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1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018 for the Disabled successfully finished

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

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Seven rounds of a tense chess battle for the title of the Team Champion 2018 at the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018 for the Disabled came to its successful end. The championship was organized by Dresdner Schachfestival e.V. under the auspices of FIDE. It started on 14 October with 9 teams participating from 4 FIDE national federations.

IPCA Russia became the World Team Chess Champion for the Disabled 2018, followed by the Silver Medalists Deaf Poland Team. The bronze medal went to Niedersachsen of Germany.

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The Organizing Committee Chairman Dr. Dirk Jordan traditionally opened the Round wishing all participants luck.

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The FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili was a special guest of the last round and made a ceremonial first move on Board 1.

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Deutschland Jugend team met the Team Hungary in the last round.

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Deaf Poland Team has had a good tournament and managed to secure the second place in the championship.

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The two youth teams participating in the competition: Youth Chess Team Russia and Deutschland Jugend showed a good performance against their adult opponents.

As the young chess players said it was a great experience for them to take part in the 1st edition of the World Chess Competition for the Disabled.

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Closing Ceremony of the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018

Distinguished guests at Closing Ceremony

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Organizing Committee Chairman Dr. Dirk Jordan welcomed all participants of the competition. He expressed his thankfulness for the great performance and good atmosphere during the event.

He also thanked FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili for his time to attend the Closing Ceremony of the championship and invited him to the stage for his welcoming speech.

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FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili welcomed all participants and organizers of the competition on behalf of the FIDE President and FIDE Presidential Board. He read the Welcoming Speech from the FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich. FIDE President thanked all participants and organizers for such a successful event. He also expressed his hope to meet up in one of the next events.

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FIDE Vice President Akaki Iashvili underlined the warm atmosphere and optimism that he felt in the playing hall. He is sure this helps a lot to make an event a success.

Mayor of Dresden Dr. Peter Lames welcomed all participants as well as the FIDE Vice President Akaki Iasvhili. He underlined that for them it is a big honor that he attended the competition. He also expressed his thankfulness that FIDE President sent his warm congratulations to the participants and organizers.

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It was also remarkable that the ICCD treasurer Holger Mende attended the Closing Ceremony of the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship for the Disabled. He shared with the plans of his organization and expressed his gratitude to the organizers who work hard to the benefit of the common goals.

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Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony followed the official speeches. The Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists were awarded with medals.

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IPCA Russia – winners of the 1st World Team Chess Champions 2018 for the Disabled

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Deaf Poland – Silver medalists of the World Team Championship for the Disabled

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Niedersachsen of Germany – Bronze medalists of World Team Championship for the Disabled

The best women team was awarded with a special prize as well – Russian Women Deaf. Mayor of Dresden Dr. Peter Lames awarded the women’s best team.

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The Best Chess Players per board award followed the ceremony.

1 board – Marco Drewes of German Niedersachsen team

2 board – Dmitry Scerbin of IPCA Russia

3 board – Mariusz Cwiek of Deaf Poland

4 board – Ilia Lipilin of IPCA Russia

5 board – Maciej Szalko of Deaf Poland

Deutschland Jugend became the best junior team of the 1st FIDE World Team Chess Championship 2018 in Dresden.

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Two arbiters got IA and FA norms respectfully: Eckhart Stets and Karsten Wieland of Germany. Egmont Poenisch to present the certificates.

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FIDE Observer Thomas Luther announced the dates of the 2nd World Team Chess Championship 2020 which will take place in Dresden, Germany – 17 to 25 October 2020. He also congratulated all participants and winners on the conclusion of such a great championship and expressed his hope to meet up again in two years.

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By Kema Goryaeva

www.worldchess-disabled.com/de

Photo courtesy by Karsten Wieland

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Double rounds in the World Youth Championship 2018

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

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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 and are in th.

