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Ethereal chess engine wins the gold at TCEC Div 3

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:53

Ethereal and Arasan qualify for Div 2 (click on the image for full size)

Ethereal, the chess engine by Andrew Grant, is the winner of TCEC Div 3. After three months of rapid development, Ethereal came stronger than ever and outwitted the competition in the division finishing 22,5/28 – full 6,5 points ahead of competition.

Ethereal deservedly grabbed the gold medal in the division and qualified for Div 2 where, despite being a newcomer, many dub it as the favorite.

The second qualification spot was highly contested through the division. Pedone was off to a good start, but somewhere in the second half of the event it lost the advantage and was overcome by Arasan. Fixes in the cooling and power usage of the GPUs helped Leela lift off after round 20. It managed to get an impressive 5,5/6 after the GPU fix, but later could not defeat Arasan in the direct match. Arasan, with better tiebreak over Leela, climbs back to the division where it competed last season.

Division 2 starts August 17 at 22:00 CEST with the participation of Gull, Texel, Xiphos, ChessBrainVB, Nirvana, Vajolet, Ethereal, and Arasan. Follow the games live here.

TCEC Season 13 official website / TCEC Twitch TV / Facebook page / Full participants list / Leela Chess Zero wins TCEC Div 4 / Ethereal wins TCEC Div 3

Bonus games Ethereal vs Leela

TCEC Div 2 will be preceded by bonus games Ethereal vs Leela. Follow the bonus event here

TCEC Div 3 final standings

1. Ethereal 22,5/28
2. Arasan 16,0 (tiebreak: direct match)
3. Leela 16,0
4. Pedone 15,0
5. Deus X (powered by Lc0) 13,5
6. Hannibal (tiebreak: less crashes) 12,0
7. Nemorino 12,0
8. Bobcat 8,0

TCEC Div 3 – Ethereal and Arasan qualify

TCEC div 4 – Leela Chess wins gold

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Hermes International “Trikala Korinthia” 2018

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:24

The HERMES International Chess Tournament is a 9-round Swiss open tournament taking place in Trikala Korinthia, from August 19th to 25th, 2018. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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

Starting list

1 BANIKAS HRISTOS
2 DELCHEV ALEKSANDER
3 KARPATCHEV ALEKSANDR
4 PRINCE BAJAJ
5 SKEMBRIS SPYRIDON
6 IVANOV MIKHAIL M
7 GEORGIEV KRUM
8 TRABERT BETTINA
9 VOISKA MARGARITA
10 ROINOS ILIAS
11 DJINGAROVA EMILIA
12 LOUTRAGOTIS DIMITRIOS
13 KRALLIS CHRISTOS
14 KOSTIANIS GEORGIOS
15 LOUTRAGOTIS PARASKEVAS PANTELEI
16 HRISANTHOPOULOS DIMITRIOS
17 ABELAKIOTIS STAVROS
18 LYKOURIOTIS PANTELIS
19 NIKOLAKOPOULOS NIKOLAOS
20 HRISAFIS ARGIRIOS
21 KALYVA KYRIAKI
22 GIANNOULIS ILIAS
23 PETSETIDI MARIA
24 MANTIKOS KONSTANTINOS
25 KORMAS GEORGIOS
26 NIKOLOPOULOS ATHANASIOS
27 NIKOLAIDIS GEORGIOS
28 LABRAKOPOULOS ALEXANDROS
29 ATHANASOULIS THEMISTOKLIS
30 DRAKOS KONSTANTINOS
31 PERRAKIS POLYCHRONIS
32 TOUSOULIS ANARGYROS
33 LOUTRAGOTIS MARIOS
34 DALLI ELENI
35 PLEVRAKIS IOANNIS
36 MIHALOUDIS GEORGIOS
37 HARTOFYLAKAS SPYROS
38 MAVROMOUSTAKOS THOMAS
39 KLAMPATSEAS CHRISTOS
40 LOUKA MARIANTHI
41 THOMAIDIS PANAGIOTIS GEORGIOS
42 LIAKOS CHRISTOS – KONSTANTINOS
43 MANTIKOS STAVROS
44 XILINAS GEORGIOS
45 NIKOLAKOPOULOS DIMITRIOS
46 VLACHOS GEORGIOS 46448
47 NIKOLAKOPOULOU ELENI
48 SARANTOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
49 POULOPOULOS ILIAS
50 PILALIS ERNESTOS
51 VLACHOS NIKOLAOS 47037
52 SKLAVOUNOU ILIANA
53 BARLAS GEORGIOS
54 DELCHEVA MONIKA
55 LEKKAS ANASTASIOS
56 ATHANASOPOULOS THEODOROS
57 DIAMANTIS KONSTANTINOS ARG
58 STYFOUGIAS EVANGELOS
59 ATHANASOPOULOS ILIAS
60 PERROU SOFIA
61 TRIVELLA MARIA
62 LAFKAS IOANNIS
63 PAPAKYRIAKOS KONSTANTINOS
64 BOLIS KONSTANTINOS
65 SKLAVOUNOU KALLIOPI
66 ALEPOUDEAS STYLIANOS
67 PANTELOPOULOU ELENI IOANNA
68 PANTELOPOULOU DESPOINA
69 ANGISTRIOTIS MICHAIL
70 ATHANASOPOULOU ANDRIANA EFT
71 DIAMANTI MARIANTHI
72 ILIE DIMITRIS
73 KOSTARAS GEORGIOS
74 KOUMOUNDOUROS PANAGIOTIS
75 MATTHAIOPOULOS GEORGIOS
76 PSARROU ELENI NIKOLETTA

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7th Anogia International “Idaion Andron”

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:31

For the 7th consecutive year Anogia become an attraction of chess players from around the world to the international tournament “Ideon Andron” which this year moved in August instead of July, from 17 to 24 August. It is organized, of course, by the Overactive Chess Club of Anogia and the newly founded Sports-Cultural Association of Indians created due to the large spread of chess in the village. Co-organizers are always together in the work of local clubs, the Municipality of Anogia, the Region of Crete and the Regional Unity of Rethymnon.

This year’s tournament is upgraded, having been held in 3 capacity tournaments, with the A group gathering the eyes of the international chess community that will have the chance to watch live through chess24.com the games of great players such as the Greek granmatter Halki, Griva, Italian grandmother Davide Alberto, who is a fanatical visitor of the institution and particularly loved in the local community. The first-time protesters are certainly the newly-born Poets of the International Nassau and Nguyen, as well as the powerful Greek international maestro Sotiris Malikentzos. Mavic and particularly dear to the local community is also the Montenegrin international lair Lekic, who is now known to all with his little name, Dusan, as there are only a few times when he does not miss the chance to broadcast some of his secrets to the young people of Anogia who have so loved and changed their lives through their involvement in this 64-square magic table. Chess players and chess players will compete from a total of 7 countries (Italy, France, India, Poland, Montenegro, Austria and Greece).

This year, of course, there will be plenty of parallel events (fast chess, chess, chess, chess show, etc.). At the same time, visitors will once again have the great pleasure of tasting Anogian weddings, of which they were impressed in previous years their impressions in the rest of Greece and abroad. On the other hand, the organizers should show great inventiveness in order to ensure the conditions for peace of mind for the absolute concentration of of the participants at the same time that the village will win out of music and feast!

Every year in Greece, more than 15 international chess tournaments are organized and each of them has their own color and interest. It is, however, a common consensus that the Ikaria and Anogia tournaments create a high-level sporting atmosphere that compensates for every forum and more both the participant and the visitor.

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

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2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Recap – Final

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:23

The fate of the tournament was sealed in the penultimate round when the two frontrunners, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura, faced off. The Azeri grandmaster was a point behind and desperately needed a win to keep his chances of winning the tournament alive. Having the white pieces put him in an ideal position to achieve his goal but, in the end, his poor time management cost him the game. Hikaru Nakamura won the tournament with a round to spare, thus earning $37,500 and 13 GCT points.

Just as yesterday, the battle for first was a back and forth affair between Nakamura and Mamedyarov. The two grandmasters were either tied for first or half a point away from each other until round 16. Nakamura defeated Aronian and got a little help from his countryman Wesley So who defeated Mamedyarov. The next game was an intense battle between Mamedyarov and Nakamura, but ultimately Nakamura’s superior time management proved to be more significant. Nakamura went on to lose his next game to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave but that game was only significant for the Frenchman, who secured his second place finish thus gaining 10 GCT points. Vachier-Lagrave had another excellent day today scoring 6.5/9, half a point less than yesterday. He earned 10 GCT points and $25,000 for his efforts. The third place finisher was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who collected 8 GCT points and $20,000.

