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Chess House GM Tournament

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 14:01

The Chess House GM tournament is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 8-16 September 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark. 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. No draws are allowed before move 30.

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

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The Croatian League 1A

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 17:35

The Croatian League 1A is a 10-team round-robin tournament taking place from 8-16 September 2018 in Biograd, Croatia. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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

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International chess festival “Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup”2018

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:42

40th “Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup” will be held from 11-21 September in Kazan.
The venue is the Central Chess School in Kazan, Butlerova str. 7, Kazan, Russia.

As the part of the festival there are going to be two big events.
Rapid tournament – September 11-12. 11 rounds Swiss. Time control: 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move.

Open chess tournament – Russian Cup Stage, September 13-21.
Time control: game 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

The schedule:
Round1 13.09 at 15:30
Round 2 14.09 at 15:00
Round 3 15.09 at 15:00
Round 4 16.09 at 15:00
Round 5 17.09 at 15:00
Round 6 18.09 at 15:00
Round 7 19.09 at 15:00
Round 8 20.09 at 15:00
Round 9 21.09 at 11:00
Closing ceremony 21.09 at 17:30

Starting list

1 Artemiev Vladislav
2 Alekseev Evgeny
3 Kokarev Dmitry
4 Chigaev Maksim
5 Timofeev Artyom
6 Rozum Ivan
7 Shaposhnikov Evgeny
8 Pridorozhni Aleksei
9 Bocharov Ivan
10 Bocharov Dmitry
11 Volkov Sergey
12 Korneev Oleg
13 Frolyanov Dmitry
14 Iljiushenok Ilia
15 Yudin Sergei
16 Lintchevski Daniil
17 Levin Evgeny A.
18 Maiorov Nikita
19 Khanin Semen
20 Harutyunian Tigran K.
21 Gabrielian Artur
22 Hasangatin Ramil
23 Kabanov Nikolai
24 Usmanov Vasily
25 Drygalov Andrey
26 Gaifullin Artur
27 Samusenko Maksim
28 Mokshanov Alexey
29 Kalegin Evgenij
30 Yankelevich Lev
31 Tsoi Dmitry
32 Faizrakhmanov Ramil
33 Makhmutov Rail
34 Palachev Petr
35 Baghdasaryan Vahe
36 Salemgareev Tagir
37 Tunik Gennady
38 Ponfilenok Vladimir
39 Smirnov Timofey
40 Mamedjarova Turkan
41 Murtazin Ruslan
42 Mukhutdinov Tigran
43 Skatchkov Valery
44 Danielyan Vahe
45 Zhitnikov Konstantin
46 Filipenko Alexander V
47 Bogdanov Nikita
48 Shafigullina Zarina
49 Shoboev Dandar
50 Anchutin Nikita
51 Pogorelskikh Sergey
52 Cervantes Landeiro Thalia
53 Maneluk Daniil
54 Markelova Lubov
55 Kozlov Denis
56 Yangutov Aleksey
57 Bulatova Kamaliya
58 Emelianov Fedor
59 Doroshenko Diana
60 Filippova Margarita
61 Mochalin Faddey
62 Safin Robert
63 Efremov Vladislav
64 Martynyuk Elizaveta
65 Asatryan Gor
66 Garmash Aliona
67 Volkov Roman
68 Gavrilin Roman
69 Garifullina Leya
70 Kuzmin Roman
71 Pogorelskikh Sofia
72 Pingin Artem
73 Murzin Lenar
74 Gabitov Bulat
75 Novikov Roman
76 Ismagilov Igor
77 Grekhov Luka
78 Yakimova Mariya
79 Smorodkin Kirill
80 Nikolaeva Ksenya
81 Makov Artem
82 Nikolaev Matvei
83 Yadigarov Aivaz
84 Kopylov Artem
85 Semenova Anastasia
86 Kurinov Mikhail
87 Norkin Yaks
88 Zaripova Arina
89 Muldiarov Valerij
90 Khusnutdinov Abdul
91 Fonichkin Egor
92 Lazarev Artem
93 Nagaeva Aliia
94 Guzhova Amina
95 Khabibullin Ruslan
96 Razhbadinov Rasul
97 Salimova Dinara
98 Rafikov Danis
99 Khanukaev Mark
100 Maltsev Vladimir

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Amantea Open 2018

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:26

16th Chess Festival Amantea will be held from 9-16 September in Amantea, Italy.
Playing venue is Hotel “Marechiaro” – s.s. 18 Campora S. Giovanni-Amantea (CS).

3 different tournaments will take place within Amantea Chess Festival:
Main: reserved to players holding F.I.D.E. or F.S.I. ELO higher than 1850.
Open B: reserved to players holding F.I.D.E. or F.S.I. ELO lower than 1900.
Open C: reserved to players holding F.I.D.E. or F.S.I. ELO lower than 1500.
The players with FIDE / F.S.I. ELO ranging between 1851 and 1899 can choose to play either in the Open or Main Tournament.

In the main group 41 players are expected.
The top seeded are GM Evgeny Vorobiov, GM Laszlo Gonda, GM Vladimir Burmakin etc…

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Andreikin and Pogonina are the new Russian Champions!

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:19

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

The final eleventh round of the Russian Championship Superfinals was played on September 5th in Satka.

In the open event, Dmitry Andrekin defeated Vladimir Fedoseev, while Evgeny Tomashevsky beated Mikhail Kobalia. The games Dubov – Nepomniachtchi, Vitiugov – Jakovenko, Oparin – Khismatullin, and Inarkiev – Sarana were drawn.

Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin scored 7 points out of 11. The players determined the strongest in a play-off match. The first game ended in a draw, while the second one was won by Dmitry Andreikin, who has become a two-time champion of Russia.

Final standings:

1. Dmitry Andreikin – 7, 2. Dmitry Jakovenko – 7, 3. Evgeny Tomashevsky – 6.5, 4-6. Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ian Nepomniactchi – 6, 7. Grigoriy Oparin – 5.5, 8-9. Daniil Dubov, Alexey Sarana – 5, 10-11. Nikita Vitiugov, Mikhail Kobalia – 4.5, 12. Denis Khismatullin – 3.

In the women’s section, Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated Oksana Gritsayeva, Alisa Galliamova bested Anastasiya Protopopova, Elena Tomilova lost to Polina Shuvalova, Aleksandra Goryachkina was outplayed by Valentina Gunina. The games Girya – Bodnaruk and Pogonina – Kashlinskaya ended in a draw.

The champion’s title was determined by Olga Girya and Natalija Pogonina, who have scored 7.5 points out 11 each. Natalija Pogonina won the first game and secured a draw in the second one to win the Russian women’s championship for the second time in her career.

Final standings:

1. Natalija Pogonina – 7.5, 2. Olga Girya – 7.5, 3. Aleksandra Goryachkina – 7, 4. Alina Kashlinskaya – 7, 5-6. Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina – 6.5, 7. Alisa Galliamova – 6, 8. Polina Shuvalova – 5, 9. Oksana Gritsayeva – 4, 10. Elena Tomilova – 3.5, 11. Anastasia Bodnaruk – 3, 12. Anastasiya Protopopova – 2.5

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

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

The tournament was a part of the Chess in Museums program, carried out by the RCF together with Timchenko Foundation since 2012. During the Superfinals, the exhibition of the Soviet and Russian painter, a representative of the “Severe Style” Geliy Korzhev (1925-2012) was opened in Magnezit Palace of Culture. The exposition called Painting’s Way. Geliy Korzhev included sketches and graphics from the archive of the artist’s family. The sketches and graphics had been created by Korzhev during the work on his key paintings on historical, biblical and other series from 1953 till 2012.

Replay the games here

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World Girls Junior Championship 2018

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:21

The World Girls Junior Championship is an 11-round Swiss open taking place in Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey from 5-15 September 2018. The winner becomes the World Girls Junior Champion and receives 2,000 Euros and the WGM title. The 2nd and 3rd placed players receive the WIM title. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed until move 30.

