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GM Nosenko leads Alekhine Memorial in Voronezh with perfect score

GM Alexander Nosenko (Ukraine) leads Alekhine Memorial (Master Open) Voronezh with perfect score 4/4 points.  Second place is shared in a 4-way tie by GM Vladislav Artemiev (Russia), GM Pavel Ponkratov (Russia), GM Dmitry Kokarev (Russia) and GM Manuel Leon Hoyos (Mexico) on 3,5 points.

You can see a picturesque report below by Elena Ponomareva, Andrey Zhileykin and Dmitry Borisenkov, as well as Master Open standings after 4 rounds.

The preparations for the Voronezh International chess Festival 2014 took a long time, but as soon as the festival started the events develop very quickly. Two one-day tournaments are already behind, two major tournaments have started, as well as a competition between chess players with disabilities. Certainly, it is early to speak about results but nevertheless some of them have already appeared. So…

Voronezh Chess Festival always begins June 10, its characteristic feature is in constant dates. The festival program changed several times, though last 3 years the formula is fixed and now the Festival starts with the Chess960 tournament. By the way, this kind of the chess has been becoming more and more popular in other Russian regions since it appeared here, in Voronezh.

There were 48 participants in Chess960 tournament, including 8 GM, 6 foreign players from 5 countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland). IM Mikhail Demidov (RUS, Moscow) won the tournament with a result 6 points of 7. GM Dmitry Bocharov (RUS, Novosibirsk) became the second on tie-break. 7 players had 5 points, IM Ivan Rozum (RUS, Vologda) took the third place on tie-break.

Rapid chess tournament (June 11) gathered 108 participants, including 18 GM, 11 foreign players from 7 countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Mexico, Germany, Kazakhstan, Switzerland). IM Ivan Rozum won the tournament with 8 points in 9 games. 5 players had 7 points, GM Dmitry Bocharov was the second on tie-break, GM Andrey Deviatkin (RUS, Moscow) took the third place.

Festival opening ceremony took place June 11 in the evening. FIDE World Champion GM Alexander Khalifman and USSR Girls champion WGM Natalia Alekhina took part in the ceremony. Well-known Voronezh singer (he is also a FM) Sergey Grebennikov gave a little concert. After the opening ceremony rapid tournament prizers where awarded.

June 12 (it is the Russian national holiday – the Day of Russia) FIDE Open and then Master Open have started. There are 120 participants in the Master open, including players from such countries as Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Mexico, Germany, Australia, Switzerland. Some participants e.g. GM Dmitry Bocharov have already been in Voronezh for several times, some players e.g. IM Munguntuul Bathuyag (Mongolia) are here for the first time.

There are many well-known GMs here and also there are many talented young players who are already GMs and IMs or are expected to achieve these titles in a few years. Of course, all the chess battles are ahead and it’s impossible to predict the results. So, let’s enjoy these battles. You can see online 10 games of each round on festival site, on Chessdom with computer analysis or on Android device using Follow Chess application.

Meeting between the Voronezh region authorities and the Chess Festival organizers From left to right: FIDE ex-World Champion GM Alexander Khalifman, Voronezh Chess Festival Director GM Alexander Raetsky, WGM Natalia Alekhina, Senior Voronezh Region Chess Coach IM Mikhail Kislov, Voronezh Region Chess Federation president Sergey Rudakov, Voronezh Region Sport Department Head Vladimir Kadurin, Voronezh Region Gоvernor Alexey Gordeev, Voronezh Region Deputy Governor Andrey Markov

Meeting between the Voronezh region authorities and the Chess Festival organizers
From left to right: FIDE ex-World Champion GM Alexander Khalifman, Voronezh Chess Festival Director GM Alexander Raetsky, WGM Natalia Alekhina, Senior Voronezh Region Chess Coach IM Mikhail Kislov, Voronezh Region Chess Federation president Sergey Rudakov, Voronezh Region Sport Department Head Vladimir Kadurin, Voronezh Region Gоvernor Alexey Gordeev, Voronezh Region Deputy Governor Andrey Markov

Chess960 tournament is in progress Table1:  4th place GM Manuel Leon Hoyos (MEX) vs 3rd place IM Ivan Rozum (RUS, Vologda). Table 2: 1st place IM Mikhail Demidov (RUS, Moscow) vs GM Pavel Ponkratov (RUS, Ekaterinburg)

Chess960 tournament is in progress
Table1: 4th place GM Manuel Leon Hoyos (MEX) vs 3rd place IM Ivan Rozum (RUS, Vologda).
Table 2: 1st place IM Mikhail Demidov (RUS, Moscow) vs GM Pavel Ponkratov (RUS, Ekaterinburg)

Rapid Chess Tournament winners From left to right: GM Dmitry Bocharov (RUS, Novosibirsk) seems disappointed because he is the second in the second tournament in a row. IM Ivan Rozum holds the winner cup. GM Andrey Deviatkin (RUS, Moscow) declared a year ago his intention not to play classical chess any more, but after his success in rapid tournament you can see him in the Master Open again.

