The Number One

Время публикации: 04.10.2013 20:07 | Последнее обновление: 04.10.2013 20:17

Russian Championship' Superfinals opened in Nizhny Novgorod  

The opening ceremony and drawing of the Russian Championsip Superfinal among men and women took place in Nizhny Novgorod today. The chief arbiter Anatoly Bykhovsky asked each player to choose one of the paintings hanging - each of the works had a starting number on the back. Top-seed GM Vladimir Kramnik was first to choose.    

He was most thorough to make a choice, which eventually paid off.

The favourite got #1.

Pairings for Round 1:
Kramnik - Shomoev
Svidler - Nepomniachtchi
Andreikin - Karjakin
Goganov - Vitiugov
Motylev - Inarkiev

Round 1 (women):
Charochkina - Kosintseva
Bodnaruk - Kashlinskaya
Gunina - Goryachkina
Kovanova - Kosteniuk
Pogonina - Kovalevskaya

Ilya Levitov delivered a speech

Gennady Timchenko, the most honorable sponsor of the event, sits in the firsts row

Screenshots from broadcast


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