: Round 4

FIDE - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:02



The fourth round of the World Youth Championships was played in Greece on October 22nd.

In the U14 open group, four players, including Stefan Pogosyan from Russia, Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio from Spain, Kazybek Nogerbek from Kazakhstan, and Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel from Colombia have a perfect score.



In the girls' tournament, Song Yuxin and Ning Kaiyu from China are the leaders with four out of four. The compatriots will play against each other in the fifth round. 6 players are half a point behind them.

The leaders in the U16 open championship Shant Sargsyan from Armenia and Tor Fredrik Kaasen from Norway will meet in the fifth round. Four players have three and half points. Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is a sole leader in the U16 girls' section with a perfect score, but six players are breathing down her neck half a point behind.



Igor Janik from Poland is the only leader of the U18 open tournament. 6 players scored 3.5 points. The rating favorite Alexei Sarana from Russia made has 3 points.

In the U18 girls' tournament, Polina Shuvalova (Russia) and Anna Sargsyan (Armenia) are at the top of the table with a perfect score.

The round 5 will start on October 23 at 3 pm local time. 


Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY


Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

The second and third rounds of the World Youth Championships were played in Porto Carras on October 21. The players had a tough day with double rounds which started at 10 am and lasted till 10:30 pm with a short break for lunch.



In the Open U14 category, ten players have a perfect score. In the Girls U14, six players have two points.

In the Open U16 category, five players have three points out of three, and in Girls U16 there are six leaders with the same result.

Three players are leading the pack in Open U18. In the Girls' U-18, five players earned a perfect score.

The fourth round will be held on October 22.





Official website: worldyouth2018.com

PHOTO GALLERY

World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on October 03, 2018. The championships will last from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open.

A record number of 626 players from 78 federations are taking part in the Championships.

The second and the third rounds will be played on 21st of October.

FIDE Vice-president Anastasia Sorokina greeted participants before the start of the 1st round. The Chief Arbiter of the World Youth Championships Takis Nikolopoulos drew the attention of the players to some tournament regulations, anti-cheating measures and reminded them about the tournament schedule.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com 

PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Anastasia Karlovich and Niki Riga








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FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:29

The FIDE Women’s World Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on November 2-23, 2018. 64 chess players from 28 countries will determine the new world champion according to the knock-out system.

The top seed is the incumbent world champion Ju Wenjun (2561, China). Former world champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (2551, Russia), Mariya Muzychuk (2533, Ukraine), Tan Zhongyi (2527, China), Antoaneta Stefanova (2490, Bulgaria), and Anna Ushenina (2451, Ukraine) are taking part in the event as well. The tournament will also see such chess stars as Humpy Koneru (2557, India), Kateryna Lagno (2556, Russia), Anna Muzychuk (2555, Ukraine), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2536, Russia), Valentina Gunina (2525, Russia) and many others.

There shall be five rounds of matches, comprising two games per round, with the winners progressing to the next round. The 6th (final) round shall be played over four games. If the score is equal after regular games of each match, tie-break games shall be played.

The winner of the final match will be declared Women’s World Champion.

Ugra Chess Academy

The FIDE Presidential Board members have unanimously supported the proposal of the FIDE President A. Dvorkovich which has been approved by the FIDE Commission on World Championships and Olympiads.

Following the change in the system of the Women’s World Championship, the amendment to the regulations of the Women’s World Championship 2018 has been made: all semi-finalists except for the eventual winner will qualify to the forthcoming Women’s Candidate Tournament of the 2019-2020 cycle.

The venue of FIDE Women’s World Championship is a famous Ugra Chess Academy, a modern building located in the city centre. The Opening Ceremony will take place in the Concert and theatre centre “Ugra-Classic”. Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich are expected to attend the ceremony.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Schedule: November 2 – Players Meeting / Opening Ceremony, November 3-5 – Round 1, November 6-8 – Round 2, November 9-11 – Round 3, November 12-14 – Round 4 (Quarterfinals), November 15-17 – Round 5 (Semi-final), November 18 – Free day, November 19-23 – Round 6 (Final), November 23 – Closing Ceremony.

The total prize fund is USD 450,000.

Pairings tree

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FIDE Women’s World Championship Starts in Khanty-Mansiysk on November 2

FIDE - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:41




The FIDE Women's World Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on November 2-23, 2018. 64 chess players from 28 countries will determine the strongest one according to the knock-out system.

The top seed is the incumbent world champion Ju Wenjun (2561, China). Former world champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (2551, Russia), Mariya Muzychuk (2533, Ukraine), Tan Zhongyi (2527, China), Antoaneta Stefanova (2490, Bulgaria), and Anna Ushenina (2451, Ukraine) are taking part in the event as well. The tournament will also see such chess stars as Humpy Koneru (2557, India), Kateryna Lagno (2556, Russia), Anna Muzychuk (2555, Ukraine), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2536, Russia), Valentina Gunina (2525, Russia) and many others.

There shall be five rounds of matches, comprising two games per round, with the winners progressing to the next round. The 6th (final) round shall be played over four games. If the score is equal after regular games of each match, tie-break games shall be played.

The winner of the final match will be declared Women’s World Champion.

