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SPICE Cup Chess Open

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:06

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

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

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

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

Official website

​List of participants:

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

Past SPICE Cup Chess Champions:

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

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FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:29

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

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

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

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

Ugra Chess Academy

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

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

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

Khanty-Mansiysk

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

The total prize fund is USD 450,000.

Pairings tree

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44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 10:31

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

The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey

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

The Holiday Tournament – Sponsored by the Pennisula Hotel

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

Peninsula Hotel Guernsey

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

Tournament website

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival – Open Tournament:

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

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival – Holiday Tournament:

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

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International Max Zavanelli Memorial

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 08:32

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

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

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

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

Tournament website

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International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open A 2018:

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

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open B 2018:

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

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open C 2018:

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

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open D:

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

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WYCC 2018 girls LIVE!

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:27

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Youth U18 / World Youth U16 / World Youth U14

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

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

All players will be given certificates of participation.

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

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

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

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

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World Youth Chess Championships 2018 U14 LIVE!

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:25

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Youth U16 / World Youth U18 / World Youth girls

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

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

All players will be given certificates of participation.

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

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

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

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

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World Youth Chess Championship 2018 LIVE

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:22

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Youth U16 / World Youth U14 / World Youth girls

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

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

All players will be given certificates of participation.

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

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

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

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

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World Youth Chess 2018 U16 LIVE!

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:22

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Youth U18 / World Youth U14 / World Youth girls

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

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

All players will be given certificates of participation.

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

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

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

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

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Tata Steel Chess India in Kolkata

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:42

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aleksey Dreev convincing in Saint Louis

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 09:26

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

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

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

GM Aleksey Dreev

2018 Fall Chess Classic A standings:

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

2018 Fall Chess Classic B standings:

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

Tournament website

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Isle of Man International 2018

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 08:28

The 2018 Isle of Man Chess International is taking place from 20-28th October at the Villa Marina in Douglas. The event will have three sections: Master, Major and Minor.

The Master section is filled to its capacity of 167 participants. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, winner of the last year’s event, and his challenger Fabiano Caruana will skip this edition, for obvious reasons. The field is impressive nevertheless.

Top rated participants:
1 GM Giri Anish Netherlands 2780
2 GM Aronian Levon Armenia 2780
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime France 2780
4 GM Kramnik Vladimir Russia 2779
5 GM So Wesley United States 2776
6 GM Anand Viswanathan India 2771
7 GM Grischuk Alexander Russia 2769
8 GM Nakamura Hikaru United States 2763
9 GM Karjakin Sergey Russia 2760
10 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw Poland 2727
11 GM Rapport Richard Hungary 2725
12 GM Wang Hao China 2722
13 GM Naiditsch Arkadij Azerbaijan 2721
14 GM Le Quang Liem Vietnam 2715
15 GM Adams Michael England 2712
16 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi India 2711
17 GM Artemiev Vladislav Russia 2706
18 GM Eljanov Pavel Ukraine 2703
19 GM Almasi Zoltan Hungary 2702
20 GM Gelfand Boris Israel 2701

Villa Marina, Isle of Man

Prizes:
1st £50,000; 2nd £25,000; 3rd £12,500; 4th £7,500; 5th £6,250; 6th £4,000; 7th £3,500; 8th £3,000; 9th £2,500; 10th £2,000; 11th £1,500

Best relative rating achievement:
2500 – 2599 £1,250
2400 – 2499 £1,000
2300 – 2399 £750
2200 – 2299 £500
2000 – 2199 £500

Ladies’ Awards: 1st £7,000; 2nd £3,500; 3rd £1,750; 4th £1,250; 5th £1,000; 6th £750; 7th £500

There has been some controversy about one of sponsors, Isai Scheinberg, founder of PokerStars.

Tournament website

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London Chess Conference 2018

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 19:32

The 6th London Chess Conference will take place on the week-end of the 8th and 9th December at the Irish Cultural Centre, Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT.

The leading conference on chess and education is jointly sponsored by Chess in Schools and Communities, the European Chess Union, and Erasmus Plus. Attendees will be able to spectate at the nearby 10th London Chess Classic and to participate in its FIDE rated Open (which will overlap only with the final conference session).

The theme this year is the future of chess in education. The question arises because there are many developments in the world of chess and also many challenges facing our education systems.

