Reports | August 10, 2012 12:00

Korobov convincing winner Ukrainian Championship

Anton Korobov

Anton Korobov won the Ukrainian Championship in Kiev convincingly, finishing a point ahead of Alexander Areshchenko and Andrei Volokitin. Korobov's 8/11 was good for a 2831 TPR. Top seed Ruslan Ponomariov finished on 4th place with 6/11.

Anton Korobov is the new Ukrainian Champion | Photo © Ukrainian Championship on Facebook

Event Ukrainian ChampionshipPGN
Dates July 27-August 7, 2012
Location Kiev, Ukraine
System 12-player round robin
Players Ponomariov, Moiseenko, Volokitin, Eljanov, Areshchenko, Efimenko, Korobov, Fedorchuk, Kuzubov, Miroshnichenko, Zubov, Y.Vovk 
Rate of play 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from move 1

Just after we mentioned Andrei Volokitin's excellent start in Kiev, the 26-year-old grandmaster from Lviv lost his first game, to Alexander Moiseenko. A sharp Grünfeld ended in a complicated tactical phase:

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The eventual winner, Anton Korobov, played a very solid championship. He defeated Yuri Kuzubov, Yuri Vovk, Alexander Zubov, Evgeny Miroshnichenko and Pavel Eljanov, and drew with his other six opponents. Here's Korobov's win in the penultimate round:

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The Ukrainian Championship took place July 27th till August 7th, 2012 in the President Hotel in Kiev. Korobov also won the national championship back in 2002.

Ukrainian Championship 2012 | Final standings


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Thomas's picture

Korobov and Areshchenko aren't even on the Ukrainian team for the upcoming Olympiad (and now it's too late to change the lineup). Ukraine has so many players to choose from behind Ivanchuk and Ponomariov - they picked Moiseenko, Volokitin and Eljanov.

NN's picture

Korobov - Eljanov is a model game for me.

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