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77th St. Petersburg Championship Tournament

Valery A Loginov7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Valerij Sergeyevich Popov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Alexei Lugovoi6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Vasily Yemelin6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Sergey Ionov5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Sergey Solovjov5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Denis Yevseev5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Sergey Klimov4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Maxim Matlakov4.5/10(+3 -4 =3)[games]
Genrikh Chepukaitis2.5/10(+1 -6 =3)[games]
Denis Feofanov1/10(+1 -9 =0)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Ionov vs D Yevseev  ½-½32200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. M Matlakov vs V A Loginov  ½-½73200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. D Feofanov vs V S Popov 0-139200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
4. V Yemelin vs G Chepukaitis  1-038200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
5. S Klimov vs S Solovjov  0-129200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. V S Popov vs V Yemelin 1-073200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. D Yevseev vs M Matlakov 0-161200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. G Chepukaitis vs S Klimov  ½-½59200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Lugovoi vs S Ionov  1-036200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
10. V A Loginov vs D Feofanov  1-049200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
11. S Solovjov vs G Chepukaitis  1-037200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipC10 French
12. V Yemelin vs V A Loginov  ½-½30200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. D Feofanov vs D Yevseev 0-137200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
14. M Matlakov vs A Lugovoi  ½-½23200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
15. S Klimov vs V S Popov  ½-½11200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. S Ionov vs M Matlakov  ½-½31200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. V S Popov vs S Solovjov  1-037200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
18. V A Loginov vs S Klimov  ½-½39200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
19. A Lugovoi vs D Feofanov  1-042200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
20. D Yevseev vs V Yemelin  ½-½72200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S Solovjov vs V A Loginov 0-180200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. G Chepukaitis vs V S Popov  0-168200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. S Klimov vs D Yevseev  0-129200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. D Feofanov vs S Ionov  0-130200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
25. V Yemelin vs A Lugovoi  ½-½9200477th St. Petersburg ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-16-04  Taidanii: What was a 2281 player doing in this tournament?
Apr-16-04  PinkPanther: It looks to me like he was playing the Bird Opening, lol.
Apr-16-04  SADDAM: he is rich, that the only reason
Apr-16-04  SADDAM: hey oleg
Apr-16-04  Lawrence: "Waiter, what's that spider doing in my soup?" "I think it's trying to catch the fly, sir."
Apr-20-04  zorro: lol Lawrence
Apr-20-04  Kenkaku: <Taidanii> Losing.
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  Vischer: there was 2272 player who got eighth place
Apr-24-04  baseballboi12: how do u get in the chess games? i need to know
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  Dillinger: There are several shrinking modules, a list of them is available at Though you'll have to tell them in advance which piece you want to be as the default is pawn. You wouldn't want to be a pawn size king for example, that would only inspire ridicule.
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  midknightblue: The best thing about this website is mocking sorry looking 2200 players. The worst thing about online chess is repeatedly getting thoroughly pummeled by 2200 players.
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  midknightblue: Dillinger, I am not sure that baseballz meant for his statement to be taken quite so literally
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  Dillinger: Actually if I took his question literally, I would have suggested a time machine as well!
Apr-28-04  ruylopez900: When did the St.Petersburg Tournament drop off from being a supertournament? I know back in the day of Lasker and Capa it was big. (In fact wasn't it at this tournament the original GMs were given their titles?)
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  iron maiden: <ruylopez900> In 1914 Lasker, Capablanca and the other three St. Petersburg finalists were immediately proclaimed grandmasters by the organizers of the tournament, but there were no real "official" GM's until the days of FIDE.
Apr-29-04  ruylopez900: <Iron Maiden> Yes I know, the Russian Czar or leader or Comrade (whoever was in charge then) gave them their title. I just thought that such an important tournament (Back then) to have dwindled to less than a sideshow is pretty sad.
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