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Spouses win 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Radoslaw Wojtaszek emerged winner of the 2018 edition of chess.com Isle of Man International Tournament, by defeating Arkady Naiditsch in a playoff match for the first place. While Wojtaszek was playing for gold, his wife, Alina Kashlinskaya, beat American Grandmaster Sevian Samuel to reach 6 points and 7.000 ? prize, reserved for the best Women player.

Wojtaszek and Naitisch played a draw in the last round of the tournament and tied for the first place, and by propositions of the tournament, the winner was to be decided in playoffs. After 2 blitz games, the leaders were still in a tie with result 1-1, which lead to Armageddon where Wojtaszek has chosen white pieces and managed to win to be declared as Champion.

By the end, Radoslaw and Arkady brought home 37.500? each, with Wojtaszek receiving extra 500? for winning the playoff match.

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Radoslaw Wojtaszek

Seven players tied for the third place, each with 6.5 points, but thanks to the best tiebreaks Kramnik Vladimir ended third, Grischuk Alexander finished fourth, Nakamura Hikaru was 5th, Wang Hao took 6th, Jones Gawain came 7th, Adhiban B. went 8th and Xiong Jeffery ended on the 9th place.

The best ranked woman – Alina Kashlinskaya celebrated quadruple: birthday, GM norm and two golds, one of herself and one of her husband. The prize for the second women player went to Alexandra Kosteniuk with 5.5 points and the prize for the 3rd place went to Pia Cramling with 5 points.

As usual, one of the strongest Open tournaments of the world gathered 165 players from 37 countries, many famous chess names, and in total 75 Grandmasters, among whom were 20 GMs rated over 2700.

The event took place from 20th-28th October in the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theater in Douglas, Isle of Man.

Tournament website

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Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz 2018

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The 12th Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz is taking place from 28th October to 4th November at the Casa do Pa?o in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by Assembleia Figueirense. Tournament director is Ant?nio Mota Cardoso and Chief Arbiter is IA Carlos Oliveira Dias.

Among 50 participants from 12 countries there are 7 Grandmasters and 4 International Masters. Full list below.

The famous video producer Vijay Kumar has uploaded footage from the 1st round.

The total prize fund is 3750 EUR, with 1200 EUR reserved for the winner.

Tournament website

Participants:

1 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G. ESP 2547
2 GM Jakubowski Krzysztof POL 2511
3 GM Stella Andrea ITA 2500
4 GM Rotstein Arkadij GER 2476
5 GM Galego Luis POR 2473
6 GM Oratovsky Michael ISR 2466
7 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2443
8 IM Vassallo Barroche Mauricio ESP 2378
9 FM Alshameary Puente Ismael ESP 2369
10 IM Perez Garcia Rodney Oscar CUB 2362
11 FM Martin Duque Jesus ESP 2354
12 IM Elissalt Cardenas Hector ESP 2316
13 FM Veiga Jose Francisco R P Neves POR 2272
14 IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2252
15 CM Garcia Dorado Alberto ESP 2206
16 Roettgen Juergen GER 2169
17 FM Santos Antonio P POR 2155
18 Margarido Jose Miguel Teixeira POR 2121
19 Dias Ricardo Pedro Cruz POR 2098
20 Fernandes Ricardo Paulos POR 2098
21 Lisowski Krzysztof POL 2095
22 Guerreiro Nuno POR 2069
23 Fernandes Joao Pedro Murtinho POR 2067
24 Fernandes Miguel A. Murtinho POR 2048
25 Dionizio Andre Filipe Nascimento POR 2013
26 Sismeiro Miguel POR 2008
27 Adams Philip ENG 1980
28 Felizes Paulo POR 1965
29 Lopez De Turiso Jose Angel ESP 1933
30 Morais Vitor POR 1918
31 Pipiras Filipa Fortuna POR 1853
32 Silva Pedro Gil Ferreira Da POR 1837
33 Pais Bruno Miguel Dos Santos POR 1836
34 Louzao Brea Jose Luis ESP 1835
35 Marques Joao Paulo C Veloso POR 1807
36 Puglia Francesco ITA 1803
37 Morais Mario Martins Freitas POR 1766
38 Marcal Armando Paulo Gomes POR 1751
39 Asvestopoulou Evdokia GRE 1720
40 Dias Jose Oliveira Gaspar POR 1605
41 Gama Joao Goncalo Cerejeira POR 1598
42 Bouxo Luis Antonio Maximino POR 1585
43 AFM Correia Pedro Mourao Soares POR 1518
44 Soares Sara Joana De Moura Pe POR 1481
45 Moes Joaquim Carlos CPV 1415
46 Goncalves Lucas Jordao POR 1401
47 Fonseca Rene Gil Bakker POR 1378
48 Dong Rafael POR 1360
49 Dong Fabio POR 1273
50 Ferreira Cristina POR 1069

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Fidel Corrales tops the Eastern Chess Congress in New Jersey

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The 22nd Annual Eastern Chess Congress was held from October 26-28, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey.

The event consisted of six sections: Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.

The main Premier section 43 participants. GM Fidel Corrales took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points and the top prize of 2100 USD.

