7th NY International

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The world famous Marshall Chess Club is organizing the 7th NY International on 18-22th June. The event will have three sections: FIDE Norm, U2200 and U1900.

FIDE Norm Section is open to all players rated 2200 or above (USCF or FIDE) and special invitees. The playing format is 9 rounds, Swiss System, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment.

The section prize fund is $ 12,500 unconditionally guaranteed: $ 5000-2500-1500-1000, U2500 FIDE $ 1000, U2400 $ 1000, U2300 $ 500, plus special brilliancy prize.

Last year 2 GM and 3 IM Norms were achieved.

Manhattan aerial view

The U2200 Section is open to all players rated under 2200 and unrated. The playing format is 6 rounds, Swiss System, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment.

The section prize fund is $ 4000 based on 60 entries (which is also a maximum): $ 1500-800-500-200, Top U2100 $ 500, Top U2000 $ 500. FIDE rated, USCF ratings used for pairings and prizes.

The U1900 Section is open to all players rated under 1900 and unrated. The playing format is 5 rounds, Swiss System, 40/115, SD/30; 5d.

The section prize fund is $ 4500 based on 70 entries: $ 1500-800-500-200, Top U1750 $ 500, Top U1600 $ 500, Top U1450 $ 500.

Registration is now possible at: http://www.marshallchessclub.org/tournaments/international2014

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DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah KL International Open Starting

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah KL International Open Chess Championship 2014 is starting today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and continues until 11th April.

The tournament will be played over 9 rounds using the Swiss System according to World Chess Federation (FIDE) Title & Rating Regulations.

The event is organized by the Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation, Polgar Chess Asia and the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA), together with the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF).

Kuala Lumpur

Prizes: 1st RM 10,000, 2nd RM 6,000, 3rd RM 4,000, 4th RM 2,000, 5th-10th RM 1,000 each, Best Woman RM 1,000, and with Special Prizes totaling RM 1,000.

Last year winner was GM Sergei Tiviakov

The tournament is conveniently set to take place before the 14th Bangkok Chess Club Open, which is scheduled for 12-19 April 2014. The regional AirAsia is providing reasonable rates.

Tournament website

Participants:

1 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2651
2 GM Atalik Suat TUR 2562
3 GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2524
4 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2515
5 GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2515
6 IM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2508
7 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2496
8 IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2474
9 GM Murshed Niaz BAN 2464
10 IM Das Arghyadip IND 2460
11 GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2453
12 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2449
13 IM Kuderinov Kirill KAZ 2448
14 GM Lazarev Vladimir FRA 2441
15 IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2440
16 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2428
17 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2423
18 IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2417
19 FM Aravindh Chithambaram VR. IND 2417
20 GM Bitoon Richard PHI 2414
21 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2408
22 IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2379
23 FM Pascua Haridas PHI 2375
24 IM Lodhi Mahmood PAK 2358
25 IM Wohl Aleksandar H. AUS 2355
26 WGM Medina Warda Aulia INA 2332
27 Yeoh Li Tian MAS 2328
28 WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2319
29 FM Mariano Nelson III PHI 2318
30 FM Turqueza Mari Joseph PHI 2295
31 FM Hakiki Kaisar Jenius INA 2291
32 WGM Safranska Anda FRA 2286
33 WIM Sihite Chelsie Monica INA 2281
34 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram VIE 2280
35 Majella Yoseph R. INA 2278
36 FM Pitra Andika INA 2276
37 Verdun Xavier John PHI 2270
38 Villanueva Nelson PHI 2260
39 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2247
40 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2246
41 IM Liew Chee-Meng Jimmy MAS 2216
42 WIM Hoang Thi Nhu Y VIE 2207
43 Zulfic Fedja AUS 2192
44 Fong Yit San MAS 2190
45 Ferry Ferdiansah INA 2185
46 Montoya Edsel PHI 2185
47 CM Setyaki Azarya Jodi INA 2181
48 WFM Dewi Aa Citra INA 2154
49 Paril Gabriel PHI 2140
50 Alahakoon Isuru SRI 2120
51 Calvelo Jelvis PHI 2115
52 Kulpruethanon Thanadon THA 2113
53 Anisuzzaman Jewel BAN 2110
54 Vu Phi Hung VIE 2095
55 Yogesh Gautam IND 2091
56 Wiwatanadate Poompong THA 2078
57 Ngo Thi Kim Tuyen VIE 2075
58 Yap Abel Jinwei MAS 2073
59 WIM Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe IND 2061
60 FM Ram Aravind L N IND 2054
61 WFM Swati Mohota IND 2046
62 Ismail Ahmad MAS 2035
63 FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman BAN 2008
64 Ong Way Justin MAS 1985
65 Grafil Franz Robert PHI 1972
66 Kamis Kamarunsalehin BRU 1946
67 WFM Savant Riya IND 1938
68 WCM Sagar Tejaswini IND 1931
69 Fong Yit Ho MAS 1931
70 Tan Li Ting MAS 1928
71 Low Zhen Yu Cyrus SIN 1921
72 Tan Jun Feng MAS 1911
73 Darinowijono Hermanu Latif MAS 1903
74 Izzuddin Zain BRU 1881
75 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1851
76 Wettasinha Vasanta SRI 1784
77 Vucak Mark AUS 1771
78 Lim Ming Xian MAS 1729
79 Singgih Diajeng Theresa INA 1629
80 Greenwood Martin C ENG 1587
81 Akhramsyah Aqil Ainuddin Naufal MAS 1548
82 Akhramsyah Arif Alauddin Wafi MAS 0
83 Amirul Amir Faiz MAS 0
84 Cheong Michael MAS 0
85 Ferdinand Hutabarat INA 0
86 Marohom De Leon Jr. PHI 0
87 Mukhriez Shah Bin Mahmood Shah MAS 0
88 Sagar Siya IND 0