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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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Chess.com Isle of Man: Aronian ‘Bluffs’ While Vidit Sacrifices Queen Again

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

It's been several years since the Chess.com Isle of Man International was a combination chess and poker event, but GM Levon Aronian showed in today's round two that there's still room for bluffing. On top board, he played a calculated ri…

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Aronian ‘Bluffs’ While Vidit Sacrifices Queen Again In Isle Of Man Round 2

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

It's been several years since the Chess.com Isle of Man International was a combination chess and poker event, but GM Levon Aronian showed in today's round two that there's still room for bluffing. On top board, he played a calculated ri…

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44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey.

The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey

A seven round, FIDE rated, Swiss competition open to all players
Players with low ratings will be encouraged by the organisers to enter the Holiday tournament
Time limit: 40 moves in 100 minutes and then 40 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment per move from move 1
ENTRY FEE ?40 (includes prize-giving dinner: juniors ?30 entry fee)
Main Prizes ?1,200 : ?600 : ?300 : ?200 : ?150

The Holiday Tournament – Sponsored by the Pennisula Hotel

A seven round, FIDE rated, Swiss competition for players rated under 1900
Time limit: 40 moves in 2 hours and then 1 hour to finish
ENTRY FEE ?40 (includes prize-giving dinner: juniors ?30 entry fee)
Main Prizes ?400 : ?200 : ?100 : ?75

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The 43rd Intertrust Guernsey International Chess Festival was won by grandmaster Jean-Pierre Le Roux of France. Gerda Nevska of Guernsey and Latvia won the Holiday Tournament.

Tournament website

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival – Open Tournament:

1 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2560
2 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2544
3 GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre FRA 2532
4 IM Povah Nigel E ENG 2303
5 FM Grieve Harry ENG 2292
6 Cornelisse John NED 2184
7 FM Waddington Mike P ENG 2096
8 Reijneveld Ad NED 2089
9 CM Rosen Daniel B ENG 2081
10 Kraft Karl-Heinz Prof. Dr. GER 2047
11 Havenaar Jan NED 2043
12 Curtis John E ENG 2042
13 Purdon Colin ENG 2036
14 Heppell Ian N ENG 2031
15 Wager John D ENG 2029
16 Sedgwick David ENG 2013
17 Van Den Boogaart Jan Maarten NED 2009
18 Prins Jan NED 2003
19 CM Thurlow Kevin J ENG 2002
20 Magnussen Pal SWE 2000
21 Collier David O ENG 1999
22 Bolt Graham ENG 1994
23 Dilleigh Stephen P ENG 1986
24 De Kruif Kees NED 1979
25 Campbell Ian ENG 1969
26 Sikkel Dirk NED 1969
27 Dijksterhuis Rolf NED 1958
28 CM Rowe Peter GCI 1951
29 Fassaert Desire NED 1942
30 Taylor Mark V ENG 1933
31 Spanton Tim R ENG 1923
32 Goris Ton NED 1922
33 Burton Ronnie ENG 1919
34 Hawkins James N H ENG 1910
35 Canonne Antoine FRA 1902
36 Morcom Huw WLS 1901
37 Karstens Lex NED 1874
38 CM Brookfield Toby GCI 1873
39 Schadd Jan NED 1872
40 Froberg Gert-Jan NED 1867
41 Ingham H William ENG 1849
42 Van Ginkel Henk NED 1842
43 Gravett Alan D ENG 1821
44 Carlucci Paul A ENG 1817
45 Murray J Stephen SCO 1757
46 Cummins J GCI 1748

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival – Holiday Tournament:

1. Van Hoek Wim NED 1882
2. Strade Arita GCI 1846
3. Nevska Gerda GCI 1819
4. Dennis Nigel W ENG 1801
5. Haisma Henk NED 1787
6. Hoogakker Peter NED 1787
7. O’Connell Denis IRL 1783
8. Baart Edwin NED 1774
9. Turner David J ENG 1763
10. Stanners Michael J ENG 1762
11. Heesen Jos NED 1760
12. Nielsen Jorgen Holmstrom DEN 1748
13. Kirk Matthew GCI 1732
14. Hall Alan ENG 1731
15. Glover John ENG 1717
16. Remie Peter NED 1714
17. Kershaw Graham ENG 1712
18. Bateman Kerry GCI 1710
19. Goris-Schouwstra Adry NED 1697
20. Goman Colin GCI 1692
21. Foran Barry IRL 1688
22. Jongerius Marc NED 1686
23. O’Brien Paul W ENG 1654
24. Bakkes Frits NED 1650
25. Collins Alan ENG 1650
26. Ruigrok Jacques NED 1645
27. Colsen Manuel NED 1628
28. Finch Russell GCI 1622
29. Brown Geoffrey D ENG 1612
30. Gibson John FRA 1608
31. Kearsley Raymond J ENG 1590
32. Beadle John R ENG 1565
33. Huba Mark J ENG 1556
34. Rowe Oliver GCI 1553
35. Foster Paul ENG 1540
36. Jones Sidney A ENG 1488
37. Maurus Mickey ENG 1435
38. Harnden Terry GCI 1428
39. Bennett David ENG 1383
40. Nalichowski Bogdan POL 1378
41. Van Beek Ronald NED 1366
42. Shek Daniel ENG 1304
43. De Silver Arthur ENG 0
44. Le Maitre Richard GCI 0
45. Owen Garth I GCI 0
46. Van Amerongen Judith NED 0

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International Max Zavanelli Memorial

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

The “Z” chess club, Lithuanian Army Sport Club and Lithuanian Army officers club are organizing the “Max Zavanelli Memorial” tournament from 22-28th October in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The tournament consists of the following sections:
Open A – players with FIDE rating above 2100 FIDE rated, 9 rounds
Open B – players with FIDE rating 1601-2100 FIDE rated, 7 rounds
Open C – players with FIDE rating below 1600 and without FIDE rating, 7 rounds
Open D – players under 12, 7 rounds

The total prize fund is 11300 EUR, with 1500 EUR reserved for the winner of Open A. Participants lists below.

Tournament Director is Virginijus Grabliauskas. The Chief Arbiter is experienced IO/IA Arvydas Baltr?nas, his deputy and chief arbiter for children tournament NA Ruslanas Prigodinas.

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International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open A 2018:

1. GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2568
2. GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2555
3. GM Solodovnichenko Yuri UKR 2554
4. GM Chatalbashev Boris DEN 2527
5. IM Harutyunian Tigran K. ARM 2525
6. IM Laurusas Tomas LTU 2484
7. GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2470
8. WGM Buksa Nataliya UKR 2437
9. FM Bernotas Arturs LAT 2408
10. IM Kumsiashvili Nikoloz GEO 2399
11. GM Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2395
12. IM Nguyen Piotr POL 2393
13. IM Krivonosov Oleg LAT 2377
14. FM Rudolf Michal POL 2359
15. Grebeniuk Semen UKR 2331
16. FM Krykun Yuriy UKR 2326
17. Brazdzionis Andrius LTU 2326
18. FM Punin Andrii UKR 2321
19. Stauskas Lukas LTU 2304
20. FM Krstulovic Alex HUN 2301
21. IM Dambrauskas Virginijus LTU 2298
22. WIM Zaksaite Salomeja LTU 2278
23. Mickevicius Juras LTU 2278
24. Cherepov Alexej BLR 2266
25. CM Krzywda Andrzej POL 2247
26. WGM Berzina Ilze LAT 2228
27. Siniauski Artsiom BLR 2199
28. AGM Milikow Yoav ISR 2176
29. WIM Kubicka Anna POL 2174
30. AGM Milikow Elie ISR 2173
31. IM Malinin Yuri RUS 2172
32. Zhukov Anton RUS 2161
33. FM Krustkalns Kristaps LAT 2155
34. WFM Lahav Michal ISR 2151
35. WCM Isha Sharma IND 2151
36. IM Kaunas Kestutis LTU 2149
37. Poysti Nathanael GER 2149
38. Praczukowski Stanislaw POL 2140
39. Zgadzaj Rafal POL 2120
40. Sarbay Aleksandr BLR 2115
41. Rimeikis Andrius LTU 2114
42. CM Strybuk Artsiom I BLR 2106
43. Jankunas Tomas LTU 2093
44. Sokolovsky Yahli ISR 2082
45. Kalinowska Zuzanna POL 2062
46. CM Silich Yahor BLR 2058
47. Golubovskis Maksims LAT 2049
48. Povilaitis Tomas LTU 2008
49. Ruksenas Romas LTU 1990
50. Bashirinia Omid IRI 1981
51. Jablokov Dmitrij LTU 1946
52. Hart Alexander SWE 1917
53. Boyajyan David LTU 1868
54. Pluta Paulius LTU 1863
55. Tsesler Yakau BLR 1841
56. Indriunas Matas LTU 1835
57. Skurniak Szymon POL 1763
58. Jumaa Ammed UAE 0

