|Russian Championship Superfinal (2004)|
The 57th Russian Championship was held in the Festive Hall of Rossiya Hotel, adjacent to the Red Square in Moscow, 15-27 November 2004, with rest days on 19 and 23 November. Instigated by the Russian Chess Federation and its new (2003-2009) President Alexander Dmitriyevich Zhukov, the usual Swiss championship tournament was from 2004 on replaced by a qualifying "Higher League" tournament (Swiss) (actually two such in 2004) and a 12-player "Superfinal" (round robin). Prize fund: $125,000, with $50,000 to the winner. Time control: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 more minutes to move 60, then 10 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30 second increment per move from move one. World champion Vladimir Kramnik could not participate due to health reasons, and so it was decided to have only 12 players (rather than 14), meaning that 1st reserve Alexander Khalifman could not step in. Then Anatoly Karpov withdrew at the last moment, reducing the number of players to eleven. Of which three had qualified from the Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004), with three players from the Russian Championship Higher League St Petersburg (2004).
Garry Kasparov dominated with 7.5/10, his only national title.
Category: XVIII (2678). Chief arbiter: Vladimir Dvorkovich
Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
1 Kasparov 41 2813 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7½
2 Grischuk 21 2704 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 6
3 Dreev 35 2698 0 ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5½
=4 Morozevich 27 2758 ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 5
=4 Motylev 25 2651 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 5
=4 Svidler 28 2735 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 0 1 5
=4 Bareev 38 2715 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 5
=8 Epishin 39 2599 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 4½
=8 Korotylev 27 2596 ½ 1 0 0 1 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 4½
=8 Timofeev 19 2611 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 4½
11 Tseshkovsky 60 2577 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 2½
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2004
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Wikipedia article: Rossiya Hotel
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|26. Grischuk vs A Timofeev
|| ||½-½||27||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||D76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6|
|27. Bareev vs Svidler
||½-½||22||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|28. Korotylev vs Tseshkovsky
||½-½||51||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||A59 Benko Gambit|
|29. Motylev vs Epishin
||1-0||55||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|30. Kasparov vs A Dreev
||1-0||59||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|31. A Timofeev vs Bareev
|| ||½-½||17||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
|32. A Dreev vs Motylev
||½-½||78||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||E12 Queen's Indian|
|33. Svidler vs Korotylev
||1-0||62||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|34. Tseshkovsky vs Kasparov
||0-1||39||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|35. Morozevich vs Grischuk
|| ||½-½||26||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||A15 English|
|36. Motylev vs Tseshkovsky
||1-0||73||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B27 Sicilian|
|37. Korotylev vs A Timofeev
|| ||1-0||47||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||A13 English|
|38. Bareev vs Morozevich
|| ||½-½||29||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2|
|39. Epishin vs A Dreev
|| ||½-½||33||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|40. Kasparov vs Svidler
||1-0||57||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|41. Svidler vs Motylev
||0-1||38||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|42. A Timofeev vs Kasparov
||0-1||42||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B50 Sicilian|
|43. Tseshkovsky vs Epishin
|| ||½-½||56||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|44. Grischuk vs Bareev
||1-0||55||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|45. Morozevich vs Korotylev
||1-0||64||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B56 Sicilian|
|46. Motylev vs A Timofeev
|| ||½-½||26||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||B33 Sicilian|
|47. Korotylev vs Grischuk
||1-0||37||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3|
|48. Epishin vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||30||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||D97 Grunfeld, Russian|
|49. A Dreev vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||1-0||39||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||C41 Philidor Defense|
|50. Kasparov vs Morozevich
||½-½||50||2004||Russian Championship Superfinal||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
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|Nov-27-04|| ||arielbekarov: It has been a marvellous performance by Garry Kasparov ! |
and I was even hesitating if, Kasparov had the motivation that is absolutely needed, but I counted on his capacity for at least third place.
But, I must say that I am stunned by his playing !
I can only be inspired by such greatness !
It also accentuates the greatness of bouth Morozevich and Svidler. They didn't manage to reach the top places this time, but the results show that the competition is very hard in chess. Their previous successes and for sure future ones show, and will show, this.
