GM Boris Savchenko lifts the Nezhmetdinov Trophy

Rashid Nezhmetdinov

Rashid Nezhmetdinov

Russian Chess Federation, Tatarstan Ministry of Sport and Tatarstan Chess Federation have organized the 34th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup from 25th September to 4th October in Kazan. The tournament also marked the centenary of Nezhmetdinov’s birth.

After nine rounds of play GM Boris Savchenko emerged clear winner of the tournament by collecting 7,0 points and leaving the opposition half a point behind. Savchenko earned 2500 EUR and 16 elo points to revert the negative trend that saw him dropping from 2630 to 2523 in one year.

GM Ildar Ibragimov, who is on the USA rating list but apparently staying in Russia this year, shared the second place with Sergey Grigoriants and Aleksey Goganov. Ibragimov is native of Kazan and the Tatarstan Chess Federation has him listed as the 2nd highest rated player of the Republic.

The total prize fund was 12,400 EUR. There were 10 regular prizes and special prizes for women, juniors and seniors.

Round 9 top results:

GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2523 – GM Ibragimov Ildar USA 2546 ½-½
GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2578 – GM Dvoirys Semen I. RUS 2533 ½-½
GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2575 – IM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2525 0-1
GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2596 – GM Yandemirov Valeri RUS 2398 0-1
IM Sharafiev Azat RUS 2414 – GM Vorobiov Evgeny E. RUS 2594 0-1
GM Frolyanov Dmitry RUS 2560 – GM Tunik Gennady RUS 2456 1-0
Predke Alexandr RUS 2496 – GM Lintchevski Daniil RUS 2554 ½-½
GM Onischuk Vladimir UKR 2547 – IM Loskutov Oleg RUS 2422 1-0

Final standings:

1. GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2523 – 7,0

2-4. GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2578, GM Ibragimov Ildar USA 2546 and IM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2525 – 6,5

5-10. GM Vorobiov Evgeny E. RUS 2594, GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2575, GM Onischuk Vladimir UKR 2547, GM Yandemirov Valeri RUS 2398, GM Frolyanov Dmitry RUS 2560 and GM Dvoirys Semen I. RUS 2533 – 6,0

11-17. FM Pasiev Rakhim RUS 2333, Predke Alexandr RUS 2496, GM Lintchevski Daniil RUS 2554, IM Chigaev Maksim RUS 2456, FM Yuzhakov Oleg RUS 2325, Demianjuk Alexander RUS 2324 and IM Arslanov Shamil RUS 2416 – 5,5 etc

Boris Savchenko

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