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Carlsen – Caruana 2018 game 4 LIVE!

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:25

Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA). In this live blog + live games from WCC 2018 we will be covering the event Carlsen – Caruana with the latest news, developments, interviews, and in-game details.

The most important feature here will be the lines of analysis by Lc0 – the open Neural Network, and the TCEC champion Stockfish running on a Super Computer of 128 cores.


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Current move eval: Move 34: Lc0 +0.10 , SF[128] +0.00

More: Caruana – Carlsen game 1 / Carlsen – Caruana game 2 / Caruana – Carlsen game 3

Update 18:30

Soon after passing the 30th move, before which draw agreement is forbidden by the rules, the two players shake hands. Yet another draw in the match. Tomorrow is a rest day and the World Chess Championship 2018 returns on Thursday, where Caruana will have the white pieces.

Update 17:31

With the past several moves both Carlsen and Caruana show that they understand that the position is equal and the game is heading for a draw, so they are looking for simplifications

Update 17:27

Caruana did not go with the suggested …h6 which would lead to SF128 line: 17. .. h6 18. Qc2 Bf5 19. Bxf5 Qxf5 20. e4 Qh3 21. d4 exd4 22. Bxd4 Rad8 23. Qc3 Bf8 24. Bc5 Qg4 25. Bxf8 Kxf8 26. b5 cxb5 27. Qb4+ Kg8 28. axb5 Re6 29. bxa6 bxa6 30. e5 Qxb4 31. Rxb4 a5 32. Ra4 Rd5 33. f4 f6 34. Rea1 fxe5 35. Rxa5 Rxa5 36. Rxa5 exf4 37. gxf4 Re2 38. Ra7 Rb2 39. f5 Kf8 40. Rd7 Rb1+ 41. Kf2 Rb8 42. Kf3 Rb2 43. Kg4

Instead he went 17. Bf5 with +0.09 evaluation

Update 17:10

17. Be4, a move that the SF128 super computer did not like! 17. Be2 was keeping the positive evaluation of the game, now white may get in trouble.

Lc0 -0.14 , SF[128] -0.26

Update 17:10

We are at move 16 for black and it is the first time Lc0 shows negative numbers:

Lc0 line 1 -0.17 16. .. h6 17. Qe2 Qe7 18. Qb2 Bh3 19. Be4 Qd7 20. b5 cxb5 21. axb5 a5 22. b6 a4 23. Qb5 Qe7 24. Bb4 a3 25. Bxd6 Qxd6

Lc0 line 2 -0.13 16. .. Qf6 17. Be4 h6 18. Qf3 Qe6 19. d4 f5 20. Bc2 e4 21. Qh5 Kh7 22. Bb3 Qe7 23. Bf7 Rf8 24. Bg6+

However, SF128 is still positive with 0.07 eval and with the following continuation 16. .. Qe7 17. Qb3 Be6 18. Red1 Qd8 19. Be4 Qc8 20. b5 axb5 21. Kg2 Kf8 22. d4

Update 17:00

15. Re1 and Lc0 gives the verdict: this position presents no problem Caruana. Certainly not the opening result that Carlsen hoped for. The surprise weapon with the English opening certainly did not play in favor of the World Champion.

Update 16:23

Caruana is well prepared and understands simplification here is important Nxf3+, now after 13. Bxf3 Caruana has to make another choice. Now …c6, …a6, …Qd7, …Qf6 are all possible moves for Caruana, all leading to an equal middlegame.

Update 16:21

Carlsen chooses the second line of Lc0, which goes 12. Rb1 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 c6 14. a4 Bh3 15. Re1 Rc8 16. Qb3 Qd7 17. b5 cxb5 18. axb5 Be6 19. Qb2 Bg4 20. Bg2 h5 21. h4 Bh3 22. Bf3 Bg4 23. Bg2, with a similar eval. Stockfish is less happy about it and says black has at least equalized

Update 16:18

Carlsen deviates with 11. b4 , Caruana is not surprised and swiftly replies Bd6. Move 11 evaluation: Lc0 +0.36 , SF[128] +0.10

Lc0: 12. Rb1 Bg4 13. Bxd4 exd4 14. Re1 c6 15. Nxd4 Bxg3 16. hxg3 Qxd4 17. b5 Rac8 18. bxc6 bxc6 19. Rc1 c5 20. Rc4 Qd7 21. Qc2 h5 22. e3 Red8 23. Bf1 h4 24. Qa4 Qxa4

SF128: 12. Nxd4 exd4 13. Bxd4 Bxg3 14. hxg3 Qxd4 15. Qd2 c6 16. a4 h5 17. e3 Qf6 18. b5 cxb5 19. axb5 h4 20. Ra4 hxg3 21. fxg3 Qg5 22. Qf2 Qxe3 23. Qxe3 Rxe3 24. Rd4 Re8 25. Bd5 Be6 26. Bxb7 Rad8 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. Ra1 g5 29. Ra3 Rd6 30. Bc6 Bd7 31. Bxd7 Rxd7 32. Kf2 Rd5 33. Kf3 Rf5+ 34. Kg4 Rxb5 35. Rxa7 Kg7 36. d4 Kf6 37. Ra6+ Ke7

Update 16:17

Carlsen deviates, 9. Ng5 was played before, now we see 9. Bd2. Now we are in the territory of Weslsey So vs Fabiano Caruana from Paris GTC Blitz

Update 16:15

Carlsen and Caruana are following Caruana vs Adams from 2017, replay the game here

Update 16:00

A sharp system of the English opening with 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 followed by 4. g3. Certainly a surprise weapon for Carlsen, as he is not often playing 1. c4.

Update 15:15

In games 1 and 3 Carlsen and Caruana went into theoretical battles of the Sicialian Rossolimo variation. In game 2 we saw Queen’s Gambit Declined 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Rd1 Rd8 (replay here), are we going to get a repeat of the opening again? The key move in the position, that put Carlsen in deep thought, was 10…Rd8. Historically, this move has been very successful for black. At that point Lc0 suggested 11. Nd2 Bf8 , SF128 chose the same move but expected different reply 11. Nd2 dxc4. Carlsen went for the second line of Lc0 11. Be2, and the evaluation dropped from +0.87 to +0.35, indicating that the opening advantage of white was close to gone.

Update 15:00

It is an important moment of the match. In the next four games Carlsen will have the white pieces three times. He is obliged to take advantage here, otherwise he will have to defend well in the second half of the match. Caruana on the other hand showed he is not afraid of the black pieces and is well prepared. In game 2 Caruana’s deep understanding of the opening was evident. What will happen today, we will know in only one hour.

Update 14:45

Hello everyone and welcome to the coverage of game 4 of the World Chess Championship. Today we are going to follow Carlsen – Caruana once again with key lines from Lc0 and SF128

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Caruana – Carlsen 2018 game 3 LIVE!

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:05

Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA). In this live blog + live games from WCC 2018 we will be covering the event Carlsen – Caruana with the latest news, developments, interviews, and in-game details.

The most important feature here will be the lines of analysis by Lc0 – the open Neural Network, and the TCEC champion Stockfish running on a Super Computer of 128 cores.


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Current move eval: Move 41: Lc0 0.00 , SF[128] 0.00

Update 20:15 CET

Official, Caruana and Carlsen shake hands for a draw, the score is now 1,5-1,5. Games 4 is going to take place tomorrow, with Carlsen having white again.

Update 19:35 CET

At move 41 we have reached a complete equality 41. .. Kc7 42. Nf1 Kc6 43. Ne3 Be7 44. Kd2 Bd8 45. Nc2 Bb6 46. Nb4+ Kd6 47. Ke2 Kc5 48. Nd5 Ba5 49. Kd2 Bd8 50. Ke3 Kd6 51. f3 Ba5 52. g4 Bc7 53. Nxc7 Kxc7 54. gxh5 gxh5 55. f4 exf4+ 56. Kxf4 Kd6 57. Kf3 Kc5 58. Ke3 b4 59. cxb4+ Kxb4

Update 19:00 CET

Caruana has had several micro imprecisions. Lc0 already announced that the game is more difficult for white after move 21, however, Caruana’s play does not help that fact. After 33. c3 Lc0′s eval went down to -0.77, indicating more difficulties ahead for white. Objectively the game is still drawn. Chance for Carlsen?

Lc0: 34. Na1 g5 35. hxg5 fxg5 36. Nc2 Kg6 37. Kf1 h4 38. Na3 Nc7 39. Kg2 Kh5 40. f3 Be7 41. Bc1 b4 42. cxb4 cxb4 43. Nc4 Bf6 44. Bb2 Ne6 45. Nxe5 Nc5 46. d4 Bxe5 47. dxe5 b3 48. gxh4 gxh4 49. Kh3 Nd3

SF128: 34. f3 Bc7 35. Na1 f5 36. exf5 gxf5 37. Be1 Bd8 38. Nb3 Ke7 39. Na1 Kf6 40. Nb3 Be7 41. Bf2 Kg7 42. Kd2 Kf7 43. Kd1 Ke8 44. Nd2 Bd6 45. Kc2 Kf7 46. Be1 Kg7 47. Nb3 Bf8 48. Nd2 Kh6 49. Bf2 Kg6 50. Nb3 Kf6 51. Nd2 Kf7 52. Nb3 Bd6 53. Nd2 Kg6 54. Nb3 f4 55. gxf4 exf4

Update 17:35 CET

Lc0: 19. Qb2 h6 20. Bd2 Nf8 21. Be3 Ne6 22. Rxa8 Rxa8 23. Ra1 Ra5 24. g3 c5 25. Rxa5 Qxa5 26. Kg2 Nd4 27. Bxd4 exd4 28. Qb3 Qa4 29. Nd2 Qa5 30. Nf3 Qa4 31. Nd2

SF128: 19. Qb2 Ra4 20. Rxa4 bxa4 21. Ra1 Ra8 22. Ra2 Bf8 23. Qa1 a3 24. Nxe5 Nxe5 25. Bxe5 Qe7 26. g3 Qc5 27. Qc3 Rb8 28. Ra1 Rb5 29. Bd4 Qxc3 30. Bxc3 f5 31. f4 fxe4 32. dxe4 Rb8 33. Kf2 Ra8 34. Ke2 a2 35. Be5 Kf7 36. Kd3 Ra4 37. Kc3 Be7 38. Kb2 Rxe4 39. Rxa2 Re3

