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2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships Fields Announced

Chessdom - 8 hours 45 min ago

For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $194,000 in prize money, qualification into the World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Champion.
The team of USA was the winner in the last Olympiad.

2018 U.S. Chess Championship Field

GM Fabiano Caruana 2868 Rating
GM Hikaru Nakamura 2853 Rating
GM Wesley So 2852 U.S. Champion
GM Alex Onischuk 2759 Rating
GM Ray Robson 2731 Rating
GM Sam Shankland 2730 Rating
GM Varuzhan Akobian 2728 Rating
GM Jeffery Xiong 2724 Rating
GM Alex Lenderman 2695 U.S. Open Champion
GM Awonder Liang 2669 U.S. Junior Champion
GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 2717 Wildcard
GM Zviad Izoria 2714 Rating

The 2018 U.S. Women’s Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest female chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $100,000 in prize money, qualification into the Women’s World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Women’s Champion.

2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship Field
Title First Last Invitational Rating* Qualification Method
GM Irina Krush 2524 Rating
IM Anna Zatonskih 2517 Rating
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 2450 Rating
IM Nazi Paikidze 2434 Rating
WGM Sabina Foisor 2407 U.S. Women’s Champion
WGM Jennifer Yu 2402 Rating
WIM Annie Wang 2373 Rating
FM Maggie Feng 2363 Rating
WGM Anna Sharevich 2361 Rating
IM Dorsa Derakhshani 2321 Wildcard
WIM Akshita Gorti 2317 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion
IM Rusudan Goletiani 2302 Rating

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Dusan Popovic is the winner in Lugano 2018

Chessdom - 9 hours 46 min ago

XII INTERNATIONAL CHESS OPEN OF LUGANO
VICTORY OF THE GM DUSAN POPOVIC

The twelfth edition of Lugano’s International Chess Open took place at the four-star Hotel De La Paix Hotel. GM Dusan Popovic, number 5 of the tournament in his first participation on the shores of Ceresio, won deservedly well with 5pt. out of 6 showing a precise and aggressive game. Second is the Russian GM Evgeny Alekseev with better tie-break from the third GM Boris Chatalbashev (already winner in Lugano in 2015) both with 4,5 points

During the Open there were also three chess side events of great importance such as the simultaneous of last Wednesday supported by the publisher and Italian maestro Valerio Luciani. In the spirit of the event a demonstrative chess lesson was held on Saturday for youngsters where a dozen children aged between 5 and 12 joined.

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Robby Kevlishvili is the winner in 78th Noteboom Tournament

Chessdom - 9 hours 57 min ago

The 78th Noteboom Tournament was a 6-round Swiss tournament took place from 16-18 February 2018 in Oegstgeest, Netherlands.
90 players took part in the tournament.
In the end 4 people made 5 points out of 6.
The best tie-break had IM Robby Kevlishvili, followed by GM Benjamin Bok and GM Petar Arnaudov. All of them managed to win their final games.

Replay the games here

1 Kevlishvili, Robby (IM) 5.0
2 Bok, Benjamin (GM) 5.0
3 Arnaudov, Petar (GM) 5.0
4 Pruijssers, R. (GM) 5.0
5 Nikolic, Predrag (GM) 4.5
6 Heltzel, Joost 4.5
7 Ducarmon, Quinten (IM) 4.0
8 Meegen, Ruud van 4.0
9 Werf, Mark van der (IM) 4.0
10 Zwirs, Nico 4.0 M
11 Kollen, Zyon (FM) 4.0
12 Kerstens, Dennis 4.0
13 Ketel, Raoul van (FM) 4.0
14 Brouwer, Dennis 4.0
15 Lenaerts, Lennert (FM) 4.0
16 Oudewaal, Vincent 4.0
17 Wissen, Michiel van 4.0
18 Bekker, Stefan (FM) 4.0
19 Ratsma, Rosa 4.0
20 Bakker, Guido 4.0
21 Bekedam, Tyro 4.0
22 Velden, Bram van der 4.0
23 Dael, Siem van (FM) 4.0
24 Schippers, Maurice 3.5
25 Clemens, Adrian (FM) 3.5
26 Rijn, Giel van 3.5
27 Baselmans, Luuk 3.5
28 Leusden, Dennis van 3.5
29 Straver, Robert 3.5
30 Zon, Stef van der 3.5
31 Hilwerda, Jonas 3.5
32 Zoun, Rogier 3.5
33 IJzermans, Cees 3.0
34 Schouten, Jordy 3.0
35 Tabak, Stefan (FM) 3.0
36 Heemskerk, Wim (FM) 3.0
37 Becx, César (FM) 3.0
38 Woestenburg, Jochem 3.0
39 Termeulen, Albert 3.0
40 Damen, Jip 3.0
41 Maters, Arthur 3.0
42 Ramer, Milan 3.0
43 Leij, Arjan van der 3.0
44 Roorda, Thijs 3.0
45 Jongste, David 3.0
46 Bauer, Jelle 3.0
47 Ratsma, Midas 3.0
48 Roon, Sjoerd van 2.5
49 Polak, Alexander 2.5
50 Hellenberg, Jan 2.5
51 Zetten, Maarten van 2.5
52 Kathstede, Gerd 2.5
53 Cornelisse, Ticho 2.5
54 Da Ces, Philippe 2.5
55 Iolis, Oleg 2.5
56 Dijkhuis, Oele 2.5
57 Bergh, Ben van den 2.5
58 Vries, Emma de 2.5
59 Selman, Ercan 2.5
60 Gevers, Ernst 2.5
61 Zevenhuizen, Daniël 2.5
62 Wilschut, Peter 2.5
63 Pham, Khoi 2.5
65 Wichtrup,Jan-Louis 2.5
66 Leertouwer, Joris 2.5
67 Versporten, Wim 2.5
68 Bulthuis, Jelle 2.5
69 Pérez Garcia, Hebert 2.0
70 Roebers, Eline 2.0
71 Schoehuis, Erik 2.0
72 Steen, Jan Aart van der 2.0
73 Elgersma, Onno 2.0
74 Roebers, Jan (FM) 2.0
75 Kok, Ivo 2.0
76 Frans, Richard 2.0
77 Oosterom, Erik 1.5
78 Hacken, Jos ten 1.5
79 Vreugdenhil, Frans 1.5
80 Leezer, Roel 1.5
81 Mienis, Dennis 1.5
82 Pietrow, Andrzej 1.5
83 Dunnen, Lola den 1.5
84 Brockmann, Fabian 1.5
85 Doolaard, Floris 1.5
86 Marel, Bert van der 1.0
87 Hagendijk, Klaas 1.0
88 Vent, Rens de 1.0
89 Casteleijn, Diederick

