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European School Chess Championship 2018

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 18:29

The European School Chess Championship 2018, which will be played in 6 age categories (open and girls): Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17, takes place from 29th June-8th July in Krakow, Poland.

The Technical meeting will take place tomorrow in the evening, after which the participants will know the pairings of the first round. On Saturday 30th of June at 11am (local time), is scheduled the Opening Ceremony which will take place in Krakow Opera House. The Opening ceremony of the event will feature performance of professional court and historical dance group “Cracovia Danza” Court Baller, directed by Romana Agnel, a dancer and choreographer. The group will present a ballet-pantomime performance titled “Chess” according to the poem of the eminent Polish poet of the Renaissance era- Jan Kochanowski.

The Championship will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The best 3 ranked players of each category will be awarded with trophies and medals, while the best six players of each category will be awarded with special prizes. The winners of the European Championships 2018 have the right to participate free board and lodging to the World School Championship 2019 in Tunisia. Maloposka Chess Association provided for the new European School Chess Champions of each category free accommodation for the 29th International Chess Festival “Cracovia 2018″ which will be held from 27th December 2018- 4th January 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

Besides the chess activities, all the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy in side events, such as: excursions with professional guides, sports activities and blitz competition, while the Accompanying persons would have a chance to participate the School Chess Teacher seminar.

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Gideon Japhet Memorial 2018

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 18:23

Gideon Japhet Memorial ACP Open Chess Tournament in memory of Gideon Japhet will be held from 1-6 of July in Jerusalem.
The tournament is organized by Jeruchess club under the direction of IA Alon Cohen and his team, in collaboration with the ACP (Association of Chess Professionals) with the generous support and sponsorship of the Japhet family. It will be held on July 1-6, in the Lerner Sport Centre of the Hebrew University.
Prize fund is 60,000 NIS.
7
Rounds
Open A
Players with rating of 2000 or above
7
Rounds
Open B
Players with rating of 1800 to 2200
5
Rounds
Open C
Players with rating up to 1900 (Rounds 1,3,4,5,7) 5
Rounds
Amateurs
Unrated players (Rounds 1,5,5B, 7,7B)

In the Gideon Japhet Cup event, which will be a rapid tournament with 6 top players.
The participants are GMs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler , Vassily Ivanchuk , Boris Gelfand , Georg Mayer and Anna Muzichuk.

In the Open A group 66 players are expected.

Starting list

1 Naiditsch Arkadij
2 Nabaty Tamir
3 Yuffa Daniil
4 Boruchovsky Avital
5 Bagrationi Alexander
6 Dvoirys Semen I.
7 Baron Tal
8 Muzychuk Mariya
9 Steinberg Nitzan
10 Kobo Ori
11 Zanan Evgeny
12 Caspi Israel
13 Oratovsky Michael
14 Gorodetzky David
15 Ushenina Anna
16 Kantsler Boris
17 Gruenfeld Yehuda
18 Shvayger Yuliya
19 Erenberg Ariel
20 Melia Salome
21 Veinberg Nimrod
22 Zilberman Yaacov
23 Parkhov Yair
24 Kudischewitsch David
25 Birnboim Nathan
26 Srinath Rao S.V.
27 Gurbanov Andrei
28 Agrest Inna
29 Zisman Philip
30 Friedland Moshe
31 Khurtsilava Inga
32 Axelrod Arie
33 Cohen Revivo Shoham
34 Alfred Nathan S W
35 Lubin Yosef
36 Lahav Michal
37 Zlatin Alexander
38 Lorscheid Gerhard
39 Belytsky Alexandr
40 Shohat Yotam
41 Solomon Asif
42 Milikow Yoav
43 Musyuk Lior
44 Itzhaky Shmuel
45 Bronfman Shmuel
46 Sokolovsky Yahli
47 Milikow Elie
48 Ben Ari Yannay
49 Gorodetzky Matan
50 Yaniv Yuval
51 Rozen Eytan
52 Kwossek Georg
53 Freidles Victor
54 Lukin Elisha
55 Vazana Yochay
56 Nissim Yonatan
57 Mizrahi Ido
58 Feldman Antony
59 Shetah Roi
60 Spitkowski Thomas
61 Yaniv Ori
62 Levinsky Gregory
63 Aizenberg Benny
64 Gov Guy
65 Levy Zohar
66 Zlotogorski Itay

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Arkady Dvorkovich is RCF’s candidate for FIDE President

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 03:58

The RCF Supervisory Board meeting with an absentee ballot concerning the election of the candidate for FIDE President from the Russian Chess Federation was held.

24 ballots were received by the RCF Secretariat by 6 p.m. (Moscow time) on June 27th. 22 RCF Supervisory Board members voted in favour of Arkady Dvorkovich and 2 in favour of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

It was decided to elect Arkady Dvorkovich as the candidate for FIDE President from the Russian Chess Federation.

Arkady Dvorkovich (photo RIA Novosti / Arkady Natruskin)

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Dutch Women’s Championship 2018

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 22:04

The Dutch Women’s Championship is an 8-player round-robin tournament taking place from 2-8 July 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment starting 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.

