Mikhail Chigorin Chess Memorial 2013 in St Petersburg Begins
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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