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Public review of the bidding procedure for chess clocks extended through a week-end

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Due to the requests received and in order to maintain a level playing field for everyone, FIDE is pleased to extend the deadline to send comments on the bidding procedure for chess clocks until 09:00 UTC on Monday, June 24, 2019.
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FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019: Player's Contract

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FIDE publishes the Player’s Contract for Participation in the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019. The tournament will be held in the Isle of Man from 10 to 21 October, and is expected to be the strongest Swiss-system tournament in the history of chess. The prize fund will be US$432,500, with a first prize of $70,000.

Download Player’s Contract for Participation in the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019

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List of players qualified for the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss

 

Name Avg July 18 - June 19 Total Games
Carlsen, Magnus 2844.8333 76
Caruana, Fabiano 2825.0000 66
Ding, Liren 2807.2500 71
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2801.7500 68
Giri, Anish 2785.4167 71
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2778.6667 92
Anand, Viswanathan 2772.5000 69
Grischuk, Alexander 2770.2500 46
Kramnik, Vladimir 2768.7500 37
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2767.0000 64
So, Wesley 2767.0000 62
Aronian, Levon 2766.3333 64
Yu, Yangyi 2758.0833 90
Nakamura, Hikaru 2756.4167 67
Karjakin, Sergey 2756.1667 53
Radjabov, Teimour 2755.0833 34
Svidler, Peter 2742.7500 41
Topalov, Veselin 2741.1667 13
Navara, David 2736.7500 108
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2734.6667 59
Wei, Yi 2734.0000 68
Harikrishna, Pentala 2731.3333 87
Jakovenko, Dmitry 2729.5000 78
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2728.8333 72
Rapport, Richard 2728.7500 68
Shankland, Sam 2724.3333 72
Vitiugov, Nikita 2724.0000 85
Bu, Xiangzhi 2722.8333 51
Wang, Hao 2721.8333 105
Artemiev, Vladislav 2721.1667 81
Andreikin, Dmitry 2719.1667 64
Le, Quang Liem 2713.4167 102
Naiditsch, Arkadij 2713.0833 134
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 2708.8333 89
Fedoseev, Vladimir 2707.5833 94
Li, Chao b 2703.6667 48
Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2703.5000 36
Adams, Michael 2703.3333 70
Ivanchuk, Vassily 2703.3333 59
Amin, Bassem 2700.3333 89
Vallejo Pons, Francisco 2699.2500 58
Dubov, Daniil 2699.0833 44
Cheparinov, Ivan 2696.4167 100
Matlakov, Maxim 2693.4167 63
Kryvoruchko, Yuriy 2692.6667 63
Howell, David W L 2691.9167 83
Sadler, Matthew D 2691.5000 7
Saric, Ivan 2690.8333 124
Inarkiev, Ernesto 2690.1667 90
Mamedov, Rauf 2689.7500 62
Almasi, Zoltan 2689.6667 39
Ragger, Markus 2687.8333 98
Sargissian, Gabriel 2686.5000 28
Korobov, Anton 2685.7500 100
Jones, Gawain C B 2685.4167 103
Bacrot, Etienne 2684.0833 94
Wang, Yue 2683.5000 28
Nabaty, Tamir 2683.4167 54
Adhiban, B. 2682.8333 77
Eljanov, Pavel 2682.7500 84
Gelfand, Boris 2681.4167 61
Cori, Jorge 2679.4167 34
Rodshtein, Maxim 2678.5833 94
Ni, Hua 2677.5833 35
Kovalev, Vladislav 2677.1667 98
Grandelius, Nils 2676.0833 97
Leko, Peter 2676.0833 47
Demchenko, Anton 2673.7500 73
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2673.2500 48
Sasikiran, Krishnan 2673.1667 64
McShane, Luke J 2671.2500 50
Berkes, Ferenc 2670.8333 68
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2670.5833 95
Kamsky, Gata 2668.7500 43
Robson, Ray 2668.5000 51
Maghsoodloo, Parham 2667.1667 132
Xiong, Jeffery 2667.0000 125
Laznicka, Viktor 2666.6667 71
Najer, Evgeniy 2666.6667 31
Malakhov, Vladimir 2665.1667 80
Sjugirov, Sanan 2663.1667 67
Salem, A.R. Saleh 2662.5000 37
Melkumyan, Hrant 2661.9167 82
Guseinov, Gadir 2661.2500 59
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2660.0833 62
Hou, Yifan 2660.0833 7
Safarli, Eltaj 2659.7500 121
Areshchenko, Alexander 2659.3333 13
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2659.1667 29
Dreev, Aleksey 2658.7500 63
Swiercz, Dariusz 2658.5000 88
Kuzubov, Yuriy 2655.1667 129
Rausis, Igors 2654.5833 78
Motylev, Alexander 2653.2500 34
Mareco, Sandro 2652.3333 118
Hammer, Jon Ludvig 2651.8333 47
Anton Guijarro, David 2651.1667 83
Akopian, Vladimir 2650.8333 9
Kovalenko, Igor 2650.5833 89
Sethuraman, S.P. 2650.0000 105
Reserves    
Lenic, Luka 2650.0000 21
Ipatov, Alexander 2649.5000 15
Riazantsev, Alexander 2649.3333 20
Shirov, Alexei 2648.3333 92
Onischuk, Alexander 2647.5000 7
Fressinet, Laurent 2646.4167 68
Sevian, Samuel 2646.1667 104
Moiseenko, Alexander 2645.6667 50
Short, Nigel D 2645.1667 41
Edouard, Romain 2644.0833 113
L'Ami, Erwin 2642.3333 69
Parligras, Mircea-Emilian 2642.0000 75
Granda Zuniga, Julio E 2641.3333 53
Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2641.1667 64
Bauer, Christian 2640.8333 116
Gustafsson, Jan 2640.6667 18
Kravtsiv, Martyn 2640.5000 83
Papaioannou, Ioannis 2639.0833 20
Bok, Benjamin 2638.6667 49
Alekseenko, Kirill 2638.0000 90



