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Finnish Women’s Championship 2018

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:31

The Finnish Women’s Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 11-19 June 2018 in Helsinki. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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

More live chess Finnish Championship 2018 /Forni Di Sopra 2018

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Finnish Championship 2018

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:25

The Finnish Championship is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 11-19 June 2018 in Helsinki. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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

More live chessForni Di Sopra 2018 /Schaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament

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Forni Di Sopra 2018

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:45

Forni di Sopra lake

The 9th Forni Di Sopra is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 9-16 June 2018 in Forni di Sopra, Italy. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. The venue is the Sports Hall. 120 players are registered in the tournament.
The top seeded are IM Ruiz Miguel Santos, GM Miroljub Lazic, IM Renier Castellanos Rodriguez etc…

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

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

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Farrukh Amonatov wins Mumbai Mayor’s Cup

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:20

11th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup was held from 3 to 9 June in Mumbai.
The venue was Mount Litera School International BKC. The tournament was divided in 3 sections.
216 players took part in the group A.
The winner is GM Farrukh Amonatov with 8 out of 10 and better tie-break from the second GM Roeland Pruijssers. The pair played in the last round and drew.
Third place is for GM Mikulas Manik with 7,5 points and best tie-break in a group of 8 players with the same points.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Amonatov Farrukh 8
2 Pruijssers Roeland 8
3 Manik Mikulas 7,5
4 Kravtsiv Martyn 7,5
5 Tran Tuan Minh 7,5
6 Karthik Venkataraman 7,5
7 Neverov Valeriy 7,5
8 Ghosh Diptayan 7,5
9 Tukhaev Adam 7,5
10 Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 7,5
11 Nguyen Van Huy 7,5
12 Visakh N R 7
13 Rathanvel V S 7
14 Harsha Bharathakoti 7
15 Sandipan Chanda 7
16 Nitish Belurkar 7
17 Mozharov Mikhail 7
18 Gajwa Ankit 7
19 Aaryan Varshney 7
20 Neelotpal Das 7
21 Deshmukh Anup 7
22 Rozum Ivan 6,5
23 Raja Rithvik R 6,5
24 Samant Aditya S 6,5
25 Kiran Manisha Mohanty 6,5
26 Kulkarni Vikramaditya 6,5
27 Sammed Jaykumar Shete 6,5
28 Erigaisi Arjun 6,5
29 Khusenkhojaev Muhammad 6,5
30 Rathnakaran K. 6,5
31 Kushagra Mohan 6,5
32 Abu Sufian Shakil 6,5
33 Surendran N 6,5
34 Rahman Ziaur 6,5
35 Sidhant Mohapatra 6,5
36 Tiwari Arjun 6,5
37 Mitrabha Guha 6,5
38 Viani Antonio Dcunha 6,5
39 Pranavananda V 6,5
40 Sankalp Gupta 6,5
41 Phadke Sohan 6
42 Burmakin Vladimir 6
43 Bharath Subramaniyam H 6
44 Siva Mahadevan 6
45 Divya Deshmukh 6
46 Pranav V 6
47 Raahul V S 6
48 Kulkarni Bhakti 6
49 Pujari Rucha 6
50 Tran Minh Thang 6
51 Mahindrakar Indrajeet 6
52 Karthikeyan P. 6
