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M. Gazi, 2370


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

Prize : 300  (E-Points)
Deadline : 2020 march 1st

   DEU    Kruse, Herbert             2587
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2404
   UKR    Kuliy, Oleksandr             2025
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2264
   FRA    Bovary, Charles             2030
   HUN    Csoma, Robert             1662
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2188
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2476
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2245
   IND    Mathakiya, Azaz             1256
   ITA    Piantadosi, Angelo             1477
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2138
   TUR    Eser, Ipekyilmaz             1775
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2276
   SWE    Hallqvist, Niklas             2109
   AUS    Farnik, Kym             2191
   DEU    Markus, Roland             2275
   USA    Aahlad, Yeturu             2217
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2494
   POL    Lubas, Jozef             2235
   RUS    Orlov, Sergei             2180
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             1956
   RUS    Kopasov, Evgeny             2139
   UKR    Puzanov, Vasyl             1115
   GBR    Brotherton, Trevor             2021
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2233
   USA    Rivenburg, John             0995
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             1878
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1810
   BEL    Bernard, Michel             1656
   USA    Frenkel, Alex             2163
   BGR    Kehayov, Yulian             1352
   RUS    Zemlyanov, Sergey             1255
   DEU    Bergmann, Michael             2409
   MEX    Pineda, Ulises             2226
   FRA    Marcel, Alexis             1116
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             2117
   PRT    Moreira, Jose             2150
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1779
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1728
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1831
   NLD    Broekhuizen, A. T. S.             2024
   DEU    Schmidt, Jonny             2249
   ITA    Massimini Gerbino, Massimiliano             2291
   UKR    Payzansky, Aleksey             1921
   DEU    Boehme, Sebastian             2320
   USA    DeBonis, Patrick             2023
   USA    Lipsits, Sasha             1910
   RUS    Kalistratov, Aleksandr             1875
   ITA    Bonoldi, Fabio             1944
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2454
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1674
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1843
   CZE    Koudelka, Artur             1852
   GRC    Kofinas, Xristos             1508
   FRA    Robin, Jean             2194
   CZE    Kachibacha, Jobadi             1773
   FRA    Cesbron, Guy             2153
   USA    Walton, John             2216
   DEU    Gossmann, Ewald             1973
   LVA    Cirulis, Ilmars             2190
   SVK    Tkac, Matus             2250
   ZAF    Joubert, Hennie             1417
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2470
   VEN    Flores, Luis             2141
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2356
   IRL    Harding, Tim             2400
   POL    Broniek, Mariusz Maciej             2493
   EST    Ambos, Ilmar             2181
   GBR    Eldridge, Mark             2511
   RUS    Osipov, Sergey             2053
   TUR    Tanriover, Taner             2154
   ROU    Benone, Mateia             1816
   USA    Ward, David             2013
   GBR    Wilson, Jaimie             1940
   GRC    Voudouris, Nick             1981
   UKR    Bromo, Alexis             1017
   CAN    Repa, Jason             2329
   LVA    Zaunercik, Ilmar             1786
   PER    Maceda, Coco             2134

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)


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