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P. Krakovsky, 1863
R. Sternik, 2097


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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             2222
   USA    Walton, John             2114
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2338
   LVA    Zaunercik, Ilmar             1764
   GBR    Kerr, Graham             2246
   GBR    Wilson, Jaimie             1936
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2330
   DEU    Markus, Roland             2277
   ITA    Senis, Enrico             1686
   AUS    Farnik, Kym             2176
   TUR    Eser, Ipekyilmaz             1775
   USA    Cease, Dion             2190
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2273
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2230
   DEU    Schmidt, Jonny             2236
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2093
   GBR    Brotherton, Trevor             2025
   SVK    Gazi, Miroslav             2354
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2448
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             1848
   POL    Slawomir, Weglicki             2129
   GBR    Hilton, Stephen             1741
   RUS    Marciz, Alexander             2321
   NLD    van Dijk, Erik L.             2154
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2505
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1646
   HUN    Csoma, Robert             1671
   USA    Lipsits, Sasha             1827
   PRT    Moreira, Jose             1965
   BGR    Dimitrov, George             2089
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1794
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2559
   ROU    Benone, Mateia             1424
   ROU    Guralivu, Paul             1983
   SWE    Hallqvist, Niklas             1892
   SWE    Werner, Frank-Karl             2222
   BGR    Kehayov, Yulian             1237
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2213
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             1979
   ITA    Piantadosi, Angelo             1391
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2146
   ITA    Bartsch, Reinhard Andrea             2182
   DZA    Nassr, Ali             2107
   GRC    Bleker, Frits             2480
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1838
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1803
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1876
   DEU    Gossmann, Ewald             1897
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1788
   CZE    Zmolil, Josef             1784
   FIN    Koivuniemi, Raimo             2200
   USA    Rivenburg, John             1011
   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2597
   FRA    Robin, Jean             2135
   FRA    Jabot, Daniel             2136
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2233
   FRA    Leurette, Marc-Antoine             1539
   ESP    Velasco, Jose Maria             1919
   RUS    Bachorov, Kirill             1726
   TUR    Tanriover, Taner             2133
   GRC    Voudouris, Nick             1924
   POL    Szczepanski, Zbigniew             2449
   DEU    Knittel, Martin             1752
   ESP    Domingo, Jordi             1944
   GBR    Eldridge, Mark             2529
   RUS    Tsygankov, Evgeny             2527
   NLD    Broekhuizen, A. T. S.             1895
   GBR    Lim, Mark             2054
   ITA    Rossi, Marzio             2022
   RUS    Bukharin, Alexey             2225
   USA    Corolin, Mitch             1351
   FIN    Salonen, Jukka             1942
   ITA    Grammatica, Andrea             2255
   GBR    Wilson, Norman             2070
   BRA    Cleto Junior, Dirceu             2102
   IDN    Nurcahyo, Dery             1591
   HRV    Plesa, Karlo             1786
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             2177
   FRA    Marcel, Alexis             1213
   RUS    Orlov, Sergei             2163
   RUS    Kopasov, Evgeny             2155
   RUS    Osipov, Sergey             2053
   VEN    Flores, Luis             2071
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2328
   USA    Vollmer, Steve             1706
   GBR    Hadden, John             1187
   SVK    Krakovsky, Peter             1861
   FRA    Cafiero, Florian             1665
   USA    Ward, David             2042
   CHN    Bu Lin, Xi             1828

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)





January 22, 2020

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