The FIDE Presidential Board members have unanimously supported the proposal of the FIDE President A. Dvorkovich which has been approved by the FIDE Commission on World Championships and Olympiads.

Following the change in the system of the Women's World Championship, the amendment to the regulations of the Women's World Championship 2018 has been made: all semi-finalists except for the eventual winner will qualify to the forthcoming Women's Candidate Tournament of the 2019-2020 cycle.



The venue of FIDE Women's World Championship is a famous Ugra Chess Academy, a modern building located in the city centre. The Opening Ceremony will take place in the Concert and theatre centre “Ugra-Classic”. Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich are expected to attend the ceremony.

Schedule: November 2 - Players Meeting / Opening Ceremony, November 3-5 - Round 1, November 6-8 - Round 2, November 9-11 - Round 3, November 12-14 - Round 4 (Quarterfinals), November 15-17 - Round 5 (Semi-final), November 18 - Free day, November 19-23 - Round 6 (Final), November 23 - Closing Ceremony.

Prize fund is USD 450,000.

Chief Arbiter is IA Igor Bolotinsky (Russia).


Pairings tree

Regulations

Official website


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Obituary for Honorary Life President of the Malaysian Chess Federation Dato Tan Chin Nam

FIDE - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:55


The father of Malaysian chess, Dato Tan Chin Nam, born 18 March 1926, has passed away on 21 October 2018 at 93 years of age in his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Since 1974 Dato Tan had been at the helm of Malaysian chess - for many decades he the President of the Malaysian Chess Federation while also being its biggest patron - and from 1986 to 1990 also served as FIDE Deputy President for Asia and then from 1990-1994 as a member of the FIDE Executive Board.

Not many people today know that it was Dato Tan who originated and introduced Rapid Chess to FIDE and to the chess world.



The FIDE and Asian events he brought to Malaysia are simply too many to list, and include a World Championship Match, Interzonals, World Youth U-16 Olympiad and numerous Zonals, the only one missing was perhaps the World Chess Olympiad, and even today it is because of his vision that we have the region leading Malaysian Chess Festival for 15 years now and still counting.

Dato' Tan was a man of many interests, or more accurately, passions, where chess perhaps just trumped horse racing, but more important was that in all that he did, he was a huge success.


A successful entrepreneur and businessman who rapidly became one of the top ten richest men in Malaysia, he was always a visionary and innovator, and was instrumental in bringing to and supporting chess in China - the Big Dragon Project - whose rise as both a global economy and chess powerhouse he long foresaw.



Dato Tan's passing will leave a vacuum in Malaysian chess that will be impossible to fill and Asian chess will be very much poorer for it while FIDE has lost a good friend who embodied "Gens Una Sumus".

Yet, for those who knew him best, it was not his leadership, his generosity and patronage of the game with the endless sponsorship, or even the paradigm changing initiatives, but the many hours watching and playing chess with a man who came to chess late but whose love for it was second to none and who just wanted to be a better player than he was the day before.

 

 Written on behalf of Malaysian Chess Federation by Peter Long
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Women’s World Chess championship semifinalists to qualify for the FIDE Women’s Candidates’ tournament

FIDE - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:45




Women’s World Chess championship semifinalists to qualify for the FIDE Women’s Candidates’ tournament

The FIDE Presidential Board members have unanimously supported the proposal of the FIDE President A. Dvorkovich which has been approved by the FIDE Commission on World Championships and Olympiads:

Following the change in the system of the Women's World Championship, the following amendment to the regulations of the Women's World Championship 2018 has been made: all semifinalists except for the eventual winner will qualify to the forthcoming Women's Candidate Tournament of the 2019-2020 cycle.

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1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018 for the Disabled successfully finished

FIDE - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:33



Seven rounds of a tense chess battle for the title of the Team Champion 2018 at the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018 for the Disabled came to its successful end. The championship was organized by Dresdner Schachfestival e.V. under the auspices of FIDE. It started on 14 October with 9 teams participating from 4 FIDE national federations.

IPCA Russia became the World Team Chess Champion for the Disabled 2018, followed by the Silver Medalists Deaf Poland Team. The bronze medal went to Niedersachsen of Germany.



The Organizing Committee Chairman Dr. Dirk Jordan traditionally opened the Round wishing all participants luck.



The FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili was a special guest of the last round and made a ceremonial first move on Board 1.



Deutschland Jugend team met the Team Hungary in the last round.



Deaf Poland Team has had a good tournament and managed to secure the second place in the championship.



The two youth teams participating in the competition: Youth Chess Team Russia and Deutschland Jugend showed a good performance against their adult opponents.

As the young chess players said it was a great experience for them to take part in the 1st edition of the World Chess Competition for the Disabled.



Closing Ceremony of the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018

Distinguished guests at Closing Ceremony

 

Organizing Committee Chairman Dr. Dirk Jordan welcomed all participants of the competition. He expressed his thankfulness for the great performance and good atmosphere during the event.

He also thanked FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili for his time to attend the Closing Ceremony of the championship and invited him to the stage for his welcoming speech.



FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili welcomed all participants and organizers of the competition on behalf of the FIDE President and FIDE Presidential Board. He read the Welcoming Speech from the FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich. FIDE President thanked all participants and organizers for such a successful event. He also expressed his hope to meet up in one of the next events.

 

FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili underlined the warm atmosphere and optimism that he felt in the playing hall. He is sure this helps a lot to make an event a success.

Mayor of Dresden Dr. Peter Lames welcomed all participants as well as the FIDE Vice President Akaki Iasvhili. He underlined that for them it is a big honor that he attended the competition. He also expressed his thankfulness that FIDE President sent his warm congratulations to the participants and organizers.



It was also remarkable that the ICCD treasurer Holger Mende attended the Closing Ceremony of the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship for the Disabled. He shared with the plans of his organization and expressed his gratitude to the organizers who work hard to the benefit of the common goals.

 

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony followed the official speeches. The Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists were awarded with medals.



IPCA Russia – winners of the 1st World Team Chess Champions 2018 for the Disabled

 

Deaf Poland – Silver medalists of the World Team Championship for the Disabled



Niedersachsen of Germany – Bronze medalists of World Team Championship for the Disabled


The best women team was awarded with a special prize as well – Russian Women Deaf. Mayor of Dresden Dr. Peter Lames awarded the women’s best team.

 


The Best Chess Players per board award followed the ceremony.

1 board – Marco Drewes of German Niedersachsen team

2 board – Dmitry Scerbin of IPCA Russia

3 board – Mariusz Cwiek of Deaf Poland

4 board – Ilia Lipilin of IPCA Russia

5 board – Maciej Szalko of Deaf Poland


Deutschland Jugend became the best junior team of the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018 in Dresden.



Two arbiters got IA and FA norms respectfully: Eckhart Stets and Karsten Wieland of Germany. Egmont Poenisch to present the certificates.



FIDE Observer Thomas Luther announced the dates of the 2nd World Team Chess Championship 2020 which will take place in Dresden, Germany – 17 to 25 October 2020. He also congratulated all participants and winners on the conclusion of such a great championship and expressed his hope to meet up again in two years.

By Kema Goryaeva

www.worldchess-disabled.com/de

Photo courtesy by Karsten Wieland



FIDE President's Letter to the participants of the 1st World Team Chess Championship for disabled


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Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

FIDE - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:13



The second and third rounds of the World Youth Championships were played in Porto Carras on October 21. The players had a tough day with double rounds which started at 10 am and lasted till 10:30 pm with a short break for lunch.



In the Open U14 category, ten players have a perfect score. In the Girls U14, six players have two points.

In the Open U16 category, five players have three points out of three, and in Girls U16 there are six leaders with the same result.

Three players are leading the pack in Open U18. In the Girls' U-18, five players earned a perfect score.

The fourth round will be held on October 22.





Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on October 03, 2018. The championships will last from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open.

A record number of 626 players from 78 federations are taking part in the Championships.

The second and the third rounds will be played on 21st of October.

FIDE Vice-president Anastasia Sorokina greeted participants before the start of the 1st round. The Chief Arbiter of the World Youth Championships Takis Nikolopoulos drew the attention of the players to some tournament regulations, anti-cheating measures and reminded them about the tournament schedule.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com 

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44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

Chessdom - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 10:31

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey.

The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey

A seven round, FIDE rated, Swiss competition open to all players
Players with low ratings will be encouraged by the organisers to enter the Holiday tournament
Time limit: 40 moves in 100 minutes and then 40 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment per move from move 1
ENTRY FEE £40 (includes prize-giving dinner: juniors £30 entry fee)
Main Prizes £1,200 : £600 : £300 : £200 : £150

The Holiday Tournament – Sponsored by the Pennisula Hotel

A seven round, FIDE rated, Swiss competition for players rated under 1900
Time limit: 40 moves in 2 hours and then 1 hour to finish
ENTRY FEE £40 (includes prize-giving dinner: juniors £30 entry fee)
Main Prizes £400 : £200 : £100 : £75

Peninsula Hotel Guernsey

The 43rd Intertrust Guernsey International Chess Festival was won by grandmaster Jean-Pierre Le Roux of France. Gerda Nevska of Guernsey and Latvia won the Holiday Tournament.

Tournament website

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival – Open Tournament:

1 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2560
2 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2544
3 GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre FRA 2532
4 IM Povah Nigel E ENG 2303
5 FM Grieve Harry ENG 2292
6 Cornelisse John NED 2184
7 FM Waddington Mike P ENG 2096
8 Reijneveld Ad NED 2089
9 CM Rosen Daniel B ENG 2081
10 Kraft Karl-Heinz Prof. Dr. GER 2047
11 Havenaar Jan NED 2043
12 Curtis John E ENG 2042
13 Purdon Colin ENG 2036
14 Heppell Ian N ENG 2031
15 Wager John D ENG 2029
16 Sedgwick David ENG 2013
17 Van Den Boogaart Jan Maarten NED 2009
18 Prins Jan NED 2003
19 CM Thurlow Kevin J ENG 2002
20 Magnussen Pal SWE 2000
21 Collier David O ENG 1999
22 Bolt Graham ENG 1994
23 Dilleigh Stephen P ENG 1986
24 De Kruif Kees NED 1979
25 Campbell Ian ENG 1969
26 Sikkel Dirk NED 1969
27 Dijksterhuis Rolf NED 1958
28 CM Rowe Peter GCI 1951
29 Fassaert Desire NED 1942
30 Taylor Mark V ENG 1933
31 Spanton Tim R ENG 1923
32 Goris Ton NED 1922
33 Burton Ronnie ENG 1919
34 Hawkins James N H ENG 1910
35 Canonne Antoine FRA 1902
36 Morcom Huw WLS 1901
37 Karstens Lex NED 1874
38 CM Brookfield Toby GCI 1873
39 Schadd Jan NED 1872
40 Froberg Gert-Jan NED 1867
41 Ingham H William ENG 1849
42 Van Ginkel Henk NED 1842
43 Gravett Alan D ENG 1821
44 Carlucci Paul A ENG 1817
45 Murray J Stephen SCO 1757
46 Cummins J GCI 1748

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival – Holiday Tournament:

1. Van Hoek Wim NED 1882
2. Strade Arita GCI 1846
3. Nevska Gerda GCI 1819
4. Dennis Nigel W ENG 1801
5. Haisma Henk NED 1787
6. Hoogakker Peter NED 1787
7. O’Connell Denis IRL 1783
8. Baart Edwin NED 1774
9. Turner David J ENG 1763
10. Stanners Michael J ENG 1762
11. Heesen Jos NED 1760
12. Nielsen Jorgen Holmstrom DEN 1748
13. Kirk Matthew GCI 1732
14. Hall Alan ENG 1731
15. Glover John ENG 1717
16. Remie Peter NED 1714
17. Kershaw Graham ENG 1712
18. Bateman Kerry GCI 1710
19. Goris-Schouwstra Adry NED 1697
20. Goman Colin GCI 1692
21. Foran Barry IRL 1688
22. Jongerius Marc NED 1686
23. O’Brien Paul W ENG 1654
24. Bakkes Frits NED 1650
25. Collins Alan ENG 1650
26. Ruigrok Jacques NED 1645
27. Colsen Manuel NED 1628
28. Finch Russell GCI 1622
29. Brown Geoffrey D ENG 1612
30. Gibson John FRA 1608
31. Kearsley Raymond J ENG 1590
32. Beadle John R ENG 1565
33. Huba Mark J ENG 1556
34. Rowe Oliver GCI 1553
35. Foster Paul ENG 1540
36. Jones Sidney A ENG 1488
37. Maurus Mickey ENG 1435
38. Harnden Terry GCI 1428
39. Bennett David ENG 1383
40. Nalichowski Bogdan POL 1378
41. Van Beek Ronald NED 1366
42. Shek Daniel ENG 1304
43. De Silver Arthur ENG 0
44. Le Maitre Richard GCI 0
45. Owen Garth I GCI 0
46. Van Amerongen Judith NED 0

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International Max Zavanelli Memorial

Chessdom - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 08:32

The “Z” chess club, Lithuanian Army Sport Club and Lithuanian Army officers club are organizing the “Max Zavanelli Memorial” tournament from 22-28th October in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The tournament consists of the following sections:
Open A – players with FIDE rating above 2100 FIDE rated, 9 rounds
Open B – players with FIDE rating 1601-2100 FIDE rated, 7 rounds
Open C – players with FIDE rating below 1600 and without FIDE rating, 7 rounds
Open D – players under 12, 7 rounds

The total prize fund is 11300 EUR, with 1500 EUR reserved for the winner of Open A. Participants lists below.

Tournament Director is Virginijus Grabliauskas. The Chief Arbiter is experienced IO/IA Arvydas Baltrūnas, his deputy and chief arbiter for children tournament NA Ruslanas Prigodinas.

Tournament website

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International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open A 2018:

1. GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2568
2. GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2555
3. GM Solodovnichenko Yuri UKR 2554
4. GM Chatalbashev Boris DEN 2527
5. IM Harutyunian Tigran K. ARM 2525
6. IM Laurusas Tomas LTU 2484
7. GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2470
8. WGM Buksa Nataliya UKR 2437
9. FM Bernotas Arturs LAT 2408
10. IM Kumsiashvili Nikoloz GEO 2399
11. GM Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2395
12. IM Nguyen Piotr POL 2393
13. IM Krivonosov Oleg LAT 2377
14. FM Rudolf Michal POL 2359
15. Grebeniuk Semen UKR 2331
16. FM Krykun Yuriy UKR 2326
17. Brazdzionis Andrius LTU 2326
18. FM Punin Andrii UKR 2321
19. Stauskas Lukas LTU 2304
20. FM Krstulovic Alex HUN 2301
21. IM Dambrauskas Virginijus LTU 2298
22. WIM Zaksaite Salomeja LTU 2278
23. Mickevicius Juras LTU 2278
24. Cherepov Alexej BLR 2266
25. CM Krzywda Andrzej POL 2247
26. WGM Berzina Ilze LAT 2228
27. Siniauski Artsiom BLR 2199
28. AGM Milikow Yoav ISR 2176
29. WIM Kubicka Anna POL 2174
30. AGM Milikow Elie ISR 2173
31. IM Malinin Yuri RUS 2172
32. Zhukov Anton RUS 2161
33. FM Krustkalns Kristaps LAT 2155
34. WFM Lahav Michal ISR 2151
35. WCM Isha Sharma IND 2151
36. IM Kaunas Kestutis LTU 2149
37. Poysti Nathanael GER 2149
38. Praczukowski Stanislaw POL 2140
39. Zgadzaj Rafal POL 2120
40. Sarbay Aleksandr BLR 2115
41. Rimeikis Andrius LTU 2114
42. CM Strybuk Artsiom I BLR 2106
43. Jankunas Tomas LTU 2093
44. Sokolovsky Yahli ISR 2082
45. Kalinowska Zuzanna POL 2062
46. CM Silich Yahor BLR 2058
47. Golubovskis Maksims LAT 2049
48. Povilaitis Tomas LTU 2008
49. Ruksenas Romas LTU 1990
50. Bashirinia Omid IRI 1981
51. Jablokov Dmitrij LTU 1946
52. Hart Alexander SWE 1917
53. Boyajyan David LTU 1868
54. Pluta Paulius LTU 1863
55. Tsesler Yakau BLR 1841
56. Indriunas Matas LTU 1835
57. Skurniak Szymon POL 1763
58. Jumaa Ammed UAE 0

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open B 2018:

1. Grigaliunas Sigitas LTU 2101
2. FM Rositsan Boris LTU 2077
3. Valantiejus Vaidotas LTU 2062
4. Hodzdanker Mikhail BLR 2050
5. Bartkus Vidas LTU 2044
6. Narmontas Raimondas LTU 2038
7. Sumskis Rimvydas LTU 2029
8. Jalanskij Sergej LTU 2020
9. Zilinskas Vaidotas LTU 2018
10. Eigminas Kipras LTU 2016
11. Babrauskas Darius LTU 2005
12. Kasparavicius Laimutis LTU 2005
13. Arulis Algimantas LTU 1991
14. WCM Sibajeva Marija LTU 1980
15. Grybas Gintaras LTU 1971
16. Poska Karolis LTU 1942
17. Salna Aleksandras LTU 1934
18. CM Navumenka Mikhei BLR 1926
19. Vasiliauskas Nerijus LTU 1925
20. Steponavicius Petras LTU 1903
21. Gerasimovic Stanislav LTU 1893
22. Paulauskas Andrius LTU 1893
23. Maziukas Kasparas LTU 1891
24. Pidluznij Gleb LTU 1878
25. Setikiene Grazina LTU 1874
26. Viederis Gediminas LTU 1867
27. AIM Slusnys Evaldas LTU 1846
28. Taylor Robert Graham WLS 1840
29. Jurksaitis Juozas LTU 1838
30. Malisauskiene Marina LTU 1835
31. Mulevicius Andrius LTU 1833
32. Ketlerius Arijus LTU 1823
33. Vaitonis Vytautas LTU 1818
34. Cibulskis Vaclovas LTU 1817
35. Rutkauskas Gediminas LTU 1812
36. Voroblievas Arturas LTU 1811
37. Diciunas Valdas LTU 1797
38. Jasiunas Raimundas LTU 1789
39. Kraujunas Vladas LTU 1789
40. Novikovas Anatolijus LTU 1784
41. Kuvsinov Anatolij LTU 1779
42. Voronov Vadim LTU 1773
43. Buivydas Skirmantas LTU 1764
44. Sarauskas Andrius LTU 1764
45. Vardanyan Aras LTU 1764
46. Petraitis Gintautas LTU 1763
47. Podolskyi Mykhailo UKR 1762
48. Kusner Michail LTU 1759
49. Koliasnikovas Aironas LTU 1758
50. Zykiene Rita LTU 1754
51. Likatavicius Rapolas LTU 1752
52. Zebelis Rimantas LTU 1749
53. Bagdanskis Dangis LTU 1736
54. Janulynas Jonas LTU 1723
55. Melnikau Aliaksei BLR 1714
56. Leclere Daniel LTU 1712
57. Michailov Andrej LTU 1673
58. Feofanov Boris LTU 1671
59. Toktomushev Teimur UKR 1671
60. Matulaitis Vidmantas LTU 1662
61. Muzas Kestutis LTU 1621
62. Idzeliene Asta LTU 1618
63. Barsciauskas Gintautas LTU 1591
64. Dailidenas Justas LTU 1584
65. Ravlusevic Evelina LTU 1583
66. Vazgauskas Povilas LTU 1555
67. Mecelica Erikas LTU 1537
68. Jauniskis Edmundas LTU 1526
69. Vainermanas Berelis LTU 1496
70. Jeriominas Jurijus LTU 1474
71. Ruginis Antanas LTU 1399
72. Makarau Yauheni BLR 1391
73. AFM Burneika Remigijus LTU 0
74. Aladaitis Darius LTU 0
75. Mankauskas Donatas LTU 0

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open C 2018:

1. Venckevicius Justas LTU 1590
2. Rackauskas Karolis LTU 1561
3. Balcikonis Vilmantas LTU 1557
4. Baraniuk Andrej UKR 1546
5. Labanauskas Dovydas LTU 1505
6. Dubovik Maria BLR 1465
7. Lager Igor RUS 1457
8. Baryschyk Sergey BLR 1426
9. Sukyte Kotryna LTU 1416
10. Skietrys Eugenijus LTU 1415
11. Navickas Nojus LTU 1394
12. AFM Morkunas Gustas LTU 1379
13. Liashkevich Lizaveta BLR 1360
14. Girdziusas Kestutis LTU 1352
15. Paknyte Elzbieta LTU 1346
16. Plutaite Ausra LTU 1344
17. Misiuk Monika LTU 1339
18. Viliusis Neimantas LTU 1318
19. Koliasnikovas Denis LTU 1292
20. Danovski Henryk LTU 1274
21. Biveynis Alexander LTU 1265
22. AFM Ser Daniel LTU 1263
23. Jackeviciute Klaudija LTU 1261
24. Norkeliunas Matas LTU 1260
25. Misiuk Martynas LTU 1258
26. Sitkauskaite Ieva LTU 1247
27. Vizinis Jonas LTU 1238
28. Vaiciunas Giedrius LTU 1208
29. Paknyte Beatrice LTU 1204
30. Rudzkis Vilius LTU 1197
31. Ziukas Saulius LTU 1183
32. Griksaite Ieva LTU 1171
33. Kudarauskas Nojus LTU 1129
34. Kuznecovas Kevinas LTU 1106
35. Daschinskiy Timofey BLR 1045
36. Ziukaite Ieva LTU 1036
37. Babris Ivars LAT 0
38. Chuprynenka Yauheni BLR 0
39. Dalinkevicius Vaidotas LTU 0
40. Gerasimov Igor LTU 0
41. Girdenis Juozapas LTU 0
42. Jurkus Evaldas LTU 0
43. Kasparavicius Viktoras LTU 0
44. Krivenkis Dmitrijus LTU 0
45. Motiejunas Titas LTU 0
46. Motiejunas Ugnius LTU 0
47. Paznekas Tomas LTU 0
48. Ramanavicius Domantas LTU 0
49. Remeika Vytautas LTU 0
50. Satkauskas Egidijus LTU 0
51. Sukys Arunas LTU 0
52. Vilius Vaidas LTU 0
53. Zalneravicius Balys LTU 0

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open D:

1. Sharou Filip BLR 1293
2. Griksaite Egle LTU 1235
3. Bialevich Maryia BLR 1189
4. Ziukas Saulius LTU 1183
5. Jonaitis Herkus LTU 1164
6. Remeikaite Rugile LTU 1156
7. Songaila Jokubas LTU 1151
8. Morkunaite Adrijana LTU 1149
9. Remeika Ugnius LTU 1141
10. Rimkus Tomas LTU 1119
11. Kazlas Jokubas LTU 1113
12. Mickus Vidminas Marius LTU 1082
13. Dobrovolskis Vincentas LTU 1079
14. Lengvinaite Aiste LTU 1050
15. Kapickis Karolis LTU 1049
16. Linkevicius Vilius LTU 1048
17. Mickunaite Agne LTU 1033
18. Spirkova Marija LAT 1033
19. Remeika Vytenis LTU 1031
20. Jasiulionis Lukas LTU 1020
21. Aglinskyte Marta LTU 0
22. Antimonov Maksim LTU 0
23. Atvars Rihards LAT 0
24. Babris Rihards LAT 0
25. Boguslauskas Vainius LTU 0
26. Buzas Benas LTU 0
27. Gavenavicius Karolis LTU 0
28. Gerasimov Igor LTU 0
29. Griksaite Laura LTU 0
30. Griksaite Ruta LTU 0
31. Grincevic Nikita LTU 0
32. Jablonskas Dominykas LTU 0
33. Jelagaite Irena Andrea LTU 0
34. Kancleris Nojus LTU 0
35. Kapylets Mikhail BLR 0
36. Kliamko Markas LTU 0
37. Korostin Konstantinas LTU 0
38. Kozevnikovas Skajus LTU 0
39. Labecka Maria LAT 0
40. Laus Adrian LTU 0
41. Lengvinaite Lukne LTU 0
42. Levitskiy Ivan BLR 0
43. Liutvinas Anton LTU 0
44. Maciokaite Emilija LTU 0
45. Marchenkova Varvara BLR 0
46. Matskevich Varvara BLR 0
47. Michailovas Ugnius LTU 0
48. Mickute Sandra LTU 0
49. Mikalajunas Gytis LTU 0
50. Musayev Eldar LTU 0
51. Musayeva Kamila LTU 0
52. Navumenka Makar BLR 0
53. Norkeliunas Sarunas LTU 0
54. Paznekaite Laura Sofija LTU 0
55. Penka Gusts LAT 0
56. Perazzo Kamila ITA 0
57. Pidluznij Matvej LTU 0
58. Postic Matija LTU 0
59. Pukite Elza LAT 0
60. Pustovalovas Gabrielius LTU 0
61. Radzevicius Matas M. LTU 0
62. Ramanavicius Domantas LTU 0
63. Raudonis Lukas LTU 0
64. Rimkute Sandra LTU 0
65. Sakavickas Rokas LTU 0
66. Satkauskas Benediktas LTU 0
67. Satkute Iveta LTU 0
68. Simaitis Simas LTU 0
69. Sniuikaite Ugne LTU 0
70. Staravoitau Aliaksandr FID 0
71. Sumeika Danielius LTU 0
72. Suslov Alexander BLR 0
73. Urbanavicius Dainius LTU 0
74. Venslovaite Ula LTU 0
75. Zalys Matas LTU 0
76. Zilanus Paulius LTU 0
77. Zilanus Vilius LTU 0
78. Znutas Jokubas LTU 0

