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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
62nd Russian Championship Higher League Tournament

Evgeny Tomashevsky8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Denis Khismatullin7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Alexander Lastin7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Artyom Timofeev7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Igor Kurnosov6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Konstantin Landa6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Alexey Dreev6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Evgeny E Vorobiov6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Sergey Volkov6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Dmitry Kokarev6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Dmitry Frolyanov6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Evgeny Najer6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ildar Khairullin6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Pavel Tregubov6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Konstantin Maslak6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Farrukh Amonatov6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Vladimir Potkin6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Evgeny Romanov5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Boris Savchenko5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Ivan Popov5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Pavel Maletin5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Alexander Motylev5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Vladimir Burmakin5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
(57 players total; 28 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Motylev vs V Burmakin 0-139200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. P Anisimov vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½25200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. D Kokarev vs A Gabrielian  1-030200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB32 Sicilian
4. A Zabotin vs V Belov  1-077200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
5. S Volkov vs A Shimanov  ½-½47200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueD94 Grunfeld
6. K Bryzgalin vs D Khismatullin  0-154200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueD80 Grunfeld
7. I Lysyj vs O Badmatsyrenov 1-055200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. D Pushkarev vs A Galkin  0-135200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. D Bocharov vs V Belous 1-018200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. K Sek vs Potkin  0-136200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. E Vorobiov vs O Yaksin  ½-½25200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. O Yuzhakov vs I Khairullin  0-150200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB08 Pirc, Classical
13. E Shaposhnikov vs A Riazantsev 0-10200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueA00 Uncommon Opening
14. V Zvjaginsev vs A Kornev  1-056200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB53 Sicilian
15. V Papin vs B Savchenko  ½-½52200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. S Yudin vs Tomashevsky  ½-½35200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueC50 Giuoco Piano
17. B Grachev vs V Popov  ½-½70200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A Rakhmanov vs E Najer  0-150200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
19. N Vitiugov vs E Romanov 1-068200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. S Sjugirov vs I Kurnosov  1-058200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueC78 Ruy Lopez
21. A Timofeev vs I Popov  ½-½47200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
22. P Maletin vs E Inarkiev 0-129200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. Dreev vs M Matlakov  ½-½50200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. V Yemelin vs D Andreikin  ½-½71200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. D Frolyanov vs P Tregubov  ½-½58200962nd Russian Championship Higher LeagueB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
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Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <DCP23: <jon01: Nepomniachtchi beat Dreev today in a really amusing game.>

A little-known fact is that <<<Nepo - Dreev is a grudge pair>>> in the best traditions of Karpov - Korchnoi, Short - Kamsky, Kramnik - Topalov, Short - Cheparinov etc.>

Why do they hate each other?

Sep-07-09  DCP23: <Why do they hate each other?>

For this game I Nepomniachtchi vs Dreev, 2007 , Dreev showed up very, very drunk. Nepo needed a win in this game and did a lot of prep for it, but the odours emanating from his opponent were so unbearable he had to accept a draw offer -- and Dreev was offering a draw at every other move.

After that, Nepo posted this story along with some deprecating remarks on a forum, which in turn, infuriated Dreev.

Now Nepo gives his very best to beat the man in every game they play.

Sep-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <DCP23: <Why do they hate each other?>

For this game I Nepomniachtchi vs Dreev, 2007 , Dreev showed up very, very drunk. Nepo needed a win in this game and did a lot of prep for it, but the odours emanating from his opponent were so unbearable he had to accept a draw offer -- and Dreev was offering a draw at every other move.

<<<After that, Nepo posted this story along with some deprecating remarks on a forum, which in turn, infuriated Dreev.>>>

Now Nepo gives his very best to beat the man in every game they play.>

Like the Klingon commander said in that old Star Trek episode, "Good old-fashioned hatred. How refreshing."

Sep-08-09  Knight13: <For this game I Nepomniachtchi vs Dreev, 2007 , Dreev showed up very, very drunk. Nepo needed a win in this game and did a lot of prep for it, but the odours emanating from his opponent were so unbearable he had to accept a draw offer -- and Dreev was offering a draw at every other move.> He prepared for it and needed the win but instead lost it to someone else's alcoholism and psychological bullcrap!? Are you kidding?

