Archive for August, 2018

Live Now: The New Computer Chess Championship

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The Chess.com Computer Chess Championship (CCCC) is back with a new, always-on format and more chess engines as Chess.com makes a major investment in the future of computer chess. 
Update: CCCC 1: Rapid Rumble is now live!

Watch and cha…

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September 2018 FIDE Rating List

Friday, August 31st, 2018

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FIDE publishes September 2018 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

Vidit Lightning Fast In Bullet, Beats Andriasyan In Speed Chess Match

Friday, August 31st, 2018

It was the first ever Speed Chess Championship match that was tied after the two blitz segments. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi then completely dominated in the bullet against Zaven Andriasyan, eventually winning the match 16-9.

The match was par…

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Vidit Lightning Fast In Bullet, Knocks Out Andriasyan

Friday, August 31st, 2018

It was the first ever Speed Chess Championship match that was tied after the two blitz segments. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi then completely dominated in the bullet against Zaven Andriasyan, eventually winning the match 16-9.

The match was par…

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World Junior Chess Championships 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018

BANNER2FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2018 (open & girls under 20) will be held in Kocaeli-Gebze,Turkey from September 04th to 16th 2018.
The venue will be Ramada Plaza Istanbul Asia Airport Hotel.

Each National Federation can enter one player born on or after 1st January 1998 in each of the boys
(open) and girl categories, totaling a maximum of two (2) invited players.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 11 rounds. Only FIDE ratings will
be used for the pairings.
The FIDE time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of
the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the 1stmove.
No draw offers are allowed before move 30. All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook,
including 15 minutes default time.

The winner of the 2018 World Junior Championship U20 (open/boys) receives the GM title.
The winner of the 2018 World Girl Junior Championship U20 receives the WGM title.
The silver and bronze medalists of both categories (open/boys U20 and girls’ U20) receive the
IM and WIM titles respectively.

Playing Schedule

Date Activity Time
Sep, 04 Arrival date
Sep, 05 Technical Meeting 10.00
Sep, 05 Opening ceremony 14.30
Sep, 05 First round 15.00
Sep ,06 Second round 15.00
Sep, 07 Third round 10.00
Sep, 07 Fourth round 17.00
Sep, 08 Fifth round 15.00
Sep, 09 Sixth round 15.00
Sep, 10 Free day
Sep, 11 Seventh round 15.00
Sep, 12 Eighth round 15.00
Sep, 13 Ninth round 15:00
Sep, 14 Tenth round 15.00
Sep, 15 Eleventh round 10.00
Sep, 15 Prize giving ceremony 18.00
Sep, 16 Departure day

So far more than 265 players registered (194 titled) from 65 countries are registered.

