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A. Koudelka, 1964
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(type : rated knockout,   time : 30 days,   increment : 1 day / move)

Prize : 300  (E-Points)
Deadline : 2021 july 8th

   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2516
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2508
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2427
   POL    Wiaderek, Piotr             2193
   USA    LaDuke, Matt             2081
   POL    Swiatek, Janusz             2069
   FRA    Brand Lyard, Paul             1677
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2234
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2197
   USA    Johnson, Steven             2044
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2414
   BGR    Kehayov, Yulian             1418
   ITA    Sorcinelli, Andrea             1932
   NLD    Broekhuizen, A. T. S.             2102
   RUS    Denisov, Timofey             2149
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2225
   TUR    Eser, Ipekyilmaz             1862
   LVA    Cirulis, Ilmars             2269
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2320
   CZE    Hybl, Vladislav             2384
   POL    Broniek, Mariusz Maciej             2529
   ITA    Massimini Gerbino, Massimiliano             2297
   FRA    Bovary, Charles             2057
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             2028
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2233
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1864
   USA    DeBonis, Patrick             2043
   CHL    Cabrera, Claudio             1918
   PRT    Moreira, Jose             2221
   USA    Rivenburg, John             0997
   DZA    Gohmes, Abdessamed             1734
   USA    Walton, John             2269
   IND    Peedikakkandy, Sameer             1613
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             1988
   GBR    Wilson, Norman             2084
   ESP    Rodriguez Perez, Rene             2122
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1776
   RUS    Kopasov, Evgeny             2084
   DEU    Koslowski, Volker             2246
   ESP    Domingo, Jordi             2038
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1794
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1892
   ITA    Rita, Giacomo             2313
   USA    Ward, David             2032
   GBR    Dineen, Thomas             2114
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1859
   USA    Vollmer, Steve             1753
   BRA    Cleto Junior, Dirceu             2063
   GRC    Bleker, Frits             2509
   GBR    Hilton, Stephen             1710
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1868
   FRA    Cesbron, Guy             2066
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             2190
   IND    Sengupta, Arnab             1154
   CZE    Kachibacha, Jobadi             1800
   CZE    Koudelka, Artur             1924
   BRA    B. Oliveira, Marcio             2352
   BRA    Mesquita Jr., Fausto Monteiro             2340
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2494
   RUS    Tsygankov, Evgeny             2510
   FRA    Jabot, Daniel             2227
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2459
   FRA    Legrand, Stephane             2488
   VEN    Flores, Luis             2180
   USA    Foster, Duncan             1895
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2304
   NLD    van Dijk, Erik L.             2215
   PER    Maceda, Coco             2207
   SWE    Werner, Frank-Karl             2256
   SVK    Gazi, Miroslav             2437
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2308
   RUS    Marciz, Alexander             2489
   SVK    Krakovsky, Peter             2056
   DEU    Pelzer, Willi             1691
   GRC    Chronopoulos, Antonis             2080
   DEU    Knittel, Martin             2174
   FRA    Mevel, Alberic             2072
   ARG    Rolon, Maximiliano             1937
   FRA    Poyet, Christophe             1200
   RUS    Schangareev, Mirzian             1938
   GRC    Voudouris, Nick             1963
   ZAF    Joubert, Hennie             1399
   BEL    Dumont, Freddy             1902
   CZE    Zidu, Jan             2518
   SRB    Cirovic, Zeljko             1575

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 will be double round-robin tournaments for 5 players groups only. 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. 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 all cases, if tournament entry ratings are equal, previous ratings (from the most recent to the older ones) will be taken in account. 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)


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Gueci, Alberto     (ITA)        [member # 185]

Correspondence chess : 2580       FEM

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Rating history :  No change this year.

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I'm 58 years old and i live in Palermo (Sicily). I'm quite weak on the board so I'm engines dependent ;-)

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