August 06, 2012
Anton Shomoyev Representing Shatar-Metropol Chess Club Becomes Champion Again
On 24 July 2012, the 4th International Chess Festival ended in
Izhevsk for the Center Corporation Cup with the main cash prize of
150,000 Rubles. Anton Shomoyev, an international grandmaster from
Ulan-Ude representing Shatar-Metropol Club team became the winner
of the Festival.
In nine games Anton got 7.5 points (+6-0=3) beating his rival from
Novosibirsk Dmitry Bocharov. Ukraine’s Igor Kovalenko took the
second place with seven points; Pavel Ponkratov from Chelyabinsk
was the third (6.5 points). Chess players from eight countries
including Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the USA, France, Italy,
Cyprus and Russia took part in the Cup.
International grandmaster Anton Shomoyev, who won the Center
Corporation Cup, noted: “This is the first time I’ve been to
Izhevsk and I like the city very much. The contest was well
organized, so there I didn’t have to care about anything and stayed
totally focused on the game. The rivals were very smart. I had a
creative mood throughout the competition - this helped me utilize a
lot of new ideas and win”.
Anton’s near-term plans are to take part in the Russian Fast
Chess Championship to begin in Irkutsk on 11 August. In September,
Anton will arrive in Vladivostok.
“On behalf of our Shatar Chess Club and on my own, I would like
to thank METROPOL Group of Companies and the Fund for Protection of
Lake Baikal for their generous contribution to the promotion of
chess sport in our republic and for their long-lasting support to
our team”, said international grandmaster Anton Shomoyev.
Anton Shomoyev representing Shatar-Metropol Chess Club won
the cup in the Russian Men’s Chess Championship.
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