Starting list

1. Peng, Zhaoqin
2. Haast, Anne
3. Lanchava, Tea
4. Paulet, Iozefina
5. Ratsma, Rosa
6. De Mie, Mariska
7. Keetman, Maaike
8. Hortensius, Lisa

Schedule

Sunday, July 1, 2018 16:00 opening
Monday, July 2, 2018 14:30 start round 1
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 14:30 start round 2
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 14:30 start round 3
Thursday, July 5, 2018 14:30 start round 4
Friday 6 July 2018 14:30 start round 5
Saturday 7 July 2018 14:30 start round 6
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:00 start round 7
17:00 start any tie breaks and closure.

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Dutch Championship 2018

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:57

The Dutch Championship is an 8-player round-robin tournament taking place from 2-8 July 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment starting 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.

Starting list

1. Van Wely, Loek
2. Van Foreest, Jorden
3. L’Ami, Erwin
4. Van den Doel, Erik
5. Tiviakov, Sergei
6. Sokolov, Ivan
7. Ernst, Sipke
8. Leenhouts, Koen

Schedule

Sunday, July 1, 2018 16:00 opening
Monday, July 2, 2018 14:30 start round 1
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 14:30 start round 2
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 14:30 start round 3
Thursday, July 5, 2018 14:30 start round 4
Friday 6 July 2018 14:30 start round 5
Saturday 7 July 2018 14:30 start round 6
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:00 start round 7
17:00 start any tie breaks and closure.

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Deviatkin wins OSS international 2018

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:19

OSS international was held from 22 to 26 June in Oslo.
54 players took part in the tournament.
The key game was in round 7 when the sole leader Deviatkin with 6 out of 6 won with black against Chatalbashev, who had 5,5 points.
In round 8 Hoi won against Tiger Hillarp.
The winner is GM Andrei Deviatkin with 7.5 points out of 9.
Second is GM Carsten Hoi with 7 points and third is GM Boris Chatalbashev with 6.5 points.

Final standings top15

1 GM Andrei Deviatkin 7.5
2 GM Carsten Hoi 7
3 GM Boris Chatalbashev 6.5
4 IM Tor Fredrik Kaasen 6.5
5 IM Timofey Galinsky 6.5
6 IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 6
7 FM Andreas G Tryggestad 6
8 Pål Røyset 6
9 IM Frode Elsness 5.5
10 GM Tiger Hillarp 5.5
11 GM Jha Sriram 5.5
12 Sigurd Kjelsbøl Huse 5.5
13 Aleksander Fossan 5.5
14 FM Mads Vestby-Ellingsen 5
15 GM Aleksei Lugovoi 5

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19th ASEAN+ Age Groups Chess Championships

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:22

19th ASEAN+ Age Groups Chess Championships were held from 19 to 24 June in Davao city, Philippines.

The overall winners are Vietnam.

The winners in the groups are

under 8 Open

1. Nguyen Vuong Tung Lam 7 2. Le Ngoc Minh Truong 6.5 3. Buto Al-Basher 6.5

under 8 Girls

1. Dang Le Xuan Hien 9 2. Quan My Linh 7.5 3. Ngo Nha Ky 6.5

under 10 Open

1. CM Pham Tran Gia Phuc 8 2. Nguyen Le Minh Phu 6.5 3. Vu Ba Khoi 6.5

under 10 Girls

1. Regidor Kaye Lalaine 7 2. Nguyen Ngoc Hien 6.5 3. Canino Ruelle 6.5

under 12 Open

1. CM Nguyen Quoc Hy 9 2. Velarde Jerish John 6.5 3. CM Vu Hoang Gia Bao 6.5

under 12 Girls

1. Racasa Antonella Berthe 6.5 2. WCM Nguyen Hoang Thai Ngoc 6 3. Nguyen Thi Mai Lan 6

under 14 Open

1. Nguyen Lam Thien 7 2. Dao Minh Nhat 6.5 3. Mai Le Khoi Nguyen 6.5

under 14 Girls

1. WFM Vuong Quynh Anh 7 2. Nguyen Thien Ngan 7 3. San Diego Jerlyn Mae 6

under 16 Open

1. Canino Ronald 6.5 2. FM Pham Phu Vinh 6.5 3. Bui Duc Huy 6.5

under 16 Girls

1. WFM Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong 7.5 2. Magpily Francois Marie 6.5 3. Yngayo Irish 6

under 18 Open

1. Bernardo Dale 8 2. CM Jacutina John Merill 8 3. IM Tran Minh Thang 6

under 18 Girls

1. Kieu Bich Thuy 7 2. WFM Doroy Allaney Jia G 6.5 3. WFM Tran Phan Bao Khanh 6.5

under 20 Open

1. IM Bersamina Paulo 7.5 2. FM Setyaki Azarya Jodi 6.5 3. FM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J 6

under 20 Girls

1. WFM Mendoza Shania Mae 7.5 2. WFM Karenza Dita 6.5 3. Moulic Ella Grace 6.5

S50&S65

1. Lupian Alexander 6,5 2. Tong Thai Hung 6 3. FM Pacis Adrian 6

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Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 18:16

