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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             2177
   USA    Walton, John             2049
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2344
   LVA    Zaunercik, Ilmar             1439
   GBR    Kerr, Graham             2222
   GBR    Wilson, Jaimie             1876
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2309
   DEU    Markus, Roland             2297
   ITA    Senis, Enrico             1705
   AUS    Farnik, Kym             2123
   TUR    Eser, Ipekyilmaz             1846
   USA    Cease, Dion             2137
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2299
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2214
   DEU    Schmidt, Jonny             2219
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2109
   GBR    Brotherton, Trevor             2013
   SVK    Gazi, Miroslav             2345
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2451
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             1820
   POL    Slawomir, Weglicki             2130
   GBR    Hilton, Stephen             1705
   RUS    Marciz, Alexander             2253
   NLD    van Dijk, Erik L.             2094
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2450
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1716
   HUN    Csoma, Robert             1688
   USA    Lipsits, Sasha             1833
   PRT    Moreira, Jose             1901
   BGR    Dimitrov, George             2020
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1730
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2533
   ROU    Benone, Mateia             1417
   ROU    Guralivu, Paul             1927
   SWE    Hallqvist, Niklas             1834
   SWE    Werner, Frank-Karl             2185
   BGR    Kehayov, Yulian             1185
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2226
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             1996
   ITA    Piantadosi, Angelo             1429
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2099
   ITA    Bartsch, Reinhard Andrea             2193
   DZA    Nassr, Ali             2147
   GRC    Bleker, Frits             2491
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1744
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1730
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1893
   DEU    Gossmann, Ewald             2083
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1690
   CZE    Zmolil, Josef             1698
   FIN    Koivuniemi, Raimo             2180
   USA    Rivenburg, John             1020
   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2705
   FRA    Robin, Jean             2020
   FRA    Jabot, Daniel             2124
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2240
   FRA    Leurette, Marc-Antoine             1499
   ESP    Velasco, Jose Maria             1878
   RUS    Bachorov, Kirill             1740
   TUR    Tanriover, Taner             2103
   GRC    Voudouris, Nick             1883
   POL    Szczepanski, Zbigniew             2464
   DEU    Knittel, Martin             1776
   ESP    Domingo, Jordi             2007
   GBR    Eldridge, Mark             2458
   RUS    Tsygankov, Evgeny             2462
   NLD    Broekhuizen, A. T. S.             1928
   GBR    Lim, Mark             2061
   ITA    Rossi, Marzio             2003
   RUS    Bukharin, Alexey             2241
   USA    Corolin, Mitch             1351
   FIN    Salonen, Jukka             1945
   ITA    Grammatica, Andrea             2278
   GBR    Wilson, Norman             2094
   BRA    Cleto Junior, Dirceu             2105
   IDN    Nurcahyo, Dery             1640
   HRV    Plesa, Karlo             1786
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             2064
   FRA    Marcel, Alexis             1094
   RUS    Orlov, Sergei             2168
   RUS    Kopasov, Evgeny             2158
   RUS    Osipov, Sergey             1994
   VEN    Flores, Luis             2061
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2321
   USA    Vollmer, Steve             1756
   GBR    Hadden, John             1240
   SVK    Krakovsky, Peter             1863
   FRA    Cafiero, Florian             1688
   USA    Ward, David             2098
   CHN    Bu Lin, Xi             1747

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)





September 22, 2019

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