Chigorin Memorial 2011

Chigorin Memorial 2011

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 23, 2011, 2:49 PM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

This year's Chigorin Memorial chess festival, in honour of the great Russian chess player Mikhail Chigorin took place from 12-22 October in St.Petersburg.

The main event was the "Classic", a nine round Swiss tournament with more than 250 competitors taking part.

Dmitry Bocharov won his last three games to come from behind and snatch victory by half a point.

The time control for the Classic was 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game with 30 seconds increment from the start.

A nine-round rapid event at a rate of 15 minutes plus 5 second increment also took place, with the Ukrainian Anton Korobov emerging the winner.

The complete standings for the Classic and the Rapid are available at the links.

The prize fund for the festival was 1,500,000 roubles (approx 48,000 USD).

Dmitry Bocharov (right) and Igor Kurnosov before their game in the rapid event

Dmitry Bocharov and Dmitry Kurnosov Chigorin Mem 2011.jpg

 

The top finishers in the Mikhail Chigorin Memorial Classic:


Name  Fed  Elo Pts BH 
1 GM Bocharov, Dmitry  RUS  2582 7.5 51.5
2 IM Onischuk, Vladimir  UKR  2483 7.0 53.0
3 GM Lintchevski, Daniil  RUS  2558 7.0 53.0
4 GM Khismatullin, Denis  RUS  2635 7.0 52.0
5 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS  2666 7.0 51.5
6 GM Smirnov, Pavel  RUS  2580 7.0 51.5
7 GM Azarov, Sergei  BLR  2648 7.0 50.0
8 GM Gabrielian, Artur  RUS  2531 7.0 48.0
9 GM Shomoev, Anton  RUS  2577 7.0 46.5
10 GM Khalifman, Alexander  RUS  2627 6.5 54.5
11 GM Maiorov, Nikita  BLR  2558 6.5 52.0
12 IM Oparin, Grigoriy  RUS  2413 6.5 50.5
13 GM Andriasian, Zaven  ARM  2615 6.5 50.5
14 GM Ionov, Sergey  RUS  2540 6.5 50.0
15 GM Vorobiov, Evgeny E.  RUS  2581 6.5 49.0
16 GM Volkov, Sergey  RUS  2614 6.5 48.5
17 GM Kovchan, Alexander  UKR  2569 6.5 48.5
18 IM Demchenko, Anton  RUS  2574 6.5 47.5
19 GM Burmakin, Vladimir  RUS  2588 6.5 47.0
20 GM Popov, Valerij  RUS  2545 6.5 46.0
21 GM Malakhatko, Vadim  BEL  2543 6.5 46.0
22 GM Neverov, Valeriy  UKR  2508 6.5 44.0
23 GM Maletin, Pavel  RUS  2579 6.5 41.0

 

 

 

 

Anton Korobov won the rapid event

Anton Korobov Chigorin Mem 2011.jpg

 

Photos from the official website.

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