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IM Irene Sukandar convincing winner of 4th World Online Women Blitz qualifier

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

FIDE-World-Online-Women-Blitz-Championship-2015-2The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 continued on Thursday, August 27th with the fourth qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform.

40 players from 20 different countries took part in the event. The 23 years old IM/ WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) emerged a convincing winner with 10/11 points, leaving the runner-up, WIM Elena Tomilova (Russia), half a point behind.

IM/ WGM Irina Vasilevich (Russia) finished third with 9 points.

The rest of the players who advances to the semifinal are: WGM Karina Ambartsumova (Russia), WCM Evi Lindiawati (Indonesia), WGM Sabina Foisor (United States), IM/WGM Iva Videnova (Bulgaria) and WGM Sandugach Shaydullina (Russia).

The first stage of the Championship will be completed over eight (8) qualifier tournaments, followed by a semifinal with 64 players, and a final tournament with 10 players.

A rich prize fund of 9000 USD will be awarded in the final tournament.

Registrations for the FIDE event are continuously open. The players can compete from the comfort of their home, without costs associated with the hotels and airfares.

The schedule of the remaining qualifier tournaments is as follows (Date | GMT/UTC time):
- September 3rd, 2015 | 19:00
- September 10th, 2015 | 13:00
- September 17th, 2015 | 7:00
- September 24th, 2015 | 13:00

Eight (8) players advance from each qualifier tournament to the semifinal.

The competition will take place on the official FIDE Arena Online platform. FIDE Online uses AceGuard, anti-cheating and security software of new generation. Based on advanced behavioral analysis and the activities of the players, AceGuard indicates deviations from proper procedures of play.

Make sure to read the FULL Regulations

Final standings:

1 IM/WGM Irine Kharisma Sukandar 2218 Indonesia 10.0
2 WIM Elena Tomilova 2328 Russian Federation 9.5
3 IM/WGM Irina Vasilevich 2270 Russian Federation 9.0
4 WGM Karina Ambartsumova 2297 Russian Federation 7.5
5 WCM Evi Lindiawati 2023 Indonesia 7.0
6 WGM Sabina Foisor United States 7.0
7 IM/WGM Iva Videnova 2300 Bulgaria 6.5
8 WGM Sandugach Shaydullina 2081 Russian Federation 6.5
9 WIM Natacha Benmesbah 2203 France 6.5
10 WIM Valentina Jorquera Cabello 2072 Chile 6.5
11 WGM Yulia Kochetkova 2325 Slovakia 6.5
12 IM/WGM Milliet Sophie 2228 France 6.0
13 WIM Zenia Corrales Jimenez 2274 Cuba 6.0
14 WFM Ana Daniela Madrigal 1944 Nicaragua 6.0
15 WGM Adriana Nikolova 2241 Bulgaria 6.0
16 WFM Julia Alboredo 2087 Brazil 6.0
17 WFM Laura Lucia Dominguez 2130 Colombia 6.0
18 Anastasiya Ivanova 2058 Russian Federation 5.5
19 WIM Beverly Mendoza 2013 Philippines 5.5
20 AIM Ana-Margareta-Alexandra Dobre 1937 Romania 5.5
21 WFM Damaris Abarca 2018 Chile 5.0
22 Giedre Ramanauskaite 1715 Lithuania 5.0
23 WIM Cristine Rose Mariano 1726 Philippines 5.0
24 WFM Mishell Ruiz 1762 Ecuador 5.0
25 WFM Gisela Roque 1770 Mexico 5.0
26 WIM Milena Tatiana Herrera Rodriguez 2158 Colombia 3.0
27 Ralivololona Hanitriniaina Andri 1377 Madagascar 3.0
28 Arasi Loganathan 1338 India 3.0
29 WIM Ayelen Martinez 2072 Argentina 2.0
30 AGM Sissel Janneth Stava 2071 Norway 2.0
31 IM/WGM Irina Bulmaga 2243 Romania 1.0
32 WIM Svetla Yordanova Bella_vt 2099 Bulgaria 1.0
33 Gopika Krishnan 1585 India 1.0
34 WIM Ann Lindsay Chumpitaz Carbajal 2112 Peru 0.0
35 Flor de Mar?a Z?rate Oyague 1961 Peru 0.0
36 WIM Maria Elena Rodriguez Arrieta 1805 Costa Rica 0.0
37 Mariam Essa 1537 United Arab Emirates 0.0
38 WCM/ACM Daraima Diana Saidy Ayala 1477 Mexico 0.0
39 WIM Nataly A. Monroy G. 1821 Bolivia, Plurinational State of 0.0
40 WFM Marjoire Johana Boc?ngel Ch?vez 1879 Peru 0.0

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FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015From 2nd to 15th of September Russia will host FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015. This event will be the second in 2015 and the 12th in the history of organization of international chess tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk.