Update 17:20 CET

Lc0: 16. Qb1 Nd7 17. Qb2 b5 18. Be3 Ra4 19. Rxa4 bxa4 20. Ra1 Ra8 21. Ra2 Bf8 22. Nd2 a3 23. Qa1 Ra4 24. Nc4 h5 25. g3 Qb7 26. Bc1 Qa7 27. Bxa3 Bc5 28. Qe1 Bb4 29. Qb1 Bxa3 30. Qa1 h4 31. gxh4 Rxc4 32. Rxa3 Qc5 33. dxc4 (+0.86)

SF128: 16. Qb1 Nd7 17. Be3 Rfe8 18. Qb2 Bf8 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. Ra1 Rxa1+ 21. Qxa1 Qb8 22. g4 h6 23. Kg2 Bg7 24. Qa5 Bf8 25. Qd2 Kh7 26. Qc3 Qc7 27. Qc4 Kg8 28. Qa2 Qb8 29. Nd2 Qc8 30. Qa5 Kh7 31. Qc3 Qc7 32. Qa1 Qb8 33. Nf3 Bg7 34. Qa2 Kg8 35. Nd2 Qc8 36. Nc4 b5 37. Nd6 Qf8 (+0.54)

Update 16:59 CET

But what is Carlsen doing? Opening up the position is risky here. Did he consider 14. Rxa5!? For example 14. Rxa5 Rxa5 15. bxa5 Qxa5 16. Bd2 Qc7 17. Qa1 Both Lc0 and SF128 evals spiked.

Update 16:57 CET

While white looks visually better, there is not much in this position. Caruana would have hoped for a better opening advantage as white.

Update 16:39 CET

There we go, Caruana prefers the second line of SF128 over the top line of Lc0 in this case, choosing to go 10. Nbd2 . Keeping the advantage of the pawn after 10. bxc5 is difficult, Caruana’s attitude in this game has been consistent so far. Again difference of opinions, Lc0 suggests 10. .. cxb4 , while SF128 goes for 10. .. Bg4, the full line here is 10. .. Bg4 11. a4 Nd7 12. Ba3 b6 13. h3 Be6 14. Nb3 Bxb3 15. cxb3 Rfd8 16. Rc1 Bf8 17. Rc4 Rab8 18. Qc2 h5 19. Rb1 Bd6 20. Rc3 Be7 21. Nd2 Bf8 22. Nf3 Qd6

Update 16:37 CET

Lc0 also suggests 10. bxc5, here is the full line 10. bxc5 Re8 11. Nbd2 Be6 12. Nb3 Bf8 13. Be3 Ng4 14. Bg5 Bxb3 15. cxb3 Bxc5 16. Bh4 Be7 17. Bg3 Bd6 18. Qd2 Nf6 19. d4 Nd7 20. Rad1 Rad8 21. b4 exd4 22. Qxd4 Bxg3 23. hxg3 Ne5

Update 16:35 CET

The Women World Championship day is now complete, with Zhansaya Abdumalik and Kateryna Lagno victorious, replay the games here

Update 16:25 CET

A very interesting difference of opinion in the analysis of Caruana – Carlsen. Engines at lower depth go with 10. bxc5, however, the high depth of SF128 prefers to wait with 10. h3, a move that it has suggested for quite a while now. Another interesting suggestion is developing the knight Nbd2, but not the bishop to Bb2, which would lead to 0.00

Update 16:20 CET

First official game of Season 14 of the Top Chess Engine Championship is now live, you can follow the competition at the official website

Update 16:14 CET

Current suggested continuation: 8. h3 Be6 9. b3 a5 10. a4 Rc8 11. Bd2 Rd8 Caruana goes 8.a3 instead, leading to one more serious eval drop. Caruana is ready for a long positional game.

Update 16:10 CET

Caruana goes for 7. Re1. Stockfish on 128 cores is not happy about the move. It is an eval drop of around 0.4, however, this is a rare opening line and probably a surprise weapon by Caruana.

Update 16:05 CET

We get a repeat of the opening so far 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 but Caruana is the first one to deviate with 6. O-O instead of 6. h3. It is followed by immediate Qc7 by Carlsen. The suggestion of SF128 is 7. a4 Rb8 8. Be3 Be5 9. Nxe5 Qxe5

Update 15:30 CET

We saw a Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation in game 1 of Caruana – Carlsen that started with . Caruana went for 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 e5 and then 9. O-O. If we get a repeat of the opening today, are we going to see Lc0′s suggestion 9. Qd2 or SF128 suggestion 9. Qc1 ?

Knowing Caruana’s diverse play style, he ma prefer to go for a totally different opening today to surprise Carlsen.

Update 14:15 CET

Parallel to the World Chess Championship match today you can enjoy two other major events. In Russia we have reached the quarterfinal stage of the Women World Chess Championship, you can follow it live with analysis here. Today starts also the Top Chess Engine Championship, the premier event for computer chess. It will be live after 16:00 CET at the official website

Update 14:00 CET

Today is game 3 of the match and Fabiano Caruana has the white pieces again. In game 1 (replay here) the American was on the brink of losing. The 128 cores Super Computer analyzing the game was often hitting -7 evaluation, while the neural network Lc0 believed the game is long gone before the time control. Series of inaccuracies by Carlsen saved Caruana from a disastrous start. Today he will have a chance to show what he ca do with the white pieces again.

More: Caruana – Carlsen game 1 / Carlsen – Caruana game 2

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TCEC Season 14 – Let’s get ready to !boom

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 17:33

TCEC Season 14 starts this Monday

Season 14 of the Top Chess Engine Championship, the premier chess software competition, starts this Monday, November 12th, at 17:00 CET. It will involve the strongest chess programs and neural networks in the traditional division system. A total of 36 engines with ELO 3000+ will divided into five divisions and a Superfinal.

TCEC S14 will look to crown the new champion among the engines. So far only 3 engines have had this honor:

Season 13: Stockfish | Season 12: Stockfish | Season 11: Stockfish | Season 10: Houdini | Season 9: Stockfish | Season 8: Komodo | Season 7: Komodo | Season 6: Stockfish | Season 5: Komodo | Season 4: Houdini | Season 3: N/A | Season 2: Houdini | Season 1: Houdini

Live games TCEC Season 14 / Twitch TV video channel / Official facebook page

The question of the season is whether we are going to see the dominance of the Big 3 – Stockfish, Komodo and Houdini – disturbed. The biggest chance for that achievement have two engines, one of them with traditional design and one based on Alpha Zero’s ideas of neural network. The traditional engine is the second strongest open source engine, Ethereal by Andrew Grant. It plowed through divisions 3, 2, and 1, entering the Premier Division, with higher ELO and more strength at each step. The second new contender for the top positions is Lc0. The neural network had hardware problems is S13, something that is completely solved in the new season. Lc0 comes after a shared third place in the TCEC Cup and with additional ELO points.

Of course every season has its own pleasant surprises. Substantial movements in the higher Division 1 are now a norm, while keeping a place in the Premier Division has become increasingly difficult and prestigious.

Division 4 with unlimited number of participants

Division 4 is now upgraded to a qualification Division. In order to accommodate the demands of the ever growing computer chess sector, unlimited number of engines will be admitted to the competition. The idea of the Division is to support all active authors and to give them a competitive environment to track their progresss. They have to face minimum requirements for rating in pre-season testing.

A total of 12 engines will play in this season’s Division 4 (scroll down for the full list). The known names among the participants are Nemorino, Wasp, Tucano, chess22k, and Rodent. The newcomers outnumber them – Komodo MCTS, rofChade, Pirarucu, Schooner, Demolito, Winter, and the new neural network in the season Scorpio NN.

More changes in TCEC Season 14

TCEC’s rules set has been the most stable asset for a fun, yet fair and competitive event for many seasons now. Yet, every season small amendments are made to reflect the development and needs of the computer chess sector.

This season sees a change in the draw and win rules. The draw rule will now start the count five moves earlier, as early as move 35. This can happen if the two engines are within the +0.08 to -0.08 pawns for the last 5 moves, which is also a change compared to the previous +0.05 to -0.05 range. The win rule is now the so called 10-10, a game can be adjudicated as won for one side if both playing engines have an eval of at least 10.00 pawns (or -10.00 in case of a black win) for 10 consecutive plies.

Tiebreaks remain unchanged keeping the importance of stability of the engines and the direct match. Engine updates between divisions are explicitly allowed, with the important note that there is no testing between stages and the authors bear the full responsibility for the updates.

Hardware for TCEC Season 14

While the CPU game server remains the traditional 44 cores machine, the GPU gets an upgrade. The TCEC Cup experience with 2x Tesla GPUs proved valuable and was a good benchmark as to what is needed for a fair competition. Season 14 will feature a setup of GPUs from the new generation 1x 2080ti and 1×2080. Tests have shown that this setup is slightly stronger than the previous setup with the Tesla GPUs.

Current TCEC server
CPUs: 2 x Intel Xeon E5 2699 v4 @ 2.8 GHz
Cores: 44 physical
Motherboard: Supermicro X10DRL-i
SSD: Crucial CT250M500 240 GB
Chassis: Supermicro
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2

GPU Server

GPUs: 1 x 2080 ti + 1 x 2080
CPU: Quad Core i5 2600k
RAM: 16GB DDR3-2133
SSD:Samsung 840 Pro 256gb

Neural networks like Lc0 will continue their advance into the chess world

Special rules for NN engines

As the NN engines are now a firm part of the division system of TCEC, a special set of rules is created for them to coexist with traditional engines and among themselves.

Since season 12, neural network engines are part of the TCEC season. Their number will keep on growing and specific set of rules are needed to define their co-existence with the standard engines.

A neural network is a computer system modeled on the human brain and nervous system. For the purpose of TCEC a participant is considered a neural network (NN) engine if it generally requires the use of GPU and consists of at least the following 3 parts:
1. The code for training the neural network 2. The neural network (and weights file) itself 3. The engine that executes this network
It is the parts 2 and 3 that will actually be a playing combination at TCEC. Part 1 is used in preparation.

For an NN engine to be unique in the TCEC context, at least two of the three defining parts mentioned above have to be unique.

Eligibility for participation
A NN engine is eligible for participation in TCEC if it is considered unique by the Uniqueness definition above.

