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/ Main / News / Peter Leko from Hungary won the World Rapid Chess Cup having taken place in Odessa


Placed: 11.01.2007 11:00:15

Peter Leko from Hungary won the World Rapid Chess Cup having taken place in Odessa

The World Rapid Chess Cup took place in Odessa. It was the first competition to take place in Ukraine and be broadcasted by the TV companies of Russia, France and Germany.

THE WORLD RAPID CHESS CUP WON BY PETER LEKO FROM HUNGARY
The World Rapid Chess Cup tournament having taken place in Odessa was won by Peter Leko (Hungary). In the final round, he played against Vasiliy Ivanchuk.
As it was said by the tournament management member, Ukraine Chess Federation deputy President Vadim Morokhovskiy, such a result was an expectable one. “The semifinals were participated by the four players of the ten world best grandmasters ”, said Mr. Morokhovskiy (including Boris Gelfand (Israel) and Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan)).
V.Morokhovskiy called stated this tournament’s being the first competition to take place in Ukraine and be broadcasted by the TV companies of Russia, France and Germany to be an undoubted achievement. Firstly, this has improved Ukraine’s and Odessa’s prestige. Secondly, “advertisement, including the tourist one, having been gained be Odessa shows we are on the right way”, thinks V.Morokhovskiy.
On the last day of the tournament, the regional chess schools' pupils met the grandmasters having taken part in the competition.
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