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Russian Championship Higher League Tournament

Evgeny Bareev6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Khalifman6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Sergey Volkov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sergei Rublevsky6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Evgeny Najer6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Motylev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Artyom Timofeev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Dmitry Bocharov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Alexander Galkin5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Alexey Korotylev5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Sergey Grigoriants5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Andrei Kharlov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Andrey Shariyazdanov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vitaly Tseshkovsky5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vladislav Tkachiev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexei Gavrilov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Semen I Dvoirys5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Konstantin Sakaev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Maxim Sorokin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Valerij Popov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Boris Savchenko5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Denis Khismatullin5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Igor Kurnosov4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Evgeny Shaposhnikov4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Pavel Smirnov4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
* (65 players total; 33 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Higher League (2005)

The 58th Russian Championship Higher League tournament was a 66-player 9-round Swiss held in Kazan, Russia, 3-11 September 2007. There were no rest days. The top seven finishers would advance to the Superfinal. Time control: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 50 more minutes to move 60, then 10 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: $100,000. Chief arbiter: Igor Bolotinsky. Deputy arbiter: Alexander Khasin.

Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev won on tiebreak ahead of Khalifman, both with 6.5/9. Of those with 6/9, Volkov (3rd), Rublevsky (4th), Jakovenko (5th), Najer (6th) and Motylev (7th) qualified. Because of withdrawals (Najer and Alexander Grischuk), also Zvjaginsev (8th) and Tomashevsky (9th) went to the Russian Championship Superfinal (2005).

Wikipedia article: Kazan
Russian Wikipedia:
Jonathan Speelman in The Guardian, 18 September 2005:

Previous (and first): Russian Championship Higher League St Petersburg (2004) and Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004). Next: Russian Championship Higher League (2006)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 270  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bareev vs Yakovich 1-0262005Russian Championship Higher LeagueA20 English
2. Chuprov vs A Galkin  ½-½322005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. A Shariyazdanov vs Balashov  1-0292005Russian Championship Higher LeagueA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Gavrilov vs Dvoirys  ½-½522005Russian Championship Higher LeagueD85 Grunfeld
5. A Lastin vs A Galliamova  1-0352005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
6. Y Shabanov vs Khismatullin 0-1312005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB50 Sicilian
7. D Bocharov vs V Grebionkin  1-0432005Russian Championship Higher LeagueE60 King's Indian Defense
8. D Obolenskikh vs V Popov  1-0512005Russian Championship Higher LeagueC01 French, Exchange
9. A Lugovoi vs Motylev  ½-½412005Russian Championship Higher LeagueE92 King's Indian
10. Sakaev vs Tomashevsky  0-1332005Russian Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
11. E Vorobiov vs A Timofeev  ½-½322005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB30 Sicilian
12. Zvjaginsev vs I Kurnosov  ½-½432005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. A Bezgodov vs Khalifman  ½-½442005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB08 Pirc, Classical
14. Rublevsky vs V Kosyrev  1-0472005Russian Championship Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
15. I Khairullin vs P Smirnov  ½-½202005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB20 Sicilian
16. Jakovenko vs D Yevseev ½-½1162005Russian Championship Higher LeagueD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. S Novikov vs E Alekseev  ½-½122005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Tkachiev vs B Savchenko  1-0402005Russian Championship Higher LeagueD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. E Shaposhnikov vs S Volkov  0-1452005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB10 Caro-Kann
20. Filippov vs A Iljushin  ½-½602005Russian Championship Higher LeagueA90 Dutch
21. V Yemelin vs Kharlov  ½-½372005Russian Championship Higher LeagueC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. E Inarkiev vs V Loginov  1-0572005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Vitiugov vs M Kobalia  0-1322005Russian Championship Higher LeagueD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. E Najer vs O Chebotarev 1-0382005Russian Championship Higher LeagueC11 French
25. Kosteniuk vs P Tregubov  ½-½312005Russian Championship Higher LeagueB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 270  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-05  fgh: Good for Bareev :-) Where can the overall score be found?

First! :-)

Sep-25-05  iron maiden: <fgh>
Sep-25-05  you vs yourself: I read from a very credible source that posting third gives you the optimum luck:)


I dream of the day when Chessbase realizes its mistake and rename their "Bareev is the Russian champion for 2005" before actually playing it.

Sep-25-05  ughaibu: First after Third.
Beat that.
Sep-25-05  fgh: First after ughaibu. :-)
Sep-25-05  fgh: But I suggest an improvement: First before anyone else :-)
Sep-25-05  aw1988: Not posting.
Sep-25-05  Averageguy: <aw1988>You've got your avatar back! BTW, check out the Game Of The Day. It might be a worthy candidate for your "Doomed pieces" game collection.
Sep-25-05  Knight13: Can't wait to see who's the winner!
Sep-25-05  sitzkrieg: Still, u ll have to
Sep-25-05  sitzkrieg: i forgot, 11th!
Sep-25-05  sitzkrieg: disregarding double posters; 8th!
Oct-02-05  Athenea: <Knight13: Can't wait to see who's the winner>

Sure it wont be Kramnik with his boring short draws!!!

Oct-12-05  Giraf: where do i see the cross-table?
Oct-12-05  Deep Urkel:

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