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|Jul-02-15|| ||fisayo123: <Asoslight> <Wrong. Absolutely wrong. Russia never dominated chess world, Soviet Union did. Karjakin is much more Russian than Kasparov/Weinstein is, just to name one.>|
Okay, it appears you read my comment in haste. We are actually saying the same thing. Russia were only ever dominant in the sense of having the collection of the strongest players (which is the point you make in your 2nd paragraph), but the point I was getting at was that majority of those players are either past their prime or not the very best in their age group and that Russia is kind of running short in the really top talent department in the generation between say, a Magnus Carlsen and a Wei Yi. Apart from Artemiev in that gap period, the talent is underwhelming. That was the thrust of my comment. Whether or not Karjakin is any more or less Russian than Kasparov is is a moot point. And besides the Russians still have produced more world champions than any other nation.
<Despite the globalization of chess world nothing really changed in the sense that Russia still has a huge lead in the top 10 players average rating list which represents a chess country better than most things. >
Kramnik, Svidler, Morozevich are all past their best. Tomaschevsky, Andreikin, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko and Vituigov might make the odd noise here and there but are not world championship material, not necessarily based on talent but on several things missing in their game. In fact, the only truly great players in their prime age are Karjakin and
Grischuk and neither have showed themselves to be genuine candidates for the WC crown.
Look at the ages of the top players in Russia and compare it to say China, and it's clear China will be the dominant force in chess in the not to distant future.
<Despite Sinquefield's attempts his team is still much weaker than other private teams, like Socar for example, which let us only with China that is indeed closing in what appears to be the only true new powerhouse in global chess in almost a century after the resolution of Austian-Hungary Empire.>
I'm not sure what you're talking about there.
|Jul-02-15|| ||AsosLight: What I want to say is that despite the globalization and the undoubted crisis in Russian chess the only country that really closes the gap is China. The player basis widens around the world which means that Russia ever weakens compare to all the rest combined, but the gap between the major powers one by one with Russia really remains pretty stable with the sole exception of China. This is a statistic subtlety but an important one.|
|Jul-02-15|| ||fisayo123: Maybe I exaggerated a little about the Russian talent coming through. They do have two very promising 13 year old players and a lot of talent after that. It's just that there's a noticeable lull in talent between post 1990 (Magnus Carlsen) and 1999 (Wei Yi)|
|Jul-03-15|| ||Troller: <It's just that there's a noticeable lull in talent between post 1990 (Magnus Carlsen) and 1999 (Wei Yi)>|
That might be; nevertheless, Russia seems not too shabby in these junior age brackets.
Year-of-birth top players:
1995: 1 Fedoseev RUS 2664 2 Bukavshin RUS 2642
1996: 1 Rapport HUN 2671 2 Dubov RUS 2661
1997: 1 Bluebaum GER 2589 2 Oparin RUS 2571
1998: 1 Artemiev RUS 2660 2 Duda POL 2632
Then it stops more or less; Russia has no one in the junior top-100 younger than Artemiev, whereas China has a handful, and even the US has some.
I remember comments back in the 1990's that Russian players broke through a little bit later than players from elsewhere. It certainly looks like China is set to overtake them right now, but we will be wiser in years to come.
|Jul-07-15|| ||fisayo123: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ar...|
|Aug-02-15|| ||cro777: Russian Superfinal starts in one week.
The 2015 Russian Championship Superfinal for men and women will be held in Chita on August 8-21.
The highest rated players in the men's section are Jakovenko, Karjakin, Tomashevsky and Svidler. Other participants are Vitiugov, Artemiev, Motylev, Bukavshin, Khairullin and Dubov.
Artemiev qualified to this final stage of the Russian Championship by winning the Russian Higher League, the 4th stage of the 68th Russian Menís Chess Championship, which took place from June 21 till July 2 in Kaliningrad.
|Aug-08-15|| ||cro777: "After the Higher League, Artemiev played in the Lake Sevan tournament. He scored a modest plus one, which was a performance rating very close to his current rating. Let's see what he's capable of in the Superfinal!"|
Round 1 of the Superfinal starts on Sunday, August 9th.
Artemiev faces Vitiugov with the white pieces.
|Aug-12-15|| ||cro777: A great start for Artemiev. After four roundes with 3/4 he ties for first with Tomashevsky.|
|Aug-12-15|| ||sydbarrett: I love that picture. He has the spirit and poise of a man who has seen many things, and closes his eyes to show that he can see without "seeing." :D|
|Aug-12-15|| ||WannaBe: Lookin' at the pic, obviously a Sicilian player. Nice!|
|Aug-12-15|| ||cro777: Artemiev's main defenses are the Sicilian Najdorf against 1.e4 and the Gruenfeld Defense and (Semi)Slav against 1.d4.|
In the second round of the Russian Superfinals he drew with Dubov in the Gruenfeld Defense and in the fourth round he defeated Khairullin in the Slow Slav.
Khairullin blundered in a defensible position:
Khairullin - Artemiev. Position after 46.Qh6+
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47.Kg2?? and mate in 2 follows (47...Rg1+ 48.Kf3 Qe3#)
Of course, White can hold the draw after 47.Qh5 Qxh5+ 48.gxh5 Rd5 49.Kg4 followed by Bf4.
(Young stars Daniil Dubov and Vladislav Artemiev)
|Aug-12-15|| ||juan31: A super young player is excelent|
|Aug-13-15|| ||cro777: "A Rising Star Shares Superfinal Lead After 4 rounds"|
The 17-year-old grandmaster from Omsk can't complain so far, with first two draws, and then two wins. Especially his round three game V Artemiev vs Motylev, 2015 was attractive and, like I Bukavshin vs I Lysyj, 2015 in round one, the theoretical novelty was an (improvised!) piece sac.
Position after 11...g5
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12.Nxg5!? (the common move here is 12.Bg3)
Artemiev: "The sacrifice was very tempting and I could not withstand it!"
In Round 5 Artemiev, with the white pieces, drew with Svidler in a Symmetrical English.
|Aug-13-15|| ||Everett: <Aug-12-15 sydbarrett: I love that picture. He has the spirit and poise of a man who has seen many things, and closes his eyes to show that he can see without "seeing." :D>|
I think he is sleepy
|Aug-13-15|| ||sydbarrett: lol a very different interpretation of the picture, and just as plausible.|
|Aug-15-15|| ||cro777: "All things are subject of interpretation."
|Mar-05-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Vladislav Artemiev.|
|Mar-05-16|| ||sonia91: Happy 18th birthday!|
|Jul-28-16|| ||sonia91: Artemiev shared first place with Vidit Santosh Gujrathi in the 2016 Lake Sevan tournament in Armenia, placing second on tiebreak: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...|
|Aug-10-16|| ||Troller: Top seed in the ongoing Junior World Championships:
Until we have a page for the event, this may be the proper place to discuss. It seems a little weaker than normally, with just 2 players above 2600. But plenty of talent present!
|Aug-13-16|| ||HeMateMe: Is this the man who will slay Carlsen, in ten years?|
|Aug-14-16|| ||Filip Marko: No, he is inconsistent. He can't even win this years Junior World Championship. One of two 2600 players in the tournament but won't even get a medal.|
|Sep-09-16|| ||sonia91: He end up winning the silver in the World Junior Championship (2016).|
|Oct-29-16|| ||MissScarlett: Has jumped up to #3 in the blitz ratings on the back of scoring +27 -2 =7 across the Russian Championship and Russian Team Championship in the first week of October.|
|Nov-01-16|| ||sonia91: Indeed, he won the Russian Blitz Championship 2016: http://ruchess.ru/en/news/all/vladi...|
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