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80th Ukrainian Chess Championship

The Ukrainian House in Kiev, on June 9-21, 2011

After a long break the Ukrainian Chess Federation organizes the Final of the Ukrainian Chess Championship 2011 in the center of Kiev at the premises of the historical building “The Ukrainian House”. The Championship will be the strongest event in the history of the independent Ukraine.

Participants (ranked by the rating dated 01.05.2011)

1 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2754

2 GM Eljanov Pavel 2712

3 GM Efimenko Zahar 2701

4 GM Areshchenko Alexander 2694

5 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2679

6 GM Volokitin Andrei 2677

7 GM Korobov Anton 2660

8 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij 2651

9 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2640

10 GM Kovchan Alexander 2558

11 GM Vovk Yuri 2550

12 GM Vysochin Spartak 2529

Out of 12 participants of the round-robin event 3 grandmasters have the ELO rating higher than 2700 and 6 participants have the ELO rating higher than 2600. Therefore, the average rating is 2650,5, which corresponds to the 17th category and makes the event the strongest Championship ever in the history of independent Ukraine.

Games will be played in the center of Kiev at the hall “Kobzarska Svitlytsia” at “The Ukrainian House” (Kiev, European Square). Round starts at 14-00 CET (15-00 Ukrainian time), the last round (June 21) starts at 10-00 CET (11-00 Ukrainian time), the 16th of June will be a free day.

The official web-site in Ukrainian

(developed by Anatolij Yavorskiy and Anatoliy Lysenko)

The official Facebook page in English

(developed by Olena Boytsun)

Live games http://chesslaw.org.ua/80/ (rounds start at 14-00 CET, except the last round)

Schedule for the 9th of June 2011:

16-00 Press-Conference at the inform-agency “Unian” (http://unian.net)

17-30 Group photo of players and officials near “The Ukrainian House”

18-00 Official opening of the Championship at the restaurant “Dnipro” (at the official hotel of the Championship, by invitation only).

Participants of the press-conference on the 9th of June 2011 are the following:

- Viktor Kapustin, President of the Ukrainian Chess Federation

- Ravil Safiullin, Head of the State Agency of Youth and Sport of Ukraine

- Ruslan Ponomariov, participant of the Ukrainian Chess Championship 2011, international grandmaster

- Geoffrey Borg, Chief Executive Officer, FIDE

News by Olena Boytsun

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