EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP CHAMPIONS CROWNED

Teams of Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg and team of Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo have become the Winners of 34th European Chess Club Cup and 23rd European Chess Club Cup, respectively.

The Closing Ceremony of the event took place yesterday with attendance of FIDE President, Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich, President of European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, ECU Vice Presidents, Mr. Ivan Sokolov and Mr. Adrian Mikhalchishin, ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsoratzoglou, FIDE Vice President, Mrs. Anastasia Sorokina and Vice Governor of Halkidiki, Ioannis Giorgos.

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In both sections, the winners were determined in the last round of the event. In Open section, 5 teams were running for the medal, with Valerenga who was the sole leader just before the round 7 when the leaders played between each other, with a direct match for the top between Valerenga and Mednyi Vsadnik St. Petersburg.

After Rodshtein Maxim defeated the captain of Valerenga, Borki Predojevic, and Fedoseev Vladimir made a victory against Grandelius Nils who was Valerenga’s hero of the 6th round, the result was 3-1 in advantage for Mednyi Vsadnik with clear positions on the other boards. After peaceful end of match between Svidler Peter and Carlsen Magnus, Mednyi Vsadnik St. Petersburg officially came on the top, but two other matches were played for the same result.

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The team of AVE Novy Bor defeated Odlar Yurdu thanks to victories of Navara David and Laznicka Victor to reach the same number of match points, but according to the additional criteria, AVE Novy Bor ended on the second place with silver medal.

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Four teams tied for the third place: Molodezhka, Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova, Valerenga Sjakklubb and Alkaloid, but tiebreaks favoured Molodezhka, who became the bronze medalist of the 34th European Chess Club Cup.

Final Standings- Open Section

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The Winner of Women Section was determined in the direct playoff match for gold in the last round of the Championship between European Women Chess Club Cup Champion 2016- Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo and European Women Chess Club Cup Champion 2017- Nona chess club. Nona needed a victory to defend the title from the last year, since Cercle d’Echecs achieved more match points before entering the fight in the playoffs. The match ended in a draw with two draws and after Muzychuk Anna won against Dzagnidze Nana, and Batsiashvili Nino defeated Cramling Pia.

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After loss in the last round, Nona chess club finished the event with silver medals.

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The third place and bronze medalist was determined in another playoff match played between Russian teams SSHOR and Ugra. With draws on all boards, the match ended in a tie, and team of Ugra ended on the third place.

Final Standings- Women Section

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The event took place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, Greece, with participation of 73 chess clubs, represented by players coming from 47 European federations.

The total prize fund of the event was 40.000 EUR with 22.000 EUR reserved for the Men’s competition and 13.000 EUR reserved for the Women’s competition. The rest of 5.000 EUR was distributed to the best individual players with the best board results.

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Photographs by: Niki Riga




ONE ROUND TO GO AT EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2018

The last day of the European Club Cup and European Women Club Cup 2018 has already come. The last round of the event will be played today promising many interesting games and intense fight for the throne of this prestigious European event.

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After six played rounds, five clubs are running for medals in Open section. After taking a look on the standing list after round 5, it was hardly expected to see Valerenga Sjakklubb to be the sole leader after 6 rounds, since Obiettivo Risarcmento Padova, AVE Novy Bor and Alkaloid had the same number of match points and Valerenga played top seeded Alkaloid.

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And while Italian representative Obiettivo Risarcmento Padova and Czech AVE Novy Bor finished the match fulfilled with fights and decisive results in a peaceful manner, the hero of the day was Grandelius Nils who defeated Andreikin Dmitry to bring the narrow victory to Valerenga, and at the same time, the very pleasant leading position only one round before the end of the Championship.

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Valerenga is followed by Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova, AVE Novy Bor, Mednyi Vsadnik St. Petersburg and Molodezhka, all with 10 match points each, and the spectators will be excited to watch the last round and clash of the leaders to witness who will stand on the throne. The fight for the medals will be happening on the first board between Mednyi Vsadnik St. Petersburg and Valerenga Sjakklubb as also the matches between Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova and Molodezhka on the 2nd board and Odlar Yurdu and AVE Novy Bor on the 3rd board.