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WTCC in Astana Round 5

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World Team Chess Championships 2019, held from March, 4 - 15 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Open section and Women section board results.

Round 6 starts March, 11 2019 at 3 PM local time.

Please visit the official website wteams.astana2019.fide.com for LIVE GAMES.
 

Standings after Round 5. OPEN

Rnk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 MP Pts.
1 Russia *   2   3     3 9 13
2 India   * 2   2 2     7 13
3 England 2 2 * 2         7 11
4 United States of America     2 *   2   1 3 6 10½
5 Iran 2     *     3 5 11½
6 China 2   *       5 11
7 Kazakhstan 1   2     * 3 2   4
8 Sweden   ½     ½   1 * 3 4
9 Azerbaijan     3   ½ 2 1 *   3 8
10 Egypt 1 ½   1 1       * 0 5


Standings after Round 5. WOMEN

Rnk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 MP Pts.
1 China *         10 13½
2 Russia *       3   4 8 15½
3 Ukraine     * 2   2 2   3 4 7 13
4 Georgia   2 * 2     3   6 12
5 India   ½   2 *   2   4 6 11
6 United States of America     2 ½   * 3 3   5 10
7 Kazakhstan 1 2   2 *       4 9
8 Armenia ½     1   *   4 2
9 Hungary ½   1 1   1     * 2 6
10 Egypt   0 0   0     0 * 0


OPEN SECTION ROUND 6

6.1 10 Sweden   - 8 United States of America  
1 GM Grandelius Nils 2694 : GM Swiercz Dariusz 2655
2 GM Blomqvist Erik 2488 : GM Onischuk Alexander 2647
3 GM Smith Axel 2487 : GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2637
4 IM Johansson Linus 2479 : GM Izoria Zviad 2603
6.2 9 Russia   - 7 Azerbaijan  
1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 : GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2710
2 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2771 : GM Mamedov Rauf 2701
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2771 : GM Safarli Eltaj 2662
4 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2736 : GM Abasov Nijat 2627
6.3 1 India   - 6 Kazakhstan  
1 GM Adhiban B. 2683 : GM Jumabayev Rinat 2609
2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2678 : GM Ismagambetov Anuar 2545
3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2633 : GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas 2587
4 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2637 : IM Makhnev Denis 2476
6.4 2 Iran   - 5 England  
1 GM Maghsoodloo Parham 2673 : GM Adams Michael 2708
2 GM Idani Pouya 2604 : GM Mcshane Luke J 2661
3 GM Tabatabaei M.Amin 2600 : GM Howell David W L 2693
4 GM Firouzja Alireza 2657 : GM Speelman Jon S 2516
6.5 3 Egypt   - 4 China  
1 GM Amin Bassem 2709 : GM Ding Liren 2812
2 GM Adly Ahmed 2611 : GM Wei Yi 2733
3 IM Fawzy Adham 2461 : GM Bu Xiangzhi 2731
4 IM Abdelnabbi Imed 2435 : GM Ni Hua 2683


