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2nd Hersonissos International Open

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 12:33

The 2nd Hersonissos International Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 16-25 June 2018 at the Lyttos Beach Hotel. With 4.000€ total prize funds it is a great way to combine chess and vacations. The event is organized by the Heraklion Chess Club, Heraklio OAA, Hersonissos Chess Academy, Candia Chess Club, and supported by the Municipality of Hersonissos and Administration of Crete.

Situated next to a beautiful golden coast, on one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Crete, and within a 20 kilometer distance from the airport of Heraklion (code: HER), a colorful garden of more than 500 palm trees, fragrant flowers and plants, awaits for you to create your new holiday memories.
GROUP A (Open section): General entry fee 80€. For players of Greek Chess Federation the entry fee is 50€, For players of the Cretan Chess Clubs the entry fee is 40€. For Players carrying the titles of GM, WGM, IM, WIM no entry fee is required.

GROUP B (under 14 & U1100 rating): Participation Fee 25€.
Top prizes are 1000€ / 600€ / 300€ etc. There are also special women, senior and elo prizes. Cups and medals will be given to the first three places in both groups and to all special categories.

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

More live chess1st International Pelion Open /The Baltic Zonal -Palanga Stage /
22nd Voronezh chess festival Alekhine Memorial Master Open

Starting list

1 Delchev Aleksander
2 Adair James R
3 Salomon Johan
4 Haug Johannes
5 Hommeles Theo
6 L’ami Alina
7 Risting Eivind Olav
8 Ranaldi Lucas
9 Djingarova Emilia
10 Lirindzakis Timotheos
11 Vanheirzeele Daniel
12 Lobersli Henrik Oie
13 Serpetsidakis Nikolaos
14 Loshkarev Dmitri
15 Umbetov Kazybek
16 Angermuende Dirk
17 Sielicki Tomasz
18 Stefanov Evtim
19 Bit-Narva David
20 Haverkamp Klaus Dr.
21 Kadianis Georgios
22 Maris Ioannis
23 Pliev Vladimir
24 Lichii Elizaveta
25 Bras Emanouel
26 Warnk Torsten
27 Brokalakis – Gounaris Christos
28 Parker Keith
29 Iminov Bachtiar
30 Storkebaum Ulrike
31 Fragiadakis Emanouel
32 Afsari-Rad Aidin
33 Aggeletos Marios
34 Kouvidis Ioannis
35 Spirou Gerasimos
36 Papidakis Georgios
37 Aggelakis Ilias
38 Kotsinis Alexandros
39 Ivanov Svetlen
40 Kozyris Ilias
41 Koutsourakis Ioannis
42 Mateev Kaloyan Mateev
43 Dagkonaki Aspasia
44 Vitsaxaki Iris
45 Magoulianos Nikolaos
46 Dagkonaki Antonia
47 Koutsouraki Ariadni
48 Ergazaki Eirini
49 Kealar Konstantinos
50 Saklampanakis Dimitrios
51 Alexandrakis Georgios
52 Matthaiaki Nefeli
53 Tsapaki Asimenia
54 Kavouras Kosmas
55 Koutsourakis Emmanouil
56 Fragkiadakis Nikolaos Emm
57 Vlatas Dimitrios
58 Kealar Ioannis
59 Orfanaki Kalliopi
60 Mateeva Yana
61 Sorina Liya
62 Roditakis Emmanouil
63 Aggeletou Fereniki
64 Farsaris Charalampos
65 Gialitakis Dimitrios
66 Alexandrakis Athanasios
67 Chatzidakis Emmanouil 48423
68 Kontaki Maria
69 Lantzourakis Nikolaos
70 Farsaris Michail
71 Karouzou Melina Andomachi
72 Katsaros Dimitrios 42057
73 Perakis Savvas
74 Anastasakis Vasileios Georgios
75 Anastasaki Anastasia St
76 Fragkiadaki Ourania
77 Gorantonakis Georgios
78 Kozyri Aikaterini

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Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 2 Recap

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 20:16

“It’s a miracle, really…When I lost my game to Hikaru I was about to cry, because I thought I don’t even get to play tiebreaks”- Wesley So at the closing ceremony.

After a dramatic day, Wesley So won Your Next Move, thus collecting 13 Grand Chess Tour points and $37,500 for his efforts. The American started and ended the day on top, but the standings don’t tell the full story of an event. The tournament was a tight race between Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Sergey Karjakin until the very last round when the winner of the tournament was decided on a small margin. Vachier-Lagrave and Karjakin tied for second place, both collecting 9 Grand Chess Tour points and $22,500.

The end of the event was the most dramatic one in the Grand Chess Tour series! So started the day with a comfortable 2.5 point lead but by round 13 Karjakin caught up to him while Vachier-Lagrave was only half a point behind. Going into the penultimate round, the leader lost his games while both of his rivals won theirs. Entering the last round, So was still half a point ahead but had the black pieces against his fellow American Hikaru Nakamura. Shortly after the opening, So found himself in a lost position. Lucky for him, both Vachier-Lagrave and Karjakin lost one after another! Wesley had only seconds left on his clock and was unaware that he had already clinched the title. He went on to lose his game, and only after the fact he found out that he was the victor after all.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave had a very strong showing and it seemed as though he would leapfrog the leader at some point. His performance in the first half of the day was very impressive with 3.5/4 but became shakier in the second half. Sergey Karjakin, who dominated day one of the blitz with 6.5/9 was not able to show the same form today and lost key games in the second part of the day. Both players had the opportunity to tie with the leader were it not for their last round heartbreaking losses.

With the last round win over the eventual winner, Hikaru Nakamura secured his fourth place, collecting 7 tour points and $15,000. Levon Aronian’s last two round losses cost him quite a bit of money and tour points as he finished in fifth place, with 6 points and $12,500. The Armenian finished 1.5 points behind the winner and was in contention for the title until the penultimate round when he lost a key game to Vachier-Lagrave.