All current NN rules and definitions are made by the TCEC Tournament Director based on discussion and/or voting by the official TCEC rules committee in the TCEC-official Discord. As the NN engines evolve, exceptions may be added to the definitions, aiming to fulfill one of the major goals of TCEC i.e. to find and rank the best chess software in the sector.

Exceptions about allowing NN versions derivatives of Lc0 based on the S13 precedent were discussed, but did not pass official voting. Thus, for S14 uniqueness rules will be observed, something that might change for future seasons.

TCEC S14 participants

Division Premier

1. Stockfish
2. Komodo
3. Houdini
4. Fire
5. Ethereal
6. Andscacs
7. TBA
8. TBA

Division 1

1. Ginkgo
2. Chiron
3. Fizbo
4. Fritz
5. Jonny
6. Laser
7. TBA
8. TBA

Division 2

1. Booot
2. ChessBrainVB
3. Xiphos
4. Texel
5. Gull
6. Nirvana
7. TBA
8. TBA

Division 3

1. Vajolet
2. Arasan
3. Lc0
4. Pedone
5. Hannibal
6. TBA
7. TBA
8. TBA

Division 4

1. Nemorino
2. Wasp
3. Tucano
4. chess22k
5. Rodent
6. Komodo MCTS
7. rofChade
8. Pirarucu
9. Schooner
10. Demolito
11. Winter
12. Scorpio NN (neural network)

Update: Deus X will not be meeting uniqueness rules, as confirmed by ASilver, thus three engines will qualify from Div 4

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Carlsen – Caruana game 2 LIVE!

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 15:10

Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA). In this live blog + live games from WCC 2018 we will be covering the event Carlsen – Caruana with the latest news, developments, interviews, and in-game details.

The most important feature here will be the lines of analysis by Lc0 – the open Neural Network, and the TCEC champion Stockfish running on a Super Computer of 128 cores.


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Current move eval: Move 49: Lc0 +0.00 , SF[128] +0.00

19:10 CET

Officially the game ends in a draw. A successful feat for Caruana with black, where he could have had chances for more than 1/2 points with another inaccuracy by Carlsen at some point. The official comment of Carlsen after the game, “I am not happy about this game, but it is better than losing”

18:15 CET

The position is absolutely equal, but we still have to see some moves as players cannot agree to a draw before move 30. A possible line 23. .. Bc6 24. Qd6 Qxd6 25. exd6 Bxf3 26. gxf3 Kf8 27. c4 Ke8 28. c5 Kd7 29. Rc1 Rc8 30. Rb1 Rxc5 31. Rxb7+ Kxd6 32. Rxa7 Rc7 33. Ra6+ Ke7 34. Kf1 Rc3 35. Rb6 Ra3 36. a6 Kf6 37. f4 Kf5 38. Rb7 Rxa6 39. Rxf7+ Kg6 40. Rf8 Ra4 41. Kg2 Rb4 42. Kf3 Rb3+ 43. Kg2 Rb2 44. Kf3 Ra2 45. Kg2 Rd2 46. Kg3 Rd5 47. Ra8 Rd3+ 48. Kg2 Rd2 49. Kf3 Kf7 50. Ra6 Rd3+ 51. Kg2 Rc3 52. h4 Kf6 53. Ra5 Rd3 54. Ra8 Rd5 55. Kf3 g6 56. Rf8+ Ke7 57. Ra8 Rh5 58. Ra7+ Kf6 59. Kg3

17:50 CET

The indication by the engines is clear. It is still more difficult to play this game with white, but objectively this is a draw

17:20 CET

Now a dramatic line is needed for Carlsen to keep equality 17. Nxf7 Kxf7 18. Bh5+ Kg8 19. Bxd6 Rxd6

17:03 CET

The neural network based on Alpha Zero, Lc0, now also goes negative with -0.07 at move 16. Best Lc0 line is 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Nxf7 Kxf7 18. Bh5+ Kg8 19. Bxd6 Rxd6 20. e4 Bd7 21. exd5 Rxd5 22. Rxd5 exd5 23. Bf3 Bxa4 24. Qa2 Rd8 25. h3 Kh8 26. Ra1 b5 27. Rc1 Qc7 28. Bxd5 a5 29. Bf3 Rc8 30. Bg4 Qc4 31. Qa3 Re8 32. Bh5 Rc8 33. Bg4 Re8 34. Bh5 Rc8 35. Bg4 , secondary suggestion 16. Bh5 Bxe5 17. Bxe5 Bd7 18. cxd5 Nxd5 19. Qe4 Nxc3 20. Bxc3 Qxh5 21. Qxb7 Bxa4 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. Qxa7 Bb5 24. Re1 Rd1 25. f3 Rxe1+ 26. Bxe1 Qd5 27. Qd4 Qxd4 28. exd4 Ba4

17:00 CET

First negative eval appears after Carlsen’s 15th move (-0.03), now 15. .. Bd6 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Nxf7 Kxf7 18. Bxd6 Rxd6 19. Bh5+ Kg8 20. e4 Ne7 21. Rxd6 Qxh5 22. Qd3 Nc6 23. Qc4 Qe5 24. Rfd1 Qf4 25. g3 Qf3 26. R6d3 Qh5 27. f4 Qg4 28. Rd6 Kh7 29. Qd3 Qh5 30. Qc4 Na5 31. Qb5 Qxb5 32. axb5 Nc4 33. R6d4 is the suggested line by SF [128] Caruana finds it immediately, he must still be in his preparation!

16:45 CET

At move 14: Lc0 +0.38 , SF[128] +0.21 , Caruana with a very successful opening, Magnus must be disappointed. Adding to that the advantage of the clock, it is a good start for the American player

16:28 CET

After deep think Carlsen goes for the second line of Lc0 mentioned below. Caruana comes with immediate reply as per the given line.

16:19 CET

The experience by the neural network Lc0 shows that it is much easier to play this game in further positions. The suggested deep line is 11. Nd2 Bf8 12. Be2 Qc5 13. O-O h6 14. Bg3 Qe7 15. h3 Bd7 16. b4 Be8 17. c5 a5 18. Qb2 axb4 19. axb4 e5 20. Rfe1 Qe6 21. Nf3 d4 22. exd4 exd4 23. Nb5 Ra2 24. Qb1 Rxe2 25. Nc7 Rxe1+

Stockfish running on 128 cores agrees with 11. Nd2, but diverges immediately as black 11. Nd2 dxc4 12. Nxc4 Rxd1+ 13. Qxd1 Qd8 14. Qxd8+ Nxd8 15. Be2 Be7 16. O-O Nd5 17. Nxd5 exd5 18. Nd6 Bd7 19. Bf3 Bc6 20. Be5 Bxd6 21. Bxd6 Ne6 22. Bg4 Rd8 23. Be5 Kf8 24. Rd1 Ke7 25. b4 Ba4 26. Rc1 g6 27. f4 d4 28. Bxe6 Kxe6 29. Bxd4 Kd7 30. Bxa7 Rc8 31. Rxc8 Kxc8 32. Kf2 Kd7 33. g4 Kc6 34. g5 Kb5 35. Kg3 Kc4 36. f5 Kb3 37. Bc5 Kxa3 38. fxg6

As it is a general rule not to move the same piece in the opening, one might thing Be2 is a good move. And indeed it is as this is the second choice by Lc0. However, the evaluation there is only +0.33 (rather than +0.87) 11. Be2 Ne4 12. cxd5 Nxc3 13. bxc3 exd5 14. O-O h6 15. a4 Bd6 16. Bxd6 Rxd6 17. c4 Be6 18. cxd5 Rxd5 19. Rxd5 Qxd5

16:11 CET

After nine moves in a very typical continuation and long theory ahead, even though computers are showing some advantage for white, statistics show that this is not at all a bad opening for black from historical plan.

16:03 CET

1. d4 by Carlsen today followed by …Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 Another interesting energetic try could have been …c5 here, but there is a lot of theory ahead and we are yet to see what the players have prepared.

15:55 CET

Carlsen and Caruana are at the board. Carlsen is in light colored suit, Caruana in a dark one. The battle of colors and minds is about to start

15:20 CET

The day in Tata Steel Chess India 2018 – 2019 has just ended. Levon Aronian (ARM) and Hikaru Nakamura (USA) lead with 4,5/6, a full point ahead of competition.
14:45 CET

1h and 15 minutes to the start of the game. The engines are set and running, it is time for a show.

14:15 CET

The Sicilian Rossolimo was on the board yesterday. That will certainly be seen in later games where Caruana is white again, often World Chess Championships turn in theoretical battles. Today’s opening choice will set yet another trend. Who will be better prepared, we will know in just 1h and 45 minutes.

14:00 CET

Two hours are left to the start of the game. Yesterday’s drama in the first half of the Caruana – Carlsen game 1 has left many questions to be answered today. Stockfish, running on a Super Computer of 128 cores, often reached evals of over +7.5 for Carlsen before move 40 and with the time running this eval was increasing even more. Clearly, that would have been a victory in any other circumstance, but the psychological pressure of a first game in a World Chess Championship took its toll and Magnus could not close the game.

Can Carlsen utilize effectively the white’s advantage today or will Caruana stabilize his play? In a match of only 12 games every single one is of high importance.

What do experts think, check out our day 1 live blog

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Carlsen – Caruana 2018 live blog

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:21

Live analysis: Caruana – Carlsen game 1 with Lc0 and SF lines here!

Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA). In this live blog from WCC 2018 we will be covering the event Carlsen – Caruana with the latest news, developments, interviews, and in-game details.

Parallel to the live blog, to power the insights of the game, Chessdom brings onboard a 128 cores Super Computer equipped with the current TCEC champion Stockfish and a neural network based on Alpha Zero- Lc0 – on Google Tesla V100 infrastructure. You read correctly, this is the strongest EVER analysis provided for a chess game. The best lines suggested by the computer (principle variation) and the current evaluation of the position can be followed here

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7:30 CET

An ex World Champion also commented the possible outcome of the match. Anatoly Karpov says he believes in the ability and the nervous system of the current world champion, “Carlsen is more stable, I give him a slight preference, although it very much depend how he prepared. Because, having become a world champion, Magnus became interested in all sorts of public appearances and participation in public events, but still preparing for the most serious world championship match and participation and public events are almost incompatible. How seriously Carlsen will approach his opponent, the outcome of the match also depends on that. But in all cases the match will be a serious struggle. The chess forces are almost equal, but Carlsen’s nervous system is much more stable.”

