Chess club Etyud from Yekaterinburg celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this occasion 32 strongest chess players from the Sverdlovsk region gathered for a nine round tournament.
Preceding the main event there were two qualifying competitions: first for the junior members of Etyud, second for the public.
Alexander Motylev took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points, leaving the second placed Roman Ovechkin half a point behind.
Grandmasters Pavel Ponkratov and Igor Lysyj shared the third place with 6,5 points each. Best placed woman was FM Irina Gileva with 4,0 points.