GM Fidel Jimenez Corrales

GM Fidel Jimenez Corrales

Premier section standings:
1. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2608 MA – 4,5 1st $2100.00
2-5. GM Alexander Shabalov 2634 PA, GM John M Burke 2626 NJ, IM Alexander R Katz 2534 NJ and IM David Brodsky 2529 NY – 4,0 2nd-4th $450.00
6-7. GM Sergey Erenburg 2666 PA and GM Alexander Fishbein 2589 NJ – 3,5 etc

The total prize fund was 20,000 USD.

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Chess.com Isle Of Man: Wojtaszek Beats Naiditsch In Armageddon For Title

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The arc of justice is not so long, and it bends toward Poland. After being the hard-luck non-medalists earlier this month at the Chess Olympiad, only a few weeks later the top Polish couple took home everything in Isle of Man.
While Arkadij Naid…

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WYCC 2018: Round 9

Monday, October 29th, 2018

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The ninth round of the World Youth Chess Championships was held in Porto Carras, Greece on October 28.

There were no changes at the top in the U1-14 Open category. Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain drew with Nikolozi Kacharava from Georgia and remains the sole leader with 8/9. Kacharava and Huang Renjie from China are one point behind him.

Shant Sargsyan from Armenia defeated Abdimalik Abdisalimov from Uzbekistan and retained the sole lead with 7.5/9 in the U-16 Open category. Viktor Matviishen from Ukraine outplayed Jakub Kosakowski and moved to the second place with 7/9. Seven players share the third place with 6.5/9.

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In the U-18 Open category, Viktor Gazik from Slovakia made a draw with Alexandr Triapishko from Russia. Gazik is joined at the top by Szymon Gumularz from Poland, who defeated Luca Moroni from Italy. Both leaders have 7/9, while eight players are a short distance of half a point behind them.

In the U-14 Girls tournament, Ning Kaiyu from China drew with the Indian player L. Jyothsna and leads the pack with 8/9. Song Yuxin from China, Meruert from Kazakhstan and Floris Maria Eizaguerri from Spain are one point behind her.

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Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia made a draw against Honorata Kucharska from Poland and keeps the lead in the U-16 Girls category with 7.5/9. The Russian player Alexandra Maltsevskaya also drew with Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan to stay in the second place with 7/9. Seven players share the third place with 6.5/9.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia made one more draw in the tournament against Sagar Tejaswini from India. Shuvalova retains the lead in the U-18 Girls section, being one point ahead of the nearest rivals Teodora Injac from Serbia, Sagar Tejaswini from India and Desiree Di Benedetto from Italy.

Two rounds remain in the World Youth Chess Championships. The tenth round will be held on October 29.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Chess Championships: Round 8

Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain defeated Dmitry Tsoi from Russia and retained the sole lead with 7.5/8 in the U-14 Open category. Nikolozi Kacharava from Georgia and Huang Renjie from China are one point behind him.

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Shant Sargsyan from Armenia made a draw with his compatriot Arthur Davtyan and is the only player with 6.5/8 in the U-16 Open category. Six players are half a point behind.

Once again, things shifted at the top in the U-18 Open category. In the eighth round, Viktor Gazik from Slovakia defeated Luca Moroni from Italy to grab the lead with 6.5/8. Five players are half a point behind him.

In the U-14 Girls tournament, Ning Kaiyu from China defeated Leya Carifullina from Russia and is the sole leader with 7.5/8. Nine players are one and half point behind her.

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Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia outplayed Michalina Rudzinska from Poland and keeps leading in the U-16 Girls category with 7/8. Russian player Alexandra Maltsevskaya is in the second place with 6.5/8. Four players share the third place with 6/8.

After seven victories in the previous rounds, Polina Shuvalova from Russia made her first draw in the tournament against Teodora Injac from Serbia. However, it didn’t change the tournament situation in U18 Girls section as Shuvalova still retains a comfortable lead, being one point ahead of the nearest rival Sagar Tejaswini from India.

The ninth round of the World Youth Championships will be held on October 28.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Championships: Round 7

Jos? Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia lost for the first time in the championship and slipped to the second place in the U-14 Open category. His opponent Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain took the sole lead with 6.5/7. Eight players share the third place with 5.5/7.

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Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading the race with 6/7 in the U-16 Open category and will play against his compatriot Arthur Davtyan in the eighth round. Six players are only half a point behind the leader.

In U-18 Open category, Luca Moroni from Italy outplayed Lukas van Foreest from the Netherlands and leapfrogged his opponent to lead the tournament table with 6/7. Igor Janik from Poland and Viktor Gazik from Slovakia share the second place with 5,5/7.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China defeated Sila Caglar from Turkey and stayed in the lead with 6.5 points. Leya Garifullina from Russia is in the second place with 6/6.

