Archive for June, 2018

Ilyumzhinov Withdraws From FIDE Presidential Elections

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov today officially announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the upcoming FIDE presidential elections on October 3 in Batumi. Instead, he is supporting Russia's new candidate Arkady Dvorkovich.
"I decided not to no…

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Iraqi Championship 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

chessdomThe Iraqi Championship is an 11round Swiss tournament taking place from 27 June to 5 July 2018 in Baghdad. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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 Gold Coast Open 2018 /?esme Open 2018 /Montcada Open 2018

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12th Philadelphia International

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

The 12th Philadelphia International will be held from June 28-July 2, 2018, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tournament is held in 3 sections. Only Premier is FIDE rated. US sections are not open to players listed as foreign by FIDE. Premier uses June FIDE ratings for pairings & prizes, US sections use July USCF ratings.

Premier Section: open to FIDE1900/over or USCF 2000/over and all FIDE rated foreign players. GM & IM norms possible. Prizes $5000-2500-1300-800-600-400-300-300, top FIDE under 2300 or unrated $1200-600.
US Under 2100/Unr Section: $2500-1300-700-500-400.
US Under 1900/Unr Section: $2500-1300-700-500-400, unrated limit $1000, top U1700 (no unrated) $800-400.
Premier minimum prize guarantees: $600 to foreign GMs, $300 to foreign IMs/WGMs (all must complete all 9 games with no byes; limited to first 6 foreign GMs & first 6 foreign IMs/WGMs to enter by 5/25 at chessaction.com). Minimum prize $300 to other GMs (including US) who enter at chessaction.com by 5/25 and complete all 9 games with no byes.
Schedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 1 pm & 7 pm, Sat-Mon 11 am & 5 pm. Two half point byes available; must commit before rd. 3; FIDE norm in Premier not possible if taking bye. Half point byes available all rounds, including the last round.

Starting list Premier event top 20

1 GM Anton Kovalyov
2 GM Samuel Sevian
3 GM Aleksandr Lenderman
4 GM Awonder Liang
5 GM Pavlo Vorontsov
6 GM Sergey Erenburg
7 GM Julio Sadorra
8 IM Gabriel Flom
9 GM Abhimanyu Puranik
10 IM Evgeny Shtembuliak
11 IM Yiping Lou
12 IM Nicolas Checa
13 GM Nikola Nestorovic
14 IM Raven Sturt 2459
15 IM Harshit Raja 2442
16 IM Vignesh Panchanatham
17 GM Thal Abergel
18 IM Christian Pedersen
19 IM Joshua Sheng
20 FM Andrew Hong

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Nakamura’s South African trainees begin European tour

Friday, June 29th, 2018

South African talents Vusimuzi Mlahleki (17) and CM Khanya Mazibuko (17) embarked on a chess tour of Europe. The two players were chosen by GM Hikaru Nakamura, who visited South Africa last year, for some specific training in preparation to the to…

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Malaysian Championship 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

malaysia-flagThe Malaysian Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 29 June to 3 July 2018 in Tanjong Malim. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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 Gold Coast Open 2018 /?esme Open 2018 /Montcada Open 2018

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European School Chess Championship 2018

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

logo_ESCC_2018-1-181x300The European School Chess Championship 2018, which will be played in 6 age categories (open and girls): Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17, takes place from 29th June-8th July in Krakow, Poland.

The Technical meeting will take place tomorrow in the evening, after which the participants will know the pairings of the first round. On Saturday 30th of June at 11am (local time), is scheduled the Opening Ceremony which will take place in Krakow Opera House. The Opening ceremony of the event will feature performance of professional court and historical dance group “Cracovia Danza” Court Baller, directed by Romana Agnel, a dancer and choreographer. The group will present a ballet-pantomime performance titled “Chess” according to the poem of the eminent Polish poet of the Renaissance era- Jan Kochanowski.

The Championship will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The best 3 ranked players of each category will be awarded with trophies and medals, while the best six players of each category will be awarded with special prizes. The winners of the European Championships 2018 have the right to participate free board and lodging to the World School Championship 2019 in Tunisia. Maloposka Chess Association provided for the new European School Chess Champions of each category free accommodation for the 29th International Chess Festival “Cracovia 2018? which will be held from 27th December 2018- 4th January 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

Besides the chess activities, all the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy in side events, such as: excursions with professional guides, sports activities and blitz competition, while the Accompanying persons would have a chance to participate the School Chess Teacher seminar.