In the UK, the head of the schools inspection body, OFSTED, recently announced that they would switch their attention from looking at how children perform in exams to looking at how they learn in the classroom. The new idea, “quality of education”, is a reversion to a time before league tables forced schools to narrow the range of education. The likely consequence of the revived approach is that schools should make time for arts, music, sports and, we may hope, activities such as chess.

A strong argument for chess in schools is that it prepares children for the digital future. Chess is about the manipulation of abstract ideas – the raw material of the digital age. Citizens need to be able to navigate a range of logic-rich scenarios. For example, using a mobile phone or an iPad involves appreciating that there is a logical sequence to performing any task.

The chess playing child goes deep into the logical relationship between the elements. At its essence, chess becomes a series of if-then conditions. If you move your bishop, then I will checkmate you. Once you begin to think in this structured way, you can overcome a wider range of problems that one meets in everyday life. Conference speakers will explain how schools will be using chess to develop not only intellectual but also social skills which are vital for future citizens.

CHAMPS multiplier event

The conference will also host a multiplier event for the Erasmus Plus CHAMPS project on Chess and Mathematics in Primary Schools which takes place as a conference stream on Saturday 8th December. Attendance at the CHAMPS sessions is free but is subject to registration (below). The CHAMPS project explores the connections between chess and mathematics and adapts a number of these into instructive problems suitable for solving by young people.

Programme

The Programme for the Conference is being developed. There is still an opportunity to submit suggestions for contributions to the conference.

Venue
Irish Cultural Centre
Blacks Road
Hammersmith
London
W6 9DT

The conference has changed to a new venue in Hammersmith which is more convenient for travel connections and Heathrow airport. It coincides with the first weekend of the London Chess Festival when the world’s top players descend on London to battle for supremacy. The FIDE Open tournament starts at 2.30pm on Sunday 9th December at Olympia. Registered Conference participants will be entitled to free entry to watch the FIDE Open.

Sponsors

The event is sponsored by Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC), the European Chess Union (ECU) and Erasmus Plus.

Associated Training

There are two training courses which immediately follow the Conference.

10/11 December  ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course
This two-day course is accredited by the European Chess Union and certifies that the attendee has achieved a professional level in teaching chess in schools.

12 December         ECU Chess and Mathematics Teacher Training Course
This is a new course accredited by the European Chess Union and certifies that the attendee has achieved a professional level in teaching problem solving methods to young people.

London Chess Conference Themes
2013 Chess and Education
2014 Chess and Mathematics
2015 Chess and Society
2016 Didactics of Chess
2017 Scholastic Chess
2018 Future of Chess in Education

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European Women Chess Club Cup 2018

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00

The European Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

Live games with analysis from the women section of the European Club Cup will be daily on Chessdom.com. Additional analysis by the Neural Network Lc0, the same that will be used for the analysis of the World Chess Championship 2018 live games is going to be available at a special page on ecc.chessdom.com

European Chess Club Cup 2018 open live games here

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European Chess Club Cup 2018 LIVE!

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:57

The European Club Cup 2018 will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

Live games with analysis will be daily on Chessdom.com. Additional analysis by the Neural Network Lc0, the same that will be used for the analysis of the World Chess Championship 2018 live games is going to be available at a special page on ecc.chessdom.com

As usual, the event will gather many famous chess names, among whom are 18 Grandmasters rated over 2700! This year, the spectators will have a chance to watch the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2839) who will represent Valerenga Chess Club.

Besides Magnus, in the European Club Cup will participate world #3 Mamedyarov Shakriyar (AZE, 2820) who will represent Odlar Yurdu Chess Club, world #4 Ding Liren (CHN, 2804) and world #12 Yu Yangyi (CHN, 2765) who will play for Alkaloid Chess Club, Peter Svidler (RUS, 2756) who will play for Russian Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg Chess Club, Jakovenko Dmitry (RUS, 2752) who will play for Alkaloid and many others world top Grandmasters.

European Chess Club Cup live games with analyis

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Norway Chess eliminates clock increment for 2019 edition

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 04:53

The Altibox Norway Chess Tournament has introduced some major changes in its competition system for the 2019 edition. Most notably, the drawn games will continue with the Armageddon to determine the winner, while the time control will be G120 without increments.

The organizers are excited about the new format, while the fans’ reaction is mixed.

