|Russian Team Championship (2014)|
The 21st Russian Team Championships were held in Loo, Sochi between April 7 and April 13, 2014. The tournament was a 7-round Swiss with 13 teams; the teams had six players and one or two alternates. Top seeds Malakhit (Sverdlovsk Oblast) won the title, with 12 match points, scoring five match wins and two ties. ShSM-Nashe naslediye (Moscow) lost 4-2 in a key second-round match against Malakhit but recovered to place second with 11 points, their only other lost point being a last round tie against third-placers St. Petersburg. Universitet (Belorechensk), who tied with Malakhit in round 4, also finished on 10 match points but lost third place on fewer game points.
Sergey Karjakin (4.0/7), Alexander Grischuk (6.0/7), Peter Leko (5.0/7), Alexey Shirov (4.0/6), Vladimir Malakhov (2.5/5), Alexander Motylev (2.0/3), Igor Lysyj (2.0/3) and Viktor Bologan (3.0/4) played for the winning team.
1st Malakhit (Sverdlovsk Oblast) +9 (6.0) +2 (4.0) +3 (4.0) =4 (3.0) +5 (4.0) =7 (3.0) +8 (4.5) 12 28.5
2nd ShSM-Nashe naslediye (Moscow) +10(3.5) -1 (2.0) +8 (4.0) +11(4.0) +12(5.5) +4 (3.5) =3 (3.0) 11 25.5
3rd St. Petersburg +8 (3.5) +7 (3.5) -1 (2.0) +5 (3.5) =4 (3.0) +9 (5.5) =2 (3.0) 10 24.0
4th Universitet (Belorechensk) +13(3.5) +5 (3.5) +7 (3.5) =1 (3.0) =3 (3.0) -2 (2.5) +12(4.0) 10 23.0
5th Yugra (Khanty-Mansi AO) +6 (4.0) -4 (2.5) +9 (5.0) -3 (2.5) -1 (2.0) bye(3.0) +7 (4.0) 7 23.0
6th SDYuSShOR ShSh (St. Petersburg) -5 (2.0) +13(4.0) -11(2.5) =7 (3.0) bye(3.0) =8 (3.0) +10(3.5) 7 21.0
7th Ladya (Kazan) +11(4.0) -3 (2.5) -4 (2.5) =6 (3.0) +10(3.5) =1 (3.0) -5 (2.0) 6 20.5
8th Politekhnik (Nizhniy Tagil) -3 (2.5) +12(5.0) -2 (2.0) =9 (3.0) +13(3.5) =6 (3.0) -1 (1.5) 6 20.5
9th Zhiguli (Samara Oblast) -1 (0.0) +10(4.0) -5 (1.0) =8 (3.0) +11(4.0) -3 (0.5) bye(3.0) 6 15.5
10th Turbonasos (Voronezh Oblast) -2 (2.5) -9 (2.0) +12(4.0) bye(3.0) -7 (2.5) +13(3.5) -6 (2.5) 5 20.0
11th Moscow Oblast -7 (2.0) bye(3.0) +6 (3.5) -2 (2.0) -9 (2.0) -12(2.0) +13(3.5) 5 18.0
12th Atom (Desnogorsk) bye(3.0) -8 (1.0) -10(2.0) +13(3.5) -2 (0.5) +11(4.0) -4 (2.0) 5 16.0
13th Yamal (Yamalo-Nenets AO) -4 (2.5) -6 (2.0) bye(3.0) -12(2.5) -8 (2.5) -10(2.5) -11(2.5) 1 17.5
Detailed results: http://chess-results.com/tnr130202....
Previous edition: Russian Team Championships (2013)
Next edition: Russian Team Championship (2015)
| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251
|1. Cherniaev vs Viacheslav Rozhkov
|| ||½-½||59||2014||Russian Team Championship||B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation|
|2. G Oparin vs D Dubov
|| ||½-½||39||2014||Russian Team Championship||B53 Sicilian|
|3. B Grachev vs V Sivuk
|| ||1-0||106||2014||Russian Team Championship||D76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6|
|4. O Bortnyk vs E Najer
|| ||½-½||27||2014||Russian Team Championship||C58 Two Knights|
|5. Ivan Popov vs M Demidov
|| ||½-½||43||2014||Russian Team Championship||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|6. A Kostin vs M Mozharov
||1-0||49||2014||Russian Team Championship||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|7. A Chernobay vs Kamsky
||½-½||92||2014||Russian Team Championship||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
|8. Dreev vs I Iljiushenok
|| ||1-0||55||2014||Russian Team Championship||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|9. A Sarana vs V Artemiev
||0-1||66||2014||Russian Team Championship||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|10. A Timofeev vs L Nozdrachev
||1-0||41||2014||Russian Team Championship||E90 King's Indian|
|11. A Klyuev vs R Makhmutov
|| ||1-0||60||2014||Russian Team Championship||A13 English|
|12. Kharlov vs B Ofitserian
|| ||0-1||40||2014||Russian Team Championship||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|13. Jobava vs P Potapov
|| ||½-½||40||2014||Russian Team Championship||B32 Sicilian|
|14. B Belyakov vs M Kobalia
|| ||½-½||40||2014||Russian Team Championship||C41 Philidor Defense|
|15. P Tregubov vs A Goryachkina
|| ||½-½||53||2014||Russian Team Championship||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|16. A Sergeyev vs A G Aleksandrov
|| ||0-1||49||2014||Russian Team Championship||A15 English|
|17. Beshukov vs A Okara
|| ||½-½||67||2014||Russian Team Championship||A28 English|
|18. Morozevich vs S Chekhov
||1-0||54||2014||Russian Team Championship||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|19. A Riazantsev vs V Usmanov
|| ||½-½||75||2014||Russian Team Championship||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|20. S Sjugirov vs Karjakin
||0-1||66||2014||Russian Team Championship||E12 Queen's Indian|
|21. Grischuk vs I Bukavshin
