|Russian Championship Superfinal (2015)|
The 68th Russian Championship Superfinal was held 9-20 August 2015 in the Youth Palace "Megapolis Sport" in the eastern city of Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia, not far from Mongolia and China. Rest day: August 15. Organizer: the Russian Chess Federation, the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation and the Trans-Baikal Territory Chess Federation. Sponsors: Government of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Norilsk Nickel and Baikal Mining Company. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move one. No agreed draws before move 40. Total prize fund (men & women): 8 million roubles (~$127,000), with 1,210,000 roubles (~$19,200) to the winner. If players tied for first, a playoff would be held (two 15 + 10 Rapid games and eventually an Armageddon).
Evgeny Tomashevsky won with 7.5/11, his first Russian Championship title.
Category: XVIII (2694). Chief arbiter: Anatoly Bykhovsky
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Tomashevsky 2747 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7½
2 Karjakin 2753 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 7
3 Vitiugov 2719 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 6½
4 Jakovenko 2759 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½
5 Dubov 2654 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½
6 Khismatullin 2642 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5½
7 Artemiev 2671 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5½
8 Lysyj 2673 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 5
9 Svidler 2739 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 5
10 Bukavshin 2655 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 5
11 Motylev 2658 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 4
12 Khairullin 2662 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 4
Official site: http://ruchess.ru/championship/deta...
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2015
Wikipedia article: Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai
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|26. Karjakin vs Motylev
|| ||½-½||24||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|27. Tomashevsky vs D Dubov
|| ||½-½||31||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|28. V Artemiev vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||35||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||A15 English|
|29. Jakovenko vs Vitiugov
||½-½||91||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|30. D Khismatullin vs I Lysyj
|| ||½-½||43||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||E16 Queen's Indian|
|31. V Artemiev vs I Bukavshin
||½-½||55||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|32. D Dubov vs Jakovenko
||0-1||48||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||E15 Queen's Indian|
|33. Vitiugov vs D Khismatullin
||1-0||58||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|34. Svidler vs I Lysyj
||1-0||41||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|35. Motylev vs Tomashevsky
|| ||½-½||41||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|36. I Khairullin vs Karjakin
||½-½||34||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|37. I Bukavshin vs Svidler
||½-½||57||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D98 Grunfeld, Russian|
|38. Jakovenko vs Motylev
|| ||½-½||28||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|39. Karjakin vs V Artemiev
||1-0||53||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|40. Tomashevsky vs I Khairullin
||1-0||60||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D80 Grunfeld|
|41. D Khismatullin vs D Dubov
||0-1||64||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|42. I Lysyj vs Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||41||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|43. Motylev vs D Khismatullin
||0-1||40||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||B94 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|44. I Bukavshin vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||41||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||E15 Queen's Indian|
|45. Svidler vs Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||33||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||A06 Reti Opening|
|46. V Artemiev vs Tomashevsky
|| ||½-½||29||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||C49 Four Knights|
|47. I Khairullin vs Jakovenko
|| ||½-½||33||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|48. D Dubov vs I Lysyj
|| ||½-½||35||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|49. I Lysyj vs Motylev
|| ||½-½||43||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|50. D Khismatullin vs I Khairullin
||1-0||28||2015||Russian Championship Superfinal||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
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|Aug-15-15|| ||kingscrusher: Do you think the games of amateurs at the British championship are in many ways far more exciting and fun than these games .e.g. the games of Charles Storey :|
British Championships (2015)/Charles H Storey
Or do you think the higher level games are more fun?!
|Aug-15-15|| ||kingscrusher: E.g. can we compare the top 10 most exciting games played here (so far) to the top 10 most exciting games played in the British as an example - and go through them from an entertainment perspective. I think actually I did find the Svidler loss here quite a bit of fun as an example. |
Here are my two quite exciting games encountered here:
N Vitiugov vs I Bukavshin, 2015
Svidler vs D Khismatullin, 2015
|Aug-15-15|| ||jith1207: Considering the fact that some of those US top 4 never actually grew up in US and just changed nationality recently, it is baseless, only based on the strength of these 4 players, to compare the quality of USA and Russia. USA still needs to nurture young talents from the country like many other countries do.|
|Aug-15-15|| ||HeMateMe: Isn't Wesley So also at the next USA ch.?|
|Aug-16-15|| ||jith1207: Talking about the Russian players having the tougher second half, it's true that most of the players really have tougher set of opponents going forward. Only one player stands out as an exception. Nikita Vitiugov has already played everyone of the leaders in the standings and has only games against the players who are lower ranked in current standings. It is not the case for other leaders some of whom have really tough road after this rest day. |
So it goes to show Nikita has a very beautiful setup to go for the win if he plays calculated chess now. Others will need to spring surprises to get to the top. That makes the tournament exciting at least for next few rounds to see how things get heated up.