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Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia made a draw with Alexandra Maltsevskaya from Russia and remained the sole leader in the U-16 Girls category. Five players, including Alexandra Maltsevskaya and Elizaveta Solozhenkina (both from Russia), Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan, Zala Urh from Slovenia, and Michalina Rudzinska from Poland are half a point behind.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia keeps posting impressive results. She won the seventh game in a row in the U-18 Girls category. Shuvalova outplayed Anastasia Avramidou from Greece to keep 1.5 point distance from the nearest rivals – Alexandra Obolentseva from Russia, Anna Sargsyan from Armenia, Teodora Injac from Serbia, and Sagar Tejasvini from India.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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Polina Shuvalova and Jos? Gabriel Cardoso remain perfect after six rounds

The sixth round of the World Youth Chess Championships was played in Porto Carras, Greece on October 24.

In the U-14 Open category, Jos? Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia scored the sixth victory in a row. He keeps the lead with a perfect score 6/6. Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain is in the second place and will face the leader in Round 7. Three players share the third place with 5/6.

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In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China drew with Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan and stayed in the lead with 5,5/6. Four players share the second place.

Sargsyan Shant from Armenia drew with Viktor Matviishen from Ukraine in Round 6 to keep his leading position in the U-16 Open category. Four players are just half a point behind him, including the 2600+player Andrey Esipenko from Russia.

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Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is on the first line of the table in the U-16 Girls category. Alexandra Maltsevskaya from Russia and Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan share the second place.

In the U-18 Open, Lukas Van Foreest from the Netherlands drew with Alexandr Triapishko from Russia, so two players, Victor Gazik from Slovakia and Luca Moroni from Italy caught up with him.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia continues leading with a perfect result in the U-18 Girls category. In the sixth round, she defeated her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva. Shuvalova is already one and a half points ahead of the closest pursuers.

October 25 is a free day. The seventh round will be played on October 26th.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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There is a sole leader in each category after five rounds

The fifth round of the World Youth Championship was held in Porto-Carras, Greece on October 23rd.

In the U-14 Open category, Jose Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia has defeated Russian player Stefan Pagosyan. Cardoso stays in the lead with a perfect score 5/5. Four players are in pursuit with 4.5 points.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China outplayed her compatriot Song Yuxin to grab the lead position with 5 points. Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan is in the second place.

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In the U-16 Open event, Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading with a perfect score. Fifteen players are one point behind him.

Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is the leader in the U1-6 Girls category with 5 points. Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan is in the second place with 4,. points.

Lucas van Foreest from the Netherlands became the leader in the U-18 Open tournament after defeating Igor Janik from Poland in the fifth round. Nine players are half a point behind.

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The top-rated player in the U18 Girls tournament, Polina Shuvalova from Russia is the sole leader with a perfect score 5/5. Her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva is in the second place half a point behind. Four players share the third place with 4 points.

Surprisingly, after five rounds, only one person is leading the pack in each of the six tournaments.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Chess Championship 2018: Round 4
 
The fourth round of the World Youth Championships was played in Greece on October 22nd.

In the U14 open group, four players, including Stefan Pogosyan from Russia, Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio from Spain, Kazybek Nogerbek from Kazakhstan, and Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel from Colombia have a perfect score.

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In the girls’ tournament, Song Yuxin and Ning Kaiyu from China are the leaders with four out of four. The compatriots will play against each other in the fifth round. 6 players are half a point behind them.

The leaders in the U16 open championship Shant Sargsyan from Armenia and Tor Fredrik Kaasen from Norway will meet in the fifth round. Four players have three and half points. Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is a sole leader in the U16 girls’ section with a perfect score, but six players are breathing down her neck half a point behind.

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Igor Janik from Poland is the only leader of the U18 open tournament. 6 players scored 3.5 points. The rating favorite Alexei Sarana from Russia made has 3 points.

In the U18 girls’ tournament, Polina Shuvalova (Russia) and Anna Sargsyan (Armenia) are at the top of the table with a perfect score.

The round 5 will start on October 23 at 3 pm local time. 

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

The second and third rounds of the World Youth Championships were played in Porto Carras on October 21. The players had a tough day with double rounds which started at 10 am and lasted till 10:30 pm with a short break for lunch.

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In the Open U14 category, ten players have a perfect score. In the Girls U14, six players have two points.

In the Open U16 category, five players have three points out of three, and in Girls U16 there are six leaders with the same result.

Three players are leading the pack in Open U18. In the Girls’ U-18, five players earned a perfect score.

The fourth round will be held on October 22.

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Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on October 03, 2018. The championships will last from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open.

A record number of 626 players from 78 federations are taking part in the Championships.

The second and the third rounds will be played on 21st of October.

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FIDE Vice-president Anastasia Sorokina greeted participants before the start of the 1st round. The Chief Arbiter of the World Youth Championships Takis Nikolopoulos drew the attention of the players to some tournament regulations, anti-cheating measures and reminded them about the tournament schedule.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com 

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Photos by Anastasia Karlovich and Niki Riga

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

PRO Chess League Qualifier Saturday Fields Stars

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Are you excited for the PRO Chess League qualifier tournament? You should be.
This Saturday, November 3, some of the biggest names in online chess will compete along with a host of PRO Chess League hopefuls for spots in the upcoming 2019 se…

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WYCC 2018: Round 8

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

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The eighth round of the World Youth Chess Championships was held in Porto Carras, Greece on October 27.

Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain defeated Dmitry Tsoi from Russia and retained the sole lead with 7.5/8 in the U-14 Open category. Nikolozi Kacharava from Georgia and Huang Renjie from China are one point behind him.

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Shant Sargsyan from Armenia made a draw with his compatriot Arthur Davtyan and is the only player with 6.5/8 in the U-16 Open category. Six players are half a point behind.

Once again, things shifted at the top in the U-18 Open category. In the eighth round, Viktor Gazik from Slovakia defeated Luca Moroni from Italy to grab the lead with 6.5/8. Five players are half a point behind him.

In the U-14 Girls tournament, Ning Kaiyu from China defeated Leya Carifullina from Russia and is the sole leader with 7.5/8. Nine players are one and half point behind her.

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Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia outplayed Michalina Rudzinska from Poland and keeps leading in the U-16 Girls category with 7/8. Russian player Alexandra Maltsevskaya is in the second place with 6.5/8. Four players share the third place with 6/8.

After seven victories in the previous rounds, Polina Shuvalova from Russia made her first draw in the tournament against Teodora Injac from Serbia. However, it didn’t change the tournament situation in U18 Girls section as Shuvalova still retains a comfortable lead, being one point ahead of the nearest rival Sagar Tejaswini from India.

The ninth round of the World Youth Championships will be held on October 28.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Championships: Round 7

Jos? Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia lost for the first time in the championship and slipped to the second place in the U-14 Open category. His opponent Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain took the sole lead with 6.5/7. Eight players share the third place with 5.5/7.

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Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading the race with 6/7 in the U-16 Open category and will play against his compatriot Arthur Davtyan in the eighth round. Six players are only half a point behind the leader.

In U-18 Open category, Luca Moroni from Italy outplayed Lukas van Foreest from the Netherlands and leapfrogged his opponent to lead the tournament table with 6/7. Igor Janik from Poland and Viktor Gazik from Slovakia share the second place with 5,5/7.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China defeated Sila Caglar from Turkey and stayed in the lead with 6.5 points. Leya Garifullina from Russia is in the second place with 6/6.

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Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia made a draw with Alexandra Maltsevskaya from Russia and remained the sole leader in the U-16 Girls category. Five players, including Alexandra Maltsevskaya and Elizaveta Solozhenkina (both from Russia), Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan, Zala Urh from Slovenia, and Michalina Rudzinska from Poland are half a point behind.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia keeps posting impressive results. She won the seventh game in a row in the U-18 Girls category. Shuvalova outplayed Anastasia Avramidou from Greece to keep 1.5 point distance from the nearest rivals – Alexandra Obolentseva from Russia, Anna Sargsyan from Armenia, Teodora Injac from Serbia, and Sagar Tejasvini from India.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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Polina Shuvalova and Jos? Gabriel Cardoso remain perfect after six rounds

The sixth round of the World Youth Chess Championships was played in Porto Carras, Greece on October 24.

In the U-14 Open category, Jos? Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia scored the sixth victory in a row. He keeps the lead with a perfect score 6/6. Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo from Spain is in the second place and will face the leader in Round 7. Three players share the third place with 5/6.

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In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China drew with Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan and stayed in the lead with 5,5/6. Four players share the second place.

Sargsyan Shant from Armenia drew with Viktor Matviishen from Ukraine in Round 6 to keep his leading position in the U-16 Open category. Four players are just half a point behind him, including the 2600+player Andrey Esipenko from Russia.

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Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is on the first line of the table in the U-16 Girls category. Alexandra Maltsevskaya from Russia and Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan share the second place.

In the U-18 Open, Lukas Van Foreest from the Netherlands drew with Alexandr Triapishko from Russia, so two players, Victor Gazik from Slovakia and Luca Moroni from Italy caught up with him.

Polina Shuvalova from Russia continues leading with a perfect result in the U-18 Girls category. In the sixth round, she defeated her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva. Shuvalova is already one and a half points ahead of the closest pursuers.

October 25 is a free day. The seventh round will be played on October 26th.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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There is a sole leader in each category after five rounds

The fifth round of the World Youth Championship was held in Porto-Carras, Greece on October 23rd.

In the U-14 Open category, Jose Gabriel Cardoso from Columbia has defeated Russian player Stefan Pagosyan. Cardoso stays in the lead with a perfect score 5/5. Four players are in pursuit with 4.5 points.

In the U-14 Girls category, Ning Kaiyu from China outplayed her compatriot Song Yuxin to grab the lead position with 5 points. Nurgali Nazerke from Kazakhstan is in the second place.

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In the U-16 Open event, Shant Sargsyan from Armenia is leading with a perfect score. Fifteen players are one point behind him.

Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is the leader in the U1-6 Girls category with 5 points. Govhar Beydullayeva from Azerbaijan is in the second place with 4,. points.

Lucas van Foreest from the Netherlands became the leader in the U-18 Open tournament after defeating Igor Janik from Poland in the fifth round. Nine players are half a point behind.

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The top-rated player in the U18 Girls tournament, Polina Shuvalova from Russia is the sole leader with a perfect score 5/5. Her compatriot Alexandra Obolentseva is in the second place half a point behind. Four players share the third place with 4 points.

