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

Prize : 300  (E-Points)
Deadline : 2020 march 1st

   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2627
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2338
   UKR    Kuliy, Oleksandr             1981
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2277
   FRA    Bovary, Charles             1964
   HUN    Csoma, Robert             1670
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2149
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2447
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2231
   IND    Mathakiya, Azaz             1035
   ITA    Piantadosi, Angelo             1363
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2072
   TUR    Eser, Ipekyilmaz             1764
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2276
   SWE    Hallqvist, Niklas             1961
   AUS    Farnik, Kym             2195
   DEU    Markus, Roland             2266
   USA    Aahlad, Yeturu             2220
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2531
   POL    Lubas, Jozef             2285
   RUS    Orlov, Sergei             2159
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             1996
   RUS    Kopasov, Evgeny             2122
   UKR    Puzanov, Vasyl             0885
   GBR    Brotherton, Trevor             2019
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2278
   USA    Rivenburg, John             1011
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             1917
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1817
   BEL    Bernard, Michel             1800
   USA    Frenkel, Alex             2132
   BGR    Kehayov, Yulian             1327
   RUS    Zemlyanov, Sergey             1250
   DEU    Bergmann, Michael             2352
   MEX    Pineda, Ulises             2211
   FRA    Marcel, Alexis             1170
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             2169
   PRT    Moreira, Jose             2055
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1811
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1801
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1915
   NLD    Broekhuizen, A. T. S.             1907
   DEU    Schmidt, Jonny             2231
   ITA    Massimini Gerbino, Massimiliano             2309
   UKR    Payzansky, Aleksey             1919
   DEU    Boehme, Sebastian             2323
   USA    DeBonis, Patrick             2035
   USA    Lipsits, Sasha             1827
   RUS    Kalistratov, Aleksandr             2000
   ITA    Bonoldi, Fabio             1845
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2481
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1657
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1817
   CZE    Koudelka, Artur             2000
   GRC    Kofinas, Xristos             1461
   FRA    Robin, Jean             2158
   CZE    Kachibacha, Jobadi             1800
   FRA    Cesbron, Guy             2167
   USA    Walton, John             2124
   DEU    Gossmann, Ewald             1946
   LVA    Cirulis, Ilmars             2202
   SVK    Tkac, Matus             2260
   ZAF    Joubert, Hennie             1447
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2347
   VEN    Flores, Luis             2071
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2343
   IRL    Harding, Tim             2377
   POL    Broniek, Mariusz Maciej             2450
   EST    Ambos, Ilmar             2068
   GBR    Eldridge, Mark             2529
   RUS    Osipov, Sergey             2053
   TUR    Tanriover, Taner             2131
   ROU    Benone, Mateia             1447
   USA    Ward, David             2060
   GBR    Wilson, Jaimie             1901
   GRC    Voudouris, Nick             1954
   UKR    Bromo, Alexis             1150
   CAN    Repa, Jason             2329
   LVA    Zaunercik, Ilmar             1783
   PER    Maceda, Coco             2162

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)





March 31, 2020

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