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Indian Schoolchildren win Belaya Ladya International Final

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:49

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tournament page

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22nd Voronezh chess festival Alekhine Memorial

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:31

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

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

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

More live chess Finnish Championship 2018 /Forni Di Sopra 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Germany wins Women Mitropa Cup

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:50

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

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

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Polish Ekstraliga 2018

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:36

The 2018 Polish Extraliga is the top Polish team championship. Ten teams compete over nine rounds split into three 3-round sessions in June, September and October. A team can have a maximum of 15 players, with six taking part in each match and a female player on board six. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed until after move 30. The bottom two teams in the league are relegated to the 1st division.

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

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

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Çesme Open 2018

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:23

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

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22nd International Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2018”

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:21

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

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

Participants

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

Categories: Ενημέρωση

11th Open Chess Tournament of Paleohora 2018

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:47

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

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

Starting list

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

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21st International Open Irakleio – Athens Challenge 2018

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:34

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

Starting list

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

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Dmitry Jakovenko wins 19th Karpov Poikovsky 2018

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:39

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

Replay the games here

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Asian Nations Chess Cup 2018

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:28

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

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

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

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Bidding opens to Host the 2020 World Chess Candidates Tournament

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:37

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Schaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:46

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

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

Participants list

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

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Georgios Makropoulos and FIDE Forward announce electoral ticket

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:19

The candidate for FIDE President Georgios Makropoulos and his FIDE Forward team have officially announced the ticket for the upcoming elections. Georgios Makropoulos says, “I am delighted to tell you today that I have assembled an experienced and talented team with representation from each continental federation. The team has expertise in FIDE affairs, sports administration, chess sponsorship, tournament organisation/ promotion, business and finance and also experience in the political arena.” He named IM Malcolm Pein as his candidate for Deputy President of FIDE.

Similar to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Georgios Makropoulos places his bet on a team from many continents, including members from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. However, the main difference is that the people in the team of Makropoulos are existent and active in chess, while #KirsanGate affair continues with Ilyumzhinov still boasting a fake person on his ticket and someone who is not sure he wants to be in the ticket at all.

FIDE Forward team for Presidential Elections 2018

President: Georgios Makropoulos (Greece)

Deputy President: Malcolm Pein (England)

General Secretary: Sundar Damal Villivalam (India)

Treasurer: Adrian M Siegel (Switzerland)

Vice-President: Jaime Aguinaldo (Angola)

Vice-President: Martha Fierro (Ecuador)

Georgios Makropoulos comments

“As you already know from my previous letter of 29th April, after considering all aspects of the current difficult situation in FIDE, I decided to run for the office of FIDE President.

In the last two and a half years, during which I have served as FIDE Acting President, I believe that I have done everything possible to keep FIDE stable and functioning, despite the external geopolitical problems that have affected our organisation.

Also, it is clear to see that FIDE is healthy financial shape today, with substantial reserves of 1.7 million €, despite the problems that we have faced in attracting sponsorship from western companies and maintaining banking facilities.

I am delighted to tell you today that I have assembled an experienced and talented team with representation from each continental federation. The team has expertise in FIDE affairs, sports administration, chess sponsorship, tournament organisation/ promotion, business and finance and also experience in the political arena. With your help we can emerge from the current difficulties and transform the organisation.

Under the banner FIDE Forward we will soon publish more detailed plans. In the meantime I urge you to support our campaign and we would all welcome your input on how to transform FIDE in the next four years.

Gens Una Sumus!

Georgios Makropoulos, FIDE Deputy President, Candidate for the office of FIDE President”

CEO and organizer of London Chess Malcolm Pein named as candidate for FIDE Deputy President (here pictured at a ceremony with Prince Edward)

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates

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Wang Hao wins Longtou Cup “Belt and Road”

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 17:03

The 1st Longtou Cup “Belt and Road” Chess Open was held in Qinhuangdao, China from 26 May to 4 June.
80 players took part in the tournament.
The winner is GM Wang Hao with 7,5 points out of 9.
Second is GM Mikhail Antipov with 7 points and third is GM Pouya Idani with 6,5 points .

