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25 August 2017

Evgeny Alekseev Wins Viktor Korchnoi Memorial

A stage of the Russian Cup finished in Saint Petersburg. 

Evgeny Alekseev Wins Viktor Korchnoi Memorial
Evgeny Alekseev Wins Viktor Korchnoi Memorial
On August 24, the final games of Viktor Korchnoi Memorial, a stage of the Russian Cup, were played in Saint Petersburg. The tournament was a part of the open chess festival St Petersburg Summer-2017

Evgeny Alekseev, Dmitry Kokarev, Aleksandr Shimanov (all from Russia) and Gata Kamsky (USA) have scored 7.5 points out of 9. Due to his superior tie-break Alekseev became the winner of the tournament. Kokarev is second, while Kamsky is third.  

Anastasia Bodnaruk showed the best result among women - 6 points. 

Final standings

On August 26-27, a stage of the RAPID Grand Prix within the framework of the chess festival will be held. The line-up is quite strong as the rating favourites are Vladislav Artemiev, Sergei Rublevsky, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Moroxevich, Daniil Dubov and other well-known grandmasters. 

Official website

Photos by Sergey Bystrov





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