WOMEN SECTION ROUND 6


6.1 10 Egypt   - 8 Georgia  
1 WGM Wafa Shahenda 2175 : GM Khotenashvili Bela 2474
2 WIM Moaataz Ayah 2036 : IM Arabidize Meri 2392
3 WIM Elansary Eman 1944 : GM Batsiashvili Nino 2454
4 WIM Ehab Tasneem 1841 : IM Melia Salome 2385
6.2 9 Kazakhstan   - 7 Hungary  
1 IM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2469 : GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2454
2 IM Saduakassova Dinara 2462 : IM Gara Anita 2384
3 FM Assaubayeva Bibisara 2374 : WGM Gara Ticia 2324
4 IM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2295 : WIM Terbe Julianna 2306
6.3 1 Armenia   - 6 Ukraine  
1 GM Danielian Elina 2402 : GM Muzychuk Mariya 2560
2 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2390 : GM Muzychuk Anna 2555
3 WFM Sargsyan Anna M. 2340 : IM Gaponenko Inna 2427
4 WIM Gevorgyan Maria 2264 : IM Buksa Nataliya 2416
6.4 2 Russia   - 5 United States of America  
1 GM Lagno Kateryna 2559 : WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2377
2 GM Gunina Valentina 2515 : WGM Nemcova Katerina 2315
3 GM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2504 : FM Yip Carissa 2279
4 WGM Girya Olga 2456 : WCM Wu Rochelle 2120
6.5 3 India   - 4 China  
1 IM Karavade Eesha 2357 : GM Tan Zhongyi 2513
2 WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2401 : IM Shen Yang 2453
3 IM Padmini Rout 2332 : WGM Huang Qian 2441
4 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti 2322 : GM Lei Tingjie 2477
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FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament is concluded in Kazan

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The Russian chess player Aleksandra Goryachkina won the event with two rounds to spare. The youngest participant of the tournament finished with 9.5 points out of 14 and secured the right to play the Women's World Championship Match against the Women`s World Champion Ju Wenjun (China). The prize fund of the coming championship match is 500,000 Euro, which is 150% higher than in the previous match.

Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) is second with 8 points. Katerina Lagno (Russia) and Tan Zhongyi (China) shared 3-4 places with 7 points.

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Final standings:

1. Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia) - 9.5, 2. Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) – 8, 3-4. Kateryna Lagno (Russia), Тan Zhongyi (China) – 7, 5-6. Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia), Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) - 6.5, 7. Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) – 6, 8. Valentina Gunina (Russia) - 5.5.

The closing ceremony took place in the Nogai Hotel, the tournament venue, on June 18.

In the beginning of the ceremony, a special prize for the most beautiful game of the tournament, provided by the Russian Chess Federation and AB InBev Efes company, was awarded. The jury consisted of chairman Maxim Notkin, editor-in-chief of the 64-Chess Review, the tournament commentators GMs Sergey Shipov and Evgeny Miroshnichenko, and the Head of the Appeals Committee Jeroen van den Berg. A shortlist of four games was formed.

The beauty prize was awarded to Mariya Muzychuk for the game Muzychuk-Goryachkina, played in the last round, by Natalia Rostova, the Deputy Director of the local branch of the AB InBev Efes, and Maxim Notkin.

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FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky, and Minister of sport of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov delivered speeches. The Chief Arbiter of the tournament, IA Hal Bond (Canada) announced the competition results. After his announcement, the players received their prizes from the honored guests.

Total prize fund of the FIDE Women`s Candidates is €200,000.

The organizers are FIDE, Russian Chess Federation, Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, and city administration of Kazan.

