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ETH Commission decides that Application for Provisional measures against Mr. Makropoulos falls to be dismissed

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FIDE Ethics Commission (ETH) unanimously decides to dismiss the application for Provisional Measures in the complaint against Mr. Makropoulos by Messrs Dvorkovich, Kouatly, Granda Zuniga, Furney and Mammedov, as well as Ms Chen.

43rd Chess Olympiad: Uzbekistan women stun top seed Russia in round 2

r2 idIn the second round of the Baku Chess Olympiad most of the top rated teams continued scoring high victories, but not without exceptions.

In the Open section Georgia 3 put up a fierce resistance against the defending Olympiad champions USA and eventually lost by 1,5-2,5, the only win coming from Wesley So.

Russia had it slightly easier by winning 3-1 against Ireland. France, Poland and Netherlands were convincing against Uruguay, Indonesia and Scotland, respectively.

Vietnam, Ukraine and Armenia could achieve only minimal 2,5-1,5 against the motivated Iraq, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

In the Women section 31st seed Uzbekistan stunned the top rated Russia thanks to the win of WIM Nodira Nadirjanova against WGM Natalija Pogonina.


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Nona Gaprindashvili making the symbolic first move in the match Georgia 3 vs USA


Second seed Ukraine also faced resistance from the 54th seed Turkmenistan, but Natalia Zhukova brought the victory home. In the meantime India and Azerbaijan crushed Venezuela and Belgium respectively.

Georgia 3 excelled in this section too, holding the higher rated Germany to a tie. Peru also held Kazakhstan 2-2.


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Battle of the islands Malta-Palau


Colombia-China
Colombia-China


Viswanathan Anand
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand


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Eric Hansen (Canada) from the ChessBrah Videos


Ju Wenjun and Nana Aleksandria
Two generations of champions: Ju Wenjun and Nana Aleksandria


Unlike the first round, the second day was extremely challenging for Georgian teams. Only two out of six managed to get their winning scores. Georgia 1 in the Women section got their full points against Norway and Javakhishvili won her first game in the Olympiad.

Georgia 1 in the Open section tied against Norway. Ivan Cheparinov claimed his first win, but unfortunately Mchedlishvili lost his game againt Aryan Tari. Pantsulaia And Jojua drew, which brought the final score 2-2 to the team.

Incredible thing happened to Georgia 2 boys, as Noe Tutisani managed to draw against world #2 Fabiano Caruana, and Petriashvili and Kacharava drew against Shankland and Robson. It must be said that Georgian young players had slightly better positions during the match and Americans pushed hard to escape the defeat. Even though Oboladze has lost his match to So, Georgians have gained a great and unbelievable experience. As for Georgia 2 women, they outplayed against Sweden with the score of 3,5-0,5.

Georgia 2 men have won against Denmark with the minimum score of 2,5-1,5. The only win was Quparadze’s, who played a very interesting game. Georgian 3 girls played a tie against the strong team of Germany with the help of Nino Khomeriki, who gave nothing to Paehtz.


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Levon Aronian and Rustam Kasimdzhanov


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Legend Eugenio Torre observing the match of Philippines


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The big Caissa Cup has arrived from the Turkish Chess Federation to FIDE secretariat in Batumi

Results, standings, pairings and multimedia on the 





Round 1


Playing hall idThe long anticipated began today at the brand new Batumi Sports Palace with the games of the first round.

A record breaking 185 teams compete in the Open Section, while the Women Section has 151 teams participating.

President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili attended the first round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad at the Batumi Sports Palace and made the first symbolic move for the Georgian top player GM Baadur Jobava in the game against GM Yehuda Gruenfeld.

Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili also attended the beginning of the games, having an honor to make the first symbolic move for the Georgian star Nana Dzagnidze in the game against Wang Chengjia of South Korea.

