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GM Sergei Zhigalko claims Chebanenko Memorial 2016

ChebanenkoThe 2016 edition of the Chebanenko Memorial was held from 11-12 March in Chisinau, Moldova.

The event was a 9-round Swiss rapid chess tournament dedicated to the memory of Moldovian player Vecheslav Chebanenko.

The tempo of play was 15′ + 10″, while the average tournament rating was 2380.

GM Sergei Zhigalko from Belarus emerged a solo winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

The second place was shared in a four-way tie by GM Viorel Iordachescu from Moldova, GM Ilia Smirin from Israel, GM Olexandr Bortnyk from Ukraine and GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy, after the whole group finished the event with 6.5 points.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

Official website / Previous editions of Chebanenko Memorial / Slav repertoire by GM Kuljasevic including Chebanenko opening

Final standings:

1 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2748 7
2 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2610 6.5
3 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2677 6.5
4 GM Bortnyk Olexandr UKR 2606 6.5
5 GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2570 6.5
6 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2549 6
7 FM Macovei Andrei MDA 2207 6
8 GM Stupak Kirill BLR 2612 5.5
9 GM Vovk Yuri UKR 2576 5.5
10 IM Bortnyk Mykola UKR 2545 5.5
11 IM Filip Lucian ROU 2467 5.5
12 GM Komliakov Viktor MDA 2394 5.5
13 GM Papin Vasily RUS 2522 5.5
14 IM Hamitevici Vladimir MDA 2492 5
15 GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2541 5
16 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2593 5
17 GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2580 4.5
18 FM Iovcov Valerii MDA 2210 4.5
19 FM Terletsky Oleg UKR 2276 4.5
20 IM Martemianov Iaroslav MDA 2386 4.5
21 IM Vedmediuc Serghei MDA 2386 4.5
22 IM Soltanici Ruslan MDA 2337 4.5
23 Bordovsky Vladimir UKR 2340 4
24 Mirzoev Emil UKR 2433 4
25 FM Krupko Alexey UKR 2274 4
26 IM Bulmaga Irina ROU 2379 4
27 IM Itkis Boris ROU 2263 4
28 FM Morozov Nichita MDA 2250 4
29 IM Bargan Sergiu MDA 2263 4
30 WGM Ionescu Irina ROU 2138 3.5
31 FM Vavric Pavel MDA 2302 3.5
32 IM Nevednichy Boris M MDA 2097 3.5
33 FM Agafii Victor MDA 2277 3
34 Ianocichin Victor MDA 2174 3
35 Chircu Vadim MDA 2197 3
36 WIM Dragomirescu Angela ROU 2246 2.5
37 FM Kuznetsov Mikhail V. RUS 2131 2.5
38 Martemianov Oleg MDA 2220 2.5
39 IM Slovineanu Viacheslav MDA 2411 2
40 Prilepov Alexei MDA 2172 2

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