7:00 CET

Only 10 hours are left to the start of the match. Here is what GM Alexander Grischuk says for the upcoming Carlsen – Caruana and the chances for both players, “At first glance, Magnus should be the clear favorite. On his side a great match experience. I would even call the numbers 70 to 30 in favor of Carlsen. However, if you take the latest performances in the classical games, then Caruana has won several tournaments over the past year. Carlsen cannot boast of such results. In this regard, the odds in favor of Magnus are reduced to 60 to 40.” Grischuk goes on to wonder about possible tiebreaks, “The only thing I do not understand is, how does a Grandmaster of such a level as Caruana play so poorly in rapid blitz and blitz? But if it comes to a tie-break, at such a short distance of four games in rapid, anything can happen.”

6:30 CET

We start the day with some hot predictions for the World Chess Championship. First is GM Susan Polgar, who says on her website:

Fabiano has been on a hot streak going into this World Championship match. He is well prepared, especially in the opening, and has a good team behind him. He is pretty strong mentally and emotionally. He is also physically fit.

Magnus has not played well recently but there is huge difference between tournament play and match play. His current rating is far below his peak rating. His opening is decent but not as strong as Fabiano. He has always relied on his strong middle game and endgame skill, and unbelievable patience to grind his opponents down. However, it may not be very effective against Fabiano as he has no problem playing out very long games.

So what can Magnus rely on? His World Championship experience! He knows how to win. He knows how to come back (in Karjakin’s match). This is so important. In addition, there is no pressure on Magnus to win in 12 games as he believes that he is much stronger than Fabiano in Rapid and Blitz Chess. He won the World Rapid & Blitz Championships before. He will be very confident if the match goes that far, just as he was against Karjakin two years ago in the playoff.

So what does Fabiano need to avoid? The most important thing is he has to avoid getting into time pressure as he sometimes does, especially in the first few games. Every half a point is so important in a World Championship match so Fabiano cannot afford to give away any by blundering in time pressure. He also needs to avoid getting behind in the score. He has to make sure that he can control his nerves in the first few games. No matter how much one prepares, it is very hard to stay calm in a situation this important.

Both Magnus and Fabiano are tough fighters with strong will to win. This match will come down to the players’ nerves. The one who can control his emotion better will have the best chance to win.

In conclusion, I give a small edge to Magnus only because of his World Championship experience. / GM Susan Polgar

3:30 CET

What was the first classical game between Caruana and Carlsen at a big forum? That was back in 2010 when the two met in Crous 2010 (later to be renamed Tata Steel). The game was commented live by IM Miodrag Perunovic and you can replay it here with commentary. With this short note we will make a few hours pause in our live blog. See you in a while with the fresh news from London’s 2018 WCC match Carlsen – Caruana!

3:00 CET

Carlsen choosing the black pieces to start with (photo by the talented Niki Riga). This means that in the middle of the match Carlsen will have two consecutive whites, while Caruana will be the one to have the white pieces advantage in game 12.

2:30 CET

The disaster of global interest in chess provoked by Agon’s broadcast policy is a given. We will talk about this a lot today and in the next days by providing specific facts and figures from the first Carlsen – Anand match in Chennai compared to today’s situation. A good example what happens is today’s press conference of the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and the challenger Fabiano Caruana. Up to this moment, many hours after the end of the press conference, the official video by @theworldchess Facebook page is seen less than 10 000 times. This is magnitudes less than any other previous World Chess Championship, although this event has all the ingredients to break records.

On the other hand, the press conference was a huge success, mainly due to the lively style of communication with the journalists by the two players.

On a question by Al Jazeera whether their profiles and age make chess cool, Carlsen said, “Personally I have found chess the coolest thing in the world since I was age 8 or so. It’s always been that way.”

Fabiano was reminded he is playing against the Motzart in Chess, to which Caruana replied, “My musical tastes lay outside the classical music, I would like to be someone in another cathegory like hip hop or rock.”

Asked if he feels he is playing not only for himself, but for America, Caruana was honest, “Of course I would like to share it with America, but I play as individual, on the board chess players are on their own. Still, I am proud to represent the US in the highest honor of chess.”

2:00 CET

All the recent success and steady career growth of Fabiano Caruana led to one major question. Has America found its new Bobby Fischer? US media jumped on the topic right away. The NY Times published an article by Pia Peterson “Searching for the Next Bobby Fischer, the U.S. Finds Fabi”, followed by Sean Gregory’s article in Time, “This Kid From Brooklyn Could Return America to Chess Dominance for the First Time Since Bobby Fischer”.

One of the best sum-ups of the coming match is by Edouard Guihaire (AFP, Yahoo), who says, “Norway’s Magnus Carlsen will seek to cement his reputation as history’s greatest chess player on Friday when he launches a defence of his crown against the first US title contender since Bobby Fischer in 1972. [...] Americans have not had a chess hero since Fischer stunned Soviet champion Boris Spassky in an epic series in 1972 that epitomised the Cold War rivalry between the two superpowers. Now, US media is fascinated with the possibility of the chess title coming home nearly 50 years later.”

1:45 CET

Exactly the small length of the match is Carlsen’s biggest concern at the moment. He repeatedly admitted that he is not in his best form and that a wrong step could throw the match in any direction. At the same time Fabiano Caruana is at his best ever – with 2832 ELO he is just 3 points behind Carlsen, while this year’s chess performance of the US player, excluding his first tournament of the year, is only eclipsed by Ding Liren’s amazing record run.

In January, Caruana finished 11th with a score of 5/13 at the Tata Steel Masters tournament, which was a disaster by any standard for a player of his rank. But already in March he won the Candidates Tournament 2018 with a score of 9/14, thus winning the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018 in London in November 2018. From 31 March to 9 April, Caruana competed in the Grenke Chess Classic 2018 where he won the event with a score of 6½/9, a point ahead of runner-up and future WCC oponent Carlsen. With this result he moved to No. 2 in the live world rankings, a position that he defended and solidified in future events even getting a chance for a shot at the first place before the match. From 17 to 30 April, he competed in 2018 U.S. Chess Championship, placing second with 8/11. In June, he won the sixth edition of Norway Chess 2018, finishing clear first with a score of 5/8 (+3–1=4), despite having lost to Carlsen in the first round. In August, he jointly won the Sinquefield Cup 2018 with Carlsen and Aronian.

1:35 CET

Carlsen – Caruana 2018 is a short match, maximum 12 classical games. The time control for the games is 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. If the match is tied after 12 games, tie breaks will be played starting with best of 4 rapid games (25 minutes + 10 seconds), followed by up to five pairs of blitz games and if needed an Armageddon

1:15 CET

Just a reminder that today the Carlsen – Caruana match first game is not the only major chess event going on. You can follow Tata Steel Chess India first edition with Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Pentala Harikrishna, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Nihal Sarin, and Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu here with analysis and the World Women Chess Championship knockouts here with analysis

0:30 CET

So far Magnus Carlsen has played in 3 World Championships, in all of them successfully. In all opening games of the matches, the score was a draw. The only time Carlsen started with the black pieces was against Anand in 2014. The game finished in a 48 moves draw. You can replay the game with commentary by GM Chritian Bauer here

0:00 CET

Today was the official drawing of lots for the match. Carlsen drew the black pieces at the opening ceremony and Fabiano Caruana will start with the white pieces in game 1. The draw rate in head to head games where Caruana is white vs Carlsen is relatively low, only 50%. From the 16 official classical games they played 8 finished in a draw, with 5 wins for Carlsen and 3 wins for Caruana.

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Caruana – Carlsen 2018 game 1 LIVE!

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:51

Carlsen – Caruana

Carlsen and Caruana start their World Chess Championship 2018 adventure today at 15:00 local time. As it has been tradition for 12 years already, the World Chess Championship match Carlsen – Caruana will be live on with the best analysis in the world. To power the insights of the game Chessdom brings onboard a 128 cores Super Computer equipped with the current TCEC champion Stockfish and a neural network based on Alpha Zero- Lc0 – on Google Tesla V100 infrastructure. You read correctly, this is the strongest EVER analysis provided for a chess game.

Note: due to legal bullying and pressure by Agon and silent support by officials including FIDE, Chessdom will follow the guidelines for broadcast: Chessdom will not use any information or moves from the official website and Chessdom will not show move by move, rather eval by eval. More on this on our daily live blog here

Is this analysis only going to be available for Carlsen – Caruana match?

The answer is no, this analysis is here to stay. Live games with SF[128] and Lc0[Google v100] will be available for every top chess event in the world. Chessdom with the help of the TCEC team will actively develop the GUI (see example here) and the broadcast, so that the chess fans enjoy the games like never before. This innovative idea will be free of charge for any chess fan, if you would like to support the development of the broadcast you can do it via Streamlabs

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Caruana – Carlsen game 1 starts at 15:00 local time. As soon as move 1 is made, the evals on this page will be updated.

Current evals of game 1:

Lc0 [v100s]: Move 1 eval +0.00
Lc0 [v100s]: Move 1 best continuation (principle variation)

Stockfish [128 cores]: Move 1 eval +0.00
Stockfish [128 cores]: Move 1 best continuation (principle variation)

Highest evals of game 1:

Lc0 [v100s]: TBA

Stockfish [128 cores]: TBA


Hardware for analysis:

Leela Chess Zero neural network on Google Tesla V100 GPUs

Stockfish on 128 cores SuperComputer + 7 man tablebases


Carlsen – Caruana (2018, August, replay)

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Tata Steel Chess India 2018 – 2019 LIVE!

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 02:15

The first TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA 2018 – 2019, RAPID & BLITZ tournament brings some of the world’s strongest chess players and India’s strongest players to Kolkata. It consist of a rapid tournament and a blitz tournament.