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President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili making the first move for Baadur Jobava


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Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili making the first move for Nana Dzagnidze


Joining the President of Georgia were FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos, ECU President and Head of the State Commission for organizing the 43rd Chess Olympiad Zurab Azmaiparashvili Georgian Chess Federation President and Charmain of the Organizing Committee Giorgi Giorgadze and other officials. A press conference devoted to the start of the Chess Olympiad was held afterwards. Brief statements are posted below.

As usual in the events run by Swiss pairing system, the first round saw the top seeded teams facing the lower rated opposition.


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The team of Angola


Most of the world's best players participating in the Olympiad sat out of the first round. USA and Russia defeated Panama and Uganda respectively by maximum 4-0 score.

However, on the third table China conceded one point to Morocco as CM Mohamed-Mehdi Aithmidou beat GM Li Chao b. Azerbaijan allowed half a point to IPCA, as well as India to El Salvador and Ukraine to Zambia.

Angola took two draws from England and Madagascar achieved the same against Hungary.


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The team of Azerbaijan


In the Women Section Ukraine and India were convincing, while Russia and China dropped half a point each to Costa Rica and Tajikistan.

Roza Eynula from South Korea stunned Lela Javakhisvhili from the hosting country Georgia's first team. Also Albania snatched one point from France as WCM Rozana Gjergji beat IM Sophie Milliet.


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The 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi started successfully for all six of the Georgian teams. Georgia 1 in the women section outplayed against South Korea with 3-1, but Javakhisvhili lost her first game. Georgia 1 in the Open section defeated ICCD with 3,5-0,5 score. Baadur Jobava, who won the golden medal on the 1st board at the previous Chess Olympiad in Baku, gave half a point in the match.

Georgia 3 team in Open and Georgia 3 in the Women section won easily against Macau and Seychelles respectively with the 4-0 score.
As for the second teams, Georgia 2 in Women section have won 4:0 without any hesitation against South Africa and Georgia 2 in Open scored 3,5-0,5 against Liechtenstein.

Results, standings, pairings and multimedia on the


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Press conference devoted to the start of the Chess Olympiad was attended by Georgian Chess Federation President and Charman of the Organizing Committee Giorgi Giorgadze, ECU President and Head of the State Commission for organizing the 43rd Chess Olympiad Zurab Azmaiparashvili and FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos.


Day 1 press conference


FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos:
Georgia is a country of great chess tradition. At one point when the Soviet team was winning the Women Olympiad, it was composed entirely of Georgians. Of course, there were also strong male players, I am sitting here between two Grandmasters, ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and GCF President Giorgi Giorgadze. And together they have organized many great events, for women and men, of continental and world level.

ECU President and Head of the State Commission for organizing the 43rd Chess Olympiad Zurab Azmaiparashvili:
Georgian hospitality is well known and I believe the Olympiad is a perfect opportunity to present our country, to brand our country. And this is the reason why we had such an opening ceremony, which was highly praised by everybody, because beside our hospitality we wanted to present our culture to the world. With so many countries here at the Olympiad, Batumi and Georgia will benefit a lot, as I believe that when our guests return to their homes, they will pass a message that Georgia is peaceful country with great people welcoming the tourists from all over the world.

Georgian Chess Federation President and Charmain of the Organizing Committee Giorgi Giorgadze:
The Olympiad is a great opportunity for Georgia to become known all over the world. I agree with Mr Azmaiparashvili and Mr Makropoulos that yes, we might feel a little exhausted at this moment, but three months from now we will be seeking for new organizational challenges and what could we do next. After organizing the event of such level as is Olympiad, the next event will be a relaxation for us.


