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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Super Chess Online Blitz Next Qualifying Event June 24

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Hi everyone,

Did you take part in the first qualification event of the super prize-money online chess grand prix organised by the Russian Chess Federation on June 3? You could still take part even if you missed it. The next qualification event is on June 24 at 1600 UTC.

The event is being organised in the ChessOK playing zone. The prize money is a huge $38,000!

A total of 529 chess players took part in the first qualifying event. The players included 64 Grandmasters and 75 International Masters.

The 1st and 2nd places are shared by grandmasters Pridorozhnyi (Russia) and Kovalenko (Ukraine) – 11.5 points of 13 possible. The 3rd to 7th places are shared by 5 players: grandmasters Zhigalko (Belarus), Andreykin and Bukavshin (both from Russia), and masters Kovalev (Belarus) and Kantans (Latvia).

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