There have been several significant shifts in the tour standings after this tournament. Hikaru Nakamura now leads the tour with 33 points. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is now in second place, moving up two spots. Wesley So, after his poor showing in Saint Louis, has dropped from first place to fourth, whereas Sergey Karjakin remains in his third place position. Levon Aronian, who is in the middle of the pack, still has mathematical chances of qualifying to London.

The final stop of the tour will be the Sinquefield Cup, the only classical event. This tournament will be the players last opportunity to qualify to the finals in London. The Sinquefield Cup offers more points than the rapid and blitz events – 18 for first place with two bonus points for clear first. Magnus Carlsen will be the wildcard of the event, where he will play his World Championship title challenger Fabiano Caruana in round 7. The tournament is not to be missed! Tune in to the rounds daily at 1 p.m.

Replay the games here

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Gibraltar Junior International 2018

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:45

The 8th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival features 6-round opens in Under 16 and Under 12 sections taking place in the Caleta Hotel from 17-20 August. The total prize fund is £15,000. Players have 110 minutes for all their moves, with a 10-second increment per move from move 1.

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

Starting list under 16

1 Haase Pavel
2 Garrido Outon Alex
3 Moreby James
4 Cuellar Montes Alejandro
5 Diaz Mino Pablo
6 Onslow Alfie
7 Perez Beltran Salvador
8 Jayawarna Nugith
9 Carroll Thomas
10 Ledesma Claros Daniel
11 Tombolis Christopher
12 Ifalore Michael
13 Howell Oliver W
14 Samworth-Calvier Juju
15 Silva Pedro Gil Ferreira Da
16 Kirupakaran Vishnu
17 Lovell William Pm
18 Patel Devan
19 Atara Omeet J
20 Cortes Villa Jaime
21 Lorente Serrano Rosa Adela
22 Onslow Teddy
23 Ye Kevin
24 Krivenko Dion
25 Greco Joseph
26 Weersing Sarah
27 Headlong Benjamin
28 Shepherd Tom
29 Guerreiro Jose Velho
30 Schulz Victor
31 Cox Toby
32 Cox Ben
33 Manocha Shobhin
34 Bansal Saahil
35 Dharmasena Gavith
36 Chouki Aali
37 Rayner Hugo
38 Seleznev Egor
39 Vyas Param
40 Gough Theo
41 Shigaeva Arina
42 Dhanwani Aryan
43 Mahtani Johan
44 Harbinson Alec Ryan
45 Le Vincent
46 Jain Anushree
47 Atara Dev
48 Moughton-Leay John
49 Mahbubani Deeta

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15th International Chess Festival “Avicenna Open”

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:02

Hamadan Chess Association under the auspices of the I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honour of inviting all players of national chess federations to participate in the 15th International Chess Festival “Avicenna Open” to be organized in Hamadan, Iran from 17th August to 24th August 2018.

General Regulations & Rules
The Tournament shall be governed by the Fide Laws of Chess.
Definition of Tournament is:
 Category A Master tournament- for Players with Rating 2100 and higher.
 Category B for Player with rating less than 2100 and unrated players.
 Category B for Youth Player (Under 14, boys & girls)
The tournaments are open to all local chess players and foreign players who have FIDE ID.

Playing Venue & Accommodation
The Playing Venue & Official Hotel shall be in Hamadan.

Format of Play
Time control: Each player shall have 90 minutes with the addition of 30 seconds per move
starting from the first move.
A category shall be conducted in the Swiss System of 9 rounds. B & C categories shall be
conducted in the Swiss System of 9 or rounds, depends on numbers of participants.

Starting list Masters Group

1 Mosadeghpour Masoud
2 Matinian Nikita
3 Lorparizangeneh Shahin
4 Pavlov Sergey
5 Mousavi Seyed Khalil
6 Toufighi Homayoon
7 Khodashenas Mersad
8 Asgarizadeh Ahmad
9 Czebe Attila
10 Omidi Arya
11 Morchiashvili Bachana
12 Molaei Mohammadamin
13 Gara Ticia
14 Guliev Sarhan
15 Guliev Logman
16 Gholami Orimi Mahdi
17 Cech Pavel
18 Soozankar A.M.
19 Hosseinipour Mehdi
20 Noroozi Omid
21 Bolourchifard Farzad
22 Rastbod Ali
23 Bagheri Maziar
24 Hosseinzadeh Nima
25 Daneshvar Bardiya
26 Veisi Bardia
27 Pour Agha Bala Amirreza
28 Faghirnavaz Ali
29 Tsomaia Nikoloz
30 Asgharzadeh M.Reza
31 Aghaei Alireza
32 Salar Milad
33 Hakemi Arman
34 Tahmasebi Hamid
35 Sedaghati Mehrdad
36 Khamisi S Jafar
37 Delavari Amirali
38 Ghorbani Hadi
39 Korevand Sina
40 Pilvaieh Ali
41 Naderi M.Sadegh
42 Mohandesi Shahin
43 Asadi Motahare
44 Rostami Rouzbeh
45 Mozaffari Alireza
46 Roozbayan Reza
47 Mahdavi Hassan
48 Kaboudi Seyed Behrang
49 Zahedifar Anahita
50 Poormosavi Seyed Kian
51 Atakhan Abtin
52 Hamedi Nia Vesal
53 Nazari Arad
54 Asgharzadeh Mitra
55 Safiri Ali
56 Ghafourian Amir Ali
57 Karimi Omid
58 Ghesmati Aryan
59 Mahdian Anousha
60 Behroozi Moghaddam Hamed
61 Khalesi Parsa

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French chess championship 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:54

The French chess championship will be held in Nîmes from 18 August to 26 August 2018. Nearly 1000 players from all over France are expected, with the prestigious title of French champion at stake.

In fact, there are nine tournaments that will be played, each player participating in the tournament that corresponds to his level and play nine games. The best players participate in the National tournament and in the National women’s tournament, which award the titles of French champion. The 2017 French champion Étienne Bacrot will try to win his 9th title, and the Sophie Milliet could obtain a seventh title which would be a record.

Many animations will be organized in the city, in particular the « Chess night » organized Thursday, August 23rd, and during which it will be possible to play free against the champions of chess in the city center. Initiation stands will be deployed to introduce chess to the inhabitants, who will be invited to join the « French Championship of beginners », open to all.

It will be possible to follow the championship live on the internet, with a dedicated site, the live broadcast of the games with comments and an important emphasis on social medias. The media coverage of the championship is indeed a priority.

The French chess championship is organized by the Nîmes chess club and the French Chess Federation (FFE), with the support of Nîmes métropole, the Occitanie region and the Gard department, in partnership with Europe Échecs, Diagonale TV and Nature et Découvertes. This is the biggest tournament of the year organized by the FFE. About 3,000 people will make the trip, taking into account families and accompanying persons.

The venue is Le Parnasse, 160 Avenue du Languedoc, 30000 Nîmes.

List of the players:

1. Etienne BACROT 2709
2. Laurent FRESSINET 2649
3. Christian BAUER 2642
4. Romain EDOUARD 2634
5. Sébastien MAZÉ 2622
6. Tigran GHARAMIAN 2614
7. Yannick GOZZOLI 2601
8. Matthieu CORNETTE 2597
9. Jean-Pierre LE ROUX 2544
10. Quentin LOISEAU 2399

Women’s tournament:

1 MILLIET Sophie 2389
2 GUICHARD Pauline 2365
3 BENMESBAH Natacha 2255
4 NAVROTESCU Andreea-Cristiana 2247
5 LECONTE Maria 2224
6 BOLLENGIER Andreea 2219
7 HAUSSERNOT Cecile 2198
8 SAFRANSKA Anda 2193
9 MONPEURT Cyrielle 2175
10 AFRAOUI Anaelle 2041

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Dubov wins the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:48

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the Abu Dhabi chess festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE.