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Wang Hao 7.5
2 Antipov Mikhail Al. 7
3 Idani Pouya 6.5
4 Stupak Kirill 6.5
5 Gordievsky Dmitry 6.5
6 Mosadeghpour Masoud 6.5
7 Tabatabaei M.Amin 6
8 Li Di 6
9 Wu Huanghui 6
10 Zou Chen 6
11 Wang Shixu B 6
12 Li Yankai 6
13 Dai Changren 6
14 Xu Yinglun 6
15 Peng Xiongjian 5.5
16 Chen Fan 5.5
17 Zhang Fuhan 5.5
18 Zhang Lanlin 5.5
19 Chen Kailin 5.5
20 Zhang Ziji 5.5
21 Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 5.5
22 Xu Minghui 5.5
23 Huang Renjie 5.5
24 Stetsko Lanita 5.5
25 Liu Yan 5.5
26 Gu Tianlu 5
27 Zhang Hongji 5
28 Mohr Georg 5
29 Chen Qi B 5
30 Zhao Yuanhe 5
31 Chu Wei Chao 5
32 Paramzina Anastasya 5
33 Liu Guanchu 5
34 Ma Lin 5
35 Zhao Zhouqiao Chn 5
36 Peng Hongchi 4.5
37 Sun Yidi 4.5
38 Wang Yu A. 4.5
39 Zhu Ying 4.5
40 Zhao Shengxin 4.5
41 Du Yuxin 4.5
42 Solakoglu Ozgur 4.5
43 Li Haoyu B. 4.5
44 Zhao Chenxi 4.5
45 Shen Shiyan 4.5
Liu Zhaoqi 4.5
47 Zhu Hengyi 4.5
48 Yang Yijing 4.5
49 Lin Peisen 4.5
50 Nie Xinyang 4.5
51 Ning Kaiyu 4
52 Cai Lin 4
53 Zhong Kangmin 4
54 Zhang Hang 4
55 Mihevc-Mohr Narcisa 4
56 Xi Qi 4
57 Ren Xiaoyi 4
58 Lei Tingjie 4
59 Zhou Zirun 4
60 Zhou Yibo 3.5
61 Guo Weibao 3.5
62 Lu Miaoyi 3.5
63 Wu Yiquan 3.5
64 Li Zexin 3.5
65 Wang Zijian 3.5
66 Liu Chenyang 3
67 Sun Pengxiang 3
68 Hu Mujiletu 3
69 Wang Ziyi B 3
70 Xiong Youcheng 3
71 Wang Wan 3
72 Liu Yuhan(F) 3
73 Zhao Yinuo 3
74 Bi Shibo 3
75 Zhou Dongguang 3
76 Li Shuoyuan 2.5
77 Wang Ziyi A 2
78 Gao Yuanze 1
79 Fan Jinhan 1

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Vladimir Putin greets White Rook participants

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to participants, organisers and guests of the 49th Belaya Ladya (White Rook) national open school team chess tournament.

The message is published on the official website of the Russian President.

“All these years, your prestigious tournament has been working to fulfill its mission, which is to promote chess, a wonderful and intellectual game. You identify talented children and offer them an opportunity to prove their talent and learn from famous chess masters.

I would like to say that much attention has always been given to chess in Russia, in particular by promoting chess at school. The Belaya Ladya tournament has played a vital role in the careers of many award-winning chess players. It helped them succeed in their profession. It is good that your tournament is growing stronger every year and attracting an increasing number of young participants from around the world.

I wish you success and vivid impressions from this festival and the Black Sea coast of Russia.”

The Belaya Ladya (White Rook) national chess tournament was first held in 1969 and became an international event in 2015. Over 100 teams from 78 Russian regions and 22 other countries are participating in the tournament now underway in Sochi.

Some 50,000 school students under 14 took part in the elimination competitions that were held in their regions between September 2017 and May 2018.

Vladimir Putin opens Chess section at Sirius Center in Sochi

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Interview with Viswanathan Anand

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 16:57

The Organizing Committee of the 2018 Chess Olympiad conducted and interview with the Indian Grandmaster and the former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, who is also the Goodwill Ambassador of the 43rd Chess Olympiad.