53 Sauravh Khherdekar 6
54 Ghosh Chanchal Kumer 6
55 Navin Kanna T.U. 6
56 Polakhare Aryan 6
57 Deshpande Aniruddha 6
58 Srija Seshadri 6
59 Bhatt Jalpan 6
60 Saravana Krishnan P. 5,5
61 Satkar Chirag 5,5
62 Neelash Saha 5,5
63 Nguyen Phuoc Tam 5,5
64 Meftahi Houssem 5,5
65 Ajay Karthikeyan 5,5
66 Manigandan S S 5,5
67 Chitlange Sakshi 5,5
68 Barath Kalyan M 5,5
69 Yash Dhoke 5,5
70 Chittal Sairaj 5,5
71 Lokesh N. 5,5
72 Varshini V 5,5
73 Chowdhury Sohel 5,5
74 Tilak Sharad S 5,5
75 Ilamparthi A R 5,5
76 Aishwin Daniel 5,5
77 Tanmay Jain 5,5
78 Vaibhav Jayant Raut 5,5
79 Michelle Catherina P 5,5
80 Shah Jeet 5,5
81 Adarsh Tripathi 5,5
82 Hrishikesh Chavan 5,5
83 Ayushh Ravikumar 5,5
84 Joshi Abhijeet 5,5
85 Rahul Bharadwaj B 5,5
86 Koshy Varugeese 5,5
87 Chandreyee Hajra 5,5
88 Toshali V 5,5
89 Lakshmi C 5,5
90 Md. Jamal Uddin 5,5
91 Parthasarathy R 5
92 Navalgund Niranjan 5
93 Mrudul Dehankar 5
94 Eesha Ajay Sarda 5
95 Nair Sanjeev 5
96 Kothari Swapnil 5
97 Ziatdinov Raset 5
98 Saranya J 5
99 Konatham Snehil 5
100 Harini S. 5
101 Sourath Biswas 5
102 Kadam Om Manish 5
103 Saptorshi Gupta 5
104 Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe 5
105 Yutesh P 5
106 Sreekumar P. 5
107 Ansh M Shah 5
108 Aditya Guhagarkar 5
109 Inamdar Sameer 5
110 Jain Kashish Manoj 5
111 Shantharam K.V. 5
112 Shah Vishwa 5
113 Dhyana Patel 5
114 Sunil Vaidya 5
115 Joglekar Abhijit 5
116 Abhishek A 4,5
117 Keshav Kothari 4,5
118 Priyanka K 4,5
119 Sayantan Chandra 4,5
120 Kanishk S K 4,5
121 Rohit S 4,5
122 Sachin Malik 4,5
123 Deshpande Abhishek 4,5
124 Anisuzzaman Jewel 4,5
125 Dave Sneh 4,5
126 Kumthekar Shubham 4,5
127 Badrinath S. 4,5
128 Gokhale Rishabh Chandrashekhar 4,5
129 Pranesh M 4,5
130 Arya Nirag Shah 4,5
131 Aditya P Melani 4,5
132 Patil Priyanshu 4,5
133 Joshi S G 4,5
134 Potawad Anirudhha 4,5
135 Avinash Ramesh 4,5
136 Arnav Maheshwari 4,5
137 Acosto Mariano 4,5
138 Om Batra 4,5
139 Patil Aditi G 4,5
140 Aagam Aditya E 4,5
141 Ojas Kulkarni 4
142 Harsh Suresh 4
143 Sri Sai Baswanth P 4
144 Shahnaz Mohammad Faruque 4
145 Adane Narayani 4
146 Patil Mitali 4
147 Dere Pushkar 4
148 Mezanur Rahman 4
149 Sudarshan Bhat 4
150 Shetye Siddhali 4
151 Jain Adi 4
152 Avik Sarker 4
153 Mckenzie Lionel Joseph 4
154 Vijin Babu S 4
155 Aryan Ranjan 4
156 Kiyarra Sunil Khaturia 4
157 Debarghya Samanta 4
158 Satvik Sharma 4
159 Wettasinha Vasanta 4
160 Souradip Deb 3,5
161 Md.Abzid Rahman 3,5
162 Ghelani Dhairya 3,5
163 Aneek Das 3,5
164 Kadam Nikhil 3,5
165 Barde Om 3,5
166 Ananmay Sharma 3,5
167 Walde Harshal 3,5
168 Gawade Milind 3,5
169 Nehete Arnav 3,5
170 Mohammad Hasan 3,5
171 Bhuta Hriday 3,5
172 Bragadeeshwaran Chidambaram.C 3,5
173 Talukder Umme Taslima Protiva 3,5
174 Deodhar Vrushali Umesh 3,5
175 Krishnan Ritvik 3,5
176 Sarthak Rawat 3,5
177 Kazi Zarin Tasnim 3,5
178 Panesar Vedant 3
179 Aditya Mittal 3
180 Meenal Gupta 3
181 Behere Ravi 3
182 Md. Tipu Sultan 3
183 Arifuzzaman Arif 3
184 Kishor Shazzad 3
185 Abhay Bandewar 2,5
186 Md. Shahidul Islam 2,5
187 Aryan Abhijeet Shah 2,5
188 Afzal Kazi Md. Mahbub 2,5
189 Mahi Amit Doshi 2,5
190 Mitank Maru 2,5
191 Arora Honi 2,5
Bang Atharva 2,5
193 Md. Akmal Hossain Khan 2,5
194 Ahmed Walijah 2,5
195 Jodunath Biswas 2,5
196 Md Sohel Rana Pritom 2,5
197 Dhruv Easwar 2
198 Gavi Siddayya 2
199 Md. Firoz Kabir 2
200 Zia Tahsin Tajwar 1,5
201 Wadifa Ahmed 1,5
202 Shourya Jain 1

