Rich As A King

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Belarus Chess Championship 2013

The 79th Belarus Chess Championship was held from 12th to 22nd January in Minsk. Twelve players competed in the round robin tournament.

The top-seeded GM Sergei Zhigalko took a clear first place and claimed the title with 8 points from 11 games. Sergei repeated the success from last year when he won the Championship with the same score.

The 19-years old Vladislav Kovalev finished second with 7,5 points, while Andrey Zhigalko is third with 7 points.

Grandmasters Fedorov and Stupak were forced to withdraw in the middle of the Championship due to health reasons.

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