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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Viktor Korchnoi leads Botvinnik Chess Memorial seniors' tournament after round six

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Hello everyone,

As we had told you earlier, August 17 is the great sixth World Chess Champion Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik's birth anniversary. He was born in 1911 at this date. The Russian Chess Federation is organizing a number of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 6th World Champion Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (17 August 1911 - 5 May 1995).

Besides the big invitation open, the the RCF is hosting a seniors' tournament from August 15-19 in Suzdal-Vladimir Oblast. Legendary players from Botvinnik era compete in the round robin rapid tournament with the time control of 25min + 10 sec/move.

Former World Champion Boris Spassky was set to make an appearance but eventually GM Oleg Chernikov took his place.

Viktor Korchnoi

After six rounds of play Viktor Korchnoi has taken a convincing lead with five points, full point and a half ahead of the group of players. Chief arbiter is Yuri Averbakh. The prize fund is 14200 EUR.

Round 6 standings:
1. GM Viktor Korchnoi SUI 2553 - 5.0
2-4. GM Lajos Portisch HUN 2523, GM Evgeni Vasiukov RUS 2455 and IM Aleksander Nikitin RUS 2430 - 3.5
5-9. GM Oleg Chernikov RUS 2402, GM Wolfgang Uhlmann GER 2379, GM Borislav Ivkov SRB 2416, GM Igor Zaitsev RUS 2408 and IM Anatoly Bykhovsky RUS 2354 - 2.5
10. GM Mark Taimanov RUS 2386 - 2.0

Thanks to Mr.Alexander Kentler (via for the report.
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