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 Tsolakidou Stavroula
2 Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel
3 Assaubayeva Bibisara
4 Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim
5 Zhu Jiner
6 Hojjatova Aydan
7 Dordzhieva Dinara
8 Gorti Akshita
9 Khomeriki Nino
10 Unuk Laura
11 Antova Gabriela
12 Chitlange Sakshi
13 Sieber Fiona
14 Potapova Margarita
15 Sliwicka Alicja
16 Alinasab Mobina
17 Diakonova Ekaterina
18 Haussernot Cecile
19 Maltsevskaya Aleksandra
20 Paramzina Anastasya
21 Mahalakshmi M
22 Altantuya Boldbaatar
23 Caglar Sila
24 Ghukasyan Siranush
25 Kubicka Anna
26 Hilario Aleyla
27 Beydullayeva Govhar
28 Kanakova Natalie
29 Chu Ruotong
30 Georgescu Lena
31 Schneider Jana
32 Varshini V
33 Pychova Nela
34 Song Yuxin
35 Du Yuxin
36 Ivana Maria Furtado
37 Wafa Shahenda
38 Urh Zala
39 Serikbay Assel
40 Santeramo Alessia
41 Ozbay Ece
42 Li Xinyu
43 Dwilewicz Katarzyna
44 Sankova Stella
45 Nurgali Nazerke
46 Ovezdurdiyeva Jemal
47 Bai Xue
48 Lingur Zalina
49 Li Yunshan
50 Auvray Honorine
51 Malatsilava Volha
52 Gomez Barrera Javiera Belen
53 Caballero Quijano Mitzy Mishell
54 Yang Yijing
55 Celik Eylul
56 Isha Sharma
57 Kamalidenova Meruert
58 Cramling Bellon Anna
59 Hu Yu A.
60 Stanciu Ioana-Georgiana
61 Nemcova Karin
62 Nastase Andreea-Cristina
63 Ayan Bengu Sena
64 Aubert Laurane
65 Celik Eda
66 Meenal Gupta
67 Vujcic Milena
68 Heydarova Aytaj
69 Kyrkjebo Hanna B.
70 Kocyigit Buse Naz
71 Kyrkjebo Marte B.
72 Hereklioglu Sude
73 Tian Shi Yuan
74 Koo Wei Xin Rosamund
75 Salah Nadezhda
76 Doroy Allaney Jia G
77 Ince Safiye Oyku
78 Aksoy Ayca
79 Koljevic Nikolina
80 Nass Sara
81 Aydin Gulenay
82 Nassr Lina
83 Bail Ellen Larissa
84 Sade Defne
85 Duran Esma Doga
86 Noshin Anjum
87 Catal Uktenur
88 Caxita Esperanca
89 Can Isil
90 Anacoglu Cisel
91 Zairbek Kyzy Begimay
92 De Silva Tenara
93 Yorgun Yaren Naz
94 Huttl Sofie
95 Gur Tuba
96 Incecik Seyma Zeynep
97 Rousseau Christilla
98 Esti Kubra Selenay
99 Anandpara Jayendra Saloni
100 Gusic Jelena

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World Junior Championship 2018

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:17

The World Junior Championship is an 11-round Swiss open taking place in Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey from 5-15 September 2018. The winner becomes the World Junior Champion and receives 3,000 Euros and the GM title. The 2nd and 3rd placed players receive the IM title. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed until move 30.

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 Maghsoodloo Parham
2 Van Foreest Jorden
3 Donchenko Alexander
4 Karthikeyan Murali
5 Martirosyan Haik M.
6 Esipenko Andrey
7 Xu Xiangyu
8 Firouzja Alireza
9 Petrosyan Manuel
10 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr.
11 Tabatabaei M.Amin
12 Liang Awonder
13 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan
14 Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo
15 Pichot Alan
16 Vavulin Maksim
17 Bai Jinshi
18 Hakobyan Aram
19 Lomasov Semyon
20 Kollars Dmitrij
21 Lobanov Sergei
22 Christiansen Johan-Sebastian
23 Puranik Abhimanyu
24 Santos Ruiz Miguel
25 Repka Christopher
26 Yakubboev Nodirbek
27 Karthik Venkataraman
28 Jarmula Lukasz
29 Sanal Vahap
30 Bellahcene Bilel
31 Thybo Jesper Sondergaard
32 Priasmoro Novendra
33 Asadli Vugar
34 Lorparizangeneh Shahin
35 Sadikhov Ulvi
36 Tang Andrew
37 Kevlishvili Robby
38 Sindarov Javokhir
39 Sargsyan Shant
40 Harsha Bharathakoti
41 Tutisani Noe
42 Gavrilescu David
43 Barseghyan Harutyun
44 Haldorsen Benjamin
45 Lodici Lorenzo
46 Morozov Nichita
47 Makhnev Denis
48 Janik Igor
49 Batsuren Dambasuren
50 Atabayev Saparmyrat
51 Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh
52 Haria Ravi
53 Escalante Ramirez Brian Sebasti
54 Ozen Deniz
55 Sibashvili Giorgi
56 Zarubitski Viachaslau
57 Raja Harshit
58 Gokerkan Cem Kaan
59 Secheres Adrian-Simion
60 Muradli Mahammad
61 Garayev Kanan
62 Lagunow Raphael
63 Huber Martin Christian
64 Nikolovski Nikola
65 Ozer Omer Faruk
66 Macovei Andrei
67 Gorshtein Ido
68 Agmanov Zhandos
69 Percivaldi Martin
70 Miciano John Marvin
71 Nikitenko Mihail
72 Zou Chen
73 Can Isik
74 Baenziger Fabian
75 Philippe Guillaume
76 Schitco Ivan
77 Murphy Conor E
78 Krishna Teja N
79 Schekachikhin Maksim
80 Arcuti Davide
81 Sawlin Leonid
82 Bashirli Nail
83 Kalogeris Ioannis
84 Wadsworth Matthew J
85 Murzin Volodar
86 Galperin Platon
87 Pigeat Alexandre
88 Tuncer Tuna
89 Hollan Martin
90 Zhu Yi
91 Dedebas Emre Emin
92 Urazayev Arystanbek
93 Tasdogen Dincer
94 Ozen Bahadir
95 Shailesh Dravid
96 Sevgi Volkan
97 Agibileg Uurtsaikh
98 Dobrovoljc Vid
99 Nastase Robert-Paul
100 Zlatin Alexander
101 Suleymenov Alisher
102 Jogstad Martin
103 Ozenir Ekin Baris
104 Tifferet Shaked
105 Milosevic Milos
106 Taalaibekov Tagir
107 Pang Tao
108 Garidmagnai Byambasuren
109 Cadilhac Igor Tokuichi Kikuchi
110 Gulbeyaz Emir
111 Agdelen Huseyin Can
112 Amartuvshin Ganzorig
113 Akdogan Alperen
114 Vanczak Tamas
115 Zhao Chenxi
116 Yaran Siar
117 Kilic Efe Mert
118 Lee Jun Hyeok
119 Kara Yanki
120 Nogerbek Kazybek
121 Wong Yinn Long
122 Noboa Kevin
123 Tuna Alp
124 Rodrigue-Lemieux Shawn
125 Nalbant Tuna Onat
126 Thilakarathne G M H
127 Yilmaz Goktan
128 Samani Yamac
129 Silva David
130 Kamer Kayra
131 Karaoglan Doruk
132 Can Melih Kaan
133 Tarlabasi Emirhan
134 Cirovic Miroljub
135 Eren Ataberk
136 Petkov Momchil
137 Sezdbekov Ruslan
138 Piyumantha M Sasith Nipun
139 Ismayilov Muhammad
140 Kwon Sehyun
141 Ongut Tamas Gunes
142 Gunduz Umut Erdem
143 De Block Yordi
144 Cansun Can Alp
145 Maltezeanu Stefan
146 Erdogan Anil Berk
147 Caglar Ahmet Ata
148 Gulden Egemen
149 Zrikem Nassim
150 Ozturk Efe Hakan

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34th European Club Cup 2018

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 22:44

34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup will be simultaneously held from 11th-19th October 2018 in Porto Carras, famous Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki.

The playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will be 5 stars hotel Sithonia.

World Champion Magnus Carlsen is the highest-rated player of the event and will make in Porto Carras his last competitive appearance before his World Championship Match vs Fabiano Caruana in London, in November.

Participation in 34th European Club Cup is open to:

Globus, Russia, the current cup holder in the open competition.
Three (3) clubs per federation in which a national team championship is organized or two (2) Clubs per federation in which no national team championship is organized.
A fourth club is allowed to that federation(s) in which a national team championship is organized, provided that at least 10 teams, 20 grandmasters and/or players with a FIDE rating over 2600 have participated in the most recent national team championship.
One additional club (only in the open competition) for the European federations, which are ranked in the first five places of the Federation ranking list. These federations are: Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Russia, Israel and Italy.
Any additional request for participation should be examined by the ECU Board.
Participation in 23rd European Club Cup for women is open to all Clubs whose federations are listed as ECU members.

The teams shall be composed of six (6) players and two (2) reserves in Men’s competition, while in the Women’s competition teams shall be composed of four (4) players and (1) reserve.

The Championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Draw offers before the 30th move made by black are strictly forbidden and violating the draw offering rule will be punished.

The total prize fund of the event will be 40.000 EUR with 22.000 EUR reserved for the Men’s competition and 13.000 EUR reserved for the Women’s competition. The rest of 5.000 EUR will be distributed to the best individual players with the best board results. The first three teams of each category will receive cups and medals.

With 74 teams participating, 62 in the Open section and 12 in the Women’s section, and over 120 GMs, many of them travelling directly to Chalkidiki from the Batumi Olympiad, ECCC 2018 promises to be one of the most successful and exciting events ever held in Greece!

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Santiago Masters

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:56

The Santiago Masters is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 5-13 September 2018 in Santiago Compostela, Spain. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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

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Petrov wins Nikaia 2018

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 09:43

26th International Chess Open Nikaia was held from 25.08 -2.09 in Athens, Greece.
Organizer was the Municipality of NIKAIAS-AG. I. Penti and co- organizers: Ε.Ο.Α.Ο.Ο. “FYSIOLATRIS” NIKAIAS, Hellenic Skactic Federation
The venue was Cultural Mansion “Manos Loizos”.
The tournament was divided in two groups.
In Group A 122 players took part.
The winner is GM Marian Petrov with 7,5 points out of 9.
Second is Nikolau Georgios also with 7,5 points and third is Vasilios Kotrotsos with 7 points.

Final standings

1 PETROV MARIAN 7,5
2 NIKOLAOU GEORGIOS 7,5
3 KOTROTSOS VASILIOS 7
4 KOUSKOUTIS GEORGIOS-ALEXANDROS 7
5 KOFIDIS ANDREAS 7
6 KARAGIANNIS ATHANASIOS 7
7 MICHELAKOS PANAGIOTIS 6,5
8 ALEXAKIS DIMITRIOS 6,5
9 ROINOS ILIAS 6,5
10 ALEXAKIS DIMITRIS 6,5
11 NIKOLAIDIS KONSTANTINOS 6
12 GRIGORIADIS MIHAIL 6
13 PAPADOPOULOS PETROS 6
14 KRALLIS CHRISTOS 6
15 ATANASOV MARGARIT 6
16 KORDIS KONSTANTINOS 6
17 ABELAKIOTIS STAVROS 6
18 GKIKAS HRISTOS 6
19 BYKOV ALEXEI 6
20 TSARSITALIDIS KONSTANTINOS 6
21 BOUBOULIS SPYRIDON-ODYSSEYS 6
22 KOUVATSOS FILIPPOS 5,5
23 MAVRIKAKIS GEORGIOS 5,5
24 TSIVELEKIDOU EVGENIA 5,5
25 SIPSIS TSATSOULIS GEORGIOS 5,5
26 PAPADIMITRIOU LOUKAS 5,5
27 MOUROGIANNIS KONSTANTINOS 5,5
28 TSOMIS DIMITRIOS 5,5
29 KORONAS VASILIOS 5,5
30 KONTOS ALEXANDROS K 5,5
31 DIAMANTOPOULOS LEONIDAS NIK 5,5
32 ERGAZAKIS IOANNIS 5
33 KAKKANAS EVANGELOS 5
34 POULOS GEORGIOS 5
35 KANELLOS DIMITRIOS V. 5
36 GRIGORIADIS ALEXANDROS 5
37 KOUTSIDI AMALIA 5
38 VAZELAKIS DIMITRIOS 5
39 DORFANIS ILARION 5
40 NTELIGIORGIS ELEFTHERIOS 5
41 RIGOPOULOS-TSIGKOS ALEXANDROS 5
42 MALLIOS IOANNIS 5
43 PAPACHARITONOS CHARITON 5
44 DIONYSOPOULOS ZACHARIAS 5
45 KOUTA ANTONIA 5
46 NIKOLAIDIS ATHANASIOS 5
47 KOKKOTA FOTINI 5
48 LEMONI MARIA – IOANNA 5
49 STRATI BETTY – ANNA 5
50 DELIGIANNIS CHRISTOS NIKOLAOS 5
51 MALLIAROS STAVROS 5
52 AGRAPIDIS THEODOROS 4,5
53 NEMTSAS HRISTOFOROS 4,5
54 VASILAKIS GAVRIEL 4,5
55 ZARONIKAS DIMITRIOS 4,5
56 KOSMADAKIS PANAGIOTIS 4,5
57 PASOGLOU EKATERINI 4,5
58 DERMATAS MARIOS 4,5
59 MOURATIDIS HARALAMBOS 4,5
60 PARASKEVAS GEORGIOS 4,5
61 HALIORIS STEFANOS-ANTHIMOS 4,5
62 KOUTOURINIS APOSTOLOS 4
63 SPIROPOULOS PANAGIOTIS I. 4
64 GIATRAKOS ORESTIS 4
65 KESARIS EVANGELOS 4
66 STAMATIOU RODOLFOS 4
67 CHRISTIDIS SAVVAS 4
68 PANTAZIS KONSTANTINOS 4
69 VARELAKIS DAMIANOS 4
70 KARAKATSANIS NIKOLAOS 4
71 KOULIS VASILIS IOSIF 4
72 HARALABIDIS TENGKIZ 4
73 LOUTRAGOTIS PARASKEVAS PANTELEI 4
74 SAKKAS KONSTANTINOS 4
75 TZOUNAKAS VASILIOS 4
76 GIANNELOS STYLIANOS 4
77 KIOUSI PANAGIOTA 4
78 TSIRLIS PANTELEIMON 4
79 HALDAIAKIS VASILIOS 4
80 LIAPI ZENEBISI FILIPPA 4
81 KOTTIS ANGELOS 4
82 DALLI ELENI 4
83 TOURKOLIAS DIMITRIOS 4
84 SIDERIS THEODOROS 3,5
85 KAMPITSIS VASILIOS 3,5
86 STAMOU NIKOLAOS 3,5
87 ORNITHOPOULOS NIKOLAOS 3,5
88 KALOMIRIS ATHANASIOS 3,5
89 DIMITRIADIS PANAGIOTIS 3,5
90 KOKKOTA ELENI 3,5
91 LIAPI ZENEBISI IRINI 3,5
92 MINAS PANAGIOTIS 3,5
93 CHATZIIOANNIDI FILIPPA 3,5
94 POUNTZAS HRISANTHOS 3
95 CHATZIELEFTHERIOU ANDREAS 3
96 NOMIKOS GIORGOS 3
97 APERGIS IOSIF 3
98 ABATZIS ANTONIOS 3
99 TSARSITALIDIS CHRISTOS 3
100 MAKKAS PANAYIOTIS 3
101 NATHANAIL SPYRIDON 3
102 IATROS ARISTIDIS 3
103 NIKOLAIDOU ELENI 3
104 ANTONIADIS ARTIOM 3
105 KOUTIS PAVLOS 3
106 SOTIRIADOU IOANNA 3
107 DAVILLAS KONSTANTINOS 3
108 MAVROUDIS DIONISIOS 2,5
109 SPYRATOS NIKOLAOS 2,5
110 VASILEIOU AIMILIA 2,5
111 MERKOS THOMAS 2,5
112 PANTAZIS PANAGIOTIS 2
113 STOUNOS NIKOLAOS 2
114 NIKOLAIDIS PARIS 2
115 MIHALOUDIS GEORGIOS 2
116 ARVANITAKIS PANAGIOTIS 2
117 KONSTANTINIDIS DIMITRIOS GK 1,5
118 KOULOURIS EVANGELOS 1
119 HIONIDIS ALEXANDROS 1
120 BASTIANOU CHRYSOULA 0
121 KORENTINIS NIKOLAOS 0
122 LAZOPOULOS STEFANOS 0

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Monastir Open 2018

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 14:30

International Chess Festival Monastir will be held from 2-9 September at the Hotel Monastir Centre in Monastir, Tunisia.

