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🏆 Russian Team Championships (2017)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Anatoly Karpov, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Gata Kamsky, Alexey Shirov, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Malakhov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Maxim Matlakov, Evgeny Alekseev, Anton Korobov, Alexander Riazantsev, Denis Khismatullin, Alexander Motylev, Maxim Rodshtein, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Igor Kovalenko, Igor Lysyj, Vladislav Artemiev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Artyom Timofeev, Daniil Dubov, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Ivan Popov, Dmitry Bocharov, Alexey Goganov, Grigoriy Oparin, Ivan Rozum, Maksim Vavulin, Alexandr Predke, Valerij Popov, Kirill Alekseenko, Anton Shomoev, Maksim Chigaev, Jakov Geller, Andrey Esipenko, Ramil Hasangatin, Alexander Zabotin, Alexey Mokshanov, Rail Makhmutov, Vasily Usmanov, Ramil Faizrakhmanov, Grigory Palchun, Alexey Slavin, Petr Palachev, Semen Elistratov, Alexei Saveliev, Peter Natacheev, Mikhail Korovin

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Russian Team Championships (2017)

One of the world's strongest team events sees Russian teams compete for local honors and a place in the European Club Cup.

Official site: http://ruchess.ru/
Results and team line-ups: http://chess-results.com/tnr278686....
Previous edition: Russian Team Championship (2016)

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 168  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Giri vs V Artemiev  ½-½692017Russian Team ChampionshipsB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. M Rodshtein vs K Alekseenko 1-0342017Russian Team ChampionshipsD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. V Usmanov vs V Fedoseev  0-1282017Russian Team ChampionshipsA27 English, Three Knights System
4. I Khairullin vs A Saveliev  ½-½682017Russian Team ChampionshipsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. G Palchun vs A Goganov 1-0512017Russian Team ChampionshipsD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. V Malakhov vs A Predke  ½-½432017Russian Team ChampionshipsC55 Two Knights Defense
7. J Geller vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½412017Russian Team ChampionshipsB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
8. D Dubov vs S Elistratov 1-0252017Russian Team ChampionshipsA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. A Mokshanov vs I Popov  ½-½652017Russian Team ChampionshipsB30 Sicilian
10. G Oparin vs P Palachev  ½-½472017Russian Team ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
11. P Natacheev vs M Vavulin 0-1312017Russian Team ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
12. E Alekseev vs M Matlakov  1-0492017Russian Team ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Svidler vs E Romanov 1-0562017Russian Team ChampionshipsC78 Ruy Lopez
14. A Zabotin vs I Lysyj  0-1522017Russian Team ChampionshipsE10 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Kamsky vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½1062017Russian Team ChampionshipsA48 King's Indian
16. Grischuk vs A Timofeev 1-0302017Russian Team ChampionshipsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. R Hasangatin vs D Andreikin  0-1372017Russian Team ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A Korobov vs R Faizrakhmanov  1-0442017Russian Team ChampionshipsE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. R Makhmutov vs D Khismatullin  ½-½302017Russian Team ChampionshipsD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Shirov vs I Rozum 0-1612017Russian Team ChampionshipsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. A Shomoev vs A Riazantsev  ½-½322017Russian Team ChampionshipsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. Rublevsky vs A Esipenko  ½-½472017Russian Team ChampionshipsC45 Scotch Game
23. D Bocharov vs Motylev  ½-½612017Russian Team ChampionshipsA06 Reti Opening
24. I Kovalenko vs M Chigaev  ½-½442017Russian Team ChampionshipsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Chigaev vs I Khairullin  1-0872017Russian Team ChampionshipsC77 Ruy Lopez
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May-07-17  Nerwal: <1.d4 the white don't play 'c4' nor the black 'd5'. (...) and now 9...d6, clearly a computer move, and in my opinion the whole approach of this opening is pure computer>

It's just a standard setup in the Torre Attack (Saemisch vs P F Johner, 1926 being an early example).

May-07-17  nok: I guess 11.f4 would be more typical.
May-07-17  JimNorCal: <PedroF> "And we have a good Team too,"

Team as in HaplessGM vs TeamCG? Yes, some of those GM vs World match ups sponsored by CG have been incredible.

May-07-17
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  Pedro Fernandez: Thanks <Nerwal>, I didn't know about that game. Certainly I suspected that the Artemiev-Romanov already had been played. Nevertheless I think computers have reviewed such kind of games. I mean, I doubt Alekhine or Fischer, say, would have played 9...d6. Just my opinion.
May-07-17
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  Pedro Fernandez: <<nok>: I guess 11.f4 would be more typical.> Yeah <Nok>, your move is interesting. Maybe Artemiev was expecting the exchange of knights on 'e5'. But, 11...Nxe5 12.fxe5 is not bad for white. Greetings.