The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and
Commonwealth Chess Association
Cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Championship to be held at New Delhi, India from 25th June to 4th July 2018 organized by Delhi Chess Association.
It will be held in Open section, and from under 8 to under 20 for boys and girls.
Venue: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, 1, Central
Business District, Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Maharaja
Surajmal Marg, Delhi-32, INDIA

Tournament Schedule
Arrival : 25th Jun 2018 after 12.00 hrs
Departure : 4
th July 2018 before 1200 hrs
25.06.2018 Technical Meeting 20.00 hrs
26.06.2018 Inaugural Function 09.00 hrs
Open Schedule
26.06.2018 Round 1 15.00 hrs
27.06.2018 Round 2 15.00 hrs
28.06.2018 Round 3 15.00 hrs
29.06.2018 Round 4 15.00 hrs
30.06.2018 Round 5 09.30 hrs
30.06.2018 Round 6 15.00 hrs
01.07.2018 Round 7 15.00 hrs
02.07.2018 Round 8 15.00 hrs
03.07.2018 Round 9 14.00 hrs
03.07.2018 Prize Distribution Function 20.30 hrs

* Women & Senior categories are clubbed along with Open Event
{One player will be given one higher prize only, if he/she is eligible
under category (Senior & Women)}.
Age Category Schedule (Except U-8 Open & Girls and U-10 Girls)
26.06.2018 Round 1 09.30 hrs
27.06.2018 Round 2 09.30 hrs
28.06.2018 Round 3 09.30 hrs
29.06.2018 Round 4 09.30 hrs
30.06.2018 Rest Day
01.07.2018 Round 5 09.30 hrs
02.07.2018 Round 6 09.30 hrs
03.07.2018 Round 7 08.30 hrs
03.07.2018 Prize Distribution Function 20.30 hrs
Age Category Schedule (U-8 Open & Girls and U-10 Girls)
26.06.2018 Round 1 15.00 hrs
27.06.2018 Round 2 15.00 hrs
28.06.2018 Round 3 15.00 hrs
29.06.2018 Round 4 15.00 hrs
30.06.2018 Rest Day
01.07.2018 Round 5 15.00 hrs
02.07.2018 Round 6 15.00 hrs
03.07.2018 Round 7 15.00 hrs
03.07.2018 Prize Distribution Function 20.30 hrs
Prizes: Total Cash Prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 15000)
Open (Along with Commonwealth Medals for
Open/Women/Senior)

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018
Organised by: Delhi Chess Association on behalf All India Chess
Federation and Commonwealth Chess Association
1. No of Rounds : Open Category 9 Rounds, Age category 7 Rounds
2. System of Play : Swiss League
3. Schedule : Displayed Separately
4. Rate of Play : 90 mins per player + 30 sec Increment from move 1
5. A default time of 15 minutes will be applied. Any player who arrives at the
chessboard after the default time shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides
otherwise
6. Players shall not offer or agree to a draw, before both players have made 30
moves, without the consent of the arbiter. Three fold repetition draw before 30
moves has to be claimed to the arbiter.
7. All FIDE Rules Apply

