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Lev Polugaevsky Memorial – Round Five

The 2nd Lev Polugaevsky Memorial is being held from 5th to 13th July in the Russian city Samara as a 9-round Swiss competition. 101 players compete.

GM Alexei Fedorov from Belarus is leading with perfect score after five rounds of play. GM Dmitry Frolyanov is alone on the 2nd place with 4.5 points. The two Grandmasters are set to play each other in the 6th round.

The total prize fund is 11.000 EUR and the tournament is a qualifier for the 2012 Russian Cup. The winner will earn 2400 EUR.

The 1st Polugaevsky Memorial was held in 2011 with the participation of 122 players. GM Semen Dvoirys from Chelyabinsk was the sole winner with 7.5 points.

Lev Polugaevsky Memorial

Round 5 top results:

GM Fedorov Alexei 2562 – GM Smirnov Pavel 2592 1 – 0
GM Yemelin Vasily 2577 – GM Maletin Pavel 2596 ½ – ½
GM Gabrielian Artur 2594 – GM Frolyanov Dmitry 2564 0 – 1
GM Khismatullin Denis 2664 – GM Tukhaev Adam 2546 1 – 0
GM Timofeev Artyom 2641 – GM Vokarev Sergey 2437 1 – 0
IM Kopylov Alexander A 2446 – GM Kokarev Dmitry 2616 1 – 0
GM Bocharov Dmitry 2600 – Nugumanov Bakhtiyar 2279 0 – 1
IM Virovlansky Semen 2471 – GM Kovalenko Igor 2556 0 – 1

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2562 – 5
2. GM Frolyanov Dmitry RUS 2564 – 4.5
3-12. GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2664, GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2641, GM Yemelin Vasily RUS 2577, GM Maletin Pavel RUS 2596, GM Smirnov Pavel RUS 2592, IM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2509, IM Kopylov Alexander A RUS 2446, Smirnov Alexey RUS 2414, GM Kovalenko Igor UKR 2556 and Nugumanov Bakhtiyar KAZ 2279 – 4
13-24. GM Geller Jakov RUS 2555, GM Gabrielian Artur RUS 2594, GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2546, GM Kabanov Nikolai RUS 2496, Predke Alexandr RUS 2464, Bochkarev Alexey RUS 2410, GM Ovetchkin Roman RUS 2501, GM Shomoev Anton RUS 2582, FM Nakhapetiane Pogos RUS 2497, GM Shaposhnikov Evgeny RUS 2545, FM Mokshanov Alexey RUS 2413 and Artamonov Valery RUS 2211 – 3.5 etc

Tournament website (in Russian)

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