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10th Batavia Chess Tournament

Chessdom - 10 hours 11 min ago

The 10th dMP Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Thursday, February 22nd to Sunday, March 4th, 2018 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The games will start each day at 14:00 hrs. The final round starts at 12.00 hrs. Wednesday, February 28th is a rest day.

Admission to the playing hall in Cafe Batavia is free.
The cafe is located opposite the Amsterdam Central Station.

The Batavia Chess Tournament is a 10-player all-play-all event. The rate of play is 40 moves in 90 minutes plus 30 minutes for all remaining moves with 30 seconds per move added from the start.
The games are FIDE rated and gives players the opportunity to earn grandmaster and international master norms.

Participants
1. GM Ivan Sokolov 2567
2. GM Alexandr Fier (BRA) 2544
3. GM Friso Nijboer 2510
4. IM Miguel Santos Ruiz (SPA) 2505
5. IM Robby Kevlishvili 2469
6. IM Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) 2459
7. IM Anna Zatonskih (USA) 2447
8. IM Thomas Beerdsen 2445
9. FM Liam Vrolijk 2427
10. IM Manuel Bosboom 2403

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish

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Alexander Donchenko is the winner in Northumbria Masters

Chessdom - 10 hours 18 min ago

Northumbria Masters was held in Newcactle from 14 to 18 February.
The winner is GM Alexander Donchenko with 7 points out of 9, followed by GM Jakhongir Vakhidov with 6,5 points and GM Daniel Gormally with 6 points.
It was not clear until the last round, where Donchenko had to win against FM Berry Neil to secure a clear first place.

replay the games here

final standings Northumbria Masters

1 Donchenko Alexander 7
2 Vakhidov Jakhongir 6,5
3 Gormally Daniel W 6
Percivaldi Martin 6
Haria Ravi 6
Raetsky Alexander 6
7 Plat Vojtech 5,5
Greet Andrew N 5,5
Nasuta Grzegorz 5,5
Eggleston David J 5,5
Macklin Paul 5,5
Berry Neil 5,5
Kanakova Natalie 5,5
14 Hebden Mark L 5
Merry Alan B 5
Hunt Adam C 5
Lalic Bogdan 5
Gourlay Iain 5
Welling Gerard 5
Longson Alexander 5
Pritchett Craig W 5
Abdulla Murad 5
23 Tan Justin 4,5
Derakhshani Borna 4,5
Muir Andrew J 4,5
Storey Charles H 4,5
Britton Richard L 4,5
Townsend M Paul 4,5
Tavoularis Nicholas 4,5
Kalaiyalahan Akshaya 4,5
31 Bukojemski Adam 4
House Glenn L 4
Asenov Pavel 4
Player Edmund C 4
Gayson Peter M 4
Longson Sarah N 4
White Stuart A 4
Dalton Joseph 4
Izod Chris 4
40 Moreby James E 3,5
Dunn Alan 3,5
Kane Robert 3,5
Zhang Zheming 3,5
44 Han Yichen 3
Turner Max N 3
Nandi Robin J 3
Garrett Peter A 3
48 Spanton Tim R 2,5
49 Younger Mark 2
50 Valks Henny 1
51 Walshaw David 0,5
52 SKELSEY Stuart 0

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Interview with Alexandr Fier

Chessdom - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:29

GM Alexandr Fier

GM Alexandr Fier is a man on fire at the moment, after winning the Brazilian Championship 2018. He took a moment from his time to speak with Chessdom’s editor GM Marian Petrov. A conversation with the Brazilian champion by the Bulgarian champion.

Marian Petrov Alex, first I want to congratulate for winning Brazilian title!
Can you tell us your impressions of the Brazilian championship, how was the competition?

Alexandr Fier The Brazilian Championship is always a hard tournament, and now they changed the format from Round Robin to KO, which makes it much more intense. I finished second place in my last two tries, so I am really happy to win the title.

MP Many people were hoping to see you in the final against the legend Mecking, what do you think about his performance?

AF I was not expecting Mecking to reach the finals at all, and I was even surprised he managed to reach the semifinals. It was clear that he was out of shape and struggling from the first round already. Mekhitarian for me was favourite in their match and won without much problems.

MP You have played recently a few tournaments in Brazil, are you happy
from your performance and is it better for you when you play in your
own country or you prefer to play abroad?

AF I played 3 tournaments in Brazil during this trip: Floripa Open, that is a big open with about 400 players, the championship of the Paraná province and the Brazilian Championship. They made a big effort to bring me during this year and also the last one and I’m really happy because not only I have good tournaments to play, but also I can see my parents and many friends. Since I live now in Georgia, it’s a good opportunity.