Starting list open section

1 Sengupta Deep
2 Vaibhav Suri
3 Deepan Chakkravarthy J.
4 Lalith Babu M R
5 Vishnu Prasanna. V
6 Debashis Das
7 Swapnil S. Dhopade
8 Thejkumar M. S.
9 Kunte Abhijit
10 Karthik Venkataraman
11 Visakh N R
12 Karthikeyan P.
13 Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh
14 Nitin S.
15 Bakre Tejas
16 Laxman R.R.
17 Sundararajan Kidambi
18 Thipsay Praveen M
19 Tania Sachdev
20 Akash G
21 Rathnakaran K.
22 Sammed Jaykumar Shete
23 Koustav Chatterjee
24 Sankalp Gupta
25 Lodhi Mahmood
26 Kobese Watu
27 Siva Mahadevan
28 Kushagra Mohan
29 Klaasen Calvin John
30 Wagh Suyog
31 Paiva Donaldo
32 Gomes Mary Ann
33 Sharma Dinesh K.
34 Vantika Agrawal
35 Navalgund Niranjan
36 Nandhidhaa Pv
37 Mohota Nisha
38 Dixit Nikhil
39 Mahalakshmi M
40 Gajwa Ankit
41 Aaryan Varshney
42 Gluckman David
43 Moksh Amit Doshi
44 Nayak Rajesh
45 Thilakarathne G M H
46 Panda Sambit
47 Bhambure Shantanu
48 Pujari Rucha
49 Chitlange Sakshi
50 Baivab Mishra
51 Magana Ben
52 Divya Deshmukh
53 Alahakoon Isuru
54 Singh Arvinder Preet
55 Mahitosh Dey
56 Jubin Jimmy
57 Mohite Ranveer
58 Arpan Das (Jr)
59 Wahid Hussain
60 Joshi Govind Ballabh
61 Arpita Mukherjee
62 Sreeshwan Maralakshikari
63 Bala Kannamma P
64 Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe
65 Priyanka K
66 Kiran Manisha Mohanty
67 Makhija Aashna
68 Ghosh Samriddhaa
69 Venkata Krishna Karthik K
70 Jain Nityata
71 Polakhare Aryan
72 Arya Bhakta
73 Sinha Santosh Kumar
74 Tarini Goyal
75 Arun Rathi
76 Shubham
77 Bhatt Jalpan
78 Mehta Naitik R
79 Sachin Malik
80 Meghna C H
81 Lakshmi C
82 Mwango Lorita
83 Naipal Hoolan
84 Vinay Thomas Abraham
85 Divya Lakshmi R
86 Joy Pankaj Shah
87 Trivedi Karan R
88 Gluckman Paul
89 Samal Ansuman
90 Hamid Rani
91 Saranya Y
92 Bhagyashree Patil
93 Choubey Saurabh
94 Sanskriti Goyal
95 Huidrom Bhupendranath
96 Sudarshan Malga
97 Klevansky Aron
98 Arora Manoj
99 Roy Pallabi
100 Toshali V
101 Negi Virender Singh
102 Sambarta Banerjee
103 Shetye Siddhali
104 Das Susobhit
105 Adarsh Tripathi
106 Sooraj M R
107 Harshit Arya
108 Akshay Anand
109 Kadam Om Manish
110 Glissan Paul
111 Premanath Dinushki
112 Dave Sneh
113 Hanif Mollah
114 Ansh M Shah
115 Flores Bartoli Andrew
116 Chudasama Ankit
117 Patil Ketan
118 Southey Andrew M.
119 Dhyana Patel
120 Harikrishnan A (Kottayam)
121 Rindhiya V
122 Rathi Dhanashree
123 Wankhede Avishkar
124 Savitha Shri B
125 Ndirangu Joyce Nyaruai
126 Samdani Sahil Sagar
127 Wazeer Ahmad Khan
128 Kalyani B
129 Basnayake I U
130 Deodhar Vrushali Umesh
131 Mohith R
132 Ginovic Aleksy
133 Aditya P Melani
134 Parmod Kharbash
135 Nitin M Pai
136 Abhay Bandewar
137 Arnab Kumar Mullick
138 Grobbelaar Jacqui
139 Rajeev V M
140 Niharika Ch
141 Mahajan Ayush
142 Namaganda Christine
143 Chandan Palash N
144 Mokashi Rohit
145 Tarunika P
146 Panda Raj Santosh
147 Kolomwe Willian
148 Gabriel B M
149 Levanshu Khullar
150 Swayham P Das
151 Mwilola Phylis Namasiku
152 Mishra Rahul
153 Khushi M Hombal
154 Krushna Mishra
155 Dissanayaka Yadeesha Rashmane
156 Krishn Charan
157 Debanjan Ghosh
158 Murugappan N
159 Siva Vamsikrishna
160 Naik Sayuri
161 Pinky Das
162 Samuel Anthony J
163 Rasmita Kumari Patro
164 Saira Rafique
165 Callychurn Jugutputty

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Gold Coast Open 2018

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:19

The Gold Coast Open has over the years, established itself as Queensland’s most prestigious chess tournament. First run back in 1993, the event enters its 26th year after an amazing first quarter of a century.

This years’ event has been rebranded and tweaked to have a Premier, Major and Minor division – ensuring an event for everyone! The Premier Division has created a huge buzz of interest with the tournament becoming one of the strongest events in Australia this year with 5 Grandmasters and 10 International Masters already confirmed. Gardiner Chess supported by the Chess Association of Queensland has worked very hard to provide a unique opportunity for players Norms of all types. Since David Smerdons’ GM Norm back at the 2006 Australian Open, the only event to provide this type of opportunity (in Queensland) was the 2017 Australian Open, organised by Gardiner Chess co-owner Andrew Fitzpatrick.

“The Australian Open in 2017 provided a rare opportunity for players to achieve Norms in Queensland. In that event, a WGM Norm was awarded to Tatiana Kasparova, and IM Norm to Yi Liu, and a GM Norm to Timur Kuybokarov.

This year we want to take the Gold Coast Open to another level and create opportunities to achieve various Norms within Queensland. Norms will be available not only to players but also arbiters and organisers, making this year’s event important for the continued development of chess in Queensland.”

Former Australian Chess Federation President and founder of Gardiner Chess, Graeme Gardiner says:

“Early organisers of the first Gold Coast Open which was held in the library at Somerset College included Jeff and Elizabeth Carmichael, as well as Bruce Harris and David Esmonde.

Grandmaster Ian Rogers, who in the early years of the event was Australia’s number one player, has dominated the event over the years, winning it on no less than 8 occasions, including 1994-96 and 2002-06. He has either played in, or attended almost every Gold Coast Open since 1993, and on each of these occasions he has spent additional time coaching local Gold Coast juniors. He has also been instrumental in attracting world class Grandmasters to the tournament on multiple occasions.

