Altai Krai and its capital Barnaul have celebrated the International Chess Day with a rapid tournament at the Altai Youth Theatre.

European Rapid Champion Alexey Dreev won the tournament with 7,5/9 points ahead of 40 players in the field.

Dreev was earlier announced as top seed in the Pacific Meridian in Vladivostok, but he took a stop in Barnaul, halfway from Moscow.

Final standings (top finishers):

1 Dreev Aleksey 2740 – 7.5

2 Belozerov Andrei 2576 – 7


3 Boiarintsev Vitaly 2294 – 6.5
4 Guempel Viktor 2241 – 6.5


5 Shlauzer Andrey 2143 – 6
6 Smikovski Ivan 2534 – 6
7 Dibrov Ilya 2287 – 6


8 Maletin Pavel 2664 – 5.5
9 Khabarov Sergey 2282 – 5.5
10 Barskij Vladimir 2422 – 5.5
11 Cherchnev Anatoli 2276 – 5.5

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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