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Lu Shanglei wins the Fide World Championship Zonal 3.5 China 2018

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:01

Zonal 3.5 Chess Championship was held in Daqing from 13 to 20 August.
It was 11 rounds Swiss and 43 players took part in the tournament.
There was a big drama until the last game.
Before the last round two players were leading with 7 points.
The winner is Lu Shanglei who won his game against Xiang Zeyu and finished with 8 points out of 11.
Second is Xu Xiangyu with 7.5 who won againgst Xu Yinglun.
They both quaiify for chess World Cup.
Third is Peng Xiangjian also with 7.5 points who only drew his last game.

Final standings

1 Lu Shanglei 8
2 Xu Xiangyu 7,5
3 Peng Xiongjian 7,5
4 Liu Yan 7
5 Chen Qi B 7
6 Wang Shixu B 7
7 Xiang Zeyu 6,5
8 Lin Yi 6,5
9 Dai Changren 6,5
10 Zhang Ziji 6,5
11 Huang Renjie 6,5
12 Zhao Yuanhe 6,5
13 Liu Guanchu 6,5
14 Zhu Jiner 6,5
15 Bai Jinshi 6
16 Li Bo 6
17 Xu Yinglun 6
18 Peng Hongchi 6
19 Liu Zhaoqi 6
20 Shen Shiyan 6
21 Xu Minghui 5,5
22 Pang Tao 5,5
23 Zou Chen 5,5
24 Xi Qi 5,5
25 Peng Shunkai 5,5
26 Xu Junwei 5,5
27 Wang Yanbin 5,5
28 Ma Lin 5,5
29 Nie Xinyang 5
30 Ning Kaiyu 5
31 Xiao Tong(Qd) 5
32 Zhang Fuhan 5
33 Chen Kailin 5
34 Sun Chao 5
35 Liu Chuan 5
36 Yang Bokai 5
37 Zhu Yi 4,5
38 Zhang Di 4,5
39 Li Zhifei 4
40 Bao Chen 3,5
41 Zuo Zhibo 3,5
42 Gang Taoga 3
43 Lian Shian 3

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3rd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival 2018

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:24

Chess Association of “Tehran” province under the auspices of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players of national federations to participate in the 3rd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival which will be held in Tehran, Iran, from the 1st september (arrival) till the 9th of september (departure)2018.
Tournament will be held at Chess Federation of Iran, located at Tehran.

The tournament is divided in 3 sections.
a. Category A Master tournament- for Players with Rating 2100 and more.
b. Category B for Player with Rating less than 2100.
c. Category C for Cadets & Youth Players under 14 years Old .

Schedule
9 Rounds
Date 9:30 15:00
Saturday 1st
September2018 Round 1
Sunday 2nd
september2018 Round 2
Monday 3rd
september2018 Round 3
Tuesday 4th
september2018 Round 4
Wednesday 5th
september2018 Round 5
Thursday 6th
september2018 Round 6
Friday 7th
september2018 Round 7
Saturday 8th
september2018 Round 8
Sunday 9th
september2018 Round 9 Closing Ceremoney (After last round)

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Sinquefield Cup Round 2 Recap

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:37

At the end of a marathon 88-move game, Magnus Carlsen emerged as the only victor of the round, joining Mamedyarov and Aronian in a tie for first place. Four out of the five games ended in draws within the first three hours of the day, but the World Champion was determined to put his white pieces to good use. After 6.5 hours, Sergey Karjakin finally admitted defeat – his second one in a row. Carlsen was quite satisfied with his victory, specifically because he felt as though he hadn’t had a chance to win such a game in a long time, especially during his last World Championship match. Although exhausted, he was gracious enough to sign autographs and pose with fans for photos after the game. Tomorrow’s round is crucial for the standing as Carlsen will be facing one of his closest rivals, Levon Aronian with the black pieces, while the other co-leader, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov will have the white pieces against Fabiano Caruana.

Carlsen vs Karjakin 1-0

The game started off slowly – quite literally. Surprisingly, Carlsen spent 20 minutes on move six in a very normal position. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave explained that Carlsen had a lot of options in the opening and was trying to pick a continuation that would give him the best chances to win. The endgame position they reached was very Carlsen-esque: slightly annoying for his opponent with no chances for him to lose. Carlsen sacrificed his rook for a bishop and a pawn, creating a new king of imbalance. Immediately, Karjakin made the dubious decision of giving up another pawn. In the postgame interview, Carlsen admitted that he was nervous about the unavoidable blunders that would happen, which is exactly how the game was decided. In an already tough position, Karjakin erred one last time, losing his final pawn and any hope of salvaging the game.

