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Saint Petersburg summer – 2014 International Chess Festival

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

The International Chess Festival “Saint Petersburg summer – 2014″ is held from 21st August to 1st September 2014 at Park Hotel Krestovskiy in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia.

The Festival is split into many tournaments:

Tournament A – Rapid Tournament with a hefty prize fund in the amount of 550.000 RUB (nearly 11.500 €)
Tournament B – Amateur Tournament for players rated below 2351
Tournament C - Blitz Tournament for children born 2000 and later
Tournament D – Children Festival split separated into two sections (Children under 11 and Children under 15)
Tournament E – Seniors rapid tournament for players born 1954 and earlier (female players born 1959 and earlier)
Tournament F – Blitz Marathon with a time control 3′ + 2″ and expected number of rounds 50
Tournament G – 11-round Swiss Blitz tournament
Tournament H – Chess 960 Tournament
Tournament I - Problem solving cmpetition
Tournament J - Blitz Team Tournament
Tournament K - Bughouse Team Tournament

In addition, the festival provides a simultaneous exhibition and lecture by GM.

The preliminary list of players consists of 277 players, including 4 GMs rated 2700+ and 15 GMs over 2600. Top seed is GM Nikita Vitiugov (Russia).

Official website

Preliminary TOP list of players:

1 Vitiugov, Nikita 2742 RUS
2 Morozevich, Alexander 2731 RUS
3 Shirov, Alexei 2709 LAT
4 Moiseenko, Alexander 2707 UKR
5 Rublevsky, Sergei 2698 RUS
6 Lysyj, Igor 2686 RUS
7 Matlakov, Maxim 2685 RUS
8 Khismatullin, Denis 2681 RUS
9 Alekseev, Evgeny 2675 RUS
10 Fedoseev, Vladimir 2672 RUS
11 Rodshtein, Maxim 2671 ISR
12 Dreev, Aleksey 2662 RUS
13 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2659 RUS
14 Kovalenko, Igor 2650 LAT
15 Romanov, Evgeny 2643 RUS
16 Khairullin, Ildar 2638 RUS
17 Khalifman, Alexander 2621 RUS
18 Goganov, Aleksey 2604 RUS
19 Timofeev, Artem 2601 RUS
20 Aleksandrov, Aleksej 2595 BLR
21 Yemelin, Vasily 2573 RUS
22 Lintchevski, Daniil 2555 RUS
23 Panarin, Mikhail 2555 RUS
24 Popov, Valerij 2546 RUS
25 Levin, Evgeny A. 2507 RUS

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