There will be little rest for the players, as the second leg, Paris Grand Chess Tour, starts in just three days. Anish Giri who was the wildcard in Leuven will be replaced by Vladimir Kramnik who cannot compete for tour points. The rest of the field will keep battling it out for the top four places to qualify to London.

report by Tatev Abrahamyan

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12th Chess Festival “SILVER LAKE 2018“

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:15

Silver Lake

Chess club“VGSK“ in cooperation with the municipality of VelikoGradiste organizes the 12th Chess Festival “Silver Lake” in Silver Lake (VelikoGradiste) from June 17th, 2018 to June 24th, 2018. The Festival consists of three events: A tournament, B tournament and C tournament

The tournaments of the Festival “Silver Lake 2018” will be held in the following halls:
- А tournament – Conference hall of the hotel“Danubia”
- Btournament – Dining hall of the hotel“BeliBagrem”
- Ctournament – Dining hall of the restaurant“Atos”

The tournaments will be played according to the FIDE laws of chess. A and B tournaments will be FIDE rated. C tournament will not be rated.

A and B tournaments will be played in 9 rounds – Swiss pairing system (Dutch system). C tournament will be played in 10 rounds – Swiss pairing system

In A tournament every player will have 90 minutes for 40 moves + 15 minutes for the rest of the game and 30 seconds increment from move 1.
In B tournament every player will have 75 minutes for 40 moves + 15 minutes for the rest of the game and 30 seconds increment from move 1.
In C tournament every player will have 45 minutes for the game and 15 seconds increment from move 1

The schedule of the games on A and B tournaments is the following:
1. round- June 17th at 5pm
2. round- June 18th at 9am
3. round- June 18th at 5pm
4. round- June 19th at 5pm
5. round- June 20th at 5pm
6. round- June 21st at 5pm
7. round- June 22nd at 5pm
8. round- June 23th at 5pm
9. round- June 24th at 9am

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

More live chess European Amateur Chess Championship 2018
/22nd Voronezh chess festival Alekhine Memorial Master Open
/36th Balaton Open

Starting list

1 Georgiev Kiril
2 Petrov Nikita
3 Savic Miodrag R
4 Atalik Suat
5 Sanal Vahap
6 Kadric Denis
7 Damljanovic Branko
8 Cvitan Ognjen
9 Gazik Viktor
10 Stojanovic Mihajlo
11 Blagojevic Dragisa
12 Pikula Dejan
13 Markovic Miroslav
14 Milanovic Danilo
15 Hirneise Tobias
16 Kasparov Sergey
17 Ostojic Nikola
18 Perunovic Miodrag
19 Radovanovic Nikola
20 Lajthajm Borko
21 Ivic Velimir
22 Chakravarthi Reddy M
23 Radovanovic Mihajlo
24 Abramovic Bosko
25 Karavade Eesha
26 Djordjevic Vuk
27 Kanakaris Georgios
28 Filev Georgi
29 Low Zhen Yu Cyrus
30 Dudukovic Nikola
31 Tosic Miroslav
32 Atakisi Umut
33 Stoyanov Tsvetan
34 Nestorovic Dejan
35 Govedarica Radovan
36 Rajkovic Mladen
37 Savicevic Vlatko
38 Konaplev Anton
39 Rajkovic Dusan
40 Markovic Zoran S
41 Kosanovic Goran A
42 Marjanovic Annamaria
43 Marcetic Nikola
44 Ioannidis Evgenios
45 Pantelic Sasa
46 Kathmale Sameer
47 Irizanin Radoje
48 Eric Jovana
49 Ozen Bahadir
50 Baglan Esat
51 Kiremitciyan Ari
52 Krstulovic Alex
53 Desnica Vladan
54 Stevanic David
55 Cerovic Danilo
56 Dinev Dejan
57 Injac Teodora
58 Karthik Kumar Pradeep
59 Kulkarni Chinmay
60 Hejazipour Mitra
61 Velickovic Sasa
62 Avalyan Artur
63 Sevgi Volkan
64 Gajcin Marina
65 Kantorik Marian
66 Pogan Nikolas
67 Tadic Stefan
68 Cvetkovic Srdjan
69 Vafiadis Kleanthis
70 Mastrapovic Vladimir
71 Gazik Igor
72 Baum Jonasz
73 Vujacic Borivoje
74 Uysal Burak
75 Dahl Trygve
76 Nikolaou Spiridon
77 Rajkovic Aleksandar
78 Sahil Tickoo
79 Pesotskiy Mikhail
80 Tashev Aleksandar
81 Cholleti Sahajasri
82 Eswaran Ashritha
83 Parnali S Dharia
84 Garabetyan Arno
85 Dudin Gleb
86 Ivanovic Marko
87 Gunduz Umut Erdem
88 Sahin Doga Boran
89 Kasparova Tatiana
90 Poysti Nathanael
91 Radosavljevic Slobodan S
92 Mitev Valentin
93 Mijatovic Dusan
94 Malinarski Yehuda
95 Nestorovic Katarina
96 Alok Sinha
97 Radovic Stefan
98 Krasteva Beloslava
99 Jevtic Miroljub
100 Rempeli Alex
101 Manojlovic Sava
102 Kuntner Reinhard
103 Bojicic Andjela
104 Tadic Katarina
105 Ashid Tsetseg-Ulzii
106 Djokic Mihailo
107 Akin Yagiz Cinar
108 Yoon Jacob D
109 Dolgun Can
110 Damjanovic Vuk
111 Mehmed Elif
112 Shanya Mishra
113 Saksham Rautela
114 Farkas Sandor I
115 Toncheva Nadya
116 Cakan Cem
117 Dhruv Easwar
118 Vatkali Dimitra
119 Vujcic Milena
120 Emmanouilidis Athanasios
121 Sade Defne
122 Uzuner Tufan Can
123 Koutsogiannopoulou Theodora
124 Kandjolas Konstantin
125 Caliskan Seha

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Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Blitz Day 1 Recap

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:05

There was a big shake up in the standings after a full day of blitz. Wesley So still leads the tournament but his lead has narrowed to only one and a half points. The 2016 World Blitz Champion Sergey Karjakin dominated the day by scoring 6.5 points out of 9. He is now tied for second place in the overall standings with Levon Aronian. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Hikaru Nakamura are still also striking distance away from the leaders. With nine more rounds tomorrow, the tournament is still wide open, as a good or bad day for one of the leaders could completely change the outcome.

