FIDE Newsletter May 2018 Print
Friday, 15 June 2018 11:56

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Women's World Championship Match 2018 took place in Shanghai/Chongqing, China from 2nd of May 2018 to 20 of May 2018.

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Ju Wenjun became the new Women`s World Champion!

Part 01

Ju Wenjun made a draw with Tan Zhongyi in the last classical game of the Women`s World Chmpionship Match and became the 17th Women`s World Champion in the history of chess. She is also the 6th Chinese player who achieved this title. The final score in the match is 5.5:4.5. Despite of a very bad start in the Match Tan Zhongyi managed to win the 6th game and kept chances to tie the score in classical games until the last moment.

Part 05

Tan Zhongyi had to win the final game to level the score and secure a playoff, while Ju Wenjun needed to make a draw to win the Match. Tan Zhongyi who had Black pieces tried to surprise her opponent with the Hippopotamus Defence but it seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared and got an advantage out of the opening. Trying to create some conterplay Tan Zhongyi chose a risky line and ended up in a lost position. Despite having absolutely wining position Ju Wenjun decided to secure a draw and finish the game peacefully.

South American Junior U20 Championship 2018  took place from 12th of May 2018 till 20th May 2018 in Asunción, Paraguay.

The Paraguayan Chess Federation and Confederation of Chess for Americas (CCA), organized the XIV South American Under 20 Chess tournament. The tournaments took place in Luque, Paraguay with 24 participants (Open 13 players, Girls 11 players) from six countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Paraguay.

Part 02

Part 03

Results for Open
1) IM Brian Escalante, Peru, 8.5
2) FM Christian Santiago, Peru. 7
3) Daniel Perez, Argentina. 5.5

Results for Girls

1) Kathie Librelato, Brazil, 8
2) WIM Javiera Gómez, Chile, 7.5
3) WCM Jessica Molina, Bolivia, 6.5

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Part 04

Asian Universities Chess Championship 2018 took place in Tagaytay, Philippines from 26th May to 2nd June 2018.

Results for women

1. WANG Jue CHN 2366 7,5
2. QIU Mengjie CHN 2242 7,0
3. NIE Xin CHN 2233 6,5

Results for open 

1. TAHER Yoseph Theolifus INA 2375 7,0
2. XU Yi CHN 2526 6,5
3. ALI Muhammad Lutfi INA 2413 6,5

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African Individual Chess Championships 2018 took place in Lusaka, Zambia from 11th May 24th May 2018.

African Individual Chess Championships 2018 were held from 12-22nd May in Warm Harbor Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia.

The organizers were the African Chess Confederation and the Chess Federation of Zambia.

30 players took part in the Open section and 22 in the Women section.

In the Open section the Egyptian players proved their dominance. GM Bassem Amin crushed the field with 8,5 out of 9. GM Ahmed Adly was second with 7 points and GM Essam El Gindy took third place with 6 points.

In the Ladies section the winner is WGM Shahenda Wafa (Egypt) with 8 pot of 9. Second is WFM Lorita Mwango (Zambia) with 6,5 points and with the same points third is WIM Sabrina Latreche (Algeria).

Bassem Amin also won the Blitz championship with 7/9 points. Just like Shahenda Wafa claimed victory in this event as well, with 8/9 points.

In the Rapid championship Ahmed Adly edged his compatriot Bassem Amin on tie-break to claim the first place. The two players finished on 8/9 points each.

FIDE events in June

World Cadet U8, U10, U12 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

Minsk, Belarus



European Amateur Chess Championship 2018

Niksic, Montenegro



European School Chess Championship 2018

Krakow, Poland



American Continental, Classical, Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018

Montevideo, Uruguay



Central American & Caribbean Junior U20 Chess Championships 2018




19th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships

Davao City, Philippines



Zone 4.2 Individual Championships

Djibouti City, Djibouti



Zone 4.1 Individual Championships

Bamako, Mali



African School Individual Chess Championships 2018



18th IPCA World Individual Chess Championship 2018

Prague, Czech Republic



Commonwealth Chess Championship 2018

New Delhi, India




43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi 2018


The Georgian Chess Federation and the Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee have the great honor to invite all FIDE member countries to the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad and the 89th FIDE congress to be held from 23rd of September till 6th of October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia.

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2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad Principals

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