Saturday, December 07, 2013
Khismatullin wins the Cup of the Governor of Ugra
The last stage of the 2013 Cup of Russia, the Cup of the Governor of Ugra, was held from 27th November to 6th December in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Grandmaster Denis Khismatullin finished clear first with 6,5/9 points after holding Dmitry Bocharov with black pieces in the final round. Khismatullin earned 4500 EUR for the effort.
Vladimir Fedoseev, Aleksandr Shimanov, Dmitry Bocharov, Sanan Sjugirov, Pavel Ponkratov and Vladislav Artemiev shared the second place with 6,0 points each.
46 players participated in the 9-round Swiss event. In addition, a B tournament with 72 players took place.
The total prize fund for both tournaments was 37,000 EUR.
Khanty-Mansiysk will also host the final tournaments of the 2013 Cup of Russia for men and women on 11-20th December, and final tournaments of the 2013 Rapid Cup of Russia for men and women on 19-22nd December.