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European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament 2021 – information and participants

The European Hybrid Qualification Tournament 2021 for the FIDE World Chess Cup 2021 will take place from 22nd-30th May through Tornelo online platform. The total prize fund for the event is 32 000 eur.

The provisional list of participants for the European Hybrid Qualification Tournament has been published. 264 players (160 GMs) from 35 European federations are registered with the most players coming from Russia (40), Czechia (17), Germany (14), and Armenia (13). Among the top 10 players by rating we find seven Russians – GM Artemiev, GM Tomashevsky, GM Esipenko, GM Alekseenko, GM Predke, GM Matlakov, and GM Fedoseev. The other three players are GM Navara (Czechia), GM Gelfand (Israel), and GM David Anton (Spain).

The final number of players will not exceed 288, so the preliminary round scheduled for 22-23 May will be omitted. The tournament starts on Monday, May 24, and the pairing tree for all rounds will be announced by May 17, after confirming that venues meet all conditions.

Tournament director is Petr Pisk and chief arbiter is Panagiotis Nikolopoulos.

European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament 2021 participants

1GMArtemiev Vladislav RUS2709
2GMTomashevsky Evgeny RUS2706
3GMEsipenko Andrey RUS2701
4GMAlekseenko Kirill RUS2699
5GMNavara David CZE2697
6GMPredke Alexandr RUS2690
7GMMatlakov Maxim RUS2688
8GMFedoseev Vladimir RUS2687
9GMGelfand Boris ISR2676
10GMAnton Guijarro David ESP2673
11GMBerkes Ferenc HUN2673
12GMEljanov Pavel UKR2672
13GMGrandelius Nils SWE2670
14GMBluebaum Matthias GER2669
15GMCheparinov Ivan BUL2667
16GMSjugirov Sanan RUS2663
17GMDonchenko Alexander GER2660
18GMLupulescu Constantin ROU2656
19GMInarkiev Ernesto RUS2654
20GMOparin Grigoriy RUS2652
21GMRakhmanov Aleksandr RUS2651
22GMSarana Alexey RUS2649
23GMNajer Evgeniy RUS2648
24GMDreev Aleksey RUS2647
25GMLaznicka Viktor CZE2647
26GMMovsesian Sergei ARM2647
27GMParavyan David RUS2647
28GMSaric Ivan CRO2645
29GMTer-Sahakyan Samvel ARM2645
30GMKuzubov Yuriy UKR2642
31GMMotylev Alexander RUS2641
32GMLagarde Maxime FRA2638
33GMMartirosyan Haik M. ARM2637
34GMGledura Benjamin HUN2633
35GMHovhannisyan Robert ARM2632
36GMBanusz Tamas HUN2631
37GMChigaev Maksim RUS2631
38GMYilmaz Mustafa TUR2630
39GMDeac Bogdan-Daniel ROU2627
40GMPetrosyan Manuel ARM2625
41GMPonkratov Pavel RUS2624
42GMMoiseenko Alexander UKR2620
43GMSargsyan Shant ARM2618
44GMAlekseev Evgeny RUS2617
45GMVocaturo Daniele ITA2617
46GMPiorun Kacper POL2615
47GMSvane Rasmus GER2615
48GMErdos Viktor HUN2614
49GMZvjaginsev Vadim RUS2614
50GMHera Imre Jr. HUN2610
51GMAntipov Mikhail Al. RUS2609
52GMBraun Arik GER2609
53GMMastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE2609
54GMSantos Latasa Jaime ESP2608
55GMBosiocic Marin CRO2607
56GMIndjic Aleksandar SRB2607
57GMKollars Dmitrij GER2607
58GMDurarbayli Vasif AZE2606
59GMIvanisevic Ivan SRB2606
60GMStocek Jiri CZE2604
61GMJobava Baadur GEO2603
62GMVan Den Doel Erik NED2601
63GMDemchenko Anton RUS2599
64GMRomanov Evgeny RUS2599
65GMSalgado Lopez Ivan ESP2599
66GMShevchenko Kirill UKR2599
67GMHakobyan Aram ARM2598
68GMKozul Zdenko CRO2597
69GMKrasenkow Michal POL2597
70GMShimanov Aleksandr RUS2597
71GMGajewski Grzegorz POL2596
72GMSmirin Ilia ISR2595
73GMMichalik Peter CZE2594
74GMSantos Ruiz Miguel ESP2594
75GMBrkic Ante CRO2592
76GMKeymer Vincent GER2591
77GMParligras Mircea-Emilian ROU2591
78GMGabuzyan Hovhannes ARM2590
79GMGeorgiev Kiril MKD2589
80GMKobalia Mikhail RUS2587
81GMYuffa Daniil RUS2587
82GMBindrich Falko GER2584
83GMGagunashvili Merab GEO2584
84GMStuder Noel SUI2584
85GMGoganov Aleksey RUS2582
86GMIvic Velimir SRB2581
87GMBalog Imre HUN2578
88GMPotkin Vladimir RUS2578
89GMKryakvin Dmitry RUS2577
90GMNguyen Thai Dai Van CZE2577
91GMKovchan Alexander UKR2575
92GMAlonso Rosell Alvar ESP2572
93GMMchedlishvili Mikheil GEO2570
94GMCan Emre TUR2569
95GMThybo Jesper Sondergaard DEN2568
96GMHalkias Stelios GRE2567
97GMKunin Vitaly GER2567
98GMPerunovic Milos SRB2567
99GMAcs Peter HUN2565
100GMDragnev Valentin AUT2565
101GMHracek Zbynek CZE2565
102GMPaichadze Luka GEO2565
103GMSanal Vahap TUR2563
104GMPruijssers Roeland NED2561
105GMUrkedal Frode Olav Olsen NOR2561
106GMBabula Vlastimil CZE2559
107GMHuzman Alexander ISR2558
108GMIbarra Jerez Jose Carlos ESP2558
109GMSychev Klementy RUS2558
110GMHeberla Bartlomiej POL2556