Wesley So had a strong start to the day when he extended his lead to three points before the start of round seven. Things started to turn sour when he found himself in a lost position against his countryman Fabiano Caruana but miraculously drew. This was indicative of So’s trouble to come as his solid play suddenly became shaky. He lost his next game to Shakriyar Mamedyarov then again to Hikaru Nakamura after an elementary blunder in time scramble.

Sergey Karjakin, on the other hand, moved up in the standings by winning his last three games defeating close rival Vachier-Lagrave, as well as Mamedyarov and the struggling Caruana. He was the only undefeated player of the day, which comes as no surprise as he is known for his blitz skills and finished second in the 2017 World Blitz Championship behind Magnus Carlsen. If he can repeat this performance tomorrow, he will be the favorite to win Your Next Move.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian entered the day as So’s closest rivals with three points behind the leader. Up until round seven, Vachier-Lagrave was the only other undefeated player besides So. His only half point in the last three games came from his draw against Aronian himself. The Armenian, on the other hand, had a good finish to the day, by scoring 2.5 points in the last three games, thus leapfrogging the Frenchman.

Hikaru Nakamura had a subpar start to the day but, like Karjakin, finished strong with wins in the last three games. His most important victory was against So in the last round, which blew the tournament wide open for the field. He is now in clear fifth place and three points behind the leader, but still has a realistic chance of winning the event or at least finishing in the top three.

The shocking results of the day were from Caruana and Mamedyarov who scored 2.5 and 3 points respectively. Anish Giri still finds himself in the bottom of the standings after scoring 4 points today due to his poor performance in the rapid. Viswanathan Anand and Alexander Grischuk both scored 5 points today but are too far behind the leader to be in contention for the title.

report by Tatev Abrahamyan

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1st International Pelion Open

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 09:56

The 1st International Pelion Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 16-23 June in the picturesque Agios Ioannis village of the Pelion mountain. 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.
The top seeded players are GM Ioannis Nikolaidis, GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis, GM Efstratios Grivas etc…

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

More live chess The Baltic Zonal -Palanga Stage /22nd Voronezh chess festival Alekhine Memorial Master Open /Finnish Championship 2018

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4th ad Gredine Open

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 09:47

The 4th ad Gredine Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 16-24 June 2018 in Ortisei, Italy. 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.

The Chess Club Gardena is delighted and proud to be hosting for the fourth time an important international chess tournament in Ortisei, in which a maximum of 160 people can participate. Strong participants from all over the world came in previous editions to Ortisei so that the tournament became a great sporting and cultural success with a local, national and international resonance.
After World Chess Championship in Merano 1981 between Karpov and Korchnoi this event is the biggest tournament in history of South Tyrol chess since the Second World War. The tournament is named “ad Gredine”, which is reminiscent of the historic document from the year 999, in which that word was mentioned for the very first time and originated the name “Gardena”. In this way the Ladin reality has an opportunity to introduce himself to the world of chess. The enchanting landscape, hospitality and local cuisine offer other top reasons to participate in the tournament in the pearl of the Dolomites (UNESCO – World Natural Heritage).

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

More live chess European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 /The Baltic Zonal -Palanga Stage

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Arkady Dvorkovich to run for the post of FIDE President

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:26

Chairman of the organizing committee of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Arkady Dvorkovich told RIA Novosti that he will run for the post of FIDE President.

“After consulting with the country’s leadership, the Russian Chess Federation and the international chess community, I decided to nominate myself for the post of FIDE President,” Arkady Dvorkovich said. – “The motive for this decision is the current situation in the chess world. Obviously, FIDE needs development. I am quite familiar with the situation and have the necessary competencies to help FIDE.”

Arkady Dvorkovich (photo RIA Novosti / Arkady Natruskin)

Dvorkovich also said that in the near future he will announce the composition of the team, the so-called “presidential ticket”.

Dvorkovich held senior positions in the Russian Chess Federation and was chairman of the organizing committee of the 2014 World Chess Championship Match in Sochi. Dvorkovich was Deputy Prime Minister in Dmitry Medvedev’s Cabinet from 2012 until 2018.

FIDE Deputy President and candidate for the post of FIDE President Georgios Makropoulos immediately reacted on Twitter: “It is official. Arkady Dvorkovich is running, Kirsan and Glen Stark are out :)”

Since chessdom.com revealed the #KirsanGate, a scandal when a fake person Glen Stark was added to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket, it was expected that the Russian Chess Federation would seek another candidate and force Mr Ilyumzhinov to withdraw his candidacy.

President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov commented: “The fact that Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich decided to run for FIDE presidency is a joyful and pleasant news for us.”

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European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 live

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:35

Montenegro Chess Federation in association with City of Niksic and under the auspices of the European Chess Union are organizing European Amateur Chess Championship 2018. It will be held from 13-21 June in Niksic, Montenegro.
Venue is hotel Onogost. Prize fund is 5000 euro.
The tournament is divided in 4 sections- Open under 2300, under 2000, under 1700 and Women under 1700.

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

More live chessForni Di Sopra 2018 /Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Leuven /The Baltic Zonal -Palanga Stage

Starting list Open under 2300

1 Olcum Ahmet
2 Djukanovic Sreten
3 Ugrenovic Bozidar
4 Scekic Veljko
5 Veleski Robert
6 Batricevic Sasa
7 Karisik Nenad
8 Carrascoso Morales Abel
9 Kisic Bozidar
10 Popadic Dragan
11 Zherebtsova Alexandra
12 Krstonijevic Stjepan
13 Cirovic Miroljub
14 Batricevic Jovo
15 Sahin Ozgun
16 Iskos Alexandros
17 Maloberti David
18 Krstic Milos
19 Lacrosse Marc
20 Nenezic Danilo
21 Vreljanski Dragomir
22 Ljesar Dragan
23 Kraljevic Ivan
24 Stokes Michael
25 Shukan Alexander
26 Ivanovic Vojislav
27 Abramovic Dragoljub
28 Bukvic Mihailo
29 Hadzi – Manev Ljubomir
30 Cerovic Zoran
31 Deruelle Sala Albert
32 Andjic Milonja
33 Jovancevic Jovan
34 Vuckovic Marko
35 Marsenic Lazar
36 Mugosa Srdjan
37 Zhukov Anton
38 Vico Milan
39 Rzayev Askar Aliakbar
40 Kandic Milojko
41 Petrovic Slavko
42 Skenderovic Ismet
43 Pobor Danilo
44 Blagojevic Lidija
45 Pobor Milo
46 Acarbay Algi
47 Miletic Vuk
48 Plamenac Aleksandar
49 Koljevic Nikolina
50 Stamatovic Vladimir
51 Delevic Nina
52 Musikic Stefan
53 Kalezic Bojan
54 Sukovic Darko
55 Andjelic Djordje