About my results, I can say that it exceed my most optimistic predictions! I shared first in the Floripa Open (second on tie-brake), first place in Paraná championship, and first in the Brazilian Championship, I played 27 games in this month and managed to win 37 elo points! A big step to come back to 2600.

MP How many hours per day you work on chess

AF My routine depends a lot if I’m playing tournaments or not. If I’m travelling I try to prepare a bit for the games and relax most of the time. Since I play many tournaments with double rounds, there is not much time to do anything else. When I’m at home I try to study more, but I don’t have an exact number of hours, it can be anything from 1 to 6, let’s say.

MP Computer chess is very important in nowadays preparation. Currently the championship of the best engines TCEC (Top Chess Engines Championship is going on. Do you follow the games?

AF I check some games from TCEC from time to time, and I think there are very interesting games.
Computers are a big part of a chess player professional life, and I don’t think there is any GM that are still only working with books. The engines make a bigger impact on the openings, making some lines not playable anymore. Some people complain about it, but I believe that for any line that the computer refutes, he can create 3 more variations that were not considered before as well.

MP What are your future tournaments and are you going to play in the
Olympiad?

AF I have two strong closed tournaments now, first I’m going to Amsterdam to play a GM norm tournament with about 2475 average, and after I go to Saint Louis to play a tournament with 9 GMs and a 2500 IM. March and April are slower months, and since I lowered my rating I could not get conditions in some tournaments I would like to play. The Olympiad is definitely on the agenda, the Brazilian team will be decided on first of May, so many players have the same ambition as me. Hope it will be ok! Hopefully I can convince some friends to come to Tbilisi before the tournament.

MP -We will follow soon the Brazil women championship, can you tell us your expectation about it?

AF Sure, I’m going to follow the Women Championship, I know most of the players and I’m curious to check how they are doing. I think most of the players are still improving so many surprises can happen.

MP Who do you think will win the Candidates Chess 2018?

AF I have absolutely no idea about who is going to win, but I will be happy to grab some popcorn and see them fight each other!

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5th International Karun Cup

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:42

5th International Karun Cup is held from 17 to 24 February in Ahvaz-Golestan. The tournament is divided in 3 sections.
The top seeded players are GM Amonatov Farrukh, GM Korneev Oleg etc …

starting list

1 GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2624
2 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2554
3 GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2533
4 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2525
5 GM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2525
6 GM Mosadeghpour Masoud IRI 2518
7 GM Matinian Nikita RUS 2504
8 GM Darini Pouria IRI 2492
9 GM Lorparizangeneh Shahin IRI 2484
10 IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil IRI 2480
11 IM Tahbaz Arash IRI 2456
12 IM Gusain Himal IND 2447
13 GM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2436
14 GM Vahidov Tair UZB 2421
15 GM Harutjunyan Gevorg ARM 2407
16 GM Abbasifar Hasan IRI 2405
17 GM Petrosian Davit G. ARM 2401
18 IM Khodashenas Mersad IRI 2397
19 IM Sibashvili Giorgi GEO 2396
20 IM Cech Pavel CZE 2367
21 FM Hosseinipour Mehdi IRI 2339
22 FM Fendereski Nima IRI 2314
23 FM Rastbod Ali IRI 2305
24 Nadimifar Adnan IRI 2286
25 Khatibi Meysam IRI 2276
26 IM Al-Ali Hussein Ali Hussein IRQ 2269
27 Vakhidov Daler UZB 2265
28 FM Asgari Morteza IRI 2237
29 Khalesi Vahid IRI 2216
30 FM Sedaghati Mehrdad IRI 2215
31 Hamidi Amir Mohammad IRI 2190
32 WIM Alinasab Mobina IRI 2186
33 Banirashid Saeid IRI 2177
34 Asbahi Mohammad IRI 2163
35 Mousavi Sayed Milad IRI 2162
36 IM Meftahi Houssem TUN 2140
37 Babaniya Benyamin IRI 2112
38 Azadi Amirmohammad IRI 2111
39 Poormosavi Seyed Kian IRI 2111
40 Deljou Mohammad IRI 2105
41 Mojaverian Hossein IRI 2101
42 Moosivand Siamak IRI 2070
43 Moghadam Alireza IRI 2031
44 Baneshi Mahan IRI 2016
45 WFM Asadi Motahare IRI 2013
46 Khademi Mahdi IRI 1979
47 WCM Sebt Rasoul Seyede Setare IRI 1939
48 Karra Siavash IRI 1889
49 Alipoor Shahraki Abolfazl IRI 1853
50 Jahanbakhshi Arman IRI 1841
51 Mosleh Rashtabadi Hamzeh IRI 1825

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Azerbaijan Women’s Championship 2018 live

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:01

The Azerbaijan Women’s Championship is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in ACF in Baku from 18-26 February, 2018. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Top seeded is WGM Ulviyya Fataliyeva.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

more live chess Northumbria Chess Masters/ Vardaris 2018

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IM Jadranko Plenca is the winner in 7. Internationales Villach Open 2018

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:31

7. Internationales Villach Open 2018 was held from 10 to 17 February in Vilach.
101 players took part in the tournament.
The winner is IM Jadranko Plenca with 7.5 out of 9, followed by IM Gal Drnovsek, GM Rui Gao with 7 points.

