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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yuri Eliseev Wins RSSU Chess Cup among Student Grandmasters

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Hello everyone,

Some chess news update via Fide: Sixteen-year-old Russian player Yuri Eliseev won the round-robin competition at the RSSU Chess Cup for student grandmasters. Playing against substantially older competitors he managed the highest score: 6 points out of 9. On the last day of the competition he settled for a draw against Jan Krejčí (Czech Republic).

Second and third places, half-a-point behind the leader went to two other Russian players, Vladimir Belous and Mikhail Mozharov. In the last round Belous ended a game against Alexey Reshetnikov (Russia) in a draw, while Mozharov defeated Panayapan Sethuraman (India).

Another half-point down are Alexander Shimanov (Russia) and Burak Firat (Turkey), they scored 5 points each and are tied for 4th-5th places.

The remaining players: Andrei Stukopin (Russia) - 4.5, 6th; Robert Hovannisyan (Armenia) - 4, 7th; Panayapan Sethuraman (India) - 3.5, 8th ; Jan Krejčí (Czech Republic) and Alexey Reshetnikov (Russia) - 3 points each in 9-10th

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