In Group A 158 players took part.
Before the last round GM Anton Korobov was leading with 7 points but he drew his game against GM Sargissian. GM Dubov defeated GM Ivan Cheparinov and GM Salem won against GM Aravindh.
So after 9 rounds three players have finished with 7,5 points. GM Daniil Dubov is the winner of the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters with the best tie-break ahead of GM Korobov and GM Salem. Sargissian is the only player with 7 points. Rapport, Wang Hao, Fedoseev, Cheparinov, Amin, Maghsoodloo, Karthikeyan, Jojua, Harsha, Abdusattorov, Debashis have finished with 6.5 points.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Dubov Daniil 7,5
2 Korobov Anton 7,5
3 Salem A.R. Saleh 7,5
4 Sargissian Gabriel 7
5 Rapport Richard 6,5
6 Wang Hao 6,5
7 Cheparinov Ivan 6,5
8 Fedoseev Vladimir 6,5
9 Amin Bassem 6,5
10 Maghsoodloo Parham 6,5
11 Karthikeyan Murali 6,5
12 Jojua Davit 6,5
13 Harsha Bharathakoti 6,5
14 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 6,5
15 Debashis Das 6,5
16 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 6
17 Erigaisi Arjun 6
18 Akopian Vladimir 6
19 Puranik Abhimanyu 6
20 Short Nigel D 6
21 Dimakiling Oliver 6
22 Yuffa Daniil 6
23 Istratescu Andrei 6
24 Nihal Sarin 5,5
25 Kuybokarov Temur 5,5
26 Kravtsiv Martyn 5,5
27 Firouzja Alireza 5,5
28 Pantsulaia Levan 5,5
29 Vocaturo Daniele 5,5
30 Nguyen Anh Khoi 5,5
31 Kadric Denis 5,5
32 Nitin S. 5,5
33 Narayanan.S.L 5,5
34 Aryan Chopra 5,5
35 Fier Alexandr 5,5
36 Le Quang Liem 5,5
37 Swapnil S. Dhopade 5,5
38 Akash G 5,5
39 Sindarov Javokhir 5,5
40 Mammadzada Gunay 5,5
41 Petrosian Tigran L. 5,5
42 Kunte Abhijit 5,5
43 Lalith Babu M R 5,5
44 Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim 5,5
45 Iniyan P 5
46 Gukesh D 5
47 Andersen Mads 5
48 Sankalp Gupta 5
49 Adly Ahmed 5
50 Lupulescu Constantin 5
51 Rathanvel V S 5
52 Muthaiah Al 5
53 Soumya Swaminathan 5
54 Sadhwani Raunak 5
55 Shailesh Dravid 5
56 Sjugirov Sanan 5
57 Saduakassova Dinara 5
58 Halvax Georg 5
59 Parligras Mircea-Emilian 5
60 Rakesh Kumar Jena 5
61 Krishna Teja N 5
62 Pranav V 5
63 Ikeda Junta 5
64 Jubin Jimmy 5
65 Samhouri A. 5
66 Jonkman Harmen 5
67 Ahmad Al Khatib 4,5
68 Raetsky Alexander 4,5
69 Siva Mahadevan 4,5
70 Koustav Chatterjee 4,5
71 Sundararajan Kidambi 4,5
72 Omar Noaman 4,5
73 Zuo Yifan 4,5
74 Vishnu Prasanna. V 4,5
75 Dushyant Sharma 4,5
76 Raahul V S 4,5
77 Gupta Abhijeet 4,5
78 Tabatabaei M.Amin 4,5
79 Padmini Rout 4,5
80 Aaryan Varshney 4,5
81 Anand Nadar 4,5
82 Krishnater Kushager 4,5
83 Jeet Jain 4,5
84 Rapport Jovana 4,5
85 Kathmale Sameer 4,5
86 Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari 4,5
87 Shyam Sundar M. 4,5
88 Aronyak Ghosh 4,5
89 Adnan Habib 4,5
90 Patil Pratik 4,5
91 Karthik Kumar Pradeep 4,5
92 Navalgund Niranjan 4,5
93 Aliyev Ravan 4
94 Pranav Anand 4
95 Sharma Dinesh K. 4
96 Dixit Nikhil 4
97 Sidhant Mohapatra 4
98 Laxman R.R. 4
99 Sammed Jaykumar Shete 4
100 Arjun Kalyan 4
101 Bhambure Shantanu 4
102 Kushagra Mohan 4
103 Raja Rithvik R 4
104 Kulkarni Chinmay 4
105 Gomes Mary Ann 4
106 Ajay Karthikeyan 4
107 Kigigha Bomo 4
108 Saravana Krishnan P. 4
109 Gajwa Ankit 4
110 Bartakke Amardeep S. 4
111 Mohota Nisha 4
112 Srija Seshadri 4
113 Pranavananda V 4
114 Esenbek Uulu Ilimbek 4
115 Sahil Tickoo 4
116 Mayank Pal 4
117 Divya Deshmukh 4
118 Mithil Ajgaonkar 3,5
119 Vignesh N R 3,5
120 Alinasab Mobina 3,5
121 Senthil Maran K 3,5
122 Priyanka K 3,5
123 Mendonca Leon Luke 3,5
124 Hamidi Amir Mohammad 3,5
125 Samant Aditya S 3,5
126 Daneshvar Bardiya 3,5
127 Salonika Saina 3,5
128 Wagh Suyog 3,5
129 Song Yuxin 3
130 Hejazipour Mitra 3
131 Ivana Maria Furtado 3
132 Rakshitta Ravi 3
133 Michelle Catherina P 3
134 Mohamed Faisal 3
135 Eric Jovana 3
136 Byron Alan M 3
137 Panda Sambit 3
138 Al Hosani Omran 3
139 Hakobyan Eduard 3
140 Mansour Sameer 3
141 Villanueva Nelson 3
142 Al-Hajiri Bader 3
143 Moayed Obied 3
144 Sultan Ibrahim 3
145 Rayes Abdul Kader 2,5
146 Srihari L R 2,5
147 Idani Pouya 2,5
148 Kulkarni Bhakti 2,5
149 Varshini V 2,5
150 Sarvesh Kumar A 2,5
151 Srinivasa Rao M. 2
152 Parnali S Dharia 2
153 Thompson Ian D 2
154 Isha Sharma 2
155 Al-Zaabi Sultan 2
156 Vantika Agrawal 1,5
157 Ali Nehad 1,5
158 Polakhare Aryan 1

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Demchenko wins Pontevedra Open 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:33

VI Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Pontevedra was held from 8 to 14 August in Pontevedra,Spain.
The tournament was divided in 2 groups.
In the Group A 64 players took part.
The winner is GM Anton Demchenko with 7,5 out of 9 and better tie-break from the second GM M.R. Venkatesh.
Both players were dominating and with draws in the final round they shared the 1 place.
Third is IM Joel Cori with 7 out of 9.

Final standing

1 Demchenko Anton 7,5
2 Venkatesh M.R. 7,5
3 Cori Quispe Kevin Joel 7
4 Suarez Gomez Julio 6,5
5 Manolache Marius 6
6 Pena Gomez Manuel 6
7 Ruck Robert 6
8 Oratovsky Michael 6
9 Nayhebaver Martin 6
10 Petkov Vladimir 5,5
11 Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley 5,5
12 Dionisi Thomas 5,5
13 Khamrakulov Ibragim S. 5,5
14 Merario Alarcon Andres 5,5
15 Cabezas Ayala Ivan 5,5
16 Starostits Ilmars 5,5
17 Samoun Florent 5,5
18 Pazos Porta Antonio 5
19 Senlle Caride Miguel 5
20 Estremera Panos Sergio 5
21 Horton Andrew P 5
22 Fernandes Ricardo Paulos 5
23 Praveen Kumar C 5
24 Rodriguez Lopez Rafael 5
25 Torrado Quintela Julio 5
26 Rebole Arbea Jose Ignacio 5
27 Silva Luis Neves Da 5
28 Galiana Fernandez Adrian 5
29 Villar Perez Samuel 5
30 Costa Paulo 4,5
31 Krutti Valer 4,5
32 Guerra Bastida Diego 4,5
33 Forgas Moreno Yaniela 4,5
34 Calzetta Ruiz Monica 4,5
35 Andias Joao Pedro Menezes 4,5
36 Garcia Sobrino David 4
37 Prado Lobo Jonas 4
38 Fernandez Garcia Gumersindo 4
39 Perez Carballo David 4
40 Cinza Lopez Javier 4
41 Santos Ricardo Alexandre Luis 4
42 Fernandez Lopez Ruben 4
43 Lemstra Bart 4
44 Gil Reguera Juan Carlos 4
45 Alvarez Pampillon Antonio 4
46 Van Der Veen Ronald 4
47 Paiva Henrique M A Albergaria 3,5
48 Vidal Fernandez Pablo 3,5
49 Puga Sanchez Miguel 3,5
50 Levi Netanel 3,5
51 Otero Nogueira Brais 3,5
52 Casares Cabanas Carlos 3,5
53 Gonzalez Perez Jose Ramon 3,5
54 Adams Philip 3,5
55 Bottazzi Ulysse 3
56 Lopez De Turiso Jose Angel 3
57 Avelino Camila Biscaya 3
58 Florez Rodriguez Diego 3
59 Del Prado Rodriguez Xulio 3
60 Garcia Trobat Francisco 2,5
61 Vazquez Alvarez Antonio Jose 2,5
62 Ferreno Sanmartin Angel 1
63 Uranga Odriozola Inaki 1
64 Krishna C R G 0
Mehar Chinna Reddy C.H. 0
Carrascoso Morales Abel 0
Otero Sanchez Alejandro 0

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Ding wins the match against Topalov, breaks 2800.