full standings

1 IM Plenca Jadranko 7,5
2 IM Drnovsek Gal 7
3 GM Gao Rui 7
4 IM Mazi Leon 7
5 IM Kumsiashvili Nikoloz 7
6 GM Smith Bryan 6,5
7 IM Wang Yiye 6,5
8 Heindl Matthias 6,5
9 WGM Ni Shiqun 6
10 GM Okhotnik Vladimir 6
11 Nehyba Martin 6
12 Vorisek Jakub 6
13 Hafner Robert 6
14 IM Molnar Bela 5,5
15 WFM Rozman Monika 5,5
AGM Siddharth Jagadeesh 5,5
17 Szotkowski Jakub 5,5
18 Hegedus Dominik 5,5
19 Hegedus Luca 5,5
20 Navaratnam Rohan Shan Tze 5,5
21 Tomas Ante 5,5
22 Emberger Dietmar 5,5
23 Frank Emanuel 5,5
24 Pater Peter 5,5
25 Neubauer Herbert 5,5
26 Szotkowski David 5,5
27 Grundhammer Gerhard 5,5
28 Andersen Jens Knud Dipl.-Mat 5
29 Mk Danner Lambert 5
30 Frank Paul Dr.Di 5
31 Saxer Bernhard 5
32 CM Bauer Thomas 5
33 Lederer Peter Jun. 5
34 Mörwald Miriam 5
35 Vicze Kata 5
36 Granabetter Josef Mag. 4,5
37 Lukacs Anna 4,5
38 AIM Jagadeesh Balakrishnan 4,5
39 Hanisch Jörg 4,5
40 Pantovic Dragan M 4,5
41 Logar Metod 4,5
42 Ploessnig Michael 4,5
43 Gulacsi Donat Ferenc 4,5
44 Injac Petar 4,5
45 Oberbichler Robert 4,5
46 Kuss Erich 4,5
47 Frey Armin 4,5
48 Hochsteiner Simon 4,5
49 Navaratnam Ishaan Quan Tze 4,5
50 Loibl Johann 4,5
51 Jaeger Manfred 4,5
52 Dangl Christian 4,5
53 D Incecco Stefano Dr. 4,5
54 Lach Johann 4,5
55 Bachlechner Julian 4
56 MK Smole Albert 4
57 Bilku Andras 4
58 Tscharnuter Noah 4
59 Borstar Dusan 4
60 Schaffner Louie 4
61 Mörwald Magdalena 4
62 Zielinski Olgierd 4
63 Peierl Walter 4
64 Gallob Josef Sen. 4
65 Muri Emil 4
66 Melcher Jakob 4
67 Boaretto Enrico 3,5
68 Pirkowitsch Franz 3,5
69 Putzi Albert 3,5
70 Ramsbacher David 3,5
71 Sand Egon 3,5
72 Orsario Wolfgang 3,5
73 Wenski Wolfgang 3,5
74 Stiegler Helmut 3,5
75 Spanz Robert 3,5
76 Vicze Zsofia 3,5
77 Buri Petra 3,5
78 Kellner Nikolaus 3,5
79 Sternig Helmut 3,5
80 Troyke Jannis 3
81 Mao Yingzhou 3
82 Liotta Marcel 3
83 Guzikowski Pawel 3
84 Regar Herbert 3
85 Hartoonian Vartkez 3
86 Buri Kata 3
87 Mohr Adolf 3
88 Scharler Walter 2,5
89 Szotkowski Jozef 2,5
90 Wukoutz Günter 2,5
91 Gallob Alois 2,5
92 Baronbeck Johann 2,5
93 Lederer Markus 2
94 Breu Alfons 2
95 Helsen Roger 2
96 Mulaj Jakup 1,5
97 Budin Richard 1
98 Nowakowski Paul 1
99 Leitner Christian 0
100 Lippitsch Sandro 0
101 Chen Kevin 0

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78th Noteboom Tournament

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:52

The 78th Noteboom Tournament is a 6-round Swiss tournament taking place from 16-18 February 2018 in Oegstgeest, Netherlands. Players receive 100 minutes for the entire game, plus a 10-second increment starting from move one. Tournament is divided in 3 sections. Top seeded players are GM Benjamin Bok, GM Predrag Nikolic etc…

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:36

The players for this years GRENKE Chess Classic were revealed. The tournament will be held from 31 March-09 April, 2018.

Venue: Schwarzwaldhallte Karlsruhe (Round 1 to 3), Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden (Round 4 to 9)

Time control: 100 min/40 moves + 50 min/20 moves + 15 min/rest of the game with a 30 sec increment from move 1

Draws: No draw offers before move 40

Tiebreakers: 1. Number of wins, 2. Number of wins with Black, 3. Head-to-head score

In case of a tie for first place: 2 games with 10 min + 2 sec a move; then if needed 2 games with 5 min + 2 sec a move; finally a game with 6 min for White and 5 min for Black (in case of a draw Black wins)

It will be very strong tournament once again.

The list is topped by the World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen. The other players are GM Levon Aronian, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Nikita Vitiugov, GM Arkadij Naiditsch, GM Hou Yifan, GM Georg Meier, GM Matthias Bluebaum.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

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GM Round robin Third Saturday 66 – Novi Sad

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:25

GM Third Saturday 66 was held from 11 to 16 February in Novi Sad.
It was 10 players round-robin.
The winner was IM Kaiqi Yang with 7 out of 9, who also made GM norm, followed by IM Zoran Runic with 6 points and IM Milos Stankovic with 5,5 points .
The B tournament was won by GM Miodrag Savic with 9 out of 9.

1 IM Yang Kaiqi 7
2 IM Runic Zoran 6
3 IM Stankovic Milos 5,5
4 FM Srinath Rao S.V. 4,5
5 GM Drazic Sinisa 4,5
6 IM Chakravarthi Reddy M 4
7 GM Markovic Miroslav 4
8 GM Abramovic Bosko 3,5
9 FM Gajic Mladen 3,5
10 Daneshvar Bardiya 2,5

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25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:43

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honor of inviting the players to take part in a distinguished chess annual event, which consists of numerous FIDE registered tournaments. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE from 6th until 16rd of August, 2018.