Results, Pairings and Standings- Open Section

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Since the Women’s section gathered 12 teams, the teams were separated in two groups A and B, and after five played rounds proceeded to playoffs system. In the sixth round of the event, all eyes were on matches played between SSHOR and Nona and Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo and Ugra who fought for the super final match which will determine the Winner of the Championship.

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After harsh struggles, Javakhishvili Lela and Khotenashvili Bela won their games to bring the secure victory with result 3-1 for Nona chess club, while the match between Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo and Ugra was on the edge of the nerves for the whole time.

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After draw on the first board, victories of Gyria Olga and Cornette Deimante, and result 1.5-1.5, the great decision came to Cramling Pia and Pogonina Natalija. After very intense rook endgame, Cramling Pia managed to defeat Pogonina and Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo qualified for the match for gold medal!

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And while the match for the throne will be played between Nona and Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo, in the last, 7th round, Russian teams SSHOR and Ugra will play against each other for the bronze medal.

Results, Pairings and Standings- Women Section

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The last round of the event with all 204 games in live transmission, will start today at 15:00 (local time), and the live broadcast of all the games can be followed through the official website of the Championship, together with live commentary which is done by GM Ioannis Papaioannou and FM Sotiris Logothetis.

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Photographs by: Niki Riga




R4 REPORT: EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP 2018

Four rounds have been already played at the 34th European Chess Club Cup and 23rd European Women Chess Club Cup, which are currently ongoing in Porto Carras, Greece.

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In Open section, among the competition of 61 clubs, two teams emerged on the top as the leaders of the event, with 4 triumphs and maximum of 8 match points, by making the narrow victories of 3.5-2.5 in the 4th round.

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Already today, in the 5th round, spectators will see the clash of the leaders, team of Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova, represented by GM Wang Hao (CHN, 2722), GM Leko Peter (HUN, 2690), GM Vallejo Pons Francisco (ESP, 2713), GM Granda Zuniga Julio (PER, 2641), GM Vocaturo Daniele (ITA, 2615), GM David Alberto (ITA, 2561), GM Brunello Sabino (ITA, 2548) and GM Dvirnyy Danyyil (ITA, 2480), and team of Alkaloid, represented by world #4 Ding Liren (CHN. 2804), GM Yu Yangyi (CHN, 2765), GM Andreikin Dmitry (RUS, 2723), GM Jakovenko Dmitry (RUS, 2752), GM Eljanov Pavel (UKR, 2703), GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy (UKR, 2697), GM Nedev Trajko (MKD, 2496) and IM Pancevski Filip (MKD, 2489).

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The emerged leaders are followed by 4 teams with score of 7 match points each: Odlar Yurdu, Valerenga, Beer Sheva Chess Club and AVE Novy Bor.

Pairings, Results and Standings- Open Section

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In Women’s section, Nona chess club, represented by GM Nana Dzagnidze (GEO, 2509), GM Batsiashvili Nino (GEO, 2482), IM Javakhishvili Lela (GEO, 2475), GM Khotenashvili Bela (GEO, 2469) and IM Melia Salome (GEO, 2387) leads the A group while the  European Club Cup winner in 2016, team of Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo, represented by GM Muzychuk Anna (UKR, 2555), GM Cramling Pia (SWE, 2465), GM Socko Monika (POL, 2451), IM Cornette Deimante (LTU, 2462) and IM Skripchenko Almira (FRA, 2414) leads the B group with 4 wins both.

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The runner-ups are chess club Ugra, with 3 victories and one lost match and Kyiv Chess Federation, with the same score. After the 5ht round the teams of both groups will enter the play offs session.

Pairings, Results and Standings- Women Section

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The 5th round of the event with all 204 games in live transmission, will start today at 15:00 (local time), and the live broadcast of all the games can be followed through the official website of the Championship, together with live commentary which is done by GM Ioannis Papaioannou and FM Sotiris Logothetis.

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Photographs: Niki Riga

 

 

 




1ST EUROPEAN SCHOOL INDIVIDUAL CHESS CUP CONCLUDED

The 1st European School Individual Chess Cup took place from 4th-11th October, in beautiful ambient of Congress Centre of the Mediterian Hotel, in Budva, Montenegro.

