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Preview on the World Team Championship in Astana

FIDE - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 14:18


The World Team Championship is starting in about a week in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. Ten of the strongest nations will compete in the brand new International Financial Centre from March 5 – 14.

The fight for gold in the open section will probably feature a duel between Russia and title-holder China. In the absence of some of their top players, Azerbaijan, India and the United States will hope for an exploit to make it on the podium. Speaking of some feat, specialists have high expectations of the young Iranian team, which will make its first appearance in this competition.

In the women’s section, the outcome is unpredictable, as half of the teams can logically aim for top places. The historic battle between title-holder Russia and 2018 Olympic champion China will be troubled by ambitious teams like the Ukraine, India or Georgia.


Chinese Women’s team


Kateryna Lagno


Ding Liren 


Kazakh Women’s team


Parham Maghsoodloo

Galimzhan Yessenov, President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, “We are on the eve of one of the most prestigious chess events in 2019. As witnesses the level of the participating teams, all matches promise to be intense and hard-fought. The heat of the battle will raise to its highest point. Therefore, the outcome of both competitions will clearly reveal which are the strongest teams. I wish to all players good games and lots of success”. 


The venue is the AIFC – Astana International Financial Centre, which has been inaugurated in July 2018.
Address: Astana, 55/17 Mangilik El Avenue, Pavillon C-3.3.



A various and extensive program of side events has been implemented by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. It will include rapid and blitz tournaments for adults and children, simultaneous display, a solving contest, exhibitions, and presentations.


Schedule:

March 4:   2 pm press conference; 7 pm opening ceremony  March 5 – 9:   Rounds 1 – 5  March 10:   Free day  March 11 – 14:   Rounds 6 – 9 All rounds start at 3 pm except the last, which is scheduled at 12 noon March 14:   8 pm closing ceremony

 

OFFICIAL WTCC WEBSITE

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Μεσονύχτια συνάντηση της Πάτι Σμιθ με τον Φίσερ

Skakistiko - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:02


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Το 2007 συνήλθαμε στο Ρέικιαβικ, την μεγαλύτερη πόλη της Ισλανδίας. Υπήρχε τρομερός ενθουσιασμός, καθώς εκείνη τη χρονιά ορισμένα μέλη είχαν σχεδιάσει να συνεχίουν το ταξίδι τους στη Γροιλανδία, για μια παράπλευρη εξερευνητική αποστολή της λέσχης. Δημιούργησαν μια ομάδα έρευνας ελπίζοντας να εντοπίσουν το σταυρό που τοποθέτησε το 1931 στη μνήμη του Βέγκενερρ ο αδελφός του, Κουρτ. Είχε κατασκευαστεί από σιδερένιες δοκούς ύψους περίπου έξι μέτρων, για να σημαδεύει το σημείο στο οποίο αναπαυόταν, γύρω στα εκατόν είκοσι μίλια από το δυτικό άκρο του καταυλισμού Αϊσμίτε, όπου τον είδαν για τελευταία φορά οι σύντροφοί του. Τότε θεωρούνταν ακόμα αγνοούμενος. Θα ήθελα να πάω μαζί τους, καθώς ήξερα ότι ο μεγάλος σταυρός, αν βρισκόταν, θα μπορούσε να εμπνεύσει μια ξεχωριστή φωτογραφία, αλλά δεν διέθετα την κράση για ένα τέτοιο εγχείρημα. Ωστόσο παρέτεινα τη διαμονή μου στην Ισλανδία, καθώς το Νούμερο Δεκαοκτώ, ένας ιδιαίτερα εύρωστος Ισλανδός μαιτρ, με εξέπληξε ζητώντας μου να διαιτητεύσω αντί για εκείνον σε έναν πολυαναμενόμενο τοπικό αγώνα σκακιού. Αν δεχόμουν, θα μπορούσε να λάβει μέρος στην ομάδα έρευνας που θα ταξίδευε στο εσωτερικό της Γροιλανδίας. Σε αντάλλαγμα μου υποσχέθηκε τρία βράδια στο ξενοδοχείο Borg και την άδεια να φωτογραφίσω το τραπέζι που χρησιμοποιήθηκε το 1972 για τη συνάντηση του Μπόμπι Φίσερ με τον Μπόρις Σπάσκι, το οποίο προς το παρόν μοιράζανε στο υπόγειο ενός τοπικού κυβερνητικού κτιρίου. Ήμουν κάπως επιφυλακτική απέναντι στην ιδέα να εποπτεύσω τον αγώνα, καθώς η αγάπη μου για το σκάκι είχε καθαρά αισθητικό χαρακτήρα. Ωστόσο η ευκαιρία να φωτογραφήσω το ιερό δισκοπότηρο του σύγχρονου σκακιού αρκούσε για να με παρηγορήσει που θα έμενα πίσω.

Το επόμενο απόγευμα έφτασα με την Polaroid μου τη στιγμή που το τραπέζι μεταφερόταν χωρίς επισημότητες στο χώρο του τουρνουά. Ήταν πολύ λιτό σε εμφάνιση, αλλά έφερε τις υπογραφές των δυο μεγάλων σκακιστών. Όπως αποδείχθηκε, τα καθήκοντά μου δεν ήταν ιδιαίτερα απαιτητικά, επρόκειτο για ένα παιδικό τουρνουά και η παρουσία μου ήταν απλώς διακοσμητική. Νικήτρια του αγώνα αναδείχθηκε ένα δεκατριάχρονο κορίτσι με χρυσαφένια μαλλιά. Η ομάδα μας στήθηκε για μια αναμνηστική φωτογραφία και έπειτα μου δόθηκαν δεκαπέντε λεπτά για να φωτογραφίσω και εγώ το τραπέζι, δυστυχώς κάτω από φώτα φθορίου που κάθε άλλο παρά βοηθούσαν στη λήψη.

