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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GM Alexandre Danin wins Paul Keres Chess Memorial

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

Hello everyone,

Here's some chess news via FIDE: The Estonian Chess Federation held the Paul Keres Chess Memorial to celebrate the 98th birth anniversary of the legendary Estonian chess grandmaster. The Estonian Chess Federation held a chess festival from January 3 to January 16. Paul Keres was elected the Estonian Sportsman of the Century. 

The festival comprised two events: from January 3 to 6, two youth tournaments (for boys and girls) took place, and from January 10 to 16 the main event – International Paul Keres Memorial 2014 – was held.

The youth tournaments saw 88 participants from Estonia, Russia, Latvia and Sweden. The boys' tournament was won by Kirill Chukavin and the girls' tournament was won by Anna Sagadijeva. Official website.

International Paul Keres Memorial 2014 drew 67 chess players from 13 federations. Grandmaster Alexandre Danin emerged a clear winner with 7 points out of 9. IM Artem Smirnov won the second place and the bronze medal went to GM Alexander Yemelin. All three players were from Russia.

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