The tournament is sponsored by PJSC PhosAgro and Russian Railways.

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Official website: https://fwct2019.com/en/

Final table: https://fwct2019.com/crosstable

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Goryachkina loses the final game of the Candidates but still wins by 1.5 point margin

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Aleksandra Goryachkina lost in the last round of the FIDE Women`s Candidates against Mariya Muzychuk. However, it didn`t influence her tournament situation as she had won the tournament with two rounds to spare. This means that in the next title match, Women`s World Champion Ju Wenjun will face Goryachkina. Anna Muzychuk made a relatively quick draw with Alexandra Kosteniuk and secured the second place in the tournament.
Kateryna Lagno held to a draw against Nana Dzagnidze and tied for the third place with Tan Zhongyi, who defeated Valentina Gunina. 
The final standings: Aleksandra Goryachkina finished in first place with 9,5 points, Anna Muzychuk is in second place with 8 points. Kateryna Lagno and Tan Zhongyi shared third place with 7 points. Nana Dzagnidze and Mariya Muzychuk shared fifth place with 6,5 points, Alexandra Kosteniuk ended the tournament in seventh place with 6 points. Valentina Gunina is in eighth place with 5,5 points. 
The day started quietly with a draw between Anna Muzychuk and Alexandra Kosteniuk. Playing White Anna Muzychuk chose the Four Knights Defence, which usually leads to quiet positional play. Alexandra Kosteniuk had two extra knights on her ears in today's game. "That did not help me," smiled Alexandra in a post-game interview. After numerous exchanges the game was quickly transferred into the ending with an extra pawn for White but Black had enough compensation to keep the balance.

"In this tournament, only the first place really matters, but on the other hand when you start with -2, you can just dream of becoming 2nd in the end," said the runner-up Anna Muzychuk after the end of the tournament.

Interview with Alexandra Kosteniuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE_m1vBj9DM

Interview with Anna Muzychuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Q3W7__vNg

The Indian setup with double fianchetto for White appeared in the game Dzagnidze-Lagno. According to Nana, she could have created more troubles for Black, as in the game Kateryna managed to equalize and was never in real danger. After 43 moves the players signed the peace.

Aleksandra Goryachkina chose her main weapon Caro-Kann against Mariya Muzychuk. The Ukrainian player was well prepared in the opening and managed to increase her initiative taking advantage of her opponent who could not finish the development of the King`s side. Aleksandra had to defend her position but with a couple of tactical blows Mariya got a decisive advantage and converted it later into a full point.

Interview with the winner Aleksandra Goryachkina (in Russian)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbzWt-WL_d4

The Italian Game appeared in the encounter between Tan Zhongyi and Valentina Gunina. After the opening battle neither player manage to get an advantage in the middle game and it was transferred into the equal ending. Valentina started to play imprecisely and gave a chance to her opponent to create dangerous threats against the black king. In the end Tan Zhongyi could have finished the game in couple of moves but chose to go into the winning rook ending.

Official website: https://fwct2019.com/en/

Final table: https://fwct2019.com/crosstable

Report by Anastasiya Karlovich

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The fight for the second place continues in the Women's Candidates

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Aleksandra Goryachkina, who became the winner of the Women`s Candidates with two rounds to spare, made a quick draw against Nana Dzagnidze in the thirteenth round. The fight for the second place continues and Anna Muzychuk increased her lead to one point by defeating Valentina Gunina. Her nearest pursuer Kateryna Lagno held to a draw against Tan Zhongyi. Alexandra Kosteniuk, who lost the two previous games, managed to pull herself together and outplayed Mariya Muzychuk.
 