With 8 wins to his name, and regular visits for commentary, GM Ian Rogers has become synonymous with the event and had this to say about the event:

“While a full-time chess professional travelling the world, the Gold Coast Open was the only Australian weekender in which I managed to take part year after year, for more than a decade consecutively.

Though I was only irregularly satisfied with my performances at the Gold Coast Open, this was more than compensated by the friendly atmosphere at the tournament, great weather, and the hospitality of Wendy and Graeme Gardiner, as well as the chance to watch some of Australia’s promising juniors develop year on year.

Since I have retired, it has been great to watch the Gold Coast Open becoming stronger and stronger, with this year’s move up to becoming a fully-fledged international open a logical next step.

The current top seed for the Premier is the USA’s GM Timur Gareyev at 2611 FIDE, with GM Srinath Narayanan (IND) at 2549 and Australian Olympiad Team members, GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (2533), GM Anton Smirnov (2529), GM Max Illingworth (2524) and GM James Morris (2503) making 6 players over 2500, with fellow Australian Olympiad member, IM Bobby Cheng at 2496.

The other two divisions in this year’s event are the Major (Under 1800 ACF) and the Minor (Under 1200 ACF) The FIDE rated Major has already had an influx of juniors including Jayden Ooi, Allan Li, Jonathan Lo and Eason Wang who will try their luck against many higher rated opponents. Whilst the Minor division is recommended for juniors and adults under 1200, many juniors with a QJ rating above 1000 opt to play in the higher division to gain experience.

All players, especially juniors are encouraged to sit in on GM Ian Rogers’ commentary between their games to learn as much as they can from Australia’s most successful chess player of all time. This is a rare opportunity for Queenslanders but is one that should be utilized by all eager juniors looking to improve their chess.

Live games 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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World Chess Legends

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:23

World Chess Legends is a Rapid and Blitz round-robin tournament taking place from 25-30 June in Platja d’Aro, Spain. Karpov, Torre, Vaisser und Ljubojevic play six rounds of Rapid (25 min + 10 sec), followed by twelve rounds of Blitz.

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 Russian Higher League /FISCA Open 2018 /Czech Women’s Championship 2018

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Women’s Russian Higher League

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:14

The Women’s Russian Higher League is a 9-round Swiss Open held in the Ring Premier Hotel in Yaroslavl from 26 June to 5 July 2018. The top five players in the tournament will qualify for the 2018 Women’s Russian Championship Superfinal. 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 before move 40. The overall prize fund is 5 million roubles, or around 70,000 euros.

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 Russian Higher League /XXVII Open Internacional de Gros /11th Karen Asrian Memorial

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Russian Higher League

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:09

The Russian Higher League is a 9-round Swiss Open taking place in the Ring Premier Hotel in Yaroslavl from 26 June to 5 July 2018. The top five players in the tournament will qualify for the 2018 Russian Championship Superfinal. 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 before move 40. The overall prize fund is 5 million roubles, or around 70,000 euros.

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 Pula Open 2018 /XXVII Open Internacional de Gros /FISCA Open 2018

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The Montcada Open is a 9-round Swiss

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 22:32

The Montcada Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 25 June to 2 July 2018 in Montcada i Reixac, Spain. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire 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 Pula Open 2018 /XXVII Open Internacional de Gros /11th Karen Asrian Memorial

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Ivan Saric wins 4th ad Gredine Open

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 19:25

The 4th ad Gredine Open was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 16-24 June 2018 in Ortisei, Italy.
In the A group 81 players took part.
The European champion GM Ivan Saric won the tournament in very close contest with the young prodigy Praggnanandhaa. They both finished with 7,5 points out of 9.
Third place was for GM Konstantin Tarlev with 7 points.

Praggnanandhaa has earned his 3rd and final GM norm after only 8 rounds at Grendine Open Chess! He is now the 2nd youngest chess Grandmaster in history! Congratulations to him, his family, his coach GM Ramesh RB, and India!

