The Championship of Russian Southern Federal District for men concluded this weekend in Astrakhan.

The playing field consisted of 42 participants, including two Grandmasters and five International Masters.

Grandmaster Anton Demchenko from Novorossiysk emerged convincing winner of the tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving the second placed GM Alexander Evdokimov (Astrakhan) a full point behind.

IM David Gochelashvili (Sochi), Renat Bigaliyev (Astrakhan) and Ayush Arshaev (Kalmykia) shared the third place with 6,5 points each.

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