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Minister Mikheil Batiashvili giving the interviews


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89th FIDE Congress: List of Proxies

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The following proxies were approved by the Electoral Commission:


Bahrain
 
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Proxy to Kouatly, Bachar (France Delegate)

Bhutan
 
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Proxy to Sundar, Damal Villivalam (India Delegate)

Bolivia
 
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Proxy to Vega Fernandez, Jorge (Guatemala Delegate)

Fiji
 
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Proxy to Makropoulos, Georgios (Greece Delegate)

Guernsey
 
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Proxy to Pein, Malcolm (England Delegate)

Laos
 
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Proxy to Makropoulos, Georgios (Greece Delegate)

Lesotho
 
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Proxy to Wanjala, Benard (Kenya Delegate)

Libya
 
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Proxy to Sarhan Al Muaini (UAE Delegate)

Maldives
 
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Proxy to Sundar, Damal Villivalam (India Delegate)

Moldova
 
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Proxy to Gluhovsky, Mark (Russia Delegate)

Morocco
 
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Proxy to Al-Susi, Rajai N (Palestine Delegate)

Nauru
 
NRU
 
Proxy to Makropoulos, Georgios (Greece Delegate)

Oman
 
OMA
 
Proxy to Alamiri, Adel (Kuwait Delegate)

Pakistan
 
PAK
 
Proxy to Sundar, Damal Villivalam (India Delegate)

Philippines
 
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Proxy to Makropoulos, Georgios (Greece Delegate)

Saudi Arabia
 
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Proxy to Borg, Geoffrey (Malta Delegate)

Slovenia
 
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Proxy to Makropoulos, Georgios (Greece Delegate)

Somalia
 
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Proxy to Al-Mudahka, Mohd (Qatar Delegate)

Zimbabwe
 
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Proxy to Msukwa, Kezzie (Malawi Delegate)



Seminars at Hilton Hotel

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Seminars at Hilton Hotel


Seminar for International Organizers    
25, 26, 27 September 9:30 – 12:30 Rustaveli 1
     
     
FIDE Trainers’ Seminar    
26, 27, 28 September 16:00 – 17:30 Lazica, Ushba
29 September 11:00 – 21:00 Lazica, Ushba
     
     
FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar    
26, 27 September 9:30 – 12:30 Egrisi
29 September 9:30 – 12:30 / 17:00 – 21:00 Egrisi
30 September 9:30 – 12:30 Egrisi
1 October 9:30 – 13:00 Egrisi
     
     
Seminar for School Instructors    
24, 25, 26, 27 September 15:00 – 19:00 Armazi
     
ECU School Chess Teacher Course    
30 September 9:30 Kazbegi
1 September 9:30 Kazbegi


Spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi

opening idThe 43rd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Black Sea Arena, attended by the players, captains and officials of the 185 participating countries.

The ceremony started with a play re-enacting the legend of the invention of chess and the famous "wheat and chessboard problem" and then the Goodwill Ambassadors of the 43rd Chess Olympiad addressed the guests through video messages.

On the stage in the Black Sea Arena the speeches were delivered by Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili, Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Mr Tornike Rizhvadze, FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos, and President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili.

Mr Makropoulos delivered an impressive speech, stressing the need for a new era of politically and financially independent FIDE and presenting a very positive vision.

"I am certain that the Organizing Committee will do everything possible to have one of the best Chess Olympiads in the history." Mr Makropoulos said, adding "FIDE, National Chess Federations, chess players, we must all demand the best for our sport, for our game and for the image of FIDE worldwide. We have great weapons in this fight! Famous chess champions, new technologies, Chess in Schools and of course the national chess federations, who work very hard and with great dignity to develop chess in their countries!"

Mr Makropoulos opened the Olympiad: "I declare the games open, celebrating the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad!" (Full speech below)


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Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili giving a speech


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Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Mr Tornike Rizhvadze giving a speech


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FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos giving a speech


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President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili giving a speech


The anthems of Georgia and FIDE were followed by the defile of flags, the trademark Georgian polyphonic songs, traditional dances, a DJ performance, a rock band, State Symphony Orchestra and Georgian National Ballet, all coupled with impressive choreography and visual effects.


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"Today is a very special day and we are happy to share this moment with you", the announcer said before inviting the Chief Arbiter Takis Nikolopoulos, the Batumi Olympiad Goodwill Ambassador Viswanathan Anand and Georgian chess star Nana Dzagnidze to the stage to perform the drawing of colors.