The geography of the participating countries of the World Championships is quite extensive. Chess World Championships will gather together the best representatives from 40 countries:
Austria, Azerbaijan, England, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Morocco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Switzerland and Sweden.

Personal right to participate had the winners of the World Championship 2014, Continental U20 Champions and World Youth U16 and U18 Champions of the previous year.

The leaders of U20 players from FIDE Rating List (as of 1st of January 2015) got the automatic entry as well: the top 6 for open and 4 – for girls.

In total over 100 players will compete for world chess crown. As of 25th of August 63 boys and 48 girls will pretend to it.

The tournament venue will be traditionally the Ugra Chess Academy (6 Loparev St.). It will be recalled that the project of unique three-level building «Alma Mater» styled as a chess piece was made by the famous Dutch architect Erick Van Egeraat.

Ugra Chess Academy

Ugra Chess Academy

The construction was funded by the sponsor funds and completed in 2010 on the threshold of the 39th World Chess Olympiad. At the same time the first events took place there – FIDE Congress and election of the President of the World Chess Federation. After that, the Academy truly became an educational institution where people of all ages play chess. The educational process is interrupted only for the period of seven major chess tournaments.

World Junior Championships will be played according to the Swiss System in 13 rounds, one round per day. Totally during the tournament the participants will play more than 700 games.

Winners and runners-up of the tournaments will be determined by the number of points scored. In addition to the championship title, players will also compete for an impressive prize fund from the Organizing Committee, which is 10 000 euro.

According to the regulations, it will be shared by the winners of both tournaments of World Championship depending on place. New Champions will get exactly half of the total sum.

The Opening Ceremony of the World Championships will be held in the cultural and leisure center “October”. The event will start on the 1st of September at 17:00 (+2 GMT). Closing Ceremony will be held in the same concert hall on the 15th of September. The results of the chess battles in Khanty-Mansiysk will be summed up at 19:00 (+2 GMT).

Official information about the tournament is published on the website of the tournament -wjcc2015.fide.com. During the competition, news, interviews and photos will be daily updated by the staff of the Press center. Chess fans will be able to watch the matches via Internet broadcast. In this section they will be able to get information about all the changes on the electronic boards in online.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Khanty-Mansiysk

Message from FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov:

I greet you with all of my heart in one of the chess cities of Russia and the whole planet, which hosted the biggest international chess tournaments many times! In different years the World Candidates Tournament, the FIDE Women’s and Men’s World Rapid and Blitz Championships, Women’s World Championship and 3 World Chess Cups took place here.

Value of the FIDE World Junior Championships 2015 is equal to all mentioned prestigious Tournaments, because this very Championship will determine chess elite of the next generation, and the face of future chess will come to light.

I thank with all my heart the authority of Khany-Mansiysk autonomous okrug – Ugra, Russian Chess Federation, Chess Federation of Khany-Mansiysk autonomous okrug – Ugra, AI “UgraMegaSport” and our sponsors for every possible support of the Championship and for a great organizational work.

Gens una sumus! We are one family!

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

 

List of participants of the FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk
(as of 27th of August 2015)