Surprisingly, after five rounds, only one person is leading the pack in each of the six tournaments.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Chess Championship 2018: Round 4
 
The fourth round of the World Youth Championships was played in Greece on October 22nd.

In the U14 open group, four players, including Stefan Pogosyan from Russia, Gines Esteo Pedro Antonio from Spain, Kazybek Nogerbek from Kazakhstan, and Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel from Colombia have a perfect score.

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In the girls’ tournament, Song Yuxin and Ning Kaiyu from China are the leaders with four out of four. The compatriots will play against each other in the fifth round. 6 players are half a point behind them.

The leaders in the U16 open championship Shant Sargsyan from Armenia and Tor Fredrik Kaasen from Norway will meet in the fifth round. Four players have three and half points. Jovana Srdanovic from Serbia is a sole leader in the U16 girls’ section with a perfect score, but six players are breathing down her neck half a point behind.

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Igor Janik from Poland is the only leader of the U18 open tournament. 6 players scored 3.5 points. The rating favorite Alexei Sarana from Russia made has 3 points.

In the U18 girls’ tournament, Polina Shuvalova (Russia) and Anna Sargsyan (Armenia) are at the top of the table with a perfect score.

The round 5 will start on October 23 at 3 pm local time. 

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

The second and third rounds of the World Youth Championships were played in Porto Carras on October 21. The players had a tough day with double rounds which started at 10 am and lasted till 10:30 pm with a short break for lunch.

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In the Open U14 category, ten players have a perfect score. In the Girls U14, six players have two points.

In the Open U16 category, five players have three points out of three, and in Girls U16 there are six leaders with the same result.

Three players are leading the pack in Open U18. In the Girls’ U-18, five players earned a perfect score.

The fourth round will be held on October 22.

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Official website: worldyouth2018.com

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World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 started in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on October 03, 2018. The championships will last from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open.

A record number of 626 players from 78 federations are taking part in the Championships.

The second and the third rounds will be played on 21st of October.

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FIDE Vice-president Anastasia Sorokina greeted participants before the start of the 1st round. The Chief Arbiter of the World Youth Championships Takis Nikolopoulos drew the attention of the players to some tournament regulations, anti-cheating measures and reminded them about the tournament schedule.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com 

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Photos by Anastasia Karlovich and Niki Riga

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

The 1st Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament was held from 13-20th October at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Bambolim in Taleigao, Goa, India.

The event was organized by the Goa Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. The total prize fund was 52,300 USD.

The event consisted of three sections:
- Grandmaster Tournament Open A for players rated over 2000
- Open B for players rated under 2000
- Open C for players rated under 1600

The organizers have provided free accommodation for all participants.

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Iranian GM Idani Pouya emerged champion of the Open A following his impressive final round win over recently minted India’s Grandmaster Karthik Venkataraman. Pouya scored 8,5 points in 10 rounds.

Five players finished with eight points but despite equal on the table, GM Babujain Levon (Armenia) and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy (India) finished second and third respectively due to the better tie-break points. The main section had 283 participants. Full standings below.

The Open B had 443 participants. Kadav Omkar IND 1859 and Vijay Kumar IND 1915 shared the first place with 9/10 points each.

The Open C had 533 participants. Shibin K Benny IND 1516 and Parekh Vishrut IND 1287 shared the first place with 9/10 points each.

Tournament website

Grandmaster Tournament Open A final standings:

