The International Rapid Chess Tournament “Memorial tournament in honour of Viktor Kupreichik” was held from 21-23rd June 2018 in the Palace of Sports at the address: Minsk, pr. Pobediteley 4.
The Open tournament was an 11-round Swiss event with 101 participants from 9 federations. Among them were 12 Grandmasters and 10 International Masters.
Grandmaster Rauf Mamedov convincingly won the event with 9,5/11 points, leaving the nearest followers Anton Korobov and Dmitry Andreikin a full point behind.
On 8 points are GM Alexei Fedorov and talented junior FM Ortik Nigmatov from Uzbekistan.
On the same dates a round robin tournament of 13 friends and colleagues of Kupreichik took place. Grandmasters Vladimir Tukmakov and Valery Chekhov shared the first place with 8 points each.
At the opening ceremony, a movie with unique materials about Viktor Kupreichik has been shown.
Photos by FIDE Press Officer Anastasya Karlovich