Όταν επέστρεψα δέχτηκα ένα τηλεφώνημα από έναν άντρα που μου συστήθηκε ως ο σωματοφύλακας του Μπόμπι Φίσερ. Είχε εντολή να οργανώσει μια μεταμεσονύχτια συνάντηση ανάμεσα σε μένα και στον κύριο Φίσερ στην κλειστή τραπεζαρία του ξενοδοχείου Borg. Μπορούσα να συνοδεύομαι από σωματοφύλακά μου και απαγορευόταν να θίξω το θέμα του σκακιού. Συμφωνήσαμε για τη συνάντηση και διέσχισα την πλατεία για να πάω στο C. NASA, όπου επιστράτευσα τον προϊστάμενου του τεχνικού προσωπικού, έναν τύπο εμπιστοσύνης ονόματι Σκιλς, για να εμφανιστεί σαν σωματοφύλακάς μου.

Ο Μπόμπι Φίσερ έφτασε ακριβώς τα μεσάνυχτα φορώντας σκούρο τζάκετ με κουκούλα. Ο Σκιλς φορούσε και εκείνος τζάκετ με κουκούλα. Ο σωματοφύλακας του Μπόμπι ήταν ψηλότερος από όλους μας. Ο Μπόμπι διάλεξε ένα γωνιακό τραπέζι και καθίσαμε αντικριστά. Άρχισε να με δοκιμάζει εκτοξεύοντας μια σειρά από πρόστυχους και φυλετικά μειωτικούς υπαινιγμούς, που εξελίχθηκαν σε ένα παρανοϊκό συνωμοσιολογικό παραλήρημα.
– Κοίτα, χάνεις την ώρα σου, είπα. Μπορώ να γίνω το ίδιο αντιπαθητική με σένα, αλλά για διιαφορετικά θέματα.
Απόμεινε να με κοιτάζει σιωπηλός και τελικά κατέβασε την κουκούλα του.
– Ξέρεις κανένα τραγούδι του Μπάντι Χόλι; με ρώτησε.

Περάσαμε τις επόμενες ώρες τραγουδώντας στην τραπεζαρία. Μερικές φορές χώρια, συχνά μαζί, πολλές φορές καταφέρνοντας να θυμηθούμε μόνο τα μισά λόγια από τα τραγούδια. Κάποια στιγμή επιχείρησε να σιγοντάρει το ρεφρέν του “Big Girls Don’t Cry” σε φαλσέτο και ο σωματοφύλακάς του όρμησε στην αίθουσα ταραγμένος!

– Όλα εντάξει, κύριε;
– Ναι, είπε ο Μπόμπι.
– Μου φάνηκε ότι άκουσα κάτι παράξενο.
-Τραγουδούσα.
– Τραγουδούσατε;
– Ναι, τραγουδούσα.

Αυτή ήταν η συνάντησή μου με τον Μπόμπι Φίσερ, έναν από τους μεγαλύτερους σκακιστές του εικοστού αιώνα. Ενώ καθόμουν απέναντι από την άδεια καρέκλα του φαντάστηκα τα μέλη της Λέσχης Ηπειρωτικής Μετακίνησης να κοιμούνται ακόμα ή να στριφογυρίζουν στα κρεβάτια τους πλημμυρισμένοι από ένα αίσθημα προσμονής. Σε λίγες ώρες θα σηκώνονταν και θα θα ξεκινούσαν για την παγωμένη ενδοχώρα της Γροιλανδίας αναζητώντας τη μνήμη με τη μορφή ενός μεγάλου σταυρού. Καθώς οι βαριές κουρτίνες άνοιξαν και το πρωινό φως πλημμύρισε τη μικρή τραπεζαρία,σκέφτηκα ότι, χωρίς αμφιβολία, μερικές φορές επισκιάζουμε τα όνειρά μας με την πραγματικότητα.

Πάτι Σμιθ – M Train – μετάφραση Αλέξης Καλοφωλιάς – Κέδρος 2018

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Chess omitted by the Paris 2024 organizing committee

FIDE - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 09:36



The Paris 2024 organizers have chosen not to include chess in the program of the Summer Olympic Games, nominating four other sports instead. The IOC will consider this proposal during the next meeting of its executive board at the end of March. A final decision will be taken by December 2020.

FIDE accepts the decision of the Paris 2024 organizing committee and will continue to aim at reaching full recognition of chess in all countries. An important step consists now in achieving the involvement of our sport in youth and continental games.

FIDE was founded in Paris in the summer of 1924. President Arkady Dvorkovich stresses that the 100th anniversary will be duly celebrated in the French capital anyway.

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Chess omitted by the Paris 2024 organizing committee

FIDE - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 09:36



The Paris 2024 organizers have chosen not to include chess in the program of the Summer Olympic Games, nominating four other sports instead. The IOC will consider this proposal during the next meeting of its executive board at the end of March. A final decision will be taken by December 2020.