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The colors were to be decided by white and black pearls hidden inside the seashells. Viswanathan Anand picked the white pearl, meaning that the top seeded team in the Open section - USA will start the Olympiad with white pieces on the top board. Nana Dzagnidze picked the black pearl and the top seeded team in the Women section - Russia will play with black pieces on the top board.


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Vishy Anand picking a white pearl


At the end of the ceremony there was huge fireworks show in the skies above the Black Sea Arena.

The ceremony was broadcasted .

The first round of the competition will start on 24th September at 15:00 local time. There will be 185 teams competing in the Open section () and 151 teams in the Women section ().

For more information visit the .


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President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili with Georgian organizers and the guests


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Former Women's World Champion Mrs Susan Polgar, President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili, FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos and ECU President Mr Zurab Azmaiparashvili


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FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos with Georgian chess stars Nana Aleksandria, Nana Ioseliani and Maia Chiburdanidze


The full speech of FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos:

Dear chess friends,

Welcome to the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad!

Dear Georgian friends! Congratulations for a spectacular opening ceremony!

I am certain that the Organizing Committee will do everything possible to have one of the best Chess Olympiads in the history.

I have said many times in the past months that FIDE must and will move to a new era! Today, the Georgian organizers have made one big step towards this! And we all have many more steps to make, in order to achieve what is better for chess, what is better for FIDE and the 189 national chess federations!

Georgia is a country of chess legends, such as Nona Gaprindashvilli and Maia Chiburdanidze who held for 29 years the women's world champion title. Independent Georgia has won Olympiads 4 times. World and European level tournaments have been organized in Batumi for 20 years now, and I would like to thank my good friend, the European Chess Union President Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

But an Olympiad is, of course, the highest difficulty level. I know it personally since the memories from when I organized the Olympiads in 1984 and 1988 in Greece are still vivid - and I also know that the active support from the state is necessary to organize an Olympiad. This is why we all have to give special thanks to the former Prime Minister and greatest Georgian Maecenas, Bidzina Ivanishvili! We also have to thank the Georgian Chess Federation.

Each chess Olympiad reminds us the Olympic dream that we have for chess, to one day be included in the Olympic Games. FIDE is already a member of the IOC and we are grateful for the examples and the guidance that the IOC gives us, for Good Governance and a politically and financially independent FIDE.

The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius! Faster, higher, stronger! FIDE’s motto is Gens Una Sumus! We are all one family! Let’s do it! Let’s be united, let’s fight for the best, in our games, over the chess board and besides the chess board, in our national federations, and in our world chess federation!

This must be our goal! FIDE, National Chess Federations, chess players, we must all demand the best for our sport, for our game and for the image of FIDE worldwide. We have great weapons in this fight! Famous chess champions, new technologies, Chess in Schools and of course the national chess federations, who work very hard and with great dignity to develop chess in their countries!

We must use this talent, we must make the right moves, and I promise you we have a winning position to accomplish our dreams for a new era for FIDE, for a FIDE which will achieve the Olympic destiny of chess, for a FIDE where everybody will be proud to be a member, proud to represent chess in their countries, proud to have a strong, active, independent voice!

I declare the games open, celebrating the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad!




Batumi is ready for the start of the Chess Olympiad

The Organizing Committee of the 43rd Chess Olympiad is concluding the preparation for the start of the event. At the same time the players, arbiters and officials are arriving to Batumi.

The Chess Olympiad will start on 23rd September with a grandiose Opening Ceremony at the Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili.

Specially for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympiad - Maestro Nikoloz Rachveli and DJ Kordzi have created music, Nina Ananiashvili choreographed a ballet performance and the Sukhishvili ensemble will present the new dance, choreographed by Iliko Sukhishvili.

On the stage will be the famous Georgian singer Nino Katamadze, Georgian baritone Lado Ataneli, singers Liza Bagrationi, Giorgi Ushikishvili, violist Giorgi Tsagareli, the indie rock band Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz, the folklore ensemble Lashari, the Batumi cappella, the Evgeni Mikeladze State Symphony Orchestra directed by Nikoloz Rachveli and the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet.
Distinguished Georgian writer Aka Morchiladze is the author of the text for the Opening Ceremony booklet.