The championship will feature Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Pentala Harikrishna, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Nihal Sarin, and Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu and will be daily live with analysis on

Parallel you can follow:

World Chess Championship 2018 / Caruana – Carlsen 2018 game 1 / World Women Chess Championship 2018

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Arkady Dvorkovich: “Too early for chess in Olympics”

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:13

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich gave his first big interview after the election to Russian agency TASS. Short summary:

- Prize funds for Men & Women World Championship matches to be increased
- Next World Championship match will not be in Europe
- FIDE President distancing himself from World Chess / Agon
- Ilyumzhinov’s plan for chess entering Olympic Games premature
- A month after election FIDE still without bank account

Arkady Dvorkovich (photo RIA Novosti / Arkady Natruskin)

About the FIDE Women’s World Championship which is starting in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, FIDE President said that the local organizers and leadership of the Ugra region are ready to hold the tournament at the highest level.

The preparation for the World Chess Championship Match between the champion Magnus Carlsen and the challenger Fabiano Caruana was compared to the FIFA World Cup where Dvorkovich was the head of organization: “As we did in football, we are 99% ready, not 100. It will be 100% when the match begins.”

On the next question about the interest for the match, FIDE President immediately distanced himself:
“I just want to say that the organizer of the match is the company World Chess, former Agon. FIDE delegated the right to conduct the match even before my election to the presidency. Nevertheless, we are trying to control the situation. I saw the venue – it is not very big. Physically there will be not very many viewers, but the main interest will be on the Internet.”

And added:
“After the championship, we will analyze the contractual relations and the quality of the organization. Only then we will draw conclusions and make a decision about World Chess.”

On the comment that prize funds for Men & Women World Championship matches are same as two years ago, Dvorkovich agreed, adding that for the match in London there will be some increase due to a new provision as players will receive a share of the profit from sales. Dvorkovich said that increasing prize fund for men, and particularly for women, is one of the main tasks as this is important for the prestige of chess.

Dvorkovich revealed that the World Championship matches will be rotated among the continents. Therefore, the next match will certainly be outside of Europe.

On the question about the plans of previous FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, also from Russia, for inclusion of chess in the Olympic program, Dvorkovich said he believes the idea was premature. He explained that FIDE should take several steps to properly prepare for such a breakthrough.

The first step would be to ask for clear recommendations to be sent from the International Olympic Committee, which has already recognized chess as a sport, to all national Olympic Committees, so that chess can be recognized as a sport, everywhere, all over the world.

The second step, which can go in parallel with the first, is to try to have chess as either a demonstration or a full sport at the continental games – Asian, European, Pan American. And only after that we can begin to discuss the idea of ​​including chess in the Olympic Games. Now even the discussion of this issue is premature.

On the journalist’s reminder that one month ago FIDE President said that the bank accounts should be unblocked, Dvorkovich said that in the coming days the opening of a regular bank account should be completed. According to Dvorkovich, the delay is not due to sanctions but is related to the banking procedures.

The first Presidential Board of the new FIDE administration will take place from 8-10th November in London, concurrently with the World Championship match. The positions in the administration and the commissions will be allocated. In the past weeks, the long-time FIDE Executive Director Nigel Freeman, whom Dvorkovich never even met, was relieved of duty. Willy Iclicki, who worked in campaigns of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and then of Arkady Dvorkovich, was apparently performing the ED duty during the transition period and is expected that he will be appointed to this post.

Dvorkovich said that many famous chess players, including Grandmasters, who worked on the election will receive positions.

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FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – arrival of participants

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 23:33

The land of Ugra met the participants of the Women’s World Chess Championship with bread and salt.

Early in the morning today the flight from Moscow brought most of the contenders for the chess crown to the capital of Ugra. Among them were sisters Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Chinese women’s team led by current world champion Ju Wenjun, Harika Dronavalli from India, Russian Marina Guseva, Natalia Pogonina and Olga Girya from Ugra, as well as many others.

Live games World Chess Championship Women 2018

Despite the long night flight, girls felt excited, tasted the traditional food of Ugra and enjoyed folk songs and dances.

“It’s my third time here in Khanty-Mansiysk, – says American chess player Sabina-Francesca Foisor. – I played in 2010 in the Chess Olympiad which was great and then I was here last year for the Women’s World Team Championship. Hopefully third time is a charm I don’t know but I am looking forward to playing here once again. I love people we are always welcomed with, very nice traditional music. Obviously, I am happy to be here again”.

The participants of the World Championship were not disappointed by the cold Siberian weather and snow that covered Khanty-Mansiysk a couple of weeks ago. “It happens. We travel so often and got used to the constant change of climate. As far as I remember this is my fourth or fifth time in Khanty-Mansiysk”, – says Nana Dzagnidze.

The only local among 64 participants of the event is Olga Girya. “The fact that the Women’s World Championship is held in Ugra gives me additional positive motivation. It is always nice to play at home. Luckily before the championship I had a 10-day break between the tournaments. At last! So I managed to have some rest and to work a bit. I feel calmer. In the championship I try not to look ahead. Need to go step by step. For now, the goal is the first round”.

The second part of chess players will arrive in Khanty-Mansiysk on the morning of November 2, and in the evening of the same day, at 19:00, they will all take part in the opening ceremony, where the drawing of lots will take place.

It is to be reminded that the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship, in which 64 strongest chess players of the world will take part, will be held at the Ugra Chess Academy from November 2 to 23.

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Prize fund in the Women’s World Championship to be increased

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 23:30

Upon the end of the official opening ceremony of the FIDE Women’s World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich answered the questions of the mass media.

The President of FIDE Arkady Dvorkovich told about the importance of Women’s World Championship.

“I’m happy to attend another big chess competition in Khanty-Mansiysk. This is the first tournament in Russia I’m declaring open as FIDE President, and its is also the first “adult” tournament for me in this role as I’ve already opened the World Youth Championship in Greece. It’s a great honor that Khanty-Mansiysk is holding one of the most important FIDE competitions. The main change about it is that the semi-finalists of this championship, except for the winner, will take part in the Candidates tournament of the next Women’s Championship cycle. This is the main news of the chess world. And we’re counting on the scenario where chess and women’s chess specifically will get more attention of media. On behalf of FIDE, I want to thank the Government of Ugra, the Organizing Committee, and everyone involved in making this tournament happen”.

The Governor of the region Natalia Komarova thanked FIDE for trusting Khanty-Mansiysk to host major chess tournament:

“I want to note that there is no such thing as too many chess tournaments for Ugra. I would like to thank FIDE for their trust in our region. With all the procedures required to get the right to hold an international competition, FIDE keeps choosing Ugra as a host of its events. Thank you for that. We wouldn’t get that kind of trust if we didn’t put so much effort in chess development such as the introduction of “Chess in Schools” program and the increase in the number of chess classes in the region. For example, today one of new chess clubs was opened and the FIDE President saw with his own eyes how such events usually happen here.

When major international tournaments are held in a particular city of the world, the interest of people in this sport increases. According to statistics, our region has the largest number of children attending chess classes. We are proud of our chess players who are members of the national team: Dmitry Jakovenko and Olga Girya, as well as the most titled chess athlete in Russia among disabled Andrei Obodchuk. I hope that together we will cheer for them and support them.

What is so special about the tournament? Just recently the FIDE President has noted that the prize fund of Women’s World Championship cycle would be increased and this is the right decision for women. Our tournament is first in this renovated cycle. Of course, this makes it unique”.

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The Women’s World Championship officially starts in Khanty-Mansiysk

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 23:26

On November 2, the FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018 officially started. The Opening Ceremony of the event was held in the Organ hall of the Concert and theater center “Ugra-Classic”.

Guests and participants had a chance to enjoy fairy-tale organ melodies performed by Elena Kozemirenko before the official part of the ceremony.

The first part of the ceremony started with the presentation of the participating countries. The flags of them all were carried on the stage: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. There are 64 athletes from 28 countries playing in the Championship.

Chief Federal Inspector of Ugra Dmitry Kuzmenko and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich appeared on the scene to welcome all the players on a hospitable Ugra land.

Dmitry Kuzmenko read a greeting letter from the President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

“We are proud of the history and wonderful traditions of our national chess school, the names of our famous winners and champions. This is why we are sincerely happy that an event of such magnitude is held in Russia again, in Khanty-Mansiysk, a city which is rightfully famous for its great experience in organizing such high-level sporting events. It won’t be an overstatement to say that this Women’s World Chess Championship has brought together the top chess players of the planet. During the qualifying games, they have already demonstrated their outstanding abilities, played beautiful, exciting games. And, of course, the very format of the tournament requires from the participants exceptional concentration, attention, focus on the result. I am convinced that the Championship will be a spectacular, memorable chess festival and will bring true pleasure to everyone who loves this unique, intellectual sport”, – says the letter of the President of Russia.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich took the floor next:

“On behalf of FIDE, let me greet you in Khanty-Mansiysk, at the Opening Ceremony of the Women’s World Championship 2018. Khanty-Mansiysk is the place where major tournaments have been already held: World Chess Olympiad, World Cup, FIDE Grand Prix legs and many others. I am sure that everyone of you enjoys to play and to be here feeling the hospitality of Siberia and its people and a high-level organization of the tournament. I would like to thank organizers, Government of Ugra and its Governor Natalia Komarova in person, local authorities, the Ugra Chess Federation, media, arbiters, Appeals Committee members, and everyone involved in the Championship, everyone who will help you show your best here. You are the most talented, professional, and beautiful ladies playing chess. Of course, there will be one winner, but I would like to wish good luck and fair play to all of you. I would like you to show your best qualities to the whole world as the tournament will be broadcast online and everyone will see you playing.

I will make sure that in the future the Women’s World Championship cycle will be a standard one, and three semi-finalists except for the winner will qualify for the Candidates Tournament which will determine the challenger for the next World Championship Match with higher prizes and better conditions. I would like to reassure you that we will pay more attention to the women’s chess in the future. So everyone could enjoy chess in all its beauty as it is art, sport, and science. Good luck to everyone!”

After his speech, FIDE President declared the Championship open.

Before the start of the entertaining part of the ceremony the drawing of lots was carried out. Chief Arbiter Igor Bolotinsky invited the top seed of the Women’s World Championship, the reigning world champion Ju Wenjun of China, who picked a black pawn. It means that the players with odd starting numbers will start the first game of the first round with the black pieces.

The procedure of drawing lots was followed by bright and spectacular performances of singers and musicians playing accordion, domra and balalaika. Chamber orchestra “Sibir-brass” played a potpourri of famous melodies of the past.

It is to be reminded that the first round of Championship starts on November 3 in the Ugra Chess Academy.

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World Chess Championship 2018 (Women) LIVE!