The festival is divided in 3 events. Under 16, Closed Women and Open tournaments.
In the Open 143 players are expected.

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 Nagy Gabor 2474
2 Boudriga Mohamed Ali 2376
3 Zaibi Amir 2375
4 Bernd Kholweyer 2331
5 Ameir Moheb 2324
6 Elarabi Abobker Mohamed 2303
7 Sarwat Walaa 2263
8 Bouzidi Ahmed 2243
9 Amdouni Zoubaier 2225
10 Hbacha Achraf 2219
11 Neustroev Victor 2211
12 Meddeb Anis 2175
13 Magdy Morad 2161
14 Taieb Sahbi 2146
15 Rian Saad 2132
16 Meftahi Houssem 2123
17 Azouz Boubaker 2088
18 Seraoui Mohcen 2082
19 Rian Moubarak 2078
20 Latreche Sabrina 2056
21 Mezioud Amina 2056
22 Hmam Mohamed 2042
23 Alharari Mohammed Alsouri 2038
24 Bourkhis Adnane 2032
25 Araoun Saadi 2023
26 Barhoumi Med Anis 2016
27 Chouchane Amine 2003
28 Albosht Aimen 1985
29 Alfaitori Abdallah 1961
30 Mellah Mohamed 1953
31 Tritar Kamel 1941
32 Slami Zoheir 1932
33 Ben Brahem Aymen 1919
34 Hendrix Joachim 1913
35 Elnaami Hashem A.K. 1910
36 Naser Eldean Ahmed 1906
37 Ftiees Salah 1903
38 Tamzali Baccar 1901
39 Rekik Ismail 1898
40 Zenaidi Kais 1895
41 Achour Mohamed Anis 1886
42 Zaydia Marwen 1881
43 Nouira Najeh 1877
44 Alzantuti Yousef 1872
45 Alborki Mohamed A. 1865
46 Toubal Hayat 1862
47 Chafai Khalil 1861
48 Mazn Bayad Abdulqader 1858
49 Jabloun Bilel 1851
50 Messaoudi Elhadi 1845
51 Abbes Tarek 1836
52 Ghanem Khaled 1829
53 Drais Ali 1806
54 Chahed Mourad 1796
55 Smida Tahar 1776
56 Ferjaoui Khaled 1765
57 Chelli Hichem 1752
58 Kachoud Massaoud 1738
59 Janati Idrissi Abdelkhalid 1735
60 Shili Abderrazek 1727
61 Hergli Khaled 1714
62 Chorfen Youssef 1709
63 Bousrih Maher 1707
64 Ben Youssef Anis 1704
65 Souissi Nebil 1704
66 Ben Youssef Chedly 1703
67 Ben Romdhane Walid 1683
68 Mohammed A. E. Orouq 1667
69 Hamzaoui Khalil 1662
70 Zane Rayane 1658
71 Sayari Sofien 1641
72 Khemiri Mohamed Dhia Eddine 1588
73 Maakni Assia 1584
74 Sara Masood Abdullah 1571
75 Fares Naoufel 1567
76 Zouari Mohanned 1565
77 Bouzid Taher 1553
78 Messaoudi Fethi 1544
79 Ben Kahla Tahar 1524
80 Aroua Ahmed 1518
81 Akkou Katia 1509
82 Boulaares Adam 1487
83 Safta Firas-16 1487
84 Ben Alaya Hazem 1483
85 Rekik Ghazi 1467
86 Elayeb Med Yessine 1455
87 Mabrouki Houssem Eddine 1436
88 Mejri Moncef 1419
89 Rabar Bakhtyar Hama Saleh 1404
90 Lania Salah Abdullah 1370
91 Alwaher Faisal 1329
92 Sanaa Mohamed Anas 1317
93 Achour Oussama 1296
94 Chebli Nassima 1271
95 Aimar Sidali 1267
96 Shang Masood Abdullah Jabari 1240
97 Jomaa Fawzi 1199
98 Hammami Youssef 1186
99 Elturki Abdurahman Mohamed 1156
100 Hana Hawar Khaleel 1131
101 Delhoume Emmanuel 1058
102 Abassi Adel 0
103 AbuMengel Hatim Mohammed 0
104 Adam Yacoub 0
105 Ahmed Arfaoui 0
106 Aissani Abdelhamid 0
107 Ali Omri 0
108 Bader Hichem 0
109 Ben Ghanem Hamed 0
110 Ben Hmida Zied 0
111 Ben Kahla Jaouhar 0
112 Ben Salah Mohamed 0
113 Dekkiche Hacene 0
114 Elturki Emad Eddin 0
115 Fayçal Messaoudi 0
116 Fekih Ameni 0
117 Garrab Mohamed 0
118 Ghaoui Nor Eddine 0
119 Gharbi Ayoub 0
120 Guibane Med Nour 0
121 Hamdi Naim 0
122 Hamza yahyoui 0
123 Hezil Ali 0
124 Hlali Abdessalem 0
125 Jatlaoui Med Amine 0
126 Khabou Taha 0
127 Mabrouk Fethi 0
128 Marwen Gandoura 0
129 Mhamed Khalfa 0
130 Moussaoui Farid 0
131 Nanis Younis 0
132 Neguez Louay 0
133 Noumi Amir 0
134 Parwa Pshtiwan Ahmed 0
135 Rayen Fourati 0
136 Safraoui Saleh 0
137 Saidi Sami 0
138 Sharata Ahmed 0
139 Sharata Amir 0
140 Sharata Youssef 0
141 Soussia Imed 0
142 Tiss Oussama 0
143 Zarrad Ahmed 0

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Trieste Open 2018

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 14:56

20th International Chess Open Trieste will be held from 1 to 8 September at the Hydrodynamic plant Porto Vecchio-Trieste, Italy.
The event includes two tournaments.
Group A above 1900 and Group B under 1900.
In the group A 68 players are expected. The top seeded are GM Sergey Tiviakov, GM Jaime Santos Latasa, GM Jiri Stocek etc…

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World Junior Chess Championships 2018

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:06

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2018 (open & girls under 20) will be held in Kocaeli-Gebze,Turkey from September 04th to 16th 2018.
The venue will be Ramada Plaza Istanbul Asia Airport Hotel.

Each National Federation can enter one player born on or after 1st January 1998 in each of the boys
(open) and girl categories, totaling a maximum of two (2) invited players.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 11 rounds. Only FIDE ratings will
be used for the pairings.
The FIDE time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of
the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the 1stmove.
No draw offers are allowed before move 30. All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook,
including 15 minutes default time.

The winner of the 2018 World Junior Championship U20 (open/boys) receives the GM title.
The winner of the 2018 World Girl Junior Championship U20 receives the WGM title.
The silver and bronze medalists of both categories (open/boys U20 and girls’ U20) receive the
IM and WIM titles respectively.

