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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             2650
   ITA    Grammatica, Andrea             2229
   LVA    Cirulis, Ilmars             2122
   RUS    Bakhmatov, Andrey             2200
   RUS    Marciz, Alexander             2020
   ITA    Pareschi, Remo             2102
   POL    Kasznia, Ireneusz             2094
   GBR    Hamby, Stephen             2237
   IRL    Ludgate, Alan             2342
   DOM    Ortiz, Clodomiro             2403
   LTU    Drozdovas, Arturas             2223
   NLD    van Dijk, Erik L.             2097
   ITA    D Agostino, Gabriele             2229
   DEU    Schroeder, Christoph             2192
   COL    Bernal Varela, Nelson             2614
   DEU    Larwinski, Paul             2285
   USA    Vollmer, Steve             1781
   TUR    Tanriover, Taner             2009
   USA    Romig, James             2136
   SVK    Tkac, Matus             2244
   FRO    Maitejrsen, Maite             2111
   FRA    Tambe, Rod             2083
   AUS    Gray, Garvin             2256
   GBR    Kerr, Graham             2208
   USA    Aahlad, Yeturu             2072
   VEN    Flores, Luis             2066
   RUS    Kireev, Sergey             2308
   IND    Duttagupta, Aniruddha             2100
   BRA    Cleto Junior, Dirceu             2288
   BRA    Mesquita Jr., Fausto Monteiro             2371
   USA    de la Foret, Fred             2040
   USA    Cease, Dion             2082
   UKR    Kushnaryov, Andrey             2261
   BRA    B. Oliveira, Marcio             2442
   COL    Ortiz, Jose             1900
   AUS    Farnik, Kym             2130
   RUS    Tsygankov, Evgeny             2423
   RUS    Yarkov, Evgeny             2037
   MEX    Pineda, Ulises             2208
   USA    Owens, Johnny             1993
   USA    Rivenburg, John             1020
   DEU    Gossmann, Ewald             2122
   DEU    Bergmann, Michael             2308
   ARG    Coggiola, Leandro Damian             1524
   BRA    Gabriel, Luan             1700
   RUS    Osipov, Sergey             1853
   FRA    Trigance, Emile             1771
   ROU    Valentin, Laurentiu             1109
   RUS    Kopasov, Evgeny             2070
   ESP    Anfruns, Salvador             2014
   MKD    Teverovski, Bogoljub             2095
   FRA    Cafiero, Florian             1578
   IND    Peedikakkandy, Sameer             1785
   HUN    Csoma, Robert             1640
   FRA    Gounant, Stanislas             2100
   SVK    Fric, Lubos             2317
   USA    Stevenson, Jack             1558
   DEU    Wosch, Arkadiusz             2404
   ARG    Garcia, Crisol             2000
   DZA    Mohandoussaid, Malik             1601
   PRI    Martinez, Silvio             1063
   PRI    Jerez, Miriam             0991
   SVK    Vestenicky, Patrik             1838
   USA    Ward, David             1947
   FIN    Salonen, Jukka             1945
   UKR    Khanas, Valeriy             2249
   CPV    Goldmund, Heike             1273
   FRA    Legrand, Stephane             2404
   USA    Lipsits, Sasha             1824
   GBR    Brotherton, Trevor             1905
   IND    Pandey, Manoj             2185
   DEU    Faust, Dieter             1989
   LVA    Greenberg, Normund             1937
   UKR    Kuliy, Oleksandr             1827
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav             1614
   CZE    Pechova, Hana             1673
   NLD    Broekhuizen, Tom             1597
   SVK    Gazi, Miroslav             2279
   HND    Meza Martinez, Alcides Ivan             2103
   GBR    Eldridge, Mark             2424
   FRA    Cesbron, Guy             1850
   CZE    Pech, Matej             1669
   CZE    Pech, Stepan             1680
   CZE    Pech, Jaroslav senior             1610
   PRT    Vasquez, Fernando             1941
   CZE    Mach, Jiri             1524
   CZE    Zmolil, Josef             1582
   ITA    Piantadosi, Angelo             1357
   ITA    Sorbi, Luca             2113
   BGR    Dimitrov, George             1996
   ESP    Rodriguez Perez, Rene             2050
   DEU    Markus, Roland             2215
   ESP    Domingo, Jordi             2012
   FRA    Marcel, Alexis             1053
   DEU    Schmidt, Jonny             2189
   PER    Munoz Portugal, Guillermo             2178
   POL    Szczepanski, Zbigniew             2433
   FIN    Koivuniemi, Raimo             2162
   KAZ    Horoshilov, Andrey             1694
   GBR    Ibbitson, Anthony             1758
   ZAF    Joubert, Hennie             1350
   SRB    Cirovic, Zeljko             1458
   ITA    Bartsch, Reinhard Andrea             2181
   PER    Maceda, Coco             1994



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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