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Russian Championship Higher League Tournament

Maksim Chigaev6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Mikhail Antipov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexey Goganov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Andrey Esipenko6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexandr Predke6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Konstantin Sakaev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
David Paravyan6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Aleksandr Rakhmanov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Igor Lysyj5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Sergei Lobanov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Denis Khismatullin5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Ilia Iljiushenok5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Valery Sviridov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Artur Gaifullin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Anton Demchenko5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ivan Rozum5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexey Sarana5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Aleksei Pridorozhni4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Alexander Zabotin4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Daniil Lintchevski4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Polina Shuvalova4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Daniil Yuffa4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Stefan Pogosyan4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
* (51 players total; 19 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Higher League (2020)

The 73rd Russian Championship Higher League tournament was a 51-player 9-round Swiss held in Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi, Russia, 8-17 October 2020. Rest day: 13 October. The top five players would qualify for the Russian Championship Superfinal in December. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. The overall prize fund was 5 million rubles, or around 70,000 euros. Games started at 3 pm (Round 9: 2 pm). Tournament director: Alexander Tkachev. Chief arbiter: Artiom Akhmetov. Number of games played: 223.

Maksim Chigaev won with 6.5/9. He and four of the players with 6/9 (Antipovv, Fedoseev, Goganov and Esipenko) qualified for participation in the Russian Championship Superfinal (2020).

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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 221  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Artemiev vs Valery Sviridov  ½-½312020Russian Championship Higher LeagueB06 Robatsch
2. I Iljiushenok vs A Esipenko  ½-½402020Russian Championship Higher LeagueC78 Ruy Lopez
3. A Predke vs S Lobanov  ½-½722020Russian Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
4. A Nesterov vs S Sjugirov  0-1492020Russian Championship Higher LeagueD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. V Fedoseev vs A Zabotin  ½-½422020Russian Championship Higher LeagueD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. V Murzin vs A Sarana  ½-½402020Russian Championship Higher LeagueC45 Scotch Game
7. D Paravyan vs Maksim Samusenko  0-1792020Russian Championship Higher LeagueA55 Old Indian, Main line
8. B Belyakov vs A Rakhmanov  0-1972020Russian Championship Higher LeagueC10 French
9. A Riazantsev vs E Kardashevskiy  1-0292020Russian Championship Higher LeagueE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
10. S Pogosyan vs A Demchenko  0-1372020Russian Championship Higher LeagueE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. P Ponkratov vs R Makarian  1-0312020Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. P Shuvalova vs E Alekseev  ½-½652020Russian Championship Higher LeagueA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
13. Zvjaginsev vs A Gaifullin  0-1342020Russian Championship Higher LeagueC45 Scotch Game
14. M Lugovskoy vs M Kobalia  ½-½402020Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Khismatullin vs D Rodin  1-0262020Russian Championship Higher LeagueE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. Erik Obgolts vs M Chigaev  0-1642020Russian Championship Higher LeagueA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. Sakaev vs A Sergeyev  1-0492020Russian Championship Higher LeagueD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. V Ovchinnikov vs A Pridorozhni  ½-½802020Russian Championship Higher LeagueA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
19. I Lysyj vs V Rodchenkov  1-0472020Russian Championship Higher LeagueD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Stukan vs M Antipov  0-1392020Russian Championship Higher LeagueC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. D Yuffa vs T Nazaretyan  1-0442020Russian Championship Higher LeagueD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
22. D Ibadov vs Goryachkina  0-1402020Russian Championship Higher LeagueC45 Scotch Game
23. A Goganov vs Bilukhadzh Saidov  1-0762020Russian Championship Higher LeagueA06 Reti Opening
24. A Bimiev vs I Rozum  0-1242020Russian Championship Higher LeagueA35 English, Symmetrical
25. Lintchevski vs A Tugarin  ½-½532020Russian Championship Higher LeagueC07 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 221  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: Two "GM draws" (by Fedoseev) were omitted by the CG program, hence only 221 games.

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