Starting list Open section

1 Maghsoodloo Parham
2 Van Foreest Jorden
3 Donchenko Alexander
4 Karthikeyan Murali
5 Martirosyan Haik M.
6 Bai Jinshi
7 Tabatabaei M.Amin
8 Esipenko Andrey
9 Xu Xiangyu
10 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr.
11 Liang Awonder
12 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan
13 Petrosyan Manuel
14 Pichot Alan
15 Firouzja Alireza
16 Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo
17 Kollars Dmitrij
18 Hakobyan Aram
19 Lomasov Semen
20 Vavulin Maksim
21 Lobanov Sergei
22 Repka Christopher
23 Sanal Vahap
24 Santos Ruiz Miguel
25 Christiansen Johan-Sebastian
26 Puranik Abhimanyu
27 Yakubboev Nodirbek
28 Bellahcene Bilel
29 Jarmula Lukasz
30 Karthik Venkataraman
31 Lorparizangeneh Shahin
32 Kevlishvili Robby
33 Thybo Jesper Sondergaard
34 Tang Andrew
35 Sadikhov Ulvi
36 Sindarov Javokhir
37 Priasmoro Novendra
38 Asadli Vugar
39 Barseghyan Harutyun
40 Sargsyan Shant
41 Tutisani Noe
42 Gavrilescu David
43 Haldorsen Benjamin
44 Harsha Bharathakoti
45 Haria Ravi
46 Janik Igor
47 Lodici Lorenzo
48 Batsuren Dambasuren
49 Atabayev Saparmyrat
50 Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh
51 Escalante Ramirez Brian Sebasti
52 Makhnev Denis
53 Morozov Nichita
54 Raja Harshit
55 Zarubitski Viachaslau
56 Ozen Deniz
57 Sibashvili Giorgi
58 Muradli Mahammad
59 Secheres Adrian-Simion
60 Gokerkan Cem Kaan
61 Garayev Kanan
62 Lagunow Raphael
63 Nikolovski Nikola
64 Macovei Andrei
65 Schekachikhin Maksim
66 Huber Martin Christian
67 Krishna Teja N
68 Ozer Omer Faruk
69 Kalogeris Ioannis
70 Miciano John Marvin
71 Zou Chen
72 Agmanov Zhandos
73 Can Isik
74 Schitco Ivan
75 Percivaldi Martin
76 Gorshtein Ido
77 Nikitenko Mihail
78 Galperin Platon
79 Baenziger Fabian
80 Wadsworth Matthew J
81 Philippe Guillaume
82 Arcuti Davide
83 Zhu Yi
84 Bashirli Nail
85 Dedebas Emre Emin
86 Pigeat Alexandre
87 Sawlin Leonid
88 Suleymenov Alisher
89 Hollan Martin
90 Murphy Conor E
91 Urazayev Arystanbek
92 Milosevic Milos
93 Tuncer Tuna
94 Pang Tao
95 Kilic Efe Mert
96 Sevgi Volkan
97 Ozenir Ekin Baris
98 Jogstad Martin
99 Murzin Volodar
100 Ozen Bahadir
101 Agibileg Uurtsaikh
102 Nastase Robert-Paul
103 Tifferet Shaked
104 Agdelen Huseyin Can
105 Dobrovoljc Vid
106 Taalaibekov Tagir
107 Zhao Chenxi
108 Shailesh Dravid
109 Cadilhac Igor Tokuichi Kikuchi
110 Nalbant Tuna Onat
111 Tasdogen Dincer
112 Akdogan Alperen
113 Vanczak Tamas
114 Kara Yanki
115 Lee Jun Hyeok
116 Noboa Kevin
117 Tuna Alp
118 Silva David
119 Wong Yinn Long
120 Yaran Siar
121 Thilakarathne G M H
122 Amartuvshin Ganzorig
123 Karaoglan Doruk
124 Yilmaz Goktan
125 Nogerbek Kazybek
126 Babazada Khazar
127 Samani Yamac
128 Rodrigue-Lemieux Shawn
129 Ongut Tamas Gunes
130 Gulbeyaz Emir
131 Kamer Kayra
132 Eren Ataberk
133 Zlatin Alexander
134 Cirovic Miroljub
135 Gunduz Umut Erdem
136 Tarlabasi Emirhan
137 Petkov Momchil
138 Sezdbekov Ruslan
139 Kwon Sehyun
140 Piyumantha M Sasith Nipun
141 Aydincelebi Kagan
142 De Block Yordi
143 Garidmagnai Byambasuren
144 Ismayilov Muhammad
145 Maltezeanu Stefan
146 Li Xinyu
147 Caglar Ahmet Ata
148 Ozturk Efe Hakan
149 Zrikem Nassim
150 Du Yuxin
151 Ozgur Tibet Kagan
152 Erdogan Anil Berk
153 Baylav Can
154 Lin Peisen
155 Rajic Ivan
156 Dionizio Andre Filipe Nasciment
157 Helander Benjamin
158 Cansun Can Alp
159 Liyanage Ranindu Dilshan
160 Akin Kadir
161 Ozsakallioglu Okan
162 Beukema Christiaan
163 Amgalantengis Enkh-Amgalan
164 Nyambileg Erdene-Ochir
165 Fleri Matthew
166 Nurgaliyev Sauat
167 Sakhawaty Sepehr

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Maghsoodloo wins Aftab Cup Open 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018

poster-gameThe 2nd Aftab Cup Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 25-31 August 2018 in Khomein City, Iran.

In the Group A 56 players took part.
The winner is GM Parham Maghsoodloo with the impressive score 8,5 out of 9.
Second is GM Konstantine Shanava with 7,5 points.
Third is IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil with 6 points.