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the festival under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sport Council.

1 Masters Tournament:
Open to all Fide-rated players with standard rating of 2100 ELO and above “Exception Abu Dhabi chess players” (as of 1st Jul 2018,). Tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each. 30-minute tolerance will be applied. The organizing committee shall provide free accommodation in a five stars’ hotel for players rated 2600+ and women with standard Elo of 2400+ (prior approval from the committee is needed in order to guarantee the accommodation. Only for limited players who register first). FIDE ID is required. Entry Fees AED 073 (US$ 033). GM, IM with standard Elo Above 2400 and WGM are exempted from entry and registration Fees.

2 Open Tournament:
Open for players rated 2100 ELO and below (as of 1st Jul 2017,). The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each move. 30-minute tolerance will be applied.
FIDE ID is required. Entry fees AED 033 (US$ 03). IM’s & GM’s are exempted from this condition.

3 Juniors Tournament (under 16 years):
Open for players born in 2002 or later. The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 70 min for each player for the whole game. 30-minute tolerance will be applied.
FIDE ID is required. Entry fees AED 100 (US$ 27). IM’s & GM’s are exempted from this condition
*Only rated junior players are eligible to play in two tournaments (open and juniors tournament).
Exception Abu Dhabi Chess players if the committee accepted.

4 Blitz tournament:
Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment. Entry fees AED 100 (US$ 27). GM, IM with standard Ello Above 2400 and WGM are exempted.

5 Simultaneous exhibition:
Held by a renowned international GM. Free Registration.

6 Homeland protector’s tournament:
Open to members of military and police and national service. Swiss system, 7 rounds, 15 min. If there are 10 or less teams participating, the tournament will be a round robin. Free Registration.

7 Family Team Tournament:
Swiss system, 7 rounds, 15 min. Open to teams of 2 players (player + one of the parents). If there are 10 or less teams participating, the tournament will be a round robin. Free Registration.

The total prize fund is $61,000, with $13,000 reserved for the winner of the Masters tournament.

Special prizes:
1. Simultaneous exhibition winners.
2. Best UAE player in Masters Tournament
3. Best UAE Player in Open Tournament
4. Best UAE Female Player in Open Tournament
5. Best UAE player in Juniors Tournament
6. Best UAE female player in Junior’s Tournament
7. Best player of the Abu Dhabi Chess Club in each category (U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16)
8. Best female player of the Abu Dhabi Chess Club in each category (U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16)

For further information, please contact Mr. Zuhair Ahmad, general coordinator of the festival on phone number: (+971506113117) or email: [email protected] or you can visit the website www.adchessfestival.

Abu Dhabi Chess Club website www.abudhabichess.com

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57th Brazilian Women’s Chess Championship live

Chessdom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:31

The Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX) and the Rio de Janeiro Chess Federation (FEXERJ) are organising the 57th Brazilian Women’s Chess Championship from 17-23 February 2018 at Guanabara Club, Rio de Janeiro. The tournament is a 10-player round-robin in which each player has 90 minutes for all moves, with a 30-second per move increment from move one.

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

more live chess Northumbria Chess Masters/ Vardaris 2018

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32nd Chess Open Cannes

Chessdom - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:36

32nd International chess open Pierre & Vacances will be held from 19 to 25 February in Cannes.
The open will be divided in 3 sections .
A tournament for players rated 2200 and more.
Tournament B for 2100 players and less. Players ranked between 2100 and 2200 can choose between the tournament A and B.
Tournament C 1600 players and less. Players ranked between 1600 and 1700 can choose between tournament B or C.
14 GMs and 22 IMs are expected in the tournament. The top seeded players are GM ViorelJordachescu, GM Maxime Lagarde, GM Artur Neiksans, GM Jinshi Bai etc…

Live game with analysis will be provided daily on Chessdom by the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

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The First Metal World Chess Championship

Chessdom - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:11

Rasht

The First Metal World Chess Championship (Fereydoon Ezzati) 2018 was held in Guilan,Rasht Iran.
It was a blitz tournament with 5 minutes for game with 3 seconds increment from move 1.
226 players took part in the tournament.
The winner was IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil with 8,5 out of 9, followed by Khoshkalam Seyed Mehrab 8,5 and IM Tahbaz Arash with 8 points.

