5 October 2022

Valery Loginov and Nina Sirotkina Are New Russian Senior Blitz Champions

The event finished in Saint Petersburg.

The Russian Senior Blitz Championships took place in the Olympic Reserve Chess and Checkers Sports School in Saint Petersburg on 5 October.

Grandmaster Valery Loginov became the Russian Senior Blitz Champion, having got 8 points out of 11. Andrei Shalygin (2nd place), GM Sergey Smagin (3rd place), and IM Alexandr Provotorov (4th place) are half a point behind the winner. 

The women's event was won by WIM Nina Sirotkina, who scored 9.5 points out of 11. WGM Galina Strutinskaia won silver with 8.5 points. WGM Tatiana Bogumil is in third place with 8 points. 

The Russian Senior Championships were organised by the Physical Culture and Sports Committee of St. Petersburg, the Chess Federation of Russia and the Sports Chess Federation of St. Petersburg.

The general sponsor of the championship is Gazprom. The CFR general partner is PhosAgro. The tournament's partner is Aeroflot.

About Gazprom

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves being the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as a number of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad. 

Gazprom supplies gas to domestic and foreign consumers. The Company is among the top Russian oil and gas condensate producers and owns large generating assets in Russia.

The Company is committed to supporting public social projects by providing assistance to cultural, scientific and educational activities and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Photos by Eduard Sigorskiy