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5th International Chess Festival Terre degli Elimi – Update

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

This summer in Sicily there will be a nice international chess festival – the 5th “Terre degli Elimi”. It will be one intense chess week in July.

Erice is a magic ancient place and in the afternoons the players are free to visit places of incomparable beauty and charm as Segesta, the Egadi Islands, Zingaro, Scopello.

Erice in western Sicily (Italy) is 15 km away from airport “Vincenzo Florio” in Trapani (Ryanair Hub), is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily at about 700 meters above sea level overlooking the Canale with breathtaking views going as far as Mount Etna.

To arrive in Erice, you can reach Trapani by plane (airport Vincenzo Florio) with daily Ryanair flights offering connections from leading Italian and European airports at very cheap prices.

And all this without suffering from the summer heat thanks to the micro-climate of the mountaintop.

Trapani and Egadi island sunset

Trapani and Egadi island sunset

Organizers partner hotel offers unbeatable prices:
– Stay in a single room for seven days costs 175 € per person!
– Stay in a double room for seven days costs € 135 per person!
– Stay in a triple room for seven days costs € 127 per person!

We rent furnished apartments complete with everything for 4/6 people at unbeatable prices!

Write to Alessandro Monaco to webmaster@ericescacchi.it or contact him on facebook as “Alessandro Monaco”.

The Festival includes:
– Main tournament A Open, in 9 rounds, for players rated >1800;
– Secondary B Open, in 9 rounds too, for players <1900
– C Open, in 7 rounds, for players < 1500.

The tournaments will be held July 19 to 25 in the halls of the Salespalace at Erice.

The Open A will be valid for international norms of IM and GM. The total prize money will be more than 3500 €.

If you have never come to Erice this may finally be the right time!
See you soon!

Alessandro Monaco

Ksenija Novak, Marta Przedziecka e Katarzyna Toma with the Castle of Venus in Erice

Ksenija Novak, Marta Przedziecka and Katarzyna Toma with the Castle of Venus in Erice

List of participants (28 March 2014)

SOLODOVNICHENKO, YURI UKR M GM 2586
IORDACHESCU, VIOREL MDA M GM 2583
PETKOV, VLADIMIR BUL M GM 2566
BLAGOJEVIC, DRAGISA MNE M GM 2517
WARAKOMSKI, TOMASZ POL M IM 2498
SADZIKOWSKI, DANIEL POL M IM 2470
RISTIC, NENAD SRB M GM 2431
WIECZOREK, OSKAR POL M IM 2407
ALEKSIC, NENAD SRB M IM 2348
AMATO ANDREA ITA m FM 2345
DE WIT, TEX NED M FM 2333
BEZEMER, ARNO NED M FM 2311
KULON, KLAUDIA POL F WIM 2308
MANAKOVA, MARIA SRB F WGM 2289
ASHIKU, FRANC ALB M 2284
ARANAZ MURILLO, AMALIA ESP F WIM 2279
SWIECH, PRZEMYSLAW POL M 2267
ADRIAN, CLAUDE FRA M IM 2239
IWANOW, ANNA POL F WIM 2208
VAN DER EIJK, MARTIJN NED M 2199
SANTAGATI ALESSANDRO ITA m M 2198
ARANAZ PORTUGUES, JOSE CARLOS ESP M 2163
WARAKOMSKA, ANNA POL F WFM 2144
BIFULCO MICHEL ITA m CM 2077
VALGUARNERA GIROLAMO ITA m M 2068
RIZZA FRANCESCO ITA m CM 2038
BLAGOJEVIC, TIJANA MNE F 2028
VOLKERS, ANNEMARIE NED F 2018
RAVAGNANI TIZIANO ITA m CM 2005
BERTINO GIACOMO ITA m CM 1900
IANNELLO ANTONIO ITA m 1N 1888
LO PICCOLO, ANTONINO ITA M 1884
CASTELLI GIOVANNI J. ITA m 1N 1876
IANNELLO ANDREA ITA m 1N 1876
MESSINA DAMIANO ITA m CM 1860