111GMPlat Vojtech CZE2556
112GMPantsulaia Levan GEO2553
113GMPolak Tomas CZE2553
114GMAgdestein Simen NOR2552
115GMHarutyunyan Tigran K. ARM2552
116GMPetrov Nikita RUS2550
117GMRozum Ivan RUS2549
118GMMartinovic Sasa CRO2548
119GMMihok Oliver HUN2547
120GMMoroni Luca Jr ITA2546
121GMSumets Andrey UKR2546
122GMVan Foreest Lucas NED2544
123GMSaric Ante CRO2543
124GMNikolov Momchil BUL2542
125GMKrejci Jan CZE2540
126GMHillarp Persson Tiger SWE2538
127GMSavchenko Boris RUS2538
128GMKorpa Bence HUN2536
129GMBlomqvist Erik SWE2535
130IMNenezic Marko SRB2532
131GMJianu Vlad-Cristian ROU2527
132GMKantor Gergely HUN2527
133IMKriebel Tadeas CZE2527
134GMPalac Mladen CRO2525
135IMLomasov Semyon RUS2525
136IMPetrov Martin BUL2524
137GMAfanasiev Nikita RUS2522
138GMBogosavljevic Boban SRB2521
139GMMastrovasilis Athanasios GRE2521
140GMShengelia David AUT2521
141GMBrunello Sabino ITA2519
142GMPechac Jergus SVK2519
143IMPancevski Filip MKD2519
144GMKozak Adam HUN2518
145GMDavid Alberto ITA2517
146IMGumularz Szymon POL2517
147IMLobanov Sergei RUS2515
148GMNanu Costica-Ciprian ROU2514
149GMBudisavljevic Luka SRB2513
150GMNasuta Grzegorz POL2512
151GMDjukic Nikola MNE2510
152GMSteingrimsson Hedinn ISL2510
153IMLivaic Leon CRO2505
154GMGreenfeld Alon ISR2502
155IMTeclaf Pawel POL2502
156GMDelchev Aleksander BUL2501
157IMKjartansson Gudmundur ISL2500
158GMDamljanovic Branko SRB2498
159GMSebenik Matej SLO2498
160GMSpasov Vasil BUL2497
161IMJanik Igor POL2495
162GMRogic Davor CRO2492
163GMVotava Jan CZE2492
164IMCaspi Israel ISR2492
165IMSonis Francesco ITA2491
166IMGhasi Ameet K ENG2485
167IMShuvalova Polina RUS2484
168IMLodici Lorenzo ITA2483
169GMBlagojevic Dragisa MNE2481
170IMMakarian Rudik RUS2481
171IMShubin Kirill RUS2481
172IMVrolijk Liam NED2480
173IMMurzin Volodar RUS2478
174IMCabarkapa Novak SRB2473
175IMGavrilescu David ROU2470
176IMGines Esteo Pedro Antonio ESP2470
177IMGokerkan Cem Kaan TUR2470
178GMNotkevich Benjamin Arvola NOR2466
179IMKraus Tomas CZE2466
180IMZwardon Vojtech CZE2466
181GMBabujian Levon ARM2465
182IMPlazuelo Pascual Juan ESP2465
183GMPetrov Marian BUL2464
184GMWilliams Simon K ENG2464
185GMQuparadze Giga GEO2463
186IMFroewis Georg AUT2460
187IMGharibyan Mamikon ARM2460
188IMElsness Frode NOR2459
189IMKalezic Blazo MNE2456
190IMSeo Jung Min SWE2453
191GMRasik Vitezslav CZE2451
192GMSmith Axel SWE2449
193IMBuckels Valentin GER2448
194GMColovic Aleksandar MKD2443
195IMKacharava Nikolozi GEO2443
196IMNikolovski Nikola MKD2443
197GMGretarsson Helgi Ass ISL2441
198IMHaria Ravi ENG2440
199FMHarvey Marcus R ENG2440
200IMSubelj Jan SLO2439
201FMSvane Frederik GER2438
202IMArabidze Meri GEO2436
203IMParvanyan Ashot GER2436
204FMSokolovsky Yahli ISR2431
205IMFilip Lucian-Ioan ROU2430
206IMLortkipanidze Nodar GEO2430
207FMPetkov Momchil BUL2426
208IMParkhov Yair ISR2424
209IMPetriashvili Nikoloz GEO2424
210IMPantzar Milton SWE2421
211IMAshiku Franc ALB2420
212GMTratar Marko SLO2419
213IMAyats Llobera Gerard ESP2417
214IMMazur Stefan SVK2416
215IMBuksa Nataliya UKR2414
216IMYurtseven Melih TUR2414
217GMDjurhuus Rune NOR2413
218IMIoannidis Evgenios GRE2411
219IMHaubro Martin DEN2407
220IMSahidi Samir SVK2406
221IMTomazini Zan SLO2406
222WGMUnuk Laura SLO2404
223IMPasko Llambi ALB2403
224IMOlsen Filip Boe DEN2398
225IMOzen Deniz TUR2397
226FMRisteski Emil MKD2395
227IMCan Isik TUR2394
228FMKostolansky Sebastian Lukas SVK2393
229FMQuispe Arteaga Gabriel ESP2386
230WGMSargsyan Anna M. ARM2385
231FMMorgunov Marc AUT2385
232IMMihajlov Sebastian NOR2384
233IMKaasen Tor Fredrik NOR2383
234IMMehmeti Dritan ALB2377
235FMHaring Filip SVK2376
236FMStoyanov Tsvetan BUL2376
237FMVeiga Jose Francisco R P Neves POR2376
238IMHorton Andrew P ENG2375
239FMStoleriu George ROU2372
240 Potpara Nikola MNE2365
241FMPersanyi Barnabas HUN2364
242FMFinek Vaclav CZE2361
243FMMartins Bruno Andre Leite POR2359
244FMBarseghyan Armen Ar. ARM2353
245IMDias Paulo POR2343
246IMRocha Sergio POR2340
247FMKrastev Alexander GER2340
248FMGarrido Outon Alex ESP2339
249IMSeitaj Ilir ALB2333
250FMBethke Richard GER2332
251IMNikac Predrag MNE2326
252FMYordanov Lachezar BUL2325
253FMSeemann Jakub POL2288
254 Veleshnja Zino ALB2278
255FMMica Marek CZE2274
256CMMichaelides Konstantinos CYP2260
257WIMSieber Fiona GER2259
258FMMusovic Armin MNE2258
259CMStepanencu Nicodim-Cosmin ROU2240
260FMRego Pedro Filipe POR2222
261 Van Foreest Machteld NED2161
262 Albu George ROU2082
263 Roebers Eline NED2066
264 Lauda Alexandr MDA1845

