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Russian Higher League Tournament

Alexandr Predke6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexey Sarana6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Alexey Dreev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Motylev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Kirill Alekseenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Maksim Chigaev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Andrey Esipenko5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Aleksei Pridorozhni5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Boris Grachev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Tagir Salemgareev5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Aleksandr Rakhmanov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Ilia Iljiushenok5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Dmitry Frolyanov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
David Paravyan5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Ivan Popov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Nikita Petrov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Igor Lysyj5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Semyon Lomasov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Ivan Rozum5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Volodar Murzin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Dmitry Kokarev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Denis Khismatullin4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
* (59 players total; 30 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Russian Higher League (2019)

The Russian Higher League was a 9-round Swiss Open taking place in the Ring Premier Hotel in Yaroslavl, Russia from 27 June to 6 July 2019. The top five players in the tournament qualified for the 2019 Russian Championship Superfinal. Time control: 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. The overall prize fund was 5 million roubles, or around 70,000 euros. (1) Tournament director: Alexander Tkachev. Chief arbiter: Alexey S. Moskvin. Alexandr Predke won on 3rd tiebreak (number of wins) ahead of Alexey Sarana, both with 6.5/9.

Official site: Chess-Results:

Previous edition: Russian Higher League (2018). Women's section: Russian Higher League (Women) (2019)

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dashgyn Ibadov vs I Bocharov  ½-½412019Russian Higher LeagueB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Volodar Murzin vs A Shimanov  ½-½402019Russian Higher LeagueC67 Ruy Lopez
3. A Esipenko vs M Vlasenko  1-0422019Russian Higher LeagueB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. A Sadovsky vs Nikita Petrov  0-1172019Russian Higher LeagueA20 English
5. D Kokarev vs Tagir Salemgareev  ½-½562019Russian Higher LeagueC60 Ruy Lopez
6. O Rychkov vs M Kobalia  1-0452019Russian Higher LeagueE73 King's Indian
7. A Timofeev vs O Bykov  1-0382019Russian Higher LeagueB33 Sicilian
8. A Truskavetsky vs D Paravyan  0-1562019Russian Higher LeagueE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Ivan Popov vs E Kanter  1-0382019Russian Higher LeagueB25 Sicilian, Closed
10. D Eraschenkov vs A Pridorozhni  ½-½772019Russian Higher LeagueB30 Sicilian
11. Sakaev vs Artem Galaktionov  ½-½522019Russian Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Evgenij Lesovoi vs E Romanov  0-1372019Russian Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Rozum vs A Samojlov  1-0512019Russian Higher LeagueE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. A Rakhmanov vs A Nesterov  ½-½412019Russian Higher LeagueA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. R Bigaliev vs D Khismatullin  1-0512019Russian Higher LeagueE10 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Grachev vs Evgeny Kardashevskiy  1-0392019Russian Higher LeagueA15 English
17. I Iljiushenok vs V Fedoseev  1-0222019Russian Higher LeagueB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. E Najer vs Semyon Lomasov  ½-½342019Russian Higher LeagueC01 French, Exchange
19. D Frolyanov vs S Sjugirov  ½-½132019Russian Higher LeagueD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. Dreev vs A Belozerov  1-0662019Russian Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S Khanin vs Motylev  ½-½392019Russian Higher LeagueC55 Two Knights Defense
22. K Alekseenko vs A Triapishko 0-1412019Russian Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. E A Levin vs P Ponkratov  1-0562019Russian Higher LeagueD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
24. E Alekseev vs Andrey Drygalov  ½-½402019Russian Higher LeagueA28 English
25. Sergey Drygalov vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½752019Russian Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: Second seed Najer (2678, European champion 2015) really struggled, he scored 0.5/3 in rounds 5-7 against 2400s opposition:

And top seed Fedoseev, after losing to Predke in rd 8, is out of contention for the spots for the Superfinal.

Jul-07-19  siggemannen: Not a bad tourney by Tagir Salemgareev, beating Khismatullin, Najer, Shimanov and Drygalov.
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: Photos of medallists at award cerimony:
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