The 81st Ukrainian Chess Championship is set to take place from 26th July to 7th August in the President Hotel in Kiev. Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament.

Practically all the top national players, with exception of Vassily Ivanchuk, participate. Top seeded is defending champion Ruslan Ponomariov.

With the average elo of 2666 this is the strongest Championship ever in the history of independent Ukraine.

Ruslan Ponomariov 2726
Alexander Moiseenko 2706
Andrei Volokitin 2704
Zahar Efimenko 2694
Pavel Eljanov 2693
Alexander Areshchenko 2691
Anton Korobov 2683
Evgeny Miroshnichenko 2632
Sergey Fedorchuk 2630
Yuriy Kuzubov 2629
Alexander Zubov 2621
Yuri Vovk 2584

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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