FIDE accepts the decision of the Paris 2024 organizing committee and will continue to aim at reaching full recognition of chess in all countries. An important step consists now in achieving the involvement of our sport in youth and continental games.

FIDE was founded in Paris in the summer of 1924. President Arkady Dvorkovich stresses that the 100th anniversary will be duly celebrated in the French capital anyway.

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FIDE President met with the representatives of the USCF

FIDE - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:21



FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich had a meeting with the representatives of the United States Chess Federation in Washington on February 20. During the meeting they discussed the development of chess both in the US and in the world. “The USCF is a very active federation, it pays much attention to young players and it was very interesting to work with colleagues. There are many strong American chess players, who are fighting for the chess crown in the strongest chess tournaments. Fabiano Caruana lost to Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship Match, but nevertheless there is a whole generation of chess players who are now involved in this fight”, commented Arkady Dvorkovich.



FIDE Vice President, the President of Kasparov Chess Foundation Michael Khodarkovsky, FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, USCF Executive Director, member of FIDE Women`s Commission Carol Meyer, former USCF President and member of FIDE Rules Commission Mike Hoffpauir.

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FIDE President met with the representatives of the USCF

FIDE - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:21



FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich had a meeting with the representatives of the United States Chess Federation in Washington on February 20. During the meeting they discussed the development of chess both in the US and in the world. “The USCF is a very active federation, it pays much attention to young players and it was very interesting to work with colleagues. There are many strong American chess players, who are fighting for the chess crown in the strongest chess tournaments. Fabiano Caruana lost to Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship Match, but nevertheless there is a whole generation of chess players who are now involved in this fight”, commented Arkady Dvorkovich.



FIDE Vice President, the President of Kasparov Chess Foundation Michael Khodarkovsky, FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, USCF Executive Director, member of FIDE Women`s Commission Carol Meyer, former USCF President and member of FIDE Rules Commission Mike Hoffpauir.

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2019 WTCC: Team Compositions

FIDE - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:51


FIDE publishes the team compositions for the 2019 World Team Championships, which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from the 4th of March (arrival) till the 15th of March (departure) 2019.

 

Open Teams

   Azerbaijan 4650891 1 Naiditsch, Arkadij GM 2732 13401653 2 Mamedov, Rauf GM 2703 13402129 3 Safarli, Eltaj GM 2681 13401378 4 Guseinov, Gadir GM 2664 13402960 5 Abasov, Nijat GM 2630 13400150 6 Sideifzade, Fikret (C) IM 2391    Egypt 10601457 1 Amin, Bassem GM 2710 10601619 2 Adly, Ahmed GM 2611 10600183 3 Hesham, Abdelrahman GM 2448 10613129 4 Fawzy, Adham IM 2447 10600035 5 Abdelnabbi, Imed IM 2444 4152417 6 Oleksiyenko, Mykhaylo (C) GM 2592    England 400041 1 Adams, Michael GM 2705 409561 2 Jones, Gawain C B GM 2689 404853 3 McShane, Luke J GM 2663 410608 4 Howell, David W L GM 2689 400033 5 Speelman, Jon S GM 2504 400289 6 Pein, Malcolm (C) IM 2313    Russia 14109603 1 Karjakin, Sergey GM 2753 4168119 2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian GM 2771 4126025 3 Grischuk, Alexander GM 2771 4158814 4 Andreikin, Dmitry GM 2725 24101605 5 Artemiev, Vladislav GM 2709 4121830 6 Motylev, Alexander (C) GM 2644    India 5018471 1 Adhiban, B. GM 2689 5004985 2 Sasikiran, Krishnan GM 2678 5021596 3 Sethuraman, S.P. GM 2651 5072786 4 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR. GM 2601 5002150 5 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar GM 2636 5018420 6 Narayanan, Srinath (C) GM 2572    Iran 12539929 1 Maghsoodloo, Parham GM 2666 12573981 2 Firouzja, Alireza GM 2618 12510130 3 Idani, Pouya GM 2604 12521213 4 Tabatabaei, M.amin GM 2590 12500739 5 Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan GM 2540 14400030 6 Sokolov, Ivan (C) GM 2590    Kazakhstan 13702661 1 Jumabayev, Rinat GM 2604 13700316 2 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas GM 2587 13701525 3 Ismagambetov, Anuar GM 2545 13707647 4 Makhnev, Denis IM 2495 13700669 5 Kostenko, Petr GM 2466 13700278 6 Kotsur, Pavel (C) GM 2527    China 8603677 1 Ding, Liren GM 2812 8603820 2 Yu, Yangyi GM 2764 8601445 3 Bu, Xiangzhi GM 2731 8601160 4 Ni, Hua GM 2683 8603405 5 Wei, Yi GM 2733 8600031 6 Xu, Jun (C) GM 2487    Sweden 1710400 1 Grandelius, Nils GM 2679 1709437 2 Blomqvist, Erik GM 2483 1706446 3 Tikkanen, Hans GM 2518 1707930 4 Smith, Axel GM 2487 1711113 5 Johansson, Linus IM 2479    United States of America 1126881 1 Swiercz, Dariusz GM 2655 14101025 2 Onischuk, Alexander GM 2647 2040506 3 Sevian, Samuel GM 2642 2021285 4 Lenderman, Aleksandr GM 2637 13601733 5 Izoria, Zviad GM 2603 2000709 6 Donaldson, John (C) IM 2412
 

