13 January 2017
Murtas Kazhgaleyev Wins Ivan Bukavshin Memorial Blitz
The event took place in Togliatti.A blitz tournament commemorating the late Ivan Bukavshin (1995-2016) was organized in SDYuSShOR #4 in Togliatti. More than 60 chess players, including students and coaches of the Russian Grandmaster Center, gathered to pay their tribute to the talented sportsman.
Grandmasters Murtas Kazhgaleyev and Yakov Geller tied for first place with 7.5 points. The grandmaster from Kazakhstan received the trophy thanks to a superior tie-break. Grandmaster Yury Yakovich finished third with 7 points.