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:15

Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren returns after injury in his home city of Wenzhou with a 4-game match against former World Champion Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. The match is accompanied by a match between former Women’s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. 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.

On the morning of August 15th, the “Heart Bridge Cup” China·Wenzhou Chess Grand Master Contest Closing Ceremony was held in Wenzhou Huaqiao Hotel.
In yesterday’s decisive round, Ding Liren defeated Bulgarian top player Topalov and won the men’s victory in this match with a total score of 3:1.
This is the first time Ding crosses the 2800 barier. His run is already more then one year since he lost competitive classical game.

In the womens match Tan Zhongyi defeated Georgian Dzagnidze and won the championship with a 3:1 record.

Replay the games here

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Agdestein,Vorotnikov,Burchardt and Gaprindashvili are the winners at European Senior Chess Championship 2018

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:28

European Senior Chess Championship 2018 took place from 3rd-13th August in Drammen, Norway.
The Championship was played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, 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, with the total prize fund of the event of 10.000 EUR and top players of each category were awarded with cups and medals.

After 9 played rounds the title of European Senior Chess Champion for category 50+ went to GM Simen Adgestein (NOR, 2576) who became the sole winner of the event with score of 8 points. The second place went to Conny Holst (SWE, 2147) with 7.5 points, while Peter M Gayson (ENG, 2150), Luc Zimmermann (NED, 2184), IM Sandor Biro (ROU, 2193) and Thore Nyboe Jensen (DEN, 2083) tied for the third place, each with 6 points, but thanks to the best tiebreaks Peter M Gayson finished the event with bronze medal.

In women’s section 50+ the first place came to WIM Brigitte Burchardt with 6.5 points who maintained the sole leadership until the end of the event. WFM Olga Birkohlz (GER, 2048) took silver medal with 5.5 points and WFM Sylvia Johnsen (NOR, 1977) took bronze thanks to the better tiebreaks than WIM Annet Wagner-Michel (GER, 2120) and WGM Svetlana Mednikova (RUS, 2110) who reached the same score of 5 points.

In section 65+ the top trio was determined by tiebreaks since GM Vladislav Vorotnikov (RUS, 2445), Askell O Karason (ISL, 2217), IM Nils-Gustaf Renman (SWE, 2348) and Hans Werner Ackermann (GER, 2246) tied for the first place, each with 6.5 points. Eventually according to the tiebreak criteria, Vladislav Vorotnikov took gold, Askell O Karason was second and Nils-Gustaf Renman ended third, while Hans Werner Ackermann finished the event on the 4th place.

The best women player of section 65+ was Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO, 2305) who was crowned as European Senior Women Chess Champion 2018. The second place went to WGM Elena Fatalibekova (RUS, 2181) who reached the same score as Nona Gaprindashvili- 5.5 points, but according to the tiebreaks, she took the silver medal. Third place went to WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili (GEO, 1969) who reached 5 points.

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Vajda wins Arad Open 2018

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:15

The 11th Arad International Chess Festival is a 9-round Swiss open taking place from 5-12 August 2018 in the Continental Hotel in Arad, Rumania. The event is organised by the Vados Chess Club Arad.
In Group A 254 players took part.
The winner is GM Levente Vajda with 7,5 points out of 9.
Eight players have finished with 7 points. Second place is for GM Imre Balog and third is GM Dimitrios Mastrovasilis.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Vajda Levente 7,5
2 Balog Imre 7
3 Mastrovasilis Dimitrios 7
4 Costachi Mihnea 7
5 Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 7
6 Jianu Vlad-Cristian 7
7 Tarlev Konstantin 7
8 Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian 7
9 Baratosi Daniel 7
10 Stany G.A. 6,5
11 Georgiev Kiril 6,5
12 Aczel Gergely 6,5
13 Roubalik Jakub 6,5
14 David Alexandru-Vasile 6,5
15 Womacka Mathias 6,5
16 Soltanici Ruslan 6,5
17 Petrisor Adrian-Marian 6,5
18 Secheres Adrian-Simion 6,5
19 Banzea Alexandru-Bogdan 6,5
20 Bogdan Dan 6,5
21 Peptan Corina-Isabela 6,5
22 Martian Dragos-Daniel 6,5
23 Antal Gergely 6
24 Gavrilescu David 6
25 Miron Lucian-Costin 6
26 Filip Lucian-Ioan 6
27 Macovei Andrei 6
28 Swayams Mishra 6
29 Tomici Stefan 6
30 Posedaru Bogdan 6
31 Toma Radu-Cristian 6
32 Cioara Andrei-Nestor 6
33 Velickovic Sasa 6
34 Terbe Julianna 6
35 Ileana George 6
36 Balla Tamas-Kristof 6
37 Ciorica Mihai-Vlad 6
38 Tiba Vladyslav 6
39 David Bogdan-Emanuel 6
40 Sanduleac Vasile 5,5
41 Vrencian Lehel 5,5
42 Farkas Gabor 5,5
43 Zawadzka Jolanta 5,5
44 Gilea Lucian 5,5
45 Nastase Robert-Paul 5,5
46 Kelly Ladislau-Endre 5,5
47 Trifan Andrei Ioan 5,5