Women Teams

   Egypt 10609970 1 Wafa, Shrook WGM 2152 10609962 2 Wafa, Shahenda WGM 2171 10615873 3 Moaataz, Ayah WIM 2033 10606700 4 Elansary, Eman WIM 1942 10623310 5 Ehab, Tasneem WIM 1840 10600736 6 Elgendy, Hesham (C)   2049    Hungary 12400149 1 Hoang, Thanh Trang GM 2449 709751 2 Gara, Anita IM 2385 717444 3 Gara, Ticia WGM 2326 708780 4 Terbe, Julianna WIM 2275 704814 5 Havanecz, Bianka WIM 2283 717312 6 Antal, Gergely (C) GM 2546    Armenia 13300210 1 Danielian, Elina GM 2427 13300601 2 Mkrtchian, Lilit IM 2390 13308130 3 Sargsyan, Anna M. WFM 2337 13300270 4 Gevorgyan, Maria WIM 2251 13300946 5 Ghukasyan, Siranush WIM 2221 13302000 6 Andriasian, Zaven (C) GM 2600    Georgia 13602640 1 Khotenashvili, Bela GM 2491 13602993 2 Batsiashvili, Nino GM 2459 13601458 3 Javakhishvili, Lela IM 2452 13604040 4 Arabidze, Meri IM 2387 13602446 5 Melia, Salome IM 2385 13600052 6 Ubilava, Elizbar (C) GM 2495    India 5008123 1 Soumya, Swaminathan WGM 2402 5016193 2 Tania, Sachdev IM 2400 5007844 3 Karavade, Eesha IM 2365 5012600 4 Kulkarni Bhakti WGM 2348 5029295 5 Padmini, Rout IM 2315 5019184 6 Swapnil, S. Dhopade (C) GM 2488    Ukraine 14111330 1 Muzychuk, Anna GM 2558 14114550 2 Muzychuk, Mariya GM 2538 14110911 3 Ushenina, Anna GM 2443 14101181 4 Gaponenko, Inna IM 2424 14123622 5 Buksa, Nataliya IM 2420 14100932 6 Brodsky, Michail (C) GM 2535    China 8603642 1 Tan, Zhongyi GM 2502 8605114 2 Lei, Tingjie GM 2460 8602689 3 Huang, Qian WGM 2441 8603162 4 Shen, Yang IM 2453 8602972 5 Ding, Yixin WGM 2432 8600660 6 Yu, Shaoteng (C) GM 2462    Kazakhstan 13703544 1 Abdumalik, Zhansaya IM 2468 13700090 2 Saduakassova, Dinara IM 2462 13704788 3 Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan IM 2336 13702971 4 Dauletova, Gulmira WIM 2263 13703595 5 Davletbayeva, Madina WGM 2286 13301578 6 Pashikian, Arman (C) GM 2616    Russia 14109336 1 Lagno, Kateryna GM 2560 4128125 2 Kosteniuk, Alexandra GM 2532 4167570 3 Gunina, Valentina GM 2501 4147103 4 Goryachkina, Aleksandra GM 2518 4195752 5 Girya, Olga WGM 2457 4115309 6 Rublevsky, Sergei (C) GM 2652    United States of America 13301918 1 Abrahamyan, Tatev WGM 2377 322750 2 Nemcova, Katerina WGM 2315 2090732 3 Yip, Carissa FM 2279 1212915 4 Foisor, Sabina-Francesca WGM 2276 30908132 5 Wu, Rochelle WCM 2162 13300512 6 Khachiyan, Melikset (C) GM 2509
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2019 WTCC: Team Compositions

FIDE - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:51



FIDE publishes the team compositions for the 2019 World Team Championships, which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from the 4th of March (arrival) till the 15th of March (departure) 2019.

 

