The 40th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial, a stage of the Russian Cup, finished in Kazan. 108 chess players from 7 national chess federations, including 20 grandmasters, took part in the tournament.
Vladislav Artemiev from Kazan won the tournament having scored 7 points out of 9 and edged out Tigran Harutyunian (Armenia) who took the second place. Dmitry Kokarev (Penza) won the bronze medal with 6.5 points.
5 additional nominations were established; the prizewinners are:
1st place – GM Gennady Tunik (Saratov Oblast)
2nd place – IM Evgenij Kalegin (Republic of Bashkortostan)
3rd place – IM Alexander Filipenko (Udmurtia),
1st place – WFM Thalia Cervantes Landeiro (USA)
2nd place – WFM Lubov Markelova (Republic of Tatarstan)
3rd place – WGM Turkan Mamedjarova (Azerbaijan),
1st place – Tagir Salemgareev (Kurgan Oblast)
2nd place – FM Konstantin Zhitnikov (Mari El)
3rd place – FM Ruslan Murtazin (Republic of Tatarstan),
Chess players of Republic of Tatarstan:
1st place – GM Artyom Timofeev
2nd place – FM Ramil Sadykov
3rd place – GM Ramil Hasangatin,
Chess players with rating below 2450:
1st place – FM Dmitry Tsoi (Moscow Oblast)
2nd place – Sergey Pogorelskikh (Samara Oblast)
3rd place – IM Ramil Faizrakhmanov (Republic of Tatarstan).