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Gideon Japhet Memorial 2018

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

GJLogoGideon Japhet Memorial ACP Open Chess Tournament in memory of Gideon Japhet will be held from 1-6 of July in Jerusalem.
The tournament is organized by Jeruchess club under the direction of IA Alon Cohen and his team, in collaboration with the ACP (Association of Chess Professionals) with the generous support and sponsorship of the Japhet family. It will be held on July 1-6, in the Lerner Sport Centre of the Hebrew University.
Prize fund is 60,000 NIS.
7
Rounds
Open A
Players with rating of 2000 or above
7
Rounds
Open B
Players with rating of 1800 to 2200
5
Rounds
Open C
Players with rating up to 1900 (Rounds 1,3,4,5,7) 5
Rounds
Amateurs
Unrated players (Rounds 1,5,5B, 7,7B)

In the Gideon Japhet Cup event, which will be a rapid tournament with 6 top players.
The participants are GMs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler , Vassily Ivanchuk , Boris Gelfand , Georg Mayer and Anna Muzichuk.

In the Open A group 66 players are expected.

Starting list

1 Naiditsch Arkadij
2 Nabaty Tamir
3 Yuffa Daniil
4 Boruchovsky Avital
5 Bagrationi Alexander
6 Dvoirys Semen I.
7 Baron Tal
8 Muzychuk Mariya
9 Steinberg Nitzan
10 Kobo Ori
11 Zanan Evgeny
12 Caspi Israel
13 Oratovsky Michael
14 Gorodetzky David
15 Ushenina Anna
16 Kantsler Boris
17 Gruenfeld Yehuda
18 Shvayger Yuliya
19 Erenberg Ariel
20 Melia Salome
21 Veinberg Nimrod
22 Zilberman Yaacov
23 Parkhov Yair
24 Kudischewitsch David
25 Birnboim Nathan
26 Srinath Rao S.V.
27 Gurbanov Andrei
28 Agrest Inna
29 Zisman Philip
30 Friedland Moshe
31 Khurtsilava Inga
32 Axelrod Arie
33 Cohen Revivo Shoham
34 Alfred Nathan S W
35 Lubin Yosef
36 Lahav Michal
37 Zlatin Alexander
38 Lorscheid Gerhard
39 Belytsky Alexandr
40 Shohat Yotam
41 Solomon Asif
42 Milikow Yoav
43 Musyuk Lior
44 Itzhaky Shmuel
45 Bronfman Shmuel
46 Sokolovsky Yahli
47 Milikow Elie
48 Ben Ari Yannay
49 Gorodetzky Matan
50 Yaniv Yuval
51 Rozen Eytan
52 Kwossek Georg
53 Freidles Victor
54 Lukin Elisha
55 Vazana Yochay
56 Nissim Yonatan
57 Mizrahi Ido
58 Feldman Antony
59 Shetah Roi
60 Spitkowski Thomas
61 Yaniv Ori
62 Levinsky Gregory
63 Aizenberg Benny
64 Gov Guy
65 Levy Zohar
66 Zlotogorski Itay

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Russian Chess Federation Switches Support To Dvorkovich

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The Russian Chess Federation as elected Arkady Dvorkovich as their candidate for the FIDE presidential elections. The Kirsan Ilyumzhinov era in chess seems to be coming to an end.
In an absentee ballot, 24 votes were received by the Russian…

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FIDE Elections

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

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FIDE advises potential candidates that the Presidential tickets and Continental Presidential tickets must reach the FIDE Secretariat at least three months before the opening of the General Assembly. The deadlines being 3 July 17.00 hrs (Athens time) for Presidential tickets and midnight 3 July (Athens time) for Continental Presidential ticket.

The Secretariat will acknowledge receipt of the documents. The Secretariat will announce the tickets on the FIDE website on July 4th 2018.

NOMINATION FORM FOR PRESIDENTIAL TICKET FOR ELECTIONS

LETTER OF NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENTIAL TICKET FOR ELECTIONS (from Federation)

ACCEPTANCE FORM OF THE NOMINATION FOR ELECTIONS

LETTER OF NOMINATION FOR CONTINENTAL PRESIDENT FOR ELECTIONS (from Federation)

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Arkady Dvorkovich is RCF’s candidate for FIDE President

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The RCF Supervisory Board meeting with an absentee ballot concerning the election of the candidate for FIDE President from the Russian Chess Federation was held.

24 ballots were received by the RCF Secretariat by 6 p.m. (Moscow time) on June 27th. 22 RCF Supervisory Board members voted in favour of Arkady Dvorkovich and 2 in favour of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

It was decided to elect Arkady Dvorkovich as the candidate for FIDE President from the Russian Chess Federation.

Arkady Dvorkovich

Arkady Dvorkovich (photo RIA Novosti / Arkady Natruskin)

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