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S. Hilton, 1730


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(type : rated knockout,   time : 30 days,   increment : 1 day / move)

Prize : 300  (E-Points)
Deadline : 2019 july 1st

   USA    Aahlad, Yeturu             2148
   USA    Walton, John             2055
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2361
   LVA    Zaunercik, Ilmar             1234
   GBR    Kerr, Graham             2234
   GBR    Wilson, Jaimie             1866
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2327
   DEU    Markus, Roland             2271
   ITA    Senis, Enrico             1766
   AUS    Farnik, Kym             2111
   TUR    Eser, Ipekyilmaz             1804
   USA    Cease, Dion             2137
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2312
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2214
   DEU    Schmidt, Jonny             2219
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2168
   GBR    Brotherton, Trevor             2013
   SVK    Gazi, Miroslav             2318
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2448
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             1738
   POL    Slawomir, Weglicki             2048
   GBR    Hilton, Stephen             1730
   RUS    Marciz, Alexander             2223
   NLD    van Dijk, Erik L.             2093
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2425
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1783
   HUN    Csoma, Robert             1671
   USA    Lipsits, Sasha             1825
   PRT    Moreira, Jose             1890
   BGR    Dimitrov, George             2004
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1730
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2525
   ROU    Benone, Mateia             1487
   ROU    Guralivu, Paul             1869
   SWE    Hallqvist, Niklas             1789
   SWE    Werner, Frank-Karl             2165
   BGR    Kehayov, Yulian             1185
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2185
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             2015
   ITA    Piantadosi, Angelo             1413
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2114
   ITA    Bartsch, Reinhard Andrea             2193
   DZA    Nassr, Ali             2257
   GRC    Bleker, Frits             2504
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1708
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1747
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1881
   DEU    Gossmann, Ewald             2034
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1690
   CZE    Zmolil, Josef             1698
   FIN    Koivuniemi, Raimo             2182
   USA    Rivenburg, John             1020
   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2756
   FRA    Robin, Jean             2024
   FRA    Jabot, Daniel             2127
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2230
   FRA    Leurette, Marc-Antoine             1297
   ESP    Velasco, Jose Maria             1832
   RUS    Bachorov, Kirill             1800
   TUR    Tanriover, Taner             2077
   GRC    Voudouris, Nick             1863
   POL    Szczepanski, Zbigniew             2433
   DEU    Knittel, Martin             1613
   ESP    Domingo, Jordi             1959
   GBR    Eldridge, Mark             2435
   RUS    Tsygankov, Evgeny             2437
   NLD    Broekhuizen, A. T. S.             1886
   GBR    Lim, Mark             2056
   ITA    Rossi, Marzio             2010
   RUS    Bukharin, Alexey             2193
   USA    Corolin, Mitch             1295
   FIN    Salonen, Jukka             1953
   ITA    Grammatica, Andrea             2257
   GBR    Wilson, Norman             2071
   BRA    Cleto Junior, Dirceu             2162
   IDN    Nurcahyo, Dery             1646
   HRV    Plesa, Karlo             1900
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             2082

FICGS chess world championship is a 5 stages tournament. The 8 players with the strongest established ratings at the start of the tournament play first a 3 stages (quarter-final, semi-final, final) knockout tournament. The others play a 3 stages single round-robin tournament (stage 1, stage 2, final). All games during the whole cycle are played in 30 days + 1 day / move. As a reminder, the use of chess engines (Rybka, Fritz, Shredder...) is allowed and encouraged in wch chess tournaments. Norms are only possible in the round-robin tournaments.

Quarter final 1
Quarter final 2
Quarter final 3
Quarter final 4

Stage 1 group 1
Stage 1 group 2
Stage 1 gr. 3,4...
Stage 1 gr. M
Stage 1 gr. SM

Semi final 1
Semi final 2

Stage 2 gr.1
Stage 2 gr.2
Stage 2 gr.3,4.. 

Knockout final

R. robin final


WCH final

Round-robin tournaments are groups of 5, 7, 9, 11 or 13 players, there may be double round-robin tournaments in case of groups of less than 7 players. The winner of each group is qualified for the next stage. In case of equality, the player with the strongest tournament entry rating (TER) is qualified for the next stage. If tournament entry ratings are equal, ratings when the next stage begins will be taken in account. Groups are built grading all players by rating and distributing them to obtain similar elo averages. If possible, players with a rating superior or equal to more or less 2150 will play 1st stage in class groups, SM for the highest rated ones & M for the lowest rated ones. The 2 players with the highest scores (or TER if necessary) in SM groups & the winner of each M group will be qualified for the round-robin final (stage 3), at most half the players in M groups will play stage 2 while the players obtaining the lowest scores will be eliminated. The player obtaining the lowest score in SM groups will be eliminated as well while the others will play round 2. Winners of round-robin stage 2 tournaments will play the round-robin final. Players may be invited to complete a group or to replace a forfeiting player.

The knockout tournament is played into 8 games matches. The special rule (avoiding short draws) is that in case of equality (4-4), the winner is the player with the strongest tournament entry rating if all games are draw, the player with the lowest tournament entry rating if not all games are draw. The winner is qualified for the next stage.

Knockout tournament winner will play round-robin cycle winner in a 8 games candidates final match (stage 4). In case of equality (4-4), the knockout tournament winner is qualified for stage 5 if all games are draw, the round-robin cycle winner if not all games are draw.

At last, the player qualified is the challenger for FICGS world champion title. If current world champion defends his title, they will play a 12 games match. In case of equality (6-6), the winner is the former world champion.

In the case of a withdrawal, the games won't be rated if a player warns the referee before the tournament starts and at most 15 days after a new stage started but the first one, then a replacement will occur if possible (this special rule is particularly dedicated to players surprisingly invited to an advanced wch stage, as it would take too much time to wait for confirmations from all qualified players)





July 24, 2019

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