Archive for July, 2015

August 2015 FRL

Friday, July 31st, 2015

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FIDE publishes August 2015 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Working visit of FIDE President to DPR of Korea

Friday, July 31st, 2015

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On July 28-31, the FIDE President had a working visit to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). The main goal of his visit to Pyongyang was the reaching of the agreement on establishing the National Chess Federation. In the capital of North Korea in Mansudae Assembly Hall, the FIDE President met with Yang Hyong-sop, Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly. Also President Ilyumzhinov met with Son Kwang Ho, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, and Pyon Sung Chol, the General Secretary of Korean Chess Association. The FIDE delegation visited the “must-see by the foreigners” village – Mangyongdae-guyok. One can find here the memorial house museum of Kim Il-sung, the Juche Tower and the main memorial complex of the country – Kumsusan Palace of the Sun – that serves as the mausoleum for Kim Il-sung and for Kim Jong-il.
At the meeting with Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the FIDE President spoke about the history and the main aspects of FIDE’s activity, in particular, the most significant projects and shared his views on bilateral cooperation including the material and technical support, which FIDE can provide for the successful functioning of the national chess federation.
The results of the dialogue were the worlds of Yang Hyong-sop “chess is a very good mind sport” and “the North Korea doesn’t mind joining FIDE”.

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Visiting the Mangyongdae-guyok and the house of Kim Il-sung

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Interview to the Korean Central News Agency – KCNA

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Visiting the Juche Tower, named after the ideology of Juche

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The negotiations with the Deputy Minister of Sports Son Kwang Ho, who is also the Vice President and General Secretary of the DPRK NOC. The negotiations were not easy, but eventually the FIDE was able to reach a positive result. A delegation from the DPRK will apply for FIDE membership and will come for the FIDE Congress in Abu Dhabi in September.

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The souvenir chess set for the leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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The souvenir was accepted by Yang Hyong-sop

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Meeting with Yang Hyong-sop, Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly

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The souvenir chess set from the FIDE President, the shape of chess pieces attracted the officials’ interest

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The meeting with Pyon Sung Chol, General Secretary of Korean chess Association, who said that there are 30, 000 registered chess players in the country, but 80% of North Korean men can play chess. The association was established in 1987, there are departments in all 12 DPRK districts.

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The monument to the Korean leaders. It wasn’t easy to take a picture of the pioneer girls together with the foreigner.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Asian Junior & Girls Under-20 Chess Championships 2015

Friday, July 31st, 2015

On behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, the Kyrgyz Chess Federation has the honor to invite all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2015 Asian Junior Chess Championships under 20 from 2nd (arrival) to 12th October (departure) 2015 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The Championships will be played according to the Swiss System of 9 Rounds. Time control is 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 second increments per move from move 1.

The playing venue and official hotel is “Ak Keme Hotel”.

Asian Junior Chess Championships 2015

All Players are obliged to wear uniforms that represent their National Federation and/or the National Flag. Shorts, Slippers, Sun glasses, Sport caps and revealing attire are not allowed.

Each National Federation can enter one (1) player (Open & Girls) categories, totaling a maximum of two (2) invited Players.

The players placed 1-3 in the previous Championship and the Asian Boys (Girls) -18 champions of 2014, the year preceding this edition, will have a personal right to participate in the tournament if they fulfill the condition of Article 2.4 and will be accepted as official players.

Additional (extra) players per category from National Federations can also be registered.

Entitled to participate are chess players from the Federations in Zones 3.1. to 3.7. who shall not have reached the age of 20 before January 1st 2015.

The registration and visa application deadline is 2nd August.

Organizing Committee:
The Chess Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic
31 Turusbekov St., Bishkek, 720010, Kyrgyz Republic
(996312) 31-74-53; 31-79-42; (996 701) 77-57-16; Fax (996312) 31-79-33; kgchess020213@gmail.com

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GM Fernando Peralta wins rapid tournament in Olot

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The 16th Obert d’Escacs Ciutat d’Olot was held on 26th July at the Casino Olot? in Olot, Spain.

The 9-round Swiss event with the time control 15′+5” was organized by the Club d’Escacs Olot and gathered 90 participants.

Grandmaster Fernando Peralta from Argentina emerged clear winner with 8,0/9 points to claim the top prize of 400 EUR.

