|Russian Championship Superfinal (2014)|
The 67th Russian Championship Superfinal was held in the Kazan Kremlin State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, 28 November - 7 December 2014. Rest day: December 3. Organizers: Russian Chess Federation and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charity Fund, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30 second increment from move one. No agreed draws allowed before move 40. Prize fund: 5 million rubles (about US $94,000). If players tied for first, a playoff would be held (two 15 + 10 Rapid games and eventually an Armageddon).
Igor Lysyj was the surprise winner with 5.5/9. Jakovenko took 2nd place, and Khismatullin 3rd on 2nd tiebreak (more wins).
Category: XIX (2712). Chief arbiter: Anatoly Bykhovsky
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Lysyj 2686 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 5½
2 Jakovenko 2745 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5
3 Khismatullin 2679 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 4½
=4 Svidler 2743 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 4½
=4 Nepomniachtchi 2714 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 4½
=6 Vitiugov 2738 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 4½
=6 Morozevich 2724 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 4½
8 Zvjaginsev 2655 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 0 4
9 Grachev 2669 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 4
10 Karjakin 2770 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 4
Official site: http://ruchess.ru/championship/deta...
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2014
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| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|1. Karjakin vs D Khismatullin
||½-½||69||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|2. B Grachev vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||34||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line|
|3. Jakovenko vs I Nepomniachtchi
||½-½||60||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|4. V Zvjaginsev vs Morozevich
|| ||½-½||40||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|5. Vitiugov vs I Lysyj
||0-1||46||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. Vitiugov vs Jakovenko
|| ||½-½||40||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|7. Morozevich vs B Grachev
||1-0||39||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|8. D Khismatullin vs V Zvjaginsev
||0-1||47||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A04 Reti Opening|
|9. I Nepomniachtchi vs Karjakin
||1-0||40||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A03 Bird's Opening|
|10. I Lysyj vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||32||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4|
|11. Karjakin vs Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||41||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A06 Reti Opening|
|12. Jakovenko vs I Lysyj
||1-0||25||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. Svidler vs Morozevich
||0-1||32||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A05 Reti Opening|
|14. B Grachev vs D Khismatullin
|| ||½-½||30||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||E17 Queen's Indian|
|15. V Zvjaginsev vs I Nepomniachtchi
|| ||½-½||36||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|16. Jakovenko vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||25||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||E15 Queen's Indian|
|17. I Lysyj vs Morozevich
||1-0||35||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|18. D Khismatullin vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||41||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A04 Reti Opening|
|19. Vitiugov vs V Zvjaginsev
||1-0||41||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|20. I Nepomniachtchi vs B Grachev
||½-½||52||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|21. B Grachev vs Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||54||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|22. Karjakin vs I Lysyj
||0-1||48||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|23. Morozevich vs D Khismatullin
||0-1||65||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|24. V Zvjaginsev vs Jakovenko
||½-½||70||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense|
|25. Svidler vs I Nepomniachtchi
|| ||½-½||30||2014||Russian Championship Superfinal||A34 English, Symmetrical|
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|Nov-30-14|| ||paavoh: And Moro is on a roll, 32 moves to win Svidler with Black! Pheonix rising again?|
Somehow, these strange openings and odd-looking pawn backbones work for him. Look at Black pawn structures at moves 8, 13, and 20! Even when pressed, he seems to find a nice square for his minor pieces. Results of hard work, maybe?
|Nov-30-14|| ||whiteshark: <Can Svidler make it 8?>|
chess24 intro report: http://chess24.com/en/read/news/201...
|Nov-30-14|| ||Bobsterman3000: Can anyone ever match what Kasparov achieved (2855 perf rating) in the 2004 Russian Superfinal?:|
Russian Championships (2004)
|Dec-01-14|| ||whiteshark: The 67th Russian Men’s Championship Superfinal is a 10-player all-play-all tournament taking place in the Kazan Kremlin from 28 November to 7 December, with one rest day on 3 December. The event is organised by the Russian Chess Federation and the Timchenko Foundation with support from the Republic of Tatarstan. 7-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler will be defending his title.|
The time control is 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30 second increment from move 1. Draws are not allowed before move 40. In case of a tie for first place two 15 minute + 10 second rapid games will, if necessary, be followed by a 5 vs. 4 minute Armageddon game where a draw counts as a win for Black.
