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|May-10-07|| ||Youjoin: There are many strong players in this tournament|
|May-10-07|| ||Resignation Trap: <Youjoin> Indeed! There are 80 players in the premiere league: 72 GMs and 8 IMs. The lowest-rated player is GM Sergei Iskusnyh (2463).|
For online viewing of this event go here: http://www.russiachess.org/online .
The official site (English version) is http://www.chessliga.ru/article.php... .
Good reports, results and photos can be found here: http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2007... .
|May-10-07|| ||Astardis: Tragic loss today for Korchnoi agains Kasimdzhanov.|
|May-10-07|| ||notyetagm: My goodness, what is Morozevich's record and tournament performance rating so far? He seems nearly unbeatable these days! Yes, he lost that game to Ivanchuk but he had a winning position and there is no shame in losing to Ivanchuk. |
My guess is that Morozevich is +6 =1 -1(!). How many elo points does this gain Morozevich?
|May-10-07|| ||malthrope: <notyetagm: [...] My guess is that Morozevich is +6 =1 -1(!). How many elo points does this gain Morozevich?>|
Moro is +5 =1 -1 as he was rested in Round #6 after losing to Chuky (Jako took over and played board #1)... :-)
Still an incredible performance by Sasha and if Radja plays tomorrow for the <Ural> team then Moro (playing for the <Tomsk-400> team) still has a chance to beat him too! If he did that - then he would equal his superb performance of '6.5-1.5' in the Russian Chess Club Championship 2004! In any event <Tomsk-400> has won the Championship Trophy winning all of their matches (8) while <Ural> is in 2nd place with 6.5 match points... Prior to CG.com finally starting this discussion thread for the 'XIV Russian Chess Club Championship' we avidly discussed this strong tournament on Alexander Morozevich main page...
We shall have to soon start a Moro rating countdown prior to the July FIDE list. Moro plays in Bosna next (details in my Profile) and this could mean even more elo points for him! ;-) Regards, - Mal
|May-10-07|| ||babakova: Morozevitj is a great player... His games are usually way too tricky for me to comprehend though.|
|May-11-07|| ||DCP23: <babakova>: <Morozevitj is a great player...>|
It's Morozevich and it's a major understatement ;)
|May-11-07|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Swedes spell it with 'tj'. That's one weird language.|
|May-11-07|| ||square dance: hmm. not looking good for grischuk against karjakin today. i dont see any comp for black. |
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|May-11-07|| ||Plato: Well it's about time this for this page! Now we don't have to make the Morozevich page the makeshift home for this tournament.|
Radjabov-Morozevich appears to be heading for a draw, no doubt about it:
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After the forcing 31...Nxc6, 32.Rxe8 Rxe8, 33. Rb6 Rc8, 34. d5 Ke5, 35. dxc6 Kd6, it's a dead draw.
|May-11-07|| ||Plato: Smirnov won a really attractive attacking game against Sakaev (take a look at it!), and Radjabov-Morozevich was drawn. I'd have to say that was one of the most *sane* games I've seen from Moro lately ;-)|
So far Tomsk-400 is leading the match 1.5-0.5, with four games remaining.
|May-11-07|| ||TylerD: Morozevitj has been playing great chess for a long period of time now, winning impressively in spain at the end of 2006... then his remarkable Linares performance (where he proved able to win lots of games in supertournaments as well) - and now this.
This is good for chess, that the most entertaining player can actually also be a top 4 player.
His games are wonderful.|
|May-11-07|| ||Plato: <TylerD> Agreed, it's great for chess. Also I think his recent Linares performance was a breakthrough performance for him in an elite event (his supertournament results hadn't been too hot, but Linares 2007 was good result) so I think he might have broken the "spell" and can now look forward to supertournament victories in the future. At least I hope so!|
Is "Morozevitj" the Swedish spelling?
