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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 Isaakovich 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 Rafailovich Yakovich5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Vitaly Tseshkovsky5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Dmitry Bocharov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Igor V Glek5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Maxim Ilyich Sorokin5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Andrei Belozerov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Sergei Yuryevich Shipov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexei Kornev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Artyom Timofeev5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Mikhail Vitalyevich Ulibin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Alexei Mikhailovich Bezgodov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vladimir Viktorovich Epishin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Denis Yevseev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
* (79 players total; 50 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. V Malakhov vs V Belov  1-0672003Russian ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. B Sambuev vs D Yevseev  ½-½312003Russian ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
3. E Najer vs R Ovetchkin  1-0342003Russian ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
4. E Inarkiev vs Obukhov 1-0502003Russian ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
5. Tseshkovsky vs A Lastin  ½-½462003Russian ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
6. V S Popov vs V Yandemirov  1-0342003Russian ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
7. R Yandarbiev vs Sveshnikov  0-1512003Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
8. Glek vs A Iljin  1-0402003Russian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. A Kornev vs I Khairullin  1-0482003Russian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. M I Sorokin vs M Logunov  ½-½552003Russian ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. A Rustemov vs S Klimov  ½-½602003Russian ChampionshipA12 English with b3
12. V Beznosikov vs Gleizerov 0-1602003Russian ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
13. S Y Shipov vs Balashov 1-0592003Russian ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. N Vekshenkov vs A Lugovoi  ½-½752003Russian ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Kharitonov vs S V Ivanov  0-1752003Russian ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
16. I Kurnosov vs P Smirnov  ½-½942003Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
17. Epishin vs Bezgodov  0-1562003Russian ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. A Iljushin vs Morozevich  ½-½492003Russian ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. E Alekseev vs K Aseev 1-0322003Russian ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Motylev vs K V Chernyshov 1-0382003Russian ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
21. Khalifman vs Kiriakov  1-0472003Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Grigoriants vs V Saveljev 1-0262003Russian ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
23. S Ionov vs A Lependin  ½-½252003Russian ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
24. V Bachin vs Y R Yakovich  ½-½132003Russian ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. N Rashkovsky vs Kharlov  ½-½142003Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
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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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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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