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Humpy Koneru from India is the current women's rapid world champion. The winners of the 2020 FIDE World Youth Rapid Chess Championships have been decided! Win or lose, there won’t be anything easy about it. The registration deadline is November 15th, 22:00 CET, 2020. The World Chess Championship 2021 will be a chess match between the reigning World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen, and a challenger to determine the World Chess Champion.It will be held under the auspices of FIDE, the world chess federation.The match was originally scheduled for the latter half of 2020, but has been postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 … From 1996 to 1998, the Rapid Chess Championship at Frankfurt was organized as a double-round robin, followed by a match between the 1st and 2nd-place finishers for the championship.  In group B, Belgian grandmaster Mikhail Gurevich got off to a fast start with 3 wins in 4 games to finish atop the group with 5/7. Shortly afterwards, the Chess Tigers withdrew financial backing for the event, due in part to the effects of the financial crisis of 2007–2008.. Hosted by the Caisse Centrale d'Activités Sociales des Electriciens et Gaziers de France (CCAS) on the Mediterranean coast, the 2003 tournament included eleven of the world's 12 top-ranked players along with five wild-cards. Koneru Humpy's long wait finally ended after she beat Lei Tingjie in the Armageddon to win the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in Moscow. The current time controls for the rapid championship are set at 15 minutes per player, with a 10-second increment. Notable participants included:, The event was won by Anatoly Karpov, who edged out GM Viktor Gavrikov on tiebreak points after their 1st-place playoff ended in a 5-5 tie. Winners will also be invited to a special group training lead by Team Canada Head Coach GM Gergely Szabo and other Masters in November 2020.  The style has since been changed to a Swiss tournament with a field of over 100 grandmasters. Jaenisch Variation (C42) - 1-0", "Anatoly Karpov vs Viswanathan Anand - Eurotel Trophy (2002) - Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) - ½-½", "ChessBase News - 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup in Odessa", "FIDE Report - Peter Leko of Hungary wins the 1st ACP World Rapid Cup", "ChessBase News - ACP 2003: Grischuk prevails", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=World_Rapid_Chess_Championship&oldid=998103316, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Following him into the knockout stage were the two Frenchmen, Bacrot and Tkachiev, and Michael Adams. The championship was originally structured as a 16-player round-robin tournament, set to coincide with the first release of FIDE's rapid and blitz ratings in July 2012; invited were the top 10 players in the FIDE ratings list, the three medalists of the qualification competition, and three wild-card nominees by the organization committee and FIDE. Starting in 2007, the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) sponsored an annual event billed as the ACP World Rapid Cup. The classical time-control portion of the match ended with a tied score of 6-6, after 3 victories of Ju, 3 victories of Goryachkina, and 6 draws. World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2020 – CONGRATULATIONS to Anderson Ang and Poh Yu Tian. Prior to 2012, the FIDEgave such recognition to a limited number of tournaments, with non-FIDE recognized tournaments annually naming a world rapid champion of their own.  In group B, Peter Svidler finished clear of the field with 5/7 to secure a spot in the quarterfinals; joining him were Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, and Judit Polgar. 2020 Women’s World Chess Championship The 2020 Women’s World Chess Championship between champion China’s Ju Wenjun and her challenger, Russia’s Aleksandra Goryachkina, took place in January 2020. The final stage of FIDE’s online World Cadets and Youth Rapid Chess Championship has begun and will progress through knockout brackets until world champions are declared on Tuesday, December 22.. With the addition of Karpov to the field in 1999, the format was temporarily changed to a pure round-robin, with the 1st-place finisher winning the championship. Report on November edition of BYSCA monthly chess championship on the 14th of November 2020. , In 2010, the event's final year, the Open GRENKE Rapid Championship featured a field of over 700 players. The political controversy surrounding the event and the naming of a separate "active chess champion" led to the parallel rapid championship being dropped for future years. , The surprise of the tournament was Anatoly Karpov, who put together an impressive run with wins against Short, Kramnik, Morozevich, and Shirov to reach the finals. South African Bagwandeen hit the podium for the second time in two weeks after winning the December open last week. Anna Ushenina is a Ukrainian grandmaster who won the Women’s World Championship in 2012. Vladimir Kramnik, Ruslan Ponomariov, and Etienne Bacrot scored 4½/7 to progress from Group A. Murali 24/12/2020.  In 1993, following his split from FIDE, world champion Garry Kasparov organized a slightly quicker version of active chess, dubbing it "rapid chess". 1. The final tournament for the year will take place on Old Year’s Day; it will be the 2020 National Blitz Chess Championships with nine rounds expected to be completed at an eighth-minute time limit per player for each game. What does that make me, the Passive World Champion?". Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra each won 3 games and drew 6 games in the exciting match of 12 Classical Chess games, which ended in a tie. It marked … He won six of his nine games and drew two games to the eventual champion Mars in round two and the highest-rated player in the tournament, Roberto Neto. Log in for full access to stabroeknews.com. Rakshitta, Gukesh & Nihal win gold at World Cadets Chess Championships Wed, Dec 23 2020 12:47:20 PM Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS): Three Indian players -- one girl and two boys -- won gold and another boy clinched the bronze medal at the recently concluded FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships. , In 2001, the French Chess Federation organized the 16-player World Cup of Rapid Chess at Cannes, with support from FIDE. 1 seed, dispatched Polgar and Grischuk with little difficulty to reach the final. The main event of the classic was the Grenkeleasing World Rapid Chess Championship (formerly Fujitsu-Siemens), a tournament generally considered as the traditional rapid chess championship in the absence of an annual FIDE-recognized championship. The remaining participants were chosen on a wild-card basis at the organizers' discretion. 