Open Teams

   Azerbaijan 4650891 1 Naiditsch, Ardakij GM 2732 13401653 2 Mamedov, Rauf GM 2703 13402129 3 Safarli, Eltaj GM 2681 13401378 4 Guseinov, Gadir GM 2664 13402960 5 Abasov, Nijat GM 2630 13400150 6 Sideifzade, Fikret (C) IM 2391    Egypt 10601457 1 Amin, Bassem GM 2710 10601619 2 Adly, Ahmed GM 2611 10600183 3 Hesham, Abdelrahman GM 2448 10613129 4 Fawzy, Adham IM 2447 10600035 5 Abdelnabbi, Imed IM 2444 4152417 6 Oleksiyenko, Mykhaylo (C) GM 2592    England 400041 1 Adams, Michael GM 2705 409561 2 Jones, Gawain C B GM 2689 404853 3 McShane, Luke J GM 2663 410608 4 Howell, David W L GM 2689 400033 5 Speelman, Jon S GM 2504 400289 6 Pein, Malcolm (C) IM 2313    Russia 14109603 1 Karjakin, Sergey GM 2753 4168119 2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian GM 2771 4126025 3 Grischuk, Alexander GM 2771 4158814 4 Andreikin, Dmitry GM 2725 24101605 5 Artemiev, Vladislav GM 2709 4121830 6 Motylev, Alexander (C) GM 2644    India 5018471 1 Adhiban, B. GM 2689 5004985 2 Sasikiran, Krishnan GM 2678 5021596 3 Sethuraman, S.P. GM 2651 5072786 4 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR. GM 2601 5002150 5 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar GM 2636 5018420 6 Narayanan, Srinath (C) GM 2572    Iran 12539929 1 Maghsoodloo, Parham GM 2666 12573981 2 Firouzja, Alireza GM 2618 12510130 3 Idani, Pouya GM 2604 12521213 4 Tabatabaei, M.amin GM 2590 12500739 5 Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan GM 2540 14400030 6 Sokolov, Ivan (C) GM 2590    Kazakhstan 13702661 1 Jumabayev, Rinat GM 2604 13700316 2 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas GM 2587 13701525 3 Ismagambetov, Anuar GM 2545 13707647 4 Makhnev, Denis IM 2495 13700669 5 Kostenko, Petr GM 2466 13700278 6 Kotsur, Pavel (C) GM 2527    China 8603677 1 Ding, Liren GM 2812 8603820 2 Yu, Yangyi GM 2764 8601445 3 Bu, Xiangzhi GM 2731 8601160 4 Ni, Hua GM 2683 8603405 5 Wei, Yi GM 2733 8600031 6 Xu, Jun (C) GM 2487    Sweden 1710400 1 Grandelius, Nils GM 2679 1709437 2 Blomqvist, Erik GM 2483 1706446 3 Tikkanen, Hans GM 2518 1707930 4 Smith, Axel GM 2487 1711113 5 Johansson, Linus IM 2479    United States of America 1126881 1 Swiercz, Dariusz GM 2655 14101025 2 Onischuk, Alexander GM 2647 2040506 3 Sevian, Samuel GM 2642 2021285 4 Lenderman, Aleksandr GM 2637 13601733 5 Izoria, Zviad GM 2603 2000709 6 Donaldson, John (C) IM 2412
 

Women Teams

   Egypt 10609970 1 Wafa, Shrook WGM 2152 10609962 2 Wafa, Shahenda WGM 2171 10615873 3 Moaataz, Ayah WIM 2033 10606700 4 Elansary, Eman WIM 1942 10623310 5 Ehab, Tasneem WIM 1840 10600736 6 Elgendy, Hesham (C)   2049    Hungary 12400149 1 Hoang, Thanh Trang GM 2449 709751 2 Gara, Anita IM 2385 717444 3 Gara, Ticia WGM 2326 708780 4 Terbe, Julianna WIM 2275 704814 5 Havanecz, Bianka WIM 2283 717312 6 Antal, Gergely (C) GM 2546    Armenia 13300210 1 Danielian, Elina GM 2427 13300601 2 Mkrtchian, Lilit IM 2390 13308130 3 Sargsyan, Anna M. WFM 2337 13300270 4 Gevorgyan, Maria WIM 2251 13300946 5 Ghukasyan, Siranush WIM 2221 13302000 6 Andriasian, Zaven (C) GM 2600    Georgia 13602640 1 Khotenashvili, Bela GM 2491 13602993 2 Batsiashvili, Nino GM 2459 13601458 3 Javakhishvili, Lela IM 2452 13604040 4 Arabidze, Meri IM 2387 13602446 5 Melia, Salome IM 2385 13600052 6 Ubilava, Elizbar (C) GM 2495    India 5008123 1 Koneru, Humpy GM 2541 5016193 2 Soumya, Swaminathan WGM 2402 5007844 3 Tania, Sachdev IM 2400 5012600 4 Karavade, Eesha IM 2365 5029295 5 Padmini, Rout IM 2315 5019184 6 Swapnil, S. Dhopade (C) GM 2488    Ukraine 14111330 1 Muzychuk, Anna GM 2558 14114550 2 Muzychuk, Mariya GM 2538 14110911 3 Ushenina, Anna GM 2443 14101181 4 Gaponenko, Inna IM 2424 14123622 5 Buksa, Nataliya IM 2420 14100932 6 Brodsky, Michail (C) GM 2535    China 8603642 1 Tan, Zhongyi GM 2502 8605114 2 Lei, Tingjie GM 2460 8602689 3 Huang, Qian WGM 2441 8603162 4 Shen, Yang IM 2453 8602972 5 Ding, Yixin WGM 2432 8600660 6 Yu, Shaoteng (C) GM 2462    Kazakhstan 13703544 1 Abdumalik, Zhansaya IM 2468 13700090 2 Saduakassova, Dinara IM 2462 13704788 3 Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan IM 2336 13702971 4 Dauletova, Gulmira WIM 2263 13703595 5 Davletbayeva, Madina WGM 2286 13301578 6 Pashikian, Arman (C) GM 2616    Russia 14109336 1 Lagno, Kateryna GM 2560 4128125 2 Kosteniuk, Alexandra GM 2532 4167570 3 Gunina, Valentina GM 2501 4147103 4 Goryachkina, Aleksandra GM 2518 4195752 5 Girya, Olga WGM 2457 4115309 6 Rublevsky, Sergei (C) GM 2652    United States of America 13301918 1 Abrahamyan, Tatev WGM 2377 322750 2 Nemcova, Katerina WGM 2315 2090732 3 Yip, Carissa FM 2279 1212915 4 Foisor, Sabina-Francesca WGM 2276 30908132 5 Wu, Rochelle WCM 2162 13300512 6 Khachiyan, Melikset (C) GM 2509
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FIDE President's working meeting with the President of FIFA

FIDE - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:02



FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich told TASS what they discussed with the FIFA President Gianni Infantino at their meeting in Zurich on January 24th.

