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Russian Team Championships (2012)

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Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Pavel Eljanov, Peter Leko, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Wang Hao, Sergei Movsesian, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Viktor Bologan, Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Malakhov, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Anton Korobov, Alexander Areshchenko, Alexander Riazantsev, Krishnan Sasikiran, Denis Khismatullin, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Ernesto Inarkiev, Sergei Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Emil Sutovsky, Igor Kovalenko, Maxim Matlakov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Vladimir Potkin, Evgeny Najer, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Konstantin Landa, Igor Kurnosov, Sanan Sjugirov, Vasily Papin, Igor Khenkin, Aleksandr Shimanov, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Ivan Popov, Daniil Dubov, Pavel Tregubov, Boris Savchenko, Dmitry Kokarev, Dmitry Bocharov, Pavel Smirnov, Ildar Ibragimov, Pavel Maletin, Vladimir Burmakin, Dmitry Frolyanov, Alexandre Danin, Dmitry Kryakvin, Michail Brodsky, Andrei Gutov, Valerij Popov, Andrey Zontakh, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Mikhail Mozharov, Artem Iljin, Grigoriy Oparin, Jakov Geller, Mikhail Antipov, Kirill Alekseenko, Mikhail Panarin, Roman Ovetchkin, Ivan Rozum, Sergey Ionov, Alexandr Predke, Sergey Vokarev, Vladimir Dobrov, Marat Makarov, Nikolai Kabanov, Sergei Iskusnyh, Aleksandr Poluljahov, Mikhail Demidov, Valeri Yandemirov, Pavel Skatchkov, Pogos Nakhapetiane, Ramil Hasangatin, Dmitry Gordievsky, Natalia Pogonina, Vladimir Nevostrujev, Dmitrij Sitnikov, Alexander Al Ivanov, Gor Airapetian, Vitaly Bachin, Sergey Grishchenko, Oleg Gladyszev, Anton Isajevsky, Beniamin Galstian, Anatoly Babiy, Artem Smirnov, Alexey Mokshanov, Rail Makhmutov, Oleg Ivanovich Maiorov, Alexander Moskalenko, Azat Sharafiev, Gevorg Ajrapetian, Mikhail Pogromsky, Vardges Tovmasian, Andrei Borisenko, Konstantin Mesropov, Vasilij Gagarin, Alexej Gorbatov, Andrey Gritsenko, Sergey Kravtsov, Dmitry Kurukin, Valery Zhidkov, Andrey A Ivanov, Darsen Sanzhaev, Artem Konyshev, Daria Pustovoitova, Sargis V Manukyan, Viktor Lyaskovsky, Valentin Lyaskovsky, Andrey Uzhva, Sviatoslav Loskutov, Nikita Khoroshilov, Ruslan Dzhumabaev, Georgy Pogosian, Tamara Cheremnova, Alexej Lojko, Andrey Ananikian, Vitaly Babynin, Sergey Vdovytchenko, Natalia Mironova

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Gagarin vs K Landa  0-192 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
2. N Mironova vs K Mesropov 0-141 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsC18 French, Winawer
3. P Tregubov vs V Dobrov  1-053 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE10 Queen's Pawn Game
4. S V Manukyan vs I Rozum  ½-½41 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
5. R Ovetchkin vs A Babiy  ½-½50 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsA15 English
6. V Lyaskovsky vs D Kryakvin 0-167 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
7. P Maletin vs V Lyaskovsky  1-048 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsA37 English, Symmetrical
8. S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov 0-144 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
9. D Bocharov vs A Gritsenko  ½-½48 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Khenkin vs D Kokarev  ½-½41 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. T Cheremnova vs N Kabanov 0-128 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE83 King's Indian, Samisch
12. A Pridorozhni vs A Konyshev 1-029 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. A Gutov vs A Korobov 0-144 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE83 King's Indian, Samisch
14. M Demidov vs S Vdovytchenko 1-033 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. A Ananikian vs A Moskalenko  0-152 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. M Brodsky vs A Gorbatov  ½-½40 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. A Borisenko vs V Burmakin  0-175 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. M Panarin vs D Gordievsky  ½-½72 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB10 Caro-Kann
19. D Kurukin vs A Poluljahov  ½-½16 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. S Grishchenko vs E Romanov  ½-½41 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. A Shimanov vs P Nakhapetiane 1-045 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. B Galstian vs K Alekseenko  0-136 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. V Popov vs V Tovmasian  1-064 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsA14 English
24. A Smirnov vs G Pogosian  ½-½46 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Sutovsky vs A Uzhva 1-024 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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  Tabanus: What IS the shortest game to reach bare kings?
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  cro777: <What IS the shortest game to reach bare kings?>

The game (most probably beforehand agreed) Haimovich - Zifroni (Steinhart Memorial, Herzeliya, Israel 2006) lasted 17 moves.

