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Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak) Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin4/5(+3 -0 =2)[games]
Sergey Karjakin3.5/5(+2 -0 =3)[games]
Peter Svidler3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
Vladimir Potkin1.5/5(+0 -2 =3)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev0.5/5(+0 -4 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak) (2012)

Played at the Radisson Slavinskaya hotel in Moscow, Russia 13 August 2012, to decide the Russian Superfinals (2012) which had ended in a 6-way tie. Time control: 15 minutes per game, with an addition of 10 seconds per move from move one. (1) Dmitry Andreikin won with 4/5 and became the 65th Russian Champion. Photo: Crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Andreikin * 1 1 1 4 2 Karjakin * 1 1 3 3 Svidler 0 * 1 1 3 4 Jakovenko 0 0 * 1 1 2 5 Potkin 0 0 * 1 6 Alekseev 0 0 0 0 *


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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Svidler vs E Alekseev 1-0452012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. Jakovenko vs Svidler 0-1502012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
3. D Andreikin vs Potkin  ½-½132012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)B10 Caro-Kann
4. Karjakin vs Jakovenko  ½-½632012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Potkin vs E Alekseev  ½-½352012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)A30 English, Symmetrical
6. Svidler vs D Andreikin 0-1432012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)C02 French, Advance
7. Jakovenko vs E Alekseev 1-0332012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)E17 Queen's Indian
8. D Andreikin vs Karjakin ½-½82012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)C48 Four Knights
9. Svidler vs Potkin  ½-½562012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)A07 King's Indian Attack
10. Karjakin vs Svidler  ½-½342012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)B42 Sicilian, Kan
11. Potkin vs Jakovenko 0-1342012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. E Alekseev vs D Andreikin 0-1392012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)B42 Sicilian, Kan
13. D Andreikin vs Jakovenko 1-0462012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)C67 Ruy Lopez
14. Karjakin vs Potkin 1-0402012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)C11 French
15. E Alekseev vs Karjakin 0-1472012Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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  whiteshark: Round 5 results:

Yakovenko - Svidler 0:1
Alekseev - Karjakin 0:1
Andrejkin - Potkin 1/2

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  parmetd: any really special games to check out?
Aug-13-12  waustad: <parm>There were some impressive errors.
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  Eyal: Andreikin's 8 & 13 move draws vs. Karjakin and Potkin respectively are a real hoot... But seriously, his win vs. Svidler (with the French) is a nice game, as <BUNA> mentioned.
Aug-13-12  frogbert: so andreikin turned out to be the strongest of the 1990s in this championship...
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  OBIT: You Karjakin supporters can make your justifications for his 8-move draw vs Andreikin, but it was a serious error in judgment. By making no attempt to beat Andreikin, Karjakin essentially pinned his hopes on Svidler getting at least a draw against Andreikin, and, based on how both Svidler and Andreikin have played recently in tournaments with fast time controls, these hopes were at best a roll of the dice.

Here's a thought: instead of hoping for Svidler to do his dirty work for him, how about Karjakin tries to beat Andeikin on his own. His substantially better blitz rating and current World champion status certainly makes this sound feasible. And, please, don't anybody make some lame excuse about how he had the Black pieces. This is blitz, where color matters less, and moving second even gives you more opportunities to determine the type of game you'll be playing. In fact, in this playoff tournament Black even finished with a plus score, winning 5 games to White's 4.

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  cro777: Two champions from Saratov (Russia).

"I have already congratulated Natasha and today happened another success of Saratov chess! Congrats Dima Andreikin with very confident play!" (GM Eljanov)

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  Eggman: <<If it was my tournament I would throw their prize money at their feet and tell them to piss off.>>

If it was my tournament I would have had Sofia Rules in place, as they should always be, so that I wouldn't have to conclude the tournament by telling the players to piss off.

Aug-13-12  BUNA: <OBIT: You Karjakin supporters. I tell you that!>

Could you name one? :-)

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  Natalia Pogonina: Grats to Dima Andreikin. We are representing the same city. Double gold for Saratov this year.
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  OBIT: <BUNA> Uh, sorry... I must have walked into the wrong room by mistake. :)
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  brankat: <OBIT> No, You didn't. Karjakin does have a lot of supporters (fans). And not only in Russia and Ukraine. Quite deservedly so, too.
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  parmetd: OBIT, I think it wasn't blitz but rapid. (15" 10' I think?)
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  brankat: Yes, it was rapid T-controls.
Aug-14-12  WiseWizard: Lol Karjakin 8 moves? Coward. Supposed to be the world rapid champion. Must not have learned anything from the candidates tournament.

To be World Champion you need competitive fire and a killer instinct. Accepting an 8 move draw when your the stronger player reveals what a deep character flaw this kid has, he'll never be a champion. Is this top chess nowadays? Suckers are too "professional" to fight in every game? What could possibly be the reason to accept an 8 move draw in the playoff for your country's championship?!!? Would Carlsen ever do that? your #1 competitor? He better kindle that competitive fire right now if he ever wants to do anything in chess, or is he too comfortable? is he happy collecting checks? Lol, fish.

and why play if youre not trying to be the best? why be a professional?

I will happily recant everything I said if there is a valid reason why he accepted this draw. Fear is not one of them.

Aug-14-12  WiseWizard: <Natalia Pogonina> Please pass my message along to Karjakin, he should have to explain himself to the chess media, fans and tournament sponsors as to why he engaged in such an act of cowardice in accepting an 8 move draw when his country's title is on the line.
Aug-14-12  WiseWizard: Equal positions are not drawn positions. In a rapid game he should be striving for fighting positions from the black side.
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  brankat: <WiseWizard> Funny how You forgot to mention D.Andreikin's role/part in the game.
Aug-14-12  SetNoEscapeOn: <Eggman: <<If it was my tournament I would throw their prize money at their feet and tell them to piss off.>> If it was my tournament I would have had Sofia Rules in place, as they should always be, so that I wouldn't have to conclude the tournament by telling the players to piss off.>

Sofia rules make too much sense for the chess world.

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  OBIT: <brankat> Andreikin's rapid play skills are better than most fans realize. In fact I considered him the 2nd best rapid player in the playoffs. But, that's beside the point, and I think <WiseWizard> is correct: regardless of how dangerous an opponent Andreikin was, Karjakin had to try to beat him in that situation. Karjakin was a half-point down, and agreeing to the quick draw relinquished one of his best chances to make up that deficit and more. If he drew with Andreikin after a hard game, fine. Even if he lost the game, fine. The important thing was to at least try.
Aug-14-12  Rolfo: <Sofia rules make too much sense for the chess world.>

For some reason I think Sofia rules are hard to sell in Russia

Aug-14-12  polarmis: <Rolfo>, don't think so. The rule for the main event was no draw offers until move 40 (you can always still draw by repetition). It was also move 30 or 40 at the Tal Memorial. I guess the rule wasn't in force for the rapid games.
Aug-14-12  Rolfo: Ok polarmis. I was for a second thinking that old Danailov affairs may have poisoned the concept of Sofia rule in Russia. Lucky to see I was wrong
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  Eyal: <The rule for the main event was no draw offers until move 40 (you can always still draw by repetition).>

Indeed - 15 out of the 34 draws in the main event were by repetition, before move 40... A few of those resulted from forcing lines that didn't leave any reasonable alternative for either side, but as far as I could see most didn't. If both players want to draw without really playing the game out, they'll find a way to do it with or without Sofia rules.

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  OBIT: <Eyal> Agreed, and give it a little more time. The GMs are still relatively inexperienced at creating three-fold reps to get around the Sofia rules, but they will get better at it.
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