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Shirov first seed at Inčukalna District Open Chess Championship 2013

The Inčukalna District Open Chess Championship 2013 is set to take place on May 11th 2013 in this district of Latvia. It is the first leg of the Vidzeme Grand Prix of rapid chess.

It will be a 8-rounds Swiss open with a time control of 12 minutes for the whole game plus 4 seconds increments per move.

The competition is organized by the Inčukalna County Council in cooperation with the Riga Chess Federation.

A total of 23 players are already registered in the event. Three GMs top the rating list: Alexei Shirov, Evgeny Sveshnikov – both from Latvia – and Estonian Aleksandr Volodin.

Latvian Chess Federation

Alexei Shirov id

Alexei Shirov

Registered players:

1 GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2712
2 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT 2541
3 GM Volodin Aleksandr EST 2443
4 Bernotas Arturs LAT 2407
5 Nikolajev Denis LAT 2377
6 FM Lavendelis Egons LAT 2372
7 Shlykov Vitali EST 2294
8 FM Vovk Ilja EST 2291
9 Karklins Imants LAT 2255
10 Dubrovin Robert EST 2229
11 Klimakovs Sergejs LAT 2225
12 Daudzvardis Janis LAT 2190
13 Kretainis Kristaps LAT 2183
14 WIM Dolgova Olga RUS 2156
15 Dzjuba Vsevolod LAT 2143
16 Laizans Aivars LAT 2099
17 Melderis Uldis LAT 1954
18 Gercans Visvaldis LAT 1906
19 Plitnieks Janis LAT 1870
20 Mihailovs Arturs LAT 1849
21 Lielmezs Girts LAT 1839
22 Deglis Dainis LAT 0
23 Sedleniece Sarma LAT 0

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