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

Prize : 300  (E-Points)
Deadline : 2024 march 15th

   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2291
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2259
   TUR    Ozen, Bahadir             2239
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2453
   GBR    Dyson, John             2171
   MKD    Teverovski, Bogoljub             2131
   BRA    Pacheco, Leonardo             2050
   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2386
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2483
   POL    Swiatek, Janusz             2252
   PRT    Roque, Pedro             1906
   BLR    Detchin, Yra             2255
   GBR    Wilson, Jaimie             2092
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2377
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             2163
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             2154
   RUS    Denisov, Timofey             2261
   NLD    Broekhuizen, A. T. S.             2237
   CZE    Pech, Matej             2144
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             2105
   DEU    Knittel, Martin             2182
   FRA    Bovary, Charles             2040
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             2063
   RUS    Pirogov, Andrey Mikhaylovich             2177
   USA    DeBonis, Patrick             2252
   USA    LaDuke, Matt             2258
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             2102
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             2074
   USA    Vollmer, Steve             1874
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2230
   GBR    Maron, Paul             2018
   ARG    Morano, Angel             2435
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2268
   CZE    Kachibacha, Jobadi             2152
   CZE    Koudelka, Artur             2147
   ZAF    Joubert, Hennie             1522
   POL    Broniek, Mariusz Maciej             2474
   FRA    Cesbron, Guy             2131
   FRA    Droin, Augustin             1895
   AUS    Armstrong, Keith             2277
   TUR    Eser, Ipekyilmaz             1955
   USA    Mirra, Theodore             2279
   GRC    Voudouris, Nick             1958
   NLD    van Dijk, Erik L.             2280
   BGR    Kehayov, Yulian             1869
   FRA    Brand Lyard, Paul             1401
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2455
   RUS    Fox, Paul             2113
   ESP    Domingo, Jordi             2162
   DEU    Boehme, Sebastian             2282
   GRC    Chronopoulos, Antonis             2241
   PHL    Javier, Christian             2253
   USA    Ward, David             2127
   SWE    Hallqvist, Niklas             2237
   ITA    Tedoldi, Guido             1756
   PRT    Moreira, Jose             2293
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2250
   ESP    Rodriguez Perez, Rene             2108
   ITA    Rita, Giacomo             2441
   DEU    Haack, Stefan             1720
   POL    Bugala, Oskar             2254
   GBR    Lim, Mark             2051
   RUS    Schangareev, Mirzian             1987
   CUB    Cruz Ramirez, Eliecer             1963
   PER    Maceda, Coco             2266
   AUS    Brodie, Peter             1649
   RUS    Zemlyanov, Sergey             1236
   RUS    Orlov, Sergei             2310
   CZE    Hybl, Vladislav             2255
   DEU    Pelzer, Willi             1811
   RUS    Shangareev, Mirzian             1959
   ROU    Guralivu, Paul             1822

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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