Korchnoi Wins Seniors Botvinnik Memorial

Korchnoi Wins Seniors Botvinnik Memorial

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 20, 2011, 10:05 AM |
28 | Chess Event Coverage

Viktor Korchnoi won the rapid seniors Botvinnik Memorial tournament in Suzdal, near Moscow.

The 10-player round robin tournament took place from 15-19 August to mark the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the sixth world chess champion Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik.

The time control was 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment. The great Botvinnik was not a fan of rapid time control games, but hopefully he would have appreciated so many friends and chess fans paying tribute to him regardless!

The full results:


 Name       Elo Nat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Place
1  Korchnoi, Viktor 2553 SUI * 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 7 1st
2  Zaitsev, Igor A 2408 RUS 0 * ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5th
3  Bykhovsky, Anatoly A 2354 RUS 0 ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 9th
4  Nikitin, Aleksander S 2430 RUS ½ 1 ½ * 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 4 6th
5  Vasiukov, Evgeni 2455 RUS 0 1 1 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 6 2nd
6  Uhlmann, Wolfgang 2379 GER 0 0 ½ 1 1 * 0 1 ½ 0 4 7th
7  Portisch, Lajos 2523 HUN ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ 5 3rd
8  Chernikov, Oleg L 2402 RUS 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 4 8th
9  Taimanov, Mark E 2386 RUS ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 0 10th
10  Ivkov, Borislav 2416 SRB ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 * 4th

 

Viktor "The Terrible" in action against Borislav Ivkov

Viktor Korchnoi.JPG

 

 

 

All the games are available for replay here, at the official website.

 

Photos by Marina Romanko at Chess-News

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