1. GM Idani Pouya IRI 2588 – 8.5
2. GM Babujian Levon ARM 2456 – 8
3. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2540 – 8
4. GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2547 – 8
5. GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2453 – 8
6. Raahul V S IND 2294 – 8
7. IM Das Sayantan IND 2425 – 7.5
8. GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2615 – 7.5
9. GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2615 – 7.5
10. IM Karthik Venkataraman IND 2525 – 7.5
11. IM Akash G IND 2424 – 7.5
12. GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2556 – 7.5
13. IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2366 – 7.5
14. GM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2545 – 7
15. GM Popov Ivan RUS 2611 – 7
16. GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2488 – 7
17. IM Bakunts Rafael ARM 2427 – 7
18. IM Gusain Himal IND 2384 – 7
19. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2484 – 7
20. FM Nitish Belurkar IND 2295 – 7
21. IM Kathmale Sameer IND 2343 – 7
22. Singh S. Vikramjit IND 2192 – 7
23. IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin BAN 2328 – 7
24. GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2552 – 6.5
25. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2654 – 6.5
26. IM Stany G.A. IND 2502 – 6.5
27. FM Rathanvel V S IND 2341 – 6.5
28. IM Deshmukh Anup IND 2267 – 6.5
29. Anuj Shrivatri IND 2345 – 6.5
30. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2473 – 6.5
31. FM Jubin Jimmy IND 2308 – 6.5
32. GM Himanshu Sharma IND 2444 – 6.5
33. FM Audi Ameya IND 2375 – 6.5
34. IM Rakesh Kumar Jena IND 2388 – 6.5
35. GM Neelotpal Das IND 2436 – 6.5
36. WGM Swati Ghate IND 2215 – 6.5
37. Sahil Tickoo IND 2217 – 6.5
38. Ritviz Parab IND 2252 – 6.5
39. Sahoo Utkal Ranjan IND 2332 – 6.5
40. AGM Sa Kannan IND 1977 – 6.5
41. Pranav V IND 2263 – 6.5
42. Deota Snehil S IND 1929 – 6.5
43. IM Ramnathan Balasubramaniam IND 2142 – 6.5
44. FM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J IND 2362 – 6.5
45. Samant Aditya S IND 2211 – 6.5
46. Pradeep Kumar R A IND 2279 – 6.5
47. Patil Pratik IND 2280 – 6.5
48. FM Mehdi Hasan Parag BAN 2209 – 6.5
49. FM Navalgund Niranjan IND 2245 – 6.5
50. IM Siva Mahadevan IND 2341 – 6.5
51. IM Prasad Devaki V IND 2285 – 6.5
52. IM Singh D.P. IND 2132 – 6.5
53. GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2547 – 6
54. GM Laxman R.R. IND 2443 – 6
55. FM Gajwa Ankit IND 2224 – 6
56. FM Rajdeep Sarkar IND 2355 – 6
57. CM Aditya Mittal IND 2215 – 6
58. CM Nikhil Magizhnan IND 2056 – 6
59. Gandhi Anish IND 2042 – 6
60. IM Anwesh Upadhyaya IND 2381 – 6
61. Sanket Chakravarty IND 1819 – 6
62. IM Abu Sufian Shakil BAN 2247 – 6
63. Abhishek Das IND 2280 – 6
64. Niraj Saripalli IND 2206 – 6
65. Senthil Maran K IND 2216 – 6
66. IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy IND 2325 – 6
67. Prajesh R IND 1953 – 6
68. Manigandan S S IND 2120 – 6
69. FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2129 – 6
70. Saurabh Anand IND 2303 – 6
71. Surendran N IND 2210 – 6
72. GM Ziatdinov Raset USA 2265 – 6
73. Tarun V Kanth IND 2123 – 6
74. Dhrupad Kashyap IND 1881 – 6
75. IM Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad IND 2380 – 6
76. Namitbir Singh Walia IND 1633 – 6
77. Dhananjay S IND 2233 – 6
78. AGM Vinay Thomas Abraham IND 2024 – 6
79. WGM Toma Katarzyna POL 2278 – 6
80. Nair Sanjeev IND 2081 – 6
81. FM Wagh Suyog IND 2312 – 6
82. Kunal M. IND 2270 – 6
83. Manish Anto Cristiano F IND 1961 – 6
84. Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi IND 1842 – 5.5
85. Srihari L IND 2067 – 5.5
86. WIM Michelle Catherina P IND 2147 – 5.5
87. IM Vardan Nagpal IND 2433 – 5.5
88. Kavinda Akila SRI 2025 – 5.5
89. Santanu Borpatra Gohain IND 1947 – 5.5
90. Potluri Saye Srreezza IND 1993 – 5.5
91. Kumar Gaurav IND 2236 – 5.5
92. Shah Jeet IND 1828 – 5.5
93. AGM Tarun Kanyamarala IRL 2046 – 5.5
94. Gahan M G IND 2256 – 5.5
95. Prasannaa.S IND 2124 – 5.5
96. Lokesh N. IND 2104 – 5.5
97. Mushini Ajay IND 1966 – 5.5
98. Ram S. Krishnan IND 2131 – 5.5
99. Mohite Ranveer IND 2091 – 5.5
100. Snehal Bhosale IND 2141 – 5.5
101. IM Abhishek Kelkar IND 2359 – 5.5
102. Venkata Ramana J IND 2086 – 5.5
103. Anadkat Kartavya IND 2109 – 5.5
104. IM Meftahi Houssem TUN 2119 – 5.5