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Teplice Open 2018

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:08

XIII International Chess Tournament will be held from 16 to 24 June. The venue will be House of Culture in Teplice, Czech Republic.
The organizer is ŠK Teplice. The System is 9-round Swiss. 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.

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

Schedule :

Fri 15.6. 18:00 – 21:00 – Enrollment

Sat 16.6. 09:00 -14:00 – Enrollment

16:15 – Opening Ceremony

16:30 – Round 1

Sun 17.6. 16:00 – Round 2

Mon 18.6. 16:00 – Round 3

Tue 19.6. 16:00 – Round 4

Wed 20.6. 16:00 – Round 5

Thu 21.6. 16:00 – Round 6

Fri 22.6. 16:00 – Round 7

Sat 23.6. 09:00 – Round 8

Sun 24.6. O9:00 – Round 9

15:30 – Final Ceremony
200 players are expected. The top seeded are GM Maxim Rodshtein, GM Anton Demchenko, GM Sergei Movsesian etc…

Starting list

1 Rodshtein Maxim
2 Demchenko Anton
3 Movsesian Sergei
4 Romanov Evgeny
5 Erdos Viktor
6 Fridman Daniel
7 Turov Maxim
8 Krejci Jan
9 Postny Evgeny
10 Stocek Jiri
11 Peralta Fernando
12 Vorobiov Evgeny E.
13 Plat Vojtech
14 Dastan Muhammed Batuhan
15 Repka Christopher
16 Krysa Leandro
17 Movsziszian Karen
18 Thybo Jesper Sondergaard
19 Jarmula Lukasz
20 Zanan Evgeny
21 Saduakassova Dinara
22 Pavlov Sergey
23 Grinberg Eyal
24 Nagy Gabor
25 Admiraal Miguoel
26 Iniyan P
27 Firat Burak
28 Kozak Adam
29 Omelja Artem
30 Von Bahr Oskar
31 Dobrowolski Piotr
32 Chakravarthi Reddy M
33 Ikeda Junta
34 Hnydiuk Aleksander
35 Pigott John C
36 Cukrowski Filip
37 Satyapragyan Swayangsu
38 Veinberg Nimrod
39 Teclaf Pawel
40 Vlasak Lukas
41 Kaustuv Kundu
42 Kerigan Demre
43 Simek Petr
44 Goluch Piotr
45 Colijn Stefan
46 Grela Kacper
47 Naboka Sergey
48 Krykun Yuriy
49 Rubes Jan
50 Kambrath Yannick
51 Sylvan Jacob
52 Paszewski Mateusz
53 Oglaza Oskar
54 Mikes Jan
55 Maryasin Boris
56 Kozusek Daniel
57 Mirimanian Hayk
58 Peek Marcel
59 Ganaus Hannes
60 Liska Jiri
61 Freisler Pavel
62 Piasetski Leon
63 Larsen Peter
64 Riha Vojtech
65 Blom Vincent
66 Cap Adam
67 Parizek Vojtech
68 Halak Miklos
69 Chan Kim Yew
70 Wiley Tom E
71 Weinzettl Ernst
72 Teglas Balazs
73 Furman Boris
74 Taranenko Evgueniy
75 Belotelov Dmitriy
76 Soural Jan
77 Hadraba Vladimir
78 Sernecki Franciszek
79 Winkelman Albert
80 Bulockin Martin
81 Larsen Flemming Bo
82 Walkusz Witoslaw
83 Volotovsky Kirill
84 Kozak Milos
85 Janda Zdenek
86 Cholleti Sahajasri
87 Burnett Andrew
88 Jansen Bob
89 Volek Radomir
90 Eriksson Christian Altenburg
91 Horak Ales
92 Vales Vaclav
93 Horak Jiri
94 Groffen Hans
95 Saptorshi Gupta
96 Barthel Ansgar
97 Brejnik Gustav
98 Sprenar Petr
99 Mojzis Jaroslav
100 Jankowiak Tomasz
101 Zemlickova Olena
102 Dmochowska Agnieszka
103 Nemec David
104 Tsifanskaya Ludmila A
105 Kusa Jakub
106 Pribyl Viktor
107 Olsen Aage Dalstrup
108 Svanda Ondrej
109 Domanski Lukasz
110 Christiansen Arne
111 Stastny Petr
112 Sonkalan Bharati
113 Toure Ananth
114 Toure Vasanth
115 Popper Tomas
116 Chmelik Jiri
117 Sura Jaroslav
118 Stock Andreas
119 Verwoert Jef
120 Nykjaer Jess
121 Pribylova Sofie
122 Hoke Petr
123 Cerny David
124 Hlavac Rudolf
125 Palas Ales
126 Aan Sikka
127 Kalinowska Zuzanna
128 Smid Pavel
129 Zemlicka Vit
130 Otruba Marek
131 Ondrejat Miroslav
132 Gratze Michael
133 Kruijf Caspar
134 Spanton Tim R
135 Koubova Anna Marie
136 Novotny Jaroslav
137 Stehlik Jiri
138 Bazantova Marie
139 Stanek Ondrej
140 Novotna Tereza
141 Shyam Prasad Reddy K
142 Steenstrup Svend
143 Polansky Adam Lubos
144 Spicka Jan
145 Koblasa Josef
146 Nemcova Kamila
147 Novotny Martin
148 Sayantan Chandra
149 Marcinczyk Monika
150 Majerik Vladimir
151 Hubeny Pavel
152 Popovic Martin
153 Saffova Michaela
154 Ret Adam Josef
155 Stastny Jakub
156 Molnar Ladislav
157 Kasik Miroslav
158 Kjeldsen Anton
159 Balin Daniel
160 Mriso Milos
161 Lavrincik Pavel
162 Neumann Filip
163 Bergmann Marcus
164 Konvalinka Vladislav
165 Zak Jiri
166 Klucznik Andre
167 Lasik Petr
168 Pawicka Magdalena
169 Vezensky Jan
170 Purkyt Jaroslav
171 Privoznik Lubos
172 Mrisova Eliska
173 Kolmykov Dmitry
174 Straslipka Jiri
175 Hruby Vaclav
176 Ptaszynski Tomasz
177 Cernicek Matyas
178 Svec Ludek
179 Skuthan Radek
180 Mascak Milan
181 Ruzicka Vaclav
182 Koci Vladimir
183 Kearsley Raymond J
184 Voleman Milan
185 Kolmykov Egor
186 Magnussen Brian Kirkeskov
187 Schoeppe Christian
188 Mach Michal
189 Kasal Jaroslav
190 Vaclavik Jan
191 Lieber Lukas
192 Kympergr Vojtech
193 Glacner Karel
194 Nenchev Georgi
195 Peglau Charis
196 Peglau Dora
197 Mrkvan Frantisek
198 Oglaza Dawid
199 Gorej Vojtech
200 Pawicki Tomasz

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Italy wins Mitropa Cup

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 19:18

The Mitropa Cup is a 10-team round-robin event for the national teams of Central European countries. In its 37th edition for the Open section and 15th for the Women’s section it’s being held in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Italy from 31 May to 9 June 2018. Teams of four in the Open and in the Women’s event compete with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minute to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.
In the Open section the winners are Italy, for the second time after 2010. The team players are GM Daniele Vocaturo, GM Michele Godena, GM Luca Jr Moroni, GM Sabino Brunello, IM Alessio Valsecchi.
Second is Hungary and third Germany.
Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Italy 23
2 Hungary 22
3 Germany 21,5
4 Switzerland 20
5 France 16,5
6 Croatia 16,5
7 Czech Rep. 16,5
8 Slovenia 16
9 Austria 15,5
10 Slovakia 12,5

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Indian Schoolchildren win Belaya Ladya International Final

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:49

On June 8, 2018, the 49th final tournament of the traditional all-Russian scholastic chess team event Belaya Ladya (also known as White Rook) finished in Dagomys, Sochi.