European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament 2021 regulations

Time control of the standard games will be 120 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Tiebreak matches will consist of 2 games with reverse colour, with a time control of 10 minutes + 3 seconds of an increment per move. If the score is still level after tiebreaks, the winner of the match will be decided in an Armageddon game.

All the players compete from the approved tournament halls per country. Tournament halls shall be selected and monitored by federations and they can co-operate with local organisers. Each National federation may select up to 2 venues that will be approved by European Chess Union. In exceptional cases, ECU may decide on more venues in one country.

Players may compete from another country venue after consultation between the Nationals’ federations and ECU. In each playing venue, the necessary number of panoramic cameras shall be installed to ensure ample supervision. Additionally, each player shall be supervised by a camera (pc camera or panoramic).

In each playing venue, Zoom calls with screen sharing are mandatory. The event’s Chief Arbiter shall be provided with all Zoom recordings.

European National Chess Federation have the right to nominate players:

A. European Players rated 2550 and over (according to FIDE Standard rating list from 1st of April 2021)
B. 8 additional players if a national qualification event will take place
C. 5 additional players if a national qualification event will not take place

Each National Federation shall appoint one captain/representative for the technical meeting and communication during the event.

By signing in the tournament, the National federation and participants confirm to have read and accepted these regulations the terms and conditions of this championship.

Registrations are made by the National Federation of they players filling the special registration form and sending it to eocc@europechess.org. The players are registered and ranked by their FIDE standard rating. The tournament will not be calculated for the FIDE rating.

Official website of the European Chess Union

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