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Six grandmasters share first at Chigorin Memorial Rapid

GM Sergei Yudin first on tiebreaks

The strong Chigorin Memorial, with participation of over 100 GMs and IMs, started in St. Petersburg. The first event was a 9 round rapid tournament with time control 15 min + 5 sec.

After the last round six players finished top of the table with 7,0/9 – GM Sergei Yudin, GM Zaven Andriasian, GM Pablo Lafuente, GM Evgeny Vorobiov, GM Eldar Gasanov, and GM Hrant Melkumyan. With the best Buchholz tiebreak was GM Sergei Yudin.

Here is a photo report of the 5 star event by IM Alexander Ipatov. Scroll down for full standings of the rapid.

More information on the official website

Photo report by IM Alexander Ipatov

organizer Irina Sudakova

Irina Sudakova, organizing committee of the tournament

hotel Moscow

Hotel Moscow, where the participants are staying

Tournament poster

The Tournament poster around the playing hall

Playing hall

The playing hall of Chigorin Memorial

GM Melkumyan and GM Petrosian

GM Hrant Melkumyan and GM Davit Petrosian before the rapid event

GM Swiercz

GM Swiercz before the first round

IM Fedoseev vs GM Matlakov

IM Fedoseev (left) vs GM Matlakov (right)

Standings

1 GM Yudin, Sergei 7

2 GM Andriasian, Zaven 7

3 GM Lafuente, Pablo 7

4 GM Vorobiov, Evgeny E. 7

5 GM Gasanov, Eldar 7

6 GM Melkumyan, Hrant 7

7 GM Sokolov, Ivan 6.5

8 IM Geller, Jakov 6.5

9 GM Areshchenko, Alexander 6.5

10 GM Alekseev, Evgeny 6.5

11 GM Tkachiev, Vladislav 6.5

12 IM Demchenko, Anton 6.5

13 GM Grachev, Boris 6.5

14 IM Krylov, Mikhail 6.5

15 GM Khismatullin, Denis 6.5

16 GM Chadaev, Nikolai 6.5

17 IM Rozum, Ivan 6.5

18 GM Sakaev, Konstantin 6.5

19 GM Jumabayev, Rinat 6

20 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim 6

21 GM Rodshtein, Maxim 6

22 GM Inarkiev, Ernesto 6

23 GM Kryakvin, Dmitry 6

24 IM Bogdanovich, Stanislav 6

25 GM Shipov, Sergei 6

26 GM Romanov, Evgeny 6

27 GM Sulypa, Oleksandr 6

28 GM Dreev, Alexey 6

29 GM Kokarev, Dmitry 6

30 GM Zhigalko, Sergei 6

31 IM Stukopin, Andrey 5.5

32 GM Volkov, Sergey 5.5

33 GM Bocharov, Dmitry 5.5

34 GM Savchenko, Boris 5.5

35 GM Szabo, Krisztian 5.5

36 GM Shomoev, Anton 5.5

37 GM Popov, Valerij 5.5

38 GM Matlakov, Maxim 5.5

39 IM Eliseev, Alexei 5.5

40 GM Khusnutdinov, Rustam 5.5

41 GM Yevseev, Denis 5.5

42 GM Prokopchuk, Evgeny 5.5

43 IM Mozharov, Mikhail 5.5

44 IM Shukh, Nikolai 5.5

45 FM Utkin, Aleksey 5.5

46 FM Kovalev, Vladislav 5.5

47 Mokshanov, Alexey 5.5

48 GM Amonatov, Farrukh 5

49 GM Vysochin, Spartak 5

50 GM Glek, Igor 5

51 GM Malakhatko, Vadim 5

52 GM Kuzubov, Yuriy 5

53 GM Stefansson, Hannes 5

54 IM Dubov, Daniil 5

55 GM Epishin, Vladimir 5

56 GM Swiercz, Dariusz 5

