|Russian Superfinals (2017)|
The Superfinal of the 70th Russian Championship took place in the State Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg, 3-14 December 2017. Time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers allowed before move 40. A tie for first place to be split by two 15+10 Rapid games and, if the score still tied, a 5 vs. 4 Armageddon game. Schedule and regulations: http://ruchess.ru/en/championship/d.... Crosstable:
The tie for first place was resolved by two Rapid games, N Vitiugov vs Svidler, 2017 (0-1) and Svidler vs N Vitiugov, 2017 (1-0): (1, 2)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
=1 Vitiugov * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7
=1 Svidler ½ * 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7
=3 Dubov ½ 1 * ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6½
=3 Fedoseev 0 0 ½ * 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6½
=5 Malakhov ½ 0 1 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 6
=5 Tomashevsky ½ ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6
=5 Riazantsev ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6
=8 Sjugirov ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 0 5
=8 Inarkiev ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 5
10 Matlakov ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 4½
11 Romanov 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 3½
12 Volkov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ * 3
Svidler won both games and became Russian Champion for the 8th time. (3)
1 Svidler 1 1 2
2 Vitiugov 0 0 0
Previous edition: Russian Superfinals (2016). See also Russian Superfinals (Women) (2017).
(1) http://ruchess.ru/en/news/report/th... (2) https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t... (3) Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
|1. S Sjugirov vs E Inarkiev
||½-½||72||2017||Russian Superfinals||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|2. M Matlakov vs Tomashevsky
|| ||½-½||67||2017||Russian Superfinals||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. V Fedoseev vs A Riazantsev
|| ||1-0||57||2017||Russian Superfinals||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. V Malakhov vs E Romanov
|| ||½-½||41||2017||Russian Superfinals||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|5. N Vitiugov vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||22||2017||Russian Superfinals||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|6. D Dubov vs S Volkov
||1-0||36||2017||Russian Superfinals||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|7. S Sjugirov vs M Matlakov
|| ||½-½||40||2017||Russian Superfinals||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|8. Tomashevsky vs V Fedoseev
||0-1||42||2017||Russian Superfinals||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|9. A Riazantsev vs V Malakhov
|| ||½-½||42||2017||Russian Superfinals||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|10. E Romanov vs N Vitiugov
||0-1||34||2017||Russian Superfinals||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|11. Svidler vs D Dubov
||0-1||31||2017||Russian Superfinals||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|12. E Inarkiev vs S Volkov
|| ||½-½||26||2017||Russian Superfinals||C11 French|
|13. D Dubov vs E Romanov
||1-0||83||2017||Russian Superfinals||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|14. M Matlakov vs E Inarkiev
|| ||½-½||59||2017||Russian Superfinals||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. S Volkov vs Svidler
||0-1||32||2017||Russian Superfinals||D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|16. V Fedoseev vs S Sjugirov
||1-0||41||2017||Russian Superfinals||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|17. V Malakhov vs Tomashevsky
|| ||½-½||30||2017||Russian Superfinals||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|18. N Vitiugov vs A Riazantsev
|| ||½-½||27||2017||Russian Superfinals||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|19. S Sjugirov vs V Malakhov
|| ||1-0||51||2017||Russian Superfinals||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|20. E Romanov vs S Volkov
|| ||½-½||47||2017||Russian Superfinals||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|21. E Inarkiev vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||49||2017||Russian Superfinals||C48 Four Knights|
|22. M Matlakov vs V Fedoseev
||0-1||34||2017||Russian Superfinals||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|23. A Riazantsev vs D Dubov
|| ||½-½||29||2017||Russian Superfinals||D85 Grunfeld|
|24. Tomashevsky vs N Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||18||2017||Russian Superfinals||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|25. Svidler vs E Romanov
||1-0||46||2017||Russian Superfinals||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
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|Dec-05-17|| ||whiteshark: The 70th Russian Championship Superfinal is taking place in the State Museum of the Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg from 3-14 December 2017. |
Peter Svidler is the top seed for the 12-player round-robin, where the winner receives 1 million roubles (~14,500 euros) and a Renault Kaptur car. The top three finishers qualify automatically for next year's Superfinal.
The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. A tie for first place is split by two 15+10 rapid games and, if the score is still tied, a 5 vs. 4 Armageddon game, where Black wins if the game ends in a draw.
|Dec-05-17|| ||paavoh: Fedoseev and Dubov with very good starts at 2/2 for this tournament - maybe the young generation is taking over now?|
|Dec-05-17|| ||fisayo123: Fedoseev 3/3. He faces a tough challenge against Matlakov in the next round.|
|Dec-05-17|| ||positionalgenius: What time are the games?|
|Dec-05-17|| ||waustad: <pg>According to chessbomb, they start at 12:00, no time zone specified. They aren't using chess-results.com. According to TWIC they start at noon UK time. http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...|
|Dec-06-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: Fedoseev fantastic so far!|
|Dec-06-17|| ||Domdaniel: Fedoseev's 4/4 is incredible at this level.|
|Dec-08-17|| ||Pawn Dillinger: How soon can Fedoseev reach the Top 15 and up, the elite status? I no longer think it's a matter of if, but when.|
|Dec-10-17|| ||paavoh: Suddenly, this competition became tighter. Two losses for Fedoseev, and Svidler has pulled within half a point of the triple leaders.|
|Dec-10-17|| ||Pawn Dillinger: Two losses in a row fro Fedoseev and yet he's still tied for first. If he can finish as hot as he started, he can still notch a clear victory. Impressive.|
|Dec-11-17|| ||paavoh: Today, Fedoseev-Dubov seems very very sharp. Interesting to find out who will prevail - I am not expecting a draw here...|
|Dec-12-17|| ||Keyser Soze: <Pawn Dillinger: How soon can Fedoseev reach the Top 15 and up, the elite status? I no longer think it's a matter of if, but when.>|
Agree. Besides he is still 22.
|Dec-12-17|| ||Boomie: Fedoseev seems to have achieved an epiphany recently. He had been floundering in the mid 2600s (we should be so lucky) for a few years and began having greater success in the middle of this year.|
|Dec-13-17|| ||paavoh: Well, this is a roller-coaster for sure.
One round to go, and there is at least a four-way tie at the top (Inarkiev-Toma still on, K+2N vs K+2P by the way).
|Dec-13-17|| ||diagonal: <paavoh> definitely, a thrilling 70th Russian Superfinals: |
Svidler, the record seven times National Russian Champion, <1994, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2013>, beats leading Fedoseev (+5-3, with only two draws in ten rounds) with black after a long endgame battle to catch up..
A four-way tie at the top now with one round to go.
|Dec-14-17|| ||cplyakap: Svidler wins and tie first with Vitiugov! Fedoseev started 4/4, after he lost two games in a row, he comebacks but his game against Dubov would be breakpoint I think. He was clearly winning against him but he spoiled terribly. Subsequently, he collapsed.|
|Dec-14-17|| ||waustad: Congratulations to Svidler for winning the rapids tiebreak and again becoming Russian champion.|
|Dec-14-17|| ||et1: Champions are like this - losing the second game and recovering ! Congratulations Peter Svidler !|
|Dec-14-17|| ||paavoh: Svidler surely is a legend, his 8th title. The young generation did not take over yet...|
|Dec-14-17|| ||sonia91: Congratulations to Svidler on his 8th national title!|
I was rooting for Fedoseev, a pity he didn't take a medal.
|Dec-14-17|| ||nok: Fix the wildcard now!|
|Dec-19-17|| ||Dionysius1: Yeh Petr. A gentleman by the sounds of him, a great commentator and wit, and a top top player!|
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