"The Don Rapid" Has Started in Novocherkassk

Время публикации: 08.05.2012 18:33 | Последнее обновление: 08.05.2012 18:50

Today the "Don Rapid 2012" has started in Novocherkassk (Rostov Region), in the South-Russian State Technical University (NPI). It's a stage of the Russian Rapid Grand Prix.

The rating-favourites of the competition are the grandmasters: Vladimir Malakhov (2712), Dmitry Andreikin (2700), Vadim Zvjaginsev (2683), Boris Grachev (2680), Evgeny Alekseev (2677), Igor Kurnosov (2663), Georgy Pilavov (2630 - Ukraine), Dmitry Kokarev (2629), Sanan Sjugirov (2625) and Alexander Galkin (2615).

The prize fund was formed from 300,000 roubles attracted from the sponsors and the equivalent amount from the Russian Chess Federation, minus 100,000 roubles towards the fund of the final tournament in the Rapid Grand Prix series. The first prize is 60,000 roubles. 

Follow reports from the tournament on our site.


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