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US Olympic Teams Set: “I Like Our Chances to Repeat”

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:57

The 2018 US Olympic teams are set, with a formidable Open squad featuring three of the top ten players in the World, including World Championship Challenger Fabiano Caruana. Two years ago, the team captured gold medals in Baku, for the first time since 1976. Team captain IM John Donaldson told US Chess:

I like the U.S. team’s chances of being only the second country besides Armenia to repeat as champions in the post-Kasparov era. It won’t be easy as Russia and China will also field teams with similar average ratings to the U.S. and India (with Anand), Azerbaijan and Ukraine will be over 2700 average rating per board. It’s really great Fabiano is back again heading the team. The Olympiad should be the perfect final tune-up before the World Championship.

It also helps our chances that we have the entire team back from 2016 and Sam Shankland has recently made a huge leap forward.

The 2018 Olympiad will take place in Batumi, Georgia from September 23-October 6. Donaldson pointed out that the, “The U.S. has done well in team tournaments in the Caucasus of late finishing equal fourth (without our big three) in the 2015 World Team Championship in Armenia and winning the Olympiad two years ago in Baku.”

Open Squad

GM Fabiano Caruana

GM Wesley So

GM Hikaru Nakamura

GM Sam Shankland

GM Ray Robson

Coach: GM Aleksander Lenderman

Captain: IM John Donaldson

Melikset Khachiyan will captain the Women’s team, and he told US Chess that he is thrilled and optimistic about our chances, even though US Women’s Champion Nazi Paikidze will not play. He had glowing things to say about all team-members. “Anna and Irina have tremendous experience. The most difficult job will be on their shoulders, to hold the top boards. Tatev is an important striker- she needs to be in good form and Sabina is a natural born leader and fighter.” As for youngster Jennifer Yu, Melik called her “an amazing talent with no fear.”

Women’s Squad

GM Irina Krush

IM Anna Zatonskih

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

FM Jennifer Yu

WGM Sabina Foisor

Coach: GM Robert Hess

Captain: GM Melikset Khachiyan

Report By Jennifer Shahade

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Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2 Recap

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:25

Day two of Your Next Move was all about Wesley So, as the American keeps showing excellent form and has extended his lead to two points. Levon Aronian had a strong showing and is the next closest to the leader. He is one win away from catching So and is a full point ahead of the trio of Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Vachier-Lagrave. Tomorrow is the final day of the rapid portion and Wesley So is en route to repeat his last year’s result.

Round 4

Wesley So started the day off strong with a tactical sequence that won a pawn against Anish Giri. He went on to convert the material advantage in the endgame without any trouble. In the all American match up, Fabiano Caruana emerged victorious due to his superior pawn structure as Hikaru Nakamura was unable to find counterplay. Sergey Karjakin and Levon Aronian entered the day a full point behind the leader but failed to keep pace as they drew Viswanathan Anand and Shakriyar Mamedyarov respectively. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continued his draw streak with another peaceful result against Alexander Grischuk..

Round 5

Wesley So continued his winning streak with a victory against Grischuk after his king marched to his opponent’s queenside and collected all the pawns. Levon Aronian inched a bit closer to the winner with a win over Anish Giri in an endgame where his queen and two pawns overpowered his opponent’s two rooks. Anand’s knight pair overpowered Caruana’s knight and bishop pair and lead him to victory in an instructive endgame. Karjakin had a miracle save in a completely lost endgame against Mamedyarov when he managed to enter a rook against rook and a bishop endgame. The Russian managed to escape unscathed after his opponent missed many winning chances. Vachier-Lagrave had a very interesting piece sacrifice against Nakamura but settled for a draw with a threefold repetition.

Round 6

The match up of the round was between So and Aronian. The American had no difficulty drawing the game and thus maintaining the two-point lead. Vachier-Lagrave and Mamedyarov moved up in the rankings and are now in a tie for third place with a point behind Aronian after their wins against Anand and Caruana respectively. Karjakin is also tied with the duo for third place after his quick and sound draw against Giri. Nakamura defeated Grischuk in a rook endgame after the Russian made a crucial blunder at the last moment.

report by Tatev Abrahamyan

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6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:09

From the 7th to the 15th of July 2018, the chess world will be looking at Radebeul near Dresden in Germany.

The 6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ will take place at the Radisson Blu Parkhotel, Nizzastraße 55.

We can proudly announce a new participation record. Never before have there been so many teams registered for this kind of tournament.

Over 580 chess players in 127 teams will compete against each other to obtain the title “World Champion” in the categories 50+, 65+ and in the women’s section.

They will be traveling to Radebeul from 25 countries on 4 continents.

Covering the furthest distance will be the players from Canada, the US, South Africa, Singapore and Iraque.

Of course the defending champions – the Russian Women, Russia 65+ and the team Saint Petersburg in the category 50+ – will be in attendance.

The toughest competition in the 50+ category for Russia will be the top seeded England with GM 1.Nigel D Short, 2. GM John D M Nunn 3. GM Jon S Speelman 4. GM John M Emms 5. GM Mark L Hebden , and teams Germany, the US and Armenia.

In the 65+ category Russia leads the field, narrowly followed by the opponents from France and Germany.

Many teams from the hosting nation, Germany, are registered for the tournament as well. That is the beauty of chess – ambitious amateur teams can compete with world class teams in one and the same tournament.