Playing Schedule

Date Activity Time
Sep, 04 Arrival date
Sep, 05 Technical Meeting 10.00
Sep, 05 Opening ceremony 14.30
Sep, 05 First round 15.00
Sep ,06 Second round 15.00
Sep, 07 Third round 10.00
Sep, 07 Fourth round 17.00
Sep, 08 Fifth round 15.00
Sep, 09 Sixth round 15.00
Sep, 10 Free day
Sep, 11 Seventh round 15.00
Sep, 12 Eighth round 15.00
Sep, 13 Ninth round 15:00
Sep, 14 Tenth round 15.00
Sep, 15 Eleventh round 10.00
Sep, 15 Prize giving ceremony 18.00
Sep, 16 Departure day

So far more than 265 players registered (194 titled) from 65 countries are registered.

Starting list Open section

1 Maghsoodloo Parham
2 Van Foreest Jorden
3 Donchenko Alexander
4 Karthikeyan Murali
5 Martirosyan Haik M.
6 Bai Jinshi
7 Tabatabaei M.Amin
8 Esipenko Andrey
9 Xu Xiangyu
10 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr.
11 Liang Awonder
12 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan
13 Petrosyan Manuel
14 Pichot Alan
15 Firouzja Alireza
16 Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo
17 Kollars Dmitrij
18 Hakobyan Aram
19 Lomasov Semen
20 Vavulin Maksim
21 Lobanov Sergei
22 Repka Christopher
23 Sanal Vahap
24 Santos Ruiz Miguel
25 Christiansen Johan-Sebastian
26 Puranik Abhimanyu
27 Yakubboev Nodirbek
28 Bellahcene Bilel
29 Jarmula Lukasz
30 Karthik Venkataraman
31 Lorparizangeneh Shahin
32 Kevlishvili Robby
33 Thybo Jesper Sondergaard
34 Tang Andrew
35 Sadikhov Ulvi
36 Sindarov Javokhir
37 Priasmoro Novendra
38 Asadli Vugar
39 Barseghyan Harutyun
40 Sargsyan Shant
41 Tutisani Noe
42 Gavrilescu David
43 Haldorsen Benjamin
44 Harsha Bharathakoti
45 Haria Ravi
46 Janik Igor
47 Lodici Lorenzo
48 Batsuren Dambasuren
49 Atabayev Saparmyrat
50 Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh
51 Escalante Ramirez Brian Sebasti
52 Makhnev Denis
53 Morozov Nichita
54 Raja Harshit
55 Zarubitski Viachaslau
56 Ozen Deniz
57 Sibashvili Giorgi
58 Muradli Mahammad
59 Secheres Adrian-Simion
60 Gokerkan Cem Kaan
61 Garayev Kanan
62 Lagunow Raphael
63 Nikolovski Nikola
64 Macovei Andrei
65 Schekachikhin Maksim
66 Huber Martin Christian
67 Krishna Teja N
68 Ozer Omer Faruk
69 Kalogeris Ioannis
70 Miciano John Marvin
71 Zou Chen
72 Agmanov Zhandos
73 Can Isik
74 Schitco Ivan
75 Percivaldi Martin
76 Gorshtein Ido
77 Nikitenko Mihail
78 Galperin Platon
79 Baenziger Fabian
80 Wadsworth Matthew J
81 Philippe Guillaume
82 Arcuti Davide
83 Zhu Yi
84 Bashirli Nail
85 Dedebas Emre Emin
86 Pigeat Alexandre
87 Sawlin Leonid
88 Suleymenov Alisher
89 Hollan Martin
90 Murphy Conor E
91 Urazayev Arystanbek
92 Milosevic Milos
93 Tuncer Tuna
94 Pang Tao
95 Kilic Efe Mert
96 Sevgi Volkan
97 Ozenir Ekin Baris
98 Jogstad Martin
99 Murzin Volodar
100 Ozen Bahadir
101 Agibileg Uurtsaikh
102 Nastase Robert-Paul
103 Tifferet Shaked
104 Agdelen Huseyin Can
105 Dobrovoljc Vid
106 Taalaibekov Tagir
107 Zhao Chenxi
108 Shailesh Dravid
109 Cadilhac Igor Tokuichi Kikuchi
110 Nalbant Tuna Onat
111 Tasdogen Dincer
112 Akdogan Alperen
113 Vanczak Tamas
114 Kara Yanki
115 Lee Jun Hyeok
116 Noboa Kevin
117 Tuna Alp
118 Silva David
119 Wong Yinn Long
120 Yaran Siar
121 Thilakarathne G M H
122 Amartuvshin Ganzorig
123 Karaoglan Doruk
124 Yilmaz Goktan
125 Nogerbek Kazybek
126 Babazada Khazar
127 Samani Yamac
128 Rodrigue-Lemieux Shawn
129 Ongut Tamas Gunes
130 Gulbeyaz Emir
131 Kamer Kayra
132 Eren Ataberk
133 Zlatin Alexander
134 Cirovic Miroljub
135 Gunduz Umut Erdem
136 Tarlabasi Emirhan
137 Petkov Momchil
138 Sezdbekov Ruslan
139 Kwon Sehyun
140 Piyumantha M Sasith Nipun
141 Aydincelebi Kagan
142 De Block Yordi
143 Garidmagnai Byambasuren
144 Ismayilov Muhammad
145 Maltezeanu Stefan
146 Li Xinyu
147 Caglar Ahmet Ata
148 Ozturk Efe Hakan
149 Zrikem Nassim
150 Du Yuxin
151 Ozgur Tibet Kagan
152 Erdogan Anil Berk
153 Baylav Can
154 Lin Peisen
155 Rajic Ivan
156 Dionizio Andre Filipe Nasciment
157 Helander Benjamin
158 Cansun Can Alp
159 Liyanage Ranindu Dilshan
160 Akin Kadir
161 Ozsakallioglu Okan
162 Beukema Christiaan
163 Amgalantengis Enkh-Amgalan
164 Nyambileg Erdene-Ochir
165 Fleri Matthew
166 Nurgaliyev Sauat
167 Sakhawaty Sepehr

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Maghsoodloo wins Aftab Cup Open 2018

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:47

The 2nd Aftab Cup Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 25-31 August 2018 in Khomein City, Iran.

In the Group A 56 players took part.
The winner is GM Parham Maghsoodloo with the impressive score 8,5 out of 9.
Second is GM Konstantine Shanava with 7,5 points.
Third is IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil with 6 points.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Maghsoodloo Parham 8,5
2 Shanava Konstantine 7,5
3 Mousavi Seyed Khalil 6
4 Darini Pouria 6
5 Mosadeghpour Masoud 6
6 Hakemi Arman 6
7 Grigoryan Karen H. 6
8 Matinian Nikita 5,5
9 Khoshkalam Seyed Mehrab 5,5
10 Gholami Orimi Mahdi 5,5
11 Gaboyan Susanna 5,5
12 Morchiashvili Bachana 5,5
13 Naderi M.Sadegh 5,5
14 Babaniya Benyamin 5,5
15 Guliev Logman 5
16 Sedaghati Mehrdad 5
17 Rastbod Ali 5
18 Bozorgi Souren 5
19 Omidi Arya 4,5
20 Ilyasli Ughur 4,5
21 Hamidi Amir Mohammad 4,5
22 Veisi Bardia 4,5
23 Kazemiyan Eski Abolfazl 4,5
24 Mohammadi Mohammad Mehdi 4,5
25 Mashatan Reza 4,5
26 Mahdavi Hassan 4,5
27 Pavlidis Anastasios 4,5
28 Binaei Tavallaei Mahdi 4,5
29 Hamedi Nia Vesal 4,5
30 Akhgari Reza 4,5
31 Ghasemi Haji Ramtin 4,5
32 Khadem Erfani Sobhan 4,5
33 Tsomaia Nikoloz 4,5
34 Bashiri Aryan 4
35 Soozankar A.M. 4
36 Karimi Omid 4
37 Baradaran Tamadon Arian 4
38 Ali Ghazi Al-Saadi 4
39 Mohandesi Shahin 4
40 Chavari Mohammad Mahdi 3,5
41 Bahrami Hezaveh Navid 3,5
42 Rezaee Mahdi 3,5
43 Sebt Rasoul Seyede Setare 3,5
44 Azali Tannaz 3,5
45 Mehry Mahyaar 3,5
46 Tavoosi Rad Ramtin 3,5
47 Asgharvand Davood 3,5
48 Doroodian Mahyar 3
49 Jalali Saba 3
50 Gerayeli Kiarash 3
51 Safiri Ali 2,5
52 Shahzamani Arman 2
53 Najafiyan Pour Mahyar 2
54 Rostami Rouzbeh 1,5
55 Jaferian Koosha 1
56 Al-Ali Hussein Ali Hussein 0

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Announcing TCEC Cup 2018

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:03

The first edition of TCEC Cup is coming this fall, with the top 32 engines in a knockout competition

It has been an year since TCEC switched to league format – 32 participants in four qualification divisions with relegation and promotion, a Premier division and a Superfinal to determine the TCEC Champion. The league format has proven superior to any other stage system tried in the computer championship before, bringing balanced chess and keeping the excitement until the last matches.