First of all, we discussed the FIFA support aimed at the growth of the professional level of our employees in the spheres where FIDE has been weaker than FIFA during the last couple of years: marketing, finances and corporate management. We have a new team and FIFA has kindly agreed to assist us to upscale the professional level and staff qualifications, to organize workshops which will enable FIDE to improve the quality of the services provided.

Second direction is the work with Academies in various countries. We have agreed that the countries with an established level of competence and opportunities should become centers of our cooperation, where chess would be included in the programme of the football academies so that young football players could benefit from chess to increase their level, technical thinking and analytical skills.

Chess players nowadays should keep themselves very fit, in order to stay on top. We also discussed digital technologies as FIFA has recently created a digital transformation department and as FIDE has a similar structure, therefore we have agreed to create digital platforms.

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FIDE President's working meeting with the President of FIFA

FIDE - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:02



FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich told TASS what they discussed with the FIFA President Gianni Infantino at their meeting in Zurich on January 24th.

First of all, we discussed the FIFA support aimed at the growth of the professional level of our employees in the spheres where FIDE has been weaker than FIFA during the last couple of years: marketing, finances and corporate management. We have a new team and FIFA has kindly agreed to assist us to upscale the professional level and staff qualifications, to organize workshops which will enable FIDE to improve the quality of the services provided.

Second direction is the work with Academies in various countries. We have agreed that the countries with an established level of competence and opportunities should become centers of our cooperation, where chess would be included in the programme of the football academies so that young football players could benefit from chess to increase their level, technical thinking and analytical skills.

Chess players nowadays should keep themselves very fit, in order to stay on top. We also discussed digital technologies as FIFA has recently created a digital transformation department and as FIDE has a similar structure, therefore we have agreed to create digital platforms.

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Call for Bids: FIDE Events 2021

FIDE - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:26



FIDE EVENTS COMMISSION

CALL FOR BIDS

FIDE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

Deadline 31st March 2019


1. World Junior Chess Championship 2021

2. World Senior Chess Championship 2021

3. World Senior Team Championship 2021

4. World Amateur Chess Championship 2021

5. World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2021

6. World Youth (U14, U16 & U18) Chess Championships 2021 (Africa)

7. World Cadets (U08, U10 & U12) Chess Championships 2021 (Africa)

8. World Youth & Cadets Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021


World School Chess Championships 2021 awarded to Halkidiki, Greece (2-May-2021/11-May-2021) at 2018 2nd quarter Presidential Board 9-10 July 2018 Bucharest, Romania. Check PB Decision here.

With effect from 1st January 2013, a bid for any FIDE Competitions onwards shall include the name of a FIDE licensed International Organizer.

All bids should be submitted by the due date in sealed envelope or scanned documents to the FIDE Secretariat, postal address: 9 Syggrou Avenue, 11743 Athens - Greece / Fax: (+30) 2109212859 / Email: office@fide.com by 31st March 2019, 16:00 local time (UTC/GMT + 2 hours).

Each bid should be accompanied with a bid fee.

2.000 Euro – World Youth & Cadets Chess Championships
1.000 Euro – World Junior Chess Championship
500 Euro – All other FIDE World Chess Championships

Bid Fees are not refundable. Bid fees should be paid the latest by 12th April 2019 to the FIDE bank account (free of charges) or to be enclosed in the bid envelope.

All bidders must fill the bid form and the new bid from annex completely.

Price of hotels, details about the accommodation and tournament hall must be written in the bid.

FIDE EVE will make first bid inspections before GA/EB and send its report together with a bid evaluation form. There will be a second inspection two to four months prior to the event, to the awarded organisation. Travel and accommodation costs of the inspections must be paid by organizers.

Download the bid form and new bid annex.

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Tiebreak looming at the TCEC Superfinal

Chessdom - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:42

Last November, the classical World Chess Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana was an amazing adventure of total equality – twelve consecutive draws and a need for a rapid tiebreak. Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship 2018 title and many experts predicted that such an equal match will not be seen in the near future. They have all been proven wrong, as just several months later we are seeing a match for a world title which is more equal and for many fans it is dubbed as more dramatic.

84 games into the final of the Top Chess Engine Championship, the premier event for chess software, the reigning champion Stockfish and the challenger Leela Chess Zero are protagonists in an amazing battle. Despite the frequent exchange of blows between the two participants (a total of 18 decisive games!) the score is equal 42-42. A remainder of just 16 out of the total 100 games is left and the drama ensuing is unseen so far in the history of computer chess.

Leela Chess Zero entered the Superfinal as second in the Premier Division and as a TCEC Cup champion. It is the first neural network to ever reach the final for the highest chess engines title. Yet, in a poll before the match only about 35% of over 1000 people believed that LCZero had a chance, and of those people many admitted they chose the option just to support the engine as fans. When LCZero started winning games the surprise was huge and sent ripples through the chess world.

Only 16 games are left and anything is possible in the first “end of an era” match. Follow them live on the official website

TCEC Superfinal tiebreaks

The equal score after 84 games triggers high expectations for tiebreaks. In case of an equal score after game 100, there will be a rapid match of 16 games with a time control of 25′ + 10″ with random openings selected from earlier in the same Season. In case it is still tied there will be a Blitz match of 8 games with a time control of 3′ + 2″.