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Saric Ivan 7,5
2 Praggnanandhaa R 7,5
3 Tarlev Konstantin 7
4 Santos Latasa Jaime 6,5
5 Vocaturo Daniele 6,5
6 Sarkar Justin 6,5
7 Pruijssers Roeland 6
8 Gholami Aryan 6
9 Kveinys Aloyzas 6
10 Sonis Francesco 6
11 Borgo Giulio 6
12 Tan Justin 6
13 Kindermann Stefan 5,5
14 Moroni Luca Jr 5,5
15 Vaishali R 5,5
16 Hecht Hans-Joachim 5,5
17 Herzog Adolf 5,5
18 Wecker Martin 5,5
19 Kumar Nikhil 5
20 Jaracz Pawel 5
21 Volkov Dmitriy 5
22 Curien Nicolas 5
23 Zucchelli Massimo 5
24 Thiel Thomas 5
25 Solomon Kenny 5
26 Fischer Daniel 5
27 Molina Fabrizio 5
28 Wiesinger Robert 5
29 Lumachi Gabriele 5
30 Moroder Stefan 5
31 Podetti Davide 5
32 Schnelzer Reinhold Dr. 5
33 Landi Alberto 5
34 Jaracz Barbara 5
35 Hoffmann Sebastian 4,5
36 Movileanu Daniela 4,5
37 Dittmar Peter 4,5
38 Johnsen Gunnar 4,5
39 Bernardi Ruben 4,5
40 Dev Shah 4,5
41 Uhl Michael Dr. 4,5
42 Stelzer Harald 4,5
43 Seyb Dieter 4
44 Riebel Werner 4
45 Lorscheid Gerhard 4
46 Bertagnolli Alexander 4
47 Colombo Roberto 4
48 Arne Mike 4
49 Fehr Axel Dr. 4
50 Sarvadh Sathiaram 4
51 Panjkovic Aleksandar 4
52 Zenari Marco 4
53 Behling Robert 4
54 Wenner Tobias 4
55 Di Fonzo Valerio 4
56 Schaefer Martin Dr. 4
57 Marentini Marcel 4
58 Gramb Marius 4
59 Andolfatto Maria 4
60 Voltolini Giuseppe 3,5
61 Chennaoui Yasin 3,5
62 Kraemer Max 3,5
63 Mlahleki Vusimuzi 3,5
64 Kostov Deyan Samuil 3,5
65 Kumar Naman 3,5
66 De Vita Gianni 3
67 Cappelletto Joshuaede 3
68 Bosbach Gerhard 3
69 Mazibuko Khanya 3
70 Pojer Romeo 3
71 Neumann Han H.W.M. 3
72 Karl Hans 3
73 Sergeeva Natalia 3
74 Kornitzky Tino 2,5
75 Hansson Hakan 2,5
76 Maurer Fritz 2,5
77 Bianco Valerio 2,5
78 Niederstaetter Harald 2,5
79 Ruecker Benjamin 2
80 Deur Saric Zrinka 2
81 Van Geldorp Marc 2

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Dortmund Chess 2018

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 18:23

The city of Dortmund and the German Chess Federation present the world elite of the royal game in the Orchesterzentrum NRW.
Six international grandmasters and two top players of the German chess national team will sit in Dortmund on the boards that move the world. For the fifth time the Grandmaster Tournament will take place in the Orchesterzentrum NRW. The domicile in the Brückstraßenviertel has established itself as a venue due to its modern facilities in recent years.
The field of participants of the Grandmaster Tournament is led by Vladimir Kramnik (Russia). At 42 years of age he is the “tournament senior”, but no. 4 of the world rankings, but still one of the best players in the world.
In tenth place in the world rankings is Anish Giri (Netherlands). Despite his tender age, the 23-year-old grandmaster is considered an outstanding theorist and a solid player who is hard to beat. After 2011 Anish Giri starts for the second time at the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting.
For the third time, Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) will be playing in Dortmund. The 27-year-old won the European Championship in 2010 and silver at the Blitzschach World Cup 2014.
The Polish No. 2 Radoslaw Wojtaszek starts as a defending champion at the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting. His tournament victory in 2017 has been his biggest success to date and he wants to continue this year. He is at the peak of his career at the age of 31. Jan-Krzysztof Duda introduces another Polish grandmaster this year. The 20-year-old is the No. 1 of the junior world ranking and thanks to his creative and tactically accomplished style of playing in Dortmund a lot of confidence. Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) qualified for the Sparkassen Chess meeting by winning the Aeroflot Open. The 24-year-old from Belarus improved by more than 50 points in the world ranking in 2017.
The German Chess Federation has nominated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and Georg Meier for the Grandmaster Tournament. The parts in the Orchesterzentrum NRW will be broadcasted on large projection screens and accompanied by live commentaries via headphones. The neighboring Fritz-Henßler-Haus hosts the Helmut Kohls tournament and the Sparkassen-Open. The 24-year-old from Belarus improved by more than 50 points in the world ranking in 2017. The German Chess Federation has nominated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and Georg Meier for the Grandmaster Tournament. The parts in the Orchesterzentrum NRW will be broadcasted on large projection screens and accompanied by live commentaries via headphones. The neighboring Fritz-Henßler-Haus hosts the Helmut Kohls tournament and the Sparkassen-Open. The 24-year-old from Belarus improved by more than 50 points in the world ranking in 2017. The German Chess Federation has nominated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and Georg Meier for the Grandmaster Tournament. The parts in the Orchesterzentrum NRW will be broadcasted on large projection screens and accompanied by live commentaries via headphones. The neighboring Fritz-Henßler-Haus hosts the Helmut Kohls tournament and the Sparkassen-Open.

Live games 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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Open Nis 2018

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:11

City Chess Federation of Nis in cooperation with Hotel „Zeleni Vir“ is organizing
The International Chess Festival
OPEN NIS 2018
26. 06. – 04. 07. 2018.

Hotel “Zeleni Vir“

OPEN „A”
OPEN tournament for players rated higher then 2100 FIDE ELO. The organizer has the right to include players with lower rating. The Open “A” will be played according to FIDE rules of 9 rounds of Swiss system.

Tournament is valid for FIDE rating and international title norms.

Time control is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment for each move starting from the first move.

