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Russian Chess Championship Higher League Tournament

Alexander Morozevich8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Galkin7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Artyom Timofeev7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Boris Grachev7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Maxim Matlakov7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Sergey Volkov7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov6.5/11(+2 -0 =9)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Ildar Khairullin6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Alexei Kornev6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Dmitry Kryakvin6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Anton Shomoev6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Boris Savchenko6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Daniil Lintchevski6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Igor Lysyj6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Evgeny Najer6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Vladimir Potkin6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Evgeny Romanov6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Dmitry Bocharov5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Alexey Reshetnikov5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Vasily Papin5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
(62 players total; 33 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Mokshanov vs P Ponkratov 0-1382011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueC02 French, Advance
2. B Savchenko vs A Goganov 1-0392011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. V Diu vs I Lysyj  ½-½422011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueC67 Ruy Lopez
4. Sakaev vs K Bryzgalin  ½-½502011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. A Stukopin vs S Sjugirov 0-1362011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Khalifman vs D Sitnikov 1-0242011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueB30 Sicilian
7. G Airapetian vs E Romanov  0-1432011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueE10 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Lastin vs N Shukh  ½-½362011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueC78 Ruy Lopez
9. K Sek vs S Volkov  0-1332011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
10. Landa vs Balashov 1-0482011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueA90 Dutch
11. D Rodin vs D Frolyanov 0-1392011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. A Galkin vs S Mikhailov  1-0642011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueA28 English
13. R Musalov vs V Yemelin  1-0262011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueA36 English
14. A Shimanov vs A Polschikov  1-0322011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
15. A Reshetnikov vs M Matlakov  ½-½472011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueE41 Nimzo-Indian
16. I Kurnosov vs I Bukavshin  1-0872011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueA37 English, Symmetrical
17. D Bocharov vs Vitiugov  ½-½422011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueE20 Nimzo-Indian
18. Jakovenko vs V Zakhartsov 1-0492011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. N Chadaev vs Tomashevsky  ½-½332011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
20. Morozevich vs E Vorobiov 1-0362011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueB32 Sicilian
21. A Shomoev vs Potkin  ½-½302011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueC11 French
22. Rublevsky vs V Papin  0-1392011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. Grigoriants vs E Inarkiev  ½-½372011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
24. M Kobalia vs A Evdokimov  ½-½432011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. V Fedoseev vs E Najer  0-1512011Russian Chess Championship Higher LeagueC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Jun-24-11  kellmano: <crazybird> Strange use of the word catharsis.

Cn't wait for the games tomorrow. Anything but a defeat will leave Moro sitting pretty for the superfinal.

Jun-24-11  notyetagm: GO MORO!!!!
Jun-25-11  Shams: When do the games start?
Jun-25-11  siamesedream: 13:00 CET, I guess. (15:00 local)
Jun-25-11  kellmano: <Shams> Games just started. French for Moro again.
Jun-25-11  plimko: Comfortable opening for Moroz:

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Jun-25-11  Layson: I'd be slightly uncomfortable as black here... White has the bishop pair and absolutely no weaknesses. Rublevsky can try and squeeze this slowly and Morozevich will have to be very accurate not to give anything more tangible.

If he's impatient, as he can sometimes be in these kinds of positions, it could cost him.

Jun-25-11  kellmano: Once agin I agree with <layson>.

I suppose black has the extra central pawn, but surely white has all the play.

Jun-25-11  crazybird: Moro draws and remains in the lead. One more round to go.
Jun-25-11  Layson: Does anyone know what the tie-break method is?

Second tie-break is cumulative score and the third tie-break is the number of wins. Morozevich is doing okay with those numbers.

However, his first tie-break score is way behind. The only way I got to his score is by summing the score of his opponents minus the lowest score. So it seems like a modified buchholz is used.

If this is the case, the fact that Khalifman dropped out of the tournament is an unjust penalty to Morozevich and anyone else who played him, especially with so much on the line.

Jun-25-11  polarmis: Morozevich annotates his win against Sjugirov, and Inarkiev has an impressive female fan club (though it didn't really help!):

Jun-25-11  bronkenstein: Polarmis , appreciated (I`ve read it in Russian already, but anyway ). Just keep on keeping contributors/trolls ratio above 0.05 =).

BTW do you know what time normally they are putting next round report on Russian Chess? I am impatiently curious about Moro`s opinion on that French Tarrasch line he played against Rublevsky, since I have it on repertoire as well.

Jun-25-11  polarmis: brokenstein, I'd guess it'll appear tomorrow at some point before the games start, though I haven't been following that closely.
Jun-25-11  kingfu: We were wrong. Moro took time off to prepare for this event. It worked!


Moro plays c5 with the Tarrasch French as well. He has scored a win in this tourney. I stand corrected. His Qxd5 is exactly what you play. It does prevent the isolated pawn for Black.

Botvinnik and Korchnoi also played c5 against the Tarrasch.

Jun-25-11  bronkenstein: <...tomorrow...>

TY . My fears came true -.-

Jun-26-11  siamesedream: Last round just started.
Jun-26-11  kellmano: Last round just finished for Moro.
Jun-26-11  vlado23: so Moro qualifies for the superfinal - Timofeev could still win the tournament if he wins today.
Jun-26-11  crazybird: Moro must be the winner with 8/11 (+5-0=6). Timofeev drew, as did both would end at 7.5.
Jun-26-11  Shams: Mention must be made of Fedoseev and his (+6 -3 =2) score.
Jun-26-11  siamesedream: Final standings:

Jun-29-11  queener: So the 8-player Superfinal in August will most likely consist of Nepo, Karjakin, Grischuk, Kramnik (confirmed by Levitov), Svidler, Morozevich, Timofeev & Galkin.

The dates are 7 - 14 of August.

Jun-29-11  Bdellovibrio: <Nepo, Karjakin, Grischuk, Kramnik (confirmed by Levitov), Svidler, Morozevich, Timofeev & Galkin.>

Now <that> is what I call a championship!

Jul-13-11  HeMateMe: This page remains a treasure of top flight chess, till the other events begin.
Dec-03-11  notyetagm:

<Master Moves #14

28.06.2011 All the deepest plans or endgame technique are useless if you fall victim to a shot that leaves you in a lost position. Likewise, sometimes that superior play will only offer a single window of opportunity to deliver that final blow, so it is vital to be ready for it when it does. <<<All the positions are from the 2011 Russian Championship - Higher League.>>> Get ready for a rush of Russians!>

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