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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sergei Yudin wins Chigorin Memorial Rapid Chess Tournament

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Tournament director Vladimir Bykov, Pablo Lafuente, Sergei Yudin, Zaven Andriassian.

Hello Everyone,

The Chigorin Memorial is being held in the beautiful Russian city of St. Petersburg. The 17th International Chess Festival 'M. Chigorin Memorial' runs from October 26 to November 5 and includes a Rapid section and a classical section.

The Rapid section included 68 grandmasters among 274 players who played nine round rounds of 15 minutes per game + 5 seconds increment for each move.

In the end, six players finished on a tie of 7/9 but the first prize went to Sergei Yudin (2521). Defending champion Zaven Andriassian was second while Pablo Lafuente was third. The main standard section is still on.

You can check the official site in Russian here. You can also find a very nice report in English here.

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