The actual competition will start on 24th September at 15:00 local time with the games of the first round.

There will be 185 teams competing in the Open section () and 151 teams in the Women section ().

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2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad: Important Announcement for Arbiters

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ARBITERS


The Arbiters’ Meeting will start at 11.00 a.m. on the 24th September at the Sports Arena (the playing venue). Transportation will be arranged accordingly.

Arbiters shall stay in the playing hall and will not go back to their hotels, until the end of the first round.

Lunch will be served at the playing hall.

Arbiters should be dressed accordingly.


The Chief Arbiter
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89th FIDE Congress: Information for Delegates

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Information for Delegates: Pick up the accreditation badges at the information desk at the Sheraton hotel from tomorrow, 23rd September, from 9 am.

89th FIDE Congress: Proxies

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FIDE recommends that the following wording be used for the assignment of proxies:

Assignment

"I, the [President/Delegate] of the federation of _______________________ [insert country], hereby assign a proxy to the Delegate of the federation of _______________________ [insert country] who is on the list published by FIDE on 4 September 2018 (or to his/her nominee, in case of re-assignment) to vote or take any action as may be necessary on our federation's behalf at the FIDE General Assembly to be held in Batumi, Georgia in October 2018".


Please note that:

A member federation can assign a proxy only in writing and only to a delegate of another federation who is on the list published by FIDE on 4 September. Once assigned, a proxy cannot be revoked. For a proxy to be valid, it must be dated and either signed or sent by the President or delegate of the federation. The proxy can be either an original or a copy, and can be delivered by any means. No other formal elements are necessary for the validity of the proxy. Where two proxies are received and there is a conflict, the order of priority shall be as follows:

I. Proxies received from the delegate
II. Proxies received from the President


Please be advised that a Delegate who has given his proxy to another Delegate can still vote a proxy if he has been given one.

Deadline to receive proxies is 19th September 2018 (17.00 Athens time).

2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad: Announcement

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The Fixed Board Order has to be finalized by 21 September 2018, 24.00 Georgian time.

In case of any problems the federations should contact Werner Stubenvoll – werner.stubenvoll@liwest.at.

FIDE Newsletter August 2018

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2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled took place in Cherry Hills, N.J., USA from 8th to 12th of August 2018.

The 2nd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled was held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. IO Beatriz Marinello, Chief Arbiter Carol Jarecki and FIDE Commission for the Disabled (DIS) Chairman GM Thomas Luther took care of the organization of the event.

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Players from the USA, Germany, Russia and Uganda competed in this World Junior Event. Two new USA Players this year, Pranav Shankar and Robert Eggleston participated in the event. Another new face in the tournament is John Denis Mwesigye who joins Wasswa Sharif Mbaziira of Uganda as his teammate with accompanying coach Robert Katende of the Disney movie, “The Queen of Katwe”. The Head of Delegation for the Russian Team, Mr. Zbigniew Antoni Pilimon and their official coach Svetlana Gerasimova, accompany players Ilia Lipilin and Maksim Petrov.

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World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled - Final Standings:

1. LIPILIN, Ilia (RUS), 7.0
2. PETROV, Maksim (RUS), 5.5
3. MCCONNELL, Griffin (USA), 5.0
4. ZIMMER, Johannes Raphael (GER), 4.0
5. MWESIGYE, John Denis (UGA), 2.5
6. MBAZIIRA, Wasswa Sharif (UGA), 2.5
7. SHANKAR, Pranav (USA), 1.5
8. EGGLESTON, Robert (USA), 0.0

World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled - Team Results:

1. Russia
2. USA
3. Uganda

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Asian Nations Cup Chess Team Championship 2018 was held in Hamadan, Iran from 27th of July till 4th of August 2018.