Press release:

Norway Chess has since its inception in 2013 aimed to increase the commercial aspects of chess in order to bring chess to new fans around the world.

Norway Chess is the first chess tournament screened on national live television in Norway. Norway Chess introduced innovative aspects to chess tournaments such as the confessional booth, unique playing venues, and commercial sponsorships.

New format

We are now introducing a new, exciting playing format. The overall goal is to create a tournament with fewer draws per game, create more excitement for spectators and put more pressure on the players.

How it works

Each player will have 2 hours on the clock per game, without any increments.

2 points will be given for victory, ½ point for draw and 0 points for loss.

The players that have games that end with a draw will continue in an Armageddon play-off only a few minutes after their game. The player with the white pieces will continue with white in the Armageddon game. With this, there will be a winner in each game due to the fact that black pieces will win if the game ends in a draw. The winner in the Armageddon play-off gets 1 point.

The Armageddon games will not add to the rating of the players, only contributing to the results list in the tournament, which is FIDE rated.

Players will get following points per round:

Victory main game: 2 points
Loss main game: 0 points
Draw main game & loss Armageddon: 0,5 point
Draw main game & victory Armageddon: 1,5 points

The 7th edition of Altibox Norway Chess will take place June 3-15, 2019.

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European Chess Club Cup 2018

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:02

Everything is ready for the 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup which will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

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.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

As usual, the event will gather many famous chess names, among whom are 18 Grandmasters rated over 2700! This year, the spectators will have a chance to watch the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2839) who will represent Valerenga Chess Club.

Besides Magnus, in the European Club Cup will participate world #3 Mamedyarov Shakriyar (AZE, 2820) who will represent Odlar Yurdu Chess Club, world #4 Ding Liren (CHN, 2804) and world #12 Yu Yangyi (CHN, 2765) who will play for Alkaloid Chess Club, Peter Svidler (RUS, 2756) who will play for Russian Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg Chess Club, Jakovenko Dmitry (RUS, 2752) who will play for Alkaloid and many others world  top Grandmasters.

Starting rank list – Open section

In Women section, the field is led by the Nona Chess Club from Georgia who will try to defend the title of European Women Chess Club Winner in 2017, Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo and Caissa Italia Pentole Agnelli.

Among the list of participants there are the best women chess players of Europe and world chess scene, such as: Muzychuk Anna (UKR, 2555) who will be playing for the European Club Cup winner in 2016- Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo, Muzychuk Maria (UKR, 2533) who will represent Kyiv Chess Federation club, Gunina Valentina (RUS, 2525) and Paethz Elisabeth (GER, 2513) who will play for Caissa Italia Pentole Agnelli chess club, Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2509) who will represent Nona chess club and many others top women players, among whom are 22 of them rated over 2400!

Starting rank list – Women section

The event will officially start tomorrow with the Opening Ceremony, while the first round will take place on 12th October at 15:00 (local time).

LIVE transmission of all games together with the live commentary which will be done by the very entertaining Greek Grandmaster Ioannis Papaioannou can be followed through the Official Website of the Championship.

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.

Official website of the Club Cup

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Zurab Azmaiparashvili re-elected ECU President

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:20

Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Georgia) is re-elected President of the European Chess Union for another term of four years.

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

In the ECU General Assembly that was held in Batumi the Presidential Ticket of Zurab Azmaiparashvili got 44 votes out of 50 present federations. 4 ballots were blank and 2 invalid.

Members of the ticket also elected into office are:
Deputy President Gunnar Bjornsson (ISL)
Secretary General Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou (GRE)
Vice President Dana Reizniece-Ozola (LAT)
Vice President Johann Poecksteiner (AUT)
Treasurer Ion-Serban Dobronauteanu (ROM)

Individually elected Vice Presidents are:
Eva Repkova (SVK)
Ivan Sokolov (NED)
Adrian Mikhalchishin (SLO)

Elected for four European seats in the FIDE Executive Board are:
Anastasia Sorokina (BLR)
Alojzije Jankovic (CRO)
Petr Pisk (CZE)
Ozgur Solakoglu (TUR)

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Arkady Dvorkovich elected FIDE President

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 01:02

Arkady Dvorkovich is elected new FIDE President at the General Assembly that took place on 3rd October in Batumi, Georgia.