Since 2015, Belaya Ladya has welcomed teams from foreign countries. This year, 100 teams – 79 Russian from 78 regions of Russia and also from Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Turkmenistan were taking part in the competition.

The organizers of Belaya Ladya are the Russian Chess Federation and Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation. The competition is also supported by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, Renault Russia Company, Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (FGC UES), and PhosAgro.

Like in the previous year, the team from India (Velammal Vidyacaya from Chennai) won the final tournament of Belaya Ladya. The Indian schoolchildren defeated all their rivals in 9 rounds to score 33.5 points. The winners are entitled to participate in the Aeroflot Open 2019.

The chess players from Yekaterinburg showed the best result among the Russian teams thus having repeated their success of the last year. The silver medalists scored 25.5 points.

The representatives of Saint Petersburg took the third place with 24 points.

A team from orphanages and boarding schools was participating in the final competition for the fourth year in a row. Children from the Boarding School №26 from Ryazan Oblast, who had won the Ascension tournament (Sochi, 2018), joined other participants in the Belaya Ladya finals. This was made possible by RCF programme aimed at providing chess education to the children growing without parents.

Traditionally, a vast cultural and entertaining program was accompanying the event. Master classes, lectures, games analysis, mind games, contests, and sport events were organized. A two-time Russian champion, a three-time Olympic champion Alexander Morozevich, former European champion, coach of the Russian national women’s chess team Evgeniy Najer, and a three-time world champion in chess composition Oleg Pervakov gave lectures and master-classes to children. Coaches and pedagogues were invited to take part in a roundtable discussions held by the RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky, Deputy Director General of Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation Igor Baradachev, and the Head of the Russian Universal Chess Education project Alexander Kostiev.

On June 3-6, the all-Russian conference of teachers and pedagogues of additional education, who had been taking an active part in the Chess Universal Education in Russia contest, took place in Dagomys during Belaya Ladya.

In parallel with Belaya Ladya, the final competition of Chess in Schools project conducted by the Russian Chess Federation together with Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation was held. 9 teams from Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, and Pskov regions, Altai Krai, Krasnodar Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai, Chuvashia, Ingushetia, Udmurtia, and took part in it. For the second year in a row, the tournament was won by the Pskov region team.

Tournament page

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22nd Voronezh chess festival Alekhine Memorial

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:31

22nd International Chess Festival “Voronezh-2018″ (Alekhine Memorial) is being held in Voronezh since 10.06.2018 till 21.06.2018!

Our festival takes place yearly, it is supported by Voronezh region governor, Voronezh region government, Association of Chess Professionals.
130 players are expected in the Masters section.

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

More live chess Finnish Championship 2018 /Forni Di Sopra 2018

REGULATIONS (2018)
1. Chess 960 (Fischer chess) – 10.06 (Sunday). Start at 11:00.
7 rounds swiss, 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. Entry fee – 600 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 12/9/7/6/5/4/3/2/2/2/1/1/1. Special prizes.

2. Rapid tournament – 11.06 (Monday). Start at 10:15.
9 rounds swiss, 15 minutes + 2 seconds per move. Entry fee – 1500 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 30/22/18/14/10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3/2. Special prizes.

3. Blitz tournament – 17.06 (Sunday). Start at 16:00.
9 rounds swiss, 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move. Entry fee – 750 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR) 15/12/10/8/6/5/4/3/3/3/2/2/2. Special prizes.

4. “Master open” (Elo > 2200). Stage of ACP Tour 2018, Russia Cup 2018. 12-21.06.
9 rounds swiss; 90 minutes per 40 moves + 30 minutes to the end + 30 seconds per each move.
Entry fee: 2000-10000 RR. Free for GM.
IM, juniors (2001+), ladies, seniors (1957-), foreign players have to pay 75%.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 200/140/100/80/60/50/40/35/30/25/22/22/22. Special prizes for foreigners (30/20/13/7), juniors, ladies, seniors. Opportunity to achieve IM and GM norm.

5. “FIDE open” (Elo <= 2200) 12-20.06 9 rounds swiss; 90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move. Entry fee: 2000-5000 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 30/25/20/17/15/12/10/9/8/7/6/6/6. Special prizes.

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Germany wins Women Mitropa Cup

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:50

The Mitropa Cup is a 10-team round-robin event for the national teams of Central European countries. In its 37th edition for the Open section and 15th for the Women’s section it’s being held in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Italy from 31 May to 9 June 2018. Teams of four in the Open and in the Women’s event compete with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minute to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

In the Women Mitropa Cup today Germany won against Austria. So Germany with a team
1. IM Elisabeth Paehtz 2. WGM Sarah Hoolt 3. WIM Fiona Sieber 4. Annmarie Muetsch wins the tournament and Austria is second.
The Open will run also tomorrow morning with the last round, starting at 9.30 am and you can follow it here

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Polish Ekstraliga 2018

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:36

The 2018 Polish Extraliga is the top Polish team championship. Ten teams compete over nine rounds split into three 3-round sessions in June, September and October. A team can have a maximum of 15 players, with six taking part in each match and a female player on board six. 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 after move 30. The bottom two teams in the league are relegated to the 1st division.