The Iran Men’s team and Chinese Women’s team won the Asian Nations Cup organized by the Chess Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation from 27 July to 4 August 2018 in Hamadan, Iran. The Iran team made a hat trick winning the Rapid and Blitz championships as well. The Chinese women won their Rapid event while the Indian women won the blitz championship.

The all-GM Iran “Green” team of Parham Maghsoodloo, Pouya Idani, M. Amin Tabatabaei, Aliereza Firouzia and Masoud Mosadeghpour beat Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, China, India, Vietnam, drew with Iran “Red” team and then blanked Iraq to finish alone in first with 13 points of a possible 14 in standard chess. Fourteen teams from 12 countries participated in the 7-round Swiss System event. Finishing with 10 points each, India placed second by tie break followed by China in third place.

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Gold medalists on boards 1 to 5, respectively, were GM Maghsoodloo of Iran, S.P. Sethurman and GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India, GM Alireza Firouzja and Gholami Orimi Mahdi of Iran.

In Rapid Chess, Iran “Green” won with 12 points. China, India and Uzbekistan finished with 10 points each, finishing in that order by tie break. In Blitz Chess, Iran “green” win with 14 points followed by China with 12 and Vietnam with 10.



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The Chinese women’s team of GM Lei Tingjie, IM Shen Yang, WGM Wang Jue, IM Guo Qi and WGM Zhai Mo beat Vietnam, India, Kazakhstan, Iran “Red”, Iran “Green” and Syria then drew with Uzbekistan to win the 8-team round robin with 13 points out of a possible 14. Vietnam finished in second place with 11 points followed by India with 8 points for third place, prevailing in a tie with Uzbekistan who also finished with 8 points.

Gold medalists on boards 1 to 5, respectively, were IM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran. IM Shen Yang of China, WGM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva of Kazakhstan, IM Guo Qi and WGM Zhai Mo of China.

In women’s Rapid, China won with 14 points followed by India with 10 and Iran with 9. In women’s Blitz, India won with 13 points followed by Vietnam with 12 and China with 9 points each.


Eastern Asia Youth U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Championship 2018 was held in Shanghai, China from 1st till 10th of August 2018.

Chinese Chess Association (CCA) under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) and World Chess Federation (FIDE) organized the 3rd Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship, which was held in Shanghai, China, from 1st August (Arrival) - 10th August (Departure) 2018. More than 220 young chess players from across East Asia have flocked to Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, where the 3rd East Asia Youth Chess Championship, the players are from 11 East Asian countries and regions including China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore.

 

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Eastern Asia Juniors and Girls Championships 2018 took place in Jeongson, South Korea from 1st till 9th of August 2018.

 

1 Quizon Daniel 2285 PHI
2 Ahn Hongjin 2126 KOR
3 Nguyen Hoang Duc 1999 VIE

 

1 Mordido Kylen Joy PHI
2 Singgih Diajeng Theresa INA
3 WFM Nguyen Thi Minh Oanh VIE


Asian Junior and Girls Championships 2018 was organized in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 17th till 26th August 2018. The event was organized in the Central Palace of Culture of Mongolian Trade Union by Mongolian Chess Federation. 31 players participated in Open tournament, while 34 girls took part in the girls section. 



1 WIM Uuriintuya Uurtsaikh MGL
2 WIM Chitlange Sakshi IND
3 WFM Altantuya Boldbaatar MGL



1 FM Priasmoro Novendra INA
2 IM Yakubboev Nodirbek UZB
3 Agibileg Uurtsaikh MGL

 


European Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships was held in Oradea, Bihor County, Romania from 31st of July till 5th of August 2018 with participation of almost 300 players from around 20 European federations who competed in different sections of 4 events.

The event opened with European Rapid Individual Youth Chess Championship which was played in 6 age categories (open and girls separately): U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, on 1st and 2nd of August.