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Fernando Peralta

Final standings:

1. GM Peralta Fernando ARG 2574 – 8
2. GM Mu?oz Pantoja Miguel Angel PER 2494 – 7.5
3. IM Mellado Trivi?o Joan AND 2517 – 7
4. GM Campos Moreno Javier CHI 2533 – 7
5. GM Movsziszian Karen ARM 2508 – 7
6. MK Sabria Batlle Pol CAT 2395 – 6.5
7. IM Valdes Leonardo CRC 2461 – 6.5
8. IM Lorenzo De La Riva Lazaro CUB 2426 – 6.5
9. Urrutia Mule Oriol CAT 2165 – 6.5
10. IM Perpinya Rofes Lluis M? CAT 2434 – 6.5
11. MK Gutierrez Clares Joaquim CAT 2338 – 6.5
12. MK Vidal Zamora Alex CAT 2415 – 6
13. MK Triadu Cassa Jordi CAT 2319 – 6
14. Ilenko Aleksei RUS 2095 – 6
15. Llerins Bonet Ricard CAT 2208 – 6
16. FM Gonzalez Rodriguez Raul Omar CAT 2331 – 6
17. MK Moreno Martin Daniel CAT 2286 – 6
18. FM Montilla Carrillo Esteban CAT 2316 – 5.5
19. FM Becerra Juan David COL 2178 – 5.5
20. FM Garcia Jimenez Francisco Javi CAT 2384 – 5.5
21. MK Morros Faura Ricard CAT 2298 – 5.5
22. MK Fernandez Diaz Cristian CAT 2356 – 5.5
23. MK Mundet Riera Jaume CAT 2309 – 5.5
24. IM Vehi Bach Victor M. CAT 2421 – 5.5
25. Huici Bentue David CAT 2136 – 5.5
26. De La Plaza Gras Jordi CAT 2146 – 5.5
27. Cano Sevila Ivan CAT 2121 – 5.5
28. WFM Vilar Lopez Monica CAT 2217 – 5
29. MK Amores Gago Javier CAT 2309 – 5
30. IM Peric Slavisa SRB 2184 – 5
31. Balague Camps Marc CAT 2248 – 5
32. Cano Egea Gerard CAT 2146 – 5
33. MK Muratet Casadevall Albert CAT 2230 – 5
34. Castrillon Otero Javier CAT 2215 – 5
35. Saurina Su?er Francesc Xavier CAT 2111 – 5
36. Serrat Rifa Ernest CAT 2206 – 5
37. Ramon Estades Lloren? CAT 1988 – 5
38. Fortea Marc FRA 1722 – 5
39. Lucas Navas Jose Manuel CAT 2032 – 5
40. CM Colls Gelaberto Emili CAT 2293 – 4.5
41. Paquico Rodriguez Ivan CAT 2135 – 4.5
42. CM Fernandez Madrid Carles CAT 2325 – 4.5
43. Magallanes Gustavo Javier CAT 2102 – 4.5
44. Segarra Calderer Albert CAT 2156 – 4.5
45. Fernandez Alsina David CAT 1897 – 4.5
46. Espinosa Cebrian Carlos CAT 2092 – 4.5
47. Muratet Casadevall Elies CAT 2025 – 4.5
48. Alarcon Pages Salvador CAT 1949 – 4.5
49. Prats Alonso Oscar CAT 2163 – 4.5
50. Diaz Mu?oz Sergi CAT 2192 – 4.5
51. Perez Lopez Alfonso CAT 2009 – 4.5
52. Salvador Sanchez Ricardo CAT 1726 – 4.5
53. Gratacos I Font Albert CAT 1937 – 4.5
54. Caro Martinez Ramon CAT 1969 – 4
55. Vilanova Guardiola Josep M? CAT 1987 – 4
56. Cornejo Vera Alejandro Danilo CAT 1988 – 4
57. Vidal Palou Jordi CAT 1944 – 4
58. Clot Chico Arnau CAT 1917 – 4
59. Puigvert Vigo Lluis CAT 1833 – 4
60. Foix Breto Antoni CAT 1864 – 4
61. Gili Mu?oz Daniel CAT 1884 – 4
62. Serrat Juanola Xavier CAT 1877 – 4
63. Planella Sanchez Javier CAT 1904 – 4
64. Ruiz De Morales I Cespedes J CAT 1942 – 4
65. Petereit Michael Viktor CAT 1788 – 4
66. Cuesta Alemany Guillem CAT 1780 – 4
67. Murillo Fiol Rodrigo CAT 1766 – 4
68. Mallol Descarrega Gerard CAT 1913 – 3.5
69. Castell? Margarit Joan Enric CAT 1895 – 3.5
70. Hernandez Requena Francesc CAT 1933 – 3.5
71. Dom?nguez Laguna Eduard CAT 1736 – 3.5
72. Romera Fernandez Manel CAT 1704 – 3.5
73. Cano Egea Juan Manuel CAT 1884 – 3
74. Perez Fonolleras Oliver CAT 1900 – 3
75. Garrido Sanchez Daniel CAT 1831 – 3
76. Moreno Oller V?ctor CAT 1387 – 3
77. Bes Alvarez Alex CAT 1743 – 3
78. Cargol Verdaguer Ferran CAT 1694 – 3
79. Olcina Monells Jordi CAT 1523 – 3
80. Boix Gravolosa Josep M? CAT 1834 – 3
81. Trias Punset Carles CAT 1819 – 3
82. Roa Ribera ?lvaro CAT 1739 – 3
83. Vicente Oliver Carles CAT 1752 – 3
84. Mallol Descarrega Aleix CAT 1823 – 3
85. Cros Garcia Marc CAT 1784 – 2.5
86. Alcaraz Martinez Leandro CAT 1734 – 2
87. Bosch Codina Joaquim CAT 1799 – 2
88. Garcia Castany Jose CAT 1749 – 2
89. Mas Cazorla Josep CAT 1635 – 1
90. Soy Vi?as Francesc CAT 1789 – 0.5