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White Rook 2018 starting in Dagomys

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:43

On June 1, 2018, the 49th final tournament of the traditional all-Russian scholastic chess team event Belaya Ladya (also known as White Rook) will start in Dagomys, Sochi.

Since 2015, Belaya Ladya has welcomed teams from foreign countries. This year, more than 100 teams from 78 regions of Russia and 22 countries of the world will take part in the final event.

Apart from schoolchildren from Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, England, Estonia, Greece, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Romania, Slovakia, there are also players from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Kenya, Serbia, Sweden, and Turkmenistan.

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

The best foreign players will be given the right to participate in the Aeroflot Open 2019. The best Russian team composed of 5 participants will be presented with a trip to France, thanks to the support of Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation. The team will play a match against the French schoolchildren of the same age.

Founded in 1969, the tournament Belaya Ladya expands every year. More than 50000 schoolchildren under 14 years of age participated in qualification tournaments in all regions of Russia during 2017/2018 academic year.

22 foreign teams, who won schoolchildren’s competitions in their countries, will take part in the final event this year. Let us note that children from 6 countries arrived in Dagomys in 2015, 9 foreign teams participated in the event in 2016, and 17 teams played in 2017.

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

On June 1, the opening ceremony of the tournament will take place in Dagomys. The participants will be entertained by a special programme and a concert of Matvey Glukhovsky (piano) and Irina Matveeva (violin).

The competition will be held according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds. The winners will be announced on June 8.

Traditionally, a vast cultural and entertaining program will accompany the event. Master classes, lectures, games analysis, mind games, contests, and sport events will be organized. A two-time Russian champion, a three-time Olympic champion Alexander Morozevich, former European champion, coach of the Russian national women’s chess team Evgeniy Najer, and a two-time world champion in chess composition Oleg Pervakov will work with children.

Coaches and pedagogues will be invited to take part in a roundtable discussions which will be held by the RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky and other speakers.

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

In parallel with Belaya Ladya, the final competition of Chess in Schools project, which is conducted by the Russian Chess Federation together with Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, will be held. 9 teams from Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, and Pskov regions, Altai Krai, Krasnodar Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai, Chuvashia, Ingushetia, Udmurtia, and will take part in it.

Tournament page

For reference

Belaya Ladya is an annual All-Russia chess tournament for teams of educational institutions. It was founded in 1969 and is organized by the Russian Chess Federation and the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science. The tournament is held with the support of the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation. Eligible for participation are pupils younger than 14. The tournament is held in several rounds; the best teams from the participating regions play the final games. Prior to 1991, Belaya Ladya, along with Leather Ball and Golden Puck, was tremendously popular, and millions of Soviet schoolchildren played qualifying rounds. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the tournament took a pause lasting longer than a decade. Belaya Ladya was revived in 2004. The mission of the tournament is to popularize chess among pupils, find talented young players and develop the creative and intellectual capacity of young people.

Russian Chess Federation (RCF) is a public non-profit organization that brings together individuals and chess federations of republics, regions, federal cities, autonomous regions and districts of the Russian Federation. The mission of the Russian Chess Federation is to promote and popularize chess in the Russian Federation. The RCF was founded on 15 February 1992. The RCF organizes the annual All-Russian children’s chess tournament Belaya Ladya, the Championship of Russia and other chess tournaments. In 2012, the RCF launched the “Chess in Museums” program. In 2014, the RCF launched the Chess to Orphanages program. The first competition between teams from orphanages and boarding schools took place in Zhemchuzhina Grand Hotel in Sochi on May 2-9, 2016.

Official website: www.ruchess.ru/en/

Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation is the biggest family charitable foundation in Russia. The family of Elena and Gennady Timchenko has been doing charity both in Russia and abroad for more than 25 years. In 2010, the Timchenkos founded the charitable foundation in order to achieve long-term progress in philanthropy. The Timchenko Foundation focuses on promoting active longevity, developing sports, solving the problem of the social orphanage, and development of the Russian regions by means of culture.

