Vanya Somov's Memorial 2012 Print
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:26
The 10th International Chess Tournament “World’s Youth Stars” Vanya Somov’s Memorial will take place from 11th to 24th May at the Palace of Culture KINEF in Kirishi, Leningrad region.

The tournament is a 12-player, single round-robin event, according to the acting rules of FIDE. It is possible to obtain IM norms.

IM Belous Vladimir (Russia) 1998, elo 2518
IM Oparin Grigoriy (Russia) 1997, elo 2494
IM Artemiev Vladislav (Russia) 1998, elo 2459
IM Vakhidov Jahongir (Uzbekistan) 1995, elo 2439
FM Chigaev Maksim (Russia) 1996, elo 2438
FM Boruchovsky Avital (Israel) 1997, elo 2434
IM Mammadov Zaur (Azerbaijan) 1994, elo 2393
FM Codenotti Marco (Italy) 1997, elo 2345
FM Antal Tibor Kende (Hungary) 1998, elo 2345
FM Izzat Kanan (Azerbaijan) 1996, elo 2341
Sanal Vahap (Turkey) 1998, elo 2277
WFM Styazhkina Anna (Russia) 1998, elo 2107

Vanya Somov Memorial
The playing hall in Kirishi

The “World’s Youth Stars” chess tournament is devoted to the memory of Vanya Somov (20 February 1990-31 July 2002). He could have rightfully been a participant of this representative competition. But Vanya’s star burned brightly and faded away having no time to shine in the sky if chess.

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