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: ... [more]
Player: Sergey Volkov
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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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