27 September 2017

C28 Zonals Indexed

Continuing with C28 Zonals, I added the 27 events identified in that post to my page on the World Chess Championship Zonals. • Next step: Add clippings for all of the events.

20 September 2017

C28 Zonals

The previous post, C28 Regulations for World Cup Qualifiers, gave an overview of the different qualification paths for the 2017 World Cup, currently taking place at Tbilisi (Georgia). Using that as a starting point, I identified 27 events that served as World Cup qualifiers.

For a majority of those events, the following table gives a reference from The Week in Chess (TWIC). Where I could find no TWIC reference, I located a page giving results for the event.

0.0: (01, ACP)
1.0: TWIC 1124 (2016)
1.0: TWIC 1179 (2017)
1.3: TWIC 1182
1.7: (02, Baltics)
1.10: (03, Small nations)

2.0: TWIC 1126 (2016)
2.0: TWIC 1180 (2017)
2.1: TWIC 1170
2.2: TWIC 1183
2.3: TWIC 1178
2.4: TWIC 1173
2.5: TWIC 1175

3.0: TWIC 1126 (2016)
3.0: TWIC 1176 (2017)
3.1: TWIC 1183
3.2: (04)
3.3: TWIC 1165
3.4: TWIC 1181
3.5: TWIC 1131
3.6: TWIC 1159
3.7: TWIC 1152

4.0: TWIC 1184 (2017)
4.1: (05)
4.2: (06)
4.3: TWIC 1180
4.4: (07)

Vassily Ivanchuk Gets World Cup Wild Card | ACP

(02) FIDE President nominee:-
TWIC 1154 - Baltic Zonal Parnu Stage 2016
TWIC 1168 - Baltic Zonal Vilnius Stage 2017
TWIC 1181 - Baltic Zonal Liepaja Stage 2017

(03) FIDE President nominee:-
TWIC 1118 - European Small Nations 2016

GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib, WIM Hamid Rani Win Zone 3.2 Zonals

2017 Zonal 4.1 Chess Championships Open Section

2017 zone 4.2 individual championship open section

2017 Zone 4.4 Individual Championship - Open

13 September 2017

C28 Regulations for World Cup Qualifiers

The 2017 World Cup (Tbilisi, Georgia) is underway and has reached the fourth round as I write this. A few months ago, in the C28 portion of Notes on C06, C07, C27, and C28 (May 2017), I developed a roadmap for documenting the events that qualified the 128 players into the current World Cup.

FIDE published the list of qualifying players in World Cup 2017 - Player's Contract and Qualifiers (July 2017), which makes a good starting point. I loaded the list into a database and produced the following chart.

The left side of the chart lists ten basic qualifying paths (a-j) into the World Cup, along with a count of players who qualified via each path. The right side of the chart lists further qualification info and a count of the players who qualified via direct competition (paths d-h). The qualifying paths are described in the FIDE document, Regulations for the World Chess Cup 2017 (fide.com; 'Handbook :: Regulations for Specific Competitions'):-

3. World Cup 2017

3.1. Qualifiers - There are 128 qualifiers (in order of priority): World Champion + four (4) semi-finalists from the World Cup 2015, Women's World Champion, World Junior U-20 Champions 2015 & 2016, eighteen (18) rated players as described in 3.1.2, ninety (92) players from Continental Championships, the one (1) highest-placed participant of the ACP Tour who has not qualified with the previous criteria, two (2) FIDE President nominees, four (4) organiser nominees , three (3) qualifiers from FIDE-approved internet events. If there are no internet events, the spot(s) will be decided by the FIDE President after consulting the WCOC.

3.1.1. Replacements - World Champion, semi-finalists of the World Cup 2015, Women's World Champion, World Junior U-20 Champions and rated players can be replaced only from the average rating list. Continental and Zonal qualifiers will be replaced from their respective events, except that in the Zonal Tournament, the replacement must have scored 50% or more in the Zonal event. Otherwise the place passes to the Continental Championship. The average rating list has priority if a player qualifies either from the rating list or a zonal/continental event.

Next step: Add the the 25 events shown on the right side of the chart to my page on the World Chess Championship Zonals.