A league system with divisions is not a novelty by TCEC, rather it is a well proven system in many sport competitions. Every such league is often accompanied by a secondary event with a different format called Cup. A most logical step is to include such event in TCEC as well.

TCEC Season 13 official website / TCEC beta GUI /TCEC Twitch TV / Facebook page

TCEC Cup full participants list

 

 
TCEC Cup format

The TCEC Cup will take place right after the Premier Division and before the Superfinal, the exact dates will be announced soon. It will be a knockout championship with 32 participants divided into brackets. Each participant will be seeded according to its standing in the TCEC league event with the #1 seed meeting the #32 seed, #2 meeting #31, etc.

The TCEC Cup will consist of a total of 31 matches divided into sixteenth-final, eighth-final, quarter-final, semi-final and final. For an engine to reach the TCEC Cup gold medal it must win a total of five matches. Both participants that lose the semi final will be awarded a bronze medal.

Matches and tiebreaks

Each of the matches will consist of 4 pairs of games (8 games, every second with reversed colors and the same opening) with time control 30 mins + 10 sec. In case of an equal score after these games, pairs of tiebreak games with the same time control will be held until a winner is determined.

More details about the TCEC Cup

- the TCEC Cup is a minor title of the TCEC championships, more of which are coming in the year ahead
- the goal of the TCEC Cup is to give a chance to each engine to show strength in head to head competition, not just the participants in the Superfinal
- traditional engines will be equipped with 43 cores, ponder off to maximize performance
- NN engines will be provided with at least 2x Tesla GPUs by Google

TCEC Cup pairings

#1 Premier Division vs Tucano
#2 Premier Divison vs Ivanhoe
#3 Premier Division vs Rodent
#4 Premier Division vs Chess22k
#5 Premier Division vs Senpai
#6 Premier Division vs Wasp
Bobcat vs #7 Premier Division
Nemorino vs #8 Premier Division
Hannibal vs #3 Division 1
Deus X vs #4 Division 1
Pedone vs #5 Division 1
Leela Chess Zero vs #6 Division 1
#7 Division 1 vs Vajolet
#8 Division 1 vs Arasan
Nirvana vs Xiphos
Gull vs Texel

TCEC Cup brackets

(To be announced soon)

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Russia wins seven titles at the European Youth Championship 2018

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:02

The European Youth Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-29 August 2018 in Riga, Latvia. Players compete in six age groups from U8 to U18, with Open and Girls sections.
The venue of the tournament will be International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, which is located on Kipsala Island, less than 2km
from Riga Old Town.

More then 1000 players 400 girls and 600 boys took part total in all the groups.

The winners in all groups are

Open U-8

1. Jahandar Azadaliyev (Azerbaijan)
2. Denis Gordeev (Russia)
3. Bogdan Golovchenko (Russia)

Girls U-8

1. Ekaterina Zubkovskaya (Belarus)
2. Diana Preobrazhenskaya (Russia)
3. Veronika Iudina (Russia)

Open U-10

1. Artem Pingin (Russia)
2. Clement Kuhn (France)
3. Artsiom Bialiauski (Belarus)

Girls U-10

1. Alexandra Shvedova (Russia)
2. Anna Shukhman (Russia)
3. Yana Zhapova (Russia)

Open U-12

1. Volodar Murzin (Russia)
2. Ilya Makoveev (Russia)
3. Semen Mitusov (Ukraine)

Girls U-12

1. Olga Karmanova (Russia)
2. Luisa Bashylina (Germany)
3. Aliaksandra Tarasenka (Belarus)

Open U-14

1. Stefan Pogosyan (Russia)
2. Dmitry Tsoi (Russia)
3. Jonas Buhl Bjerre (Denmark)

Girls U-14

1. Ayan Allahverdiyeva (Azerbaijan)
2. Astghik Hakobyan (Armenia)
3. Beloslava Krasteva (Bulgaria)

Open U-16

1. Francesco Sonis (Italy)
2. Yaroslav Remizov (Russia)
3. Viachaslau Zarubitski (Belarus)

Girls U-16

1. Kamaliya Bulatova (Russia)
2. Olga Badelka (Belarus)
3. Gabriela Antova (Bulgaria)

Open U-18

1. Evgenios Ioannidis (Greece)
2. Jan Vykouk (Czech Republic)
3. Ariel Erenberg (Israel)

Girls U-18

1. Aleksandra Dimitrova (Russia)
2. Oliwia Kiolbasa (Poland)
3. Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (England)
–––––
Russia won 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals and is the overall winner from the nations.

Replay the games here

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Chiron and Ethereal lead TCEC First Division

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 20:32

After the first double round robin of TCEC’s First Division, Chiron and Ethereal are sharing the lead with a convincing lead ahead of opposition. Bot have 9,5/14, leaving Fizbo full two points behind.

More about S13 of TCEC: Official website of TCEC / Test beta GUI for TCEC / Full participants list / Leela Chess Zero wins TCEC Div 4 / Ethereal wins TCEC Div 3 / Ethereal wins TCEC Div 2

Chiron, the current Italian Computer Chess Champion, plays with a special S13 version at TCEC. After stability issues last season, it has come to the new season stronger than ever. With the extra ELO points it seems ready to climb to the Premier Division and stay there. Chiron itself is a unique engine using special detection of pawn blockages. Chiron can instantly detect and correctly score as draw most of the positions with dynamic or static pawn structures. Many engines, even the strongest ones, will score some positions with incorrect high values, but Chiron’s code for detection has been developed following the rules described by Omid David in his paper “Blockage Detection in Pawn Endgames”. This feature doesn’t make Chiron stronger, yet it is interesting for analysis and could avoid Chiron to enter a draw endgame thinking it could be won. You can get your copy of Chiron and enjoy its unique style at the official website of the engine

Ethereal, the youngest engine in the field and the second strongest open source project after Stockfish, is still the favorite in the division. Despite losing a direct match to Chiron, it plays convincing chess, squeezing advantages from dry positions. Greatly influenced by Crafty, Stockfish, TSCP, MadChess, and Fruit, the chess engine by Andrew Grant won convincingly Division 2 and is dubbed by many a favorite to attack the 4th position or more at this edition of TCEC. Visit the official GitHub webpage of the project

TCEC First Division standings after 14 rounds

1. Chiron S13 – 9,5/14
2. Ethereal 9,5/14
3. Fizbo 7,5/14
4. ChessBrainVB 6,5/14
5. Fritz 6,5/14
6. Laser 6,0/14
7. Booot 5,5/14
8. Jonny 5,0/14

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Del Rio and Vega and the winners at the Spanish Championship 2018

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:02

The 2018 Spanish Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-28 August in Linares, Spain. The winner receives € 3,000 and the title of Spanish Champion, while the highest-scoring female player becomes the Spanish Women’s Champion. The tournament also serves as a qualifier for Spain in the European Championships.

125 players took part in the tournament.
After 9 rounds four players have finished with 7 points.
The winner is GM Gabriel Del Rio with the best tie-break.
Second is GM Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez, and third is Hipolito Asis Gargatagli.

The best woman was IM Sabrina Vega, who took the title with 6 points and better tie-break from IM Ana Matnadze.

