The Ukrainian Rapid and Blitz Championships: a Success for the Players from Kharkiv and Nikolayev

Время публикации: 15.05.2012 22:35 | Последнее обновление: 15.05.2012 23:17

The Rapid and Blitz Ukrainian Championships were held in Alushta. The rapidplay was played over two days (the time limit was 10 minutes for the whole game + 10 seconds per move); blitz was played in one day (the time limit was 3 minutes + 2 seconds).

The champions are:
Rapidplay, men: Anton Korobov (2678, Kharkiv) - 9.5 out of 11 (81 participants)
Rapidplay, women: Anna Ushenina (2454, Kharkiv) - 7.5 out of 9 (16 participants)
Blitz, men: Alexandr Bortnik (2367, Nikolayev) - 9.5 out of 11 (68 participants)
Blitz, women: Ushenina, 9 out of 11 (16 participants)

Bortnik's success in the blitz is worth a particular attention, as he overtook almost twenty grandmasters among his opponents. The next places in the blitz were taken by the international master Andrey Baryshpolets and the rating-favourites Alexander Moiseenko and Korobov. The detailed results of the tournaments are published on the web site of the Ukrainian Chess Federation.

The Semi-Final of the Ukrainian Championship in the classical chess was held in Alushta earlier. As it became known to Chess-News, the FIDE World Champion of 2002-2004 Ruslan Ponomariov agreed to participate in this year's Championship.

In the second half of May the Club Championship of Ukraine will also be held in Alushta.


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