Prize fund: 199.000,00 RSD (app. 1.660,00 € ; 120 RSD = 1 €)

Regular prizes: 183.000,00 RSD (app. 1.525,00 €)

1.) 55.000,00 2.) 40.000,00 3.) 30.000,00 4.) 20.000,00

5.) 15.000,00 6.) 10.000,00 7.) 8.000,00 8.) 5.000,00

Special prizes: 16.000,00 RSD (app. 135,00 €)

best ranked unrewarded woman – 4.000,00 RSD (33,00 €)
best ranked unrewarded veteran over 60 – 4.000,00 RSD (33,00 €)
best ranked unrewarded junior U18 – 4.000,00 RSD (33,00 €)
best ranked unrewarded player from Nis, member of Nis’s chess club – 4.000,00 RSD (33,00 €)
The prizes are not divided and cannot be cumulated.

The winner receives a trophy and the top three players receive medals.

Entry fees:

Ø for players rated 2100-2399 ELO: 20 €

Ø for women, veterans over 60, juniors U18 rated 2100-2399 ELO: 17 €

Ø for players rated over 2400 ELO, GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs: no entry fee

Ø for players U2100 ELO the organizer keeps the right to let them play in the Open “A” tournament but the entry fee is 24 €

OPEN “B”

OPEN tournament for players rated 1500–2099 ELO. The Open “B” will be played according to FIDE rules of 9 rounds of Swiss system. The organizer has the right to include players with lower rating.

The tournament is valid for FIDE rating.

Time control is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment for each move starting from the first move.

Prize fund: 89.000,00 RSD (app. 740,00 €)

Regular prizes: 79.000,00 RSD (app. 660,00 €)

1.) 20.000,00 2.) 15.000,00 3.) 12.000,00 4.) 10.000,00
5.) 8.000,00 6.) 6.000,00 7.) 5.000,00 8.) 3.000,00
Special prizes: 10.000,00 RSD

best ranked unrewarded woman – 2.500,00 RSD
best ranked unrewarded veteran over 60 – 2.500,00 RSD
best ranked unrewarded junior U18 – 2.500,00 RSD
best ranked unrewarded player from Nis, member of Nis’s chess club – 2.500,00 RSD
The prizes are not divided and cannot be cumulated. A player cannot receive two rewards.

The winner receives a trophy and the top three players receive medals.

Entry fees:

Ø for women, veterans over 60 and juniors U18 rated 1500-2099 ELO: 15 €

Ø for all other players rated 1500–2099 ELO: 20 €

Ø for women, veterans over 60 and juniors U18 (U1500 ELO): 20 €

Ø for all other players U1500 ELO: 23 €

Schedule for Open “A” and Open “B”

1st round 26.06.2018. – 5:00 pm

2nd round 27.06.2018. – 5:00 pm

3rd round 28.06.2018. – 5:00 pm

4th round 29.06.2018. – 5:00 pm

5th round 30.06.2018. – 5:00 pm

6th round 01.07.2018. – 5:00 pm

7th round 02.07.2018. – 5:00 pm

8th round 03.07.2018. – 5:00 pm

9th round 04.07.2018. – 10:00 am

For participants of the “A” tournament the organizers are providing chess sets and clocks.

Participants of the “B” tournament are obligated to provide chess sets and clocks for themselves, except for foreign contestants and players who point out that they don’t have any at least two days before the start of the tournament.

Open “C” – cadets’ tournament
29. 06. – 03. 07. 2018.

OPEN tournament for players rated U1500 ELO and U14. The Open “C” will be played according to FIDE rules of 10 rounds of Swiss system.

The tournament will not be rated with FIDE. The tournament is valid for national categories.

The time control is 60 minutes per player.

Money prizes, boys: Money prizes, girls:

1st place: 5.000,00 RSD 1st place: 5.000,00 RSD

2nd place: 3.000,00 RSD 2nd place: 3.000,00 RSD

3rd place: 2.000,00 RSD 3rd place: 2.000,00 RSD

The winner receives a trophy and the top three players receive medals (girls and boys separated). In the category of U06, U08-10 and U12-14 there will be medals for unrewarded (girls and boys separated).

Entry fee: 6 €

The participants of the Open “C” tournament are obligated to provide chess sets and chess clocks.

Schedule of the Open “C”: Official Opening and 1st round is at 4:30 pm, 29.06.2018.

The schedule for the Open „C“ will be announced at the beginning of the Festival.

Technical details
Tournament application: You can apply via E-mail – gradskissnis@gmail.com or through the application form on our website www.gradskissnis.rs

Application deadline for “A” and “B”: 26.06.2018. – 3:00 pm

Application deadline for “C”: 29.06.2018. – 3:00 pm

Entry fee: You can pay the entry fee via bank account of GSS Nis or on the day of the start of the tournament until 3:00 pm. Participants who apply after that deadline will be pared from the second round and the entry fee will be raised for 5€.

Accommodation and meals: For the participants out of town accommodation is available in hotel “Zeleni Vir” (www.hotelzelenivir.com), the price of full board is 23€ per night / per person in double and triple rooms and taxes are included. Price per night is 13€ (only bed), breakfast – 2.5€, lunch – 4€, dinner – 4.5€.