We invite all interested players to kibitz the games. Beginning of rounds is 9:30 am every day and the admission to the tournament hall, as well as the 64 live broadcasted games, is free.
Schedule
Saturday, 2018-07-07 10:00 a.m. captains’ meeting
02:00 p.m. opening ceremony and round 1
Sunday, 2018-07-08 09:30 a.m. round 2
Monday, 2018-07-09 09:30 a.m. round 3
Tuesday, 2018-07-10 09:30 a.m. round 4
Wednesday, 2018-07-11 09:30 a.m. round 5
Thursday, 2018-07-12 09:30 a.m. round 6
Friday, 2018-07-13 09:30 a.m. round 7
Saturday, 2018-07-14 09:30 a.m. round 8
Sunday, 2018-07-15 09:30 a.m. round 9
Closing ceremony short time after the end of round 9
Regulations
Swiss system in 9 rounds with teams of five (4 board players + 1 optional reserve player).
Time: 90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 sec for each move from the first
move.
The default time at the start of all rounds is 30 minutes.
Participation
The tournament will be an Open one. If teams which consist of only women take part, we will organize
for these teams (women teams) a special ranking.
Teams from all FIDE federations have the right to participate. They may represent a national
federation or any regional structure of a national federation. All players must come from the same
federation (same FIDE identification, i.e.: GER, NED, RUS, ENG, etc.).
Each team shall consist of four players, and in addition one reserve player may be nominated. The
substitute is only allowed to play board 4.
A provisional naming of the players and the substitute has to be submitted together with the
registration of the team. Changes in the team can be made until the captains’ meeting takes place.
Section 50+: Open-Tournament for teams with players aged 50+, born in 1968 or earlier
Section 65+: Open-Tournament for teams with players aged 65+, born in 1953 or earlier
Section Women 50+: Tournament for women’s teams with players aged 50+, born in 1968 or earlier
Section Women 65+: Tournament for women’s teams with players aged 65+, born in 1953 or earlier

Further information can be found under the following link: http://schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en.html.

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The Baltic Zonal -Palanga Stage live

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:55

The second stage of the Baltic Zone tournament will take place from the 14th to the 20th. June in Palanga, Lithuania. This is the second of three Baltic Zonal tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment.
In a total of three stages, each participant will have 24 competitors (8 from each of the Baltic States), and the winner of the overall calculation will have access to the 2019 World Cup. The first Baltic Zonal -Tallinn Stage took place from 14-20 May 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia and the third in the 9th-15th July in Latvia in Liepaja.

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 Kovalenko Igor
2 Kulaots Kaido
3 Neiksans Arturs
4 Kantans Toms
5 Rozentalis Eduardas
6 Meskovs Nikita
7 Sulskis Sarunas
8 Ladva Ottomar
9 Miezis Normunds
10 Starostits Ilmars
11 Kanep Meelis
12 Laurusas Tomas
13 Stremavicius Titas
14 Seeman Tarvo
15 Malisauskas Vidmantas
16 Vedrickas Tautvydas
17 Bernotas Arturs
18 Samolins Vitalijs
19 Pultinevicius Paulius
20 Klabis Rokas
21 Chukavin Kirill
22 Haavamae Henrik
23 Garanin Aleksei
24 Pedoson Georg Aleksander

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Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1 Recap

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:41

Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour
Rapid Day 1 Recap
by Tatev Abrahamyan

The first leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, Your Next Move, kicked off in Lueven, Belgium today with three rapid games. After three rounds, Wesley So emerged as a clear leader with two wins and one draw. Interestingly enough, last year the American won the rapid portion of Leuven. Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin are trailing the leader with one point. The shockers of the round were current World Rapid Champion Viswanathan Anand and World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana’s results, both of whom only scored one point.

Round 1

Wesley So started the day with a win over his countryman Fabiano Caruana after outplaying him in an opposite color bishop middlegame. The quiet London System turned wild in the game between Hikaru Nakamura vs Anish Giri when the former lost the right to castle early on in the game. The tactics were favorable for Nakamura, when he won the bishop pair for the rook and eventually converted the advantage. Viswanathan Anand sacrificed a pawn in the opening against Shakriyar Mamedyarov but found himself under attack after a beautiful bishop sacrifice by the Azeri grandmaster; the many pawns in the endgame overwhelmed the former World Champion’s extra knight. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Sergey Karjakin and Grischuk vs Aronian both ended in a draw.

Round 2
This was the bloodiest round of the day. Wesley So won his second game in a row in a queen ending against Shakriyar Mamedyarov. Alexander Grischuk failed to find a simple tactic which would have consequently won a piece and instead lost the game to Sergey Karjakin. Levon Aronian’s rook and a knight proved to be stronger than Hikaru Nakamura’s queen, as the duo captured all the pawns on the kingside. Nakamura did not find a perpetual in time scramble and lost after his opponent queened his corner pawn. Anish Giri bounced back after his loss with a win over Viswanathan Anand after winning a pawn in the middlegame and converting in the rook endgame without much resistance from his opponent . Fabiano Caruana had a great advantage against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave but let it slip and had to settle for a draw.

Round 3
Fabiano Caruana suffered his second loss of the day after not withstanding the pressure put on by Alexander Grischuk in the opening. Caruana never managed to even fully develop his pieces in the opening and found himself in a helpless position soon. The surprising twist of the round was Shakriyar Mamedyarov drawing Anish Giri with a threefold repetition after failing to find a winning rook sacrifice. Hikaru Nakamura once again found himself on the strong side of a queen against rook, a bishop imbalance against Sergey Karjakin, but neither side could make any progress. The rook endgames in Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Wesley So and Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian ended in a draw.

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Stiavnica’s Chess Festival and Slovak Championship

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:42

From 7th to 15th July 2018, the 14th annual Stiavnicas chess festival will take place in Banska Stiavnica. The Slovak Championships have already taken place in 2006-07, 2010-13 and 2015-17. This year’s championship will be a jubilee tenth for Stiavnica, which is the most of all Slovakian places in the history of the championships. The format of the event remains. The new champion of the Slovak Republic will decide in the closed Grandmasters tournament. All medalists from last year (GM Repka, IM Mazur, GM Manik), qualification winner (FM Zvarik), 5 players based on rating on 1.3.2018 and the last place will be occupied at the so-called ” a wildcard issued by Slovak Chess Federation. The title will be defended by Christopher Repka, who became the youngest Slovak Grandmaster.
For other participants, the OPEN International will be available, which will also be the qualifying tournament for the Slovak Championship next year. The most successful Slovak chess player in the open tournament will therefore be able to fight in a closed Grandmasters tournament. In the framework of the open tournament, they will fight for Slovak championship also women. The fast hand will be able to test the participants in the blitz tournament and will not miss the traditional golden nail of the program – Stiavnicas live chess. Accommodation, dining and playroom will be under one roof at very favorable prices. There is also another rich accompanying program, such as a simultaneous games, a football tournament, and so on.