Members of the Presidential Ticket of Arkady Dvorkovich are elected into office:

Bachar Kouatly – Deputy President
Sewa Enyonam Fumey – General Secretary
Mahir Mammedov – Vice President
Julio Granda Zuniga – Vice President
Zhu Chen – Treasurer

Kremlin announced that President Vladimir Putin congratulated Arkady Dvorkovich by telephone:
“The President expressed the hope that the election of A. Dvorkovich to this post will serve the benefit of chess and will help ensure that chess will be cleared of any attempts at politicization and remain a pure sport from politics.”

Arkady Dvorkovich

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev tweeted: “Congratulations to the World Chess Federation on electing its new president. Best of luck, @advorkovich!”

Zurab Azmaiparashvili is re-elected President of the European Chess Union with 44 out of 50 votes.

Lewis Ncube is re-elected President of the African Chess Confederation, despite Essis Essoh being the clear favourite. It is astonishing that only a day before the financial report of Lewis Ncube administration was rejected by the majority of African countries.

Jorge Vega is re-elected President of the Confederation of Chess for Americas

Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan is re-elected President of the Asian Chess Federation.

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TCEC Cup 2018 brackets

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 02:44

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

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.

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.

Here are all participants and the brackets for the competition. Find out more detailed information in the press release here

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

TCEC Cup full participants list

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Serbia suspended from voting in FIDE elections

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:12

The FIDE Ethics Commission during the meetings held in Batumi, Georgia, made the decision regarding the Case no. 5/2018 – Alleged electoral irregularity in regard to the Serbian Chess Federation relating to sponsorship and substitution of delegate.

Excerpts from the decision:

Mr Cogoljevic and the Serbian Chess Federation are found guilty of a violation of art. 2.1 of the Code of Ethics (offer and acceptance of consideration with a view of influencing election into FIDE office) on the basis that the Serbian Chess Federation permitted Mr Cogoljevic’s appointment as delegate and agreed to a casting of his vote in the FIDE elections at his discretion in exchange for the conclusion of the sponsorship contract between the Serbian Chess Federation and Mr Cogoljevic’s educational institution;

Mr Dvorkovich is found not guilty on the complaint levelled against him under case no. 5/2018 for alleged violations of art. 2.1, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3 and 2.2.11 of the Code of Ethics on the basis of the absence of sufficient proof, at the level of the ETH’s comfortable satisfaction, of an involvement by Mr Dvorkovich or his representatives in the substitution of the delegate for the Serbian Chess Federation and the conclusion of the sponsorship contract between the Serbian Chess Federation and Mr Cogoljevic’s educational institution;

Mr Cogoljevic is sanctioned in terms of art. 3.2 of the Code of Ethics with a temporary exclusion as delegate of the Serbian Chess Federation in FIDE and from any participation in FIDE meetings, in particular the General Assembly meeting and Presidential elections to take place in Batumi in the period 3 – 5 October 2018 and any assignment, re-assignment or receipt of proxies, for a period of 6 (six) months.

The Serbian Chess Federation is sanctioned in terms of art. 3.2 of the Code of Ethics with a temporary exclusion from membership as a FIDE national federation member (without affecting the rights of players, arbiters, trainers and clubs belonging to the Serbian Chess Federation from participating fully in sport activity) and any participation in FIDE meetings, in particular the General Assembly meeting and Presidential elections to take place in Batumi in the period 3 – 5 October 2018 and any assignment, reassignment or receipt of proxies, for a period of 6 (six) months.

The FIDE Forward team celebrated the victory:
“An important first legal win for our FIDE forward team on ETH case 5/2018 against the methods used by our rivals: Cogoljevic is sanctioned and excluded as delegate of the Serbian Chess Federation from the FIDE elections.”

Arkady Dvorkovich also celebrated the verdict:
“The FIDE Ethics Commission regarded everything thoroughly and, of course, I am satisfied with the decision regarding both myself personally and myself as FIDE presidential candidate.”

But in a slightly contradicting tone he added: “I have questions regarding the fairness of this decision” (on Serbian Chess Federation)

Journalist Goran Urosevic, who was one of the witnesses, said:
“I am glad that another attempt of influencing the FIDE elections by non-compliant means, after the infamous Glen Stark affair which I investigated with my colleagues, has miserably failed. It is no coincidence that people from the same group have been involved in both scandals. Unfortunately, the trouble for Serbia started with the visit of Dvorkovich-Ilyumzhinov representatives on 1st August.”

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