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GM Pavel Ponkratov tops Alekhine Memorial in Voronezh


GM Pavel Ponkratov tops Alekhine Memorial in Voronezh
Jun 23, 2014

The 18th International Chess Festival Alekhine Memorial took place from 12th to 21st June, 2014 in the city of Voronezh, Russia.

First place was shared in a three-way tie by GM Pavel Ponkratov (RUS), GM Alexei Fedorov (BLR) and the former World champion GM Alexander Khalifman (RUS) on 7/9 points.

However, Ponkratov emerged a winner on superior tie-break score.

IM/ WGM Batkhuyag Munguntuul (MGL) is the best female player with 5,5 points, IM Igor Dmitriev (RUS) is the highest placed veteran with 4,5.

Arsen Kukhmazov (RUS) is first among juniors with 5,5/9, while IM Alexey Peskov (UKR) is the best player from Voronezh.

Replay the games with analysis/ More information at the official website



GM Khalifman (third), GM Ponkratov (first) and GM Fedorov (second)




GM Manuel Leon Hoyos hadn’t the best tournament (22nd place with 5,5/9), but his countrymen, the football team of Mexico, definitely had, qualifying for the 1/8 finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup


GM Andrey Shariyazdanov – IM Sergey Pavlov


GM Vladislav Artemiev – GM Dmitry Kokarev


The Tournament Director GM Alexander Raetsky is observing the encounter between Artemiev and Kokarev

Final standings (top finishers):

1 GM PONKRATOV Pavel 2595 RUS 7
2 GM FEDOROV Alexei 2574 BLR 7
3 GM KHALIFMAN Alexander 2617 RUS 7
4 GM ARTEMIEV Vladislav 2647 RUS 6,5
5 PREDKE Alexandr 2491 RUS 6,5
6 GM KOKAREV Dmitry 2628 RUS 6,5
7 GM BRODSKY Michail 2556 UKR 6,5
8 GM NOSENKO Alexander 2492 UKR 6
9 IM ROZUM Ivan 2544 RUS 6
10 GM ZONTAKH Andrey 2533 UKR 6
11 IM ULKO Jaroslav 2422 RUS 6
12 GM TIMOFEEV Artyom 2603 RUS 6
13 GM TUKHAEV Adam 2547 UKR 6
14 IM PRIZANT Jaroslav 2516 RUS 6
15 GM KRYAKVIN Dmitry 2581 RUS 6
16 GM MOZHAROV Mikhail 2552 RUS 6
17 GM KHARITONOV Alexandr 2558 RUS 6
18 IM DEMIDOV Mikhail 2512 RUS 6
19 GM SHARIYAZDANOV Andrey 2568 RUS 6
20 GM RAKHMANOV Aleksandr 2614 RUS 5,5
21 IM PONOMAREV Dmitry 2396 RUS 5,5
22 GM LEON HOYOS Manuel 2515 MEX 5,5
23 KUKHMAZOV Arsen 2271 RUS 5,5
24 IM PARAVYAN David 2433 RUS 5,5
25 FM ALEKSEENKO Kirill 2464 RUS 5,5
26 GM GAVRILOV Alexei 2491 RUS 5,5
27 IM RJABZEV Konstantin 2292 RUS 5,5
28 GM BATCHULUUN Tsegmed 2521 MGL 5,5
29 IM MUNGUNTUUL Batkhuyag 2411 MGL 5,5
30 FM KOZIONOV Kirill 2387 RUS 5,5
31 GM YEVSEEV Denis 2535 RUS 5,5
32 GM DEVIATKIN Andrei 2526 RUS 5,5
33 IM PAVLOV Sergey 2470 UKR 5
34 VASTRUKHIN Oleg 2401 RUS 5
35 FM KORCHMAR Vasiliy 2330 RUS 5
36 IM PESKOV Alexsey 2417 UKR 5
37 IM LUGOVSKOY Maxim 2393 RUS 5
38 IM SIVUK Vitaly 2491 UKR 5
39 GM DANIN Alexandre 2594 RUS 5
40 NIKITENKO Mihail 2228 BLR 5
41 KUDELYA Igor 2291 RUS 5
42 GM KUNIN Vitaly 2575 GER 5
43 KLIMENTOV Roman 2205 RUS 5
44 IM CHIGAEV Maksim 2496 RUS 5
45 GOLUBOV Saveliy 2332 RUS 5
46 GM YAGUPOV Igor 2414 RUS 5
47 ELISTRATOV Semen 2251 RUS 5
48 KLYUEV Alexander S. 2278 RUS 5
49 DEMIANJUK Alexander 2366 RUS 5
50 FM ESIPENKO Andrey 2282 RUS 5
51 IM NOZDRACHEV Vladislav 2498 RUS 5
52 GM POPOV Ivan 2650 RUS 4,5
53 TRIAPISHKO Olexandr 2280 UKR 4,5
54 GM BOCHAROV Dmitry 2598 RUS 4,5
55 LOSKUTOV Sviatoslav 2287 RUS 4,5
56 FM OGANIAN Miran 2378 RUS 4,5
57 IM PASIEV Rakhim 2410 RUS 4,5
58 IM ZENZERA Alexey 2454 RUS 4,5
59 IM KOZLITIN Oleg 2332 RUS 4,5
60 WIM SEVERINA Maria 2202 RUS 4,5

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