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 23:23

The FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018 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.

Live games with analysis will be daily on with analysis by Stockfish, Komodo, and Houdini

For the final of the Top Chess Engine Championship visit the official website of TCEC.

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Tata Steel Chess India Tournament opened

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:24

The Tata Steel Chess India Tournament has been opened at the Terrace Garden of the Taj Bengal hotel in Kolkata. The new super-tournament will start with the Rapid event on November 9 at 2pm.

The players were introduced to the audience by tournament director Jeroen van de Berg.

Viswanathan Anand, who has not played in a tournament in India for over two decades, said today at the inaugural ceremony: “First, tournaments like the Tata Steel Chess India tournament are important because it fills the gap in India where elite meets like this are missing. Second, it is very special to play at home but I’m not more nervous because of that. I am very happy to be here in Kolkata, though I do remember that I missed my GM norm during a tournament here in 1992!”

World No. 3 (Classical) Shakhriyar Mamedyarov: “It’s not about the ELO ratings. In this tournament, 7 to 8 players have a very good chance of winning.”

When asked whether his Rapid (No. 2) and Blitz (No.3) rankings made him the top seed at this tournament, Hikaru Nakamura said: “I don’t care about rankings. We are all here just to play and enjoy the chess.”

Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President (Corporate Services), Tata Steel, said: “Welcome to the first-ever Tata Steel Chess India. Chess is quite a religion here in India and especially in Kolkata. We hope that this tournament will excite many more people to be connected with chess in India. We are particularly happy that Mr Viswanathan Anand has helped us put this together. We hope to see this grow annually as we go ahead.”

Live games from Tata Steel Chess India 2018 – 2019 start Nov 9

Photos by Lennart Ootes:

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44th Guernsey International Chess Festival concluded

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:08

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival was held from 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey.

The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, was a 7-round Swiss event with 46 participants. Grandmasters Tiger Hillarp Persson from Sweden and Jean-Pierre Le Roux of France shared the first place with 6,0 points each. Hillarp Persson took the winner’s trophy due to better tie-break.

The Holiday Tournament, sponsored by the Pennisula Hotel, was a 7-round Swiss event for players rated under 1900. Arita Strade from Guernsey convincingly won the section with 6,5 points, full point ahead of the nearest follower Nigel Dennis. Full standings below.

Peninsula Hotel Guernsey

Tournament website

Open Tournament – final standings:

1 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2544 – 6
2 GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre FRA 2532 – 6
3 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2560 – 5.5
4 IM Povah Nigel E ENG 2303 – 5
5 Heppell Ian N ENG 2031 – 4.5
6 CM Rosen Daniel B ENG 2081 – 4.5
7 FM Grieve Harry ENG 2292 – 4.5
8 Havenaar Jan NED 2043 – 4.5
9 Curtis John E ENG 2042 – 4.5
10 CM Thurlow Kevin J ENG 2002 – 4.5
11 Cornelisse John NED 2184 – 4
12 FM Waddington Mike P ENG 2096 – 4
13 Bolt Graham ENG 1994 – 4
14 Karstens Lex NED 1874 – 4
15 CM Rowe Peter GCI 1951 – 4
16 Purdon Colin ENG 2036 – 3.5
17 Sedgwick David ENG 2013 – 3.5
18 Collier David O ENG 1999 – 3.5
19 Van Den Boogaart Jan Maarten NED 2009 – 3.5
20 Dilleigh Stephen P ENG 1986 – 3.5
21 Fassaert Desire NED 1942 – 3.5
22 Magnussen Pal SWE 2000 – 3.5
23 Wager John D ENG 2029 – 3.5
24 Reijneveld Ad NED 2089 – 3.5
25 Sikkel Dirk NED 1969 – 3.5
26 Kraft Karl-Heinz Prof. Dr. GER 2047 – 3.5
27 Canonne Antoine FRA 1902 – 3.5
28 Burton Ronnie ENG 1919 – 3.5
29 Goris Ton NED 1922 – 3.5
30 Prins Jan NED 2003 – 3
31 De Kruif Kees NED 1979 – 3
32 Morcom Huw WLS 1901 – 3
33 Spanton Tim R ENG 1923 – 3
34 Gravett Alan D ENG 1821 – 3
35 Hawkins James N H ENG 1910 – 3
36 Dijksterhuis Rolf NED 1958 – 3
37 Van Ginkel Henk NED 1842 – 2.5
38 Taylor Mark V ENG 1933 – 2.5
39 Froberg Gert-Jan NED 1867 – 2.5
40 Campbell Ian ENG 1969 – 2.5
41 Murray J Stephen SCO 1757 – 2.5
42 Ingham H William ENG 1849 – 2.5
43 Schadd Jan NED 1872 – 2.5
44 Carlucci Paul A ENG 1817 – 2
45 CM Brookfield Toby GCI 1873 – 2
46 Cummins J GCI 1748 – 1.5

Holiday Tournament – final standings:

1. Strade Arita GCI 1846 – 6.5
2. Dennis Nigel W ENG 1801 – 5.5
3. Brown Geoffrey D ENG 1612 – 5
4. Haisma Henk NED 1787 – 5
5. Heesen Jos NED 1760 – 5
6. Hall Alan ENG 1731 – 5
7. Nevska Gerda GCI 1819 – 5
8. O’Connell Denis IRL 1783 – 4.5
9. Collins Alan ENG 1650 – 4.5
10. Van Hoek Wim NED 1882 – 4.5
11. Bateman Kerry GCI 1710 – 4
12. Gibson John FRA 1608 – 4
13. Kirk Matthew GCI 1732 – 4
14. Nalichowski Bogdan POL 1378 – 4
15. Baart Edwin NED 1774 – 4
16. Hoogakker Peter NED 1787 – 4
17. Stanners Michael J ENG 1762 – 4
18. Turner David J ENG 1763 – 4
19. Goman Colin GCI 1692 – 4
20. Owen Garth I GCI 0 – 3.5
21. Finch Russell GCI 1622 – 3.5
22. Jongerius Marc NED 1686 – 3.5
23. Foran Barry IRL 1688 – 3.5
24. Nielsen Jorgen Holmstrom DEN 1748 – 3.5
25. Glover John ENG 1717 – 3.5
26. Remie Peter NED 1714 – 3.5
27. Bakkes Frits NED 1650 – 3.5
28. De Silver Arthur ENG 0 – 3
29. Foster Paul ENG 1540 – 3
30. Kearsley Raymond J ENG 1590 – 3
31. Beadle John R ENG 1565 – 3
32. Ruigrok Jacques NED 1645 – 3
33. Harnden Terry GCI 1428 – 3
34. Shek Daniel ENG 1304 – 3
35. O’Brien Paul W ENG 1654 – 3
36. Kershaw Graham ENG 1712 – 3
37. Van Amerongen Judith NED 0 – 3
38. Colsen Manuel NED 1628 – 2.5
39. Jones Sidney A ENG 1488 – 2.5
40. Rowe Oliver GCI 1553 – 2.5
41. Maurus Mickey ENG 1435 – 2.5
42. Goris-Schouwstra Adry NED 1697 – 2.5
43. Le Maitre Richard GCI 0 – 2.5
44. Huba Mark J ENG 1556 – 2
45. Bennett David ENG 1383 – 2
46. Bennett Delroy ENG 0 – 2
47. Van Beek Ronald NED 1366 – 1

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TCEC emotes design contest

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 22:24

TCEC is looking for emotes for its Twitch chat, so a TCEC Emote Design Contest (EDC) is opened.

You are invited to send in you own original designs for evaluation by our Emote Jury, consisting of 5 members. The contest opens on 11 November 2018 and after selecting winners, these will gradually be released in the chat. A set of emotes sent in should ideally include a palette of emotions, some suggestions for these are: happiness, sadness, cheering, approval, (dis)agreement, surprise, 10/10 emote, boom emote, emotes for top engines, etcetera.

For the full rules, click HERE

We are looking forward to your designs!

–posted by kanchess

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Spouses win 2018 Isle of Man

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 23:41

Radoslaw Wojtaszek emerged winner of the 2018 edition of Isle of Man International Tournament, by defeating Arkady Naiditsch in a playoff match for the first place. While Wojtaszek was playing for gold, his wife, Alina Kashlinskaya, beat American Grandmaster Sevian Samuel to reach 6 points and 7.000 £ prize, reserved for the best Women player.

Wojtaszek and Naitisch played a draw in the last round of the tournament and tied for the first place, and by propositions of the tournament, the winner was to be decided in playoffs. After 2 blitz games, the leaders were still in a tie with result 1-1, which lead to Armageddon where Wojtaszek has chosen white pieces and managed to win to be declared as Champion.

By the end, Radoslaw and Arkady brought home 37.500£ each, with Wojtaszek receiving extra 500£ for winning the playoff match.

Radoslaw Wojtaszek

Seven players tied for the third place, each with 6.5 points, but thanks to the best tiebreaks Kramnik Vladimir ended third, Grischuk Alexander finished fourth, Nakamura Hikaru was 5th, Wang Hao took 6th, Jones Gawain came 7th, Adhiban B. went 8th and Xiong Jeffery ended on the 9th place.

The best ranked woman – Alina Kashlinskaya celebrated quadruple: birthday, GM norm and two golds, one of herself and one of her husband. The prize for the second women player went to Alexandra Kosteniuk with 5.5 points and the prize for the 3rd place went to Pia Cramling with 5 points.

As usual, one of the strongest Open tournaments of the world gathered 165 players from 37 countries, many famous chess names, and in total 75 Grandmasters, among whom were 20 GMs rated over 2700.

The event took place from 20th-28th October in the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theater in Douglas, Isle of Man.

Tournament website

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Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz 2018

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 21:27

The 12th Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz is taking place from 28th October to 4th November at the Casa do Paço in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by Assembleia Figueirense. Tournament director is António Mota Cardoso and Chief Arbiter is IA Carlos Oliveira Dias.

Among 50 participants from 12 countries there are 7 Grandmasters and 4 International Masters. Full list below.

The famous video producer Vijay Kumar has uploaded footage from the 1st round.

The total prize fund is 3750 EUR, with 1200 EUR reserved for the winner.