Starting list Open

1 Aczel Gergely
2 Bokros Albert
3 Pacher Milan
4 Druska Juraj
5 Talla Vladimir
6 Szeberenyi Adam
7 Jablonicky Martin
8 Gelle Istvan
9 Polyik Peter
10 Vojtek Vladimir
11 Urhegyi Marton
12 Petran Peter
13 Stockova Zuzana
14 Kantorik Marian
15 Franzen Jozef
16 Kernazhitsky Leonid
17 Sarkozy Ladislav
18 Kanakova Natalie
19 Gazik Igor
20 Ruckschloss Karol
21 Jamrich Gyorgy
22 Seres Bela
23 Sikora Jan
24 Mrvova Alena
25 Bombek Peter
26 Kostolansky Sebastian Lukas
27 Sikorova Olga
28 Jozefek Michal
29 Lintner Igor
30 Demeter Peter
31 Macko Michal
32 Nogrady Vilmos
33 Hrbek Stepan
34 Bango Lukas
35 Horvath Julia
36 Bronis Marian
37 Kerdik Adam
38 Lukac Roman
39 Pniaczek Marek
40 Treybal Dusan
41 Sosovicka Jakub
42 Brhel Jan
43 Volcko Richard
44 Odler Daniel
45 Bojda Lubomir
46 Ferkova Dominika
47 Tepper Frantisek
48 Bartek Ladislav
49 Panko Radoslav
50 Posa Norbert
51 Toma Rudolf
52 Bochnicka Vladimir
53 Bednar Jan
54 Milcova Zuzana
55 Antal Jozsef
56 Chrenko Kristian
57 Gajdosik Andrej
58 Gyerpal Adrian
59 Mandak Miroslav
60 Budinsky Martin
61 Sandor Martin
62 Bakalar Jan
63 Pesztericz Laszlo
64 Pericka Tomas
65 Gombar Peter
66 Istok Vojtech
67 Tomanek Rafael
68 Kuna Martin
69 Jencopala Alexander
70 Gzib David
71 Redzisz Michal
72 Slaba Andrea
73 Dylag Emilia
74 Rezak Milan
75 Kucera Michal
76 Gresova Zuzana
77 Hyll Jan
78 Brnusak Tomas
79 Marsina Stefan
80 Stanko Ivan
81 Pereszlenyi Gejza
82 Brnusak Andrej
83 Bango Dominik
84 Komlosi Frantisek
85 Urhegyi Ferenc
86 Popovic Martin
87 Panko Eduard
88 Kebis Milos
89 Huncar Martin
90 Ihnat Marek
91 Gonda Jozef
92 Paksi Gyula
93 Weis Dusan
94 Sarkozi Szabolcs
95 Pollak Rudolf
96 Vyletel Samuel
97 Malinovsky Jozef
98 Rabovszky Gyorgy
99 Antal Jakub
100 Babinsky Michal
101 Furman Slavomir
102 Hagara Eduard
103 Ucekajova Veronika
104 Soldan Jan
105 Cedzo Adam
106 Juhaniak Lubomir
107 Slaby Jozef
108 Celustkova Lubica
109 Valicek Jaroslav
110 Hudec Timotej
111 Zentko Ladislav
112 Jarabek Milan
113 Siska Kristof
114 Sadlon Matus
115 Cabanova Kristina
116 Budinsky Emil
117 Kramar Matus
118 Paulicka Ivan
119 Fizer Marek
120 Kuna Patrik
121 Slivka Vasil
122 Bobrova Katarina
123 Bobro Jan
124 Hrdlicka Martin
125 Bidulska Lenka
126 Hatala Peter
127 Rakovsky Jakub
128 Bidulsky Matej
129 Stefanides Karol
130 Ihnat Marek
131 Furman Maximilian Jan
132 Kanak Matyas
133 Horbalova Ivana
134 Caban Michal
135 Nater Nikolas
136 Kubiczek Michal
137 Hrbek Jachym
138 Sikorova Jana
139 Hrbkova Johana
140 Kubiczek Petr
141 Szotak Alexander

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11th New York International

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:48


11th New York International Chess Open will be held from 13 to 24 June.
June 13-17. 11th New York International- Championship Section
9-SS, 40/90, SD30 +30. Only open to players currently rated 2000+ (USCF or FIDE). FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes. FIDE rated. $9,000 GTD: $4000-2000-1000, U2400 FIDE: $1000-500, U2300 FIDE $500. EF: $200. Players not rated USCF or FIDE over 2200: $300. GMs/Foreign IMs: Free. Local IMs: $125. All $50 more if received after May 31st. (Foreign players who play all 9 rounds receive $75.); Non-MCC Mbr: Additional $25 Mbr fee. ($5 late fee: in-person reg hour before Rd 1.) GMs Free. Rds: Wed. 7pm, Thurs. – Sun. 11am & 6pm. Two byes available, must commit before round 3; no byes available in round 9. FIDE GM/IM Norms possible; must play all rounds. Limited to 70 players! Register early!

June 21-24. 11th New York International – U2200 Section
7-SS, 40/90 SD30 +30. Open to all players rated U2200 and unrated. No FIDE ratings over 2200. USCF Ratings used for pairings and prizes. FIDE Rated. $8,000 based on 70 paid entries. $3000-2000-1000, U1900: $1000-500, U1600: $500. EF: $200 if received by May 31st; $250 in June.; Non-MCC Mbr: Additional $25 Mbr fee. ($5 late fee: in-person reg hour before Rd 1.) Rds: 4-day: Thurs. 7pm, Fri. – Sun. 12:30pm & 6pm. Two byes available, must commit before round 3. Limited to 70 players! Register early!