105. Aditya Guhagarkar IND 1982 – 5.5
106. Ajay Karthikeyan IND 2195 – 5.5
107. Barath Kalyan M IND 2084 – 5.5
108. AGM Kiran Panditrao IND 1999 – 5.5
109. Hari Madhavan N B IND 2224 – 5.5
110. Mahindrakar Indrajeet IND 2107 – 5.5
111. Ayan Pal IND 1704 – 5.5
112. Vaibhav Jayant Raut IND 1998 – 5.5
113. Siddharth Sabharishankar IND 2026 – 5.5
114. Barde Om IND 1662 – 5.5
115. Amal Roozi IND 1641 – 5.5
116. Suganthan S IND 1688 – 5.5
117. Dahale Atul IND 2171 – 5.5
118. AGM Vignesh N IND 1767 – 5.5
119. Saptorshi Gupta IND 2136 – 5.5
120. Satkar Chirag IND 2089 – 5.5
121. Nayak Rajesh IND 2084 – 5
122. Soham Datar IND 2060 – 5
123. Panda Sambit IND 2074 – 5
124. IM Viani Antonio Dcunha IND 2430 – 5
125. AGM Rathneesh R IND 1957 – 5
126. FM Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2213 – 5
127. CM Kadam Om Manish IND 2082 – 5
128. Ashutosh Kumar IND 2044 – 5
129. Pradeep Tiwari IND 1947 – 5
130. FM Ramakrishna J. IND 2115 – 5
131. Ganesh R IND 2060 – 5
132. Jayachandra Srinivas Vellanki IND 2011 – 5
133. Deepthamsh Reddy. M IND 2025 – 5
134. CM Gopal K.N. IND 1858 – 5
135. Sarthak Rawat IND 1668 – 5
136. Saypuri Srithan IND 1799 – 5
137. Kumthekar Shubham IND 1788 – 5
138. FM Ahmed Sk. Nasir BAN 2234 – 5
139. WGM Ramaswamy Aarthie IND 2016 – 5
140. Bhambure Shantanu IND 2243 – 5
141. Jaeel Atharva IND 2130 – 5
142. Alan Diviya Raj IND 2127 – 5
143. Rakshith Srinivasan IND 1843 – 5
144. Saranya Y IND 1879 – 5
145. Thaga Sheriff M IND 1963 – 5
146. Gaurav Rajesh Zagade IND 2060 – 5
147. WFM Saranya J IND 2071 – 5
148. Garima Gaurav IND 1652 – 5
149. Aaryan Varshney IND 2286 – 5
150. Karthik Sai Ch IND 2059 – 5
151. Mota Pankit IND 2047 – 5
152. Deodhar Vrushali Umesh IND 1764 – 5
153. Ilamparthi A R IND 1984 – 5
. Krishnan Ritvik IND 1562 – 5
155. WFM Bidhar Rutumbara IND 1948 – 5
156. WIM Kasparova Tatiana BLR 2102 – 5
157. Sudhanshu Ranjan IND 2060 – 4.5
158. Ayushh Ravikumar IND 1843 – 4.5
159. Nagare Akhilesh IND 1897 – 4.5
160. GM Fominyh Alexander RUS 2405 – 4.5
161. Himanshu Ranjan IND 1970 – 4.5
162. Esshan Wadhawan IND 1849 – 4.5
163. Sourath Biswas IND 1925 – 4.5
164. WFM Meghna C H IND 1904 – 4.5
165. Harshad S IND 1946 – 4.5
166. CM Shahil Dey IND 2063 – 4.5
167. Nandhini Saripalli IND 1911 – 4.5
168. Umang Kaisary IND 1869 – 4.5
169. Pimpalkhare Vedant IND 1968 – 4.5
170. Aryamann Sain IND 1873 – 4.5
171. Arhan Chethan Anand IND 1679 – 4.5
172. Pandey Srishti IND 1915 – 4.5
173. Rathore Sonakshi IND 1849 – 4.5
174. AIM Trisha Kanyamarala IRL 1856 – 4.5
175. Arnav Maheshwari IND 1741 – 4.5
176. Akshit Kumar J IND 1882 – 4.5
177. Jinan Jomon IND 1783 – 4.5
178. Badri Narayan B IND 1538 – 4.5
179. CM Arfan Aditya Bagus INA 2018 – 4.5
180. Shreyash Shuvam Patnaik IND 1628 – 4.5
181. Colaco Reuben IND 1668 – 4.5
182. Vishwa Bala Kumaran M IND 1612 – 4.5
183. Devesh Anand Naik IND 1756 – 4.5
184. Sibi Visal R IND 1931 – 4.5
185. Bhoopnath IND 1645 – 4.5
186. Singh Neha IND 1893 – 4.5
187. Tanvi Vasudev Hadkonkar IND 1556 – 4.5
188. Rupam Mukherjee IND 1929 – 4.5
189. Ashwin Hariharan SGP 1914 – 4.5
190. Bagwe Gaurang IND 1616 – 4.5
191. Vinay R Jumani IND 1840 – 4.5
192. Acosta Mariano USA 1795 – 4.5
193. GM Anurag Mhamal IND 2495 – 4
194. IM Vignesh N R IND 2447 – 4
195. Rohit S IND 1729 – 4
196. WIM Franco Valencia Angela COL 2188 – 4
197. Aditya Varun Gampa IND 1898 – 4
198. Manish Kumar (2006) IND 1961 – 4
199. Anilkumar O.T. IND 2044 – 4
200. Aravind P V S IND 1796 – 4
201. WGM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2314 – 4
202. Srikrishnan P IND 1811 – 4
203. Srimathi R IND 1807 – 4
204. AGM Bhattacharya Arunava IND 1639 – 4
205. Souhardo Basak IND 1738 – 4
206. Sudarshan Bhat IND 1840 – 4
207. Shah Vishwa IND 1707 – 4
208. Zia Tahsin Tajwar BAN 1825 – 4
209. Godson Merlin E IND 1790 – 4
210. Tarimo Didik Widiarso INA 1738 – 4
211. Sreekar J S S IND 1709 – 4
212. Shuban Saha IND 1916 – 4
213. WFM Cholleti Sahajasri IND 2125 – 4
214. Rindhiya V IND 1697 – 4
215. Keshav Kothari IND 1706 – 4
216. Sathya Naarayanan S IND 1620 – 4
217. Poorna Sri M.K IND 1758 – 4
218. Aryan Ranjan IND 1726 – 4
219. Anupam M Sreekumar IND 1451 – 4
220. CM Ikramul Haq Siam BAN 2180 – 4
221. Savitha Shri B IND 1742 – 4
222. Acharya Sushan NEP 1605 – 4