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May-07-17
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  Pedro Fernandez: Hey <Nerwal>, viewing the Saemisch-Johner, '...d6' is perfectly justifiable since the white knight is not on e5-square. Of course, I know what you meant: it is the same opening.
May-07-17  Nerwal: <Nevertheless I think computers have reviewed such kind of games. I mean, I doubt Alekhine or Fischer, say, would have played 9...d6. Just my opinion.>

Janowski vs Alekhine, 1914 (other sources have the move order as 6. ♘bd2 c5 7. c3 ♗e7 8. ♗d3 d6 9. 0-0 0-0 reaching the exact position)

May-07-17
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  ambongtumbong: GM Kramnik did not play on round 5?
May-07-17
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  MissScarlett: You can't form a proper question?
May-07-17
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  ambongtumbong: yeah I cannot..
May-07-17
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  botvinnik64: Hey Guys:
Just received my latest copy of New In Chess.
They have an article on "most accurate" moves played at top level. Not surprisingly, Kramnik's name keeps coming up. Anyone see?
May-07-17  Howard: Yes, I noticed that. I also noticed that Spassky's performance at the 1988 Olympiad was listed as one of the "most accurate", too. Seems rather surprising given his age at the time.
May-07-17  Nerwal: <I also noticed that Spassky's performance at the 1988 Olympiad was listed as one of the "most accurate", too>

The one where he made 9 quick draws out of 13 games ?

May-07-17  siggemannen: Chessgames should upload more games. They're on round 5 now
May-08-17  Mikhail1962: Why only 48 games?
May-08-17
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  cormier: ?????????????
May-09-17
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  Pedro Fernandez: <<Nerwal>: <Nevertheless I think computers have reviewed such kind of games. I mean, I doubt Alekhine or Fischer, say, would have played 9...d6. Just my opinion.>

Janowski vs Alehine, 1914 (other sources have the move order as 6. ♘bd2 c5 7. c3 ♗e7 8. ♗d3 d6 9. 0-0 0-0 reaching the exact position)>.

Thank you my dear <Nerwal>. After all I'm an old man of 36 years old, lol! By no means I think that I'm more illustrated than you. Please, let's close this interesting discussion by hearing Verdi (perhaps do you prefer Puccini?):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yW...

May-09-17
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  Keyser Soze: Mamed is on fire really ..Grabbed about +20 rating points on last month. His best live rating ever. He might finally cross the 2800 mark
May-09-17
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  keypusher: <Pedro Fernandez: <<nok>: I guess 11.f4 would be more typical.> Yeah <Nok>, your move is interesting. Maybe Artemiev was expecting the exchange of knights on 'e5'. But, 11...Nxe5 12.fxe5 is not bad for white. Greetings.>

A pawn formation featured in one of my favorite Botvinnik games:


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Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1938

May-10-17
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  Pedro Fernandez: Yeah, <keypusher>. My thankful to <Nerwal>, I am learned from him, a lot!
May-10-17  paavoh: Check out the opening in Fedoseev-Palachev, 7th round. Against everything we have been taught.
May-10-17
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  Beholder: Check out Rozum - Kramnik as well. The way Kramnik makes a 2600 GM, who's playing White to boot, look like an idiot is nothing short of amazing. And hilarious.
May-11-17  sonia91: Team Siberia (Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Grischuk, Andreikin, Korobov, Khismatullin) won. Silver goes to Moscow's team Legacy Square Capital (Malakhov, Najer, Zvjaginsev, Dubov, Grachev, Popov, Oparin, Vavulin) and bronze to Yekateinburg's Malachite (Karpov, Shirov, Riazantsev, Rublevsky, Motylev, Kovalenko, Lysyj).

2016 champions Medniy Vsadnyk of St Petersburg (Svidler & Co.) finished 4th.

May-11-17
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  whiteshark: <Siberia easily wins Russian Team Championship>

"It tore through the competition, winning all of its matches, most by wide margins. Team SHSM finished in clear second, three match points behind. [...]"

https://worldchess.com/2017/05/11/s... (w/analysis by Sam Shankland)

May-12-17
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  whiteshark: Detailed, illustrated CB-report with some in-depth analyzes: http://en.chessbase.com/post/russia...
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