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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mayors Chess Cup with Belarus GM Alexei Aleksandrov as Top Seed from June 7 in Mumbai

Mayors Chess Cup: GM Alexei Aleksandrov of Belarus (2606) returns to Mumbai this week to defend his title from June 7 at what is going to be India's highest-ever prize money tournament. He is also going to be the top seed at the event. India's GM B Adhiban (2555) is the top seed among Indian players at the event. 

The fifth edition of the Mayors Chess Cup will include strong Grandmasters from at least 10 countries for a total prize money of just about $30,000 (Rs 15,25,000). The first prize is just about $6,000. The list includes 17 Granmasters and 35 International Masters from Indonesia, Bangladesh, USA, Ukraine, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Philippines and Kazakhstan.

The top standings last year at the fourth edition of the chess tournament had been as follows:
1 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2618 – 9.5
2 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2583 – 9
3 Swayams Mishra IND 2354 – 8.5
4 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2458 – 8.5
5 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2492 – 8
6 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2528 – 8
7 GM Deviatkin Andrei RUS 2580 – 8
8 IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2457 – 8
9 GM Heberla Bartlomiej POL 2539 – 8
10 GM Sengupta Deep IND 2572 – 8
11 Navin Kanna T U IND 2342 – 8
12 GM Chadaev Nikolai RUS 2564 – 8

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