Jacob Aagaard's simul

We are happy to announce the next simul with Jacob Aagaard. Grandmaster, publisher, author, trainer - he has worked with elite chess players like GM Shankland and GM Gelfand - and FIDE Trainers Commission Chairman.

Among his most recent projects is Killer Chess Training - - daily chess training with the best trainers in the world.

All of our students - especially, I would like to point out, those who will not find space in the simul - have been generously invited to where they can play blitz and rapid training tournaments in which GM Aagaard often participates. The next one is scheduled for Sunday at noon (London time). Don't miss this great opportunity!

Here you can find an episode of The Perpetual Chess Podcast, where Aagaard is talking about his work as an author and a trainer:

Our simul will be on Saturday 30 January, obviously on lichess, and will be played on 20 boards.

There are more than sixty teams participating in the tournament. So it is necessary to select players, and we will do this through a rapid tournament - more information will be published as soon as we are able to do so. The day of the rapid will be Sunday 30, the day after the 21st Worldwide Junior U16.

Please feel free to leave a message below if you have any suggestions or questions. If you find a better idea to select the kids, we would be happy to use it.

1st Worldwide Junior Rapid
For kids born 2005 onwards

- 7 rounds of G/7+3: rounds are done consecutively, with a one minute break.
- paired based on swiss tournament rules: pairing done by lichess based on the players' online rapid rating.
- tournament's result will be official 2-3 days after the end, to allow all games to be screened for fair play.
- as a reward, the best 20 players will be selected to play in a simul with GM Aagaard on the 30th of January - please note: one player per team will be selected - if for example the top three are all from the same team, only one of these three will be able to participate in the simul. This is to give as many teams as possible an opportunity to have a representative.

The tournament will be played on this team:
Please note! When asking to enter, please state your real name and age, otherwise you will not be admitted.

I am sure it will be a good experience for the kids, and if you have any suggestions to help me improve it, please write to me. Thank you!

Thank everyone for participating!
Below is the list - some names are missing, but I'm still working on it, things are really more complicated than I thought... - of kids selected for the simul with GM Jacob Aagaard that will take place on Saturday, January 30 at 3 pm GMT.

If any of the selected guys can't play or don't confirm their participation, I will insert the first player in the overall ranking instead.

I would like to remind you that to select I chose one guy per team. You have until Thursday afternoon to confirm. If you notice any error, please let me know immediately. Thank you!

@mileneb Cuba Masters
@Jorperezrojas Chess Chile Escolar
@MaelAyala Seleccion Inmaculada
@SV2009 Latvia Junior Chess
@Jasonliu02 Team Krasyliv
@Hattori123 Aspire Chess Center
@uwu20007 Tiburones Mexico
@Markitos444 Club Ferloni
@NiharSasmal Cuttack Little Chess Champion
@gioele-2006 Tatanzak
@NicBog StanEchecs
@GabParadero_11_Pasig Sharp Kids
@Pratyasha0301 ChessNut Academy
@RitaK Marat Suleymanov Chess School
@Mirko549 SDS Novarese
@foxvalleydinosaur Fox Valley Chess Club
@Krasnovenator Lichess Lions

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