Final standings

1 Del Rio De Angelis, Salvador G. 7.0
2 Cuenca Jimenez, Jose Fernando 7.0
3 Asis Gargatagli, Hipolito 7.0
4 Aroshidze, Levan 7.0
5 Perez Candelario, Manuel 6.5
6 Teran Alvarez, Ismael 6.5
7 Espinosa Aranda, Angel 6.5
8 Tejedor Fuente, Enrique 6.5
9 Merario Alarcon, Andres 6.5
10 Garriga Cazorla, Pere 6.5
11 Santos Ruiz, Miguel 6.0
12 Santos Latasa, Jaime 6.0
13 Cruz Lledo, Pablo 6.0
14 Ladron De Guevara Pinto, Paolo 6.0
15 Anton Guijarro, David 6.0
16 Serarols Mabras, Bernat 6.0
17 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 6.0
18 Domingo Nunez, Ruben 6.0
19 Ayats Llobera, Gerard 6.0
20 Lianes Garcia, Marcos 6.0
21 Arizmendi Martinez, Julen Luis 6.0
22 Sanchez Aller, Fernando 6.0
23 Matnadze, Ana 6.0
24 Diaz Castro, Ismael 6.0
25 Moreno Ruiz, Javier 5.5
26 Domingo Nunez, Alejandro 5.5
27 Huerga Leache, Mikel 5.5
28 Alshameary Puente, Ismael 5.5
29 Suarez Uriel, Adrian 5.5
30 Montero Melendez, Rafael 5.5
31 Tudela Corbalan, Carlos 5.5
32 Alvarez Fernandez, Enrique 5.5
33 Kolotilina, Liudmila 5.5
34 Esquivias Quintero, Luis Manuel 5.5
35 Garza Marco, Sergio 5.0
36 Bernabeu Lopez, Carlos Javier 5.0
37 Orantes Taboada, Francisco 5.0
38 Balbuena Fuentes, Mario 5.0
39 Garcia Garcia, Adrian Antonio 5.0
40 Lopez Varela, Pablo 5.0
41 Sanchez Jerez, Emilio Miguel 5.0
42 Gomez Sanjuan, Hector Fernando 5.0
43 Roldan Marques, Daniel 5.0
44 Galiana Fernandez, Adrian 5.0
45 Garcia Vicente, Nieves 5.0
46 Moral Garcia, Serafin 5.0
47 Silva Rodriguez, Fernando 5.0
48 Sanchez Vigon, David 5.0
49 Sole Pijuan, Ferran 5.0
50 Diaz Castro, Sergio 5.0
51 Cruz Ramirez, Nauzet 5.0
52 Jimenez Bernal, Francisco 5.0
53 Romero Romero, Sebastian 5.0
54 Cuevas Fernandez, Jose Alberto 5.0
55 Alvarez Morales, Miguel 5.0
56 Ruiz Casado, Francisco Javier 5.0
57 Rodriguez Perez, Angel Mariano 4.5
58 Garcia Romero, Benjamin Abel 4.5
59 Arroyo Rodriguez, Jesus 4.5
60 Vergara Anton, Diego 4.5
61 Blazquez Gomez, Juan Carlos 4.5
62 Blazquez Gomez, Miguel 4.5
63 Samuel Lares, Jairo 4.5
64 Perez Perez, Gabriel 4.5
65 Ortin Blanco, Ainhoa 4.5
66 De La Pena Garcia, Blanca 4.5
67 Rodriguez Del Cerro, Ricardo 4.5
68 Sobrino Forte, Alvaro 4.5
69 Salgado Lopez, Ivan 4.0
70 Castellanos Gomez, Alejandro 4.0
71 Calzetta Ruiz, Monica 4.0
72 Jimenez De La Torre, Jose A. 4.0
73 Pablos Tenrero, Raquel 4.0
74 Sosa Suarez, Carla Cristina 4.0
75 Comellas Martos, Lidia 4.0
76 Maranon Canton, Antonio 4.0
77 Porta Tovar, Guillem 4.0
78 Gomez Ligero, Sergio 4.0
79 Ramos Saavedra, Mario 4.0
80 Perez Beltran, Salvador 4.0
81 Rodriguez Redondo, Adhara 4.0
82 Badillo Ramos, Steve 4.0
83 Amoros Moran, Jose Joaquin 4.0
84 Fernandez Montero, Francisco M. 4.0
85 Gonzalez Guedes, Iyan 4.0
86 Diaz Rodriguez, Jose Antonio 3.5
87 Alvarez Serrano, Carlos 3.5
88 Carretero Ortiz, Francisco 3.5
89 Gil Quilez, Sonia 3.5
90 Gonzalez Garcia, Francisco 3.5
91 Ucles Lirola, Moises 3.5
92 Antunez Munoz, Ines 3.5
93 Serrano Garcia, Luis 3.5
94 Vazquez Pino, Miguel A. 3.5
95 Anillo Fernandez, Isabel Maria 3.5
96 Gonzalez del Campo, Diego 3.5
97 Rascon Jato, Daniel 3.5
98 Mohamed Garcia, Ismael 3.5
99 Vara Soler, Luis 3.5
100 Montero Melendez, Juan 3.5
101 Suriol Peinado, Alberto 3.5
102 Lopez Guerrero, Jose Miguel 3.0
103 Argibay Fontan, Santiago 3.0
104 Cesar Maestre, Bernardo 3.0
105 Pomet Polo, Celia 3.0
106 Rios Gallardo, Guillermo 3.0
107 Arnaiz Yanes, Miguel Angel 3.0
108 Garcia Gomez, Jose Manuel 3.0
109 Rodriguez Perez, Marta 3.0
110 Fernandez Cantalapiedra, Isabel 3.0
111 Fernandez Garcia, Francisco Jose 2.5
112 De la Fuente de la Fuente, Alba 2.5
113 Vicens Company, Maria Antonia 2.5
114 Fernandez Checa, Manuel 2.5
115 Torralbo Lopez, Manuel Jesus 2.5
116 Fernandez Calzada, Juan A. 2.5
117 Burgos Olmos, Mario 2.0
118 Gomez Fernandez, Alfredo 2.0
119 Perdigones Gomez, Mercedes 2.0
120 Cordero Infante, Ivan 2.0
121 Gonzalez Lopez, Francisco Jesus 1.0
122 Redondo Terron, Eva 1.0
123 Malia Ramirez, Jose 1.0
124 Acebal Muniz, Maria Concepcion 1.0
125 Sanchez Elena, Lucia 0.0

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Sinquefield Cup Recap – Round 9

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:20

The tradition of no repeat winners in the Sinquefield Cup ended in the most unexpected fashion. At the end of the day, there were three winners! Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian tied for first place, while Caruana also tied for fourth place in the Grand Chess Tour standings with Wesley So. According to the rules, one of the players would have to be eliminated by a drawing of lots in a three-way tie, meaning that Caruana could potentially play two tiebreaks: One for the Sinquefield Cup and another for the Grand Chess Tour. The three players decided that they would rather share the title than have one of the players eliminated from participating in playoffs due to random chance. Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave qualified for the Grand Chess Tour Finals, while Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So will battle it out tomorrow for their ticket to the finale in London.

So vs Caruana ½ – ½

Caruana once again chose the Petroff Defense, which keeps serving him quite well. His countryman made the strange decision of not playing a more aggressive system, and odd choice considering he needed to a win to secure his spot in the Grand Chess Tour finals. Caruana had no trouble drawing the game and thus securing at least a tie for first place.

Aronian vs Grischuk 1-0

Coming into the round, both players were half a point behind the leader. Levon Aronian thought his opponent was in a more vulnerable situation, because he needed a win to qualify to the finals, while Aronian only needed a draw. The psychological warfare played a significant role, as Aronian decided to play a risky sacrifice in order to take advantage of his opponent’s looming time trouble. After Grischuk moved, Aronian instantly sacrificed a rook, surprising the fans and commentators alike. Then he simply took a confident stroll away from the board. Grischuk was clearly caught off guard and was not able to play with precision while low on time. Aronian won the game in fantastic style, thus securing a tie with Caruana.

