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Saturday, July 20, 2013

'Highest' Chess Tournament: In Ukraine at 65 Metres

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

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The Ukrainian website has reported that a chess tournament was played at 65 meters above sea level in the city of Lvov for the first time in the country. The event was help as the City Council helped celebrate Chess Day in Ukraine with a round-robin blitz tournament 'Chess on a Tower' with six Grandmasters from Lvov.

Yuri Vovk won the competition, Yaroslav Zherebukh finished second, Adrian Mikhalchishin took third. The winner received the Cup from the City Mayor.

"This is the highest Cup in Ukraine. I would like to thank the players for such a great initiative. Well done - you glorify Lvov with such a championship on the tower," the website quotes the mayor. 

Oleksandr Sulypa - out of the prize-winning places. All photos by

The Day of chess was also celebrated by holding simuls and awarding the winners of junior competitions. (via

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