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The event was played in a Combined system, with 5 rounds played according to the classical time control, and after a break, competitors continued with rapid and blitz tournaments. Championship gathered 34 young chess players, divided in 2 age sections: U15 and U9.

After 7 days of fights, the Winner of the U9 section became Warchol Kamil (POL) who triumphed on each of the tournaments. The second place went to Borsch Alexander (RUS) who took bronze on the classical event and silver medals on rapid and blitz tournaments, while the third place went to Damodaran Patrick (ENG) who was 4th on the classical and blitz tournament, and bronze on the rapid event.

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The Winner of the U15 – A category became Pobor Milo (MNE) who took gold on the blitz championship, silver on the Classical event, and bronze on the rapid tournament. Leszko Bence (HUN) went second with two bronze medals on classical and blitz event, and silver medal on the rapid championship, while Vuckovic Marko (MNE) came third with gold medal on the rapid event and 4th and 5th place on blitz and classical tournament, respectively.

Final standings- U15-A

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Volkova Alina (RUS) triumphed in section U15-B with gold medal in blitz championship, and two silvers in classical and rapid event. Popovic Mateja (MNE) was second as the Winner of classical tournament and second on blitz tournament, but with the 6th place on rapid event. Bojovic Neda (MNE) took the third place on general standings after winning the rapid tournament and taking the 10th and 5th place on classical and blitz event, respectively.

Final standings- U15-B

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The Closing Ceremony was attended by Mr. Alexander Kostyev, the President of the International School Chess Union, who also took part in the prize giving ceremony.

The Combined system of a chess competition was implemented by enthusiasts of European School Chess Union (ISCU), and was accepted by the ECU and Montenegro Chess Federation.This is the first event held according to the Combined system of Classic tournament, rapid tournament and blitz tournament, and will be held also in 2019 and 2020, and then it will be decided if the event will become one of the Official ECU events.

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EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP 2018 HAS STARTED!

The 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup had opened two days ago, on 11th October, in Porto Carras, famous Greek seaside resort located in Halkidiki.

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At the Opening Ceremony of the event, European Chess Union was represented by ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou and ECU Vice President, Mr. Ivan Sokolov. After the event had been declared opened, the Technical captains meeting took place in the same venue with participation of Mr. Petr Pisk, ECU Tournament Director, Mr. Tomasz Delega, Secretary of the ECU Arbiters council and the Chief arbiter of the event, and Mr. Sotiris Logothetis, Secretary of the ECU Events Commission and the Deputy arbiter of the event.

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The battles for the prestigious title of European Club Cup Winner have started with the first round of the event which was played yesterday. Among the 73 clubs which are represented by players coming from 47 federations, there are many famous and well known chess names, top world and European Grandmasters, and World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen.

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No surprises happened in the 1st round of the event in Open section. As expected, the World Chess Champion didn’t play on the very start of the event and only followed the games of his teammates in the playing venue, but spectators could’ve enjoyed in many others high leveled games played between top chess Grandmasters. Many favorites won in the first round very convincingly, such as four top seeded clubs: Alkaloid, AVE Novy Bor, Odlar Yurdu and Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg who made a victory with a maximum 6-0 results.

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The second round of the event, which starts today at 15:00 (local time), seems that will bring more intense matches and interesting games. Top pairings are:

1 25 Rehovot Chess School 2 : 2 Alkaloid 1
2 2 AVE Novy Bor 2 : 2 SK 1911 28
3 30 LSG Leiden 2 : 2 Odlar Yurdu 3
4 4 Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg 2 : 2 Itaka 9
5 6 Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova 2 : 2 Schachfreunde Berlin 1903 12
6 8 Beer Sheva Chess Club 2 : 2 Schachgesellschaft Winterthur 18
7 27 CC Gambit Asseco SEE 2 : 2 E.S. Thessalonikis 17
8 26 Overtime 2 : 2 Wood Green 29
9 5 Valerenga Sjakklubb 2 : 2 Molodezhka 7
10 10 SV Werder Bremen 2 : 2 Schachgesellschaft Solingen 14

Pairings, Results and Standings- Open Section

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12 teams participate the Women section where the first round was marked by only one surprising result in the match played between Russian SSHOR and Italian Caissa Italia Pentole Angelli. The match ended in a peaceful manner, although the Italians were the favorites as the 3rd seeded on the starting list. While the final result of the match was draw, the match was fulfilled with fights, with two first tables finishing the games as draw, while 3rd and 4th board had a decisive results.