|Dec-03-14|| ||waustad: It is amazing how deep the Russians are when a player like Lysyj is basically unknown. In most countries he's the name star.|
|Dec-03-14|| ||perfidious: <waustad> The more so after, as Nunn once wryly wrote, the Soviets cunningly split their country up.|
|Dec-04-14|| ||visayanbraindoctor: I can't say I had heard of GM Lysyj before this tournament.|
|Dec-04-14|| ||Strelets: Igor the Bald is off to a great start. It'll be interesting to see if he can hold on.|
|Dec-04-14|| ||SatelliteDan: So far the most decisive player has the lead.|
|Dec-04-14|| ||SatelliteDan: My favorite (Moro) has 2nd most decisive and tied for 3rd.|
|Dec-05-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: <visayanbraindoctor: I can't say I had heard of GM Lysyj before this tournament.>|
He's a pretty solid player, one of those many strong Russian grandmasters who are overshadowed by greater names in the country. I have read his book The Open Games for Black, good stuff. I have not got around to reading his other book on Berlin (the two are meant for repertoire building), but he's one of the good authors out there.
He's a French specialist, but has shifted his attention to 1...e5 against 1.e4.
|Dec-05-14|| ||polarmis: I wrote a bit of an intro to "Igor the Bald" here:
Can't believe Chess.com later stole the "bald" bit :)
|Dec-06-14|| ||Penguincw: It's been a close tournament for sure, especially when the players in last are all at -1. The matchups for the last round, which is tomorrow:|
Grachev - Lysyj
Svidler - Zviagintsev
Morozevich - Karjakin
Khismatullin - Jakovenko
Nepomniachtchi - Vitiugov
Good luck to all players! Also, games start 2 hours earlier tomorrow, at 10:00 GMT, which I believe is 5 am CG time.
|Dec-07-14|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: congrats to Lysyj appear to be in order.|
|Dec-07-14|| ||siggemannen: Big congratulations to Igor!!|
|Dec-07-14|| ||makaveli52: https://twitter.com/lachesisq/statu...|
|Dec-07-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: Congratulations GM Igor Lysyj!|
|Dec-07-14|| ||Penguincw: Just like the Women's Superfinal, the winner is the one who draws the fewest games. Unfortunately, the one who draws the 2nd fewest games (Zvjaginsev) finishes tied for last here. It was a close tournament for sure, with the last place finishers (including top seed Karjakin) finishing at -1.|
|Dec-07-14|| ||whiteshark: Well deserved, champion!|
|Dec-07-14|| ||Pawn Dillinger: An interesting career position for Lysyj. Now that he's floating around 2700, how does he break through to some invitational tournaments and become a more recognizable name among the chess hoi polloi?|
Besides this strong tournament win, perhaps a breakthrough performance in the World Cup will give him the opportunity to get his chance to crack the top 25 or so players in the world.
Once there (assuming he can get there), he could begin a drive toward 2775 and go for what all the top players want: playing in Grand Prix events and qualifying for the Candidates Tournament.
Congratulations to Lysyj for taking yet another step in distancing himself from a top 100 player (and typically a 2650 rating), winning this tourney and entering the realm of top 50 player. Personally, I'd like to see some more of him.
|Dec-09-14|| ||ex0duz: Karjakin had a pretty bad tournament. According to chessbase his TPR was -13, so does that mean he loses 13 rating points?|
Also congrats to Lysyj. How come i've never heard of him before? Is this his first real big tourney win?
|Dec-12-14|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Kramnik, Grishuk, Svidler, and other top Russians may not qualify for the Candidates through the usual manner. I expect that Russia will host the next Candidates. If so, to whom will the wild card go to? The 2015 Russian Championship next year might be quite telling.|
I suspect all of Russia's top players will compete next year
If the above scenario unfolds, the Russian Federation should give a hint then that the winner will win points for a possible Candidates qualification.
Another fascinating scenario is for the top two placers in the next Russian Championship to play a match. Winner gets the Candidate wild card.
|Dec-14-14|| ||Rolfo: Hasn't Kirsan already announced that next Candadates tourney is to be held in the US?|
And then the wild card will go to Nakamura if he isn't qualified by merits
|Dec-14-14|| ||MissScarlett: Kirsan meant the world championship match, I believe.|
|Sep-05-17|| ||Arconax: It was won by the unknown entity Lysyj, but Yakovenko came close. I wonder why "Yako" doesn't play in Tiblisi at the moment, strange.|
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