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FICGS__CHESS__WORLD_CHAMPIONSHIP__000020
(type : rated knockout,   time : 30 days,   increment : 1 day / move)


Prize : 200  (E-Points)
Deadline : 2018 november 1st

   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2620
   ITA    Grammatica, Andrea             2245
   LVA    Cirulis, Ilmars             2148
   RUS    Bakhmatov, Andrey             2198
   RUS    Marciz, Alexander             2033
   ITA    Pareschi, Remo             2045
   POL    Kasznia, Ireneusz             2126
   GBR    Hamby, Stephen             2234
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2351
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2456
   LTU    Drozdovas, Arturas             2218
   NLD    van Dijk, Erik L.             2089
   ITA    D Agostino, Gabriele             2239
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2199
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2602
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2312
   USA    Vollmer, Steve             1792
   TUR    Tanriover, Taner             2014
   USA    Romig, James             2127
   SVK    Tkac, Matus             2242
   FRO    Maitejrsen, Maite             2111
   FRA    Tambe, Rod             2135
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2245
   GBR    Kerr, Graham             2218
   USA    Aahlad, Yeturu             2077
   VEN    Flores, Luis             2078
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2306
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2112
   BRA    Cleto Junior, Dirceu             2258
   BRA    Mesquita Jr., Fausto Monteiro             2349
   USA    de la Foret, Fred             2093
   USA    Cease, Dion             2092
   UKR    Kushnaryov, Andrey             2238
   BRA    B. Oliveira, Marcio             2442
   COL    Ortiz, Jose             1766
   AUS    Farnik, Kym             2152
   RUS    Tsygankov, Evgeny             2431
   RUS    Yarkov, Evgeny             2030
   MEX    Pineda, Ulises             2208
   USA    Owens, Johnny             1897
   USA    Rivenburg, John             1020
   DEU    Gossmann, Ewald             2133
   DEU    Bergmann, Michael             2307
   ARG    Coggiola, Leandro Damian             1511
   BRA    Gabriel, Luan             1910
   RUS    Osipov, Sergey             1893
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1764
   ROU    Valentin, Laurentiu             1219
   RUS    Kopasov, Evgeny             2064
   ESP    Anfruns, Salvador             2012
   MKD    Teverovski, Bogoljub             2089
   FRA    Cafiero, Florian             1578
   IND    Peedikakkandy, Sameer             1736
   HUN    Csoma, Robert             1712
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2121
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2300
   USA    Stevenson, Jack             1617
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2394
   ARG    Garcia, Crisol             1999
   DZA    Mohandoussaid, Malik             1601
   PRI    Martinez, Silvio             1063
   PRI    Jerez, Miriam             0991
   SVK    Vestenicky, Patrik             1913
   USA    Ward, David             1974
   FIN    Salonen, Jukka             1937
   UKR    Khanas, Valeriy             2245
   CPV    Goldmund, Heike             1278
   FRA    Legrand, Stephane             2404
   USA    Lipsits, Sasha             1825
   GBR    Brotherton, Trevor             1905
   IND    Pandey, Manoj             2193
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             2031
   LVA    Greenberg, Normund             1923
   UKR    Kuliy, Oleksandr             1757
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             1650
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1696
   NLD    Broekhuizen, Tom             1657
   SVK    Gazi, Miroslav             2305
   HND    Meza Martinez, Alcides Ivan             2103
   GBR    Eldridge, Mark             2421
   FRA    Cesbron, Guy             1910
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1690
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1704
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1664
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             1974
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1650
   CZE    Zmolil, Josef             1582
   ITA    Piantadosi, Angelo             1393
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2118
   BGR    Dimitrov, George             1990
   ESP    Rodriguez Perez, Rene             2056
   DEU    Markus, Roland             2219
   ESP    Domingo, Jordi             1959
   FRA    Marcel, Alexis             1140
   DEU    Schmidt, Jonny             2190
   PER    Munoz Portugal, Guillermo             2083
   POL    Szczepanski, Zbigniew             2433
   FIN    Koivuniemi, Raimo             2168
   KAZ    Horoshilov, Andrey             1668
   GBR    Ibbitson, Anthony             1716
   ZAF    Joubert, Hennie             1314
   SRB    Cirovic, Zeljko             1458
   ITA    Bartsch, Reinhard Andrea             2189
   PER    Maceda, Coco             2003
   FRA    Jabot, Daniel             2145



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
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Quarter final 2
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Quarter final 3
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Quarter final 4
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Stage 1 group 1
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Stage 1 group 2
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Stage 1 gr. 3,4...
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Stage 1 gr. M
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Stage 1 gr. SM
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Semi final 1
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Semi final 2
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Stage 2 gr.1
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Stage 2 gr.2
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Stage 2 gr.3,4.. 
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Knockout final
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R. robin final
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Candidates   
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WCH final
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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)










 

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