1.c4 d5 2.cxd5 Qxd5 3.Qc2 Qxg2 4.Qxc7 Qxg1 5.Qxb7 Qxh2 6.Qxb8 Qe5 7.Qxc8+ Rxc8 8.Rxh7 Qxb2 9.Rxh8 Qxa2 10.Rxg8 Qxd2+ 11.Kxd2 Rxc1 12.Rxg7 Rxb1 13.Rxf7 Rxf1 14.Rxf8+ Kxf8 15.Rxa7 Rxf2 16.Rxe7 Rxe2+ 17.Kxe2 Kxe7 Draw

An antidote (or parody) for "no early draws" rule.

Apr-10-12  nummerzwei: Najer is now enjoying an unusual type of 'queenside majority' against Ovetchkin.
Apr-10-12  feitang: Impressive win by Wang Hao today!
Apr-10-12  Strongest Force: Did time pressure make Carjack's opponent flip-out? It looked like black was headed for at least a draw but he just bugged-out.
Apr-10-12  galdur: Kokarev vs. Wang, final position

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  Tabanus: <cro777> That was clever :) I will not count it though.
Apr-10-12  Arcturar: Wang Hao's game was very good, and Morozevich bounced back with a fantastic victory against Javovenko as well. Karjakin keeping up good form.
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  cro777: <Tabanus: I will not count it though.> I would not too, but it IS the shortest game to reach bare kings. The other game that comes into consideration is Eva Maria Zickelbein - Heide Schultz (German Championship U20 Girls chess tournament, Magdeburg 1991) with 36 moves.

Here is another trivia connected with "no early draws" rule:

<What is the longest unclaimed repetition of the position?>

At the recent European Individual Championship in Plovdiv, just before the final round, the chief arbiter announced that short draws, even with a threefold repetition, would not be accepted (early draws, before 40th move, would be registered as losses).

As a consequence, GM Sebastien Maze and GM Ilia Smirin in the last round game <repeated the position 12 times>, but this is not the record (although they came pretty close to it).

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  Penguincw: Not all of the players are Russian. :-\
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  cro777: <Penguincw: Not all of the players are Russian.>

They are not but no more than three "foreigners" can be in the six playing on any given day. That's why Leko didn't play in Round 1, and Caruana in Round 2 (for their club ShSM-64 Moscow).

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  whiteshark: <cro777: <the chief arbiter announced that short draws, even with a threefold repetition, would not be accepted (early draws, before 40th move, would be registered as losses).>>

One might wonder what would have happened if there would have been a quick stalemate, as it has been shown/discussed here: J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 ?? :D

Apr-10-12  kia0708: Natalia Zhukova is a talented, generous, cool-looking woman, I mean chess player, with an absorbing character !

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  Naniwazu: I like the Google translation of the official Russian site '':

"Russian Team Championships for men and women will be in the loo from 8 to 16 April."

Apr-11-12  Strongest Force: The Fab-Carjack game pits 2 top ten players against each other today.
Apr-11-12  Layson: I wonder if what Svidler is playing is all home preperation. The engine is wrinkling its nose at every move he plays. But is looks potentially quite double edged.
Apr-11-12  HeMateMe: Natalie's a walking advert for chess principles--strong central development!
Apr-11-12  hellopolgar: <Sutovsky 0:1 Morozevich>

Morozevich made Sutovsky look like a FM.

Apr-11-12  nolanryan: i thought leko retired?
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  whiteshark: We all make mistakes. ;)
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  WannaBe: Who is 'We'?? :-))
Apr-12-12  Troller: Round 4 is on, seems to have started earlier today?

Curiously, two high-profile matchups (<Karjakin-Svidler> and <Morozevich-Caruana>) have the same 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0-0 7.e4 line in the Grünfeld.

Apr-12-12  Troller: After move 17, above-mentioned two games are still identical, Karjakin-Svidler having played 2 more moves though. Possibly barring Caruana, all 4 players seem to be out of prep now.
Apr-12-12  HeMateMe: This "Nzhetmidov Chess Club Kazan"--Isn't Kazan in central Asia, now outside the borders of Russia?
Apr-12-12  paavoh: @HeMateMe: <Isn't Kazan in central Asia, now outside the borders of Russia?> Actually, no. It is in the heartland of Russia - check out
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