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World Cup 18 semi-final round – report on results as of 2015-04-18

Dear Chessfriends,

The semi-finals of this World Cup started on 2013-08-30 with 156 players in 12 server sections and now ended on 2015-04-01. We have 98% completed games (range from 90% to 100%) – 6 sections out of 12 finished play. See below more statistics.

We know 11 qualified players for the World Cup 18 semi-finals until now. Most of them […]

Witold Bielecki Memorial/ Top players – has ended!

Dear Friends,

After 3 years and 1 month from start (2012-03-01) the strongest ICCF event since 12 years – Witold Bielecki Memorial/Top Players – has ended on 2015-04-06. Tournament was played in the spirit of our motto Amici Sumus and fair play.

It would be impossible to organize so strong event without kind acceptance of my invitation by all participants. My idea was to show […]

World Cup 18 semi-final round ends on 2015-04-01 – call for adjudication

Dear Chessfriends,

The semi-finals of this World Cup started on 2013-08-30 with 156 players in 12 server sections and now it is coming to the end on 2015-04-01. We have 93% completed games (range from 74% to 100%) – 2 sections out of 12 finished play. See below more statistics.

We know 2 qualified players for the World Cup 18 […]

MT-Bielecki Top Players – update 2015-02-14

Witold Bielecki Memorial

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Current GM norm statistics for Witold Bielecki Memorial participants are following:

#GM Norms Title Name, First Name Nat GM-since 13 GM Wunderlich, Dr. Hans-Dieter GER 2006 11 GM Nickel, Arno GER 2001 11 GM Voss, Maximilian GER 2003 9 GM Lafarga Santorromán, David ESP 2008 9 GM Papenin, Nikolai UKR 2011 8 GM Busemann, […]

Witold Bielecki Memorial/ Bravo section – finished!

Polish CC Federation organized Witold Bielecki Memorial/Bravo section at category 12 (average rating 2527) with 13 players and IA Hans-Jürgen Isigkeit from Germany as TD.

In this event 4 Polish players participated:

-3 Champions of Poland:

Rafael Pierzak – 38th (1995-1997) Antoni Schön – twice 49th (2006-2008) & 50th (2007-2009) Jerzy Staniszewski – 54th (2011-2012) […]

Match Witold’s Friends – Rest of the World – finished with result 256½:263½!

The biggest match in the world Match Witold’s Friends – Rest of the World on 261 boards (server part at 252 boards and postal part at 9 boards) started on 2012-03-01 finished on 2014-12-28 with result 256½:263½ (245½:258½, 11:5).

But more important than final result was friendly meeting to honour our friend Witold Bielecki 

Let me thank to all […]

Witold Bielecki Memorial/Top Players – update 2015-12-12

Dear Friends,

After 2 years and 9 months from start of Witold Bielecki Memorial/Top Players – the strongest ICCF event since 12 years – only one game remains open.

We know that winners are both GM Stephan Busemann and GM David A. van der Hoeven.

Congratulations to Stephan & David!

Last game is decisive for the 3rd […]

Report on World Cup 18 semi-finals as of 2014-08-30

Statistics

One year after official start of the World Cup 18 semi-finals we have 74% completed games (range from 49% to 95%). See below more statistics.

Evgeny Podvoysky (RUS) from section 10 is the first player qualified to final stage (on 2014-07-04).

The final is expected to start as soon as all qualifiers are known.

Below some statistics […]

ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup 18 preliminaries finished on 2014-03-30!

We received 844 entries (685 players) from 53 countries, which were distributed to 65 groups with average rating from 2105 to 2124, close to average rating of all entries 2115. Those countries with 50 or more entries  were: Germany 117, Russia 91, USA 58, Spain 54, Poland 53, Italy 52.

ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup […]

Report on World Cup 18 semi-finals as of 2014-03-08

Statistics

Half a year after official start of the World Cup 18 we have 33% completed games (range from 12% to 65%). See below more statistics.

Below some statistics and qualifications by sections can be found as of 2014-03-08.

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Section Games FG# % DJ-CT18 936 306 33% DJ-CT18/sf01 78 11 14% DJ-CT18/sf02 78 24 […]