The Foundation supports people who are changing their lives and the World for the better.

Official site – http://timchenkofoundation.org/en/

Renault Russia company, established in 1998, is one of the leaders of Russian automotive industry and one of the major investors into the Russian automotive field (summary investments are more than 1.5 bln euros). The company’s actives include two manufacturing areas: the Moscow factory and the assembly line in Tolyatti (together with the partners of Avtovaz-Renault-Nissan Alliance). A well-developed dealer net, comprised of more than 160 points in Russia, allowes to provide our clients with a permanently high level of service. Since 1998, more than 1.7 million Renault cars have been sold. Renault Russia relies heavily on local manufacturing and produces a wide range of popular models adapted to Russian conditions and possessing good export potential.

Official website: https://www.renault.ru/

PJSC FGC UES (Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System) – is one of the largest electricity transmission company grid of the world. The Company’s assets include about 143.2 thousand km of transmission lines with capacity up to 1,150 kV (PTL) and 946 substations with more than 347.3 GVA. The company maintains and develops the grid system and supervises grid facilities and infrastructure in 77 Russian regions, covering a territory of 15.1 million square kilometers.

The company is a part of PAO Rosseti, the largest power holding of Russia which owns 80.13% of the company’s shares. The company includes more than 22 thousand of workers. More than 60% of the employees have a higher professional education. Chairman of the Management Board of FGC UES is Andrey Murov.

Since 2016, the company is the general sponsor of the Russian chess national teams.

Official website: http://www.fsk-ees.ru/eng/

PhosAgro is a traditional partner of the Russian Chess Federation. PhosAgro group is an absolute leader in the field of delivery all kinds of fertilizers in the Russian market and is one of the three largest producers of phosphate-based fertilisers in the world.

Its core line of business, including a phosphate raw materials, 39 brands of fertilizers, feed phosphates, ammonia, sodium tripoluphosphate, is used by con-sumers of 100 countries of all inhabited continents. The priority distribution areas, besides Russia and the CIS states, are Latin America countries, Europe and Asia.

The general partner of the Russian Chess Federation since 2010. Andrey A. Guryev, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of PJSC PhosAgro, is the RCF Vice-President and a member of the RCF Board of Trustees. The company is also a strategic partner of the Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin.

Apart from that, PhosAgro supported the Candidates Tournament and will support the World Chess Championship Match, which will take place in London, in November 2018. Both events are included in the World Chess Championship cycle 2017-2018.

PhosAgro sponsored the World Chess Championship Matches in Sochi and New York, where the Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin demonstrated a really exciting play. At the same time, the company continues to promote chess in its presence regions by opening chess classes in sponsored schools and kindergartens as well as financing the education and training of chess pedagogues.

Official website: https://www.phosagro.com

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Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 19:38

The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018 to be held at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi, India from 25th June to 4th July and organized by Delhi Chess Association.

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 9 rounds in Open and 7 rounds in girls category events in all age group. The age category events will be conducted as separate age events for Open & Girls, in case if there are not enough players (10 players minimum), the organizers have the right to merge section.

Time Control: 90 Minutes + 30 sec per move from move number 1.

Total Cash Prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 15000)

Open (Along with Commonwealth Medals for Open/Women/Senior)
1st Rs.1,50,000/- 2nd Rs.1,25,000/- 3rd Rs.1,00,000/- 4th Rs.70,000/- 5th Rs. 50,000/- 6th Rs. 25,000/- 7th Rs. 20,000/- 8th Rs.18,000/- 9th Rs. 15,000/- 10th Rs. 15,000/- 11th to 15th Rs. 10,000/-each 16th to 25th Rs.5,000/- each
Best Women 1st Rs. 20,000/- 2nd Rs. 15,000/- 3rd Rs.10,000/-
Best Senior(+ 60) 1st Rs. 12,000/- 2nd Rs. 10,000/- 3rd Rs. 7,000/-

Medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in Open, Women, Senior (Above 60 years), Under-20 (Open and Girls), Under-18 (Open and Girls), Under-16 (Open and Girls), Under-14 (Open and Girls), Under-12 (Open and Girls), Under-10 (Open and Girls), Under-8 (Open and Girls) categories. The medal winners will be referred to as Commonwealth Medalists.

