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World Senior Chess Championship 2010

26th October to 6th November in Arco – Trentino, Italy

The 20th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship is taking place from 26th October to 6th November 2010 in Arco – Trentino, Italy, under management of FIDE, Fsi, Cristina Pernici Rigo and the town of Arco. All male players must have reached their 60th Birthday by 1.1.2010 and all female players must have reached their 50th Birthday by 1.1.2010.

The Championship will be played over 11 rounds (9 rounds in Women ch) of the Swiss System. The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one (FIDE rules 2006).

The defending champion GM Nona Gaprindashvili defeated her compatriot and reigning European champion WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili in round six, catching up on the shared first place. WGM Elena Fatalibekova is also there after a victory against WIM Tatyana Fomina.

The earlier sole leader of the World Senior Chess Championship Open, GM Anatoly Vaisser, drew in round eight, and allowed a large group of players to join him on the top position with 6.5 points each.

SRB ch Dusan Rajkovic

GM Dusan Rajkovic

World Senior Chess Championship 2010 Women, round six standings:

1 GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2363 4.5

2 WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2162 4.5

3 WGM Fatalibekova Elena RUS 2270 4.5

4 WIM Fomina Tatyana EST 2256 4

5 WFM Miednikova Swietlana RUS 2146 4

6 WFM Khropova Larisa RUS 2037 4

7 WIM Mira Helene AUT 2133 3.5

8 WIM Borisova Borislava SWE 2096 3.5

9 WFM Shushpanova Nina RUS 1993 3

10 Abdikasova Panu KAZ 2010 3

11 Tsygankova Enni UZB 0 3

12 Blagonadezhnaya Ideya RUS 1958 3

13 Savinova Yulia RUS 1820 3

14 Volskaya Vera RUS 1948 3

15 Chireykina Natalia RUS 1799 3

16 WFM Komysheva Margarita RUS 2084 2.5

17 WFM Smith Vivian J NZL 1827 2.5

18 Centofante Maria Rosa ITA 1619 2.5

19 Patton Renata ITA 0 2

20 Benova Zita SVK 1750 1.5

21 Di Cicco Daniela ITA 1539 1.5

World Senior Chess Championship 2010 Open, round eight standings:

1 GM Vaisser Anatoly FRA 2507 6.5

2 GM Rajkovic Dusan SRB 2443 6.5

3 GM Jansa Vlastimil CZE 2499 6.5

4 GM Tseshkovsky Vitaly RUS 2564 6.5

5 GM Suba Mihai ROU 2464 6.5

6 IM Shvedchikov Anatoli I RUS 2421 6.5

7 GM Dydyshko Viacheslav BLR 2547 6

8 GM Timoscenko Gennadij SVK 2499 6

9 IM Rukavina Josip CRO 2423 6

10 IM Filipenko Alexander V RUS 2327 6

11 GM Farago Ivan HUN 2420 6

12 Gutkin Boris ISR 2275 6

13 GM Ermenkov Evgenij PLE 2442 5.5

14 GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2466 5.5

15 IM Danner Georg AUT 2418 5.5

16 IM Pritchett Craig W SCO 2314 5.5

17 FM Ruckschloss Karol SVK 2293 5.5

18 IM Van Riemsdijk Herman C BRA 2390 5.5

19 Jacobsen Bo DEN 2317 5.5

20 Wahlbom Magnus SWE 2282 5.5

21 GM Kaufman Larry C USA 2413 5.5

22 IM Pavlov Mircea ROU 2362 5.5

23 FM Simon Padros Emili ESP 2241 5.5

24 IM Garcia Raimundo ARG 2331 5.5

25 GM Westerinen Heikki M J FIN 2365 5.5

26 GM Chernikov Oleg L RUS 2425 5.5

27 Grinberg Iosif P RUS 2217 5.5

28 IM Lederman Leon ISR 2255 5.5

29 Belliard Luis DOM 2218 5.5

30 FM Hammar Bengt SWE 2240 5.5

31 IM Zakharchenko Arnold UKR 2192 5.5

32 FM Sloth Jorn DEN 2302 5.5

33 GM Butnorius Algimantas LTU 2439 5.5

34 Acers Jude USA 2231 5.5

35 FM Rosino Antonio ITA 2237 5.5

36 Villing Dieter GER 2189 5.5

37 Kunz Konstantin GER 2273 5.5 etc

World Senior Chess Championship 2009

26th October to 8th November in Condino – Trentino, Italy

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The 19th World Senior Chess Championship is taking place from 26th October until 8th November in Condino – Trentino, Italy. The Championship is played over 11 rounds with the Swiss System and the time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. FIDE will promote the winner to the Grandmaster rank, if he already isn’t a highest title holder.

The Open Championship has attracted massive participation, with 170 players competing, and among them 13 Grandmasters. Top-seeded is former USSR champion Vitaly Tseshkovsky, who is also leading the race with 5.5 points after six rounds. On shared second are GM Miso Cebalo, GM Mark Tseitlin, GM Evgeni Vasiukov and Bo Jacobsen, with 5.0 points each.

The legendary champion Nona Gaprindashvili from Georgia is heading the field of 28 players in the Women Championship. WIM Tatyana Fomina is leading with 4.5/5, while Gaprindashvili is currently with 3.5 points after losing in the 2nd round to WGM Elena Fatalibekova.

The Championship is organized by FIDE, Fsi, Arcoworldchess and IA Cristina Pernici Rigo.

More information on the official website

17th World Senior Chess Championship

IM Butnorius wins

More than 250 players took part in the competition in the men’s section of the 17th World Senior Chess Championship in Austria. The leader in the standings changed almost every round as we saw on top GM Nikolai Pushkov, FM Valentin Sorokin, IM Algimantas Butnorius, GM Evgeni Vasiukov, GM Wolfgang Uhlmann, IM Aleksej Shestoperov, and GM Vlastimil Jansa. The winner was decided in a direct last round encounter between GM Vlastimil Jansa (8.0/11) and IM Algimantas Butnorius(8.5/11). In a 27 moves balanced game, both players agreed on a draw and IM Butnorius won with 9.0/11.

Standings

1 IM Butnorius Algimantas LTU 2394 9,0

2 GM Vasiukov Evgeni RUS 2486 8,5

3 GM Jansa Vlastimil CZE 2494 8,5

4 GM Shabanov Yuri RUS 2431 8,5

5 GM Uhlmann Wolfgang GER 2417 8,0

6 GM Farago Ivan HUN 2501 8,0

7 GM Spassov Liuben BUL 2383 8,0

8 IM Danner Georg AUT 2426 8,0

9 IM Shestoperov Aleksej RUS 2397 8,0

10 Malisov Boris ISR 2324 8,0

11 IM Karasev Vladimir I RUS 2388 8,0

12 GM Westerinen Heikki FIN 2385 8,0

13 GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2515 7,5

14 GM Tseshkovsky Vitaly RUS 2513 7,5

15 IM Arkhangelsky Boris RUS 2355 7,5

16 GM Murey Jacob ISR 2417 7,5

17 GM Plachetka Jan SVK 2414 7,5

18 GM Klovans Janis LAT 2446 7,5

19 GM Chernikov Oleg L RUS 2405 7,5

20 FM Altshul Raffael RUS 2330 7,5

21 IM Jakobsen Ole DEN 2381 7,5

22 Kaminik Aleksandar ISR 2288

23 IM Rujevic Mirko AUS 2287 7,5

24 Taksrud Vidar NOR 2099 7,5

25 Kozarcanin Sead CRO 2184 7,5

26 Gutkin Boris ISR 2256 7,0

27 IM Klundt Klaus GER 2375 7,0

28 FM Sorokin Valentin RUS 2319 7,0

29 GM Hecht Hans-Joachim GER 2390 7,0

30 Akopian Gagik ARM 2240 7,0

31 Gaspariants Garry RUS 2241 7,0

32 IM Van Geet Dirk Daniel NED 2271 7,0

33 Viner Phillip AUS 2175 7,0

34 IM Busu Corneliu ROU 2381 7,0

35 FM Titz Heimo AUT 2236 7,0

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