1-ranked player Garry Kasparov. Alireza Firouzja competed under the flag of FIDE in this tournament after the Iranian federation withdrew all Iranian players so that they would not have to face players from Israel. , In group A, Kasparov's domination of his opponents was on display: he scored 5½/7 to finish in clear 1st place, 1½ points ahead of the rest of the field. share. Neto finished fourth with Rai Sharma securing the fifth position. She is also the 2020 winner of the Women’s Speed Chess Championship, which was held on Chess.com.  Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand holds the record for most championship wins, having won the event 11 times in 15 years. Looking to revive the World Rapid Chess Championship, FIDE gave official "world title" recognition to the 2003 rapid chess tournament held in Cap d'Agde, France.  In a homage to the Masters Tournament, the winner of the championship is traditionally awarded a winner's black jacket. From 2007 to 2010, the tournament was held on an annual basis, with the 5th edition of the cup held in 2013.  In Game 2, Karpov pressed but was unable to crack Anand's Semi-Slav Defence, leading to a 34-move draw.. THREE Guyanese junior chess players claimed victories on the opening night of the FIDE Online World U10-18 Rapid Championships. With one tournament left for the year, we look forward to closing on a positive note.”.  Included in the field were the reigning FIDE and Classical world chess champions, Ruslan Ponomariov and Vladimir Kramnik. A notable omission from the field was reigning FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov. The federation’s Director of Tournaments, Rashad Hussain, in commenting on the success of the tournament said: “It was a fast-paced tournament, we had a competitive run at the top for the title with four persons taking the lead at different points of the tournament. During the World Cup 2013, these time controls were also used for the rapid tiebreak stages. Prior to 2012, the FIDE gave such recognition to a limited number of tournaments, with non-FIDE recognized tournaments annually naming a world rapid champion of their own. Davion Mars, on Sunday last, won the 2020 national Rapid chess championships which was contested at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara. The field was divided into two groups of eight players each, from which eight players total would progress to the knockout stages; ties in standings were resolved by a sudden-death playoff. Presented under the auspices of Online World Chess, the 2002 EuroTel Knockout Tournament was a 32-player single-elimination tournament hosted in Prague from 27 April to 5 May 2002. Starting in 1994, the Chess Classic was an annual series of tournaments hosted by the Chess Tigers in Mainz, Germany. Four of those medals are gold and represent world titles. At stake was a share of the €500,000 prize fund, the largest for any chess event hosted in the Czech Republic, and the EuroTel Trophy. Na3), Anand was able to use his two knights to infiltrate Kramnik's defence, eventually forcing a queen sac to win the game and the match. However, the position of Kasparov's king gave him a slight advantage, and with only two seconds left on his clock, Bareev could not find the drawing line and was forced to resign.. Eight (8) boys and six (6) girls represented Malaysia in the various ASIAN Zone age categories – U10, U12, … The World Rapid Chess Championship is a chess tournament held to determine the world champion in chess played under rapid time controls. Though it was an open event, players were categorized separately based on their ratings and the categories were as follows; a.  The brainchild of Pivdenny Bank chairman and ACP president Vadim Morokhovsky, the tournament included the top finishers in each year's ACP Tour, a system in which participating players were ranked based on their performances in several chess tournaments held around the world. The first official high-profile rapid match took place in 1987, when then-world champion Garry Kasparov defeated Nigel Short in the "London Docklands Speed Chess Challenge" at the London Hippodrome. 2016 Final Ranking after 12 Rounds", "Double gold for Ukraine in FIDE World Rapid Championship", "King Salman World Rapid Championship 2017 Women", "King Salman World Rapid Championship 2018 Open", "NYTimes.com - Anand Wins Rapid Championship at Mainz; Navara Wins Open", "Chess.com - Aronian Wins Rapid World Championship", "CB News: Mainz 2009 – Schmitt: 'I suffer vicariously with Anand, "Viswanathan Anand's Tournament, Match, and Exhibition Record (1983-)", "Frankfurt puts everything which has gone before in the shade", "CB News: Chess Classic Mainz – End of an Era", "Viswanathan Anand vs Anatoly Karpov - Eurotel Trophy (2002) - Russian Game: Classical Attack. You can also find there the complete regulations for the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championship.. In 2007, with Anand still the rapid champion after six successful title defenses, the event reverted to a double-round robin tournament, with the top two finishers in the semi-finals advancing to the finals. She goes by Enki007 on Chess.com. The championship, which attracted 25 players, also served as preparation for a 14-member Barbados team competing in the inaugural FIDE Online World Cadets and Youth Rapid Chess Championships. His lone loss came at the hands of veteran player, Rai Sharma in round seven. 1-rated player in the world - despite the World Cup's status as an FIDE event, Kasparov's contract with the French Chess Federation led to his inclusion. The eventual champion lost to Joshua Gopaul in round six and drew with Uddhav Bagwandeen in round two. Since 2012, FIDE has held an annual joint rapid and blitz chess tournament and billed it as the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships. Ties were resolved by two blitz games, followed by a sudden-death Armageddon game. Davion Mars, on Sunday last, won the 2020 national Rapid chess championships which was contested at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara. In fact, Nakamura even received more first-place votes than Carlsen (1640-1567), but Carlsen picked up far more second-place votes and is the 2020 Chess.com Player of the Year. , Kramnik, the reigning classical world champion and tournament's No. The FIDE World Amateur Championships are part of the “Cretan Chess Festival 2020”, together with the European School Chess Championships (also 2-12 April 2020) and the FIDE World Youth/Cadet Blitz & Rapid Championships (12-16 April 2020) in Crete. The World Rapid Chess Championship is a chess tournament held to determine the world champion in chess played under rapid time controls. 39 points. In the endgame, Kasparov and Bareev were left with a seemingly closed position - four pawns and a King apiece. 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