But, Garry Kasparov showed that he is very motivated by his wonderful chess in
a marvellous tournament !
|Nov-27-04|| ||ruylopez900: Congrats to Kasparov, not just a win, but a fairly decisive win in which he went undefeated. Congrats also to Moro for recovering from his horrible start and getting back to 5.0/10 or =. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||PinkPanther: How many points is Kasparov going to get from this tournament? Like 5 or so? |
|Nov-27-04|| ||percyblakeney: Yes, a brilliant win for Kasparov of course, and Moro did finish with 2 wins and 5 draws in the last 7 games, not that bad. I too liked Kasparov-Dreev. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||yoozum: i wonder what's taking chessbase from publishing the final report. it better be worth the wait! |
|Nov-27-04|| ||iron maiden: It took them a while to publish yesterday's report, too. If I remember correctly they didn't have it up until eight or nine o'clock. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||yoozum: i remember chessbase publishing it yesterday circa lunch time because they wanted to tell everyone kasparov won. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||iron maiden: I remember that one of the recent rounds took them forever to report on. Maybe it was the ninth. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||yoozum: lol, here it is at 6:35 which is when i found it.
|Nov-27-04|| ||Spassky69: What? Chessbase.com sucks. They always give these flash reports and say report to follow. The one report they posted it wasn't even from them! To top it all off it was old!|
Chessbase.com better get it together. If your going to wait 8 hours to post a flash report, someone needs to be fired.
Or at least some competition. Oh wait. Chesspro.ru!!
|Nov-27-04|| ||yoozum: chesspro.ru is awesome, but we're one of the few on this site who can enjoy it. i'm looking forward for kasparov to give an interview about winning the event. (yes, i'll translate it)|
oh, and for most of us, it's either chessbase or chessninja, and chessninja has started to suck.
|Nov-27-04|| ||yoozum: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
unbelievable. chessbase publishes it's "report"...all it does is explain what performance ratings are and talks about the percent draws each player had.
|Nov-27-04|| ||iron maiden: I can't see why they made such a big deal about decisive game percentage. |
|Nov-27-04|| ||yoozum: http://www.chesscafe.com/misha/rsf2...
last round report by chesscafe's misha savinov.
<I can't see why they made such a big deal about decisive game percentage. > iron, it's just filler; they have nothing else to write about. i just hope a GOOD report follows this, possibly with an english interview with that russian guy who won it.
good night, all.
|Nov-28-04|| ||suenteus po 147: I was dead least in the predictions, right <clocked>? |
|Nov-28-04|| ||clocked: You don't get the honor of last place without competing. Lowest score went to tacticsjokerxxx and alexandrov. |
|Nov-28-04|| ||cu8sfan: Hi y'all! Here are the results of the last round. Thanks all for participating and congratulations to the winners!|
Minor Piece Activity: 4
iron maiden: 4
suenteus po 147: 0
Total (points / round participated / avg):
acirce: 34 / 10 / 3.4
iron maiden: 28 / 10 / 2.8
percyblakeney: 21 / 7 / 3
cu8sfan: 20 / 7 / 2.857
Minor Piece Activity: 19 / 5 / 3.8
Phoenix: 17 / 8 / 2.125
tacticsjokerxxx: 11 / 5 / 2.2
Where is my mind: 10 / 3 / 3.333
Assassinater: 8 / 3 / 2.667
Spassky69: 8 / 4 / 2
apple head: 7 / 3 / 2.333
Appaz: 7 / 3 / 2.333
Dave Murray: 5 / 2 / 2.5
clocked: 4 / 2 / 2
suenteus po 147: 4 / 7 / 0.571
Aiuta: 3 / 1 / 3
arielbekarov: 3 / 1 / 3
flamboyant: 3 / 1 / 3
cuendillar: 3 / 1 / 3
JimBean: 3 / 1 / 3
RisingChamp: 3 / 2 / 1.5
clifford: 2 / 1 / 2
Dedalus: 2 / 1 / 2
SimonBrazil: 2 / 1 / 2
Dionyseus: 1 / 1 / 1
lostemperor: 1 / 1 / 1
sourcerer: 1 / 1 / 1
|Nov-28-04|| ||percyblakeney: Thank you too, <cu8sfan>! And I'm certain we'll beat <acirce> in Corus! :-) |
|Nov-28-04|| ||suenteus po 147: <clocked> Were there more than one type of predictions to participate in? Starting with round 3 or so I was predicting results non-stop! |
|Nov-28-04|| ||clocked: I only collected the prematch predictions of top three finishers. |
|Nov-28-04|| ||suenteus po 147: <clocked> Aha! Thank you. Yes, I didn't participate in those predictions.|
<cu8sfan> Woo-hoo! Last place! It takes a lot of work to finish last, people.
|Nov-28-04|| ||Minor Piece Activity: Nice. I have the best average (3.8!) and participated in 5 rounds. Should have started earlier. :( I had a feeling that Kaspy would win this one for some reason. |
|Nov-28-04|| ||iron maiden: Hey, nice guys always finish last. ;-)
Seriously though, you undoubtedly would have placed higher if there'd been bonus points for correctly predicting upsets, like in a lot of organized betting systems.
|Nov-28-04|| ||iron maiden: That last was directed to sp147, of course. |
|Nov-29-04|| ||arjunkakar: <clocked> what happened to your final list of prediction scores. |
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