Each Commonwealth country is eligible to field one man, one woman, One Senior (Above-60), one Junior Girl (Under-20), one Junior Open (Under-20) player and one open and girl entries each in under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants.

Their boarding and lodging will be provided free in star hotel on triple sharing basis. Other entrants will have to pay for the boarding and lodging at $120 (Single) and $ 70 (Double sharing) per day. Please note that, the entry fee has to be paid by everyone unless qualifying for a free entry under the ‘Entry fee’ section.

All Foreign Participants and accompanying persons will have to pay registration 100 euros per head. This will include their transportation from airport and back. All Grandmasters will be provided free accommodation at official hotel.

Mr. AK Verma (Organising Secretary) – +91-9891468906
IM Vishal Sareen (Foreign Players) – +91-9958030007
Mr. MS Gopakumar, IA (Technical Matters) – +91-9986883449
Mr. Jitendra Choudhary, IA (Registration) – +91-8130875063
Mr. Guru Dayal Prajapati, FA (Registration) – +91-9015046005
Secretary, All India Chess Federation indianchessfed@gmail.com
Mr.Bharat Singh Chauhan, President Commonwealth Chess Association bharatsingh64@gmail.com
Email: delhichess64@gmail.com
Web site: www.delhichess.com

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FIDE reports Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to the Ethics Commission

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 19:24

FIDE Ethics Commission is apparently set to examine the inclusion of fake person Glen Stark to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket for upcoming FIDE elections.

To address inquiries and rumors that have come up in the press, FIDE Deputy President, Mr. Georgios Makropoulos, confirms that pursuant to the authorization provided by the FIDE Presidential Board by virtue of its decision at the 2018 1st Quarter Presidential Board meeting held 6 – 9 April, in Minsk, Belarus, a Report has been submitted to the FIDE Ethics Commission against FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov under the provisions of the FIDE Code of Ethics.

FIDE Code of Ethics

The story so far

May 5: Virtual candidate on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket?
May 6: The chess world reacts to the Glen Stark case
May 6: Ilyumzhinov gets RCF support / Filatov says support may be revoked if ticket changes
May 8: The largest Norwegian newspaper on the FIDE elections and the Glen Stark affair
May 10: Glen Stark affair is a year long story
May 11: #KirsanGate

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Alex Shimanov wins Chicago open 2018

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 17:34

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

The 27th Annual Chicago Open was held over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-28, 2018, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.
The event had 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000.
128 players took part in the Open tournament. After 9 rounds 3 players have finished with 7 points.
The winner is GM Alex Shimanov with best tie-break.
Second is GM Andrey Stukopin and third is GM Awonder Liang.

In the Open Section GM norms were achieved by IM Safal Bora and IM Dionisio Aldama, while IM norms were achieved by FM Matthew Larson, Tianqi Wang, FM Sam Schmakel and FM Ben Li.

Final standings top 20

1 GM Alex Shimanov 2625 7.0
2 GM Andrey Stukopin 2580 7.0
3 GM Awonder Liang 2561 7.0
4 GM Anton Kovalyov 2660 6.5
5 GM Samuel Sevian 2613 6.5
6 GM Alexander Shabalov 2564 6.5
7 GM Sergei Azarov 2560 6.5
8 IM Dionisio Aldama 2432 6.5
9 GM Vasif Durarbayli 2618
10 GM Kamil Dragun 2591
11 GM Ruifeng Li 2587
12 GM Vladimir Belous
13 GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan 2542
14 GM Cemil Can Ali Marandi 2521 6.0
15 GM Akshat Chandra 2500 6.0
16 GM Carlos Antonio Hevia Alejano 2489 6.0
17 GM Ashwin Jayaram 2483 6.0
18 FM Sam A Schmakel 2428 6.0
19 IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2401 6.0
20 IM Safal Bora

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