The 3rd China-India Chess Summit: Inaugural Ceremony

The 3rd China-India Chess Summit – 2018 was inaugurated at the International Chess Hall, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar on 16 October 2018 at 04:00 P.M.

The 2 team (8-player) event has a prize fund of Rs. 10 Lakhs. 60% for Winner and 40% for the Runner-up.

The following dignitaries were present at the Opening Ceremony. Chief Guest Sj. Sanatan Pani, President, Odisha Sports Journalists Association as Secretary, Odisha Sports Journalists Association; IM Sekhar Chandra Sahu, President, All Odisha Chess Association; Sj. Ranjan Mohanty, Vice President, AOCA & Sj. Krushna Kumar Sarma, Secy. AOCA

Soon after the Inaugural, technical meeting held and all the rules & regulations briefed by the Chief Arbiter Suresh Chandra Sahoo, IA

The Summit will be played under the Scheveningen system, with India and China fielding four players in their teams. Each member of one team will play against same member of the other team in two successive rounds. Two members of a team will play with White pieces in each round.

The rate of play will be 90 minutes for the 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for all remaining moves with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

For standings, take match points (2,1,0). In case tie, use Game Point and Greater number of victories with black as tie break. If still tie persist team will nominate one player to play an Armageddon game to decide the winner.

The following tie-break will be followed : a) Match points (2,1,0) b) Game point c) Greater number of victories with black as tie break. If still tie persist team will nominate one player to play an Armageddon game to decide the winner.

The 1st Round will be started at 15:30 hrs on 17 Oct 2018.

Board Pairings

Round 1 on 2018/10/17 at 15:30 Hrs
Bo. 1   China Rtg 2   India Rtg 0 : 0
1.1 GM
Lu, Shanglei
2635 GM
Karthikeyan, Murali
2604
1.2 GM
Xu, Xiangyu
2577 GM
Narayanan, Srinath
2565
1.3 GM
Bai, Jinshi
2566 GM
Aravindh, Chithambaram Vr.
2579
1.4 GM
Xu, Yinglun
2533 GM
Aryan, Chopra
2541