48 Yordanov Lachezar 5,5
49 Cvetkovic Srdjan 5,5
50 Zubcu Vlad-George 5,5
51 Ghimpu Samuel-Timotei 5,5
52 Dinu Dumitru-Daniel 5,5
53 Weinzettl Ernst 5,5
54 Dobre Claudiu-Cristian 5,5
55 Bai Adelard 5,5
56 Ciorgovean Iustin 5,5
57 Stoleriu George 5,5
58 Abramovic Bosko 5,5
59 Talu Mircea 5,5
60 Vachylia Andrii 5,5
61 Visanescu Daria-Ioana 5,5
62 Vujacic Borivoje 5,5
63 Mozes Ervin 5,5
64 Gheorghiu Calin 5,5
65 Geiger Alex-Emanuel 5,5
66 Bonte Arghir 5,5
67 Pisu Robert-Daniel 5,5
68 Dumitru Matei-Ioan 5,5
69 Daianu Cristian-Clement 5,5
70 Stepanencu Nicodim-Cosmin 5,5
71 Chima Radu-Niculin 5,5
72 Vasiesiu Victor 5,5
73 Samu Sorin-Mihai 5,5
74 Virag Balint 5,5
75 Rusan Paul-Cristian 5,5
76 Kutnik Alexandru-Francisc 5,5
77 Cosman Andreea-Marioara 5,5
78 Lupu Ovidiu-Jean 5,5
79 Abramciuc Marius 5
80 Patrascu Catalin-Lucian 5
81 Isfan Ioan-Marius 5
82 Ursan Petru-Sebastian 5
83 Florescu Codrut-Constantin 5
84 Nicora Cristi 5
85 Stanca Adrian 5
86 Calin Alexandru 5
87 Miloi Pavel-Dan 5
88 Magold Victor 5
89 Coca Cristi-Iulian 5
90 Cerbulenco Liviu 5
91 Mogirzan Matei-Valeriu 5
92 Craciun Alexandru-Emilian 5
93 Ungureanu Sandu 5
94 Aciu Malina-Andreea 5
95 Ursente Tudor-Alexandru 5
96 Leszko Bence 5
97 Palii Alex 5
98 Bucur Denisa-Andreea 5
99 Bejan Sergiu 5
100 Baciu Anca-Otilia 5
101 Gratze Michael 5
102 Ion Dragos-Cosmin 5
103 Panainte Andreea-Bianca 5
104 Kersten Julian 5
105 Balan Bogdan 5
106 Bonciu David 5
107 Anghel Iulian-Mihai 5
108 Badelita Beniamin 5
109 Dinca Ovidiu 5
110 Alboni Denis-Dean 5
111 Andronescu Madalin 5
112 Mircov Nicola-Alexandar 4,5
113 Creanga Robert-Ionut 4,5
114 Geher Koppany 4,5
115 Scripcaru George-Daniel 4,5
116 Plugaru Rares 4,5
117 Mihai Cristian 4,5
118 Paraschiv Paul-Alexandru 4,5
119 Solcanean Serghei 4,5
120 Pislariu Stefanel-Vasilica 4,5
121 Pop Laurentius Dr. 4,5
122 Tablan Matei-Christian 4,5
123 Reyes Acevedo Ismael 4,5
124 Secrieru Andrei-Cristian 4,5
125 Baciu Radu-George 4,5
126 Voiteanu Gabriel 4,5
127 Ciungan Diana-Alexandra 4,5
128 Panc Samuel 4,5
129 Craciun Ovidiu 4,5
130 Lolici Iselin-Amanda 4,5
131 Sarighioleanu Sebastian-Laurenti 4,5
132 Bobocea Laurentiu-Vlad 4,5
133 Zaim Marian 4,5
134 Ciocani Iosif 4,5
135 Ambru Dan-Calin 4,5
136 Vilcu Matei-Stefan 4,5
137 Kristofori Attila 4,5
138 Cirjan Daniel 4,5
139 Sandor Tamas 4,5
140 Panush Viktor 4,5
141 Bulgaru Daniel-Alexandru 4,5
142 Balla David 4,5
143 Parasca Claudiu 4,5
144 Carasca Bogdan-Petru 4
145 Dobrin Ionut-Alexandru 4
146 Obada Ema 4
147 Georgescu Cristian 4
148 Morariu Daniel 4
149 Filip Andrei (L.) 4
150 Pragai Rares-Alexandru 4
151 Verbin Valentina 4
152 Albu George 4
153 Baibarac Niculae 4
154 Rata Anamaria 4
155 Paraschiv Petronela-Alexandra 4
156 Pelin Ana-Maria 4
157 Marin Irina-Luiza 4
158 Zlatariu Marin 4
159 Bartha Andrei 4
160 Maier Marius-Alin 4
161 Joo Janos 4
162 Guiu Lorena-Malina 4
163 Fugulyan Grigore 4
164 Tat Alin-Sebastian 4
165 Cucu Ioan-Mircea 4
166 Nan Adrian-Florin 4
167 Balaban-Voia Alexandru 4
168 Mihalache Paul-Stelian 4
169 Georgieva Emilia 4
170 Popa Andrada 4
171 Tampea Radu 4
172 Maruntis Patrik-Robert 4
173 Matei Stefan-Razvan 4
174 Togan Teodor-Bogdan 4
175 Dragoi Tudor 4
176 Mihai Florin 4
177 Koloditsova Renata 4
178 Olah Laszlo Istvan 4
179 Martinenco Sergiu 4
180 Popa-Matei Viorel-Ovidiu 4
181 Balan Briana-Cleopatra 4
182 Cerovic Danilo 3,5
183 Toma Andreica Alin 3,5
184 Craciun Bianca 3,5
185 Magold Filip 3,5
186 Butusina Samuel 3,5
187 Cristocea Gabriela 3,5
188 Terbe Peter 3,5
189 Pirvulescu Adrian 3,5
190 Motiu Victor 3,5
191 Denes Attila-Norbert 3,5
192 Patru Alexandra-Ioana 3,5
193 Schiopu Andreea-Alexandra 3,5
194 Simion Nicolae 3,5
195 Oltean Cristian-Daniel 3,5
196 Geher Laszlo 3,5
197 Antal Andrei 3,5
198 Indre Alexandru-Claudiu 3,5
199 Moroianu George 3,5
200 Brosman Alexandru 3,5
201 Cotruta Alexandru-Mihai 3,5
202 Soki Viktor-Patrick 3,5
203 Cretu Sorin-Alexandru 3,5
204 Farkas Lorinc 3,5
205 Secrieru Maria-Georgiana 3,5
206 Parpalac Vadim 3,5
207 Olariu Luca-Stefan 3
208 Rujan Rodel-Marinel 3
209 Bichiceanu Dan-Radu 3
210 Conciatu Dan Atanasie 3
211 Bran Horatiu 3
212 Manitcaia Alina 3
213 Ciobanu Sebastian-Stefan 3
214 Covaci Stefan 3
215 Terek Gyula 3
216 Andries Ionut-Stelian 3
217 Saioc David 3
218 Craciun Dorian-Raul 3
219 Lup Constantin-Ionel 3
220 Sandor Levente 3
221 Dragoi Gabriel-Fabius 3
222 Colompar Ladislau-Alexandru 3
223 Carasca Andrei-Pavel 3
224 Chereches Marius-Calin 3
225 Buzuriu Razvan-Florin 3
226 Mehedeniuc Stefan 3
227 Iucu Mihai 3
228 Orz Stefania-Ramona 3
229 Izsak Andrei 3
230 Coroian Sebastian-Dumitru 2,5
231 Hirsu Adrian 2,5
232 Oprisoni Gratian-Doru 2,5
233 Afloarei Jenica 2,5
234 Arion Ilie 2,5
235 Buliga Nelu 2,5
236 Porcoleanu Doina-Olga 2,5
237 Murg Gheorghe 2,5
238 Cazan Andrei 2,5
239 Cimpean Dragos-Lucian 2,5
240 Moroianu Stefan 2,5
241 Pirvan Maria 2,5
242 Tus Oana-Camelia 2,5
243 Popescu Silvestru-Sorin 2
244 Bogdan Andrada-Ioana 2
245 Balaban Dan-Petru 2
246 Denes Csaba-Antal 2
247 Juravle Stefan 2
248 Varga Iulia-Roxana 2
249 Haulica Ioan 1,5
250 Martinenco Nicolae 1,5
251 Tus Ioan-Paul 1,5
252 Varga Sonia-Francesca 1
253 Ionita Gheorghe 1
254 Dicu Razvan-Stefan 1