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Already tomorrow, the things will get very interesting, with the top board match between Ugra and Kiev Chess federation, and match between Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo and Odlar Yurdu. Pairings of the 2nd round:

1 4 Ugra *) 2 : 2 Kyiv Chess federation 5
2 9 Beer Sheva Chess Club 0 : 0 Mulhouse Philidor *) 8
3 12 AMO Galaxias Thessaloniki *) 0 : 2 Nona 1
4 3 Caissa Italia Pentole Agnelli 1 : 0 ZSK Maribor *) 10
5 2 Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo 2 : 2 Odlar Yurdu *) 6
6 7 SSHOR *) 1 : 0 Caissa Italia Banca Alpi Marittime 11

Pairings, Results and Standings- Women Section

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The 2nd round of the event will start today at 15:00 (local time) and all the 204 games of the event can be followed LIVE through the Official Website of the Championship.

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Photographs by: Niki Riga




EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP 2018 STARTS

Everything is ready for the 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup which will take place from 11th-19th October in Porto Carras, famous seaside resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

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The playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will be 5 stars hotel Sithonia.

There are 73 chess clubs, with players coming from 47 European federations, registered for the event, 61 for the Open section and 12 for the Women section.

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As usual, the event will gather many famous chess names, among whom are 18 Grandmasters rated over 2700! This year, the spectators will have a chance to watch the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2839) who will fight for Valerenga Chess Club. Besides Magnus, the European Club Cup will participate world #3 Mamedyarov Shakriyar (AZE, 2820) who will represent Odlar Yurdu Chess Club, world #4 Ding Liren (CHN, 2804) and world #12 Yu Yangyi (CHN, 2765) who will play for Alkalodi Chess Club, Peter Svidler (RUS, 2756) who will play for Russian Mednyi Vsadnik Saint Petersburg Chess Club, Jakovenko Dmitry (RUS, 2752) who will play for Alkaloid and many others world  top Grandmasters.

Starting rank list – Open section

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In Women section, the battlefield is led by the Nona Chess Club from Georgia who will try to defend the title of European Women Chess Club Winner in 2017, Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo and Caissa Italia Pentole Agnelli. Among the list of participants there are the best women chess players of Europe and world chess scene, such as: Muzychuk Anna (UKR, 2555) who will be playing for the European Club Cup winner in 2016- Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo, Muzychuk Maria (UKR, 2533) who will represent Kyiv Chess Federation club, Gunina Valentina (RUS, 2525) and Paethz Elisabeth (GER, 2513) who will play for Caissa Italia Pentole Agnelli chess club, Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2509) who will represent Nona chess club and many others top women players, among whom are 22 of them rated over 2400!

Starting rank list – Women section

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The event will be officially opened tomorrow during the Opening Ceremony, while the first round will start on 12th October at 15:00 (local time). LIVE transmission of the games together with the live commentary which will be done by Greek Grandmaster Ioannis Papaioannou can be followed through the Official Website of the Championship.

The Championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Draw offers before the 30th move made by black are strictly forbidden and violating the draw offering rule will be punished.

The total prize fund of the event will be 40.000 EUR with 22.000 EUR reserved for the Men’s competition and 13.000 EUR reserved for the Women’s competition. The rest of 5.000 EUR will be distributed to the best individual players with the best board results. The first three teams of each category will receive cups and medals.

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ECU SCHOOL CHESS TEACHER TRAINING COURSE- BATUMI

Simultaneously with Batumi Chess Olympiad, the ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course will be held in Batumi, Georgia, from 30th September- 1st October 2018.

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The course will comprise two days of interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, group discussions and practical exercises with focusing on methods of learning children to solve problems and logical analysis through play.

