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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

St Petersburg Chess Summer Festival Begins Aug 26

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

Hi everyone,

St. Petersburg Chess Federation is organizing one of the most attractive summer festivals. Consisting of multiple events and with total prize fund of over 25000 USD. The St. Petersburg summer chess 2013 festival is held from 26th August (arrival day) until September 2nd (departure day) 2013 (Rapid chess tournament – 30.08-02.09.2013) at the “Park” hotel located at 12 Severnaya doroga, Krestovsky island, St.Petersburg, Russia. Contact the organizers at this address. The St. Petersburg summer rapid chess 2013 is one of the main events and has a total prize fund of 550 000 RUB (aprox. 16 000 usd). Of them 100000 are for the winner, 15000 are for the top women player, 15000 are for the top St.Petersburg Citizen, and there are prizes until 18th place and special categories.

The system is 11 rounds Swiss, time control 15 mins +10 seconds. The rounds start on August, 31 at 16:00, 17:20, 18:30, 19:40, on September, 1 – 11:00, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30, 15:40, 17:40, 18:50. The closing ceremony – September, 1 at 20:30.

For all other events, conditions, and details visit the tournament official website (

Top 10 players as of this date
Name Rtg Rpd
Shirov, Alexei 2706
Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2660
Alekseev, Evgeny 2636
Rakhmanov, Aleksandr 2592
Popov, Valerij 2572
Antipov, Mikhail Al. 2568
Romanov, Evgeny 2567
Stukopin, Andrey 2522
Matinian, Nikita 2496
Kryakvin, Dmitry 2473

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  • At August 15, 2013 at 4:39 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    my favourite chess city - shirov? maybe he goes further in the chess up ;)


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