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Hovhannisyan wins Riga Open 2018

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:27

8th international chess festival „Riga Technical University Open 2018” took place on August 6th – 12th in already traditional venue – international exhibition centre “Kipsala”.
In the A group 260 players took part.
The winner is GM Robert Hovhannisyan with 7,5 points out of 9 and better tie-break from the second placed GM Manuel Petrosyan.
Seven players have made 7 points and third place goes to GM Alexandr Predke.

Final standings

1 Hovhannisyan Robert 7,5
2 Petrosyan Manuel 7,5
3 Predke Alexandr 7
4 Kovalenko Igor 7
5 Svane Rasmus 7
6 Esipenko Andrey 7
7 Laurusas Tomas 7
8 Annaberdiev Meilis 7
9 Lobanov Sergei 7
10 Meshkovs Nikita 6,5
11 Kreisl Robert 6,5
12 Pultinevicius Paulius 6,5
13 Schroeder Jan-Christian 6,5
14 Smirin Ilia 6,5
15 Maiorov Nikita 6,5
16 Korchmar Vasiliy 6,5
17 Gokerkan Cem Kaan 6,5
18 Garriga Cazorla Pere 6,5
19 Kjartansson Gudmundur 6,5
20 Gorodetzky David 6,5
21 Donchenko Alexander 6
22 Carlsson Pontus 6
23 Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 6
24 Ruiz Castillo Joshua Daniel 6
25 Krupenski Juri 6
26 Stocek Jiri 6
27 Yankelevich Lev 6
28 Pechac Jergus 6
29 Thybo Jesper Sondergaard 6
30 Pavlov Sergey 6
31 Zakhartsov Viacheslav V. 6
32 Dragnev Valentin 6
33 Samolins Vitalijs 6
34 Kulaots Kaido 6
35 Seyb Alexander 6
36 Bluebaum Matthias 6
37 Merry Alan B 6
38 Leenhouts Koen 6
39 Martin Julian 6
40 Miedema David 6
41 Lagunow Raphael 6
42 Pershin Denis 6
43 Berzinsh Roland 6
44 Hansen Mads 6
45 Pogosyan Stefan 6
46 Shishkov Andrei 5,5
47 Sinz Bernhard 5,5
48 Repka Christopher 5,5
49 Sirosh Ilja 5,5
50 Quillan Gary 5,5
51 Bernotas Arturs 5,5
52 Sawlin Leonid 5,5
53 Gorbatov Alexej 5,5
54 Oboladze Luka 5,5
55 Haria Ravi 5,5
56 Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad 5,5
57 Fenil Shah 5,5
58 Sergienko Sergey 5,5
59 Priyanka Nutakki 5,5
60 Krykun Yuriy 5,5
61 Seeman Tarvo 5,5
62 Anurag Mhamal 5,5
63 Makoveev Ilya 5,5
64 Krivonosov Oleg 5,5
65 Cruz Lledo Pablo 5,5
66 Rostgaard Tobias Valentin 5,5
67 Solozhenkina Elizaveta 5,5
68 Petrov Dmitri 5,5
69 Kaczur Florian 5
70 Mierins Eriks 5
71 Vaishali R 5
72 Kollars Dmitrij 5
73 Praggnanandhaa R 5
74 Thogersen Rasmus 5
75 Kukk Sander 5
76 Hedman Erik 5
77 Valner Uku 5
78 Narva Mai 5
79 Povilaitis Tomas 5
80 Jablonicky Martin 5
81 Mishuchkov Nikolai M. 5
82 Faibisovich Vadim Z 5
83 Chekletsov Ilya 5
84 Stauskas Lukas 5
85 Duzhakov Ilya 5
86 Vicas Marijus 5
87 Vovk Ilja 5
88 Dordzhieva Dinara 5
89 Nikitenko Mihail 5
90 Jackson James P 5
91 Tanriverdi Enes 5
92 Stark Lars 5
93 Adocchio Giampiero Dr. 5
94 Saulespurens Valdis 5
95 Kerem Halil Ozgun 5
96 Gurvich Vitaly 5
97 Schekachikhin Maksim 5
98 Rietze Clemens 5
99 Ungurs Edgars 5
100 Osis Renars 5
101 Kretainis Kristaps 5
102 Korolev Alexandr 5
103 Kulkarni Rakesh 5
104 Gudovskis Konstantins 5
105 Cherepov Alexej 5
106 Wenninger Philipp 5
107 Haubro Martin 5
108 Chekletsov Egor 5
109 Marzano Carlo 5
110 Manafov Vugar 4,5
111 Chukavin Kirill 4,5
112 Bluebaum Karl-Ernst 4,5
113 Chibukhchyan Erik 4,5
114 Lapshun Yury 4,5
115 Kuznecovs Nikita 4,5
116 Holland James P 4,5
117 Jacobs Florian 4,5
118 Semjonovs Ilja 4,5
119 Lahav Michal 4,5
120 Player Edmund C 4,5
121 Arnold Max 4,5
122 Jazdanovs Aleksandrs 4,5
123 Hjelmas Lars 4,5
124 Sorensen Hampus 4,5
125 Smirnova Ekaterina 4,5
126 Modler Andreas Dr. 4,5
127 Seyhanoglu Deniz 4,5
128 Zhukov Anton 4,5
129 Breivik Lars 4,5
130 Zatonskih V. 4,5
131 Juknis Paulius 4,5
132 Saveliev Alexei 4,5
133 Moksh Amit Doshi 4,5
134 Bashkansky Naomi 4,5
135 Linsenmeyer Mario 4,5
136 Sinitsina Anastassia 4,5
137 Gretarsson Helgi Ass 4,5
138 Gorozhankina Julia 4,5
139 Gower Sam 4,5
140 Laustsen Lars 4,5
141 Severina Maria 4,5
142 Ozguner Hakki Ata 4,5
143 Haavamae Henrik 4,5
144 Zukauskas Arnas Povilas 4,5
145 Kholopov Alexander A. 4,5
146 Sucikova Svetlana 4,5
147 Chernyak Viktoria 4,5
148 Gokcek Kursat Bugra 4,5
149 Polatel Ali 4,5
150 Leonova Ameliya 4,5
151 Poysti Nathanael 4,5
152 Efremov Vladislav 4,5
153 Gorodetzky Matan 4
154 Martinkus Rolandas 4
155 Huber Philipp 4
156 Akesson Ralf 4
157 Isik Alparslan 4
158 Rogule Laura 4
159 Narva Jaan 4
160 Pulkkinen Kari 4
161 Stewart Ashley 4
162 Buiza Prieto Eihartze 4
163 Dedebas Emre Emin 4
164 French Max 4
165 Suez-Panama Gilles 4
166 Rasa Gints 4
167 Borisovsky Dmitry 4
168 Ghazarian Kirk 4
169 House Glenn L 4
170 Volotovsky Kirill 4
171 Henriksen Geir I 4
172 Sanchez Ruesga Hector 4
173 Narva Triin 4
174 Emdin Mark 4
175 Pogan Nikolas 4
176 Ivanov Platon-Jaan 4
177 Titov Alexander 4
178 Bekasovs Rihards 4
179 Chittka Julius 4
180 Otikova Elina 4
181 Atkinson Paul 4
182 Etxagibel Larranaga Asier 4
183 Lakuntza Plazaola Asier. 4
184 Konguvel Ponnuswamy 4
185 Leidorf Sebastian 4
186 Hrbek Stepan 4
187 Ungure Liga 4
188 Garabetyan Arno 4
189 Sarbay Aleksandr 4
190 Farmani Anosheh Yasha 4
191 Hund Sarah 4
192 Kusenkova Natallia 3,5
193 Nilssen Ellen Fredericia 3,5
194 Bolsakovs Vadims 3,5
195 Nair Sanjeev 3,5
196 Tsiganova Monika 3,5
197 Meessen Rudolf 3,5
198 Alquist Erik 3,5
199 Lumiste Rene 3,5
200 Zhuravlev Stepan 3,5
201 Golubovskis Maksims 3,5
202 Papadimitriou Loukas 3,5
203 Tishova Svetlana 3,5
204 Brikers Aleksandrs 3,5
205 Makka Ioulia 3,5
206 Plueg Andreas 3,5
207 Krustkalns Kristaps 3,5
208 Uibokant Mathias Robert 3,5
209 Horobrijs Daniils 3,5
210 Ludvigsen Frode 3,5
211 Stepanyan Eva 3,5
212 Maza Lopez De Los M. Santiago 3,5
213 Yapar Nedim 3,5
214 Poulos Georgios 3,5
215 Luessmann Thomas 3
216 Issakainen Ari 3
217 Agafonov Yuri Dr 3
218 Lochte Thomas 3
219 Limanovska Elizabete 3
220 Kolasa Pjotrs 3
221 Polyakov Fedor 3
222 Parhomenko Margarita 3
223 Kaliadzich Maryia 3
224 Korchagin Oleg 3
225 Gula Julian 3
226 Tromp Paul 3
227 Valantiejus Vaidotas 3
228 Krumina Linda 3
229 Krupa Miroslav 3
230 Zhou Aiden 3
231 Jayaram R. 3
232 Bluebaum Johanna 3
233 Montero Campuzano Rafael 3
234 Mitskevich Yauheniya 3
235 Dhruv Easwar 3
236 Mitrandzas Athanasios 3
237 Di Candia Roberto 3
238 Schulze Andreas 2,5
239 Brown Thomas 2,5
240 Vaskevicius Augustas 2,5
241 Said Oliver 2,5
242 Fathallah Joe 2,5
243 Batashevs Arsens 2,5
244 Stasans Aivars 2,5
245 Jarabek Milan 2,5
246 Schmitt Carsten 2,5
247 Waffenschmidt Joachim 2,5
248 Danielmeier Ralf 2
249 Kuhn Ulf 2
250 Petrovs Jaroslavs 2
251 Borondo Garcia Raul 2
252 Tomte Asbjorn 2
253 Vitins Janis 2
254 Francois-Haugrin Said 2
255 Dathie Jean-Francois 1,5
256 Bourgeois William 1,5
257 Suhanovskis Sergejs 1
258 Jacobs Oliver 1
259 Knecht Guntram 0
260 Thakur Akash 0

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Plat wins Kavala Open 2018

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:18

Kavala

The 27th Kavala International Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 5-11 August 208 at the Foyer of Prefecture Amphitheatre in Kavala, Greece and is organized by the Kavala Chess Club and East Macedonia & Thrace Chess Union.

