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Maksim Chigaev wins 2015 Vanya Somov’s Memorial

The 13th World’s Youth Stars tournament, dedicated to the memory of Vanya Somov, took place from 19-30th May at the Palace of Culture KINEF in Kirishi, Leningrad region, Russia.

The tournament was a 12-player, single round-robin event valid for IM-norms.

Top seed IM Maksim Chigaev from St. Petersburg won the tournament with 8,0/11 points, half a point ahead of Georgian FM Giorgi Sibashvili who claimed an IM norm.

Replay games with analysis

Final standings:

1. IM Chigaev Maksim RUS 2496 – 8
2. FM Sibashvili Giorgi GEO 2361 – 7.5
3-4. IM Kozionov Kirill RUS 2396 – 7
4 FM Esipenko Andrey RUS 2350 – 7
5-6. Kazakovskiy Valeriy BLR 2346 – 6.5
6 IM Zenzera Alexey RUS 2442 – 6.5
7. FM Perske Thore GER 2416 – 6
8. FM Marek Matyas CZE 2283 – 5.5
9. IM Khanin Semen RUS 2407 – 4.5
10. FM Erenberg Ariel ISR 2248 – 4
11. FM Gadimbayli Abdulla AZE 2301 – 3
12. Tishova Svetlana RUS 1942 – 0.5

Tournament website

Vanya Somov Memorial

The playing hall in Kirishi

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