Rapid Chess Tournament winners
From left to right: GM Dmitry Bocharov (RUS, Novosibirsk) seems disappointed because he is the second in the second tournament in a row. IM Ivan Rozum holds the winner cup. GM Andrey Deviatkin (RUS, Moscow) declared a year ago his intention not to play classical chess any more, but after his success in rapid tournament you can see him in the Master Open again.

Master Open tournament leaders Ten first boards are placed on the scene and these games are visible online. The players’ tables are separated from the spectators’ zone by a rope

Master Open tournament leaders
Ten first boards are placed on the scene and these games are visible online. The players’ tables are separated from the spectators’ zone by a rope

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Master Open standings after 4 rounds:

1 GM NOSENKO Alexander 2492 UKR 4
2 GM ARTEMIEV Vladislav 2647 RUS 3,5
3 GM PONKRATOV Pavel 2595 RUS 3,5
4 GM KOKAREV Dmitry 2628 RUS 3,5
5 GM LEON HOYOS Manuel 2515 MEX 3,5
6 IM PONOMAREV Dmitry 2396 RUS 3
7 GM MOZHAROV Mikhail 2552 RUS 3
8 GM TUKHAEV Adam 2547 UKR 3
9 GM TIMOFEEV Artyom 2603 RUS 3
10 GM POPOV Ivan 2650 RUS 3
11 GM RAKHMANOV Aleksandr 2614 RUS 3
12 PREDKE Alexandr 2491 RUS 3
13 IM MUNGUNTUUL Batkhuyag 2411 MGL 3
14 GM ZONTAKH Andrey 2533 UKR 3
15 GM BRODSKY Michail 2556 UKR 3
16 GM FEDOROV Alexei 2574 BLR 3
17 GM KRYAKVIN Dmitry 2581 RUS 3
18 IM PAVLOV Sergey 2470 UKR 3
19 GM KHARITONOV Alexandr 2558 RUS 3
20 IM CHIGAEV Maksim 2496 RUS 3
21 FM KOSTIN Konstantin 2312 RUS 2,5
22 IM ROZUM Ivan 2544 RUS 2,5
23 FM ALEKSEENKO Kirill 2464 RUS 2,5
24 IM PARAVYAN David 2433 RUS 2,5
25 GM DANIN Alexandre 2594 RUS 2,5
26 FM ESIPENKO Andrey 2282 RUS 2,5
27 IM PESKOV Alexsey 2417 UKR 2,5
28 IM ULKO Jaroslav 2422 RUS 2,5
29 SARANA Alexey 2355 RUS 2,5
30 KUKHMAZOV Arsen 2271 RUS 2,5
31 IM PRIZANT Jaroslav 2516 RUS 2,5
32 VASTRUKHIN Oleg 2401 RUS 2,5
33 FM KORCHMAR Vasiliy 2330 RUS 2,5
34 IM RJABZEV Konstantin 2292 RUS 2,5
35 GM GRIGORIANTS Sergey 2595 RUS 2,5
36 GM KHALIFMAN Alexander 2617 RUS 2,5
37 GM YEVSEEV Denis 2535 RUS 2,5
38 FM RODIN Dmitrij 2340 RUS 2,5
39 GM BATCHULUUN Tsegmed 2521 MGL 2,5
40 IM DEMIDOV Mikhail 2512 RUS 2,5
41 IM SERGIENKO Sergey 2402 RUS 2,5
42 GM GAVRILOV Alexei 2491 RUS 2,5
43 GOLUBOV Saveliy 2332 RUS 2,5
44 KUDELYA Igor 2291 RUS 2,5
45 IM SIVUK Vitaly 2491 UKR 2,5
46 FM OGANIAN Miran 2378 RUS 2,5
47 FM KOZIONOV Kirill 2387 RUS 2,5
