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13th World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial

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

The tournament is a 12-player, single round-robin event, according to the acting rules of FIDE. The tournament is valid for IM-norms.


Chigaev Maksim IM (RUS 2496) 1996
Zenzera Alexey IM (RUS 2442) 1997
Perske Thore FM (GER 2416) 1999
Khanin Semen IM (RUS 2407) 1999
Kozionov Kirill IM (RUS 2396) 1998
Sibashvili Giorgi FM (GEO 2361) 1998
Esipenko Andrey FM (RUS 2350) 2002
Kazakovskiy Valeriy (BLR 2346) 2000
Gadimbayli Abdulla FM (AZE 2301) 2002
Marek Matyas FM (CZE 2283) 1999
Erenberg Ariel FM (ISR 2248) 2001
Tishova Svetlana (RUS 1942) 2000

Last year the joint winners were IM Tigran Harutyunian and IM David Paravyan.

Official website

Vanya Somov Memorial

The playing hall in Kirishi

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