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Final standings

1 Maghsoodloo Parham 8,5
2 Shanava Konstantine 7,5
3 Mousavi Seyed Khalil 6
4 Darini Pouria 6
5 Mosadeghpour Masoud 6
6 Hakemi Arman 6
7 Grigoryan Karen H. 6
8 Matinian Nikita 5,5
9 Khoshkalam Seyed Mehrab 5,5
10 Gholami Orimi Mahdi 5,5
11 Gaboyan Susanna 5,5
12 Morchiashvili Bachana 5,5
13 Naderi M.Sadegh 5,5
14 Babaniya Benyamin 5,5
15 Guliev Logman 5
16 Sedaghati Mehrdad 5
17 Rastbod Ali 5
18 Bozorgi Souren 5
19 Omidi Arya 4,5
20 Ilyasli Ughur 4,5
21 Hamidi Amir Mohammad 4,5
22 Veisi Bardia 4,5
23 Kazemiyan Eski Abolfazl 4,5
24 Mohammadi Mohammad Mehdi 4,5
25 Mashatan Reza 4,5
26 Mahdavi Hassan 4,5
27 Pavlidis Anastasios 4,5
28 Binaei Tavallaei Mahdi 4,5
29 Hamedi Nia Vesal 4,5
30 Akhgari Reza 4,5
31 Ghasemi Haji Ramtin 4,5
32 Khadem Erfani Sobhan 4,5
33 Tsomaia Nikoloz 4,5
34 Bashiri Aryan 4
35 Soozankar A.M. 4
36 Karimi Omid 4
37 Baradaran Tamadon Arian 4
38 Ali Ghazi Al-Saadi 4
39 Mohandesi Shahin 4
40 Chavari Mohammad Mahdi 3,5
41 Bahrami Hezaveh Navid 3,5
42 Rezaee Mahdi 3,5
43 Sebt Rasoul Seyede Setare 3,5
44 Azali Tannaz 3,5
45 Mehry Mahyaar 3,5
46 Tavoosi Rad Ramtin 3,5
47 Asgharvand Davood 3,5
48 Doroodian Mahyar 3
49 Jalali Saba 3
50 Gerayeli Kiarash 3
51 Safiri Ali 2,5
52 Shahzamani Arman 2
53 Najafiyan Pour Mahyar 2
54 Rostami Rouzbeh 1,5
55 Jaferian Koosha 1
56 Al-Ali Hussein Ali Hussein 0

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World Cadet U8, U10, U12 Championships 2018: Registration Deadline

Friday, August 31st, 2018

World Cadet Chmp 2018

International Chess Federation (FIDE), Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA), Galician Chess Federation (FEGAXA) and the World Cadet Chess Championships 2018 Organizing Committee, have the honor to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations to participate in the FIDE World Cadets Chess Championships 2018 (under 8, under 10 and under 12 years old – open and girls), which will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, between November the 3rd, 2018 (arrival) and November 16th, 2018 (departure).

REGULATIONS

Official website: www.wccc2018.com

 
Registration deadline has been extnded till 10th of September.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Caruana Talks: Sinquefield Ending, GCT Finals, World Championship

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Fabiano Caruana languished. Then he led. Then he was chased. Then he was caught. Then he was tied. Then he was tied, again. Then he negotiated. Then he won.
And that was just August. He still has an Olympiad title defense next month, then a worl…

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Announcing TCEC Cup 2018

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
The first edition of TCEC Cup is coming this fall, with the top 32 engines in a knockout competition

The first edition of TCEC Cup is coming this fall, with the top 32 engines in a knockout competition

It has been an year since TCEC switched to league format – 32 participants in four qualification divisions with relegation and promotion, a Premier division and a Superfinal to determine the TCEC Champion. The league format has proven superior to any other stage system tried in the computer championship before, bringing balanced chess and keeping the excitement until the last matches.

A league system with divisions is not a novelty by TCEC, rather it is a well proven system in many sport competitions. Every such league is often accompanied by a secondary event with a different format called Cup. A most logical step is to include such event in TCEC as well.