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open B 2018:

1. Grigaliunas Sigitas LTU 2101
2. FM Rositsan Boris LTU 2077
3. Valantiejus Vaidotas LTU 2062
4. Hodzdanker Mikhail BLR 2050
5. Bartkus Vidas LTU 2044
6. Narmontas Raimondas LTU 2038
7. Sumskis Rimvydas LTU 2029
8. Jalanskij Sergej LTU 2020
9. Zilinskas Vaidotas LTU 2018
10. Eigminas Kipras LTU 2016
11. Babrauskas Darius LTU 2005
12. Kasparavicius Laimutis LTU 2005
13. Arulis Algimantas LTU 1991
14. WCM Sibajeva Marija LTU 1980
15. Grybas Gintaras LTU 1971
16. Poska Karolis LTU 1942
17. Salna Aleksandras LTU 1934
18. CM Navumenka Mikhei BLR 1926
19. Vasiliauskas Nerijus LTU 1925
20. Steponavicius Petras LTU 1903
21. Gerasimovic Stanislav LTU 1893
22. Paulauskas Andrius LTU 1893
23. Maziukas Kasparas LTU 1891
24. Pidluznij Gleb LTU 1878
25. Setikiene Grazina LTU 1874
26. Viederis Gediminas LTU 1867
27. AIM Slusnys Evaldas LTU 1846
28. Taylor Robert Graham WLS 1840
29. Jurksaitis Juozas LTU 1838
30. Malisauskiene Marina LTU 1835
31. Mulevicius Andrius LTU 1833
32. Ketlerius Arijus LTU 1823
33. Vaitonis Vytautas LTU 1818
34. Cibulskis Vaclovas LTU 1817
35. Rutkauskas Gediminas LTU 1812
36. Voroblievas Arturas LTU 1811
37. Diciunas Valdas LTU 1797
38. Jasiunas Raimundas LTU 1789
39. Kraujunas Vladas LTU 1789
40. Novikovas Anatolijus LTU 1784
41. Kuvsinov Anatolij LTU 1779
42. Voronov Vadim LTU 1773
43. Buivydas Skirmantas LTU 1764
44. Sarauskas Andrius LTU 1764
45. Vardanyan Aras LTU 1764
46. Petraitis Gintautas LTU 1763
47. Podolskyi Mykhailo UKR 1762
48. Kusner Michail LTU 1759
49. Koliasnikovas Aironas LTU 1758
50. Zykiene Rita LTU 1754
51. Likatavicius Rapolas LTU 1752
52. Zebelis Rimantas LTU 1749
53. Bagdanskis Dangis LTU 1736
54. Janulynas Jonas LTU 1723
55. Melnikau Aliaksei BLR 1714
56. Leclere Daniel LTU 1712
57. Michailov Andrej LTU 1673
58. Feofanov Boris LTU 1671
59. Toktomushev Teimur UKR 1671
60. Matulaitis Vidmantas LTU 1662
61. Muzas Kestutis LTU 1621
62. Idzeliene Asta LTU 1618
63. Barsciauskas Gintautas LTU 1591
64. Dailidenas Justas LTU 1584
65. Ravlusevic Evelina LTU 1583
66. Vazgauskas Povilas LTU 1555
67. Mecelica Erikas LTU 1537
68. Jauniskis Edmundas LTU 1526
69. Vainermanas Berelis LTU 1496
70. Jeriominas Jurijus LTU 1474
71. Ruginis Antanas LTU 1399
72. Makarau Yauheni BLR 1391
73. AFM Burneika Remigijus LTU 0
74. Aladaitis Darius LTU 0
75. Mankauskas Donatas LTU 0