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

More live chessSchaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament /QCD-Prof Lim Kok Ann – GM tournament

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Çesme Open 2018

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:23

6th Çesme International Chess Open will be held from 26 June to 1st July.
The venue will be Çesme AYios Haralambos Church VE Çesme sports hall. It will be 9 rounds Swiss system.
Organizers are the Turkish Chess Federation and Cesme Munucipality.
The tournament will be divided in 2 sections.
The top seeded in A group are GM Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko, GM Vladimir Baklan, GM Aleksander Kovchan etc…

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22nd International Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2018”

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:21

22nd International Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2018” will be held from 11.06 (Monday) – 18.06 (Monday)
The event is part of the Ukraine Tour Chess Tournament Series 2018. Venue is Lviv-Briukhovychi Shyroka 4.
System is 10 Round Scheveningen double robin (former category 4 FIDE). IM norm are possible.
Time control 90 minutes with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first move.

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

Participants

1. IM Shkuran, Daniil
2. IM Frolov, Artur
3. IM Sabuk, Piotr
4. IM Anwesh, Upadhyaya
5. FM Can, Isik
6. FM Ozenir, Ekin Baris
7. FM Dedebas, Emre Emin
8. FM Tanriverdi, Enes
9. CM Akdogan, Alperen
10. IM Mirzoev, Emil

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11th Open Chess Tournament of Paleohora 2018

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:47

The tournament will be held from 18 – 25 July 2018, in Paleochora town, Crete.
Organizers: Municipality of Kantanos – Selino, Chania Chess Academy
CO – Organizers: Perfecture of Crete – Region of Chania, Greek Chess Federation
Tournament Venue: Paleochora Community Centre
Mode: 9 rounds, Swiss System. FIDE title norms are possible!
Timetable: Registration confirmations until 11:00 p.m. Wednesday 18 July 2018
Opening Ceremony Wednesday 18 July 2018, starting at 17:00
Closing Ceremony Wednesday 25 July 2018, starting at 16:30

Round 1 Wednesday 18 July 17.30, Round 2 Thursday 19 July 10.00, Round 3 Thursday 19 July 17.30, Round 4 Friday 20 July 17.30, Round 5 Saturday 21 July 17.30
Round 6 Sunday 22 July 17.30, Round 7 Monday 23 July 17.30, Round 8 Tuesday 24 July 17.30, Round 9 Wednesday 25 July 10.00

Starting list

1 Pashikian Arman
2 Banikas Hristos
3 Fier Alexandr
4 Hracek Zbynek
5 Kharitonov Alexandr
6 David Alberto
7 Nikolov Momchil
8 Demuth Adrien
9 Gordon Stephen J
10 Rychagov Andrey
11 Kelires Andreas
12 Nevednichy Vladislav
13 Werle Jan
14 Theodorou Nikolas
15 Riff Jean-Noel
16 Teterev Vitaly
17 Livaic Leon
18 Visakh N R
19 Neelotpal Das
20 Sandalakis Angelos
21 Barski Radoslaw
22 Morozov Nichita
23 Kourkoulos-Arditis Stamatis
24 Tsolakidou Stavroula
25 Bulmaga Irina
26 Szczepkowska Karina
27 Prince Bajaj
28 Milliet Sophie
29 De Wachter Matthias
30 Markidis Konstantinos
31 Papakonstantinou Dimitrios
32 Naoum Spyridon
33 Kursova Maria
34 Santrian Ararat
35 Worek Joanna
36 Paulet Iozefina
37 Patrelakis Evaggelos
38 Antova Gabriela
39 Stefansson Vignir Vatnar
40 Papadopoulos Argirios
41 Maisuradze Nino
42 Galunova Tsveta
43 Stewart Ashley
44 Cherepov Alexej
45 Dijkhuis Oele
46 Delorme Laurie
47 Gallagher Daniel Gh
48 De Coninck Rafael
49 Ribreau Herve
50 Pandavos Panayotis
51 Serpetsidakis Nikolaos
52 Serntedakis Athanasios
53 Loshkarev Dmitri
54 Samaridis Konstantinos
55 Wolf Ulrich
56 Verikakis Manolis
57 Georgakopoulos Nikolaos K.
58 Petrakis Stylianos
59 Ballas Athanasios-Panagiotis
60 Solakoglu Ozgur
61 Avgoustis Panagiotis
62 Nielsen Per
63 Vozinaki Anthi – Maria
64 Tobor Mick
65 Thelen Thomas
66 Kadianis Georgios
67 Fidrilakis Stavros
68 Schoning Lars
69 Jina Taran
70 Samakas Anastasios
71 Gkikas Vasilios
72 Mathioulakis Fanis
73 Koths Peter
74 Pasoglou Ekaterini
75 Maria Lopez Jorge Luis
76 Karia Rishul
77 Nikolakopoulos Nikolaos
78 Koerant Filipos
79 Nikolaidis Athanasios
80 Davis Holden
81 Mastrakouli Evagelia
82 Iasman Inna
83 Karlov Egor
84 Bozanis Dimitrios
85 Schlee Ulrich
86 Tsesler Yakau
87 Tsirlis Panteleimon
88 Petraki Argiro
89 Karavitaki Evaggelia
90 De Reese Elias
91 Fyntrilakis Kyriakos
92 Markatou Maria-Eleni
93 Grindbakken Erik
94 Chompitakis Konstantinos
95 Serpetsidaki Eva
96 Marosevic Tomislav
97 Yarur Elsaca Daniel
98 Galani Anna
99 Tzagarakis Panagiotis
100 Mastrakoulis Simeon
101 Lemoni Maria – Ioanna
102 Koutsoura Georgia
103 Kozenets Alla
104 Ahn Juyong
105 Papadimitrakis Georgios
106 Alygizakis Apostolos
107 Schneider Hanne
108 Nikolakopoulos Dimitrios
109 Paraskakis Filippos
110 Koukouraki Hrisi
111 Kalikakis Nikolaos
112 Antonioudakis Georgios
113 Brandstaetter Mark Pieter
114 Wittenberg Serena
115 Karavitaki Antonia
116 Karagiorgos Nikolaos
117 Yarur Rescaglio Maria Jose
118 Chasourakis Emmanouil
119 Noerdinger Leo
120 Kavounis Giorgos
121 Prodromakis Charalampos
122 Kozenets Grigoriy
123 Nikolakopoulou Eleni
124 De Wachter Livia
125 Ataev Maksim
126 Georgiakakis Nikolaos
127 Sarafis Rafail
128 Schneider Reinhart
129 Skaraki Georgia
130 Chasouraki Chrysi
131 Akriva Christina
132 Mas Francois
133 Ntagkounakis Emmanouil
134 Psarianou Eleni
135 Skarakis Stavros
136 Spyridakis Georgios
137 Theodoroglaki Varvara
138 Theodoroglakis Ioannis