full standings here

1 IM Mousavi Seyed Khalil
2 Khoshkalam Seyed Mehrab
3 IM Tahbaz Arash
4 Khadem Erfani Sobhan
5 FM Daghli Arash
6 Azadbakhsh Farshid
7 Nazari Arad
8 Faghirnavaz Ali
9 Jahedi Mani
10 Ramezani Mahan
11 Torkamannejad Javad
12 FM Rastbod Ali
13 FM Moradi Behrooz
14 Barbari Abbas
15 Shams Moein
16 Nikfetrat Hasan
17 Barzigar Behrang
18 Eghdam Pouria
19 Zabihi Siamak
20 Nikfetrat Hamed
21 Pourreza Ardalan
22 Vaghar Mohsen
23 Geramipoor Amin
24 Kheyrkhah Bahram
25 Taslimi Borsa
26 Atakhan Abtin
27 Kanani Ali
28 Azizkhani Nima
29 Akhasteh Abbas
30 Mobarak Nezhad Alireza
31 Amini Mohammad
32 Ghanbari Ali
33 Abedian Saeid
34 Astineh Mehran
35 Pourbidadian Hojjat
36 Baghipour Alborz
37 Jamalzadeh Morteza
38 Kanani Anoosh
39 Sadeghi Amir
40 Pourgol Moein
41 Abedzadeh Rasool
42 Edalati Behrooz
43 Chehrehsa Farhan
44 Karami Mohsen
45 Hasanpour Sajad
46 Ghanbari Emad
47 Babaniya Benyamin
48 Masoumi Mohammad
49 Moosapour Rastin
50 Ramzanimehr Hosein
51 Eskandari Mohammad Hassan
52 Masoumi Sahar
53 Nadernia Nikta
54 Asadi Atabak
55 Pourvajed Mokhtar
56 Mirshafiei Reza
57 Hosseini Rahim
58 Soudmand Sayed Mohsen
59 Akhoondzadeh Mehdi
60 Golshannejad Sepehr
61 Behzad Nazif Parva
62 Niksefat Mohammadhassan
63 Pourgol Arman
64 Ebrahimi Navid
65 Rahmat Pour Armin
66 Khoshkalam Seyed Mahan
67 Almasi Hasan
68 Biriya Mohammadamin
69 Khanipour Abolfazl
70 WCM Ghomi Parnian
71 Pourjafar Sadegh
72 Nezamzadeh Mahyar
73 Jafari Parsa
74 Paktinat Zhina
75 Ghasemi Haji Ramtin
76 Oskouev A.
77 Bagheri Mahan
78 Yazdani Hossein
79 Mahboubi Mahziar
80 Molaei Arian
81 Farmani Anuoshe Ariyan
82 Abolhasanpour Mohammad Rasoul
83 Shahsanam Alireza
84 Norouzi Chenari Parham
85 Norouzi Chenari Parsa
86 Nadernia Niki
87 Biriya Yadollah
88 Alipour Behzad
89 Golshannezhad Pooya
90 Fallah Alipour Yousef
91 Fallah Mojtaba
92 Rezaeipour Sina
93 Khoshrou Mohammad
94 Jafari Amirhossein
95 Darbandi Ebrahim
96 Zahedi Iraj
97 Koochakzad Afshin
98 Parsaei Moharam Ali
99 Nikkhou Hasan
100 Alipour Mohammadreza
101 Karami Mahan
102 Safari Parham
103 Navid Sepehr
104 Evaz Pour Amirreza
105 Hamzeh Javaran Kasra
106 Pourramezan Chafjiri Parsa
107 Niazi Arash
108 Sadeghi Moosa
109 Mohammadi Gholam Hossein
110 Yazdani Ava
111 Pourmohammadalzadeh Siamak
112 Rafigh Shervin
113 Nezamdoust Amir Mohammad
114 Hamzeh Javaran Koosar
115 Yazdani Mohammadhosein
116 Yousefi Manoochehr
117 Khalilzadeh Moghadam Navid
118 Pourjafari Abbas
119 Mirzayi Masoud
120 Nejatifar Nima
121 Poursoleimani Masoud
122 Nezamdoust Amirmahdi
123 Askari Hani
124 Haghi Sefat Rasool
125 Mobaraki Sajjad
126 Azarbarzin Amir Reza
127 Honarparast Mohammad
128 Partovi Mohammadhosein
129 Farjood Fereydoon
130 Mirzaei Mohammad Soroush
131 Biniaz Pezhman
132 Khavari Sareh
133 Fakhar Hossein
134 Danesharaste Arvin
135 Yadegar Radin
136 Bahari Rad Alireza
137 Nikouei Hamidreza
138 Alijani Meghdad
139 Rajabnejad Amirali
140 Ahmadi Rad Navid
141 Yeganegi Barad
142 Kazemi Hamed
143 Meknatjou Ashkan
144 Vahabzadeh Rouzbeh
145 Mirmoosavi Dornaz Sadat
146 Khoshniat Kamyab
147 Sadeghi Shayan
148 Partovi Arta
149 Asadi Mohammadreza
150 Mohammadzadeh Sepehr
151 Keshavarzeskandari Sam
152 Azizi Yasin
153 Naderi Arad
154 Hosseinzadeh Mohammad
155 Baghaei Mehrad
156 Motaghi Rastin
157 Mohammadi Mohammad Sadegh
158 Masoumi Sahel
159 Bolandakhtar Ata
160 Sejdeh Amirsam
161 Ramzanimehr Alireza
162 Shabani Shahrokh
163 Khomeyrani Hossein
164 Marzoughi Mohammadsadegh
165 Khodadad Mohammadreza
166 Imani Adrina
167 Sadoogh Zahra
168 Rostamnezhad Majid
169 Moradpour Artin
170 Kiabi Danyal
171 Yazdani Alireza
172 Ebrahimi Rashti Asal
173 Pourakbari Taha
174 Nikzadeh Mohammad
175 Hajiaghaei Sara
176 Hoseini Karen
177 Effati Alireza
178 Hami Arshida
179 Jahani Mohammadrastin
180 Hosein Ghlami Ataollah
181 Karimi Mohammadmahdi
182 Hanafi Mehrsa
183 Khoshhal Mahan
184 Montakhab Kian
185 Rezazadeh Elnaz
186 Norouzian Danial
187 Rajabioon Mohammad Hosein
188 Golali Zadeh Radin
189 Khanjani Rastin
190 Shamsi Amir Mahdi
191 Feraghat Mani
192 Seyfizadeh Sattar
193 Loghmani Mahan
194 Ramezani Sorosh
195 Abdzadeh Artin
196 Ghanbari Mohammad
197 Ataei Hooman
198 Alizadeh Moghadam Mehdi
199 Sadeh Seighalani Yasna
200 Abdzadeh Aryan
201 Gholamipour Amir Hosein
202 Mousavi Seyed Reza
203 Sadeghi Soudabeh
204 Norouzian Benyamin
205 Vatandoost Farhad
206 Montazeri Mohammad Taghi
207 Eshaghzadeh Mohammad Reza
208 Tavoosi Rad Ramtin
209 Mousavi Meghdad
210 Zamani Mobina
211 Sadeghi Lida
212 Hoseini Seyed Hadi
213 Daryari Reza
214 Gharib Fatemeh
215 Ramzanpanah Amirsam
216 Omidi Arya
217 Kamali Nima
218 Moghadam Alireza
219 Yousefian Ali
220 Naghdi Amir
221 Moulaei Pouyan
222 Jamshideyni Arash
223 GM Toufighi Homayoon
IM Mousavian Seyed Hamed
Amjad Yazdandoust Mohammadreza
Zarbini Khashayar

