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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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