Vaishali R. finishes 3rd ahead of 12 Grandmasters

Thumbnail photo: Lennart Ootes. 

2017 Chigorin Memorial Blitz concluded yesterday in St. Petersburg, Russia. Two hundred and fifty players took part in this event, including 14 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters. WIM R. Vaishali (2327) finished 3rd by scoring 09/11 points; in the process, gained 78 elo points due to the performance rating of 2601.

Her coach GM. Ramesh R.B. commented that,”She won Asian Women individual blitz championship recently. Vaishali plays lot of blitz in our academy and has fantastic reflexes. One of the best I would say. I am not surprised that she did well and finished 3rd in Chigorin Memorial. Once her general playing strength improves further, she will be formidable in short forms of the game.”

Final position after 11 rounds

Art.No. Art. Name FED. Reit.Mezhd. Reit.Nats. Club / City Glasses  Additional 1  Additional2  Additional3
1 66 IM Yakubboev Nodirbek UZB 2309 0 9.5 74.5 62.0 63.00
2 2 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2637 2640 Lipetsk Oblast 9.0 82.5 67.5 67.25
3 57 WIM Vaishali R IND 2327 0 9.0 78.5 65.0 60.50
4 9 IM Tsydypov Zhamsaran RUS 2538 2612 The Republic of Buryatia 9.0 77.5 64.0 61.75
5 29 Vastrukhin Oleg RUS 2424 2404 Republic of Adygea 8.5 82.5 68.0 63.00
6th 7th GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS 2568 2544 Moscow 8.5 79.5 66.0 62.75
7th 1 GM Pridorozhni Aleksei RUS 2671 2672 KhMAO 8.5 78.5 65.5 59.50
8 34 IM Triapishko Alexandr RUS 2396 2495 Moscow region 8.5 78.5 64.5 60.75
9 10 GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2531 0 8.5 75.5 62.0 56.25
10 5 GM Paravyan David RUS 2579 2584 Moscow 8.5 75.0 61.5 55.75