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Mikhail Tal Memorial – Qualification

Chessdom - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:06

The 2018 Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 1-5th March at the Central Chess Club in Moscow.

The qualification tournament with reigning European champion Maxim Matlakov, Daniil Dubov, Grigoriy Oparin and Andrey Esipenko is scheduled for 18th February at the same venue.

The playing format will be double round robin with rapid time control 15′+10”. The winner qualifies for the main event, of which the details will be announced soon.

GM Sergei Shipov will provide live online commentary.

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Borko Lajthajm is the winner in Sretenje 2018 Borča

Chessdom - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:06

9th Weekend Tournament Borča was held on 15th February in Beograd.
It was 7 rounds with time control 15 minutes each. It was organized from chess club Borca and Serbian chess federation.
It proved how popular in chess in Serbia.
167 players took part in the tournament.
The winner is GM Borko Lajthajm with 6,5 points, followed by six players with 6 points, second was David Sarenac and third GM Miroslav Tosic

final standings

1 GM Lajthajm Borko 6,5
2 Sarenac David 6
3 GM Tosic Miroslav 6
4 IM Nenezic Marko 6
5 IM Radlovacki Jovan 6
6 IM Nestorovic Dejan 6
7 FM Blesic Vaso 6
8 Vasiljevic Milan 5,5
9 FM Dimic Pavle 5,5
10 FM Milosevic Milos 5,5
11 IM Arsovic Zoran 5,5
12 FM Martic Ivan 5
13 Tadic Stefan 5
14 Skaric Djuro 5
15 Lazic Ljubisa 5
16 FM Orlov Konstantin 5
17 Draskovic Davor 5
18 Tasev Dejan 5
19 Nikolic Radisa S 5
20 IM Cetkovic Miodrag 5
21 IM Sekulic Dusan 5
22 FM Ivanovic Nikola 5
23 Bilbija Zoran 5
24 Dunjic Dragan 5
25 Milanovic Marko 5
26 IM Todorovic Goran N 5
27 Zivkovic Momcilo 5
28 Dimitrijevic Vuk 4,5
29 Matic Petar 4,5
30 Zivanovic Blagoje 4,5
31 Krstic Milos 4,5
32 Rakic Miodrag 4,5
33 FM Trifunovic Miroljub 4,5
34 FM Mikicic Dusan 4,5
35 WFM Maksimovic Masa 4,5
36 Citakovic Drasko 4,5
37 Dragic Dragan 4,5
38 Nikolic Dejan 4,5
39 Jovicic Dragomir 4,5
40 Vreljanski Dragomir 4,5
41 Jevtic Miroljub 4,5
42 Martinovic Veljko 4,5
43 Pastar Slaven 4
44 FM Kostic Branimir 4
45 FM Rajkovic Ljubisa 4
46 Damjanovic Vuk 4
47 FM Nikolic Milos 4
48 FM Kostic Milutin B 4
49 Petrovic Miodrag R 4
50 Stefanovic Ognjen 4
51 Banjovic Sasa 4
Mitic Miroslav 4
53 Lazarevic Zoran V 4
54 Delic Brano 4
55 Peovic Milos 4
56 Gavric Gazimir 4
57 FM Markovic Vojislav 4
58 Janjic Jugoslav 4
59 WFM Nestorovic Irena 4
60 Ivanovic Marko 4
61 FM Radenkovic Dragan 4
62 Mrdak Milomir 4
63 Tasic Zoran T 4
64 Radovanovic Srecko 4
65 Stevanovic Slavoljub 4
66 Jankovic Ljubisa 4
67 Grcic Vukasin 3,5
68 Milicevic Aleksa 3,5
69 WIM Miladinovic Lena 3,5
70 Srdanovic Jovana 3,5
71 Jokic Miodrag 3,5
72 Karakasevic Zarko 3,5
73 Ilic Aleksandar R 3,5
74 FM Kostic Vladimir V 3,5
75 Mikluc Davorin 3,5
76 Zdravkovic Dragan S 3,5
77 Stefanovic Milan 3,5
78 Petrovic Milan M 3,5
79 Trifunovic Predrag 3,5
80 Nestorovic Katarina 3,5
81 Andjelkovic Milorad 3,5
82 Nikolic Ljubinko 3,5
83 Bobusic Milan 3,5
84 Marjanovic Rastko 3,5
85 Tesic Milos 3,5
86 Marjanovic Ilija 3,5
87 Radulov Nevena 3,5
88 Jovanovic Aleksandar Dr 3,5
89 Petrovic Aleksa 3,5
90 Ristic Luka 3
91 Turan Mihal 3
92 Protic Dusan 3
93 Zlatkovic Mile 3
94 Marinkov Svetislav 3
95 Rakic Dejan 3
96 Radojicic Aleksandar M 3
97 Bilic Marijana 3
98 Gavrilovic Radenko 3
99 Todorovic Sasa 3
100 Jovanovic Nebojsa M 3
101 Nikolic Aleksandar 3
102 Mutavdzic Milos 3
103 Savanovic Zeljko 3
104 Mustajbasic Dino 3
105 Ristic Ilija 3
106 Jankovic Igor 3
107 Velickovic Jelena 3
108 Ristic Mladjana 3
109 Mijuskovic Mateja 3
110 Milovanovic Darko V 3
111 Kisic Dusan 3
112 Velickovic Dusan Z 3
113 Pavicevic Jovan R 3
114 Ilic Ratko D 3
115 Savic Dunja 3
116 Ognjanovic Ratomir 3
117 Kisic Jovan 2,5
118 Bilic Milanko 2,5
119 Davidovic Milorad 2,5
120 Kanacki Vuk 2,5
121 Lalic Mile 2,5
122 Pavicevic Jovana 2,5
123 Denic Hana 2,5
124 Djordjevic Nevena 2,5
125 Protic Marija 2,5
126 Milosavljevic Teodor 2,5
127 Nikolic Mladen 2,5
128 Velickovic Zoran K 2,5
129 Bjelica Danilo 2,5
130 Djordjevic Bozidar 2
131 Jandric Ljubisa 2
132 Petrov Vancho 2
133 Karic Damir 2
134 Zivanovic Stefan 2
135 Vuksanovic Djordjije 2
136 Mladenovic Masa 2
137 Popovic Nevena 2
138 Crevar Stefan 2
139 Fordjarini Marko 2
140 Petrovic Radomir 2
141 Maric Zlatko 2
142 Savanovic Dimtirije 2
143 Jovanovski Sara 2
144 Jovanovic Gorana 2
145 Ugrcic Zoran 1,5
146 Milosavljevic Dragoljub 1,5
147 Kostic Tamara 1,5
148 Petrovic Mateja 1,5
149 Filipovic Slobodan Lj 1
150 Papic Stanimir 1
151 Petrovic Radenko 1
152 Vukajlovic Vuk 1
153 Grubisic Zoran 1
154 Jovanovic Jelena 1
155 Stetin Vasilije 1
156 Stankovic Goran LJ 1
157 Raskovic Djordje 1
158 Raskovic Ilija 1
159 Gvozdenovic Milos 0,5
160 Krndija Milos 0,5
161 Dimitrijevic Mihajlo A 0,5
162 Djilas Anjin 0,5
163 IM Ostojic Nikola 0
164 WIM Djukic Sandra 0
Mitrovic Vojin 0
166 Poleksic Dusan 0
167 Radojevic Sasa Z 0