The course is innovative in terms of content and delivery, and the lecturers use the SMART®  method developed by the professional ChessPlus team based upon years of practical experience, supplemented by action research with aim to introduce teachers to techniques in helping children to improve their thinking skills. The pedagogical methods deployed are suitable for pupils from age 8 and above.

The course trainers will be ECU Educational Commission members: Jesper Hall and John Foley.

After finishing the course, the participants will do the online test, and after passing the test, the participants will receive the ECU School Chess Teacher Training Certificate. The Certificate recognizes that the graduates have met the required level of chess knowledge and understanding for teaching chess in schools. Also, the Certificate is endorsed by the Academic Advisory Panel of Education Commission of the ECU and is recognized by chess federations across the Europe.

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The tickets for the ECU School Chess Teacher Training course are available here.

More details about the course and future activities of the ECU Educational Commission are available below or here.

ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course




2nd EUROPEAN SCHOOL TEAM CHESS OPEN INTERNET CHAMPIONSHIP

UntitledThe European Chess Union, the Education Committee of ECU, and the International School Chess Union have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the ECU and schools in Europe to particiapte the Second ECU School Team Open Internet Championships 2018, which will be held from 9th-21st November.

The event can participate any school from a European country with one team for each of the two age groups: U11 (for players who were born on 1st of January in 2007 or after) and U17 (for players who were born on 1st of January in 2001 or after) . The teams shall consist of 4 players, 2 boys and 2 girls, and all the players of the team must be the students of the same school.

Entry forms must be filled in by the schools and to be submitted to the Organizing Committee by e-mail chesskingweb@gmail.com no later than Friday November 9, 2018.The registration form and application must be signed by the Teacher or Coach, and the Principal of the School.

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By November 12, 2018, the teams for each school will be created based on the submitted entry forms and login data will be sent to the team manager listed in the entry. If the team manager doesn’t receive the usernames and passwords for all players by the end of November 12, he or she should notify the organizers by email: chesskingweb@gmail.com.

In order to promote the event, to promote chess in schools and to expand area of playing chess and bring the official ECU tournaments more accessible to all the youngest chess lovers, European Chess Union brought the decision to waive the entry fee for participation in the 2nd European School Team Chess Open Internet Championship.

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Each tournament will be played in one day according to the Swiss System in 7 rounds. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the pairings. Rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 10 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 3 seconds per move starting from move 1.

All players of the school team must be located in the school computer classroom under the supervision of school coach/teacher.

All on-line tournaments will be host on the Chess King playing zone on the platform www.chessking.com.

The team-winner in each age category is the ECU School Team Open Internet Champion for 2018 and each player of team-winner in age category is the ECU School Team Open Internet Champion for 2018. Team-winners (1, 2, 3 places in each age categories) and their players will be awarded with ECU special diplomas.

Official Regulations of the Championship can be downloaded below or here.

2nd European School Team Chess Open Internet Championship-Official Regulations

For any further information contact:

Tournament Director:

Alexander Kostyev, President of the International School Chess Union, IO

Tel: +7 903 796 41 76 Email: iscu1999@gmail.com

Technical Support:

Ivan Moiseev

E-mail: chessok1@gmail.com

Skype: chessok1

Secretariat:

Olga Alferova

Email: chesskingweb@gmail.com

Skype: alferova_olga

 

Basic language is English

Official site: www.ecuschoolsinternet2018.org




CHESS GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE AT THE 89th FIDE CONGRESS

The Chess Governance Conference will take place on 29th September 2018 during the 89th FIDE Congress and Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. The Conference is organized with aim to present the new governance standards in sport and to discuss with chess leaders regarding to the effective measures for preventing corruption and abuses of power which have become a prerequisite to receive public subsidies and corporate sponsorship.

