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3rd Lublin Union Memorial

Eight-player round robin on 15-21st May in Lublin, Poland

The 3rd International Grandmasters’ Tournament the Lublin Union Memorial is starting on Sunday in Lublin, Poland, and continues until 21st May. Eight Grandmasters will play in the round-robin tournament with the average elo of 2680.

The Lublin Union Memorial events are organized for the purpose of promoting city’s candidacy for the status of 2016 European Capital of Culture. GM Boris Grachev was the winner of the first Lublin tournament, while in the second tournament he shared the honours with GM Bartlomiej Macieja and GM Mateusz Bartel.

Players:

GM Alekseev Evgeny Russia 2673

GM Grachev Boris Russia 2669

GM Roiz Michael Israel 2660

GM Sasikiran Krishnan India 2676

GM Shirov Alexei Spain 2709

GM Socko Bartosz Poland 2654

GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw Poland 2721

GM Zhigalko Sergei Belarus 2679

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Radoslaw Wojtaszek

Radoslaw Wojtaszek is the top seeded player

Lublin International Grandmasters Tournament

10-player round robin, 9th to 18th May in Lublin, Poland

The 2nd International Grandmasters’ Tournament the Lublin Union Memorial is set to take place from 9th to 18th May in Lublin, Poland. Ten Grandmasters which form the field with the average elo of 2627 will compete in a round-robin tournament.

Last year winner Boris Grachev is back to defend the title as second seed in the tournament. Top rated will be his compatriot Igor Kurnosov (2680). Poland is represented with five players, among them is the reigning national champion Mateusz Bartel.

Players:

GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2680

GM Grachev Boris RUS 2667

GM Meier Georg GER 2638

GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2634

GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2633

GM Socko Bartosz POL 2644

GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2609

GM Macieja Bartlomiej POL 2618

GM Dziuba Marcin POL 2576

GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2501

Round 1 pairings:

GM Dziuba Marcin POL 2576 – GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2680 draw

GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2634 – GM Macieja Bartlomiej POL 2618 0-1

GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2633 – GM Meier Georg GER 2638 draw

GM Grachev Boris RUS 2667 – GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2609 draw

GM Socko Bartosz POL 2644 – GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2501 1-0

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Lublin Boris Grachev

Boris Grachev with his 2009 Lublin trophy

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