Rapid tournaments for children and seniors took place in the Manege

There was also a chess history quiz.
A children's tournament with prizes by Yandex took place in the Manege Exhibition Hall and was attended by 118 players born in 2005 and later. It was a 7-round Swiss with 10'+2'' time control. Vladimir Shkuratov won the event with 6/7. Vladislav Kundyanok finished second, repeating his result from yesterday, Mikhail Filimonov finished third. These two players also got 6 points, but their tie-break score was inferior, yet better than the tie-break on two more players with 6 points, Kirill Putrenko and Vsevolod Ponomariov. The prize fund was 40,000 roubles.
64 seniors played another 7-round Swiss with 10'+2'' time control. The six winners finished on 5.5 points. The tie-break lined them up in the following order: 1. Alexander Maltsev, 2. Nikolay Mishuchkov, 3. Vladimir Karasev, 4. Vladimir Shushpanov, 5. Iosif Grinberg, 6. Vladimir Osmolny.

A chess history quiz prepared by Alexander Martynov with support of FIDE General Director Emil Sutovsky took place later on the same day. Arseny Erokhov and Denis Igudin showed the best knowledge among children, Vladislav Kucher won the adult prize. The winners will receive prizes from Oleg Pervakov and Yandex.
You can try tackling a few questions from the quiz:

1. Name the players and the year of the only World Championship match in the post-World War Two history, the score of which was at some point 6-0.

2. Who was the Treasurer of British Chess Federation in 1927?

3. Which World Champions except Fischer did not participate in any international tournaments during their reign?

4. Which Candidate Master was one victory short of winning the USSR Championship?

5. You surely are familiar with the "light square symphony" game played by Karpov in 1985, when he utilized weak light squares in Kasparov's camp and won a spectacular game. Name the best known example of a candidate knocked out from the championship cycle because of poor bet on a dark square.

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