Starting list group A

1 Rakesh Kumar Jena
2 Tosic Miroslav
3 Maksimovic Branimir
4 Strugnell Carl
5 Ozen Bahadir
6 Baglan Esat
7 Nester Ihor
8 Djukic Zeljko
9 Livaja Mario
10 Cerovic Danilo
11 Jovic Stanoje
12 Petrovic Dragan R
13 Zivkovic Marko
14 Biljanic Ljubomir
15 Uysal Burak
16 Zivic Dragan
17 Mitrovic Darko R
18 Sahil Tickoo
19 Tashev Aleksandar
20 Bojkovic Slobodan
21 Cholleti Sahajasri
22 Parnali S Dharia
23 Stojiljkovic Stefan
24 Velickovski-Nejkovic Maja
25 Nikolic Zoran S
26 Yordanova Svetla
27 Milovanovic Srboljub
28 Krstic Andrija Marko
29 Radovic Stefan
30 Stoiljkovic Stefan
31 Terziev Dimo
32 Ashid Tsetseg-Ulzii
33 Dwilewicz Katarzyna
34 Mehmed Elif
35 Aarav Dengla
36 Perunovic Ljubivoje
37 Stankovic Dimitrije
38 Randjelovic Ilija

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Kiril Georgiev is the winner at Silver Lake 2018

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:03

12th Chess Festival “Silver Lake” was held in Silver Lake (VelikoGradiste) from June 17th, 2018 to June 24th, 2018. The Festival consists of three events: A tournament, B tournament and C tournament. The venue was hotel “Danubia Park”.
Around 300 players took part in all groups.
The winner in A group is GM Kiril Georgiev with 7 points out of 9.
Second is Viktor Gazik and third is Danilo Milanovic, both with 7 points also.

Replay the games here

Final standings

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

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Paris Pro-Biz Cup

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:17

12 Corporate VIPs will be invited and will be paired with one of the 10 GCT players + GM Gary Kasparov + 1 additional French GM (Etienne Bacrot?). Each team will consist of two players who will alternate moves as in a normal pro-biz. Teams will play in two pools which will consist of 6 teams each. Each team will hence play 5 games in total. The time control for all games will be 3 min + 2 sec per move. No consultation will be allowed during games. The winners of each pool will play a final for the title. The final’s match will take the form of a bughouse blitz match which can’t be broadcast. All other games will be regular tandem chess with players alternating moves on a single board.

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 Pula Open 2018 /XXVII Open Internacional de Gros /11th Karen Asrian Memorial

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Dunajska Streda GM

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:09

The Dunajska Streda GM is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 23-30 June 2018 in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia. 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 chessPula Open 2018 /FISCA Open 2018 /Czech Women’s Championship 2018

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Hikaru Nakamura showed off his nerves

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:02

Hikaru Nakamura showed off his nerves of steel today and emerged as the winner of the 2018 Paris Grand Chess Tour. The American is no stranger to the winner’s circle as he has previously won the 2016 edition a full point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. He earned $37,500 and 13 tour points for his efforts. Sergey Karjakin who started the day a point ahead of the field, collapsed during the second half, losing two games and quickly drawing the last one. This was only enough to secure a second-place finish. Wesley So finished in third place and is leading the overall Grand Chess Tour with 21 points, while Hikaru Nakamura is in second place with 20 points.

Nakamura dominated the day with 6.5/9, winning four games, drawing five with zero losses. Going into the last round he was a full point ahead of Karjakin and only needed a draw against his countryman Fabiano Caruana to secure his first-place finish. There were no friendly draw offers in this game as Nakamura found himself in a lost position. Unbeknown to him, Karjakin’s early draw had secured Nakamura’s first place. He even was able to take advantage of Caruana’s poor form and went on to win the game in the time scramble, reminiscent of Caruana’s own last round win the Candidates when he only needed a draw.

Sergey Karjakin remained in the lead until round 15 when he stumbled and lost to Viswanathan Anand, allowing Nakamura to catch up to him. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave made it two losses in a row for Karjakin, relegating him behind Nakamura, an obstacle the Russian was not able to overcome. Whereas yesterday Karjakin showed excellent form, today he was barely escaping with draws in lost positions. His poor form finally caught up to him and he eventually collapsed under pressure. He collected 10 tour points and $25,000.

Wesley So did not show a lot of ambition today and drew eight games in a row after winning his first-round game. This result was enough to keep him in the lead in overall tour standings after earning 8 tour points and $20,000. Levon Aronian had an excellent performance with 6/9, only half a point behind Nakamura for the day. Unfortunately, because of his poor showing in the rapid, this was not enough to give him realistic chances of winning the event. He finished in fourth place collecting 7 tour points and $15,000. The fifth-place finisher was Parisian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave who collected 6 tour points and $12,500.

After a month break, the tour will arrive to Saint Louis in August with the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz followed by the Sinquefield Cup. As per the regulations, the top four finishers after the Sinquefield Cup will move on to the finals in London where the winner will be decided in a series of matches.

report by Tatev Abrahamyan

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