Lev Polugaevsky Memorial

The Russian city of Samara is paying a tribute to the legendary Grandmaster Lev Polugaevsky. The 2nd Memorial tournament is scheduled to take place from 5th to 13th July as a 9-round Swiss competition.

The total prize fund is 11.000 EUR and the tournament is a qualifier for the 2012 Russian Cup. The winner will earn 2400 EUR.

Denis Khismatullin (2664), Artyom Timofeev (2641), Dmitry Kokarev (2629), Pavel Smirnov (2610), Dmitry Bocharov (2600), Pavel Maletin (2596) and Anton Shomoev (2582) are currently the top seeded players.

The 1st Polugaevsky Memorial was held in 2011 with the participation of 122 players. GM Semen Dvoirys from Chelyabinsk was the sole winner with 7.5 points.

Tournament website (in Russian)

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