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12 September 2018

Maksim Chigaev Wins Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan

Tournament is stage of Russian Rapid Grand Prix. 

Maksim Chigaev Wins Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan
Maksim Chigaev Wins Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup in Kazan

The Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup, a stage of the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia, finished in Kazan on September 12th. The event saw 121 chess players from 8 countries, including 30 grandmasters and 18 international masters. 

The winner is grandmaster Maksim Chigaev who scored 8.5 points out of 11. Timur Gareyev (USA) is second due to his inferior tie-break. Ivan Bocharov took the third place edging out Alexander Morozevich, Dmitry Kokarev, Alexey Sarana, and Artyom Timofeev by additional criteria.
 
Evgenij Kalegin showed the best result among seniors, Leya Garifullina - among women, while Dmitry Tsoi - among juniors. Ramil Faizrakhmanov was rewarded as the best player from Tatarstan, while Ilya Makoveev took the prize as the strongest player with ELO below 2300.  

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