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Monday, March 3, 2014

GM Igor Glek wins 12th Sagaalgan Chess Festival

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2014

Hello everyone,

The 12th Sagaalgan Chess Festival 2014 took place from 28th February to 2nd March at the Buddhist University "Dashi Choynhorlin" in Ivolga Datsan, near Ulan-Ude in the Russian Republic of Buryatia.

The tournament was organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Buddhist University "Dashi Choynhorlin", Republic of Buryatia and the Chess Federation of Buryatia.

The 13-round rapid open tournament is a stage of the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia.

The Festival had a massive turnout of 566 players, exceeding the last year number of 494 participants.

Grandmasters Igor Glek (Germany) and Alexei Shirov (Latvia) shared the first place with 11 points each. Igor Glek took the winner's trophy on better tie-break.

Pavel Maletin, Sergei Yudin, Igor Khenkin, Dmitry Bocharov and Ekaterina Ubiennykh shared the third place with 10,5 points each. (via Russian Chess Federation/FIDE)

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