Nepo could've gave his opponent 40 CC's of "shut-your-trap" and continued playing. Forget the odor, forget everything and concentrate on the game. He could've also raised a flag to the tournament director to notify the distraction. Or do what Svidler did and leave the board after he makes his move, or just memorize the position, go to a different place, and think in his head (don't tell he can't play blindfolded chess).

Sep-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiskeyrebel: If they were participating in the "Higher league" it only makes sense that Dreev would get loaded, doesn't it?
Sep-08-09  minasina: You said it <whiskeyrebel>!
Sep-09-09  percyblakeney: Riazantsev still leads after drawing with black against Tomashevsky. Grachev is having a terrible tournament. He is close to 2700 but has three losses and three draws, all against opponents far below his own rating. If Yemelin hadn't forfeited against him Grachev could have been sole last in the field.
Sep-10-09  midi900: Why are the newest games missing? round 8 has already finished as far as I know.
Sep-10-09  Troller: Current game Shimanov-Khairullin is a Slav. So you'd think they would flash out 15-20 moves or so before the actual game would begin. But after 8.Be2 the players have 1:10 and 0:46 left, respectively:


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The Be6 Breyer variation looks quite insane, but it is analysed and played enough to have a name.

Sep-10-09  percyblakeney: Nepomniachtchi-Zvjaginsev looks as wild as expected.
Sep-10-09  percyblakeney: Engines prefer the Z-man before his 26th:


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Sep-10-09  percyblakeney: It was easy for Zvjaginsev from that position and he moves up to shared second, 0.5 behind Riazantsev.
Sep-11-09  percyblakeney: After the ninth round Riazantsev, Tomashevsky and Khismatullin share first, the games from the last five rounds haven't been uploaded.
Sep-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: I'm glad my friend Tomashevsky has crossed the 2700 barrier & is likely to win the tournament.

I have interviewed him recently, btw:
http://pogonina.com/index.php?optio...

Sep-13-09  Don Cossacks: <Natalia Pogonina: I'm glad my friend Tomashevsky has crossed the 2700 barrier & is likely to win the tournament. I have interviewed him recently, btw:
http://pogonina.com/index.php?optio...;

Thank you for the info GM Pogonina and welcome here in chessgames.com!So GM Tomashevsky and you were friends.It's nice to hear that GM Tomashevsky finally made it to the 2700 barrier and probably toward the elite.His style is really solid and reminds me of Kramnik.I really like this player,he is very humble and intelligent person as reflected in his interview in chessdom.com .I expect to see more of him.BTW good luck to all Russian players!
Sep-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Last round started already. Tomashevsky White versus Khismatullin on the verge of his most impressive showing yet.
Sep-13-09  Open Defence: Tomashevsky drew..

Sjugirov - Motylev is an interesting Petroff


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Sep-13-09  percyblakeney: Sjugirov won against Motylev (2710), having won also against Kurnosov (2669) and Inarkiev (2664), not bad for a player born in 1993.
Sep-13-09  Open Defence: yes, and it seems these Nc3 lines against the Petroff is the way forward for now.. though it also gives Black a chance for attack
Sep-13-09  returnoftheking: Zvjaginsev played the Kings gambit and won a funny game.
Sep-13-09  ruelas007: excuse me chessgames.com but when the... sorry, when are you gonna update this page? thanks
Sep-14-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <Natalia Pogonina>

Hi Natalie, nice to see another GM logged in here. I've seen your article(s) on other sites.

When did you learn chess? Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of chess?

Sep-15-09  paavoh: <ruelas007> <"excuse me chessgames.com but when the... sorry, when are you gonna update this page? thanks"> Better late than never... And GC does a great job considering that you and I do not pay for their services.
Sep-26-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: <Don Cossacks> Yes, Tomashevsky's often called "Professor" for his intelligence and solid play.

<HeMateMe> I learnt to play chess at about 5. As to hobbies: flamenco, music, photography, travelling, sports, literature and poetry, Internet.

Oct-10-09  SirChrislov: Flamenco? I'm not familiar with but if I ever have the time, I'd like to learn the seductive dance of Tango.
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