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75th Russian Championship Tournament

Daniil Dubov7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev6/11(+1 -0 =10)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky6/11(+1 -0 =10)[games]
Volodar Murzin6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Ilia Iljiushenok5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[games]
Aleksandr Rakhmanov5/11(+0 -1 =10)[games]
Maksim Chigaev5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Andrey Esipenko5/11(+0 -1 =10)[games]
Evgeny Najer5/11(+0 -1 =10)[games]
Maxim Matlakov5/11(+0 -1 =10)[games]
Arseniy Nesterov3.5/11(+0 -4 =7)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
75th Russian Championship (2022)

Name: 75th Russian Championship Event Date: September 10 - 23, 2022 Site: Cheboksary, RUS Format: 12-player round-robin Time Control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official Website Results: https://ruchess.ru/

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Esipenko vs I Iljiushenok  ½-½33202275th Russian ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
2. Tomashevsky vs S Sjugirov  ½-½16202275th Russian ChampionshipA14 English
3. V Artemiev vs A Nesterov 1-061202275th Russian ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. V Murzin vs M Matlakov ½-½21202275th Russian ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
5. A Rakhmanov vs E Najer  ½-½28202275th Russian ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
6. Dubov vs M Chigaev  ½-½18202275th Russian ChampionshipA13 English
7. I Iljiushenok vs M Chigaev  ½-½21202275th Russian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. E Najer vs Dubov  ½-½16202275th Russian ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. M Matlakov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½22202275th Russian ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. A Nesterov vs V Murzin  ½-½53202275th Russian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. S Sjugirov vs V Artemiev  ½-½15202275th Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. A Esipenko vs Tomashevsky  ½-½18202275th Russian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. A Rakhmanov vs A Nesterov  ½-½41202275th Russian ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. V Murzin vs S Sjugirov  ½-½15202275th Russian ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
15. V Artemiev vs A Esipenko ½-½15202275th Russian ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
16. Tomashevsky vs I Iljiushenok  ½-½20202275th Russian ChampionshipA13 English
17. Dubov vs M Matlakov  ½-½21202275th Russian ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
18. M Chigaev vs E Najer  ½-½67202275th Russian ChampionshipA26 English
19. Tomashevsky vs V Artemiev ½-½18202275th Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Matlakov vs M Chigaev  ½-½22202275th Russian ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
21. A Nesterov vs Dubov 0-152202275th Russian ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. S Sjugirov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½20202275th Russian ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. A Esipenko vs V Murzin ½-½65202275th Russian ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. I Iljiushenok vs E Najer  ½-½40202275th Russian ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
25. V Artemiev vs I Iljiushenok ½-½65202275th Russian ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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Sep-14-22  Chessius the Messius: What military operations are all about, I assume.
Sep-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Where are the games?
Sep-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Three of the field - Esipenko, Chigaev and Matlakov - are playing the Chess.com Global Challenge. Esipenko and Matlakov already through the first round, so they're already guaranteed $10,000.
Sep-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: This tournament seems rigged, that's a shame. Perhaps the players are protesting.
Sep-15-22  paavoh: Here is the lineup: Vladislav Artemiev (2706), Sanan Sjugirov (2703), Daniil Dubov (2702), Evgeny Tomashevsky (2700), Andrey Esipenko (2678), Evgeniy Najer (2676), Maxim Matlakov (2671), Maksim Chigaev (2641), Aleksandr Rakhmanov (2633), Arseniy Nesterov (2575), Ilia Iljiushenok (2551), and Volodar Murzin (2534).

So it is not unreasonable to have a high share of draws, it is only the lack of aggression in the games that seems strange.

