Polugayevsky Memorial 2011

Polugayevsky Memorial 2011

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 15, 2011, 12:36 AM |
24 | Chess Event Coverage

The Lev Polugayevsky Memorial ran from 5-13 July 2011 in Samara, Russia.

The competition was a nine-round Swiss event, won by Russian GM Semen Dvoirys with a score of 7½ points. Natalia Pogonina won the prize for the best placed woman on 6/9.

The time control was 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start. The prize fund was 456,000 roubles (approx 16,000 US dollars).

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Lev Polugayevsky (1934-1995) was a very strong GM, qualifying for the Candidates matches four times, and only losing in 1977 and 1980 to the eventual challenger, Viktor Korchnoi.

Polugayevsky was also a noted chess opening theoretician, most famously for the "Polugayevsky Variation" of the Sicilian. For recent Chess.com articles on Polugayevsky, see here, here and here.

The top 3 receive their prizes (left to right) Jakov Geller, Pavel Smirnov, Semen Dvoirys

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Natalia Pogonina picks up her prize

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The official website with more information is here.  Semen Dvoirys' crucial final round win to claim first place is below.

 

 

The top finishers from the 124 competitors:


 Name Nat Elo Pts TB
1  Dvoirys Semen I  RUS  2554 7.5 50.5
2  Smirnov Pavel  RUS  2558 7.0 53.0
3  Geller Jakov  RUS  2535 7.0 49.0
4  Papin Vasily  RUS  2565 7.0 47.5
5  Aleksandrov Aleksej  BLR  2609 6.5 51.0
6  Panarin Mikhail  RUS  2503 6.5 50.5
7  Maletin Pavel  RUS  2575 6.5 49.0
8  Shaposhnikov Evgeny  RUS  2540 6.5 48.5
9  Predke Alexandr  RUS  2450 6.5 41.5
10  Kovalenko Igor  UKR  2567 6.0 55.0
11  Rakhmanov Aleksandr  RUS  2585 6.0 53.5
12  Kokarev Dmitry  RUS  2596 6.0 52.5
13  Volkov Sergey  RUS  2607 6.0 49.0
14  Zenzera Alexey  RUS  2236 6.0 49.0
15  Ziatdinov Raset  USA  2413 6.0 49.0
16  Dzhumaev Marat  UZB  2481 6.0 48.5
17  Yakovich Yuri  RUS  2539 6.0 47.5
18  Bukavshin Ivan  RUS  2506 6.0 47.0
19  Potapov Pavel  RUS  2488 6.0 46.5
20  Kharlov Andrei  RUS  2532 6.0 46.0
21  Sanzhaev Darsen  RUS  2211 6.0 45.5
22  Yaksin Oleg  RUS  2414 6.0 45.0
23  Pogonina Natalija  RUS  2442 6.0 44.5

 

Pictures from the official website.

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