Boris Savchenko Wins Moscow Open
The Moscow Open 2013, held as part of the Moscow International Chess Festival was won by Russian grandmaster Boris Savchenko. In a complex final round game, he prevailed over his compatriot Pavel Ponkratov. That win allowed Savchenko to score 7½/9 points, half a point ahead of the rest of the field.
A total of nine players finished with 7 points, headed on tie-break by the top seed in the event, Ian Nepomniachtchi, while third place went to Pavel Maletin.
The award was presented to Savchenko by Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Chess Federation Arkady Dvorkovich and Deputy Chairman of Moskomsport Nikolay Gulyaev.
Boris Savchenko (right) claimed first place ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi
The top standings
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The festival ran from the 31 January - 10 February at the Russian State Social University, and consisted of of nine tournaments:
Tournament A – Men’s Cup of Russia (the "Moscow Open")
Tournament B – Women’s Cup of Russia
Tournament C – Amateurs’ Cup of MCF
Tournament D – Veterans’ Cup of MCF
Tournament E – World Cup Chess Composition
Tournament F – Students-grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU (men)
Tournament G – Students-grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU (women)
Tournament H – School Champions’ Cup of MCF
The results of all the tournaments are available at the official website. The total prize fund of the Festival was 3.5 million rubles (approximately 110,000 USD).