Carlsen vs Nakamura 1-0

There were no fireworks in this game, but it was a trademark Carlsen win. Historically, the World Champion has been a difficult opponent for Nakamura; their lifetime score is 12-1 in favor of Carlsen, not counting the draws. The game was quite balanced throughout until the American made the dubious decision of giving up a pawn in the endgame. Perhaps he thought that he had a fortress, but Carlsen has famously declared that he doesn’t believe in fortresses. The 97 move struggle eventually ended in Carlsen’s favor, propelling Magnus into a tie for first, while coincidentally helping So tie for fourth place with Caruana in the Grand Chess Tour standings.

Anand vs Mamedyarov ½ – ½

The former World Champion ended the tournament with nine draws. Mamedyarov was another player who was chasing the leader by half a point, but never had a chance to play for a win with the black pieces. At the end of their long, theoretical battle, Anand had a slight edge with the white pieces but was not able to create real winning chances.

Karjakin vs Vachier-Lagrave ½ – ½

The Russian Grandmaster’s nightmare tournament finally came to an end when he managed to eke out a draw in a torturous endgame. First he was down one pawn in a rook and bishop ending, and finally was down two in a rook endgame. Nevertheless, the minister of defense held on to the bitter end, forcing the Frenchman to surrender a half point after a long struggle. While Maxime might have been disappointed to not win this one, qualifying for the final in London will certainly ease his woes. As for Karjakin, the draw ensured that he was not alone in the cellar, as it was just enough to catch Hikaru on three points.

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Wang Hao wins 15th Malaysian Chess Festival 2018

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 16:08

15th Malaysian Chess Festival was held from 17-27 August in Cititel Midvalley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre (DAT Chess Centre) with endorsement from the Malaysian Chess Federation were the organizers.
In the Open section 153 players took part.
The winner is GM Wang Hao with 8 points out of 9.
Second is GM Alireza Firouzja with 7 points and better tie-break from GM Darwin Laylo, who is third.

Final standings

1 Wang Hao 8
2 Firouzja Alireza 7
3 Laylo Darwin 7
4 Dimakiling Oliver 6,5
5 Idani Pouya 6,5
6 Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 6,5
7 Karthikeyan P. 6,5
8 Bersamina Paulo 6,5
9 Firman Syah Farid 6,5
10 Fang Yuxiang 6,5
11 Taher Yoseph Theolifus 6,5
12 Kuybokarov Temur 6,5
13 Saduakassova Dinara 6,5
14 Andyka Pitra 6
15 Le Tuan Minh 6
16 Yeoh Li Tian 6
17 Chan Nicholas 6
18 Dang Hoang Son 6
19 Yu Ruiyuan 6
20 Miciano John Marvin 6
21 Chan Marcus 6
22 Sai Agni Jeevitesh J 6
23 Garcia Jan Emmanuel 6
24 Megaranto Susanto 6
25 Pascua Haridas 6
26 Mariano Nelson Iii 6
27 Villamayor Buenaventura 6
28 Young Angelo 5,5
29 Ikeda Junta 5,5
30 Gomes Mary Ann 5,5
31 Parnali S Dharia 5,5
32 Sonjaya Deni 5,5
33 Lye Lik Zang 5,5
34 Abelgas Roel 5,5
35 Severino Sander*** 5,5
36 Ashwath R. 5,5
37 Jacutina John Merill 5,5
38 Kunal M. 5,5
39 Turqueza Mari Joseph 5,5
40 Laxman R.R. 5,5
41 Nguyen Van Huy 5,5
42 Chen Peng 5,5
43 Gong Qianyun 5,5
44 Paciencia Enrique 5
45 Yeap Eng Chiam 5
46 Nik Nik Ahmad Farouqi 5
47 Nandan Buragohain 5
48 Quizon Daniel 5
49 Ervan Mohamad 5
50 Cabe Arlan 5
51 Kurniawan Muhamad Agus 5
52 Purnama Tirta Chandra 5
53 Rom Jasper*** 5
54 Tarigan Gilbert Elroy 5
55 Akbar Akmalnaidi 5
56 Lim Zhuo Ren 5
57 Bernardo Dale 5
58 Lee Qing Aun 5
59 Tan Li Ting 5
60 Azman Hisham Nur Nabila 5
61 Nunbhakdi Tawin Matthew 5
62 Frayna Janelle Mae 5
63 Chan Yi Meng Ryan 5
64 Shen Siyuan 5
65 Mendonca Leon Luke 5
66 Setyaki Azarya Jodi 5
67 Nguyen Phuoc Tam 5
68 Raahul V S 5
69 Sahil Tickoo 5
70 Gonzales Jayson 5
71 Cuhendi Sean Winshand 5
72 Rilloraza Istraelito 4,5
73 Vaingorten Yaaqov 4,5
74 Firdaus Maksum*** 4,5
75 Citra Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia 4,5
76 Poh Yu Tian 4,5
77 Rismanto Ricky 4,5
78 Shreyas S Nikam 4,5
79 Emperado Emmanuel 4,5
80 Bhambure Shantanu 4,5
81 Shahil Dey 4,5
82 Grafil Franz Robert 4,5
83 Azman Hisham Nur Najiha 4,5
84 Zuo Yifan 4,5
85 Budiarto Dhatuyo 4,5
86 Arfan Aditya Bagus 4,5
87 Nitin Shankar Madhu 4,5
88 Khairul Anam 4,5
89 Umang Kaisary 4
90 Varshini V 4
91 Nguyen Truong Bao Tran 4
92 Manish Anto Cristiano F 4
93 Koo Wei Xin Rosamund 4
94 Lim See Siang Fergus 4
95 Mendoza Shania Mae 4
Sinaga Suhardi*** 4
97 Rathanvel V S 4
98 Surya Wahyudi 4
99 Nandhidhaa Pv 4
100 Novita Anjas 4
101 Randil Lakshitha 4
102 Lee Zhia Chen Zachary 4
103 Winkelman Albert 4
104 Sadikin The Irwanto 4
105 Concio Michael Jr. 4
106 Subramaniam Sumant 3,5
107 Thrish Karthik 3,5
108 Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan 3,5
109 Aris T.L.S. 3,5
110 Sivanesan Subramanian 3,5
111 Azhar Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahraa 3,5
112 Redor Menandro # 3,5
113 Wiwatanadate Poompong 3,5
114 Mahmood Shah Mukhriez Shah 3,5
115 Muthu P 3,5
116 Goh Zi Han 3,5
117 Wahono Awam 3,5
118 Llopis De Aysa Manuel 3,5
119 Navarro Joseph 3,5
120 Nisban Cyrus 3,5
121 Lim Wei Sheng 3,5
122 Mahitosh Dey 3,5
123 Lopez Henry*** 3,5
124 Elisabeth Christine 3,5
125 Yap Egin Darrel 3
126 Lioe Dede 3
127 Kavinda Akila 3
128 Foo Jiu Weir Brien 3
129 Lieu Chin Yung 3
130 Cheah Kah Hoe 3
131 Chembeti Shreesh Amit 3
132 Tobing Daniel Hermawan Lumban 3
133 Dhrupad Kashyap 3
134 Aprilia Resti 3
135 Sutikno*** 2,5
136 Nehete Arnav 2,5
137 Nik Norhisham Nik Muhd Haziq 2,5
138 Scott Tyler 2,5
139 Loh Shao Kai Dylan 2,5
140 Ang Jing Xuan 2,5
141 Chia Yu Zhe Ashton 2,5
142 Shubh Kapur 2,5
143 Ng Jun Fung Isaac 2,5
144 Foo Jing Er Claire 2,5
145 Chua Jia-Tien 2,5
146 Kinasih Alya Sekar 2,5
147 Lee Christopher 2
148 Chua Leroy 2
149 Sakthivel Heamish Kanha 2
150 Yu Lie 1,5
151 Goh Wei Ming Kevin 1,5
152 Haddix Micah Mcclary 1
153 Edithso Samantha 0

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