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open C 2018:

1. Venckevicius Justas LTU 1590
2. Rackauskas Karolis LTU 1561
3. Balcikonis Vilmantas LTU 1557
4. Baraniuk Andrej UKR 1546
5. Labanauskas Dovydas LTU 1505
6. Dubovik Maria BLR 1465
7. Lager Igor RUS 1457
8. Baryschyk Sergey BLR 1426
9. Sukyte Kotryna LTU 1416
10. Skietrys Eugenijus LTU 1415
11. Navickas Nojus LTU 1394
12. AFM Morkunas Gustas LTU 1379
13. Liashkevich Lizaveta BLR 1360
14. Girdziusas Kestutis LTU 1352
15. Paknyte Elzbieta LTU 1346
16. Plutaite Ausra LTU 1344
17. Misiuk Monika LTU 1339
18. Viliusis Neimantas LTU 1318
19. Koliasnikovas Denis LTU 1292
20. Danovski Henryk LTU 1274
21. Biveynis Alexander LTU 1265
22. AFM Ser Daniel LTU 1263
23. Jackeviciute Klaudija LTU 1261
24. Norkeliunas Matas LTU 1260
25. Misiuk Martynas LTU 1258
26. Sitkauskaite Ieva LTU 1247
27. Vizinis Jonas LTU 1238
28. Vaiciunas Giedrius LTU 1208
29. Paknyte Beatrice LTU 1204
30. Rudzkis Vilius LTU 1197
31. Ziukas Saulius LTU 1183
32. Griksaite Ieva LTU 1171
33. Kudarauskas Nojus LTU 1129
34. Kuznecovas Kevinas LTU 1106
35. Daschinskiy Timofey BLR 1045
36. Ziukaite Ieva LTU 1036
37. Babris Ivars LAT 0
38. Chuprynenka Yauheni BLR 0
39. Dalinkevicius Vaidotas LTU 0
40. Gerasimov Igor LTU 0
41. Girdenis Juozapas LTU 0
42. Jurkus Evaldas LTU 0
43. Kasparavicius Viktoras LTU 0
44. Krivenkis Dmitrijus LTU 0
45. Motiejunas Titas LTU 0
46. Motiejunas Ugnius LTU 0
47. Paznekas Tomas LTU 0
48. Ramanavicius Domantas LTU 0
49. Remeika Vytautas LTU 0
50. Satkauskas Egidijus LTU 0
51. Sukys Arunas LTU 0
52. Vilius Vaidas LTU 0
53. Zalneravicius Balys LTU 0

International Max Zavanelli Memorial Open D:

1. Sharou Filip BLR 1293
2. Griksaite Egle LTU 1235
3. Bialevich Maryia BLR 1189
4. Ziukas Saulius LTU 1183
5. Jonaitis Herkus LTU 1164
6. Remeikaite Rugile LTU 1156
7. Songaila Jokubas LTU 1151
8. Morkunaite Adrijana LTU 1149
9. Remeika Ugnius LTU 1141
10. Rimkus Tomas LTU 1119
11. Kazlas Jokubas LTU 1113
12. Mickus Vidminas Marius LTU 1082
13. Dobrovolskis Vincentas LTU 1079
14. Lengvinaite Aiste LTU 1050
15. Kapickis Karolis LTU 1049
16. Linkevicius Vilius LTU 1048
17. Mickunaite Agne LTU 1033
18. Spirkova Marija LAT 1033
19. Remeika Vytenis LTU 1031
20. Jasiulionis Lukas LTU 1020
21. Aglinskyte Marta LTU 0
22. Antimonov Maksim LTU 0
23. Atvars Rihards LAT 0
24. Babris Rihards LAT 0
25. Boguslauskas Vainius LTU 0
26. Buzas Benas LTU 0
27. Gavenavicius Karolis LTU 0
28. Gerasimov Igor LTU 0
29. Griksaite Laura LTU 0
30. Griksaite Ruta LTU 0
31. Grincevic Nikita LTU 0
32. Jablonskas Dominykas LTU 0
33. Jelagaite Irena Andrea LTU 0
34. Kancleris Nojus LTU 0
35. Kapylets Mikhail BLR 0
36. Kliamko Markas LTU 0
37. Korostin Konstantinas LTU 0
38. Kozevnikovas Skajus LTU 0
39. Labecka Maria LAT 0
40. Laus Adrian LTU 0
41. Lengvinaite Lukne LTU 0
42. Levitskiy Ivan BLR 0
43. Liutvinas Anton LTU 0
44. Maciokaite Emilija LTU 0
45. Marchenkova Varvara BLR 0
46. Matskevich Varvara BLR 0
47. Michailovas Ugnius LTU 0
48. Mickute Sandra LTU 0
49. Mikalajunas Gytis LTU 0
50. Musayev Eldar LTU 0
51. Musayeva Kamila LTU 0
52. Navumenka Makar BLR 0
53. Norkeliunas Sarunas LTU 0
54. Paznekaite Laura Sofija LTU 0
55. Penka Gusts LAT 0
56. Perazzo Kamila ITA 0
57. Pidluznij Matvej LTU 0
58. Postic Matija LTU 0
59. Pukite Elza LAT 0
60. Pustovalovas Gabrielius LTU 0
61. Radzevicius Matas M. LTU 0
62. Ramanavicius Domantas LTU 0
63. Raudonis Lukas LTU 0
64. Rimkute Sandra LTU 0
65. Sakavickas Rokas LTU 0
66. Satkauskas Benediktas LTU 0
67. Satkute Iveta LTU 0
68. Simaitis Simas LTU 0
69. Sniuikaite Ugne LTU 0
70. Staravoitau Aliaksandr FID 0
71. Sumeika Danielius LTU 0
72. Suslov Alexander BLR 0
73. Urbanavicius Dainius LTU 0
74. Venslovaite Ula LTU 0
75. Zalys Matas LTU 0
76. Zilanus Paulius LTU 0
77. Zilanus Vilius LTU 0
78. Znutas Jokubas LTU 0

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Almost Half Of 2700s Nicked In Isle Of Man Opener

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

It turns out you don't need randomized pairings to make for an eventful opening of a chess tournament.
The 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man International, the strongest open tournament in history, fielded a score of 2700s. But after only the first rou…

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FIDE World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships finished in Porto Carras

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

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The FIDE World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships among boys and girls under 14, 16, and 18 years old were held in Halkidiki from 17th to 19th of October.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich visited the event and made a first symbolic move in the game Limanovska-Shuvalova (Girls U-18).

 
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FIDE President attended the closing ceremony of the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships and presented awards to the winners. Top three places in each tournament were awarded with cups and medals.