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During the Conference, internationally renown experts will present the new standards of preventing corruption:

  • Mrs. Sylvia Schenk (Sylvia Schenk is a lawyer specialised in Compliance and Sports Law and an arbitrator at the Court for Arbitration on Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. She chairs the German Working Group Sport of Transparency International, where she initiated the Global Corruption Report: Sport. Formerly an Olympic athlete (800m), City Counsellor for Legal Affairs and Sport in Frankfurt on Main and President of the German Cycling Federation, she is serving on advisory boards for Interpol, FIFA and the German Olympic Academy.)
  • Mr. Harry Arne Solberg (Harry Arne Solberg is Professor at the Business School of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. He is an editorial board member and reviewer of numerous scientific journals. He has published extensively on sport management, sport marketing, sport policy and sport broadcasting. Since his research focusses on major sport events, he conducted a case study on the Chess Olympiad 2014 in Tromsø.)
  • Mr. Jens Sejer Andersen (Jens Sejer Andersen is the founder and Director of the biannual sport conference Play the Game and Director of the Danish Sports Institute in Aarhus, where he is also in charge of the Sport Governance Observer. Formerly an investigative sport reporter and editor, he is an internationally demanded speaker and adviser. He is serving on committees at the European Union, UNESCO and the Danish government.)

The Conference will be contained of workshops, lectures and a few sessions held by: Mr. John Foley, Director of London Chess Conference and Secretary of the ECU Educational Commission, Mr. Leontxo Garcia, chess journalist, Mr. Carl Frederik Johansson, former President of Swedish Chess Federation, Mr. Stefan Loffler, Co-Director of Chess Plus, Programme Director of the London Chess Conference, chess journalist and International master and Lennart Ootes, multimedia expert.

The Conference  is organized by Chess Plus Ltd, the UK-based company which is also the organizer of London Chess Conference, in cooperation with the Batumi Chess Olympiad.

Full program of the Conference is available here.

Official Website of the Conference




EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONS CROWNED

European Youth Chess Championship 2018, which took place in Riga, Latvia, with participation of almost 1100 players from 46 European federations, concluded yesterday on the Closing Ceremony of the event which was held after the Press Conference.

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After nine rounds and harsh struggles for the top, twelve players were crowned as European Youth Chess Champions of the respective category. The Minister of Finance of Latvia, Women Grandmaster, Mrs. Dana Reizniece-Ozola, greeted all the players, congratulated them on the huge success and officially closed the event. The Closing Ceremony was also attended by: The Deputy Mayor of the Riga Council, Mr. Andris Ameriks and the ECU representative Mr. Adrian Mikhalchishin. They also took part in the prize giving ceremony.

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In category Open U8, the first place came to Azadaliyev Jahandar (AZE, 1732), who finished alone on the top of the list with score of 8 points. Gordeev Denis (RUS, 1333) took silver medal with 7.5 points, while Golovchenko Bogdan (RUS, 1560) and Yonal Timur (RUS, 1446) tied for the bronze, each with 7 points. According to the tiebreak criteria, Golovchenko Bogdan took the medal and Yonal Timur was 4th.

Standings Open-U8

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Zubkovskaya Ekaterina (BLR, 1371) was the sole Winner of the category for Girls U8, with score of 7.5 points. Preobrazhenskaya Diana (RUS, 1294) was second with 7 points and 4 players tied for the 3rd place, each with 6.5 points, but according to the tiebreaks, Iudina Veronika (RUS, 1194) took the medal, Mgeladze Kesaria (GEO, 1243) was 4th, Trunz Tamila (GER) was 5th and Laidamik Kinga (POL, 1072) was 6th on the list.

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Tiebreak system had to determine the Winner of Open U10 category where Pingin Artem (RUS, 2040), Kuhn Clement (FRA, 2023) and Bialiauski Artsiom (BLR, 1633) tied for the first place, each with 7.5 points. Eventually, Pingin Artem took gold with the best tiebreaks, Kuhn Clement was second and Bialiauski Artsiom came third.

Standings Open-U10

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In section for Girls U10, Russian players conquered the top. Shvedova Alexandra (RUS, 1758) was the sole Winner with 8 points, Shukhman Anna (RUS, 1577) won the silver medal and Zhapova Yana (RUS, 1733) and Svergina Sofya (RUS, 1657) tied for the bronze, but Zhapova Yana finished the event on the 3rd place and bronze medal thanks to the better tiebreaks.