After 13 rounds Aleksandra Goryachkina leads with 9,5 points, Anna Muzychuk is in the second place with 7,5 points. Kateryna Lagno is in the third place one point behind of Anna. Nana Dzagnidze and Tan Zhongyi share the fourth place with 6 points. Mariya Muzychuk, Valentina Gunina and Alexandra Kosteniuk have 5,5 points.
 Aleksandra Goryachkina and Nana Dzagnidze finished their game in less than an hour. According to the winner of tournament, she was not ready for the Benoni Defence today and could not get any advantage with White. "It was not my best game, maybe I should not have celebrated yesterday,"- commented Aleksandra after her draw with Nana Dzagnidze. "People wrote to me, two rounds to go, don't get relaxed. But it's not easy to find motivation when the goal is reached,” added the finalist of the Women`s World Championship Match.
Kateryna Lagno spent a lot of time in the opening trying to get some playable position in the symmetrical structure, which appeared after the Berlin Defence. According to Katerina, she was a bit optimistic to play 23.b4 and after 23…Qh4 thought her position was already dangerous. Tan Zhongyi could have put more pressure on her opponent closer to the first time control but with 50 minutes on her clock and with a better position, she didn’t play precisely, and the advantage slipped away.
It seems the outcome of the game Gunina-Muzychuk was decided after the fight in the opening. A sharp line with 4.Ng5 of the Two Knights Defence was played in the encounter and, as Anna explained in the post-game interview, she was expecting this variation. It`s not clear what exactly Gunina was opting for as after the Queen`s exchange, Black got two pieces vs rook and pawn. Valentina missed an opportunity to open files for her rooks after possible 15.h5 and could not manage to get extra space for her pieces later in the game. Despite the fact, the game lasted more than 5 hours, the outcome was never in doubt.
The Alapin Variantion of the Sicilian Defence appeared in the game between Alexandra Kosteniuk and Mariya Muzychuk. One of the critical moments happened just before the first time control when both players had to make their decisions playing in the time trouble.

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White decided to “forget” about the rook, hoping to create a dangerous attack on the Black`s King. After 34.Qd7 Qd1 35.Kh2 Mariya didn’t find the maneuver 36…Qh5 and Qe8.

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Two moves later Mariya blundered a tactical blow 38.Nc5!, which finished the game.

Monday, June 17th, at 15:00 local time, the last round will be played with the following pairings:

Anna Muzychuk - Alexandra Kosteniuk

Mariya Muzychuk - Aleksandra Goryachkina

Nana Dzagnidze - Kateryna Lagno

Tan Zhongyi - Valentina Gunina

Anna Muzychuk needs to make a draw against Alexandra Kosteniuk to win the silver medal in the Candidates tournament. The prize fund in the tournament is 200,000 Euro. 1st place: 50,000, 2nd place: 40,000, 3rd place: 30,000, 4th place: 25,000, 5th place: 20,000, 6th place: 15,000, 7th place: 12,000, 8th place: 8,000. According to the Regulations, all prize money is divided equally between the players with the same score in the tournament.

Report by Anastasiya Karlovich

Official website: https://fwct2019.com/en/

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FIDE announces the recipients of the support programme for veterans

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Further to the decision of the Presidential Board in March, a commission was appointed to administrate the funds assigned to the support programme for veterans.

After reviewing the applications this commission, presided by FIDE Director General Emil Sutovsky, has decided to provide financial support for 2019 to the following eight distinguished veterans:

WGM Elena Fatalibekova (Russia)
GM Henrique Mecking (Brazil)
GM Oleg Romanishin (Ukraine)
GM Vladimir Okhotnik (France)
IM Jose Luis Vilela (Cuba)
IM Aly Ahmed Yasseen (Egypt)
IM Raimundo Garcia (Argentina)
IM Sergey Salov (Germany)

The support programme, for a total of 20,000 Euro, will be reviewed on an annual basis.

(Related: "FIDE launches a project to support chess veterans")
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Goryachkina wins the Candidates two rounds to spare.

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Aleksandra Goryachkina made a draw against Tan Zhongyi in the twelfth round of the Women's Candidates tournament, a result that ensures none of her rivals can catch her in the standings. With this draw, the youngest player in the field clinches the victory with two rounds to spare.


Goryachkina, who represents the Russian Chess Federation, gains the right to challenge the Women's World Chess Champion Ju Wenjun of China. The finalists of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match will play for a total prize fund of €500,000, which is 150% bigger than in the previous championship match.

The fight for the second place continues and three games of the 12th round finished with a decisive score. Anna Muzychuk defeated Kateryna Lagno and leapfrogged her opponent in the second place. Nana Dzagnidze, who could not win any game after the fourth round, outplayed Alexandra Kosteniuk. Valentina Gunina won the second game in a row this time against Mariya Muzychuk.

