Khismatullin wins 2015 Dvorkovich Memorial rapid

by Albert Silver
1/18/2015 – The 2015 Russian Grand Prix circuit has already started, covering all three main modalities: blitz, rapid, and standard time controls. The first tournament on the circuit is the Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial, held from January 14-27 in Taganrog, Russia. The blitz event was won by Dmitry Bocharov, and the rapid by Denis Khismatullin. Report and pictures.

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Taganrog

 

Taganrog is a port city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the north
shore of the Taganrog Bay (Sea of Azov). Local industry is presented
by aerospace, machine-building, automobile, military, iron and steel
industry, engineering, and one of the major ports of the Sea of Azov.

It is also the place of birth of Anton Chekhov, one of the greatest writers of
short stories in history, who featured it in numerous works.

The competition

Although there was no shortage of top grandmasters, the purpose is above all to promote
the game. Alexander Riazantsev (2684) gave a simul prior to the competition's start.

Though there was no shortage of prizes for all categories, everyone played together

Approximately 150 players made the trip to fight for the laurels

The official site of the competition has provided ample photos of a commendable standard.
If only all events would do the same!

A young player lost in thought

Olga Girya (center) showed her class by taking the top female honors in both the rapid and blitz

The best female player was WGM Olga Girya (right), followed by WFM Anastasia Bykova (center),
and 19-year-old WIM Marina Baraeva (left)

The rapid competition was won by Denis Khismatullin (left), followed by Evgeniy Najer (right),
and Ernesto Inarkiev (center)

Final rapid standings (ratings are for rapid)

Rk
SNo
Ti.
Name
Rtg
Fed
Pts
1
17
GM
Khismatullin, Denis 2545 RUS 9
2
3
GM
Najer, Evgeniy 2665 RUS 8.5
3
4
GM
Inarkiev, Ernesto 2660 RUS 8.5
4
2
GM
Maletin, Pavel 2673 RUS 8.5
5
16
GM
Goganov, Aleksey 2560 RUS 8.5
6
13
GM
Shimanov, Aleksandr 2579 RUS 8
7
5
GM
Smirnov, Pavel 2654 RUS 8
8
10
GM
Bocharov, Dmitry 2609 RUS 8
9
12
GM
Lintchevski, Daniil 2583 RUS 8
10
7
GM
Timofeev, Artyom 2617 RUS 8
11
37
FM
Rozhko, Dmitry 2341 RUS 8
12
15
GM
Belous, Vladimir 2560 RUS 7.5
13
1
GM
Riazantsev, Alexander 2681 RUS 7.5
14
20
GM
Kharchenko, Boris 2520 UKR 7.5
15
8
GM
Savchenko, Boris 2616 RUS 7.5
16
11
GM
Korneev, Oleg 2589 ESP 7.5
17
19
GM
Matjushin, Gennady 2521 UKR 7.5
18
21
GM
Gabrielian, Artur 2504 RUS 7.5
19
33
WGM
Girya, Olga 2356 RUS 7.5
20
6
GM
Volkov, Sergey 2623 RUS 7
21
25
 
Golubov, Saveliy 2437 RUS 7
22
14
GM
Shomoev, Anton 2561 RUS 7
23
35
FM
Esipenko, Andrey 2351 RUS 7
24
9
GM
Panarin, Mikhail 2615 RUS 7

In the blitz competition, first place went to GM Dmitry Bocharov who scored 7.0/9, edging out Alexander Shimanov on tiebreak, while third went to 14-year-old Savely Golubov, whose tiebreak beat grandmasters Pavel Maletin and Artyom Timofeev.

Final blitz standings (ratings are for blitz)

Rk
SNo
Title
Name
Rtg
Fed
Pts
Perf
1 2 GM Bocharov, Dmitry 2689 RUS 7 2710
2 3 GM Shimanov, Aleksandr 2639 RUS 7 2726
3 8   Golubov, Saveliy 2524 RUS 6.5 2637
4 6 GM Maletin, Pavel 2598 RUS 6.5 2597
5 5 GM Timofeev, Artyom 2614 RUS 6.5 2553
6 4 GM Belous, Vladimir 2632 RUS 6 2636
7 9 GM Bryzgalin, Kirill 2505 RUS 6 2481
8 7 GM Gabrielian, Artur 2548 RUS 6 2475
9 13   Sarana, Alexey 2399 RUS 6 2493
10 1 GM Khismatullin, Denis 2693 RUS 5.5 2600
11 24   Bykov, Egor 2085 RUS 5.5 2288
12 14 WGM Girya, Olga 2361 RUS 5.5 2229
13 11 IM Zakhartsov, Vladimir 2419 RUS 5 2415
14 20   Sukhareva, Evgeniya 2251 RUS 5 2311
15 15 FM Rozhko, Dmitry 2335 RUS 5 2269
16 43 IM Lugovskoy, Maxim 2469 RUS 5 2277

The standard time control leg of the event started on Sunday and can be followed live on Playchess.

Photos from official site


Links

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Born in the US, he grew up in Paris, France, where he completed his Baccalaureat, and after college moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He had a peak rating of 2240 FIDE, and was a key designer of Chess Assistant 6. In 2010 he joined the ChessBase family as an editor and writer at ChessBase News. He is also a passionate photographer with work appearing in numerous publications.
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