Bonus rapid match ?

There is also the possibility that one of the engines will prevail in the remaining classical games. In such a case, TCEC has prepared a bonus event for those fans that want to see a rapid event. It will be a one week event between the end of the Superfinal and the start of Season 15 Div 4 and will have the following rules:

* Four engines will be invited – Stockfish, LCZero, Komodo, and Houdini
* A total of 20 double round robins will be played
* The time control will be 12 min + 3 sec
* The first two engines in the standings progress to a 100 games rapid final

The rapid tournament will be played just for bonus purposes and fun. The real high quality chess happens only at long time controls, which allows the engines to show their best. Yet, it will be a fun event that many of the fans that enjoy the Superfinal would like to see.

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FIDE Grand Swiss update

FIDE - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:08



FIDE announces the updates approved by the Presidential Board:

1. The event will take place on the Isle of Man: October 8 (arrival) - October 22 (departure), 2019

2. 120 players will receive special conditions. 15 more players will get the conditions in line with the original 105 in the published Regulations, and these spots will be distributed as follows:

12 spots will be allocated to the qualifiers from the respective Continental Championships to be held in 2019:

Europe - 5
Asia - 3
Americas - 3
Africa - 1

If the players occupying top positions in these events will qualify anyways (by average rating or other criteria as per regulations), the spot(s) will go to the next placed participant(s) in the respective Continental Championship.

In addition, FIDE President gets the right to nominate 3 (three) players.

FIDE looks forward to an exceptional event in cooperation with chess.com and Isle of Man organizers.

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FIDE Grand Swiss update

FIDE - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:08



FIDE announces the updates approved by the Presidential Board:

1. The event will take place on the Isle of Man: October 8 (arrival) - October 22 (departure), 2019

2. 120 players will receive special conditions. 15 more players will get the conditions in line with the original 105 in the published Regulations, and these spots will be distributed as follows:

12 spots will be allocated to the qualifiers from the respective Continental Championships to be held in 2019:

Europe - 5
Asia - 3
Americas - 3
Africa - 1

If the players occupying top positions in these events will qualify anyways (by average rating or other criteria as per regulations), the spot(s) will go to the next placed participant(s) in the respective Continental Championship.

In addition, FIDE President gets the right to nominate 3 (three) players.

FIDE looks forward to an exceptional event in cooperation with chess.com and Isle of Man organizers.

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FIDE announces the line-up for the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Series 2019

FIDE - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:43



It is going to be the strongest Grand Prix cycle in recent times, and we are pleased to see that nearly all the World's top players are taking part. FIDE World Chess Grand Prix introduces a new attractive format, and we are looking forward to an exciting Series.

Please see more details and allocations of players:

  MOSCOW RIGA HAMBURG TEL-AVIV 1 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2 Anish Giri Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Alexander Grischuk Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  3 Wesley So Anish Giri Hikaru Nakamura  Anish Giri 4 Levon Aronian  Wesley So Yu Yangyi Wesley So 5 Alexander Grischuk Levon Aronian  Ian Nepomniachtchi Levon Aronian  6 Hikaru Nakamura  Alexander Grischuk Peter Svidler Sergey Karjakin  7 Sergey Karjakin  Hikaru Nakamura  Teimour Radjabov Yu Yangyi 8 Ian Nepomniachtchi Sergey Karjakin  Veselin Topalov Ian Nepomniachtchi 9 Peter Svidler Yu Yangyi Dmitry Jakovenko Teimour Radjabov 10 Teimour Radjabov Peter Svidler David Navara Veselin Topalov 11 Dmitry Jakovenko Veselin Topalov Radoslaw Wojtaszek Dmitry Jakovenko 12 Radoslaw Wojtaszek David Navara Wei Yi David Navara 13 Wei Yi Jan-Krzysztof Duda  Jan-Krzysztof Duda  Radoslaw Wojtaszek 14 Jan-Krzysztof Duda  Pentala Harikrishna Pentala Harikrishna Wei Yi 15 Nikita Vitiugov  Nikita Vitiugov  Nikita Vitiugov  Pentala Harikrishna 16 Daniil Dubov Daniil Dubov Daniil Dubov Israeli Nomination



We’d like to note our cooperation with the Grand Chess Tour that allowed every eligible player to participate in both Series in spite of this year's unprecedentedly tight Calendar.

Full details and information about the Series is available at WordChess.com.

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FIDE announces the line-up for the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Series 2019

FIDE - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:43



It is going to be the strongest Grand Prix cycle in recent times, and we are pleased to see that nearly all the World's top players are taking part. FIDE World Chess Grand Prix introduces a new attractive format, and we are looking forward to an exciting Series.

