|Russian Superfinals (2015)|
The 68th Russian Championship Superfinal was played in Chita, Russia, 9-21 August 2015.
Previous edition: Russian Superfinals (2014). Next: Russian Superfinals (2016). See also Russian Superfinals (Women) (2015).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Tomashevsky * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7½
2 Karjakin ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 7
3 Vitiugov ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 6½
4 Jakovenko ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½
5 Dubov ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½
6 Khismatullin 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5½
7 Artemiev ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5½
8 Lysyj 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 5
9 Svidler ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 5
10 Bukavshin 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 5
11 Motylev ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 4
12 Khairullin 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 4
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
|1. Motylev vs Svidler
||½-½||32||2015||Russian Superfinals||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|2. I Bukavshin vs I Lysyj
||½-½||34||2015||Russian Superfinals||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|3. Karjakin vs D Khismatullin
||1-0||77||2015||Russian Superfinals||A13 English|
|4. Tomashevsky vs Jakovenko
||½-½||41||2015||Russian Superfinals||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|5. V Artemiev vs Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||26||2015||Russian Superfinals||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. I Khairullin vs D Dubov
||½-½||60||2015||Russian Superfinals||A59 Benko Gambit|
|7. I Lysyj vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||23||2015||Russian Superfinals||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|8. Vitiugov vs I Bukavshin
||1-0||28||2015||Russian Superfinals||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. D Dubov vs V Artemiev
|| ||½-½||40||2015||Russian Superfinals||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|10. Motylev vs I Khairullin
||0-1||36||2015||Russian Superfinals||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|11. Svidler vs Jakovenko
|| ||½-½||61||2015||Russian Superfinals||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|12. D Khismatullin vs Tomashevsky
||0-1||40||2015||Russian Superfinals||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|13. I Bukavshin vs D Dubov
|| ||½-½||52||2015||Russian Superfinals||A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3|
|14. Jakovenko vs D Khismatullin
|| ||½-½||32||2015||Russian Superfinals||B50 Sicilian|
|15. I Khairullin vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||28||2015||Russian Superfinals||A28 English|
|16. Karjakin vs Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||36||2015||Russian Superfinals||A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation|
|17. Tomashevsky vs I Lysyj
||1-0||40||2015||Russian Superfinals||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|18. V Artemiev vs Motylev
||1-0||24||2015||Russian Superfinals||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|19. I Khairullin vs V Artemiev
||0-1||47||2015||Russian Superfinals||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|20. I Lysyj vs Jakovenko
|| ||½-½||62||2015||Russian Superfinals||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|21. Motylev vs I Bukavshin
|| ||½-½||54||2015||Russian Superfinals||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|22. Svidler vs D Khismatullin
||0-1||29||2015||Russian Superfinals||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|23. D Dubov vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||41||2015||Russian Superfinals||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|24. Vitiugov vs Tomashevsky
||½-½||35||2015||Russian Superfinals||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|25. I Bukavshin vs I Khairullin
||1-0||59||2015||Russian Superfinals||E17 Queen's Indian|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
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|Aug-13-15|| ||Everett: <appaz> What games are you talking about? svidler?|
|Aug-13-15|| ||Appaz: Yes, Artemiev had such a nice, clean advantage out of the opening: all the chances and very little risk.|
A draw against a strong player like Svidler is a good result anyway, also in a practical view, considering todays other draws.
Artemiev is still hanging in there, probably playing for his most honorable tournament win so far.
|Aug-13-15|| ||Pedro Fernandez: You guys figure out the possibilities of this kid with the support of the powerful Russian School? A Perelman of chess!|
|Aug-13-15|| ||fisayo123: Artemiev still has a very difficult 2nd half to the tournament. Let's not go overboard.|
|Aug-13-15|| ||offramp: Am I mistaken? I think the USA championship is now much harder than the Russian one.|
When did that last happen?
|Aug-13-15|| ||Strongest Force: I hope I am wrong but all the prognosticators and trend indicators seem to be predicting major doom. It reminds of 1914 when Rubinstein was flying high and might have had a fair shot to beat Lasker. If something like that happened now it would be much worst in the cheesiest sense. We are living in the golden age of chess but it could be smashed by disaster, to say nothing about the greater world, if life goes back to the dark ages.|
|Aug-13-15|| ||1850Patzer: Um No.
The US Championship is a joke compared to this tournament.