Winners:

Open U8: 1. Usov Aleksandr (RUS) 2. Cruceru-Uceanu Tudor-Mihai (ROU) 3. Karvatskyi Oleksii (UKR)

Girls U8: 1. Cretu Sofia (ROU) 2. Ciocirlan Bianca-Alexandra (ROU) 3. Kiss Abiqel (ROU)

Open U10: 1. Bialiuaski Artsiom (BLR) 2. Pershin Patrik (RUS) 3. Magold Filip (ROU)

Girls U10: 1. Shukhman Anna (RUS) 2. Babic Milana (BIH) 3. Babic Masa (BIH) Open U12: 1. Lazavik Denis (BLR) 2. Spizharny Mikhail (BLR) 3. Creanga Robert-Ionut

Girls U12: 1. Gaal Zsoka (HUN) 2. Mihelic Vesna (SLO) 3. Mikheeva Galina (RUS)

Open U14: 1. Tsaruk Maksim (BLR) 2. Baum Jonasz (POL) 3. Morgunov Marc (AUT)

Girls U14: 1. Trifoi Mihaela-Ioana (ROU) 2. Lehaci Miruna-Daria (ROU) 3. Ciolacu Alessia-Mihaela (ROU)

Open U16: 1. Blohberger Felix (AUT) 2. Kozak Adam (HUN) 3. Psyk Radoslaw (POL)

Girls U16: 1. Hryshchenko Kamila (UKR) 2. Olde Grete (EST) 3. Hercog Nusa (SLO)

Open U18: 1. Deac Bogdan-Daniel (ROU) 2. Costachi Mihnea (ROU) 3. Banzea Alexandru Bogdan (ROU)

Girls U18: 1. Olde Margareth (EST) 2. Rozman Monika (SLO) 3. Polterauer Chiara (AUT)


European Teams Rapid Chess Championship took place on 3rd August with participation of 70 teams composed of four players from the same federation. The event was played in 7 rounds in two age categories U12 and U18, open and girls separately.

Winners:

Girls U12: 1. Russia A 2. Russia B 3. Romania Verde Open
U12: 1. Belarus B 2. Belarus A 3. Romania Rosu Girls
U18: 1. Slovenia B 2. Slovenia A 3. Poland Open
U18: 1. Austria 2. Romania Galben 3. Poland



European Youth Blitz Chess Championship 2018 was played on the last day of the event, on 4th of August. The Championship was played in 3 age categories, boys and girls separately: U10, U14 and U18.

Winners:

Open U10: 1. Usov Aleksandr E. (RUS) 2. Bialiuski Artsiom (BLR) 3. Karvatskyi Oleksii (UKR)
Girls U10: 1. Shukhman Anna (RUS) 2. Babic Masa (BIH) 3. Maria Lia-Alexandra (ROU)
Open U14: 1. Persanyi Barnabas (HUN) 2. Koziorowicz Michal (POL) 3. Subelj Jan (SLO) Girls U14: 1. Lehaci Miruna-Daria (ROU) 2. Wikar Martyna (POL) 3. Ciolacu Alessia-Mihaela (ROU)
Open U18: 1. Costachi Mihnea (ROU) 2. Horvath Dominik (AUT) 3. Mesaros Florian (AUT)
Girls U18: 1. Olde Margareth (EST) 2. Olde Grete (EST) 3. Hercog Nusa (SLO)

Besides the chess activities for players, ECU and FIDE seminars for trainers and for chess in schools teachers certificate were organized during the Championship.

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European Senior Chess Championship 2018 took place in Drammen, Norway from 3rd till 13th of August 2018.

The event was played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+. The title of European Senior Chess Champion for category 50+ went to GM Simen Adgestein (NOR, 2576) who became the sole winner of the event with score of 8 points. The second place went to Conny Holst (SWE, 2147) and Peter M Gayson (ENG, 2150) took the bronze medal thanks to the tiebreak criteria.

In women's section 50+, the first place came to WIM Brigitte Burchardt with 6.5 points who maintained the sole leadership until the end of the event. Olga Birkohlz (GER, 2048) came second and Sylvia Johnsen (NOR, 1977) ended the event as third.

