Valeriy Grinev wins Ukrainian Independence Cup 2022

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9/6/2022 – On the last weekend of August, the 31. "Ukrainian Independence Cup" was organised in Kiev to time to celebrate Ukrainian independence. Almost a 100 players took part in the event which featured a rapid (15'+10") and a blitz (3'+2" ) tournament. IM Valeriy Grinev won both tournaments. Olexandr Prohorov reports. | Photo: The champions, among them tournament winner IM Valeriy Grinev with his trophy. | Photos: Oleksandr Prohorov

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The 31. Independence Cup 2022 was played from 26 to 28 August 2022 in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Almost a 100 players from four countries (Ukraine, Czech Republic, Belgium and Germany) took part, including 12 GM, 12 IM, 5 FM, 2 WFM and 10 NM).

Equipo organizador

The organisational team

La sala de juego durante el torneo

The tournament venue

Sala de juego

Playing chess, despite the ongoing war that broke out after Russia invaded Ukraine in FebruaryLos campeones

The winners

Ajedrecistas ucranios

Happy Ukrainian chess players

Blitz tournament

Games

 

 

Final standings

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Grinev Valeriy 7 51
2 Malakhatko Vadim 7 49
3 Popovkin Petro 7 46,5
4 Maly Alexey 7 46
5 Ivanukh Roman 7 45
6 Sydoryka Vladyslav 7 43,5
7 Vysochin Spartak 6,5 48
8 Andreev Eduard 6,5 46,5
9 Pavlov Sergey 6,5 46,5
10 Zamekhovskiy Yevgen 6 46
11 Kislinsky Alexey 6 43
12 Skliarov Viktor 6 43
13 Chernykh Vladimir 6 42,5
14 Maliutin Oleksandr 6 40,5
15 Lymar Vladislav 6 39,5
16 Kupriyanov Daniel 6 39,5
17 Mikhalsky Vladimir 6 38,5
18 Degtiarenko Alexandr 6 37,5
19 Grebeniuk Semen 5,5 49,5
20 Rudchenko Oleksandr 5,5 43,5

83 participants


Rapid tournament

Games

 

 

Final standings

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Grinev Valeriy 7 50
2 Vysochin Spartak 7 49,5
3 Skliarov Viktor 7 49
4 Pavlov Sergey 7 48
5 Malakhatko Vadim 7 46
6 Nikitin Bogdan 7 45
7 Kislinsky Alexey 7 43,5
8 Maliutin Oleksandr 6,5 45
9 Shishkin Vadim 6 49,5
10 Domin Yan 6 47,5
11 Mikhalsky Vladimir 6 47
12 Popovkin Petro 6 46,5
13 Kruglyakov Pavlo 6 45,5
14 Maly Alexey 6 45
15 Kupriyanov Daniel 6 45
16 Tulchynskyi Feliks 6 45
17 Dehtiarov Roman 6 42
18 Yeshchenko Uliana 6 42
19 Sergeev Vladimir 6 41,5
20 Sydoryka Vladyslav 5,5 47,5

96 participants

Video of the closing ceremony

The tournament was organized by the Kyiv Chess Federation and the Lviv Chess Federation. The tournament director was GM Vadim Malakhatko, who has recently also been active as a chess tournament organizer.

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