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FIDE World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships finished in Porto Carras

FIDE - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 18:48



The FIDE World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships among boys and girls under 14, 16, and 18 years old were held in Halkidiki from 17th to 19th of October.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visited the event and made a first symbolic move in the game Limanovska-Shuvalova (Girls U-18).

 


FIDE President attended the closing ceremony of the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships and presented awards to the winners. Top three places in each tournament were awarded with cups and medals.


 

Results of World Youth Rapid Championships:

U14:

Boys: 1. Dmitry Tsoi (Russia) - 7.5/9, 2. Huang Renjie (China), 3. Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan) - 6.5;

Girls: 1. Song Yuxin (China) - 7.5, 2. Meruert Kamalidenova (Kazakhstan) - 7, 3. Ning Kaiyu (China) - 6.5;

U16:

Boys: 1. Andrey Esipenko (Russia) - 8, 2. Nodirbek Yakubboev (Uzbekistan) - 7, 3. Ramazan Zhalmakhanov (Kazakhstan) - 6.5;

Girls: 1. Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong (Vietnam) - 7.5, 2. Ekaterina Goltseva (Russia), 3. Mariia Berdnyk (Ukraine) - 6;

U18:

Boys: 1. Alexey Sarana (Russia) - 7.5, 2. Igor Janik (Poland) - 6.5, 3. Kirill Shevchenko (Ukraine) - 6;

Girls: 1. Polina Shuvalova (Russia) - 7.5, 2. Alicja Sliwicka (Poland), 3. Alexandra Obolentseva (Russia) - 6.

 

Results of World Youth Blitz Championships:

U14:

Boys: 1. Huang Renjie (China), 2. Volodar Murzin (Russia, 3. Dmitry Tsoi (Russia) - 6.5;

Girls: 1. Leya Garifullina (Russia) - 7.5, 2. Song Yuxin (China) - 7, 3. Ning Kaiyu (China) - 6.5;

U16:

Boys: 1. Andrey Esipenko (Russia), 2. Abdimalik Abdisalimov (Uzbekistan) - 7.5, 3. David Gavrilescu (Romania) - 7;

Girls: 1. Assel Serikbay (Kazakhstan), 2. Zhang Xiao (China) - 7, 3. Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong (Vietnam) - 6.5;

U18:

Boys: 1. Alexey Sarana (Russia) - 7.5, 2. Denis Makhnev (Kazakhstan), 3. Viktor Gazik (Slovakia) - 7;

Girls: 1. Polina Shuvalova (Russia) - 7.5, 2. Nguen Hong Ngoc (Vietnam), 3. Anastasia Avramidou (Greece) - 6.



Official website: worldyouth2018.com

 
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WYCC 2018 girls LIVE!

Chessdom - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:27

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

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open. The national champions of federations members of FIDE in each of the age groups are granted the free accommodation by the Organizer.

A record number of 651 participants from 79 federations will be taking part in the Championships. Among them are 8 Grandmasters, 48 International Masters and 157 FIDE Masters.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes.

Tie-break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz, d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins.

This is the live games section of the World Youth Chess Championships 2018 for girls. For the other sections, follow the links below

World Youth U18 / World Youth U16 / World Youth U14

Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for a tiebreak.

Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.

All players will be given certificates of participation.

As a prequel of the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2018, the 2nd FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships are being held in the same venue from 16-20th October.

160 young players from 35 federations are currently competing in the Rapid Championships.

The tournaments are played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. The time control for the rapid championships is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move. The time control for the blitz championships is be 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.

Tie break criteria:
a) the direct game/s between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other),
b) buchholz cut 1,
c) buchholz,
d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white),
e) the greater number of wins.

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World Youth Chess Championships 2018 U14 LIVE!

Chessdom - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:25

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

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open. The national champions of federations members of FIDE in each of the age groups are granted the free accommodation by the Organizer.

A record number of 651 participants from 79 federations will be taking part in the Championships. Among them are 8 Grandmasters, 48 International Masters and 157 FIDE Masters.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes.

Tie-break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz, d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins.

This is the live games section of the World Youth Chess Championships 2018 U14. For the other sections, follow the links below

World Youth U16 / World Youth U18 / World Youth girls

Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for a tiebreak.

Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.

All players will be given certificates of participation.

As a prequel of the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2018, the 2nd FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships are being held in the same venue from 16-20th October.

160 young players from 35 federations are currently competing in the Rapid Championships.