223. Rohan Bharat Joshi IND 1838 – 4
224. Laddha Shubh Jayesh USA 1523 – 4
225. WCM Chopdekar Gunjal IND 1633 – 4
226. Divyan T IND 1461 – 4
227. Iniyan Sivakumar IND 1477 – 4
228. Arnav Muralidhar IND 1506 – 4
229. Tanmay Chopra IND 1943 – 3.5
230. Manthan Kashyap Datta IND 1748 – 3.5
231. Harisurya Bharadwaj Gundepudi IND 1737 – 3.5
232. FM Karthik Kumar Pradeep IND 2265 – 3.5
233. AIM Abhay Bandewar IND 1834 – 3.5
234. Harshit Arya IND 1777 – 3.5
235. Rounak Guha Roy IND 1542 – 3.5
236. Dikshant Dash IND 1666 – 3.5
237. Suvradeepta Das IND 2005 – 3.5
238. Chetan Sharma IND 1663 – 3.5
239. Mahajan Ayush IND 1631 – 3.5
240. Dharani Srinivas K B IND 1666 – 3.5
241. Aagam Aditya E IND 1755 – 3.5
242. Upadhyay Prince IND 1646 – 3.5
243. Srivatsan Sekar IND 1602 – 3.5
244. Shirodkar Aayush IND 1560 – 3.5
245. Thorat Aishwarya IND 1529 – 3.5
246. Kshatriya Nitin Vekhande IND 1542 – 3.5
247. AIM Cruz Wilson IND 1846 – 3
248. CM Tanmay Jain IND 1809 – 3
249. Adarsh Tripathi IND 1746 – 3
250. Kadam Nikhil IND 1681 – 3
251. Shyam Prasad Reddy K IND 2014 – 3
252. Rathi Dhanashree IND 1633 – 3
253. Vedant Nitin Vekhande IND 1433 – 3
254. Patel Suyogkumar M IND 1424 – 3
255. Shejal Sahil Sanjay IND 1493 – 3
256. Mckenzie Lionel Joseph IND 1711 – 3
257. CM Niraula Bhupendra NEP 1932 – 3
258. Konatham Snehil IND 1680 – 3
259. Hari Charan Sai Kalluri IND 1582 – 3
260. Aniruddh Chatterjee IND 1679 – 3
261. Pragatheesh Muthukumaran IND 1484 – 3
262. AFM Choubey Saurabh IND 1888 – 3
263. Benasir M IND 1777 – 3
264. Abel Saju Chazhoor IND 1567 – 3
265. WFM Tanishka Kotia IND 1892 – 2.5
266. AIM Ali Mohammad Amir BAN 1764 – 2.5
267. Phatak Aanjaneya IND 1652 – 2.5
268. Muthu P IND 1692 – 2.5
269. Varsha Ramesh IND 1778 – 2.5
270. Md. Masum Rahi BAN 1548 – 2.5
271. Thorat Sanjay IND 1460 – 2.5
272. Sanjay Srinivasan R IND 1474 – 2.5
273. Vigneshwaran S IND 1937 – 2
274. Toshali V IND 1928 – 2
275. Sunil Vaidya IND 1673 – 2
276. WFM Harshini A IND 2126 – 2
277. Tejes Suresh Kumar IND 1457 – 2
278. Sreyas Payyappat IND 1598 – 2
279. Abhyuday Santhosh IND 1468 – 2
280. WIM Parnali S Dharia IND 2211 – 1.5
281. Nayanikaa Muralidharan IND 1546 – 1.5
282. Khan Yunus IND 2071 – 1.5
283. Suhas B. Asnodkar IND 1733 – 0.5

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Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

The 22nd Bavarian International Open Chess Championship is taking place from 27th October to 4th November in “Gut Kaltenbrunn” in Gmund, Germany.

The event is organized by Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH and the total prize fund is 16,300 EUR. The champion will be awarded with 3000 EUR.

A total of 510 players from 34 federations are taking part in the tournament. Among them are 25 Grandmasters and 28 International Masters.

Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

Top rated players:

GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2679
GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2667
GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2648
GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2646
GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2636
GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2621
GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2606
GM Braun Arik GER 2603
GM Firouzja Alireza IRI 2600
GM Papp Gabor HUN 2591
GM Gopal G.N. IND 2578
GM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2574
GM Santos Latasa Jaime ESP 2572
GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2558
GM Martinovic Sasa CRO 2555
GM Mons Leon GER 2554
GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2546
GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2544
GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2535
GM Andersson Ulf SWE 2530

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Chess.com Isle Of Man: Naiditsch, Wojtaszek Lead Going Into Final Round

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Arkadij Naiditsch and Radoslaw Wojtaszek will be the only two leaders going into the final round nine of the 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man International. A chasing group of four players is trailing by half a point. 
As if a battle between the …

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