2019 Summer Chess Classic

Arturs Neiksans

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2566
Federation: 
Latvia
Age: 
36
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Arturs has won the Latvian Chess Championship in 1999, 2011, 2015, and 2019. He won the Baltic Sea Junior Championship in 2001 and the Aivars Gipslis Memorial tournament in 2002. Arturs represented Latvia in 6 Chess Olympiads ranging from 2000 to 2018.

Dmitry Gordievsky

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2592
Federation: 
Russia
Age: 
23
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Born in 1996, Gordievsky earned his IM title in 2016, and the GM title in 2017. Dmitry is the No. 29 ranked Russian player as of February 2018 after he finished 3rd in the Moscow Aeroflot Open.

Igor Kovalenko

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2651
Federation: 
Latvia
Age: 
30
Status: 
Invited
Bio: 

Igor has achieved the title of Latvian Champion twice, winning the title in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, he placed second in the European Individual Chess Championship in Gjakova. He has represented Latvia at three different Chess Olympiads in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Grigoriy Oparin

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2644
Federation: 
Russia
Age: 
21
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Grigoriy Oparin is a Russian grandmaster who received his title by FIDE in 2013. That same year he was on the Russian team that won silver in the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad. He has won the Russian Junior Championship, Russian Higher League, and was the best player at the Nutcracker Match of the Generations in Moscow.

Brandon Jacobson

IM Brandon Jacobson
Title: 
International Master
Rating: 
2578
Federation: 
USA
Age: 
16
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

The International Master title is an achievement in chess that can elude serious potential chess professionals for years. Some never achieve the title, but Brandon only needed the month of June to score all three of the required norms. To achieve this, he traveled from Charlotte to New York and finally to Philadelphia with only a few days of rest in between each event. Brandon then set his sights on the GM title, scoring his first norm in February. Jacobson won the 2016 Barber tournament of K-8 Champions.  Brandon lives in Westfield, New Jersey. 

Regulations

Format Summary

The 2018 Summer Chess Classic shall be a 10-player tournament paired as a Round Robin.

  1. Prompt Arrival: Players are expected to arrive promptly for their games.  Players not at their board at the beginning of each round may receive a fine of $500 to be deducted from their prize for each occurrence. Players more than 30 (thirty) minutes late for a round shall forfeit that round. Players who withdraw or forfeit a game may not receive any prize money.

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