One of the principal events of the "100 years of Mikhail Botvinnik" involved a prestigious open, which was held from the 11th-20th August at the Mikhail Chigorin Chess club in St.Petersburg.
It's worth noting that Mikhail Botvinnik was born in Repino, St.Petersburg on the 17th of August 2011.
The top prize in the 9-round open was 4500 Euros, hence the strong field.
Here are the final standings in the 166-player open:
|5||Jakov Geller (IM)||2535||RUS||7|
|11||Andrey Baryshpolets (IM)||2474||UKR||6.5|
Two IMs were amongst the GMs on the leader board. One of them, Jakov Geller, earned a GM-Norm.
Further information from the official site: http://www.totalchess.spb.ru/index.html