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🏆 61st Russian Championship Higher League (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Ian Nepomniachtchi, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Riazantsev, Denis Khismatullin, Alexander Motylev, Evgeny Najer, Boris Grachev, Alexander Khalifman, Igor Lysyj, Sergey Volkov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Mikhail Kobalia, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Sanan Sjugirov, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Alexander Lastin, Pavel Tregubov, Dmitry Kokarev, Farrukh Amonatov, Dmitry Bocharov, Pavel Smirnov, Pavel Maletin, Alexander Galkin, Alexander Rustemov, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev, Andrei Deviatkin, Petr Petrovich Kiriakov, Dmitry Kryakvin, Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich, Dmitry Mikhailovich Chuprov, Nikolai Chadaev, Andrey Rychagov, Alexei Kornev, Anton Shomoev, Daniil Lintchevski, Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Konstantin Maslak, Roman Ovetchkin, Ivan Smikovski, Nikolai Kabanov, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Evgenij Veniaminovich Kalegin, Dmitriy Skorchenko, Nikolai Pokazanjev, Artem Smirnov, Dmitry Chuprikov, Anton Klimov, Mikhael Garakov, Sergey Kravtsov, Ivan Kosov

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 301  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Kravtsov vs A Deviatkin  ½-½55200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. N Kabanov vs A Riazantsev 0-141200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueC11 French
3. Vitiugov vs D Skorchenko  1-035200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Landa vs Iskusnyh  1-035200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
5. E V Kalegin vs D Khismatullin  0-131200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB30 Sicilian
6. Korotylev vs M Matlakov  ½-½39200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. A Smirnov vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-151200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. I Lysyj vs D Chuprikov  1-063200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. N Pokazanjev vs P Smirnov  ½-½42200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. D Bocharov vs M Garakov  1-059200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueA43 Old Benoni
11. A Klimov vs D Kokarev  ½-½50200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. D M Chuprov vs I Kosov  1-034200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB41 Sicilian, Kan
13. M Kobalia vs K Maslak  1-077200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB50 Sicilian
14. A Kornev vs Potkin  ½-½35200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
15. Khalifman vs N Chadaev  ½-½38200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. V Malakhov vs A Shomoev  1-066200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. Y R Yakovich vs E Inarkiev  ½-½63200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueE73 King's Indian
18. Motylev vs D Kryakvin  1-049200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
19. R Ovetchkin vs E Najer  ½-½59200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. V Zvjaginsev vs E Shaposhnikov 1-062200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB50 Sicilian
21. I Smikovski vs P Tregubov  ½-½65200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB33 Sicilian
22. F Amonatov vs Kiriakov 1-044200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueC11 French
23. E Vorobiov vs A Timofeev  ½-½29200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. B Grachev vs A Rychagov ½-½169200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A Rustemov vs A Lastin 0-119200861st Russian Championship Higher LeagueD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 301  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-09-08  Abdooss: Khalifman is playing solidly at this point. Only 1 win, with the rest drawn. 9/9/08
Sep-09-08  Simonkaser: second !!!
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  whiteshark: 166 games so far and not a single sacrifice. Remarkable?
Sep-10-08  malthrope: <whiteshark: 166 games so far and not a single sacrifice. Remarkable?>

Hehehe... ;) Time for <> to install a brand new <"Sacrifice Meter!"> ~lol~ <grin> - Mal

PS: Go Nepo! :^)

Sep-10-08  jon01: The best game so far has to be Inarkiev - Shomoev.
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  whiteshark: Thank you <> for updating of 'sacrifice viewer'. :D

<jon01: The best game so far has to be E Inarkiev vs A Shomoev, 2008 > (it's good/comfortable to post the link) :D

Sep-11-08  kellmano: Check out Inarkiev's game today:

Sadly i think he is losing. Nepo lost again as well :-(

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  visayanbraindoctor: Is this tournament a qualifier for the Russian Championship in December?

If so, how many of the top placers will qualify?

Sep-12-08  Ichiro: 5 of them go to the Superfinal.
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  visayanbraindoctor: <Ichiro: 5 of them go to the Superfinal.>


Does any one know who the rest of the players are (beside the 5 top placers here) in the Russian Superfinals?

Sep-13-08  Ichiro: Maybe Morozevich(Champion), Grischuk, Tomashevsky, Svidler, Jakovenko, Dreev and Rychagov(Kramnik?).
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  visayanbraindoctor: <Ichiro: Maybe Morozevich(Champion), Grischuk, Tomashevsky, Svidler, Jakovenko, Dreev and Rychagov(Kramnik?>

Thanks again. I hope Kramnik plays.

Sep-14-08  kellmano: Could anyone post either the webpage or a crosstable of leaders. Seems like my man Inarkiev has done well, but i'm not sure how well.
Sep-14-08  unsound: <kellmano> Inarkiev tied for 2nd-3rd and so qualified. See:
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  visayanbraindoctor: Timofeev 8
Vitiugov 7
Inarkiev 7
Lastin 7
Sakaev 7
Kobalia 7
Riazantsev 7
Galkin 7
Maslak 7
Najer 7
Grachev 7

There are many players with 7 points. If only 5 qualify, does it specifically mean that only Timofeev, Vitiugov, Inarkiev, Lastin, and Sakaev make through the Russian Superfinals?

Sep-15-08  kellmano: Nice one. I fully expect Inarkiev to go on to play some interesting games, losing most of them :-)
Sep-15-08  Chesscomedian: Best Game so far: A Timofeev vs I Smikovski, 2008
Sep-19-08  Xeroxx: < Best Game so far:> Hahahaha you posted that comment when the tournament was over :D :D :D
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