In the Group A 133 players took part.
The winner is GM Vojtech Plat with 7,5 points out of 9.
Three players have made 7 points. Second place is for IM Radoslav Dimitrov and third for IM Martin Petrov.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Plat Vojtech 7,5
2 Dimitrov Radoslav 7
3 Petrov Martin 7
4 Lin Chen 7
5 Theodorou Nikolas 6,5
6 Kelires Andreas 6,5
7 Megalios Konstantinos 6,5
8 Neelotpal Das 6,5
9 Hasangatin Ramil 6,5
10 Quparadze Giga 6,5
11 Danielian Elina 6,5
12 Giannoulakis Lampros 6
13 Ni Shiqun 6
14 Kourkoulos-Arditis Stamatis 6
15 Tsakiris Haralambos 6
16 Nikolaou Spiridon 6
17 Nevednichy Vladislav 6
18 Iljin Artem 6
19 Mu Ke 6
20 Bulmaga Irina 6
21 Schitco Ivan 6
22 Maghalashvili Davit 5,5
23 Kanakaris Georgios 5,5
24 Ambartsumova Karina 5,5
25 Charkhalashvili Inga 5,5
26 Ivanov Sergey 5,5
27 Papadopoulos Nikolaos 5,5
28 Sandalakis Angelos 5,5
29 Skaperdas Kostantinos 5,5
30 Ladopoulos Dimitrios 5,5
31 Isaakidis Alexandros 5,5
32 Kosmidis Ioannis 5,5
33 Gouloutis Nikolaos 5,5
34 Kouskoutis Georgios-Alexandros 5,5
35 Tetepoulidis Ioannis 5,5
36 Iskos Alexandros 5
Loutragotis Dimitrios 5
38 Kakushadze Ilia 5
39 Avramidou Anastasia 5
40 Markelova Lubov 5
41 Beliotis Georgios 5
42 Naoum Spyridon 5
43 Tsolakidou Stavroula 5
44 Bednarek Sylwester 5
45 Prince Bajaj 5
46 Samakas Anastasios 5
47 Stathopoulos Ioannis 5
48 Markidis Konstantinos 5
49 Grigoriadis Alexandros 5
50 Alexakis Georgios 5
51 Papasimakopoulos Alexandros 5
52 Mavrikakis Georgios 5
53 Hrisomalis Theodoros 5
Konstantinidis Konstantinos 5
55 Atanasov Margarit 5
56 Grigoriadis Mihail 4,5
57 Dorfanis Ilarion 4,5
58 Papadopoulos Georgios 4,5
59 Pezelj Novak 4,5
60 Trimitzios Petros 4,5
61 Kalogridakis Georgios 4,5
62 Vafiadis Kleanthis 4,5
63 Ballas Kleon-Evangelos 4,5
64 Zisiadis Dimitrios 4,5
65 Stratigos Spiros 4,5
66 Koroglou Viktor 4,5
67 Liu Manli 4,5
68 Sourgkounis Angelos 4,5
69 Mashinskaya Iulia 4,5
70 Gulie Cosmin 4,5
71 Terziev Dimo 4,5
72 Gavriil Odysseas-Panagiotis 4,5
73 Alexakis Dimitris 4
74 Papakonstantinou Dimitrios 4
75 Konstantelias Konstantinos 4
76 Vlassis Georgios 4
77 Apostolakakis Konstantinos 4
78 Georgiadis Nikolaos Xant 4
79 Stefan Victor 4
80 Sotiropoulos Anastasios-Theohar 4
81 Androutsopoulos-Agiotatos Vasil 4
82 Vardakas Grigorios 4
83 Theoharidis Georgios 4
84 Leftheriotis Alexandros 4
85 Triantafilidis Mihail 4
86 Papacharitonos Chariton 4
87 Avgoustis Panagiotis 4
88 Gaspar David 4
89 Cukanovic Petar 4
90 Androni Konstantina 4
91 Skiadopoulos Nikolaos 4
92 Sidiropoulos Nikolaos 4
93 Stefanou Dimitrios 4
94 Liodakis Konstantinos-Spyros 3,5
95 Dolgun Can 3,5
96 Kazakos Markos 3,5
97 Kasioumis Vasilios 3,5
98 Vatkali Dimitra 3,5
99 Loutragotis Paraskevas Pantelei 3,5
100 Deligiannis Paraskevas 3,5
101 Caliskan Seha 3,5
102 Sideris Nikiforos 3,5
103 Ragios Konstantinos 3,5
104 Papageorgiou Ioannis 3,5
105 Tsarsitalidis Konstantinos 3,5
106 Tsivelekidou Evgenia 3,5
107 Mastrovasilis Athanasios 3
108 Kokkalis Haralabos 3
109 Papadopoulos Panayotis 3
110 Koutlas Nikolaos 3
111 Andronis Vasilios 3
112 Misyura Ilya 3
113 Nikolic Vojkan 3
114 Paterakis Emmanouil 3
115 Koutsidi Amalia 3
116 Simonics Peter 3
117 Stamatis Ioannis 3
118 Rahmanidis Petros 3
119 Samaridis Konstantinos 3
120 Gronsfeld Stefan 3
121 Stamatiou Rodolfos 3
122 Kirilov Ivaylo 3
123 Mihailidou Magdalini 3
124 Kouta Antonia 2,5
125 Georgitsi Antigoni 2,5
126 Louka Magdalini 2
127 Emmer Adam 2
128 Serefidou Despina 2
129 Pasoglou Ekaterini 2
130 Kontos Alexandros K 2
131 Groapa Aurelian 2
132 Lagaras Stylianos 1,5
133 Bastianou Chrysoula 0,5

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Ethereal chess engine leads TCEC Div 3 convincingly

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:22

Ethereal is an engine by Andrew Grant which was first released officially in 2016. In the beginning of of 2018 it entered Season 11 of TCEC and just a few months later won TCEC Div 4. While that looked at a minor success at the time, those who read the interview of Andrew Grant knew something big is coming from this 21 year ambitious University of Maryland, Baltimore county college student.

Now just three months later, Ethereal is showing muscles in Division 3 of TCEC, where in the company of two neural networks and a couple of established engines Ethereal is the clear leader with 5,5/6, well ahead of opposition. It looks certain that the engine is going to storm through Division 3 and will dare to aspire going all the way to the Premier Division

The prestigious CCRL rating list by Graham Banks puts Ethereal as the second best open source engine, right after Stockfish. In an interview with TCEC’s openings expert Nelson Hernandez, Andrew Grant believes his engine is currently 4th or 5th in the world. Here is the full interview with Ethereal’s author.

Interview with Andrew Grant, author of Ethereal

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Interview with Arthur Kogan

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 13:50

The captain of the Italy team GM Arthur Kogan was in Sofia and found some time to speak with our editor GM Marian Petrov.

MP Hello Arthur, welcome to Sofia. You are here for the VIII World Team Chess Championship for Blind and Visually Impaired. Can you tell us more about it?

AK It was a great event mainly because I saw it was done with care and love for players that really need and appreciate the efforts!

My team is based on good players but most of them also have hard daily jobs so it was hard to expect too much in the field of teams with more active players. But they gave their best and finished in very respected 9th place!

MP You are the coach of the Italian National team for many years now. Recently you won the Mitropa cup. Can you tell us more for the event.

AK Yes, it’s a pleasure to train a quite ambitious young team (Moroni, The Italian Champ is only 18!), and together with the legendary veteran Godena (who had an amazing result!), the already experienced fighters such are Vocaturo and Brunello, and the new solid addition of Valsechi, we managed to get a great team spirit that helped us to save and even win few crucial games… And achieve one of the best results ever for the Italian team!

MP How is the preparation for the Olympiad going and what are your expectations for your team?

AK We will have one more training camp next month, but in total the mood is good, players are training hard and we will try to make the almost impossible (In Baku we fought for Silver medal last round vs… RUSSIA!) and improve our great results from last years… :-)

MP Fabiano Caruana was in the past part of your team. Do you miss his presence and do you think he has chance in the World Championship match against Magnus?

AK Well, we had great times with Fabiano and I was happy with his great efforts for the team, but as he himself noticed and told me, he knows and saw we could also do very well without him. But definitely I wish him the best of the best vs Magnus, I know he got the talent to beat the champion and I just hope he will prepare and come in his best form.

MP You are living in Spain and running the academy Olalachess. Can you tell us about this project, how and when it has started?

AK Yes, I live in Spain since more than 18 years and except training camps in my town and in Salou I mainly work online and with the so many good results of the students I am still motivated to teach and share more of my wide experience of work with all kind of chess levels and ages, mainly looking for new ‘Impossible Missions’ to complete.

MP You are from Israel, you live in Spain, coaching Italy. You speak Russian and English and have Bulgarian wife. Which country do you feel as home?

AK Well, since I lived in so many countries I am quickly adapted to new places…Now I am mainly Catalan. But my heart will always belong to Israel, where I grew up and learned so much about so many important life values.

MP How did you start to play chess and who were the people, who were helping you during the years? What is your biggest achievement in chess?

AK I started being about 6 years old thanks to my father who helped me a lot in the start and also got me many good private trainers to motivate me to improve quicker… Between them Vistaniescki and GM Liberzon probably did the biggest influence but because they didn’t believe in me so much, the big work to become a GM was done mainly by… Me. So it’s probably my biggest achievement to keep on and fulfill my dreams…and later win so many open chess tournaments around the world.

MP As a famous coach and player what is your advice for the young kids, who want to become great players and what training plan they should follow?

AK Most important is to enjoy playing and learn from the mistakes and it is very important to find the ways of having fun even in the hard and long learning chess process and not just focus on results and ratings…

MP Did you follow the Biel tournament?

AK You know what happened… Shakh is a genius!

MP Recently many young kids have become GMs or have very high ratings. What do you think is the future in chess if kids can become GMs at 10-13 years old?

AK Sure, there are no limits since with the help of technology chess became a kind of Video game… So training and playing online completely changed the game.

MP How important is computer preparation in your practice and how many hours you train per day?

AK Sure it’s very important, but still my main weapon as a player and as a trainer (Also of many top players during last years) is trusting my logical brain and search for creative but effective solutions in very complicated positions… Luckily the engines are still far away from Gods, we just have to learn to discuss and analyze with them as a great training tool, and not take their output as the final word.

