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This webpage contains info about Voronezh International chess festival tournaments (1997-2009). Information about festivals 2010-2012 (sorry, mostly in Russian for now) can be found at Voronezh Chess Forum. If you do not understand Russian, you can at least look at photos here or here. New Voronezh Chess Festival Site.


15th traditional chess festival Voronezh-2011 (now Alekhin Memorial) will be held 10-21.06.2011!
Rapid Pavel Ponkratov (Chelyabinsk, Russia) won the rapid tournament (10-11 June). Total 104 players, 17 GM.
Master Open (12-21 June):
30 GM, 19 IM, 16 FM, 2 NM, 1 WGM, 3 WIM, 4 WFM
RUS - 78 players, ARM - 5, BLR - 5, KAZ - 5, UKR - 4, UZB - 2, GER - 1, MDA - 1, TJK - 1

Now you can see Master Open results at Chess Results site (thanks to IA S.P.Erofeev)!


International support of 13th Voronezh international chess festival!

Organizers of Abu Dhabi chess festival (UAE) - partner of Voronezh chess festival (Russia) - offered the winner of Master Open-2009 special invitation to participate in 18th Abu Dhabi chess festival (12-20 August 2009) with full board (lodging & accommodation).


GM Dmitry Andreikin from Ryazan (Russia) having the highest ELO from all participants (2625) won the rapid tournament with 7 points of 9. (Final standings) (Some pictures)
There are 95 participants from 9 countries in the main tournament "Master Open", including 27 GM, 2 WGM, 24 players have ELO higher than 2500.

There are 113 participants from 3 countries (Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan) in the second tournament "FIDE Open", including 92 players having FIDE ELO rating.


June 17 GM Denis Khismatullin from Ufa (Russia) won the blitz tournament with 9 points of 11. (Final standings) (Some pictures)
June 19 there was a chess match between school teams of Voronezh and Chicago organized by the famous international chess organizer Mikhail Korenman. The score is 8:6 (Voronezh won). Later festival referee Sergey Fomin played simultaneous games agaist Chicago scoolchildren and won 6:1 (draws by Layton Cobb and Jeff Olarte).
June 20 FIDE Open tournament finished. FM Timur Ponomariov (Voronezh) won the event with 7.5 points of 9. Among prize winners there are players from Voronezh (10), Stavropol region (3), Bashkortostan(3) and other regions of Russia. One of junior prizes was won by Korlan Rysbaeva (Kazakhstan, Almaty), and women won 7 of 28 prizes. (Final standings) (Some pictures)
June 21 Master Open tournament finished. Eight grandmasters finished with the same result - 6.5 points of 9. GM Alexander Rakhmanov (Russia, Moscow) won the main prize, GM Igor Lysyj, GM Dmitry Andreikin, GM Valery Popov, GM Dmitry Kokarev, GM Sergey Volkov, GM Denis Khismatullin, GM Dmitry Bocharov won the following places. (Final standings)
Voronezh-2008 photos
Voronezh-2007 photos by A.Shushenkov
Voronezh-2006 photos
Voronezh-2005 photos
Voronezh-2004 photos
1st festival: 10.06 - 21.06.1997, 65 participants from 7 countries, 1 GM, 11 IM.
2nd festival: 10.06 - 21.06.1998, 81 participants from 5 countries, 3 GM, 14 IM.
3rd festival: 10.06 - 21.06.1999, 118 participants from 8 countries, 2 GM, 18 IM.
4th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2000, 137 participants from 10 countries in open "A", 3 GM, 18 IM.
5th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2001, 136 participants from 9 countries in open "A", 4 GM, 31 IM.
6th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2002, 129 participants from 10 countries in "Master Open", 8 GM, 29 IM.
7th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2003, 110 participants from 9 countries in "Master Open", 9 GM, 26 IM.
Exhibition match P.Svidler(2713) - K.Chernyshov(2524).
8th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2004, 103 participants from 4 countries in "Master Open", 10 GM, 20 IM, 1 WGM, 2 WIM.
9th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2005, 88 participants from 5 countries in "Master Open", 13 GM, 24 IM.
10th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2006, 121 participants from 10 countries in "Master Open", 25 GM, 21 IM.
11th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2007, 116 participants from 11 countries in "Master Open", 21 GM, 33 IM&WIM.
12th festival: 10.06 - 21.06.2008, 124 participants from 9 countries in "Master Open", 33 GM, 20 IM&WIM.
If you have some questions or proposes regarding to this page, write to Dmitri Borissenkov.