Tournament website


1 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G. ESP 2547
2 GM Jakubowski Krzysztof POL 2511
3 GM Stella Andrea ITA 2500
4 GM Rotstein Arkadij GER 2476
5 GM Galego Luis POR 2473
6 GM Oratovsky Michael ISR 2466
7 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2443
8 IM Vassallo Barroche Mauricio ESP 2378
9 FM Alshameary Puente Ismael ESP 2369
10 IM Perez Garcia Rodney Oscar CUB 2362
11 FM Martin Duque Jesus ESP 2354
12 IM Elissalt Cardenas Hector ESP 2316
13 FM Veiga Jose Francisco R P Neves POR 2272
14 IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2252
15 CM Garcia Dorado Alberto ESP 2206
16 Roettgen Juergen GER 2169
17 FM Santos Antonio P POR 2155
18 Margarido Jose Miguel Teixeira POR 2121
19 Dias Ricardo Pedro Cruz POR 2098
20 Fernandes Ricardo Paulos POR 2098
21 Lisowski Krzysztof POL 2095
22 Guerreiro Nuno POR 2069
23 Fernandes Joao Pedro Murtinho POR 2067
24 Fernandes Miguel A. Murtinho POR 2048
25 Dionizio Andre Filipe Nascimento POR 2013
26 Sismeiro Miguel POR 2008
27 Adams Philip ENG 1980
28 Felizes Paulo POR 1965
29 Lopez De Turiso Jose Angel ESP 1933
30 Morais Vitor POR 1918
31 Pipiras Filipa Fortuna POR 1853
32 Silva Pedro Gil Ferreira Da POR 1837
33 Pais Bruno Miguel Dos Santos POR 1836
34 Louzao Brea Jose Luis ESP 1835
35 Marques Joao Paulo C Veloso POR 1807
36 Puglia Francesco ITA 1803
37 Morais Mario Martins Freitas POR 1766
38 Marcal Armando Paulo Gomes POR 1751
39 Asvestopoulou Evdokia GRE 1720
40 Dias Jose Oliveira Gaspar POR 1605
41 Gama Joao Goncalo Cerejeira POR 1598
42 Bouxo Luis Antonio Maximino POR 1585
43 AFM Correia Pedro Mourao Soares POR 1518
44 Soares Sara Joana De Moura Pe POR 1481
45 Moes Joaquim Carlos CPV 1415
46 Goncalves Lucas Jordao POR 1401
47 Fonseca Rene Gil Bakker POR 1378
48 Dong Rafael POR 1360
49 Dong Fabio POR 1273
50 Ferreira Cristina POR 1069

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Fidel Corrales tops the Eastern Chess Congress in New Jersey

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:36

The 22nd Annual Eastern Chess Congress was held from October 26-28, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey.

The event consisted of six sections: Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.

The main Premier section 43 participants. GM Fidel Corrales took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points and the top prize of 2100 USD.

GM Fidel Jimenez Corrales

Premier section standings:
1. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2608 MA – 4,5 1st $2100.00
2-5. GM Alexander Shabalov 2634 PA, GM John M Burke 2626 NJ, IM Alexander R Katz 2534 NJ and IM David Brodsky 2529 NY – 4,0 2nd-4th $450.00
6-7. GM Sergey Erenburg 2666 PA and GM Alexander Fishbein 2589 NJ – 3,5 etc

The total prize fund was 20,000 USD.

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GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 09:35

The 1st Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament was held from 13-20th October at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Bambolim in Taleigao, Goa, India.

The event was organized by the Goa Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. The total prize fund was 52,300 USD.

The event consisted of three sections:
- Grandmaster Tournament Open A for players rated over 2000
- Open B for players rated under 2000
- Open C for players rated under 1600

The organizers have provided free accommodation for all participants.

Iranian GM Idani Pouya emerged champion of the Open A following his impressive final round win over recently minted India’s Grandmaster Karthik Venkataraman. Pouya scored 8,5 points in 10 rounds.

Five players finished with eight points but despite equal on the table, GM Babujain Levon (Armenia) and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy (India) finished second and third respectively due to the better tie-break points. The main section had 283 participants. Full standings below.

The Open B had 443 participants. Kadav Omkar IND 1859 and Vijay Kumar IND 1915 shared the first place with 9/10 points each.

The Open C had 533 participants. Shibin K Benny IND 1516 and Parekh Vishrut IND 1287 shared the first place with 9/10 points each.

Tournament website

Grandmaster Tournament Open A final standings:

1. GM Idani Pouya IRI 2588 – 8.5
2. GM Babujian Levon ARM 2456 – 8
3. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2540 – 8
4. GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2547 – 8
5. GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2453 – 8
6. Raahul V S IND 2294 – 8
7. IM Das Sayantan IND 2425 – 7.5
8. GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2615 – 7.5
9. GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2615 – 7.5
10. IM Karthik Venkataraman IND 2525 – 7.5
11. IM Akash G IND 2424 – 7.5
12. GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2556 – 7.5
13. IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2366 – 7.5
14. GM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2545 – 7
15. GM Popov Ivan RUS 2611 – 7
16. GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2488 – 7
17. IM Bakunts Rafael ARM 2427 – 7
18. IM Gusain Himal IND 2384 – 7
19. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2484 – 7
20. FM Nitish Belurkar IND 2295 – 7
21. IM Kathmale Sameer IND 2343 – 7
22. Singh S. Vikramjit IND 2192 – 7
23. IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin BAN 2328 – 7
24. GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2552 – 6.5
25. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2654 – 6.5
26. IM Stany G.A. IND 2502 – 6.5
27. FM Rathanvel V S IND 2341 – 6.5
28. IM Deshmukh Anup IND 2267 – 6.5
29. Anuj Shrivatri IND 2345 – 6.5
30. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2473 – 6.5
31. FM Jubin Jimmy IND 2308 – 6.5
32. GM Himanshu Sharma IND 2444 – 6.5
33. FM Audi Ameya IND 2375 – 6.5
34. IM Rakesh Kumar Jena IND 2388 – 6.5
35. GM Neelotpal Das IND 2436 – 6.5
36. WGM Swati Ghate IND 2215 – 6.5
37. Sahil Tickoo IND 2217 – 6.5
38. Ritviz Parab IND 2252 – 6.5
39. Sahoo Utkal Ranjan IND 2332 – 6.5
40. AGM Sa Kannan IND 1977 – 6.5
41. Pranav V IND 2263 – 6.5
42. Deota Snehil S IND 1929 – 6.5
43. IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam IND 2142 – 6.5
44. FM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J IND 2362 – 6.5
45. Samant Aditya S IND 2211 – 6.5
46. Pradeep Kumar R A IND 2279 – 6.5
47. Patil Pratik IND 2280 – 6.5
48. FM Mehdi Hasan Parag BAN 2209 – 6.5
49. FM Navalgund Niranjan IND 2245 – 6.5
50. IM Siva Mahadevan IND 2341 – 6.5
51. IM Prasad Devaki V IND 2285 – 6.5
52. IM Singh D.P. IND 2132 – 6.5
53. GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2547 – 6
54. GM Laxman R.R. IND 2443 – 6
55. FM Gajwa Ankit IND 2224 – 6
56. FM Rajdeep Sarkar IND 2355 – 6
57. CM Aditya Mittal IND 2215 – 6
58. CM Nikhil Magizhnan IND 2056 – 6
59. Gandhi Anish IND 2042 – 6
60. IM Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2381 – 6
61. Sanket Chakravarty IND 1819 – 6
62. IM Abu Sufian Shakil BAN 2247 – 6
63. Abhishek Das IND 2280 – 6
64. Niraj Saripalli IND 2206 – 6
65. Senthil Maran K IND 2216 – 6
66. IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2325 – 6
67. Prajesh R IND 1953 – 6
68. Manigandan S S IND 2120 – 6
69. FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2129 – 6
70. Saurabh Anand IND 2303 – 6
71. Surendran N IND 2210 – 6
72. GM Ziatdinov Raset USA 2265 – 6
73. Tarun V Kanth IND 2123 – 6
74. Dhrupad Kashyap IND 1881 – 6
75. IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad IND 2380 – 6
76. Namitbir Singh Walia IND 1633 – 6
77. Dhananjay S IND 2233 – 6
78. AGM Vinay Thomas Abraham IND 2024 – 6
79. WGM Toma Katarzyna POL 2278 – 6
80. Nair Sanjeev IND 2081 – 6
81. FM Wagh Suyog IND 2312 – 6
82. Kunal M. IND 2270 – 6
83. Manish Anto Cristiano F IND 1961 – 6
84. Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi IND 1842 – 5.5
85. Srihari L IND 2067 – 5.5
86. WIM Michelle Catherina P IND 2147 – 5.5
87. IM Vardan Nagpal IND 2433 – 5.5
88. Kavinda Akila SRI 2025 – 5.5
89. Santanu Borpatra Gohain IND 1947 – 5.5
90. Potluri Saye Srreezza IND 1993 – 5.5
91. Kumar Gaurav IND 2236 – 5.5
92. Shah Jeet IND 1828 – 5.5
93. AGM Tarun Kanyamarala IRL 2046 – 5.5
94. Gahan M G IND 2256 – 5.5
95. Prasannaa.S IND 2124 – 5.5
96. Lokesh N. IND 2104 – 5.5
97. Mushini Ajay IND 1966 – 5.5
98. Ram S. Krishnan IND 2131 – 5.5
99. Mohite Ranveer IND 2091 – 5.5
100. Snehal Bhosale IND 2141 – 5.5
101. IM Abhishek Kelkar IND 2359 – 5.5
102. Venkata Ramana J IND 2086 – 5.5
103. Anadkat Kartavya IND 2109 – 5.5
104. IM Meftahi Houssem TUN 2119 – 5.5
105. Aditya Guhagarkar IND 1982 – 5.5
106. Ajay Karthikeyan IND 2195 – 5.5
107. Barath Kalyan M IND 2084 – 5.5
108. AGM Kiran Panditrao IND 1999 – 5.5
109. Hari Madhavan N B IND 2224 – 5.5
110. Mahindrakar Indrajeet IND 2107 – 5.5
111. Ayan Pal IND 1704 – 5.5
112. Vaibhav Jayant Raut IND 1998 – 5.5
113. Siddharth Sabharishankar IND 2026 – 5.5
114. Barde Om IND 1662 – 5.5
115. Amal Roozi IND 1641 – 5.5
116. Suganthan S IND 1688 – 5.5
117. Dahale Atul IND 2171 – 5.5
118. AGM Vignesh N IND 1767 – 5.5
119. Saptorshi Gupta IND 2136 – 5.5
120. Satkar Chirag IND 2089 – 5.5
121. Nayak Rajesh IND 2084 – 5
122. Soham Datar IND 2060 – 5
123. Panda Sambit IND 2074 – 5
124. IM Viani Antonio Dcunha IND 2430 – 5
125. AGM Rathneesh R IND 1957 – 5
126. FM Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2213 – 5
127. CM Kadam Om Manish IND 2082 – 5
128. Ashutosh Kumar IND 2044 – 5
129. Pradeep Tiwari IND 1947 – 5
130. FM Ramakrishna J. IND 2115 – 5
131. Ganesh R IND 2060 – 5
132. Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki IND 2011 – 5
133. Deepthamsh Reddy. M IND 2025 – 5
134. CM Gopal K.N. IND 1858 – 5
135. Sarthak Rawat IND 1668 – 5
136. Saypuri Srithan IND 1799 – 5
137. Kumthekar Shubham IND 1788 – 5
138. FM Ahmed Sk. Nasir BAN 2234 – 5
139. WGM Ramaswamy Aarthie IND 2016 – 5
140. Bhambure Shantanu IND 2243 – 5
141. Jaeel Atharva IND 2130 – 5
142. Alan Diviya Raj IND 2127 – 5
143. Rakshith Srinivasan IND 1843 – 5
144. Saranya Y IND 1879 – 5
145. Thaga Sheriff M IND 1963 – 5
146. Gaurav Rajesh Zagade IND 2060 – 5
147. WFM Saranya J IND 2071 – 5
148. Garima Gaurav IND 1652 – 5
149. Aaryan Varshney IND 2286 – 5
150. Karthik Sai Ch IND 2059 – 5
151. Mota Pankit IND 2047 – 5
152. Deodhar Vrushali Umesh IND 1764 – 5
153. Ilamparthi A R IND 1984 – 5
. Krishnan Ritvik IND 1562 – 5
155. WFM Bidhar Rutumbara IND 1948 – 5
156. WIM Kasparova Tatiana BLR 2102 – 5
157. Sudhanshu Ranjan IND 2060 – 4.5
158. Ayushh Ravikumar IND 1843 – 4.5
159. Nagare Akhilesh IND 1897 – 4.5
160. GM Fominyh Alexander RUS 2405 – 4.5
161. Himanshu Ranjan IND 1970 – 4.5
162. Esshan Wadhawan IND 1849 – 4.5
163. Sourath Biswas IND 1925 – 4.5
164. WFM Meghna C H IND 1904 – 4.5
165. Harshad S IND 1946 – 4.5
166. CM Shahil Dey IND 2063 – 4.5
167. Nandhini Saripalli IND 1911 – 4.5
168. Umang Kaisary IND 1869 – 4.5
169. Pimpalkhare Vedant IND 1968 – 4.5
170. Aryamann Sain IND 1873 – 4.5
171. Arhan Chethan Anand IND 1679 – 4.5
172. Pandey Srishti IND 1915 – 4.5
173. Rathore Sonakshi IND 1849 – 4.5
174. AIM Trisha Kanyamarala IRL 1856 – 4.5
175. Arnav Maheshwari IND 1741 – 4.5
176. Akshit Kumar J IND 1882 – 4.5
177. Jinan Jomon IND 1783 – 4.5
178. Badri Narayan B IND 1538 – 4.5
179. CM Arfan Aditya Bagus INA 2018 – 4.5
180. Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik IND 1628 – 4.5
181. Colaco Reuben IND 1668 – 4.5
182. Vishwa Bala Kumaran M IND 1612 – 4.5
183. Devesh Anand Naik IND 1756 – 4.5
184. Sibi Visal R IND 1931 – 4.5
185. Bhoopnath IND 1645 – 4.5
186. Singh Neha IND 1893 – 4.5
187. Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar IND 1556 – 4.5
188. Rupam Mukherjee IND 1929 – 4.5
189. Ashwin Hariharan SGP 1914 – 4.5
190. Bagwe Gaurang IND 1616 – 4.5
191. Vinay R Jumani IND 1840 – 4.5
192. Acosta Mariano USA 1795 – 4.5
193. GM Anurag Mhamal IND 2495 – 4
194. IM Vignesh N R IND 2447 – 4
195. Rohit S IND 1729 – 4
196. WIM Franco Valencia Angela COL 2188 – 4
197. Aditya Varun Gampa IND 1898 – 4
198. Manish Kumar (2006) IND 1961 – 4
199. Anilkumar O.T. IND 2044 – 4
200. Aravind P V S IND 1796 – 4
201. WGM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2314 – 4
202. Srikrishnan P IND 1811 – 4
203. Srimathi R IND 1807 – 4
204. AGM Bhattacharya Arunava IND 1639 – 4
205. Souhardo Basak IND 1738 – 4
206. Sudarshan Bhat IND 1840 – 4
207. Shah Vishwa IND 1707 – 4
208. Zia Tahsin Tajwar BAN 1825 – 4
209. Godson Merlin E IND 1790 – 4
210. Tarimo Didik Widiarso INA 1738 – 4
211. Sreekar J S S IND 1709 – 4
212. Shuban Saha IND 1916 – 4
213. WFM Cholleti Sahajasri IND 2125 – 4
214. Rindhiya V IND 1697 – 4
215. Keshav Kothari IND 1706 – 4
216. Sathya Naarayanan S IND 1620 – 4
217. Poorna Sri M.K IND 1758 – 4
218. Aryan Ranjan IND 1726 – 4
219. Anupam M Sreekumar IND 1451 – 4
220. CM Ikramul Haq Siam BAN 2180 – 4
221. Savitha Shri B IND 1742 – 4
222. Acharya Sushan NEP 1605 – 4
223. Rohan Bharat Joshi IND 1838 – 4
224. Laddha Shubh Jayesh USA 1523 – 4
225. WCM Chopdekar Gunjal IND 1633 – 4
226. Divyan T IND 1461 – 4
227. Iniyan Sivakumar IND 1477 – 4
228. Arnav Muralidhar IND 1506 – 4
229. Tanmay Chopra IND 1943 – 3.5
230. Manthan Kashyap Datta IND 1748 – 3.5
231. Harisurya Bharadwaj Gundepudi IND 1737 – 3.5
232. FM Karthik Kumar Pradeep IND 2265 – 3.5
233. AIM Abhay Bandewar IND 1834 – 3.5
234. Harshit Arya IND 1777 – 3.5
235. Rounak Guha Roy IND 1542 – 3.5
236. Dikshant Dash IND 1666 – 3.5
237. Suvradeepta Das IND 2005 – 3.5
238. Chetan Sharma IND 1663 – 3.5
239. Mahajan Ayush IND 1631 – 3.5
240. Dharani Srinivas K B IND 1666 – 3.5
241. Aagam Aditya E IND 1755 – 3.5
242. Upadhyay Prince IND 1646 – 3.5
243. Srivatsan Sekar IND 1602 – 3.5
244. Shirodkar Aayush IND 1560 – 3.5
245. Thorat Aishwarya IND 1529 – 3.5
246. Kshatriya Nitin Vekhande IND 1542 – 3.5
247. AIM Cruz Wilson IND 1846 – 3
248. CM Tanmay Jain IND 1809 – 3
249. Adarsh Tripathi IND 1746 – 3
250. Kadam Nikhil IND 1681 – 3
251. Shyam Prasad Reddy K IND 2014 – 3
252. Rathi Dhanashree IND 1633 – 3
253. Vedant Nitin Vekhande IND 1433 – 3
254. Patel Suyogkumar M IND 1424 – 3
255. Shejal Sahil Sanjay IND 1493 – 3
256. Mckenzie Lionel Joseph IND 1711 – 3
257. CM Niraula Bhupendra NEP 1932 – 3
258. Konatham Snehil IND 1680 – 3
259. Hari Charan Sai Kalluri IND 1582 – 3
260. Aniruddh Chatterjee IND 1679 – 3
261. Pragatheesh Muthukumaran IND 1484 – 3
262. AFM Choubey Saurabh IND 1888 – 3
263. Benasir M IND 1777 – 3
264. Abel Saju Chazhoor IND 1567 – 3
265. WFM Tanishka Kotia IND 1892 – 2.5
266. AIM Ali Mohammad Amir BAN 1764 – 2.5
267. Phatak Aanjaneya IND 1652 – 2.5
268. Muthu P IND 1692 – 2.5
269. Varsha Ramesh IND 1778 – 2.5
270. Md. Masum Rahi BAN 1548 – 2.5
271. Thorat Sanjay IND 1460 – 2.5
272. Sanjay Srinivasan R IND 1474 – 2.5
273. Vigneshwaran S IND 1937 – 2
274. Toshali V IND 1928 – 2
275. Sunil Vaidya IND 1673 – 2
276. WFM Harshini A IND 2126 – 2
277. Tejes Suresh Kumar IND 1457 – 2
278. Sreyas Payyappat IND 1598 – 2
279. Abhyuday Santhosh IND 1468 – 2
280. WIM Parnali S Dharia IND 2211 – 1.5
281. Nayanikaa Muralidharan IND 1546 – 1.5
282. Khan Yunus IND 2071 – 1.5
283. Suhas B. Asnodkar IND 1733 – 0.5

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Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 08:06

The 22nd Bavarian International Open Chess Championship is taking place from 27th October to 4th November in “Gut Kaltenbrunn” in Gmund, Germany.

The event is organized by Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH and the total prize fund is 16,300 EUR. The champion will be awarded with 3000 EUR.

A total of 510 players from 34 federations are taking part in the tournament. Among them are 25 Grandmasters and 28 International Masters.

Top rated players:

GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2679
GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2667
GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2648
GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2646
GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2636
GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2621
GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2606
GM Braun Arik GER 2603
GM Firouzja Alireza IRI 2600
GM Papp Gabor HUN 2591
GM Gopal G.N. IND 2578
GM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2574
GM Santos Latasa Jaime ESP 2572
GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2558
GM Martinovic Sasa CRO 2555
GM Mons Leon GER 2554
GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2546
GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2544
GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2535
GM Andersson Ulf SWE 2530

Tournament website

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