Contacts

Organizer: Alessandro Monaco – webmaster@ericescacchi.it – mobile phone +393343114606

All details on official website www.ericescacchi.it
Facebook page of Terre degli Elimi https://www.facebook.com/Terre.Elimi?ref=hl
Facebook page of Alessandro Monaco https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.monaco.39

Celebrating Amato's victory

Celebrating Amato’s victory

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Training of the International Arbiters – Workshops Schedule

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

Official FIDE logo

FIDE and the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission announce the schedule of the workshops for the training of the International Arbiters as follows:

1. Amman, Kingdom of Jordan, 18-20 April 2014 (Arabic language) see invitation (.doc)
2. Brussels, Belgium, 25-27 April 2014 (English language) see invitation
3. Moscow, Russia, 23-25 May 2014 (Russian language) see invitation
4. Skokie (Chicago), Illinois, USA, 30 May-1 June 2014 (English language) see invitation
5. Guayaquil, Ecuador, 6-8 June 2014 (Spanish language) see invitation
6. Monastir, Tunisia, 20-22 June 2014 (French language) see invitation

The International Arbiters who are interested to participate in any of the workshops are kindly requested to register their participation with the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, following the details of each invitation.

Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

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International Rapid Chess Festival – Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

sah 4The Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial is scheduled to take place on 1-2nd April at the Republican Chess and Draughts Club, Sciusev street 111, in Chisinau, Moldova.

The Festival will consist of three events:

– In the open tournament A (9-round Swiss, FIDE rated) eligible to participate are the players with FIDE ratings 2200 and higher. The maximum number of participants is 50.
Rate of play: 15 min + 10 sec/move increment.

– In the open tournament B (9-round Swiss, FIDE rated) eligible to participate are the players with FIDE ratings under 2200. The maximum number of participants is 70.
Rate of play: 25 min to the end of the game.

– In the open tournament C (9-round Swiss, open & girls) eligible to participate are the players under 12 years old. Individual and team score will be counted. Each team may consist of 2 players (1 boy + 1 girl), both born in 2002 and younger.
Rate of play: 25 min to the end of the game.

The top prize in the Open A is 1000 EUR.

Tournament website

Participants:

1 GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2777
2 GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2742
3 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2680
4 GM Lysyj Igor RUS 2675
5 GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2628
6 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2583
7 GM Solodovnichenko Yuri UKR 2564
8 IM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2552
9 GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad QAT 2547
10 GM Nanu Costica-Ciprian ROU 2532
11 GM Rogozenco Dorian ROU 2513
12 IM Hamitevici Vladimir MDA 2494
13 IM Golubka Petr UKR 2458
14 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2438
15 IM Slovineanu Viacheslav MDA 2431
16 GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2397
17 IM Martemianov Iaroslav MDA 2365
18 IM Soltanici Ruslan MDA 2360
19 Omelja Artem UKR 2350
20 IM Vedmediuc Serghei MDA 2340
21 IM Itkis Boris ROU 2337
22 FM Ungureanu Vlad ROU 2337
23 IM Klinova Masha ISR 2294
24 FM Agafii Victor MDA 2291
25 Golub Dan MDA 2290
26 IM Zajarnyi Anatolyi MDA 2274
27 FM Vavric Pavel MDA 2274
28 FM Ogleznev Alexandr MDA 2264
29 Iovcov Valerii MDA 2237
30 Martemianov Oleg MDA 2220
31 Chircu Vadim MDA 2209
32 Fedotov Eduard MDA 2208
33 Veneteanu Ion-Cristian ROU 2208
34 WGM Ionescu Irina ROU 2191
35 Cerbulenco Liviu MDA 2114
36 Procop Egor MDA 2070
37 Bizovi Mihai MDA 2050
38 Gorbanovsky Oleg MDA 2035
39 Chetrari Nikita MDA 1890

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37th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

For the 37th consecutive year “Ikaros” renews its annual appointment with Greek and foreign players at the beautiful island of Ikaria for the traditional international chess tournament that this year will take place at Aghios Kirykos, the capital of the island, from 12th till 20th of July.