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21st International Open Irakleio – Athens Challenge 2018

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:34

The Chess Communication in Heraklion, in cooperation with the HERAKLION ATHENS MUNICIPALITY, organizes the 21st Opening of Heraklion, which will take place in Heraklion, Attica from June 16th to 24th, 2018 with cash prizes of 2500 €, hosting in International Tournaments and various gifts.
The games will be hosted at the Cultural Policenter of the Municipality of Heraklion, Heraklion and Kountourioti & Neoitos Avenue, a short distance from Heraklion Station.
The tournament will be held in two groups A and B, with a Swiss mating system of 9 rounds for each group. In D group can fight players who had, even for a month, published International FIDE Rating greater than 1700 . Group B players can compete with international FIDE members less than 1700. The organizers reserve the right to allow participation in the A group of 20 chess players who do not meet the above conditions by wildcard.
The initial ranking will be first based on FIDE’s latest elo table and then according to the corresponding FIS. The latest version of the Swiss manager program will be used to make the draws. All FIDE and HPS regulations apply. The tournament will be evaluated for Greek and International ELO.

Starting list

1 NIKOLOV MOMCHIL
2 TILICHEEV VIACHESLAV
3 ΚΟΤΡΩΝΙΑΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ
4 ΚΟΥΡΚΟΥΛΟΣ-ΑΡΔΙΤΗΣ ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣ
5 DRAZIC SINISA
6 LEKIC DUSAN
7 ΠΑΥΛΙΔΗΣ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΟΣ
8 BODIROGA PREDRAG
9 ΚΟΤΡΟΤΣΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ
10 ΑΛΕΞΙΑΔΗΣ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ
11 ΣΠΥΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
12 ΣΚΑΠΕΡΔΑΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ
13 ΕΡΓΑΖΑΚΗΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ
14 ΚΑΡΟΥΣΟΣ-ΘΕΟΔΩΡΑΚΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
15 ΚΑΡΑΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ
16 GALUNOVA TSVETA
17 ΜΑΡΚΑΝΤΩΝΑΚΗ ΧΑΡΙΤΩΜΕΝΗ
18 ΚΡΑΛΛΗΣ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ
19 ΛΟΥΤΡΑΓΩΤΗΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ
20 ΠΕΤΡΑΚΗΣ ΗΛΙΑΣ
21 ΑΜΠΕΛΑΚΙΩΤΗΣ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ
22 ΣΙΔΕΡΗΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ
23 ΠΑΠΑΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΛΟΥΚΑΣ
24 ZHUK KIRILL
25 ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΑΔΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ
26 ΝΕΜΤΣΑΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΦΟΡΟΣ
27 ΠΕΛΑΝΤΑΚΗΣ ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
28 ΛΟΥΤΡΑΓΩΤΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΑΣΠΑΝΤΕΛΕΗΜΩΝ
29 ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΖΑΧΑΡΙΑΣ
30 ΚΟΥΚΑΣ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΟΣ
31 ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ
32 ΚΟΕΡΑΝΤ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΣ
33 ΜΠΟΥΡΧΑΣ ΟΡΦΕΑΣ
34 ΓΕΡΟΥΚΑΛΗΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ
35 ΠΑΠΑΧΑΡΙΤΩΝΟΣ ΧΑΡΙΤΩΝ
36 ΛΟΥΚΙΣΑΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ
37 ΜΑΡΙΑΝΙΔΗΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ
38 ΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗΣ ΕΥΚΛΕΙΔΗΣ
39 ΚΟΥΛΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ
40 ΦΡΑΓΚΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ
41 MOGYLNYAK VIKTOR
42 ΔΙΑΜΑΝΤΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ
43 ΔΗΜΑΝΟΥΔΗΣ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ
44 ΑΠΕΡΓΗΣ ΙΩΣΗΦ
45 ΛΟΥΤΡΑΓΩΤΗΣ ΜΑΡΙΟΣ
46 ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΑΔΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ
47 ΓΟΝΙΔΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
48 ΖΥΓΟΥΡΑΚΗΣ ΘΕΜΙΣΤΟΚΛΗΣ
49 ΔΗΜΑΝΟΥΔΗΣ ΠΕΤΡΟΣ
50 ΓΕΩΡΓΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΕΥΤΥΧΙΑ
51 ΣΕΦΕΡΛΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ
52 ΣΟΥΡΣΟΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ
53 ΠΑΣΣΑΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ
54 ΚΑΖΑΝΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
55 KOTSIFIS EMMANOUEL
56 ΠΙΤΣΟΛΗΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ
57 ΠΑΝΑΪΔΗΣ ΦΡΑΓΚΙΣΚΟΣ
58 ΤΡΑΠΑΛΗΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ
59 ΚΟΙΛΑΚΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ
60 ΚΟΤΤΑΚΗΣ ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ
61 ΠΟΥΠΑΛΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ
62 ΣΟΥΚΑΡΙΕ ΖΩΡΖ
63 ΚΩΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ
64 ΑΝΔΡΙΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΕΛΕΝΗ
65 ΒΑΣΣΗΣ ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
66 ΔΡΥΔΑΚΗΣ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ
67 ΠΟΥΠΑΛΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
68 ΑΠΕΡΓΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ
69 ΚΟΡΜΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ
70 ΜΑΓΟΥΛΑΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ
71 ΓΙΑΝΝΗ ΣΠΥΡΙΔΩΝ
72 ΣΟΥΧΛΕΡΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
73 ΑΡΕΤΟΥΛΑΚΗΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΣ-ΠΑΡΗΣ
74 ΠΑΠΑΓΙΩΤΙΔΗ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΑ
75 ΚΟΥΪΝΕΛΗΣ ΘΩΜΑΣ
76 ΤΣΙΧΛΗ ΝΙΚΟΛΙΤΣΑ
77 ΠΛΕΤΣΙΑ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΑ
78 ΜΙΧΑΗΛΙΔΗΣ ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ
79 ΒΛΑΧΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΙΣΑΒΕΛΛΑ-ΜΑΡΙΑ
80 ΠΕΡΡΟΥ ΣΟΦΙΑ
81 ΠΑΠΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΥ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ-ΦΑΝΟΥΡΙΟΣ
82 ΤΖΩΡΤΖΑΤΟΣ ΔΗΜΟΣΘΕΝΗΣΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ
83 ΚΟΦΚΕΛΗ ΕΛΕΝΗ
84 ΝΤΡΟΥΒΑΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ
85 ΚΑΣΤΑΝΑΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ
86 ΑΓΓΕΛΑΚΗΣ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ
87 ΑΡΓΥΡΗΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ-ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ
88 ΚΟΥΜΕΝΟΣ ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΣ-ΚΡΙΤΩΝ
89 ΜΑΚΑΒΕΛΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ
90 ΚΟΥΚΟΥΒΕΣ ΒΛΑΣΙΟΣ
91 ΣΚΙΚΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ
92 ΧΑΛΚΙΔΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ
93 ΒΑΣΣΗΣ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΟΣ
94 ΚΑΖΑΝΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ
95 ΠΕΤΡΙΔΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
96 ΣΚΑΝΔΑΛΗΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ
97 ΚΑΛΟΖΥΜΗ ΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ
98 ΛΑΡΚΙΝ ΛΕΩΝΙΔΑΣ
99 ΛΑΥΚΙΔΗΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ
100 ΚΑΡΑΠΑΠΠΑΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
101 ΑΓΓΕΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ
102 ΑΜΠΕΛΙΩΤΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ
103 ΒΑΛΣΑΜΑΚΗΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ
104 ΔΕΛΗΓΙΑΝΝΗ ΑΙΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΗ
105 ΔΙΑΜΑΝΤΗ ΟΛΓΑ
106 ΖΟΥΛΟΥΜΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ
107 ΚΟΛΛΙΑ ΕΥΓΕΝΙΑ
108 ΚΟΥΜΕΝΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ
109 ΚΟΥΣΟΥΛΗΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ
110 ΚΟΥΪΝΕΛΗ ΜΑΡΙΑΜΕΡΟΠΗ
111 ΜΑΡΓΑΡΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ
112 ΜΑΡΓΑΡΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
113 ΜΠΑΝΑΣ ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΟΣ
114 ΜΠΙΧΑΚΗΣ ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
115 ΟΤΑΚΕ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ- ΑΙΝΕΙΑΣ-ΓΙΟΥΤΑΡΟ
116 ΠΑΜΦΥΛΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΕΤΑ
117 ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΠΡΟΔΡΟΜΟΣ
118 ΠΑΠΑΣΤΕΦΑΝΑΚΗΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ
119 ΠΑΠΑΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΥ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΑ
120 ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΗ
121 ΠΕΠΟΝΗΣ ΜΑΡΙΟΣ
122 ΠΛΕΤΣΙΑΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ
123 ΠΟΓΚΑΣ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ-ΛΑΖΑΡΟΣ
124 ΤΖΩΡΤΖΑΤΟΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ
125 ΤΣΟΥΤΣΟΥΡΑΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ
126 ΧΑΛΚΙΔΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ

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Dmitry Jakovenko wins 19th Karpov Poikovsky 2018

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:39

The 19th Karpov Poikovsky tournament took place 26th May to 6th June 2018.
The venue was the Sports School “Neptune” in Poikovsky, Nefteyugansk Ugra, Russia. The event was a 10-player single round-robin with the average Elo 2688. The time control was 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.
Dmitry Jakovenko took clear first with 6.5 points out of 9, half a point clear of Ian Nepomniachtchi and Boris Gelfand.

