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🏆 Russian Championship Superfinal (2004)

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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 ... [more]

Player: Alexander Grischuk

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Motylev vs Grischuk 0-1342004Russian Championship SuperfinalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Grischuk vs Epishin ½-½442004Russian Championship SuperfinalB41 Sicilian, Kan
3. A Dreev vs Grischuk ½-½102004Russian Championship SuperfinalD80 Grunfeld
4. Grischuk vs Tseshkovsky 1-0572004Russian Championship SuperfinalB07 Pirc
5. Svidler vs Grischuk  ½-½222004Russian Championship SuperfinalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. Grischuk vs A Timofeev  ½-½272004Russian Championship SuperfinalD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
7. Morozevich vs Grischuk  ½-½262004Russian Championship SuperfinalA15 English
8. Grischuk vs Bareev 1-0552004Russian Championship SuperfinalB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
9. Korotylev vs Grischuk 1-0372004Russian Championship SuperfinalE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
10. Grischuk vs Kasparov ½-½392004Russian Championship SuperfinalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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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
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  cu8sfan: Hi y'all! Here are the results of the last round. Thanks all for participating and congratulations to the winners!

Round 11:
Phoenix: 4
Minor Piece Activity: 4
iron maiden: 4
Spassky69: 2
acirce: 4
cu8sfan: 2
percyblakeney: 3
Assassinater: 2
Appaz: 3
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.
Nov-29-04  clocked: .

38.5 TylerD

38 Phoenix

37.5 AdrianP, clocked, <arjunkakar>, Dionyseus, Spassky69, iron maiden*

35.5 Dedalus

35 Poisonpawns, iron maiden

32.5 Yoozum, cu8sfan, Dave Murray, percyblakeney, Moonlitknight, acirce, arielbekarov

31.75 Bogdanel

31.5 alexandrov, tacticsjokerxxx

*iron maiden changed his picks after the 1st round

Nov-30-04  Phoenix: Congratulations to <TylerD>!

<clocked> We can't thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into the prediction-keeping. Maybe you'll be able to do the same for Corus? :-)

Nov-30-04  yoozum: i'll return to form come corus time. all of you should beware.
Dec-04-04  GufeldStudent: How do people think this compares to previous Kasparov performances. I think this was pretty damn impressive.
Dec-04-04  GufeldStudent: What is going on with the Kasparov Kasim match?
Dec-04-04  yoozum: <gufeldstudent>, there's little news about the match other than that it may be played in turkey. it's still in a state of limbo. kasparov's victory is without a doubt impressive, but his rustiness/age did show in a few games.
Dec-10-04  AdrianP: Why wasn't the Russian Championship on the ACP Tour: see here http://chess-players.org/eng/tour/t...
Dec-10-04  unsound: <AdrianP> Because it was only open to Russians?
Dec-10-04  AdrianP: <unsound> I thought that might be the case but inclusion on the tour doesn't seem to be dependent on any sort of inclusiveness - e.g. the Leko-Kramnik match seems to be rated for the ACP Tour.
Dec-10-04  AdrianP: The Tour Rules do not appear to preclude a single nationality tournament. I guess the more likely explanation for my query is simply that the Russian Championship didn't ask to be on the ACP Tour.
Dec-10-04  acirce: The WC match could have been between players of any nationality, but it happened to be between Kramnik and Leko, while the Russian Superfinal was per definition only for Russians. Although in any case, it goes to show the arbitraryness of the ACP Tour - no matter how well you do in some tournaments, it doesn't count if it's not the right ones. If this somehow were to produce a WC candidate it would be totally absurd.
Dec-15-04  acirce: <The Tour Rules do not appear to preclude a single nationality tournament.> Well, they do:

III 1.
<This means that blitz tournaments, team competitions, national championships and insufficiently strong individual tournaments will not be part of the ACP Tour.>

Dec-16-04  AdrianP: <acirce> Thanks, well spotted.
Dec-16-04  ruylopez900: Does anyone know if there are plans for a similiar final next year/in two years time? Thanks.
Nov-12-12  pericles of athens: i didn't start playing chess until 2008. so cool you guys got to kibitz this tournament live!!!
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