Sep-15-22  Chessius the Messius: Motivation, yes.
Sep-15-22  et1: It might be indeed a very clever way of protest, and related with motivation, concentration, private problems. I wish the best for the players.
Sep-15-22  et1: 30 matches, 3 decisive results, 18 miniatures. See it to believe it.
Sep-15-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Sisters are doing it for themselves: 72nd Russian Championship (Women) (2022)
Sep-16-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < Check It Out: This tournament seems rigged, that's a shame. Perhaps the players are protesting. >

< paavoh: So it is not unreasonable to have a high share of draws, it is only the lack of aggression in the games that seems strange.>

They have collectively already tested these lines in group analysis as the "Soviet chess machine" and concluded which are draws, and so forth. This is the kind of thing Fischer protested, and why he flew solo against the whole lot of them. You find this strange? There is nothing new under the sun! lol

Sep-16-22  L13: <They have collectively already tested these lines in group analysis as the "Soviet chess machine" and concluded which are draws, and so forth. This is the kind of thing Fischer protested, and why he flew solo against the whole lot of them. You find this strange? There is nothing new under the sun! lol>

Only four of these players were even born in the Soviet Union; please give the Cold War propaganda a rest FFS.

Sep-17-22  et1: 36 games 4 decisive results, 20 miniatures.
Sep-18-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Looks like a 'committee finish.'

By contrast, look at China's annual championship, men's and women's. LOTS of decisive games. Maybe the chinese players are threatened with labor camp if they don't play aggressively? Dunno. Maybe Russian chess needs another Nikolai Krylenko?

Sep-18-22  N0B0DY: I think that if you are ready to follow your idea, first of all the whole UK needs a Nikolai Krylenko.
Sep-18-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Can this be considered a <refusal to work>?
Sep-18-22  et1: Russians players think outside chess, Chinese players don't dare to ?
Sep-18-22  et1: 42 games, 5 decisive results, 22 miniatures.
Sep-19-22  paavoh: <They have collectively already tested these lines in group analysis as the "Soviet chess machine" and concluded which are draws, and so forth. This is the kind of thing Fischer protested, and why he flew solo against the whole lot of them. You find this strange? There is nothing new under the sun! lol>

I do not buy this argument - just compare this tournament to the fights in previous Russian championships.

Sep-20-22  tessathedog: If Tomashevsky wins this, it will be an affront to Caissa. He’s hardly tried in any game in the whole of the first half of the tournament.
Sep-23-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <In round eleven, the race leader Sanan Sjugirov drew Andrey Esipenko, and Daniil Dubov caught up with him by defeating Ilia Iljiushenok. The regulations required that Sjugirov and Dubov play a tiebreaker match. Both rapid and the Armageddon games ended in a draw, and Dubov, who had had black pieces in the “sudden death” game, was declared a winner.

Daniil Dubov: “My initial strategy for the entire tournament was minimising risks and trying to outplay underdogs. And I have coped with this task indeed. This is not exactly something to be proud of creatively, but I am happy from the athletic point of view. I had three chances and won all those games, including game eleven. We were both exhausted going into the tie-breaker, and you can see it in the games. However, luck sided with me in "Armageddon", which clearly is always a flip of the coin. My trembling hands did not let me down. High five to Sanan for doing such a great job in this tournament!”>

https://ruchess.ru/en/news/all/dani...

Sep-23-22  ILikeKeres: Russia is mobilizing more troops in the war, and is forcing protestors to go to the front lines. I wish the fighting would stop.

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/23/1124...

Sep-24-22  tessathedog: A fast play off is a silly idea to decide any serious classical tournament, and Armageddons are just ridiculous. As far as I’m concerned, they both tied for first, and share the title, like in the good old (sensible) days. Congratulations Danny and Sanan! Mind you, I thought Murzin perhaps tte real “hero” of the tournament. And Tomashevsky the “villain”…such a fine player, and decided not to try at all. I’ll excuse him on the understanding that he has queried the war, so perhaps it was a kind of protest action.
Sep-24-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Absolutely. Armageddon is pure garbage, as are rapid playoffs.
Sep-25-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: New isn't always better.
Sep-25-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Maybe use tie breaks to split the prize money in a way that rewards the player who had a more difficult schedule. That incentivises players to work harder during the event, a good thing. but the actual tournament record should call the event a tie if two players finish with the same record.
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