Archive for October, 2017

Kramnik Gets Candidates’ Wild Card

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Vladimir Kramnik has been selected as the wild card for the 2018 Candidates’ Tournament. This was announced earlier today by Agon/World Chess, the company that organizes tournaments in the world championship cycle.
This means that at this point,…

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Change for 2018 World Junior & Girls U20 Championship dates & venue

Monday, October 30th, 2017

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The 2018 World Junior and Girls U20 Championship has changed its dates to 4 – 16 September 2018 and venue to Gebze city, Kocaeli, Turkey.

The dates have been changed because of the clash with the 43rd World Chess Olympiad.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017

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FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

The 1st FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships for Boys and Girls U14, U16, U18 have started in Creta Maris, Hersonissos, Greece.

The Rapid Championship will have 9 rounds with time control 10′+5″, to be completed on 28-29th October. 69 players from 20 federations take part in this event.

The Blitz Championship will be held on 30th October over 9 rounds of Swiss system with the time control 5′+2″.

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Prizes for Players of each of the 6 Playing Groups (Open and girls):
1) Title of World Champion for respective event + Cup + Medal
2) Title of Vice World Champion for respective event + Cup + Medal
3) Cup + Bronze medal

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The results are available on the official website

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Vladimir Kramnik nominated for FIDE Candidates Tournament

Monday, October 30th, 2017

World Chess, the organizer of the 2018 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament, nominated GM Vladimir Kramnik (Russian Federation) as a wildcard choice for the Candidates Tournament that will take place in Berlin, Germany on March 10-28, 2018.

World Chess and FIDE have decided to issue its wildcard nomination before the final leg of the World Chess Grand Prix Series in consideration of the fact that should the wildcard choice be announced, it might affect the preparation and determination of players who are fighting for the Candidates qualification via the Grand Prix Series.

Ilya Merenzon, World Chess CEO, said: “We believe that inviting Mr. Kramnik to the Candidates will make the Tournament line-up the strongest possible and will ensure the choice of the best challenger to incumbent World Champion, Magnus Carlsen”.

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik, 14th World Chess Champion, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who helped my nomination to the Candidates. Usually, the chess world’s attention is drawn to the tournament and taking part in it is a challenge for any grandmaster. I hope to show worthy performance and fight for first prize!”

Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation said: “I am pleased that FIDE and World Chess had selected Kramnik. For over 20 years he is in the top three world’s strongest chess players, and for seven years he’s been the World Champion. Kramnik is extremely popular among chess players and will his participation will certainly generate additional attention and drama.

Now Russia has at least two players who have a chance to become the challenger to the incumbent World Champion. With a bit of luck, the third contender, Alexander Grischuk, can join them. I very much hope that a Russian chess player will ‘capture Berlin’ and will face Magnus Carlsen in the Match in November of 2018”.

The World Chess Candidates will take place at K?hlhaus Berlin (Luckenwalder Str. 3, Berlin, Germany) on March 10—28, 2018. The prize fund will total €420,000, or an estimated $500,000 at the current exchange rate. In addition to €420,000, the prize will also include 10% of the pay-per-view revenues from the event.

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Vladimir Kramnik nominted for FIDE Candidates Tournament

Monday, October 30th, 2017

World Chess, the organizer of the 2018 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament, nominated GM Vladimir Kramnik (Russian Federation) as a wildcard choice for the Candidates Tournament that will take place in Berlin, Germany on March 10-28, 2018.

World Chess and FIDE have decided to issue its wildcard nomination before the final leg of the World Chess Grand Prix Series in consideration of the fact that should the wildcard choice be announced, it might affect the preparation and determination of players who are fighting for the Candidates qualification via the Grand Prix Series.

Ilya Merenzon, World Chess CEO, said: “We believe that inviting Mr. Kramnik to the Candidates will make the Tournament line-up the strongest possible and will ensure the choice of the best challenger to incumbent World Champion, Magnus Carlsen”.

