Danil Kucherenko Memorial Open

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The first Danil Kucherenko Memorial Rapid Tournament was held in Kharkiv last weekend June 7-8, 2014. Thanks to the extensive support of his friends and the organizational support of Mr. Kiktev Grigoriy, the player list was quite strong. There were 6 GM's and 1 WGM among the 61 players. The highest rated player, Anton Korobov, FIDE rapid rating 2770, won first place on tie break with 7/9. Second was Vladislav Voitovic who beat two GM's, Tarlev and Simantsev. Third was IM Dmitriy Mischuk who scored equally with 4 GM's – Korobov, Tarlev, Aveskulov and Gasanov.

There were also many special prizes for best woman, senior, the youngest, etc. But of course it does not matter as much as the opportunity to remember Danil. There were many kind words spoken about him at the opening ceremony, a special area where organizers placed his pictures, best games, and written testimonials of his friends who could not be present at the tournament.

Many thanks to all players and organizers for these two days! Hopefully, this was just a first tournament dedicated to memory of Danil Kucherenko. We will always remember you, Friend!