Dmitry Bocharov convincing in Sberbank Blitz in Novosibirsk

Grandmaster Dmitry Bocharov stormed through the tournament to convincingly take the first place with 8 points from 11 games.

Vadim Zviagintsev (Moscow) and Rinat Jumabaev (Pavlodar, Kazakhstan) shared the second place with 7 points each.

Siberian bank “Sberbank of Russia” organized the round robin blitz tournament on 21st June in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Twelve players from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan formed the field with average elo of 2608, or XV FIDE category.

Final standings:
1. Dmitry Bocharov, Moscow, 2577 – 8
2-3. Vadim Zviagintsev, Moscow, 2659 and Rinat Jumabaev, Pavlodar, 2597 – 7
4-5. Vadim Malahatko, Kiev, 2559 and Vladimir Malakhov, Moscow, 2725 – 6,5
6. Alexey Dreev, Moscow, 2711 – 6
7. Pavel Kotsur, Pavlodar, 2572 – 5,5
8. Sergei Zablotsky, Krasnoyarsk, 2522 – 5
9-11. Andrei Belozerov 2552, Pavel Maletin, Novosibirsk, 2650 and Artyom Timofeev, Kazan, 2602 – 4
12. Pavel Smirnov, Mezhdurechensk, 2584 – 3,5


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