2017 Fall Chess Classic

Aleksandr Shimanov

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2646
Residence: 
Russia
Age: 
25
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Aleksandr Shimanov became an International Master in 2007. Two years later, he received his grandmaster title when he was just 17 years old. In 2013, he tied for 1st-3rd at the Nakhchivan Open with Gadir Guseinov and Igor Kurnosov.  GM Shimanov typically favors the Queen’s Pawn Game and Salv openings for white, and Caro-Kann and King’s Indian openings for black.

Vladislav Kovalev

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2640
Residence: 
Belarus
Age: 
23
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Vladislav was the Belarusian Junior Chess Championship winner in the U20 age group on three different occasions. He has also represented Belarus in the European Youth Chess Championship, in which he was silver in 2008 and bronze in 2010, and the World Youth Chess Championship. Vladislav has participated in the finals of the Belarusian Chess Championship, receiving silver in 2013 and bronze in 2012. He has also represented Belarus at the Chess Olympiads in 2012, 2014, and 2016, as well.

Georg Meier

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2649
Residence: 
Trier, Germany
Age: 
30
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Georg is a Grandmaster from Germany and his biggest successes include winning the European Team Championships with Germany in 2011 and finishing 2nd at the Dortmund Super-GM roundrobin in 2014. At the tournament in Dortmund, Georg also got his biggest win in an individual game, beating Vladimir Kramnik with the black pieces. Nowadays, Georg is mostly known for his success in online chess, thus in fast time controls. Georg received a Bachelor's degree from Webster University and is about to finish a Master's degree in economics at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden.

Tigran Petrosyan

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2430
Residence: 
Yerevan, Armenia
Age: 
32
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Tigran started playing chess at 5 and became a Grandmaster in 2004. His highest ELO rating was 2671 in March 2015. Tigran’s biggest achievements include being a member of the Armenian Gold medal team, two time Olympic Champion in 2008 and 2012; Olympic champion under 16; receiving a silver medal in World Junior under 20, 2004; 2 time Armenian champion; 5 times Armenian blitz champion; winner of international tournaments in different years, Beirut , Naidorf Memorial, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Agzamov memorial, Esfahan, Lion, Kalkatta, Golden Sands, Albena, Benasque, Chicago, Las Vegas, Philadepphia World Open.

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2017 Fall Chess Classic

The 2017 Fall Chess Classic is the last of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Fall Chess Classic is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments. Over the course of 10 days, these competitors will battle for more than $50,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

The Quarterly Strong Tournaments here at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center were created so strong international masters and newly minted grandmasters could participate in strong round robin tournaments in which to test their mettle against players of similar levels and to learn from these experiences. These tournaments are very rare. Generally, organizers are more interested in hosting elite events with big names such as Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So or Magnus Carlsen. These organizers are rarely seeking sponsorship for grandmasters in the 2600 level. 

Every quarter, the Chess Club will host these strong events. 

 

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