Standings Girls-U10

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No huge surprises happened in the section Open U12, where the top seeder and the world best rated player for his age, Murzin Volodar (RUS, 2306) maintained the leadership and won the Championship with 8 points. Five players tied for the second place, each with 7 points, and according to the tiebreaks, Makoveev Ilva (RUS, 2249) took silver medal, Mitusov Semen (UKR, 2140) took bronze medal, Razafindratsima Timothe (FRA, 1978) was 4th, Droin Augustin (FRA, 2077) was 5th and Rozen Eytan was 6th on the standing list.

Standings Open-U12

U14

Nine rounds weren’t enough to determine the Winner of Girls U12 category, but the determination came to tiebreaks since 4 players tied for the first place, each with score of 7 points. Karmanova Olga Dm (RUS, 1730) became the winner with the best tiebreaks, Bashylina Luisa (GER, 1817) came second, Tarasenka Aliaksandra (BLR, 1747) was third and Anacoglu Cisel (TUR, 1734) ended 4th.

Standings Girls-U12

Gu12

Pogosyan Stefan (RUS, 2331) was the sole Winner of the category Open U14 with score of 8 points. Tsoi Dimitry (RUS, 2393) took silver medal with 7.5 points, while 8 players tied for the bronze, each with 6.5 points, but according to the tiebreaks criteria, IM Bjerre Jonas Buhl (DEN, 2423) ended the event as third on the list.

Standings Open-U14

U16

In section Girls-14, Allahverdiyeva Ayan (AZE, 2046) was the sole Winner of the event with score of 8 points. Hakobyan Astqhik (ARM, 1820), Krasteva Beloslava (ECU, 2086) and Levitan Ronit (ISR, 1933) tied for the second place, but eventually, Hakobyan Astqhik took silver medal and Krasteva Beloslava took bronze medal, while Levitan Ronit ended the event as 4th.

Standings Girls-U14

Gu14

In category Open U16, top seeded Sonis Francesco (ITA, 2468) maintained the leadership and became the sole Winner of the event with 7.5 points. Four players reached the score of 7 points to tie for the second place, but Remizov Yaroslav (RUS, 2317) had the best tiebreaks and took silver medal, Zarubitski Viachaslau (BLR, 2416) took bronze, Blohberger Felix (AUT, 2427) finished 4th and Barseqhyan Armen Ar. (ARM, 2251) ended 5th.

Standings Open-U16

Ou16

After a lot of surprises and upsets in category Girls U16, Bulatova Kamaliya (RUS, 2043) became the sole Winner with score of 7.5 points. Seven players tied for the silver and bronze medal, each with 6.5 points, but Badelka Olga (BLR, 2416) ended second on the list with the best tiebreaks, while Antova Gabriela (ECU, 2293) ended third.

Standings Girls-U16

Gu16

Ioannidis Evgenios (GRE, 2343) was convincing in Category U18, although he was competing as the younger in the group. He won the event with 7.5 points, a full point ahead of the runner-ups. 5 players tied for the second place, each with 6.5 points, and Vykouk Jan (CZE, 2413) took silver, while Erenberg Ariel (ISR, 2399) took bronze medal thanks to the tiebreak criteria.

Standings Open-U18

Ou18

Dimitrova Aleksandra (RUS, 2166) became the sole Winner of the category Girls U18, with score of 8 points. Kiolbasa Oliwia (POL, 2213) and Kalaiyalahan Akshaya (ENG, 2138) tied for the second place, each with 7 points, but according to tiebreaks, Kiolbasa Oliwia was second and Kalaiyalahan Akshaya came third.

Standings Girls-U18

Gu18

The conclusion of the European Youth Chess Championship brought 7 gold medals to Russia, and in total 16 medals, 2 gold medals to Azerbaijan and in total 3 medals, 1 gold medal went to Belarus, and in total 5 medals, Italy got one gold medal, and Greece received the Champion of the European Youth Championship. One medal also went to France, Ukraine, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Israel, Poland and England.

The event was marked by the excellent playing venue, and live transmission of the top boards of each category which was broadcasted together with live commentary made by WIM Anna Kantane and GM Toms Kantans.

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The event was played in 9 rounds by Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

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