|| ||1-0||71||2014||Russian Team Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|22. D Frolyanov vs Leko
||0-1||117||2014||Russian Team Championship||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|23. V Malakhov vs Y R Yakovich
|| ||1-0||33||2014||Russian Team Championship||B53 Sicilian|
|24. J Geller vs I Lysyj
|| ||0-1||46||2014||Russian Team Championship||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|25. Bologan vs A Predke
||1-0||60||2014||Russian Team Championship||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
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|Apr-09-14|| ||Arcturar: Yup, Grischuk is totally killing it. He just beat Vitiugov (who is no pushover) and has 3/3.|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Refused: Vitiugov lost a pawn in the opening. Grischuk was able to hold onto that pawn and converted it. Thus Grischuk has now 3/3 and has passed Caruana, Kramnik and Anand on the live rating list. Thus there he is #3 now.|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Everett: Not bad for a poker player.|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Appaz: Grischuk climbs to #3 in the live rating. Worlds strongest smoker!|
|Apr-10-14|| ||Conrad93: Can Grischuk break the 2800+ barrier this year?|
|Apr-10-14|| ||Refused: Grischuk with an easy draw today against Alekseev. Neither side seemed to be in a real fighting mood today.|
|Apr-11-14|| ||Refused: It looks like Grischuk is going for 4.5/5.
Weird looking opening, and now he has Tomashevsky in the ropes.
|Apr-11-14|| ||Refused: Jobava is also enjoying an excellent tournament. Today he was able to beat Svidler.|
|Apr-11-14|| ||optimuswise: Jobava also in great form! He has 4./5. by beating Jakovenko, Kamsky and Svidled. Impressive!|
|Apr-11-14|| ||mindanalyzer: Dominguez 4/5 too, #10 in live ratings|
|Apr-11-14|| ||mindanalyzer: I have no idea why he is playing 3rd board. I don't think that either Svidler or Vitiugov are stronger than him, ... but they know better ... I guess|
|Apr-11-14|| ||john barleycorn: Peter Leko is overseen. 4/5 with 3 wins and 2 draws is a respectable result.|
|Apr-11-14|| ||Arcturar: Grischuk's on fire! If he keeps up this pace he might even break 2800! One more win will give him a new personal high, anyways (2792 currently). Really nice play from Jobava (who is having a great year so far) and Dominguez. I like Leinier, and hope he stays in the Top 10 for a while.|
|Apr-11-14|| ||plang: Why is Dominguez playing in the Russian Team Championship?|
|Apr-11-14|| ||john barleycorn: Personal delegate of Fidel to the russian comrades|
|Apr-11-14|| ||SirRuthless: <johnbarleycorn> Right!|
|Apr-11-14|| ||mindanalyzer: Because he is getting paid. Why else?|
|Apr-11-14|| ||jphamlore: Didn't Grischuk say about why he did not play in the last Russian Superfinals that he was playing almost non-stop chess and that they needed to ask him so that he could find an opening in his schedule which he did not have? A break in his schedule and suddenly Grischuk is looking fantastic again.|
|Apr-11-14|| ||Refused: <jphamlore: Didn't Grischuk say about why he did not play in the last Russian Superfinals that he was playing almost non-stop chess and that they needed to ask him so that he could find an opening in his schedule which he did not have? A break in his schedule and suddenly Grischuk is looking fantastic again.>|
If I am not totally mistaken there was a scheduling conflict. The last Grand Prix in Paris and the Russian Superfinals overlapped. And since Grischuk still had some chances to qualify for the candidates (if he had been the sole winner in Paris), he played paris.
My memory might mislead there, though.
But Grischuk was already a bit complaining about the gruesome schedule during one of the post game press conferences in Beijing. So either explanation makes sense.
|Apr-11-14|| ||jphamlore: <Refused: But Grischuk was already a bit complaining about the gruesome schedule during one of the post game press conferences in Beijing.>|
I think toward the end of last year both Grischuk's and Caruana's games suffered from simply too much high level competitive chess. I am hoping both can take some time away from competition to recalibrate their games and make a strong bid to make the next Candidates.
|Apr-12-14|| ||mindanalyzer: My boy (dominguez) is on fire|
|Apr-14-14|| ||Everett: Do we have a team winner?|
|Apr-14-14|| ||Karpova: Malachite won: http://es.chessbase.com/post/malaqu...|
|Apr-14-14|| ||Everett: Thank you !|
|Apr-15-14|| ||whiteshark: Big cb report with lots of pictures: http://en.chessbase.com/post/malach...|
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