Championship Entry List

Perunovic, GM Milos SRB 2718
Mikhalevski, GM Victor ISR 2643
Barbosa, GM Oliver PHI 2638
PARAGUA, GM MARK C PHI 2620
Burke, GM John USA 2600
KHAMRAKULOV, IM DJURABEK UZB 2598
STURT, IM RAVEN M USA 2554
KRUSH, GM IRINA USA 2516
Korley, Kassa DEN 2513
MANDIZHA, IM FARAI ZIM 2503
NESTOROVIC, GM NIKOLA SRB 2498
BRODSKY, IM DAVID USA 2496
Mulyar, IM Michael USA 2495
OSTROVSKIY, IM ALEKSANDR USA 2490
ROHDE, GM MICHAEL A USA 2489
ROZMAN, FM LEVY USA 2472
PRESSMAN, FM LEIF USA 2440
JACOBSON, FM BRANDON USA 2440
BONIN, IM JAY RICHARD USA 2426
O’Donnell, FM Conor IRL 2395
Stearman, Josiah USA 2371
Yap, Kim Steven PHI 2363
Shen, Christopher USA 2361
ghatti, sanjay USA 2332
Nydick, Brandon USA 2329
MAGALLANES, REY JOMAR PHI 2325
balaji, Daggupati USA 2324
Allicock, Rawle ENG 2312
AKYLBEKOV, NASIR KGZ 2308
MONA, WGM KHALED EGY 2290
KHODZHAMKULIEV, BAHADUR RUS 2283
Falcao, Wesley IND 2266
GRAIF, WILLIAM CAN 2261
TSAY, FM VINCENT USA 2258
Tremblay, Rejean CAN 2258
ZHOU, CM LIRAN USA 2256
Rowe, Duane JAM 2249
JACOBS, FM JON USA 2243
FORMAN, GARY ROBERT USA 2233
TIAN, EDDY USA 2220
Juac, Majur USA 2214
SENA, JUAN DOM 2205
MARIN, SAM CAN 2168
Yen, William USA 2123
ZONG, DAVIS USA 2115
HUSTON, GUS USA 2094
BARUTCU, BARIS TUR 2080
MAHAJAN, RUSHAAN USA 2026
YAGIZ, BORA TUR 2023
Cadavid, Juan Miguel COL 2023
GOLDAMMER, CHRISTIAN USA 2013
Raparthi, Ankit USA 2005

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Sam Shankland Wins American Continental Championship 2018

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:43

American Continental Championship was an 11-round Swiss with four places to qualify for the FIDE World Cup, and they will be four more next year.
The tournament was held from 1-10 June in the Regency Way hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Sam Shankland won his third tournament victory in a row after U.S. Championship and the Capablanca Memorial,
Shankland scored 9/11, won 10 more Elo points to reach a 2727 rating. He qualified for the 2019 World Cup together with GMs Diego Flores, who is second with 8,5 points and Jorge Cori and Emilio Cordova. They have qualified after play-off between seven players with 8 points.
Photo: Federación Uruguaya De Ajedrez/Facebook.
Sam Shankland posted on twitter
@GMShanky
Won the American Continental with 9.0/11. 2019 World Cup ticket punched, 3 tournament wins in a row, 60 classical games without a loss, 2727 live. Will come back to earth some day, but for now, I’m a happy guy!

