The championship of Russia among veterans, St. Petersburg
The championships of Russia among veterans in rapid chess have ended in St. Petersburg. In the men’s tournament, the winner was grandmaster S. Ionov, who scored 8 points out of 10. Y. Balashov was half a point behind, E. Kalegin was a point behind. The women’s tournament was won by I. Mikhaylova, who scored 7.5 points, the second place was taken by T. Ivanova, who lagged behind in additional indicators. T. Bogumil took the third place with 7 points.