Grischuk vs Mamedyarov ½-½

“What is funny is that yesterday I played the number two player in the world and today I played the number two player in the world”- Alexander Grischuk, during his postgame interview. Of course, he was referring to his opponent’s rating climb after his Round 1 win over Wesley So. Mamedyarov chose a sharp line in the Winawer with the black pieces, which was played last month by Carlsen in Biel. Grischuk didn’t have a high opinion of the opening line in general, humorously referring to it as a “joke line” saved in his notes. He was under the impression that it was close to losing for Black, but in fact, during the game, he realized that it was not so easy for White.

Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave ½-½

“He’s very predictable, he’s very stubborn about this line and that gives you a target. On the other hand, he knows it inside out, so it’s hard to surprise. But it’s a clear target so I thought we could try something” – Viswanathan Anand on his opening choice. The former entered the murky waters of Vachier-Lagrave’s pet line, the Najdorf. Anand was happy with his position as it transposed into more of a French like structure, as most closed positions favored him. He regretted his dark square bishop exchange on move 24, allowing his opponent to build quick counterplay. The game ended in a draw by threefold repetition.

Caruana vs Aronian ½-½

Aronian was surprised by his opponent’s first move choice: 1.d4, as Caruana usually plays 1.e4. Aronian decided to respond with a Slav and see what would happen. The World Championship contender was clearly uncomfortable in the opening and found himself in a worse position with the white pieces – a rarity at the top levels. Aronian wasn’t able to make much out of his advantage, settling for a draw. Caruana didn’t make the best use of having the white pieces in his first two games, but was happy to have escaped unscathed in this game.

So vs Nakamura ½-½

The all-American match up was a quiet affair. After losing his game yesterday, Wesley So did not seem to want to take any chances in his game today. His opening choice in the Nimzo Indian Defense didn’t make his opponent’s pursuit of equality very difficult. So exchanged the pair of rooks along the a-file, leaving very little material on the board thus making the peaceful result inevitable.

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European Youth Championships 2018

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:27

The European Youth Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-29 August 2018 in Riga, Latvia. Players compete in six age groups from U8 to U18, with Open and Girls sections. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move starting from move one.

Latvian Chess Federation, and the European Chess Union have the honor to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU.
Each federation can register one (1) player in each of the categories – under 8, 10, 12,
14, 16 and 18 (open and girls), the maximum number of twelve (12) players (“invited players”).

The players placed 1-3 in the European Youth Chess Championship 2017 will have the personal right to participate in the tournament in the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if they fullfil the conditions that they have not reached the age of 8,
10, 12, 14, 16 or 18 years, respectively, by January 1st 2018. This privilege may be
exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of the qualification.

The venue of the tournament will be International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, which is located on Kipsala Island, less than 2km
from Riga Old Town (8 Kipsalas Street, Riga, Latvia).

Sunday
19th of August
Arrival day
20:00 Opening ceremony
Monday 20th of August 10:00 Technical meeting
15:00 1st round
Tuesday 21st of August 15:00 2nd round
Wednesday 22nd of August 15:00 3rd round
Thursday 23rd of August 15:00 4th round
Friday 24th of August 15:00 5th round
Saturday 25th of August Free day
Sunday 26th of August 15:00 6th round
Monday 27th of August 15:00 7th round
Tuesday 28th of August 15:00 8th round
Wednesday 29th of August 11:00 9th round
20:00 Closing ceremony
Thursday 30th of August Departure day

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Sinquefield Cup Round 1 Recap

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 22:17

Day one of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup produced two early leaders: Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. While Aronian is no stranger to success in Saint Louis, having won the Sinquefield Cup in 2015 and the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz in 2017, Mamedyarov is making his debut as an official player in the Grand Chess Tour. His first ever classical game in Saint Louis was a one sided affair, where his opponent Wesley So never had any chances of equalizing. For once, Levon Aronian was on the white side of the Berlin Defense, showing off both his flexibility and flawless technique in a fine victory. The fighting spirit of the players is high and round two promises to bring more excitement!

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Wesley So 1-0

The Azeri grandmaster made it clear that he’s here to fight with 8.h4!?, ignoring his own king and trying to build an attack. The burden fell on his opponent to find fault with White’s aggressive idea. So attempted to destroy White’s center, but he transitioned into an endgame prematurely, thus falling behind in development and still allowing his opponent’s initiative to carry on. Mamedyarov played a perfect game thereafter, transitioning into a rook and pawn endgame which he converted without any troubles whatsoever.

