Elista Rapid
Source: ChessToday.net

On 3-5 April there was a rapid tournament in Elista, in honour of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s 50th birthday. This tournament was also a part of the Rapid Cup of Russia series. Mainly the Russian players competed.

Final standings:

1-3. GMs Sjugirov, Inarkiev and V. Kovalenko (Ukraine) – 8½ out of 11

4-7. IM Belous, GM Bryzgalin, GM Ja. Geller and GM A. Evdokimov – 8, etc. (70 players)

The main square of the ‘City Chess’ in Elista is now named after Ilyumzhinov, who was also awarded Hero of Kalmykia.

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