|Aug-16-15|| ||HeMateMe: Don't Jakovenko and Max LeGrave look a bit alike?
|Aug-16-15|| ||Beholder: <HeMateMe: Don't Jakovenko and Max LeGrave look a bit alike?>|
Relatively, yes. A bit. Well, they look a lot more alike than Kramnik and Hou Yifan, at any rate.
|Aug-16-15|| ||1850Patzer: The US championship will probably be a 3 way armageddon for first as long as So doesn't be the egotistical drama queen he was this year.|
|Aug-17-15|| ||MindCtrol9: This is a hard tournament difficult to predict who is going to be winner.I think is up to the last round to find that out.|
|Aug-17-15|| ||haydn20: 3 wins (and no losses)in 8 rounds is a fine accomplishment in this crowd. Go Toma!|
|Aug-18-15|| ||Troller: Bloody 9th round so far, 1 draw and 4 wins. Last remaining game should be drawn soon, though.|
Tomorrow Karjakin-Tomashevsky is the battle between current no.2 and no.1 in the standings.
|Aug-18-15|| ||fisayo123: Yeah, it's been one of the more entertaining Russian Superfinals i've seen in a while, after some pretty dour events.|
Karjakin - Tomashevsky tomorrow. I hope the professor can get the desired result. Not only because I bet chessbucks on him to win this event, but also because he's shown the best chess and has played fighting chess in most games, unlike Karjakin. Tomashevsky is the best player in this event.
|Aug-18-15|| ||paavoh: Glad to see Khismatullin improving towards the end.|
|Aug-18-15|| ||eternaloptimist: I can't believe that Lysyj is doing as bad as he is since he won this tournament last year. He & Motylev still haven't won a game yet! I didn't expect him to win it again this year but I expected him to have *at least* 1 win at this point.|
|Aug-18-15|| ||1971: Is the worst Russian championship ever quality wise? These players stink.|
|Aug-18-15|| ||HeMateMe: this might be one of the few decades where The World might win a Russia v. The World match.|
|Aug-19-15|| ||Troller: <HeMateMe: this might be one of the few decades where The World might win a Russia v. The World match.>|
I believe there was such a match around year 2000. As I recall it was a Scheveningen rapid, the World won, and Kasparov scored horribly for Russia.
|Aug-19-15|| ||paavoh: All games drawn in round 10, and Toma wins. He had a better position basically all the time against Karjakin, and they drew by move 40.|
|Aug-19-15|| ||sydbarrett: How many rounds is this thing? I can't seem to find such basic information online. Argh.|
|Aug-19-15|| ||WannaBe: <sydbarrett>
<The playing days are 9-14 and 16-21 August. A day off will be provided on 15 August.>
Not the best designed web page/site with detailed information, I know.
|Aug-19-15|| ||jith1207: Chess24 is the best site in that regard. You could see easily the standings and pairings and results in this page:|
So it is a 11-round tournament and ends on 20th. I think they have marked end date as 21st as they might have scheduled a rapid playoff in case of the title race being dragged on late after the final classical round.
|Aug-20-15|| ||haydn20: A really good tournament. What struck me was how many different lines were played, and how deep they were known--maybe I shouldn't be surprised, among this company.|
|Aug-20-15|| ||sonia91: I was rooting for Vitiugov, anyway congrats to well-deserved winner Tomashevsky!|
|Aug-21-15|| ||devere: Becoming champion of Russia ahead of Karjakin, the man who finished runner-up in the last Candidates tournament, is a fine achievement. I think that if the next Candidates tournament is held in Russia, Tomashevsky will be the wild-card choice.|
|Aug-21-15|| ||HeMateMe: <http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...>|
thank god he lost the embarrassing sandwich board blazers:
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