Levon Aronian – Sergey Karjakin 1-0

This particular Berlin Wall couldn’t be salvaged, not even in the hands of the minister of defense. Aronian has recently switched to playing 1.e4 and has played it exclusively in the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz. He felt that he has had a dreadful year and needed something new to get himself excited about chess again. The choice worked out well for him this game, as he got an excellent position against the Berlin. He slowly outmaneuvered his opponent until move 53, where Aronian spent over 40 minutes after missing a resource. Unfortunately for Karjakin, his position couldn’t be salvaged. Aronian’s deep think allowed him to see the position with newfound clarity and bring home the full point with precision.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen ½-½

Last year, Vachier-Lagrave defeated the World Champion in a complicated battle with the black pieces and then went on to win the event. This year the Frenchman also didn’t shy away from complications, and played an early h-pawn push much similar to Mamedyarov. Black had an inferior position due to his light square weaknesses, but Vachier-Lagrave’s mistake came on move 15 when he decided to close the kingside, a decision he regretted later during his postgame interview. The structural changes didn’t favor White, but the position didn’t have enough to offer for Black fo press for a win.

Fabiano Caruana – Alexander Grischuk ½-½

Caruana could have joined the two leaders, but a few key mistakes cost him the half point. He got a pleasant position with a space advantage in the middle game, then transitioned into an opposite color bishop endgame where only he had chances to win. With a big advantage on the clock and the board, Caruana was a heavy favorite to score the full point. Unfortunately for him, two inaccuracies allowed Grischuk to liquidate to a pawn down endgame that was easy to draw due to the opposite color bishops.

Hikaru Nakamura – Viswanathan Anand ½-½
Nakamura’s opening novelty was a bit mysterious. He made a bishop move, then retreated his bishop back a few moves later. It was a pretty typical structure that arises from the Queen’s Gambit where Black has an isolated pawn. Anand had no trouble exchanging the problematic pieces and getting rid of his weakness, thus reaching complete equality. The players agreed to a draw on move 29.

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Conca della Presolana Open 2018

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 13:37

38th Conca della Presolana is held from 18 to 26 August in Bratto, Italy.
The tournament is divided in 5 sections. In Masters group 49 players are taking part, among them 11 GMs.
MASTER: for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating equal to or
more than 2000;
OPEN “A”: for players with FIDE rating or italian Elo rating between 1750
and 2050, both included;
OPEN “B”: for players with FIDE rating or italian Elo rating less than
1800;
OPEN “C”: for players with FIDE rating or italian Elo rating less than
1500;
OPEN “UNDER 16”: for all players born after 31th December 2001
“Master” Tournament – 9 Rounds
“A” – “B” Tournaments – 8 Rounds
“C” Tournament – 7 Rounds
“Under 16” Tournament – 7 Rounds

Starting list Master group

1 GM Werle Jan
2 GM Mirzoev Azer
3 GM Maiorov Nikita
4 GM Pakleza Zbigniew
5 GM Gasanov Eldar
6 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny
7 GM Sulava Nenad
8 GM Genov Petar
9 GM Efimov Igor
10 IM Aghayev Miragha
11 GM Salvador Roland
12 IM Akshat Khamparia
13 IM Sveshnikov Vladimir
14 IM Palit Somak
15 FM Zamengo Fulvio
16 IM Qendro Llambi
17 IM Vuelban Virgilio
18 FM Bifulco Michel
19 GM Cebalo Miso
20 Franciosi Fausto
21 Montilli Vincenzo
22 IM Dukaczewski Piotr
23 FM Ranieri Fabrizio
24 Palozza Christian
25 Lumachi Gabriele
26 FM Misiano Franco
27 FM Sbarra Marco
28 Ventura Salvatore
29 CM Adesina Adeyinka
30 CM Oragwu Chukwunonso
31 Piantoni Roberto
32 Shome Shiv
33 Piva Giorgio
34 IM Dobboletta Alex
35 Orlandini Andrea
36 Gosio Denis
37 Bosio Devis
38 FM Valenti Giuseppe
39 FM Barlocco Carlo
40 Cardili Mariano
41 Battistella Stefano
42 Papadiamandis Elliot
43 Sanchez Urpi Oriol
44 Asperti Giovanni
45 Nordio Giorgio
46 Colonetti Fabio
47 Pirrello Christian
48 Simeone Giulio Maria
49 IM Favaloro Andrea

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54th Rubinstein Memorial 2018

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 19:16

The 54th Akiba Rubinstein Memorial is taking place in Polanica Zdrój, Poland from 18-26 August 2018. The 9-round Swiss open is split into six sections, with the A group for players rated 1800 and above. 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 30.
Tournament groups:

OPEN A – tournament with the FIDE rating above 1800.

OPEN B – senior tournament: men from 60 years, women from 50 years.

OPEN C – tournament of players with the FIDE rating up to 2000 and without the FIDE ranking

OPEN D – tournament for children under 14 years

OPEN E – tournament for children under 10 years

OPEN F – tournament for people without a chess category

PROBIT OPEN (OPEN K) – women’s tournament for players with FIDE rating over 1400 or 2nd Polish category

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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