TCEC Season 13 official website / TCEC beta GUI /TCEC Twitch TV / Facebook page

TCEC Cup full participants list

 

 
TCEC Cup format

The TCEC Cup will take place right after the Premier Division and before the Superfinal, the exact dates will be announced soon. It will be a knockout championship with 32 participants divided into brackets. Each participant will be seeded according to its standing in the TCEC league event with the #1 seed meeting the #32 seed, #2 meeting #31, etc.

The TCEC Cup will consist of a total of 31 matches divided into sixteenth-final, eighth-final, quarter-final, semi-final and final. For an engine to reach the TCEC Cup gold medal it must win a total of five matches. Both participants that lose the semi final will be awarded a bronze medal.

Matches and tiebreaks

Each of the matches will consist of 4 pairs of games (8 games, every second with reversed colors and the same opening) with time control 30 mins + 10 sec. In case of an equal score after these games, pairs of tiebreak games with the same time control will be held until a winner is determined.

More details about the TCEC Cup

- the TCEC Cup is a minor title of the TCEC championships, more of which are coming in the year ahead
- the goal of the TCEC Cup is to give a chance to each engine to show strength in head to head competition, not just the participants in the Superfinal
- traditional engines will be equipped with 43 cores, ponder off to maximize performance
- NN engines will be provided with at least 2x Tesla GPUs by Google

TCEC Cup pairings

#1 Premier Division vs Tucano
#2 Premier Divison vs Ivanhoe
#3 Premier Division vs Rodent
#4 Premier Division vs Chess22k
#5 Premier Division vs Senpai
#6 Premier Division vs Wasp
Bobcat vs #7 Premier Division
Nemorino vs #8 Premier Division
Hannibal vs #3 Division 1
Deus X vs #4 Division 1
Pedone vs #5 Division 1
Leela Chess Zero vs #6 Division 1
#7 Division 1 vs Vajolet
#8 Division 1 vs Arasan
Nirvana vs Xiphos
Gull vs Texel

TCEC Cup brackets

(To be announced soon)

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Russia wins seven titles at the European Youth Championship 2018

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

DSC_6765The European Youth Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-29 August 2018 in Riga, Latvia. Players compete in six age groups from U8 to U18, with Open and Girls sections.
The venue of the tournament will be International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, which is located on Kipsala Island, less than 2km
from Riga Old Town.

More then 1000 players 400 girls and 600 boys took part total in all the groups.

The winners in all groups are

Open U-8

1. Jahandar Azadaliyev (Azerbaijan)
2. Denis Gordeev (Russia)
3. Bogdan Golovchenko (Russia)

Girls U-8

1. Ekaterina Zubkovskaya (Belarus)
2. Diana Preobrazhenskaya (Russia)
3. Veronika Iudina (Russia)

Open U-10

1. Artem Pingin (Russia)
2. Clement Kuhn (France)
3. Artsiom Bialiauski (Belarus)

Girls U-10

1. Alexandra Shvedova (Russia)
2. Anna Shukhman (Russia)
3. Yana Zhapova (Russia)

Open U-12

1. Volodar Murzin (Russia)
2. Ilya Makoveev (Russia)
3. Semen Mitusov (Ukraine)

Girls U-12

1. Olga Karmanova (Russia)
2. Luisa Bashylina (Germany)
3. Aliaksandra Tarasenka (Belarus)

Open U-14

1. Stefan Pogosyan (Russia)
2. Dmitry Tsoi (Russia)
3. Jonas Buhl Bjerre (Denmark)

Girls U-14

1. Ayan Allahverdiyeva (Azerbaijan)
2. Astghik Hakobyan (Armenia)
3. Beloslava Krasteva (Bulgaria)

Open U-16

1. Francesco Sonis (Italy)
2. Yaroslav Remizov (Russia)
3. Viachaslau Zarubitski (Belarus)

Girls U-16

1. Kamaliya Bulatova (Russia)
2. Olga Badelka (Belarus)
3. Gabriela Antova (Bulgaria)

Open U-18

1. Evgenios Ioannidis (Greece)
2. Jan Vykouk (Czech Republic)
3. Ariel Erenberg (Israel)

Girls U-18

1. Aleksandra Dimitrova (Russia)
2. Oliwia Kiolbasa (Poland)
3. Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (England)
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Russia won 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals and is the overall winner from the nations.

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