48 GM YAGUPOV Igor 2414 RUS 2,5
49 DEMIANJUK Alexander 2366 RUS 2,5
50 IM LUGOVSKOY Maxim 2393 RUS 2,5
51 IM KOZLITIN Oleg 2332 RUS 2,5
52 IM ZENZERA Alexey 2454 RUS 2
53 FM PROVOTOROV Ivan 2369 RUS 2
54 GM BOCHAROV Dmitry 2598 RUS 2
55 TRIAPISHKO Olexandr 2280 UKR 2
56 IM PASIEV Rakhim 2410 RUS 2
57 KUZMIN Egor 2152 RUS 2
58 NIKITENKO Mihail 2228 BLR 2
59 FM NOZDRACHEV Leonid 2409 RUS 2
60 FM ELIZAROV Dmitry 2376 RUS 2
61 KACHAR Vladimir 2283 RUS 2
62 SHAPIRO David 2138 RUS 2
63 IM DMITRIEV Igor 2295 RUS 2
64 FM KRETOV Evgenij 2278 RUS 2
65 IM SIMONIAN Tigran 2422 ARM 2
66 LOSKUTOV Sviatoslav 2287 RUS 2
67 MASLOVA Polina 1927 RUS 2
68 GM KUNIN Vitaly 2575 GER 2
69 FM CHUPRIKOV Dmitry 2342 RUS 2
70 GM SHARIYAZDANOV Andrey 2568 RUS 2
71 FM ROZHKO Dmitry 2329 RUS 2
72 FM POGOSIAN Georgy 2243 RUS 2
73 GINOSYAN Razmik 1972 RUS 2
74 KHANIN Semen 2332 RUS 2
75 POPOV Kirill 2242 RUS 2
76 IM NOZDRACHEV Vladislav 2498 RUS 2
77 WIM SEVERINA Maria 2202 RUS 2
78 FM SMIRNOV Anton 2354 AUS 2
79 FM KRUCHEV Boris 2294 RUS 1,5
80 MASLOV Ivan 2202 RUS 1,5
81 SCHEKACHIKHIN Maksim 2067 RUS 1,5
82 KALININ Nikita 2137 RUS 1,5
83 KLYUEV Alexander S. 2278 RUS 1,5
84 GRITSENKO Vladimir 2232 RUS 1,5
85 NOVIKOV Konstantin 2049 RUS 1,5
86 KLIMENTOV Roman 2205 RUS 1,5
87 GRIGORIAN Vardan 2299 ARM 1,5
88 WFM SAZONOVA Anastasia 2072 RUS 1,5
89 ELISTRATOV Semen 2251 RUS 1,5
90 TARASOV Alexandr 2194 RUS 1,5
91 WIM TARASOVA Viktoriya 2252 RUS 1,5
92 LINGUR Zalina 2048 RUS 1,5
93 FM AFANASIEV Nikita 2313 RUS 1,5
94 WFM SHUVALOVA Polina 2070 RUS 1,5
95 GM DEVIATKIN Andrei 2526 RUS 1,5
96 FM TCHERNYI Viktor 2199 RUS 1
97 VOROBJOV Denis S. 2171 RUS 1
98 ARSHAEV Ajush 2147 RUS 1
99 RADKOV Bazhen D. 2070 RUS 1
100 VINOGRADOV Anatoly 2102 RUS 1
101 FEDOTOV Nikita 2017 RUS 1
102 ILYASHEV Yerzhan 1943 KAZ 1
103 KARPENKO Artem 2074 RUS 1
104 DYAKONOVA Ekaterina 2028 RUS 1
105 FM IVANETS Vladimir 2114 RUS 1
106 ZHILEYKIN Andrey 2090 RUS 1
107 SUKHAREVA Evgeniya 2194 RUS 1
108 KORNILOV Peter 2013 RUS 1
109 IM KOSTIN Alexey 2303 RUS 1
110 GLUKHOV Mikhail 2209 RUS 1
111 FM PONOMARIOV Timur 2250 RUS 1
112 FILYANIN Daniil 1920 RUS 1
113 BONFERRONI Thierry 1928 SUI 1
114 GRIGORJEV Iljya 2181 RUS 0,5
115 GUNCHENKO Vadim 2068 RUS 0,5
116 SOKOLOVSKY Victor 1984 RUS 0,5
117 TIMERKHANOV Alexander 2150 RUS 0,5
118 BEREZHNAYA Veronika 1943 RUS 0
119 WFM BYKOVA Anastasia 2134 RUS 0
120 GASPARIAN Haik 2089 ARM 0

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