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Russian Championship Tournament

Peter Svidler7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Alexander Morozevich7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Vladimir Malakhov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Semen I Dvoirys6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Motylev6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Grischuk6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Khalifman6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Sergey Volkov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Evgeny Najer6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Yuri Yakovich5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Andrei Kharlov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Vitaly Tseshkovsky5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Konstantin Sakaev5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Dmitry Bocharov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Igor Glek5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Maxim Sorokin5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Andrei Belozerov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Sergei Shipov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexei Kornev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Artyom Timofeev5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Mikhail Ulybin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Alexei Bezgodov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vladimir Epishin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Denis Yevseev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Petr Kiriakov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Pavel Tregubov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Sergei Rublevsky5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
* (79 players total; 47 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Russian Championship (2003)

The 56th Russian Championship tournament was a 79-player 9-round Swiss held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 3-12 September 2003. Rest day: September 7. Most of Russia's best players participated, except the three K's Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Anatoly Karpov. Prize fund: $100,000, with $20,000 to the winner. Rounds started at 2:30 pm local time - last round at 11 am. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 10 more minutes until the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move starting from move 61. Organizer: Valery Zubov and the Russian Chess Federation. Chief arbiter: Vladimir Dvorkovich.

Peter Svidler took his 4th Russian championship title by winning on tiebreak ahead of Alexander Morozevich, both with 7/9.

The 56th Russian Championship was the first ever held in Siberia. It was also the last Swiss. Initiated by the Russian Chess Federation with its President (2003-2009) Alexander Zhukov, the Swiss championship tournament was from 2004 on replaced by a qualifying "Higher League" Swiss tournament (actually two such in 2004) and a 12-player round-robin "Superfinal".

The Scotsman:
Wikipedia article: Krasnoyarsk
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 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 349  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Svidler vs Shcherbakov 1-0262003Russian ChampionshipB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
2. A Fominyh vs Tiviakov  ½-½282003Russian ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
3. Dvoirys vs Grischuk  ½-½172003Russian ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
4. Potkin vs Dolmatov  ½-½162003Russian ChampionshipC11 French
5. N Rashkovsky vs Kharlov  ½-½142003Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
6. V Bachin vs Yakovich  ½-½132003Russian ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. S Ionov vs A Lependin  ½-½252003Russian ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
8. Grigoriants vs V Saveljev 1-0262003Russian ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
9. V Zakhartsov vs Landa  ½-½212003Russian ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
10. Filippov vs A Riazantsev  ½-½222003Russian ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. S Volkov vs D Bocharov  1-0402003Russian ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
12. Jakovenko vs A Evdokimov 1-0372003Russian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
13. V Yemelin vs Rublevsky  ½-½242003Russian ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. Rychagov vs Dreev  0-1402003Russian ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
15. Sakaev vs E Vorobiov 0-1332003Russian ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. S Zablotsky vs Ulybin  0-1392003Russian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
17. A Belozerov vs P Tregubov  1-0452003Russian ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Shomoev vs A Timofeev 0-1422003Russian ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
19. Khalifman vs P Kiriakov  1-0472003Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Motylev vs K Chernyshov 1-0382003Russian ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
21. E Alekseev vs Aseev 1-0322003Russian ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. B Sambuev vs D Yevseev  ½-½312003Russian ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
23. E Najer vs R Ovetchkin  1-0342003Russian ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
24. E Inarkiev vs A Obukhov 1-0502003Russian ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
25. Tseshkovsky vs A Lastin  ½-½462003Russian ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-15-03  refutor: is there an easy way to search for a certain ECO code or sort by ECO code in a tournament like this?
Premium Chessgames Member Not really. We'll have a tournament pull-down on the homepage one day, but not yet.
Sep-16-03  lostemperor: As you see Mr.Tiviakov is here too. Didn't he play the Dutch championship recently? It is nice if you have two nationalities.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: What was the strongest Soviet Championship? I'd put my money on the 41st in 1973.Love to hear the opinions of other Kibitzers.
Sep-19-03  morphynoman2: Please, Im waiting for the marvellous game Yemelin-Dolmatov in the last round.
Sep-20-03  refutor: you mean this one? V Yemelin vs Dolmatov, 2003
Sep-21-03  morphynoman2: Thank you, refutor. I dont know why this game is not in the championship list.
Nov-15-03  guarch: Nov-15-03 guarch: It seems to me that Kasparov is going to lose the match vs. 3DX fritz. The second game was weak and too careful for a human champion!But you know, I really will love to see Garry destroying the silicon calculators!
May-05-05  izat: i will win
May-02-08  positionalgenius: Svidler simply flew the tournament,destroying the opposition here.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Nice list of games CG, but who won this event? Svidler?
Oct-07-18  hemy: Krasnoyarsk. September 2-12, 2003.

1.Svidler 7/9.
2. Morozevich 7/9

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