10 April 2021

Second Round of Russian Youth Championships Played in Sochi

867 players participate in the youngest age groups.

Photo by Vladimir Barsky
Photo by Vladimir Barsky

The second round of the Russian Youth Championships among boys and girls under 11 and 13 years old, and the all-Russian competition "First League" among boys and girls under 11 and 13 years old, and girls under 15 years old was played in the AquaLoo resort on April 10. 

Eight hundred sixty-seven participants from 74 regions are playing in two turns in three spacious halls. There is much more space between the tables as it used to be in previous championships, there are protective screens between the players, and hand sanitisers are everywhere.   

The most numerous delegations came from Moscow (101 participants), Saint Petersburg (62), Krasnodar Krai (49), Sverdlovsk region (33), Nizhny Novgorod region (29), Tatarstan (28), Novosibirsk region (27), Rostov region (26), Moscow region (24), Saratov region (21), Leningrad region, North Ossetia–Alania, and Samara region (20 each). 

The players are competing in the 9-round Swiss tournaments. 

Tournament on Chess-Results

Tournament page

Photos by Vladimir Barsky