Please see more details and allocations of players:

  MOSCOW RIGA HAMBURG TEL-AVIV 1 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2 Anish Giri Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Alexander Grischuk Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  3 Wesley So Anish Giri Hikaru Nakamura  Anish Giri 4 Levon Aronian  Wesley So Yu Yangyi Wesley So 5 Alexander Grischuk Levon Aronian  Ian Nepomniachtchi Levon Aronian  6 Hikaru Nakamura  Alexander Grischuk Peter Svidler Sergey Karjakin  7 Sergey Karjakin  Hikaru Nakamura  Teimour Radjabov Yu Yangyi 8 Ian Nepomniachtchi Sergey Karjakin  Veselin Topalov Ian Nepomniachtchi 9 Peter Svidler Yu Yangyi Dmitry Jakovenko Teimour Radjabov 10 Teimour Radjabov Peter Svidler David Navara Veselin Topalov 11 Dmitry Jakovenko Veselin Topalov Radoslaw Wojtaszek Dmitry Jakovenko 12 Radoslaw Wojtaszek David Navara Wei Yi David Navara 13 Wei Yi Jan-Krzysztof Duda  Jan-Krzysztof Duda  Radoslaw Wojtaszek 14 Jan-Krzysztof Duda  Pentala Harikrishna Pentala Harikrishna Wei Yi 15 Nikita Vitiugov  Nikita Vitiugov  Nikita Vitiugov  Pentala Harikrishna 16 Daniil Dubov Daniil Dubov Daniil Dubov Israeli Nomination



We’d like to note our cooperation with the Grand Chess Tour that allowed every eligible player to participate in both Series in spite of this year's unprecedentedly tight Calendar.

Full details and information about the Series is available at WordChess.com.

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Task Force for the Reform of the FIDE Statutes

FIDE - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:33



In February 2019 the newly established Task Force for the Reform of the FIDE Statutes started its operations. The main activities of this ambitious working group are related to a deep analysis of relevant FIDE documents, the team brainstorming, discussion and agreement on a new logical restructuring and clear terminology. During the whole process a regular communication with FIDE responsible people is a vital condition for preparing new FIDE Statutes to be approved by the respective FIDE General Assembly by the end of 2019. The main objective of the Task Force efforts is to recommend new FIDE Statutes to serve as a formal base for FIDE as a modern, lean, transparent and efficient sport organisation.

First meeting of the Task Force was held in Lausanne on 16-17 February 2019. During an intensive and creative discussion the members agreed on main pillars of the future FIDE Statutes, more clear and logical structure and suggestions leading to a modern and flexible management in line of a good and professional governance that should be one of first important signals to future potential sponsors and partners of a chess community. By the next meeting that was agreed to happen at the beginning of April again in Lausanne, the members agreed to come with a very first draft of the FIDE Statutes including with more detailed suggestions especially in the areas of Financial and Tournament Regulations. Of course relevant and not only financial and tournament stakeholders will be consulted during the work of the Task Force plus it was agreed to suggest to the Constitutional Commission to have a common plenary meeting at some reasonable point in order to finalise a good product.

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Task Force for the Reform of the FIDE Statutes

FIDE - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:33



In February 2019 the newly established Task Force for the Reform of the FIDE Statutes started its operations. The main activities of this ambitious working group are related to a deep analysis of relevant FIDE documents, the team brainstorming, discussion and agreement on a new logical restructuring and clear terminology. During the whole process a regular communication with FIDE responsible people is a vital condition for preparing new FIDE Statutes to be approved by the respective FIDE General Assembly by the end of 2019. The main objective of the Task Force efforts is to recommend new FIDE Statutes to serve as a formal base for FIDE as a modern, lean, transparent and efficient sport organisation.

First meeting of the Task Force was held in Lausanne on 16-17 February 2019. During an intensive and creative discussion the members agreed on main pillars of the future FIDE Statutes, more clear and logical structure and suggestions leading to a modern and flexible management in line of a good and professional governance that should be one of first important signals to future potential sponsors and partners of a chess community. By the next meeting that was agreed to happen at the beginning of April again in Lausanne, the members agreed to come with a very first draft of the FIDE Statutes including with more detailed suggestions especially in the areas of Financial and Tournament Regulations. Of course relevant and not only financial and tournament stakeholders will be consulted during the work of the Task Force plus it was agreed to suggest to the Constitutional Commission to have a common plenary meeting at some reasonable point in order to finalise a good product.

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FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visited Guam

FIDE - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:37



FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich played the ceremonial first moves against Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio of Guam to mark the opening of the 2019 Zone 3.6 Championships being held here between February 18-23. 

The previous evening the Guam Chess Federation hosted a wonderful Welcome Dinner at the Star Pacific Hotel in Tumon which is the venue for the tournament. Addresses were given by Guam Chess President Roger Orio, The Honorable Alberto C. Lamorena III, Presiding Judge of Guam, Zhu Chen former Women’s World Champion and Paul Spiller, president of Zone 3.6.

The guests and players were entertained by the Natibu Dance Academy, guest singer Erica Faye S Tubera and the Flag Ceremony and national anthems were undertaken by the George Washington High School Colour Guard.





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FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visited Guam

FIDE - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:37



FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich played the ceremonial first moves against Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio of Guam to mark the opening of the 2019 Zone 3.6 Championships being held here between February 18-23. 

The previous evening the Guam Chess Federation hosted a wonderful Welcome Dinner at the Star Pacific Hotel in Tumon which is the venue for the tournament. Addresses were given by Guam Chess President Roger Orio, The Honorable Alberto C. Lamorena III, Presiding Judge of Guam, Zhu Chen former Women’s World Champion and Paul Spiller, president of Zone 3.6.

The guests and players were entertained by the Natibu Dance Academy, guest singer Erica Faye S Tubera and the Flag Ceremony and national anthems were undertaken by the George Washington High School Colour Guard.





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