57 IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 5

58 GM Yemelin, Vasily 5

59 GM Alavkin, Arseny 5

60 IM Lovkov, Roman 5

61 IM Efanov, Nikolai 5

62 FM Glidzhain, Gor 5

63 GM Levin, Evgeny A. 5

64 Poghosyan, Suren 5

65 WGM Shaydullina, Sandugach 5

66 IM Fedoseev, Vladimir 4.5

67 IM Papin, Vasily 4.5

68 GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej 4.5

69 GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 4.5

70 IM Ipatov, Alexander 4.5

71 IM Kalegin, Evgenij 4.5

72 FM Gorkavij, Vadim 4.5

73 Sanzhaev, Darsen 4.5

74 GM Maletin, Pavel 4.5

75 FM Sharafiev, Azat 4.5

76 IM Ushenina, Anna 4.5

77 GM Iskusnyh, Sergei 4.5

78 GM Burmakin, Vladimir 4.5

79 IM Vlasenko, Miroslav 4.5

80 CM Yuffa, Daniil 4.5

81 IM Biriukov, Oleg V. 4.5

82 IM Dvalishvili, Pavel S. 4.5

83 IM Aldokhin, Ivan 4.5

84 Dommes, Vladimir M 4.5

85 IM Blechzin, Igor 4.5

86 WGM Demina, Julia 4.5

87 FM Khantuev, Alexander 4.5

88 GM Neverov, Valeriy 4

89 WIM Dolzhykova, Kateryna 4

90 FM Turikov, Viktor 4

91 FM Verzhansky, Alexander 4

92 Demianjuk, Alexander 4

93 GM Petrosian, Davit G. 4

94 Ilhomzoda, Ikrom 4

95 FM Feofanov, Denis 4

96 FM Pankov, German 4

97 IM Slugin, Sergey 4

98 Palachev, Petr 4

99 IM Ovod, Evgenija 4

100 Ostapenko, Dmitry 4

101 IM Rjabzev, Konstantin 4

102 WIM Sazonova, Elena N. 4

103 IM Karasev, Vladimir I 4

104 Letov, Petr 4

105 WIM Butuc, Maria 4

106 IM Sotsky, Alexander 4

107 Elkin, Leonid 4

108 Yezersky, Vladimir 4

109 Utkin, Alexander 4

110 WFM Sokolova, Vera 4

111 Chernova, Natalja 4

112 GM Svetushkin, Dmitry 3.5

113 WIM Tarasova, Viktoriya 3.5

114 WIM Ambartsumova, Karina 3.5

115 Sukhareva, Evgeniya 3.5

116 IM Bodnaruk, Anastasia 3.5

117 Kurukin, Dmitry 3.5

118 FM Ivanov, Rostislav 3.5

119 Lakovic, Igor 3.5

120 Adamson, Garry 3.5

121 Andreeva, Yulia 3.5

122 Minina, Veronika 3.5

123 Kopasov, Evgeny 3.5

124 Serov, Maksim 3

125 IM Kashtanov, Ruslan 3

126 Zaryvkina, Anastasia 3

127 Chepel, Nikolay 3

128 Dushin, Nikolay 3

129 Utkin, Vladimir 3

130 Martynov, Pavel 3

131 Filippov, Sergey B. 3

132 Afonin, Gennady 3

133 Obraztsov, Nikita 3

134 Gantsevich, Aleksei 3

135 Bagrunov, Vladimir 3

136 Sazonova, Anastasia 3

137 Fokin, Anatoly 3

138 Memarian, Milad 2.5

139 Hanzatjan, Anaid 2.5

140 Skuratovich, Yakov 2.5

141 Gribanov, Anton 2.5

142 Irinchinov, Vladimir 2.5

143 Pogosian, Vladimir 2.5

144 Hanzatjan, Elvira 2.5

145 GM Makarov, Marat 2

146 IM Solovjov, Sergey I. 2

147 WGM Paikidze, Nazi 2

148 FM Valov, Ilya 2

149 Chan, Naruna 2

150 Obrezchikov, Mikhail 2

151 Sivertsen, Aage 2

152 Bartsits, Sabina 2

153 Montoli, Marco 1.5

154 Gantsevich, Dmitry 1.5

155 Gusev, Boris 1

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