Replay the games here

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Asian Nations Chess Cup 2018

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:28

The Chess Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on behalf of the Asian Chess
Federation and FIDE, invites your Federation to participate in the 2018 Asian Nations Cup
(Chess Team Championship) to be held 26 July to 4 August 2018 in Hamadan, Iran.
Regulation
1. Participation
1.1 All chess federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.7 shall have the right to participate in the Asian
Nations Cup.
2. Team Composition
2.1. Each federation shall have the right to be represented by a men’s team of four players
and one reserve and by a women’s team of four players and one reserve.
2.2 The Captain may be a player or a reserve.
2.3 The Chief of Delegation represents the federation and takes full responsibility for the
conduct of members of its delegation.
2.4 Composition of Delegation
Men’s Team (4 players plus 1 reserve) = 5 (including captain)
Women’s Team (4 players plus 1 reserve) = 5 (including captain)
Total 10 persons
2.5 Eligibility: The players must be a member of their Federation per detailed eligibility rules
in FIDE Handbook Reg. B.04.
3. Schedule of the tournament
26 Jul Thursday Arrival
27 Jul Friday Rapid Chess
Ch 09:30
28 Jul Saturday Round 1 15:00
29 Jul Sunday Round 2 15:00
30 Jul Monday Round 3 15:00
31 Jul Tuesday Round 4 15:00
1 Aug Wednesday Round 5 15:00
2 Aug Thursday Round 6 15:00
3 Aug Friday Round 7
Blitz Ch
10:00
16:00
4 Aug Saturday Departure
26 Jul Thursday Arrival
27 Jul Friday Rapid Chess
Ch 09:30
28 Jul Saturday Round 1 09:30
Round 2 16:30
29 Jul Sunday Round 3 15:00
30 Jul Monday Round 4 09:30
Round 5 16:30
31 Jul Tuesday Round 6 15:00
1 Aug Wednesday Round 7 15:00
2 Aug Thursday Round 8 15:00
3 Aug Friday Round 9
Blitz Ch
10:00
16:00
4 Aug Saturday Departure

The Championships will be played according to the Swiss System of 7 or 9 Rounds,
depending on the number of participants teams: for 16 or less 7 rounds and for more, 9
rounds Swiss system on the model of the Olympiads, with one section for the men’s teams
and one section for the women’s teams, considered as separate competitions, or Round Robin
with ten or fewer teams.

The winning teams will represent the continent of Asia in the 2019 World (Women’s)
Team Championship.

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Bidding opens to Host the 2020 World Chess Candidates Tournament

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:37

London-based World Chess, the official organizer of the World Chess Championship Cycle, in partnership with FIDE, the sport’s governing body, has today published the ‘Call of Interest’ to find a host for the 2020 World Chess Candidates Tournament. Chess federations, sport or commercial organizations, cities and countries are encouraged to apply.

The Candidates is one of the most exciting events in the sport, and the most intense: eight top grandmasters fight for a shot at the World Championship title. The winner of the tournament will play against the reigning Champion in the Match later that year.

The last Candidates Tournament, held in Berlin, Germany, had a media reach of 1.5 billion people. The online viewing audience reached 7 million. The last World Championship match, held in New York between Carlsen Magnus and Sergey Karjakin, in 2016, enjoyed record-breaking coverage with the total media audience for the whole event topping 1.5 billion. Ticket sales revenue topped $700,000.

World Chess is breaking with the tradition of ‘outsourcing’ the organization of chess events — a standard policy in the past. It will grant the winning hosting party the position of National Partner with specific sponsorship and commercial rights, allowing the Tournament to be more profitable. World Chess will be responsible for ‘look and feel’ of the Tournament and its digital presence, preserving and developing the brand of chess.

Ilya Merenzon, the chief executive of World Chess, said: “Chess is a unique sport: it’s both traditional and modern. We will be very happy to bring this amazing tournament to a country where all of these attributes shine.

We are looking forward to working with chess federations, politicians and entrepreneurs to make this event global.”

Visa eligibility, ease of travel, infrastructure, national sponsor interest, media presence and financial conditions will be considered as part of the criteria for suitability.

Bids should be presented not later than on 15th December 2018, 13:00 GMT by email to: office@worldchess.com.

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Schaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:46

The Schaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament is a 10 player Round Robin tournament.
The schedule of the tournament is:
June 7th – 12.00 Opening
June 7th to June 14th – 13.00 Rounds 1 to 8
June 15th – 11.00 Round 9
June 15th – 17.00 Prize giving ceremony
The tournament will be played at Denksportcentrum Noord, Sleutelbloemstraat 22, 7322 AG Apeldoorn. The rate of play is 90 minutes for 40 moves, plus 30 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.

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

Participants list

Alexandr Fier (BRA) GM (2576)
Sipke Ernst GM (2555)
Tiger Hillarp Persson (SWE) GM (2546)
Praggnanandhaa Ramesh Babu (IND) IM (2529)
Arthur Pijpers IM (2479)
Stefan Kuipers IM (2477)
Jose Rafael Gascón Del Nogal (VEN) IM 2470
Thomas Beerdsen IM (2454)
Hugo ten Hertog IM (2453)
Max Warmerdam FM (2370)

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