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In section 65+ the top trio was determined by tiebreak system, since four players tied for the first place, each with 6.5 points. Eventually, Vladislav Vorotnikov (RUS, 2445) took gold, Askell O Karason (ISL, 2217) was second and Nils-Gustaf Renman (SWE, 2348) finished with bronze medal. The best women player of section 65+ was Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO, 2305) and she was crowned as European Senior Women Chess Champion 2018. The second place went to Elena Fatalibekova (RUS, 2181) and the third place came to Tamar Khmiadashvili (GEO, 1969).

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European Youth Chess Championship U8-U18 2018 was organized in Riga, Latvia from 19th till 30th of August 2018.

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European Youth Chess Championship 2018 took place from 19th-30th August in Riga, Latvia, with participation of almost 1100 players coming from 46 different European federations.

The Closing ceremony was attended by the ECU representative and the Minister of Finance of Latvia, Women Grandmaster, Mrs. Dana Reizniece-Ozola, who greeted all the players, congratulated them on huge success and officially closed the event.

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The Winners are:
Open - U8: 1. Azadaliyev Jahandar (AZE) 2. Gordeev Denis (RUS) 3. Golovchenko Bogdan (RUS)
Girls - U8: 1. Zubkovskaya Ekaterina (BLR) 2. Preobrazhenskaya Diana (RUS) 3. Iudina Veronika (RUS)
Open - U10: 1. Pingin Artem (RUS) 2. Kuhn Clement (FRA) 3. Bialiauski Artsiom (BLR)
Girls - U10: 1. Shvedova Alexandra (RUS) 2. Shukhman Anna (RUS) 3. Zhapova Yana (RUS)
Open - U12: 1. Murzin Volodar (RUS) 2. Makoveev Ilva (RUS) 3. Mitusov Semen (UKR)
Girls - U12: 1. Karmanova Olga Dm. (RUS) 2. Bashylina Luisa (GER) 3. Tarasenka Aliaksandra (BLR)
Open - U14: 1. Pogosyan Stefan (RUS) 2. Tsoi Dimitry (RUS) 3. Bjerre Jonas Buhl (DEN)
Girls - U14: 1. Allahverdiyeva Ayan (AZE) 2. Hakobyan Astqhik (ARM) 3. Krasteva Beloslava (ECU)
Open - U16: 1. Sonis Francesco (ITA) 2. Remizov Yaroslav (RUS) 3. Zarubitski Viachaslau (BLR)
Girls - U16: 1. Bulatova Kamaliya (RUS) 2. Badelka Olga (BLR) 3. Antova Gabriela (ECU)
Open - U18: 1. Ioannidis Evgenios (GRE) 2. Vykouk Jan (CZE) 3. Erenberg Ariel (ISR)
Girls - U18: 1. Dimitrova Aleksandra (RUS) 2. Kiolbasa Oliwia (POL) 3. Kalaiyalahan Akshaya (ENG)

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African Youth Chess Championships 2018 was be held in Kisumu, Kenya from 11 to 19th of August 2018.

Under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC), Chess Kenya Federation (CKF) was held in Kenya the 2018 African Youth Chess Championships. The Championships took place at Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya from Saturday, 11 August 2018 (official arrival date), to Sunday, 19 August 2018 (official departure date).

This year’s competition has attracted players from 13 countries with East Africa being represented by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Other participating countries include Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Cameroon, Somalia. North Africa will be represented by Egypt and Algeria.

Kenya was represented by 58 players, with South Africa fielding in 23 players, Algeria 17 players Namibia 15, while Uganda and Zimbabwe had 14 players each during this year’s Championship.

There was 12 categories during the one-week outing, including U08, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 both open and girls. The game format was a nine round Swiss event with time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds.



List of the tournaments in September:



Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey 4-Sep-2018 16-Sep-2018



Batumi, Georgia 23-Sep-2018 6-Oct-2018









Batumi, Georgia 26-Sep-2018 6-Oct-2018