The Highest League. Chess players from Yamal won the victory in the team championship
15:19 14 мая 2019
Категории: News in English
Representatives of Yamal became the winners of the 26th team championship of Russia “The Highest League” among men’s teams. The competitions took place in Sochi and gathered chess players from 20 regions. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the department on physical culture and sports.
The team of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug was represented by sportspeople of the Polar chess school of Anatoly Karpov of the town Salekhard — Alexandra Goryachkina, Pavel Potapov, Bogdan Belyakov, Sergey Savitsky and Alexander Sergeev. Throughout all 9 rounds the chess players from Yamal were on the leading positions.
In the final table the team of Yamal took the first place with the result 15 (23.0). The team “KPRF” from Moscow is on the second place — 14 (22.0), and the team “Children’s and Youth Sports School named after M. M. Botvinnik” from Moscow became the bronze prizewinner of competitions — 12 (21.5). Also the chess players from Yamal won prizes in the individual competition: Alexandra Goryachkina — the third place, Bogdan Belyakov — the second place, Sergey Savitsky — the third place.
As we should note, the victory gives the chess players from Yamal a ticket to participate in the 27th team championship of Russia “The Premier League” in 2020.