The tournaments are played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. The time control for the rapid championships is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move. The time control for the blitz championships is be 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.

Tie break criteria:
a) the direct game/s between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other),
b) buchholz cut 1,
c) buchholz,
d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white),
e) the greater number of wins.

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World Youth Chess Championship 2018 LIVE

Chessdom - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:22

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

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open. The national champions of federations members of FIDE in each of the age groups are granted the free accommodation by the Organizer.

A record number of 651 participants from 79 federations will be taking part in the Championships. Among them are 8 Grandmasters, 48 International Masters and 157 FIDE Masters.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes.

Tie-break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz, d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins.

This is the live games section of the World Youth Chess Championships 2018 U18. For the other sections, follow the links below

World Youth U16 / World Youth U14 / World Youth girls

Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for a tiebreak.

Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.

All players will be given certificates of participation.

As a prequel of the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2018, the 2nd FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships are being held in the same venue from 16-20th October.

160 young players from 35 federations are currently competing in the Rapid Championships.

The tournaments are played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. The time control for the rapid championships is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move. The time control for the blitz championships is be 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.

Tie break criteria:
a) the direct game/s between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other),
b) buchholz cut 1,
c) buchholz,
d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white),
e) the greater number of wins.

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World Youth Chess 2018 U16 LIVE!

Chessdom - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:22

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

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open. The national champions of federations members of FIDE in each of the age groups are granted the free accommodation by the Organizer.

A record number of 651 participants from 79 federations will be taking part in the Championships. Among them are 8 Grandmasters, 48 International Masters and 157 FIDE Masters.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes.

Tie-break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz, d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins.

This is the live games section of the World Youth Chess Championships 2018 U18. For the other sections, follow the links below

World Youth U18 / World Youth U14 / World Youth girls

Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for a tiebreak.

Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.

All players will be given certificates of participation.

As a prequel of the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2018, the 2nd FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships are being held in the same venue from 16-20th October.

160 young players from 35 federations are currently competing in the Rapid Championships.

The tournaments are played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. The time control for the rapid championships is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move. The time control for the blitz championships is be 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.

Tie break criteria:
a) the direct game/s between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other),
b) buchholz cut 1,
c) buchholz,
d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white),
e) the greater number of wins.

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Tata Steel Chess India in Kolkata

Chessdom - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:42

Tata Steel Chess India, which will be hosted in Kolkata from November 9-14, 2018, will witness the participation of the world’s current top Grandmasters, including Vishwanathan Anand, who has not played in a tournament of this scale in India for over two decades.

A total of 11 top-ranked players will take part in the tournament, which will be played in Rapid and Blitz formats. The venue of the tournament is Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700 071, one of the cultural hubs located in the heart of the city.

Jeroen van den Berg, Director of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament held at Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, will be the Director of Tata Steel Chess India as well. The tournament will comprise Rapid as well as Blitz competitions.

The participants will play a single round robin (all play all) Rapid Tournament on November 9th, 10th, and 11th followed by a double round robin Blitz tournament on November 13th and 14th. Tata Steel Chess India will be part of the FIDE (International Chess Federation) calendar.

Participants:
Vishwanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakriyar Mamedyarov, Wesley So, Harikrishna Pentala, Vidit Gujrathi, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Nihal Sarin and Praggnanandhaa R.

The total prize money in the two events is US$ 40,000 with first prizes of US$, 10,000 and US$ 7,500 in the Rapid and Blitz games, respectively.

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Aleksey Dreev convincing in Saint Louis

Chessdom - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 09:26

The 2018 Fall Chess Classic was held from 10-18th October at the Saint Louis Chess Club. There were two 10-player round robins for the total prize fund of $36,000.

The 49-years old Russian GM Aleksey Dreev dominated the Fall Chess Classic A, finishing the event with 6,5/9 points, a full point ahead of the nearest follower. The former World Championship candidate performed at 2821 elo and earned 20 rating points. The top prize was 6000 USD.

Armenian GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan won the Fall Chess Classic B by an even bigger margin. He scored 7,0/9 points, leaving the chasing pack full two point behind. Gabuzyan, who was the top seed in this section, performed at 2711 elo and earned 4000 USD for the effort.

GM Aleksey Dreev

2018 Fall Chess Classic A standings:

1. GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2649 – 6,5
2. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2653 – 5,5
3-4. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2652 and GM Lenderman Aleksandr USA 2630 – 5,0
5-6. GM Robson Ray USA 2682 and GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2641 – 4,5
7-8. GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2662 and GM Hansen Eric CAN 2629 – 4,0
9. GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2673 – 3,5
10. GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2669 – 2,5

2018 Fall Chess Classic B standings:

1. GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 2592 – 7,0
2-4. GM Moradiabadi Elshan USA 2534, GM Zierk Steven USA 2506 and GM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2495 – 5,0
5. GM Azarov Sergei BLR 2565 – 4,5
6-8. GM Holt Conrad USA 2561, GM Chandra Akshat USA 2471 and GM Boros Denes HUN 2439 – 4,0
9. FM Jacobson Brandon USA 2443 – 3,5
10. FM Yoo Christopher Woojin USA 2402 – 3,0

Tournament website

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