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International Tournament in Israel

The International Draughts-64 Tournament “Israel-2017” is held from 19 to 24 December in the city of Eilat (Israel). Such strongest players as ex-world champions Markiel Fazylov (Israel) and Mikhail Goriunov (Russia, Leningrad region), world champions among veterans Yuri Kirillov and Zinaida Alexandrova (Israel), national grandmasters Dmitry Melnikov (Russia, St. Petersburg) and Mikhail Alshanetsky (Israel), the winner of the World Cup 2017 among women Anna Filipenko (Russia, St. Petersburg) and other strong players took part in the competitions.

Competitions were held in two programs: Bitz and Classic. Blitz was held in two stages: at the first stage the Swiss was held in 7 rounds, then the four strongest players played prizes places in the play-offs in the semifinals and finals. In the case of draw in the play-offs at the next stage go player who took the higher place in the preliminary stage.

The results of the Blitz program:

Winners of the tournament
1. Evgenii Viaznikov
2. Mikhail Goriunov
3. Dmitrii Melnikov

Women
1. Anna Filipenko
2. Svetlana Streltsova
3. Zinaida Alexandrova

The classic program was held by the Swiss system in 7 rounds. As a result of the tournament, Ruslan Pescherov and Mikhail Alshanetsky scored 12 points and an extra match for 1st  place was held between them , in which Ruslan Pescherov won.

Results of the Classic program:

Winners of the tournament
1. Ruslan Pescherov
2. Mikhail Alshanetsky
3. Markiel Fazylov

Women
1. Anna Filipenko
2. Svetlana Streltsova
3. Valeriia Karmanova

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