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Open International de Martigny 2015

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The 24th Open International de Martigny is taking place from 31st July to 3rd August at the Hotel Vatel in Martigny, Switzerland.

The tournament is organized by the Cercle de l’Echiquier de Martigny and supported by Commune de Martigny, Etat du Valais, Fonds du sport and H?tel Vatel Martigny.

The playing format is 7-round Swiss with the time control 90′+30”. The top prizes are CHF 1500, 1000, 800, 600, 400.

The tournament has 79 participants. Top rated are:

1. Bauer Christian GM 2618 FRA 1977
2. Bluebaum Matthias GM 2589 GER 1997
3. Korneev Oleg GM 2567 ESP 1969
4. Bosiocic Marin GM 2552 CRO 1988
5. Shchekachev Andrei GM 2552 FRA 1972
6. Nikolov Momchil GM 2530 BUL 1985
7. Antal Gergely GM 2512 HUN 1985
8. Cherniaev Alexander GM 2483 RUS 1969
9. Brunner Nicolas IM 2425 FRA 1984
10. Enchev Ivajlo IM 2422 BUL 1989

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MVL Plays Tr??s ‘Bienne’ In Biel

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Swiss town of Biel, home of the long-standing chess festival and grandmaster tournament of the same name, is on the German-French language divide. At least it was before today.
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the top French player, won …

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MVL Plays Tr??s "Bienne" In Biel

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Swiss town of Biel, home of the long-standing chess festival and grandmaster tournament of the same name, is on the German-French language divide. At least it was before today.
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the top French player, won his final …

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

2015 Winnipeg Open has been rated by the CFC

Friday, July 31st, 2015

2015 Winnipeg Open has been rated by the CFC.

See the crosstable here: http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201507059

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Issac Wiebe 2121 (+84 !)
Marcos Valentino 2210
Jamie Campbell (+205 !!)
Phil Le Dorze 1850
Jim Hemphill 1762
Mark Jenkins 1455
Brock Beach 1874

Source: Chess Manitoba

MVL Is Tr??s "Bienne"

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Swiss town of Biel, home of the long-standing chess festival and grandmaster tournament of the same name, is on the German-French language divide. At least it was before today.
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the top French player, won his final …

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Benasque – Results

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Official FIDE logoThe FIDE Seminar for International Organizers was held at Casa de la Cultura de Benasque in Benasque, Spain from July 3-5, 2015.

The Seminar was organized by the City of Benasque, Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA) and FIDE Events’ Commission (EVE).

The Lecturer was FIDE Vice President Martha Fierro (IO, FT, WGM) and the lectures were conducted in Spanish language.

Nine participants from Spain and Tunisia successfully passed the exam and achieved an IO norm.

The list of participants and their FIDE IDs:

1) Ram?n Garc?a P?rez ID: 22718077 Fed: Spain
2) Valerio De La Cruz Chumilla ID: 22232583 Fed: Spain
3) Manuel L?pez Benito ID: 32056524 Fed: Spain
4) Fernando Arauz Alonso ID: 2298414 Fed: Spain
5) Pablo Garc?a Castro ID: 2209365 Fed: Spain
6) Jordi Parayre Soguero ID: 2223228 Fed: Spain
7) Mairelys Delgado Crespo ID: 3501868 Fed: Spain
8) Nadia Ottavi ID: 5506832 Fed: Tunisia
9) Asunci?n Garc?a Laguens ID: 22216774 Fed: Spain

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