After 12 rounds Goryachkina is in the first place with 9 points, Anna Muzychuk is in second place with 6,5 points. Katerina Lagno is in third place with 6 points. Valentina Gunina, Tan Zhongyi, Maria Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze have 5,5 points. Alexandra Kosteniuk has 4,5 points.

Tan Zhongyi had a promising position against Alexandra Goryachkina. It seemed the former Women's World Champion had good chances for the victory after the game was transferred into the ending with two bishops and an extra pawn. However, Aleksandra Goryachkina put up a stubborn defence, trying to use in her favour the weak position of White's King. Tan Zhongyi started to play too risky and had a completely lost position at the moment when Goryachkina decided to offer a draw. "The game was really tough, I got a bad position out of the opening. It was also very complicated later. When I saw a draw by repetition, I just went for it. I could not play anymore, I wanted to survive till the end of the tournament," commented Aleksandra after the game.

The winner also spoke about her approach to the Women's Candidates: "I played all games without thinking of the tournament situation and will do the same in the two remaining games". Nevertheless, the champion was visibly happy with her victory and, with a rest day in sight, she allowed herself to relax a little and have some ice-cream.

A typical hedgehog position appeared in the game Dzagnidze-Kosteniuk. Alexandra was trying to prepare Fischer's plan with Kh8-Rg8-g5, but later on, she switched to another typical breakthrough, d6-d5. This gave Black quite interesting counter chances but Nana Dzagnidze found a very precise way to neutralize all Black's threats and won the game.

Kateryna Lagno bravely played the Yanish Gambit of the Ruy Lopez against Anna Muzychuk, but after the game, she regretted her decision: "I should have played something more solid today. The game started and simply finished. I just blundered 19.Qe4 and could have resigned immediately after this move."

By playing 18...e4 or 18...b5 and 19...e4, Katerina could have avoided Qe4 and the game would have continued.

The longest game of the twelfth round between Valentina Gunina and Mariya Muzychuk finished with a victory of the Russian player. In a very complicated middle game, Valentina managed to sharpen the position and won an exchange, after an inaccuracy of her opponent. Black acted carefully and confidently in the endgame and was able to break the resistance after five hours of play.

Report by Anastasiya Karlovich

Photos: Eteri Kublashvili & Anastasiya Karlovich

Round 12 results:

Mariya Muzychuk — Valentina Gunina | 0 — 1
Nana Dzagnidze — Alexandra Kosteniuk | 1 — 0
Tan Zhongyi — Aleksandra Goryachkina | ½ — ½

Anna Muzychuk — Kateryna Lagno | 1 — 0


Saturday, 15th of June is a free day; the 13th round will be played on 16th of June:

Valentina Gunina — Anna Muzychuk  
Alexandra Kosteniuk — Mariya Muzychuk  
Aleksandra Goryachkina — Nana Dzagnidze  
Kateryna Lagno — Tan Zhongyi  


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3rd FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2019

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The 3rd FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2019 will be held in Minsk, Belarus, from 15 August (arrival) to 19 August (departure) 2019. 

REGULATIONS (ENG)

REGULATIONS (RUS)

REGISTRATION FORM (ENG) (check the example)

REGISTRATION FORM (RUS) (check the example)


The venue is the Minsk Sports Palace

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The International Rapid Chess Tournament “Memorial tournament in honour of Viktor Kupreichik” will be held from the 14th of August 2019 (arrival date) to the 18th of August 2019 (departure date) in the Palace of Sports 

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Public review of the bidding procedure for chess clocks

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As the current Agreement that designated a “Producer of the Official FIDE Chess Clock” is expiring, FIDE is preparing to open bidding for a new three-year term.

In the spirit of openness, transparency and accountability, we are pleased to publish a working draft of the bidding procedure today and we are cordially inviting everyone in the chess community to review it and to send us your comments and suggestions. Naturally, the chess equipment manufacturers and distributors that are planning to participate in the bidding are most welcome to share their opinions about the proposed procedure.

Kindly send your submissions to the FIDE Secretariat via e-mail at [email protected] before 14:00 UTC on Friday, June 21, 2019.

FIDE Procurement Department

Working draft of the bidding procedure (pdf)

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