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Russian Team Chess Championships 2018

Chessdom - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:08

The Russian Team Championships in classical chess among men, women, seniors, youth (boys and girls under 15), boys (under 11), and girls (under 11) are scheduled to take place from April 30 – May 11, 2018, in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi.

All events are 9-round Swiss with one rest day.

Team composition: 6 boards, 2 reserves in men’s Premier League; 4 boards, 1 reserve in men’s Higher League; 4 boards, 1 reserve in women’s tournament; 4 boards, 2 reserves in the senior event; 4 boards, 1 reserve in the youth and children’s events; .

Prize fund of the Premier League – 1,000,000 roubles. Prize fund of the Higher league – 400,000 roubles. Prize fund of the women’s championship – 600,000 roubles, of the senior championship – 200,000 roubles, of each youth and children’s championship – 150,000 roubles.

The winner and the runner-up of the Higher League promote to the Premier League 2019.

Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina

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European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018

Chessdom - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:48

European Chess Union (ECU) and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU to participate in the 18th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship which will be held from 31st July to 5th August 2018 in the city of Oradea, Romania.

The 18th European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championships are open to all players from European Chess Federations. Each ECU member federation can register an unlimited number of players that meet the age requirements of respective sections.

The entry form should be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship before the registration deadline – 4th June 2018.

The playing venue of the events will be Continental Hotel, one of the official hotels of the event, together with Ramada Hotel and Impero Hotel. All the players and any kind of accompanying persons are invited to stay in the official hotels of the Championship.

The event consist of 4 separate competitions:

(1) INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – RAPID

– 9 rounds according to the Swiss System, 15 minutes + 10 sec per player

– Categories: boys and girls U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

(2) TEAM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – RAPID

– Two categories: U12 and U18

– Teams are composed of 4 players of the same federation

– 7 rounds played according to the Swiss System, 10 minutes + 5 sec per player

(3) INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – BLITZ

– Three categories: under 10, under 14 and under 18, separately for boys and girls

– 9 rounds played according to the Swiss System, 3 minutes + 2 sec per player

(4) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN SOLVING CHESS PROBLEMS  

– Three categories: U10, U14 and U18, separately for boys and girls

If some of the categories lack the needed number of participants, the organizer has the right to merge two categories or change the competition system.

Top 3 ranked players of each category will be awarded with cups and medals, together with special chess prizes and gifts.

The event will be played according to the ECU Tournament regulations published on 1st of January 2018, which includes Anti-Cheating rules.

Besides the chess activities, ECU and FIDE seminars for trainers and for chess in schools will be organized during the championship.

Official Website of the Championship

Official regulations of the European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championships 2018 can be downloaded bellow or here.

Official Regulations European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2018

Contact Information:
Tournament office
e-mail: [email protected]

Tournament Director:
IO Elena Cristian +40 723 309 101

Romanian Chess Federation/Constantin Ionescu, General Secretary:
[email protected]

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