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Russian Championship Superfinal Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky6.5/11(+2 -0 =9)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Daniil Dubov5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Alexey Sarana5/11(+1 -2 =8)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov4.5/11(+0 -2 =9)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Denis Khismatullin3/11(+0 -5 =6)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Superfinal (2018)

The 71st Russian Championship Superfinal took place in Satka from 25th August to 5th September 2018. The event was a 12-player round-robin, where the winner received 1 million roubles (~15,000 dollars) and a Renault Kaptur car. The top three finishers qualified automatically for next year's Superfinal. The 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 were allowed before move 40. A tie for first place to be split by two 15+10 rapid games, and, if the score was still tied, a 5 vs. 4 Armageddon game, where Black wins if the game ends in a draw. (1)

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 =1 Andreikin 2710 * 1 1 1 7 =1 Jakovenko 2748 * 1 1 1 1 0 7 3 Tomashevsky 2702 * 1 1 6 4 Inarkiev 2690 * 1 0 1 6 5 Fedoseev 2707 0 0 * 1 1 1 6 6 Nepomniachtchi 2768 0 0 * 1 1 1 6 7 Oparin 2609 0 0 * 1 1 5 8 Dubov 2691 0 0 0 1 * 1 5 9 Sarana 2613 0 0 * 1 5 10 Vitiugov 2730 0 0 * 4 11 Kobalia 2619 1 0 0 0 * 4 12 Khismatullin 2634 0 0 0 0 0 * 3

Category: XVIII (2685). Chief arbiter: Vladimir Yurievich Staratorzhsky

Dmitry Andreikin beat Jakovenko 1 to in the Russian Championship Superfinal (Tiebreaks) (2018), his second Russian championship title.

Official site:
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2018

Previous: Russian Championship Superfinal (2017). Next: Russian Championship Superfinal (2019). Women's section: Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2018)

(1) Chess24: Russian Superfinal 2018

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Andreikin vs D Khismatullin  1-0632018Russian Championship SuperfinalB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. M Kobalia vs V Fedoseev  ½-½422018Russian Championship SuperfinalB08 Pirc, Classical
3. Jakovenko vs Tomashevsky  ½-½412018Russian Championship SuperfinalC77 Ruy Lopez
4. I Nepomniachtchi vs Vitiugov  ½-½412018Russian Championship SuperfinalA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
5. A Sarana vs D Dubov  ½-½342018Russian Championship SuperfinalB33 Sicilian
6. G Oparin vs E Inarkiev  ½-½602018Russian Championship SuperfinalA21 English
7. D Andreikin vs M Kobalia  ½-½662018Russian Championship SuperfinalB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. V Fedoseev vs Jakovenko  ½-½542018Russian Championship SuperfinalC45 Scotch Game
9. Tomashevsky vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½302018Russian Championship SuperfinalD85 Grunfeld
10. Vitiugov vs A Sarana  ½-½612018Russian Championship SuperfinalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
11. D Dubov vs G Oparin  ½-½632018Russian Championship SuperfinalA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
12. D Khismatullin vs E Inarkiev  0-1462018Russian Championship SuperfinalC45 Scotch Game
13. E Inarkiev vs D Dubov 0-1282018Russian Championship SuperfinalE60 King's Indian Defense
14. G Oparin vs Vitiugov  1-0522018Russian Championship SuperfinalA21 English
15. A Sarana vs Tomashevsky  ½-½572018Russian Championship SuperfinalD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. I Nepomniachtchi vs V Fedoseev  0-1362018Russian Championship SuperfinalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. Jakovenko vs D Andreikin  ½-½372018Russian Championship SuperfinalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Kobalia vs D Khismatullin  ½-½772018Russian Championship SuperfinalC42 Petrov Defense
19. M Kobalia vs Jakovenko 1-0392018Russian Championship SuperfinalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. D Andreikin vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½452018Russian Championship SuperfinalD85 Grunfeld
21. V Fedoseev vs A Sarana  ½-½632018Russian Championship SuperfinalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Tomashevsky vs G Oparin  ½-½242018Russian Championship SuperfinalA30 English, Symmetrical
23. Vitiugov vs E Inarkiev  ½-½542018Russian Championship SuperfinalE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. D Khismatullin vs D Dubov  0-1252018Russian Championship SuperfinalA48 King's Indian
25. D Dubov vs Vitiugov  ½-½412018Russian Championship SuperfinalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Sargon: For those who've been saying:

We've just added some new tournaments and games.

The 71st Russian Championships:

Open section: 71st Russian Championship Superfinal (2018), tiebreak 71st ch-RUS TB (2018)

Women's section: 68th ch-RUS w (2018), tiebreak 68th ch-RUS w TB (2018).

the 34th European Club Cup:

Open section: 34th European Club Cup (2018)

Women's section: 34th European Club Cup (Women) (2018)

and the 105th British Championship:

105th ch-GBR (2018), tiebreak 105th ch-GBR TB (2018)

I'll add appropriate blurbs to the "New Games" panel. Much more to come...

Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: <Sargon> Appreciation for the games.
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: <Dmitry Andreikin: I Dedicate My Superfinal Victory to My Father> Interview with Dmitry Andreikin, who won his second Russian title (the first one was in 2012):

Curiously, women's champion Pogonina also won for the second time after 2012.

Oct-20-18  siggemannen: Big thanks, <Sargon>! Always great games in these Russian Champs. And congratulations to Dima Andreikin, after a bit of a dry spell.
Oct-21-18  1d410: Go Chessgames!
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: No Svidler in this event? I guess he thought six of them was enough.
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