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Sunday, January 27, 2013

GM Sergei Zhigalko is Belarus Chess Champion 2013

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Hi everyone,
The 79th Belarus Chess Championship was held from 12th to 22nd January in Minsk. Twelve players competed in the round robin tournament.

The top-seeded GM Sergei Zhigalko took a clear first place and claimed the title with 8 points from 11 games. Sergei repeated the success from last year when he won the Championship with the same score, according to a Fide report. The 19-year-old Vladislav Kovalev finished second with 7,5 points, while Andrey Zhigalko is third with 7 points. Grandmasters Fedorov and Stupak were forced to withdraw in the middle of the Championship due to health reasons. You can access the official website for more details in the local language.

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