First of all, USCF ratings are what are used to find out who gets in and who doesn't. Accounting for that difference, this year, you had Nakamura and So, and then a bunch of high 2500s and some low 2600s.
This Russian gig has Karjakin(king of Norway chess), svidler, tomashevsky and jakovenko(who was basically a couple inches away from qualifying to candidates but decided to draw gelfand in a won position)
its safe to say that most of the young talent in America will never get close to some of these guys.
|Aug-13-15|| ||sonia91: Consider also that Kramnik and Grischuk are not playing.|
|Aug-13-15|| ||donjova: The gap in quality between US and Russian Championship is much smaller than before. But there is still a way to go.|
I still can't imagine Ray Robson going +4 against these guys, for example.
|Aug-15-15|| ||Beholder: <offramp: Am I mistaken?>|
|Aug-15-15|| ||offramp: The next US Champs will have Caruana 2808, Nakamura 2798, So 2788, and Kamsky 2683. Will that be a lower or higher average than the top four in this Russian Championships?|
|Aug-15-15|| ||Appaz: A meaningless question, <offramp>, although I guess it was rhetorical.|
Judging the strength of a tournament by the top four is just silly.
When comparing the respective tournaments, you may also want to consider how hard it is to even qualify for them.
|Aug-15-15|| ||kingscrusher: Do you think the games of amateurs at the British championship are in many ways far more exciting and fun than these games .e.g. the games of Charles Storey :|
British Championships (2015)/Charles H Storey
Or do you think the higher level games are more fun?!
|Aug-15-15|| ||kingscrusher: E.g. can we compare the top 10 most exciting games played here (so far) to the top 10 most exciting games played in the British as an example - and go through them from an entertainment perspective. I think actually I did find the Svidler loss here quite a bit of fun as an example. |
Here are my two quite exciting games encountered here:
N Vitiugov vs I Bukavshin, 2015
Svidler vs D Khismatullin, 2015
|Aug-15-15|| ||jith1207: Considering the fact that some of those US top 4 never actually grew up in US and just changed nationality recently, it is baseless, only based on the strength of these 4 players, to compare the quality of USA and Russia. USA still needs to nurture young talents from the country like many other countries do.|
|Aug-15-15|| ||HeMateMe: Isn't Wesley So also at the next USA ch.?|
|Aug-16-15|| ||jith1207: Talking about the Russian players having the tougher second half, it's true that most of the players really have tougher set of opponents going forward. Only one player stands out as an exception. Nikita Vitiugov has already played everyone of the leaders in the standings and has only games against the players who are lower ranked in current standings. It is not the case for other leaders some of whom have really tough road after this rest day. |
So it goes to show Nikita has a very beautiful setup to go for the win if he plays calculated chess now. Others will need to spring surprises to get to the top. That makes the tournament exciting at least for next few rounds to see how things get heated up.
|Aug-16-15|| ||HeMateMe: Don't Jakovenko and Max LeGrave look a bit alike?
|Aug-16-15|| ||Beholder: <HeMateMe: Don't Jakovenko and Max LeGrave look a bit alike?>|
Relatively, yes. A bit. Well, they look a lot more alike than Kramnik and Hou Yifan, at any rate.
|Aug-16-15|| ||1850Patzer: The US championship will probably be a 3 way armageddon for first as long as So doesn't be the egotistical drama queen he was this year.|
|Aug-17-15|| ||MindCtrol9: This is a hard tournament difficult to predict who is going to be winner.I think is up to the last round to find that out.|
|Aug-17-15|| ||haydn20: 3 wins (and no losses)in 8 rounds is a fine accomplishment in this crowd. Go Toma!|
|Aug-18-15|| ||Troller: Bloody 9th round so far, 1 draw and 4 wins. Last remaining game should be drawn soon, though.|
Tomorrow Karjakin-Tomashevsky is the battle between current no.2 and no.1 in the standings.
|Aug-18-15|| ||fisayo123: Yeah, it's been one of the more entertaining Russian Superfinals i've seen in a while, after some pretty dour events.|
Karjakin - Tomashevsky tomorrow. I hope the professor can get the desired result. Not only because I bet chessbucks on him to win this event, but also because he's shown the best chess and has played fighting chess in most games, unlike Karjakin. Tomashevsky is the best player in this event.
|Aug-18-15|| ||paavoh: Glad to see Khismatullin improving towards the end.|
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