Страна Open Страна  Girls
ARG 1 Pichot Alan ARM 1 Gaboyan Susanna
ARM 2 Grigoryan Karen AZE 2 Amrayeva Aytan
AUT 3 Menezes Christoph 3 Ibrahimova Sabina
AZE 4 Abasov Nijat 4 Fataliyeva Ulviyya
5 Bajarani Ulvi 5 Mammadzada Gunay
6 Iskandarov Misratdin BEL 6 Barbier Astrid
BEL 7 Fontaine Quentin BLR 7 Kusenkova Natallia
8 Lootens Matthias 8 Ziaziulkina Nastassia
9 Van Laeken Jonathan BUL 9 Vasova Maria
BRA 10 Carneiro Vitor Roberto Castro COL 10 Rodriguez Rueda Paula Andrea
11 Dias Matheus Nunes ENG 11 Hoare Amelia
CHN 12 Bai Jinshi FRA 12 Navrotescu Andreea-Cristiana
ENG 13 Kirk Ezra 13 Thomas Anysia
FRA 14 Barbot Pierre GEO 14 Khomeriki Nino
15 Dutreuil Raphael GER 15 Osmanodja Filiz
16 Loiseau Quentin HUN 16 Terbe Julianna
GEO 17 Beradze Irakli INA 17 Medina Warda Aulia
GER 18 Bluebaum Matthias IND 18 Gajendra Babu Kannaiyan Monnisha
GRE 19 Megalios Konstantinos 19 Bodda Pratyusha
IND 20 Bharathakoti Harsha 20 Jayakumar Saranya
21 Gagare Shardul Annasaheb 21 Prince Michelle Catherina
22 Ganesan Akash IRI 22 Derakhshani Dorsa
23 Murali Karthikeyan ITA 23 Movileanu Daniela Roxana
24 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan KAZ 24 Abdumalik Zhansaya
IRE 25 O’Mahoney Keegan 25 Assaubayeva Bibissara
ITA 26 Rambaldi Francesco 26 Saduakassova   Dinara
KAZ 27 Makhnev Denis KGZ 27 Musaeva  Shakhnazi
28 Saiyn Zhanat MGL 28 Bayarjargal  Bayarmaa
29 Serikbay Chingis 29 Norovsambuu  Badamkhand
KGZ 30 Isaev Chyngyz PER 30 Paredes Bustamante Paula
KGZ 31 Taalaibekov Tagir POL 31 Wozniak Mariola
LTU 32 Laurusas Tomas ROU 32 Gelip Ioana
MAR 33 El Fezari Mohamed Amin RUS 33 Bivol Alina
MGL 34 Bilguun  Sumiya 34 Drogovoz  Irina
NED 35 Bok Benjamin 35 Drogovoz Maria
36 Van Foreest Jorden 36 Garifullina Leya
NOR 37 Tari Aryan 37 Ivanova Karina
PER 38 Cori Tello Jorge Moises 38 Lingur Zalina
39 Leiva Rodriguez Giuseppe 39 Makarenko  Alexandra
POL 40 Duda Jan Krzysztof 40 Sazonova Anastasia
ROU 41 Bida Mihai-Eugen 41 Sviridova Vlada
RUS 42 Antipov Mikhail 42 Utyatskaya Irina
43 Chigaev Maksim SRB 43 Milosevic Jovana
44 Chumak Dmitry SVN 4 Leonardi Caterina
45 Gordievsky Dmitry SWE 45 Bengtsson Jessica
46 Goryachkina Aleksandra UKR 46 Buksa Nataliia
47 Korchmar Vasiliy VIE 47 Nguyen Thi Thuy Trien
48 Popov Mikhail
49 Yuffa Daniil
SRB 50 Ratkovic Miloje
SUI 51 Georgiadis Nicolas Lukas
52 Studer Noel Oliver
53 Hasenohr Benedict
SWE 54 Johansson Linus
TUR 55 Sanal Vahap
56 Ali Marandi Cemil Can
57 Arat Ufuk Sezen
58 Ererdem Gani Eren
UKR 59 Bogdanov Egor
UZB 60 Vokhidov Shamsiddin
VIE 61 Tran Tuan Minh

 

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Nakamura Blasts So’s Preparation, Vachier-Lagrave Also Lurking

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

In round six of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup, the matchup of the leaders fizzled, but the race among the peleton exploded. Three players notched wins, but only one through resignation!
GM Hikaru Nakamura played in the recent style of GM Levon Aronia…

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5-Way Tie At Strong Abu Dhabi Masters

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

At the strong Abu Dhabi Masters, five players are tied for first place with three rounds to go: GMs Nils Grandelius, Martyn Kravtsiv, Alexander Areshchenko, Richard Rapport and Abhijeet Gupta.
All photos courtesy of the Abu D…

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Carlsen Wins Again To Catch Aronian, Topalov Falters

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

In the final round before the rest day at the 2015 Sinquefield Cup, the players did anything but rest.
For the first time all event, GM Veselin Topalov no longer has a piece of the lead. He lost today to GM Fabiano Caruana, who took 96 hours lon…

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World Rapid, Blitz To Be Held October In Berlin

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

This year’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship will be held October 9-14 in Berlin, Germany. This was announced earlier this week by FIDE’s commercial partner Agon.
The venue will be the Bolle Meierei. | Photo Wikipedia.
Last Tuesday, 45 days …

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Aronian Crushes In St. Louis, Catches Topalov

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

If Wesley Snipes provided commentary for round four of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup, his line would have been queued up: ”Always bet on Black.”
Today GM Levon Aronian routed GM Wesley So with the black pieces, and in a similar attacki…

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Vienna: 16-Year-Old Wins Open; Mamedyarov Beats Ragger

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

On Sunday, the Vienna Open was sensationally won by 16-year-old IM Francesco Rambaldi. Alongside the tournament, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat GM Markus Ragger 3.5-2.5 in a friendly match. 
All photos by Gerhard Peyrercourtesy of the W…

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Carlsen, So Win In Calmer Day At Sinquefield

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Maybe we’ve been getting spoiled. Round three of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup produced “only” two winners and lacked any clock-banging or sudden finishes.
It was more a day for lovers of endgames. GM Magnus Carlsen benefitted from being ab…

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3 Indian GMs Help Solvay Win Spanish Team Championship

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

In a competition where several 2700s and one ex-FIDE world champion played, it was Solvay, with three Indian GMs, that emerged as the winner at the Spanish Team Championship.
Although the famous tournament ceased to exist years ago, th…

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