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Washington International 2018

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 15:19

The 7th Annual Washington International is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in Rockville, Maryland, USA from 11-15 August 2018. The A section is for players with a FIDE rating of 2100 or above. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 20 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.
The top seeded players are GM Sam Sevian, GM Andrey Baryshpolets, GM Dragun Kamil etc…

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

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Leela Chess Zero wins the gold medal in TCEC Div 4

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:22

Graphics by AliTCEC

More than 125 000 unique viewers followed the dramatic victory of Leela Chess Zero (aka Lczero or Lc0) in Div 4 of the Top Chess Engine Championship. After four round robins, Leela came on top of the division with 20.0/28 with 14 wins, 12 draws, and 2 losses. This was 1.5 points more than the second neural net in the event Deus X powered by Lc0, and 2 points more than the top traditional engine of the division Wasp.

These results confirmed the dominance of the neural nets, modeled after Google subsidiary DeepMind’s Alpha Zero chess neural network. The two NNs – Leela Chess Zero and Deus X – earn promotion to Div 3, where they will meet an array of even stronger competitors which last season were in the 3200 Elo range – Hannibal, Arasan, Ethereal, Nemorino, Pedone, and Bobcat – but in most cases have improved, and in some cases may have improved a great deal. Div 3 will start this Saturday at 19:00 CEST and can be followed live on the official website

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The gold medal of Lczero

Leela Chess Zero entered the event as an absolute favorite. For the first time it had a high end GPU hardware and tests were showing that the ELO gained in the past months is good to storm through divisions and meet the top engines. However, Leela was in for a surprise as another Neural Network entered the event as well – Deus X – while the fully stable and well upgraded version of Wasp had a significant ELO gain. This situation left three engines fighting for every single point in a fierce race for only two qualification positions – one of them would have to be the unfortunate one to wait for a full season to meet the top competitors.

Lc0 started with a bang, winning game after game with a few unlucky draws. Then came round 7 and a direct match with Wasp. In an equal position in heavy time trouble Lczero committed a blunder that cost it a full point with white against a direct competitor.

From that point on the fight was for every single point and Lczero had to wait until the very last day of the event to secure qualification. The gold medal for Leela was hard fought and deserved. Now the authors expect a harder battle in Div 3, so they are upgrading the net adding extra ELO points.

The Leela team commented, “Thank you to TCEC and Chessdom.com for hosting the event. We appreciate the GPUs given to our Neural Network. Thanks to all the Leela fans for rooting for our success and to everyone who contributed to the project in so many ways. We had tougher competition than we were expecting seeing how improved we were from last season. This season had a much stronger playing field with DeusX entrance and the surprisingly improved Wasp.
For next division we will be using the same engine, but with a few important tweaks to time parameters and a new net. We are expecting the net to give us at least 100 ELO gain.”

The silver medal of Deus X, powered by Lc0

Albert Silver, the author of the net Deus X powered by Lc0, managed to get the silver medal in Div 4. Deus X entered with high expectations to crush opposition, the author claimed in an interview that according to tests Deus X was at the level of Andscacs. Reality was harsher though – the computer chess sector is rapidly developing and each engine has added extra points to the field.

Deus X certainly had no problem against lower rated engines. Ivanhoe lost all 4 games against Deus X, Tucano was 1,0/4, and Chess22k was 0,5/4. However, the stronger opposition made Deus X “sweat”. It always entered the middlegame with presumed advantage, and rarely it could defend it. Deus X achieved only draws against Rodent and could not overcome the direct competitor Wasp, scoring 1,5/4.

It all boiled down to the last game, where Deus X met Senpai with white. Up to that point the neural network by Albert Silver had only draws against Senpai and a win was the only result that would put him through the division – another draw would eliminate it on tiebreak (direct encounter with Wasp). Deus X followed the same pattern, gaining advantage in the middlegame. It was not clear whether this is a win or not up to move 30, where black became overextended in defending the kingside and Deus X finally managed to break through and score the important victory.

Albert Silver commented, “The first stage of TCEC, Division 4, was a big step in truly paving the way towards the inclusion of NNs on a properly competitive stage. Some may argue that they are being given ‘special privileges’ by receiving two GPUs, but remember they are not receiving these GPUs in addition to the 43-core machines the other engines enjoy, but instead of the 43-core machines the others enjoy. Chess aficionados were able to see two such entities playing, each with a style of its own. While the Deus X neural network was the product of hundreds of man hours and thousands of computer hours, none of that would mean a thing were it not for the amazing work by the Leela Developers who not only set out to recreate and share the AlphaZero project with everyone, but create tools that allow the ever curious such as myself to explore different directions in training.” Silver continued, “Deus X is not about proving one idea’s superiority over another, i.e. learning from other games vs learning from self-play, but simply exploring the possibilities that are there. It also means that a single user can build a meaningful NN without having the vast resources an entire community can offer, which in turn means that I fully expect others to bring their own variants on the theme and forge ahead in new directions. All are valid, all are fun, and the users and community are always the beneficiaries.”

Albert Silver concluded, “I’d like to congratulate the Leela team for their deserved result as well as the superb work that went into Wasp, whose progress was a massive eye-opener and resulted in a thrilling event until the end. I have taken the time to separate and annotate a few of Deus X’s most entertaining games from the Division 4 stage, and share them here with those reading. http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2018/8/10/Game1231218250.html

The bronze medal of Wasp

The performance of Wasp was brilliant. While Leela played at the expected strength and Deus X under its expected strength, Wasp managed to get a performance of +273 ELO above expectations. This put the excitement in Div 4 until the very end. The progress of Wasp and the bronze medal have earned it an invitation for TCEC Season 14.

The other engines

Rodent and Senpai were the top engine of the rest of the field. It is the second season of Rodent at TCEC and the strength of the engine by Pawel Koziol is increasing. Still, it was a big step to the medal positions, finishing 5,5 points behind Wasp. For Senpai this was probably the last season in TCEC, except if there is no update to the smp of the engine. Chess22k was the debutante in the season and managed to get 6th position ahead of Tucano and Ivanhoe.

Final standings

1. Leela Chess Zero 20,0/28
2. Deus X (powered by Lc0) 18,5
3. Wasp 18,0
4-5. Rodent 12,5
4-5. Senpai 12,5
6. Chess22k 11,0
7. Tucano 10,0
8. Ivanhoe 9,5

The viewership

Division 4 broke all records for a TCEC lower division competition. The viewership numbers were at the level of Premier Division with 125 000 unique IPs visiting the website in a 7 days period. To this we add ~250 000 views of the Twitch TV chess channel and more than 100 000 messages published in the chat.

Statement by the TCEC team

Div 4 saw the entry of a new neural network – Deus X by Albert Silver. Silver’s net was powered by Lc0′s program code, differentiated from Leela’s entry by its being a supervised-learning neural net built with millions of human games. The unexpected entry of Deus X and the relatively little credit given to the Lc0 team in his pre-season interview provoked a serious debate which escalated to heated discussions among the fans on uniqueness of engines vs uniqueness of NNs.

Despite the controversy that followed the entry of Deus X, we at TCEC believe that neural networks powered by Leela (or other binary code developed in the future) offer tremendous potential for the computer chess sector. This is shown by the extraordinary strength and style of play the neural nets have already demonstrated in the last few weeks of competition. It is undoubtedly true that the binary used to run Deus X is the same as the one of Lc0 (including engine, MCTS implementation, batching support, cudnn evaluation, movegen, uci support, optimizations and debugging, training script, both for supervised and unsupervised data), but there is also no denying that the neural network submitted by Deus X’s developer – based on supervised learning – represented a worthy experiment and the tangible realization of innovative ideas.

TCEC Season 13 is an experimental season and will serve as stepping stone for further competitions. For next season fair (and practical) rules will be put in place regulating the entry of neural networks to TCEC competition. Definitions of unique, zero, non-zero, supervised, hybrid, and other types of engines and Neural Networks are needed and such will be coined with the help of professionals in the field. It is our contention that all parties should adopt a more visionary perspective; computer chess is undergoing something of a revolution and the community needs to think dispassionately about how to move forward with competitions such as ours.

The show goes on this Saturday afternoon, August 11th. Join us for the advance of the NNs with live games and chat on the official website.

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16th Spilimbergo Open 2018

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:09

The Spilimbergo Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 10-15 August 2018 in Spilimbergo, Italy. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.
94 players are taking part in the tournament. The top seeded are GM Etienne Bacrot, GM Dieter Nisipeanu, GM Baadur Jobava etc…

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

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Topalov vs. Ding Liren

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:06

Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren returns after injury in his home city of Wenzhou with a 4-game match against former World Champion Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. The match is accompanied by a match between former Women’s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

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

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