Who will be the next Nepomniaschy or Karjakin?

Время публикации: 21.05.2015 12:12 | Последнее обновление: 21.05.2015 17:34

Kirishi, a town in the St Petersburg region of Russia, is hosting the "Young Stars of the World" tournament in memory of Vanya Somov for the 13th time.

At various times, and places, past winners have included Nepomniaschy, Karjakin, Andreikin, Dubov, Rauf Mamedov and other now well-known grandmasters. 

Those competing this time round: Maxim Chigaev, Alexey Zenzera, Semyon Khanin, Kirill Kozionov, Andrey Esipenko, Svetlana Tishova (all - Russia), Thore Perske (Germany), Giorgy Sibashvili (Georgia), Valery Kazakovsky (Belarus), Abdulla Gadimbayli (Azerbaijan), Matthias Marek (Czech), Ariel Erenberg (Israel). 

Gennady Nesis, tournament director and the chief arbiter

Photos by Ilgar Bajarani


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    My impressions of the first playing day in Sochi can be summed up in one sentence: great fuss about a single game of chess. It seems to me that's not the way it should be, ideally.