|May-11-07|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Plato>: <SwitchingQuylthulg: Swedes spell it with 'tj'. That's one weird language.> Unusual of you not to look at former kibitzing...|
|May-11-07|| ||square dance: <Agreed, it's great for chess. Also I think his recent Linares performance was a breakthrough performance for him in an elite event (his supertournament results hadn't been too hot, but Linares 2007 was good result) so I think he might have broken the "spell" and can now look forward to supertournament victories in the future. At least I hope so!> moro has legit chances to be the next world champion and number one player if he can start putting up good scores in super touranments on at least a semi-regular basis. (mexico city would be a good place to start) im still a bit skeptical about his chances to do this though as his best scores in these events have been +1. of course he was amazing during the linares leg, but he was -3 in morelia. not to mention that this was the weakest linares in some time. the thing that makes one optimistic about moro is that he is at least putting up decent scores in these super tournaments now as opposed to finishing near the bottom. now if he were to make another improvement, well, the word scary comes to mind.|
|May-11-07|| ||Plato: <switchingquylthulg> I saw it, but I wanted to know if it's only the Swedes or if he might be from some other country which spells it in that curious way.|
<malthrope and others who were following on the Moro page>: It appears I was mistaken in my report on the Morozevich page that top seeds <Ural> drew with bottom seeds <Polytechnik> in yesterday's round. The Playbase server was showing a win for Yakovich in Yakovich-Malakhov, but the official site has that game as a draw, with <Ural> therefore winning the match 3.5-2.5 The reason this matters is because it would mean <Ural> is only one point behind <Tomsk 400> in this final round, which raises the stakes.
On the other hand, even if <Ural> were to win today's match against <Tomsk> (which seems unlikely at this point), they would have to win by a margin of two or more points in order to tie/surpass <Tomsk> on points from individual games. That's not going to happen.
|May-11-07|| ||Mameluk: Surprisingly Tomsk proves to be the better team again. Very good results from almost all 2700+ players.|
|May-11-07|| ||Plato: <Mameluk: Surprisingly Tomsk proves to be the better team again>|
Ural won the championships last year. But I predicted a win for Tomsk this time around (on the Morozevich page).
Zvjaginsev-Tkachiev was drawn. Akopian just defeated Kasimdzhanov, once again demonstrating what a superb endgame player he is. Inarkiev-Malakhov was also drawn. This ties the <Ural>-<Tomsk 400> score at +1 -1 =3, with one game remaining.
The match now depends on whether Karjakin (Tomsk) can find a way to break through in his game against Grischuk (Ural).
|May-11-07|| ||Harvestman: Its a shame such a big tournament, with so many strong GMs, only gets a page of its own on the last day of the event. There have been some fascinating games in this event.|
I missed that people were using the Morozevich pages to cover this one.
|May-11-07|| ||malthrope: Thanks <Plato> for the explanation below (re: results from yesterday). The way <Tomsk-400> and <Ural> teams were going after one another I thought it was a 'grudge' match! ~lol~ Now with 'Inarkiev-Malakhov' finally drawn (+2 -1 =2 with both Akopian and Smirnov winning) we just await to see if Sergey can convert against Gris (58... Kg5 59. Re8 are the last two moves I've seen played). |
So, Congrats to Moro (superb 1st board performance of 6-2) and his team <Tomsk-400> for winning this year! I believe it's 4 slots available for the European Team Championship. Congrats to all the teams that made it through! ;-) Regards, - Mal
|May-11-07|| ||Plato: Current position in Karjakin-Grischuk (with Black to move after 63.Re8):|
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I believe this should be a win for White with best play.
The outcome of this game decides the outcome of the Tomsk-Ural match.
|May-11-07|| ||slomarko: of course its a win|
|May-11-07|| ||slomarko: ok i've checked the tablebases for the above position. every move losses for black. relatively best is Kd5 which losses in 35 moves.|
|May-11-07|| ||slomarko: interestingly enough if in the above postion white would be on move then the only winning move would be Kc3 while every other move would draw(!)|
|May-11-07|| ||Tomlinsky: Did Korchnoi's known ploy of offering an early draw to unbalance an opponent backfire here with Landa calling his bluff?|
[White "GM Korchnoi, Viktor(SUI)"]
[Black "GM Landa, Konstantin(RUS)"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Nge2 d5 6.a3 Bd6 7.c5 Be7 8.Nf4 b6 9.b4 a5 10.Bb2 1/2-1/2
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