Semen Khanin and Anastasia Bodnaruk win Panchenko Memorial

by Johannes Fischer
9/22/2020 – The Russian IM Semen Khanin started at the Panchenko Memorial in Chelyabinsk as number 26 on the seeding list, but after nine rounds he finished first on tiebreak. Anastasia Bodnaruk dominated the Women's Tournament and finished clear first with 8.0/9. | Photo: Galina Popova

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One of the first tournaments held in Russia after the Corona crisis was a chess festival in Chelyabinsk. It was organised in memory of Igor Kurnosov, a Grandmaster from Chelyabinsk, who died on August 8, 2013, at the age of 28, in a car accident, and Alexander Panchenko, a Grandmaster and renowned trainer, who was also born in Chelyabinsk.

Surprise winner of the the strong Open was Semen Khanin. With 7.0/9 the International Master shared first place with GM Dmitry Kokarev and GM Maksim Chigaev but won on tiebreak.

In the following two games good opening preparation and energetic play brought him two quick wins with Black.

 
 

Final standings

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1 
1 26 IM Khanin Semen RUS 2482 7,0 52,0
2 6 GM Kokarev Dmitry RUS 2611 7,0 51,5
3 11 GM Chigaev Maksim RUS 2588 7,0 48,0
4 3 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2645 6,5 51,5
5 8 GM Pridorozhni Aleksei RUS 2597 6,5 50,5
6 9 GM Lysyj Igor RUS 2594 6,5 48,5
7 5 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2631 6,5 47,5
8 1 GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2684 6,5 47,5
9 12 GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2580 6,5 46,0
10 2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2678 6,0 53,0
11 14 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2565 6,0 50,5
12 42 IM Makhmutov Rail RUS 2416 6,0 49,5
13 18 GM Bocharov Dmitry RUS 2524 6,0 49,0
14 24 IM Afanasiev Nikita RUS 2507 6,0 48,5
15 40 IM Savitskiy Sergey RUS 2436 6,0 47,5
16 16 GM Shaposhnikov Evgeny RUS 2547 6,0 47,0
17 20 GM Demidov Mikhail RUS 2519 6,0 46,5
18 19 GM Stupak Kirill BLR 2520 6,0 46,0
19 4 GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2641 6,0 45,5
20 21   Nesterov Arseniy RUS 2517 6,0 44,5
21 22 GM Iljiushenok Ilia RUS 2516 6,0 44,0
22 27 GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2481 6,0 40,0
23 37 IM Bryakin Mikhail RUS 2448 5,5 47,5

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The 28-year old Russian IM and WGM Anastasia Bodnaruk dominated the Women's Tournament. With 8.0/9 she finished clear first and distanced her rivals by 1½ points.

Anastasia Bodnaruk | Photo: Pascal Simon (Archive)

In the following two games she showed why opposite-coloured bishops favour the attacker in the middlegame.

 
 

Final standings

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1 
1 1 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2411 8,0 52,0
2 2 WGM Bivol Alina RUS 2386 6,5 54,0
3 17 WFM Zherebtsova Alexandra RUS 2187 6,5 51,0
4 5 WGM Tomilova Elena RUS 2353 6,5 50,0
5 20   Khokhlova Daria RUS 2155 6,5 44,5
6 7 WGM Voit Daria RUS 2343 6,0 52,5
7 12 WGM Maltsevskaya Aleksandra RUS 2272 6,0 49,5
8 3 IM Guseva Marina RUS 2378 6,0 48,5
9 9 FM Borisova Ekaterina RUS 2283 6,0 47,5
10 10 WIM Semenova Elena RUS 2283 6,0 45,0
11 8 FM Goltseva Ekaterina RUS 2306 5,5 47,0

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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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