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik, 14th World Chess Champion, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who helped my nomination to the Candidates. Usually, the chess world’s attention is drawn to the tournament and taking part in it is a challenge for any grandmaster. I hope to show worthy performance and fight for first prize!”

Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation said: “I am pleased that FIDE and World Chess had selected Kramnik. For over 20 years he is in the top three world’s strongest chess players, and for seven years he’s been the World Champion. Kramnik is extremely popular among chess players and will his participation will certainly generate additional attention and drama.

Now Russia has at least two players who have a chance to become the challenger to the incumbent World Champion. With a bit of luck, the third contender, Alexander Grischuk, can join them. I very much hope that a Russian chess player will ‘capture Berlin’ and will face Magnus Carlsen in the Match in November of 2018”.

The World Chess Candidates will take place at K?hlhaus Berlin (Luckenwalder Str. 3, Berlin, Germany) on March 10—28, 2018. The prize fund will total €420,000, or an estimated $500,000 at the current exchange rate. In addition to €420,000, the prize will also include 10% of the pay-per-view revenues from the event.

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European Team Chess Championship – Round 2

Monday, October 30th, 2017

The second round of the European Team Chess Championship was played today in Creta Maris resort in Greece. All the top players who sat out from the opening round have entered the arena.

Among the top tables in the Open section the most effective was Hungary defeating the neighboring Romania by 3,5-0,5.

Other decisive matches were finished by narrow margin 2,5-1,5. Defending champion Russia defeated Belarus thanks to reigning European individual champion Maxim Matlakov. Netherlands beat the higher rated Ukraine thanks to Anish Giri’s effort on the top board. Ivan Saric brought the match points to Croatia in the clash against Serbia.

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Armenia, with Levon Aronian taking the top board, defeated the hosts Greece, while Czech Republic won against Georgia. Sabino Brunello was the architect of another success for Italy, this time against Turkey.

Top round 3 pairings are Hungary – Netherlands, Czech Republic – Russia, Croatia – Armenia and Italy – Germany.

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Several crushing victories were recorded in the Women’s section. Israel beat Italy 3,5-0,5, Georgia defeated France by the same score, as well as Spain celebrating against the higher rated Romania.

Ukraine and Poland walked past by Armenia and Germany, respectively, scoring 3-1 each.

Russia got 2,5-1,5 against Czech Republic, as well as Hungary versus Azerbaijan and Turkey against Netherlands.

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Top round 3 pairings are Poland – Israel, Georgia – Hungary, Turkey – Spain and Russia – Ukraine.

More information in the relevant sections of the official website.

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European Teams: Italy Does It Again

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Also in the second round of the European Team Championship Italy managed to beat a higher rated team. Sabino Brunello decided their match against Turkey. Tied for first place after two rounds, with four match points, are Armenia, Cr…

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6 Teams Qualify For PRO Chess League; You Pick 2 More!

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

As commenter IM David Pruess observed, heartbreak was inevitable as 38 excellent PRO Chess League teams competed for only 8 berths in the 2018 season of the PRO Chess League.
The ultimate qualifiers (the Armenia Eagles, Estonia Horses, Mumbai Mo…

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Italy Upsets Azerbaijan In Round 1 European Teams

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The European Team Championship started on Saturday in Crete, Greece, The first round saw an upset on the high boards as one of the favorites, Azerbaijan, lost to Italy.
The European Team Championship takes place 28 October – 6 November…

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FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The 1st FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships for Boys and Girls U14, U16, U18 have started in Creta Maris, Hersonissos, Greece.

The Rapid Championship will have 9 rounds with time control 10′+5″, to be completed on 28-29th October. 69 players from 20 federations take part in this event.

The Blitz Championship will be held on 30th October over 9 rounds of Swiss system with the time control 5′+2″.

Prizes for Players of each of the 6 Playing Groups (Open and girls):
1) Title of World Champion for respective event + Cup + Medal
2) Title of Vice World Champion for respective event + Cup + Medal
3) Cup + Bronze medal

The results are available on the official website

FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017

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