The 37th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2014 incorporates the Aegean Open Championship 2014

Once again, the main objective of “Ikaros” is to offer to all its guests an interesting tournament combined with relaxing vacation for a very reasonable price. To this end, the organization committee of the tournament made a considerable effort so as to keep the overall participation cost low.

Ikaros International Chess Tournament 1

The basic package per person in a double room costs 200 euros for the period 12-20 July and includes accommodation (the board expenses are not included), entry fee, daily transportation to the playing venue and transportation from and to the port of Evdilos (in case this is necessary due to the ferry schedule).

Prices get lower in case of triple of four bed rooms, while, as every year, there are special discounts for families, juniors, club teams and unemployed people. Moreover there are additional discounts for those who will pay in advance. Additionally, like the previous years, the organization committee will try to get reduced ferry ticket prices for the tournament participants.

The official announcement of the tournament also includes various side events (the annual Mediterranean Team Rapid Tournament, blitz and blind tournaments, problem solving contest etc.) can be found here or can be downloaded as .doc or .pdf.

Ikaros International Chess Tournament 3

For those who have visited Ikaria before, the island doesn’t need any particular credentials, but those who plan to visit it for the first time can find useful information at http://www.island-ikaria.com, http://www.nikaria.gr, http://www.ikariamag.gr and http://ikariaki.gr while those who want to get an idea about the tournament and learn what other players have to say about the event can visit the following links:

http://www.chessdom.com/why-do-people-keep-coming-back-to-ikaria-to-play-chess-every-summer/
http://www.chessdom.com/why-do-people-keep-coming-back-to-ikaria-every-summer-part-2/

while for more facts about Ikaria and previous editions of the tournament please check at:

http://www.chessdom.com/international-chess-tournament-ikaros-36-years-of-a-brilliant-course/
http://interviews.chessdom.com/dimitris-skyrianoglou
http://www.chessdom.com/36th-international-chess-tourament-ikaros-2013/
http://www.chess.gr/ikaros

Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2

The official webpage of the tournament, with all the latest information about Ikaros Chess Tournament 2014 can be found at:

http://www.ikaroschess.gr

while those interested in more details can contact:

++30-6947-829772 (Mr. Dimitris Kapagiannidis)
++30-6977-730286 (Mrs. Antzela. Shiaka)

Or can send an e-mail at: ikaroschess@gmail.com

Ikaros International Chess Tournament 5

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International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2014

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2014, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 4th to 12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation.

Last year the winner was the late GM Igor Kurnosov.

The players will be seeded in Tournament A if rated above 2250 FIDE (For Women above 2100 FIDE), while the lower rated players will compete in Tournament B. Both groups will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system.

There will also be Tournament C for U12 juniors.

Top prizes in the Tournament A are: 10,000$ + cup/ 5000$ / 3000$ / 2000$ / 1500$ / 1200$ / 1000$ etc. There are 30 regular and many special prizes.

Tournament website

Nakhchivan Chess Center

Nakhchivan Chess Center

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FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Larnaca, Cyprus

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The FIDE Seminar for International Organizers will be organized by the FIDE Events Commission (EVE) and the Cyprus Chess Federation on 27 -29 April, 2014, in Larnaca, Cyprus.

The Seminar with the objective to educate and certify Organizers on an international basis will take place during the 1st Individual FIDE Zone (1.10) Championship 2014.

Subject: Successful Seminar attendees will grant a FIDE IO Norm necessary for the FIDE IO title application. Detailed International Organizers Titles Regulations here: http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=48&view=category

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Schedule: Sunday, 27th April 16:00 to 19:00 Seminar (Part 1)
Monday , 28th April 16:00 to 19:00 Seminar (Part 2)
Tuesday, 29th April 16:00 to 19:00 Seminar (Part 3 – Exams)

Venue: The seminar will be held at the Cityhall of Larnaca.

Seminar Topics: General Tournaments’ Regulations – FIDE Events Regulations – Bid Procedure, Evaluation Criteria – FIDE Calendar Regulations – Events Management.

Seminar Fee: The seminar is FIDE supported and is free for the participants from the FIDE Zone 10.1 (European Small Nations)

Lecturer: IO Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou – Secretary FIDE Events Commission
email: teotsorb@gmail.com

Language: The seminar will be held in English language

Information/Registration:
Mr. Paris Klerides
Email: parisklerides@gmail.com
Skype account: parisklerides.
Tel: +357 99663686,
FIDE Secretariat : office@fide.com

Deadline for registrations:
Tuesday 22.04. 2014. Up to 20 participants by registration priority

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