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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mikhail Chigorin Chess Memorial 2013 in St Petersburg Begins

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

Hello everyone,
The International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2013” is taking place from 4th to 13th October at the Park Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Festival consists of two events: Blitz tournament which was held on 4th October, and Classic tournament which is a Russian Cup Stage on 5-13th October.

The Blitz tournament was played over 13 rounds of Swiss system with the time control 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move. The prize fund for this event is 200,000 RUB (approx 4,600 EUR). Grandmasters Jumabayev Rinat, Bukavshin Ivan, Ponkratov Pavel and Levin Evgeny shared the first place with 10 points each. The Russian Cup Stage will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system. The total prize fund is 1,800,000 RUB (approx 41,200 EUR). The first place is 300,000 RUB worth while the best woman will be awarded with 40,000 RUB.

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