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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ukraine Chess Championship Begins with Ruslan Ponomariov as Top Seed

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Hi everyone,
Ruslan Ponomariov
The 81st edition of the Ukrainian National Chess Championship has begun today and would run till August 7 at the President Hotel in Kiev. Twelve players are competing in the event with Ruslan Ponomariov being top seed. He is also the defending champion. Vassily Ivanchuk is not taking part in the event. With the average elo of 2666 this is the strongest Championship ever in the history of independent Ukraine.

Ruslan Ponomariov 2726
Alexander Moiseenko 2706
Andrei Volokitin 2704
Zahar Efimenko 2694
Pavel Eljanov 2693
Alexander Areshchenko 2691
Anton Korobov 2683
Evgeny Miroshnichenko 2632
Sergey Fedorchuk 2630
Yuriy Kuzubov 2629
Alexander Zubov 2621
Yuri Vovk 2584

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