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Russian Higher League Tournament

Alexey Sarana6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Denis Khismatullin6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Kirill Alekseenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Motylev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Aleksandr Rakhmanov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Igor Lysyj5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Artyom Timofeev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
David Paravyan5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Vladimir Potkin5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Maxim Matlakov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Evgeny Najer5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Alexey Goganov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Evgeny Shaposhnikov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Ivan Popov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Valery Sviridov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Evgeny Romanov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Alexandr Predke5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Dmitry Gordievsky5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Artur Gaifullin5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Dmitry Kokarev5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
* (59 players total; 30 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Russian Higher League (2018)

Played in Yaroslavl, Russia, 26 June - 5 July 2018, as the 4th stage of the 71st Russian Championship. Day of rest: 1 July. Time controls: 90 minutes for 40 moves and 120 minutes for the game, with 30 seconds per move added from move 1. No draw offers allowed prior to move 41. Total prize fund: 5 million rubles. The top 5 players advanced directly to the Russian Superfinal (2018).

The 18-year-old Alexey Sarana won on tie-break ahead of Grigoriy Oparin (both with 6.5/9). Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr363034....

Official site: http://ruchess.ru/championship/deta...

TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...

Chess.com report: https://www.chess.com/news/view/who...

Live games: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t.... See also Russian Higher League (Women) (2018)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Okrugin vs Sakaev  0-1422018Russian Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. R Yanchenko vs M Antipov  ½-½912018Russian Higher LeagueD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. A Predke vs T Fakhrutdinov 0-1432018Russian Higher LeagueC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. O Girya vs M Kobalia 0-1412018Russian Higher LeagueE70 King's Indian
5. Ivan Popov vs A Gaifullin  1-0332018Russian Higher LeagueB15 Caro-Kann
6. M Oganian vs D Kokarev  ½-½512018Russian Higher LeagueA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
7. M Turov vs O Vastrukhin  ½-½412018Russian Higher LeagueD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
8. Z Tekeyev vs A Esipenko  ½-½612018Russian Higher LeagueB15 Caro-Kann
9. Potkin vs A Gogolev 1-0302018Russian Higher LeagueA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
10. D Rodin vs A Pridorozhni  ½-½482018Russian Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
11. G Oparin vs D Zakaryan  1-0402018Russian Higher LeagueA35 English, Symmetrical
12. O Bykov vs A Timofeev  ½-½252018Russian Higher LeagueD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. S Volkov vs E Bykov  1-0392018Russian Higher LeagueE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. K Sek vs P Ponkratov  0-1372018Russian Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. A Rakhmanov vs V Usmanov  1-0402018Russian Higher LeagueA04 Reti Opening
16. A Goryachkina vs E Alekseev  1-0592018Russian Higher LeagueA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
17. K Alekseenko vs Iskusnyh  ½-½882018Russian Higher LeagueC11 French
18. A Goganov vs M Matlakov  ½-½492018Russian Higher LeagueC49 Four Knights
19. E Inarkiev vs A Sarana  ½-½272018Russian Higher LeagueA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
20. E Shaposhnikov vs E Najer  0-1322018Russian Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S Sjugirov vs A Moskalenko 1-0202018Russian Higher LeagueC10 French
22. M Vavulin vs Motylev  0-1322018Russian Higher LeagueB30 Sicilian
23. Dreev vs Semen Lomasov  ½-½402018Russian Higher LeagueE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. R Ovetchkin vs D Gordievsky  ½-½632018Russian Higher LeagueB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. D Paravyan vs K Sychev 1-0342018Russian Higher LeagueA10 English
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-04-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: http://chess-results.com/tnr363034....
Jul-07-18  bugoljubow2000: How many rounds to play?
Jul-07-18  siggemannen: it was 9 rounds. chess-results has Sarana as winner on tiebreaks
Jul-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Is there a Russian Highest League, or is this tops?
Jul-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <Check It Out: Is there a Russian Highest League, or is this tops?>

The best chess player is officially Vladmir Putin, but he's in a class myself. After him come the oligarchs, who pay USD 1 million per rating point at underground auctions.

Jul-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <Check It Out: Is there a Russian Highest League, or is this tops?> The best chess player is officially Vladmir Putin, but he's in a class by himself. After him come the oligarchs, who pay USD 1 million per rating point at underground auctions.
Jul-09-18  siggemannen: If i recall correctly, the best guy(s) from here go through the real championship which is invitational(?) type of closed RR-tourney
Jul-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: Yes, top 5 finishers qualify for the Russian Championship Superfinal, which is R-R.
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