The International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2013″ is taking place from 4th to 13th October at the Park Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Festival consists of two events: Blitz tournament which was held on 4th October, and Classic tournament which is a Russian Cup Stage on 5-13th October.

The Blitz tournament was played over 13 rounds of Swiss system with the time control 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move. The prize fund for this event was 200,000 RUB (approx 4,600 EUR).

155 players from 13 federations, including 30 Grandmasters, competed in Blitz. 

Grandmasters Rinat Jumabayev, Ivan Bukavshin, Pavel Ponkratov and Evgeny Levin shared the first place with 10,0/13 points each. Jumabayev is declared winner on best tie-break. Full standings below.

Tournament website

Final standings (Blitz):

1 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2626 – 10
2 GM Bukavshin Ivan RUS 2672 – 10
3 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2631 – 10
4 GM Levin Evgeny A. RUS 2590 – 10

5 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2584 – 9.5
6 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2665 – 9.5
7 GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad QAT 2492 – 9.5
8 GM Epishin Vladimir RUS 2565 – 9.5
9 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2661 – 9
10 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2673 – 9
11 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2644 – 9
12 IM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2504 – 9
13 IM Pasiev Rakhim RUS 2502 – 9
14 GM Solak Dragan TUR 2496 – 9
15 IM Eliseev Alexei RUS 2428 – 9
16 IM Arslanov Shamil RUS 2405 – 9


17 GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2662 – 8.5
18 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2515 – 8.5
19 IM Chekhov Sergei RUS 2422 – 8.5
20 GM Gabrielian Artur RUS 2487 – 8.5
21 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2679 – 8.5
22 IM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2487 – 8.5
23 Zubritskiy Artyom RUS 2390 – 8.5
24 FM Tologontegin Semetey KGZ 2387 – 8.5


25 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2634 – 8
26 IM Anisimov Pavel RUS 2550 – 8
27 GM Zhigalko Andrey BLR 2503 – 8
28 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2619 – 8
29 Paravyan David RUS 2365 – 8
30 Iljiushenok Ilia RUS 2346 – 8
31 Golubov Saveliy RUS 2412 – 8
32 FM Savitskiy Sergey RUS 2390 – 8
33 GM Yemelin Vasily RUS 2469 – 8
34 GM Can Emre TUR 2423 – 8
35 IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2388 – 8
36 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2392 – 8
37 FM Pustovoitova Daria RUS 2370 – 8
38 Usmanov Vasily RUS 2345 – 8


39 IM Zaitsev Alexander RUS 2396 – 7.5
40 FM Malakhov Igor RUS 2463 – 7.5
41 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2581 – 7.5
42 FM Sysolyatin Evgeny RUS 2323 – 7.5
43 Bazeev German RUS 2337 – 7.5
44 IM Aitbayev Aslan KAZ 2381 – 7.5
45 IM Moiseenko Vadim RUS 2451 – 7.5
46 FM Palachev Petr RUS 2388 – 7.5
47 GM Tseitlin Mark D ISR 2363 – 7.5
48 IM Romanko Marina RUS 2316 – 7.5
49 Demianjuk Alexander RUS 2316 – 7.5
50 FM Kigel Dmytro UKR 2281 – 7.5

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
Tags: , , ,
Share: 0