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Results of World Youth Rapid Championships:

U14:

Boys: 1. Dmitry Tsoi (Russia) – 7.5/9, 2. Huang Renjie (China), 3. Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan) – 6.5;

Girls: 1. Song Yuxin (China) – 7.5, 2. Meruert Kamalidenova (Kazakhstan) – 7, 3. Ning Kaiyu (China) – 6.5;

U16:

Boys: 1. Andrey Esipenko (Russia) – 8, 2. Nodirbek Yakubboev (Uzbekistan) – 7, 3. Ramazan Zhalmakhanov (Kazakhstan) – 6.5;

Girls: 1. Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong (Vietnam) – 7.5, 2. Ekaterina Goltseva (Russia), 3. Mariia Berdnyk (Ukraine) – 6;

U18:

Boys: 1. Alexey Sarana (Russia) – 7.5, 2. Igor Janik (Poland) – 6.5, 3. Kirill Shevchenko (Ukraine) – 6;

Girls: 1. Polina Shuvalova (Russia) – 7.5, 2. Alicja Sliwicka (Poland), 3. Alexandra Obolentseva (Russia) – 6.

 

Results of World Youth Blitz Championships:

U14:

Boys: 1. Huang Renjie (China), 2. Volodar Murzin (Russia, 3. Dmitry Tsoi (Russia) – 6.5;

Girls: 1. Leya Garifullina (Russia) – 7.5, 2. Song Yuxin (China) – 7, 3. Ning Kaiyu (China) – 6.5;

U16:

Boys: 1. Andrey Esipenko (Russia), 2. Abdimalik Abdisalimov (Uzbekistan) – 7.5, 3. David Gavrilescu (Romania) – 7;

Girls: 1. Assel Serikbay (Kazakhstan), 2. Zhang Xiao (China) – 7, 3. Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong (Vietnam) – 6.5;

U18:

Boys: 1. Alexey Sarana (Russia) – 7.5, 2. Denis Makhnev (Kazakhstan), 3. Viktor Gazik (Slovakia) – 7;

Girls: 1. Polina Shuvalova (Russia) – 7.5, 2. Nguen Hong Ngoc (Vietnam), 3. Anastasia Avramidou (Greece) – 6.

Official website: worldyouth2018.com

 
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Report and photos by Anastasia Karlovich

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World Youth Chess Championships 2018 U14 LIVE!

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea 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. The national champions of federations members of FIDE in each of the age groups are granted the free accommodation by the Organizer.

A record number of 651 participants from 79 federations will be taking part in the Championships. Among them are 8 Grandmasters, 48 International Masters and 157 FIDE Masters.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes.

Tie-break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz, d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins.

This is the live games section of the World Youth Chess Championships 2018 U14. For the other sections, follow the links below

World Youth U16 / World Youth U18 / World Youth girls

Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for a tiebreak.

Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.

All players will be given certificates of participation.

As a prequel of the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2018, the 2nd FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships are being held in the same venue from 16-20th October.

160 young players from 35 federations are currently competing in the Rapid Championships.

The tournaments are played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. The time control for the rapid championships is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move. The time control for the blitz championships is be 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.

Tie break criteria:
a) the direct game/s between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other),
b) buchholz cut 1,
c) buchholz,
d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white),
e) the greater number of wins.

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WYCC 2018 girls LIVE!

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea 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. The national champions of federations members of FIDE in each of the age groups are granted the free accommodation by the Organizer.

A record number of 651 participants from 79 federations will be taking part in the Championships. Among them are 8 Grandmasters, 48 International Masters and 157 FIDE Masters.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes.

Tie-break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz, d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins.

This is the live games section of the World Youth Chess Championships 2018 for girls. For the other sections, follow the links below

World Youth U18 / World Youth U16 / World Youth U14

Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for a tiebreak.

Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.

All players will be given certificates of participation.

As a prequel of the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2018, the 2nd FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships are being held in the same venue from 16-20th October.

160 young players from 35 federations are currently competing in the Rapid Championships.

The tournaments are played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. The time control for the rapid championships is 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move. The time control for the blitz championships is be 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.

Tie break criteria:
a) the direct game/s between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other),
b) buchholz cut 1,
c) buchholz,
d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white),
e) the greater number of wins.

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