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Shankland Samuel 9
2 Flores Diego 8,5
3 Salinas Herrera Pablo 8
4 Mareco Sandro 8
5 Escalante Ramirez Brian Sebasti 8
6 Cori Jorge 8
7 Cori Quispe Kevin Joel 8
8 Hungaski Robert 8
9 Cordova Emilio 8
10 Vazquez Guillermo 7,5
11 Sosa Tomas 7,5
12 El Debs Felipe De Cresce 7,5
13 Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo 7,5
14 Delgado Ramirez Neuris 7,5
15 Cruz Cristhian 7,5
16 Xiong Jeffery 7,5
17 Erenburg Sergey 7,5
18 Liang Awonder 7,5
19 Di Berardino Diego Rafael 7,5
20 Pichot Alan 7,5
21 Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag 7,5
22 Roselli Mailhe Bernardo 7
23 Pierrot Facundo 7
24 Fernandez Maria Florencia 7
25 Gauche Charles 7
26 Terry Renato 7
27 Henriquez Villagra Cristobal 7
28 Campora Daniel H. 7
29 Vera Siguenas Deivy 7
30 Soto Vega Jorge 7
31 Colas Joshua 7
32 Santarius Erik 7
33 Perez Ponsa Federico 7
34 Quintiliano Pinto Renato R. 7
35 Teixeira Ricardo Da Silva 6,5
36 Morovic Fernandez Ivan 6,5
37 Gemy Jose Daniel 6,5
38 Grabinsky Aaron 6,5
39 Caceres Vasquez Sergio 6,5
40 Tristan Leonardo 6,5
41 Carvalho Herbert Abreu 6,5
42 Hoffman Alejandro 6,5
43 Moradiabadi Elshan 6,5
44 De Dovitiis Alejo 6,5
45 Rodriguez Vila Andres 6,5
46 Bick Gabriel 6,5
47 Coro Lucas 6,5
48 Foisor Sabina-Francesca 6,5
49 Alonso Salvador 6,5
50 Panjwani Raja 6,5
51 Slipak Sergio 6,5
52 Lopez Falcon Jorge 6
53 Donoso Diaz Sebastian 6
54 Kapitanchuk Tomas 6
55 Muniz Rafael 6
56 Cerda Albornoz Guillermo 6
57 Aranha Filho Alvaro Z. 6
58 Cabrera Pando Ramiro 6
59 Carbone Diego 6
60 Januario Severino Pereira 6
61 Ruiz Castillo Joshua Daniel 6
62 Jodorcovsky Werjivker Paulo 6
63 Vergara Jofre Felipe 6
64 Lujan Carolina 6
65 Kimelman Gabriel 6
66 Garmendia Vega Gabriel 6
67 Bustelo Tabare 6
68 Betaneli Alexander 6
69 Cervantes Landeiro Thalia 6
70 Thavandiran Shiyam 6
71 Larrea Manuel 6
72 Mafra Kaiser Luiz 6
73 Varacalli Francisco 6
74 Balzano Ivan 5,5
75 Mesias Rojas Rabindranath 5,5
76 Pacheco Daniel 5,5
77 Coppola Claudio 5,5
78 Guerrero Alvaro 5,5
79 Chang Suzana 5,5
80 Medrano Mario 5,5
81 Andrade Roberto Luiz Costa 5,5
82 Madeira Wagner Martins 5,5
83 Okamura Milton Kasuo 5,5
84 Curi Gabriel 5,5
85 Benoit Rodrigo 5,5
86 Cimer Emanuel 5,5
87 Carvalho Guillermo 5,5
88 Restuccia Francisco 5,5
89 Palma Neira Eliseo Maximiliano 5,5
90 Arias Bouzada Jorge 5,5
91 Manzi Luiz Antonio Bardaro 5,5
92 Rothebarth Ana Vitoria De Paula 5,5
93 Da Silva Junior Sediney Mari 5,5
94 Fernandez Cardoso Alexey 5,5
95 Dominguez Facundo 5,5
96 Sauvageot Ledezma Diego 5
97 Campora Edgardo 5
98 Pomar Marcelo Nascimento 5
99 Mariani Daniel Brandao 5
100 Markzon Gregory 5
101 Chaves Jorge Antonio Torres 5
102 Moccero Eduardo 5
103 Davila Texeira Mario 5
104 Areco Antonio 5
105 Suarez Pedro 5
106 Granara Barreto Sebastian 5
107 Pinero Ismael 5
108 Cardozo Camila 5
109 Saralegui Mario 5
110 Ledezma Panades Hernan Javier 5
111 Palacio Enzo 5
112 Izquierdo Daniel 5
113 Zaruski Julio 5
114 Borges Guilherme Deola 4,5
115 Torella Rodolfo 4,5
116 Moyses Sobrinho Elias 4,5
117 Soto Nicolas 4,5
118 Ramos Angelo Bil 4,5
119 Kulik Nicolas 4,5
120 Malan Lucia 4,5
121 Aprahamian Tomas 4,5
122 Vazquez Facundo 4,5
123 Belistri Ubaldo 4,5
124 Cortes Arias Mariela 4,5
125 Ortiz Jorge 4,5
126 Nascimento Pedro Henrique Alves 4,5
127 Avgoustopoulos Christian 4,5
128 Izquierdo Sebastian 4,5
129 Santos Filho Tadeu Sousa 4,5
130 Gomes Marco Tulio Caldeira 4
131 Miraballes Lopez Andres 4
132 Pena Canapa Alfredo 4
133 Rodriguez Farias Eduardo 4
134 Oviedo Mathias 4
135 Bon Charles 4
136 Do Prado Hamilton Mesquita 4
137 Podesta Sofia 4
138 Reolon Victor 4
139 Marrero Javier 4
140 Shih Ferreira Yin Chieh 4
141 Macias Araya Javier 4
142 Ruggiero Alvaro 4
143 Busca Joaquin 3,5
144 Lanaro Emilio 3,5
145 Solari Pablo 3,5
146 Ramirez Agustin 3,5
147 Visillac Alejandro 3,5
148 Marques Ubiratan De Azevedo 3,5
149 Barandiaran Gabriel 3,5
150 Mordetzki Ariel 3,5
151 Araujo Daniel 3
152 Stetsenko Ilya 3
153 Palmieri Daniel 3
154 Maestro Esteban 3
155 Tregarthen Emiliano 3
156 Ferrari Carlos 3
157 Fein Jorge 3
158 Torres Acosta Raul 3
159 Mosconi Ariel 3
160 Baratta Daniel 3
161 Durante Aurelio 2,5
162 Amaral Francisco 2,5
163 Ribeiro Gilnei Guedes 2
164 Sanches Daniel 2
165 Michels Luciano Rhinow 2
166 Arias Duran Jorge 0
167 Nakle Gonzalo 0

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The Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour is

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:33

The Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour is being held in the historic Town Hall of Leuven, Belgium from 12-16 June. The first stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour sees Caruana, Nakamura, So, MVL, Anand, Aronian, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Karjakin and wild card Giri compete for a $150,000 prize fund. 2017 saw World Champion Magnus Carlsen ease to a comfortable victory but there will definitely be a new champion this year as Magnus is not returning to defend his title.
9 rounds of rapid chess (25 minutes with a 10-second delay) are played on the first 3 days, with wins worth 2 points. 18 rounds of blitz (5 minutes with a 3-second delay) follow on the final 2 days, with wins worth 1 point. The event is sponsored by Your Next Move, a non-profit organisation promoting chess as an educational tool.

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

Schedule CET

Rapid (12– 14 June)

Time 12 June 13 June 14 June
14.00 Round 1 Round 4 Round 7
15.30 Round 2 Round 5 Round 8
17.00 Round 3 Round 6 Round 9

Blitz (15 – 16 June)

Time 15 June Time 16 June
14.00 Round 1 12:00 Round 10
14.30 Round 2 12:30 Round 11
15.00 Round 3 13:00 Round 12
15.30 Round 4 13:30 Round 13
16.00 Round 5 14:00 Round 14
16.30 Round 6 14:30 Round 15
17.00 Round 7 15:00 Round 16
17.30 Round 8 15:30 Round 17
18.00 Round 9 16:00 Round 18
16:30 Playoffs
18:30 Prizegiving

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Finnish Women’s Championship 2018

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:31

The Finnish Women’s Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 11-19 June 2018 in Helsinki. 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 games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chess Finnish Championship 2018 /Forni Di Sopra 2018

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Finnish Championship 2018

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:25

The Finnish Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 11-19 June 2018 in Helsinki. 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 games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

More live chessForni Di Sopra 2018 /Schaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament

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Forni Di Sopra 2018

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:45

Forni di Sopra lake

The 9th Forni Di Sopra is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 9-16 June 2018 in Forni di Sopra, Italy. 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. The venue is the Sports Hall. 120 players are registered in the tournament.
The top seeded are IM Ruiz Miguel Santos, GM Miroljub Lazic, IM Renier Castellanos Rodriguez etc…

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

More live chess American Continental Championship 2018 /Schaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament

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