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🏆 Russian Club Cup (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Nikita Vitiugov, Sergei Movsesian, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Andrei Volokitin, Alexander Riazantsev, Alexander Areshchenko, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Denis Khismatullin, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Aleksey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Sergei Tiviakov, Sergey Volkov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Igor Kurnosov, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Oleg Korneev, Maxim Vladimirovich Turov, Evgeny Romanov, Ildar Khairullin, Pavel Tregubov, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Boris Savchenko, Kamil Miton, Farrukh Amonatov, Karen Asrian, Pavel Smirnov, Vladimir Belov, Smbat Gariginovich Lputian, Valerij Filippov, Sergey Erenburg, Alexander Galkin, Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev, Dmitry Frolyanov, Andrei Deviatkin, Sergey Grigoriants, Petr Petrovich Kiriakov, Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich, Maxim Ilyich Sorokin, Michail Brodsky, Valerij Sergeyevich Popov, Artur Gabrielian, Vasily Yemelin, Andrey Rychagov, Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov, Alexei Kornev, Anton Shomoev, Denis Yevseev, Sergej Dyachkov, Artem Iljin, Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Aleksandr Alekseevich Kharitonov, Jakov Geller, Stanislav Novikov, Alexei Iljushin, Alexei Mikhailovich Bezgodov, Oleg Vladimirovich Nikolenko, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Valeri Yandemirov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Khismatullin vs B Savchenko 0-1482006Russian Club CupA30 English, Symmetrical
2. Karjakin vs S Erenburg  ½-½322006Russian Club CupC42 Petrov Defense
3. M Kobalia vs Landa  ½-½562006Russian Club CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. P Tregubov vs A Galkin  ½-½202006Russian Club CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. K Asrian vs Sutovsky  ½-½272006Russian Club CupC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. K Miton vs Lputian  0-1702006Russian Club CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A Riazantsev vs A Shomoev  ½-½582006Russian Club CupD90 Grunfeld
8. A Rychagov vs Bezgodov  ½-½162006Russian Club CupD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Sveshnikov vs Iskusnyh  ½-½412006Russian Club CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. O V Nikolenko vs E Romanov  ½-½222006Russian Club CupB06 Robatsch
11. Gelfand vs E Alekseev  ½-½522006Russian Club CupE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Efimenko vs Khalifman  1-0482006Russian Club CupC42 Petrov Defense
13. Bareev vs B Grachev  ½-½322006Russian Club CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. S Novikov vs Mamedyarov 0-1492006Russian Club CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. Korotylev vs A A Kharitonov 1-0422006Russian Club CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. J Geller vs V Belov  0-1342006Russian Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Grigoriants vs M I Sorokin  ½-½342006Russian Club CupD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. V Zvjaginsev vs Ponomariov 1-0582006Russian Club CupB20 Sicilian
19. V Yemelin vs Motylev  ½-½332006Russian Club CupB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
20. Morozevich vs A Moiseenko 1-0432006Russian Club CupC42 Petrov Defense
21. Eljanov vs Jakovenko  0-1422006Russian Club CupE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. Bologan vs Tomashevsky 1-0852006Russian Club CupC53 Giuoco Piano
23. S Dyachkov vs Tkachiev 0-1402006Russian Club CupE01 Catalan, Closed
24. P Smirnov vs A Kornev  ½-½712006Russian Club CupC18 French, Winawer
25. E Shaposhnikov vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½222006Russian Club CupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-30-06  alexandrovm: Many super GM's started bad this tournament, like Grischuk and Radjabov...
Apr-30-06  alexandrovm: sorry, Grischuk and Ponomariov, Radjabov is doing fine here...
Apr-30-06  Appaz: <<notyetagm> Who else has done well besides Mamedyarov and Morozevich?> Add "&crosstable=1" to the address of this page and you should get the individual score in percent.
Apr-30-06  nfazli: <appaz>nice ..thank you
May-01-06  Mameluk: Najer´s +5 is according to me the best performance of the tournament. 1st board was very tight, but all top teners should gain a few rating points - besides Ponomariov perhaps?!
May-01-06  LancelotduLac: Mamedyarov's +6 (including wins against Motylev, Kharlov, Bologan, and Volkov) was the best performance of the tournament.
May-01-06  percyblakeney: Mamedyarov, Najer and Inarkiev had very good results. Not bad by for example Morozevich, Radjabov, Ivanchuk and Gelfand either.

Unhappy with their results are probably Kasimdzhanov, +0 -2 =8, Khalifman, 3 losses and 3 draws (in 18 moves or less), and Grischuk, Bareev and Volokitin for losing three games each. Maybe also Ponomariov for "just" getting an even score and losing twice.

May-01-06  percyblakeney: Results of the highest rated players in the women's competition:

Stefanova (2502): +5 -1 =2
T. Kosintseva (2489): +5 -2 =4
Cmilyte (2470): +4 -2 =4
N. Kosintseva (2469): +8 -0 =3
Lahno (2468): +2 -2 =5

The Kosintseva sisters and Lahno didn't play on first board and had slightly weaker opposition than Stefanova and Cmilyte. On first board played also for example:

Pähtz (2438): +4 -1 =5
Skripchenko (2423): +1 -3 =5
Ovod (2395): +4 -2 =3
Shadrina (2371): +6 -2 =3

May-01-06  Phi: Is there somewhere a list of performances and/or rating changes from this team championship? (preferable not in russian :) )
May-01-06  erasmus: Ivanchuk didn't get exhausted from playing it seems. His longest game is a draw in 40 moves, while 7 out of 10 games were finished in 22 moves or less.
May-01-06  percyblakeney: <Phi> If there is, I haven't found it...
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  sisyphus: The Ural team wins, with Malakhov (+3) and Shirov (+2) posting the best results.
May-01-06  notyetagm: <Appaz: ... Add "&crosstable=1" to the address of this page and you should get the individual score in percent.>

Great tip. Thanks.

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  sisyphus: According to TWIC, the top four teams qualify for the European Club Cup (Ural, TPS Saransk, Tomsk-400, and Termosteps). Players include Aronian, Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Gelfand, and Grischuk.
May-01-06  Ibelox: <phi>
I did some rough calculations
should be plus minus one OK.

Top player results :
Aronian +2
Ponomariov -2
Ivanchuk +2
Morozevich +3
Gelfand +5
Grischuk -9
Radjabov +6
Akopian -6
Bareev -15
Shirov +3
Mamedyarov +16
Malakhov +1
Rublevsky -3
Jakovenko -9

other results
Karpov -4
Naidtisch -9
Karjakin -2
Najer +20 !
Khalifman -19 !

May-01-06  Phi: <Ibelox> good work, thank you very much!
May-02-06  notyetagm: <Ibelox ...

Top player results :
Aronian +2>

Aronian is so unbelievably consistent. He seems to gain rating points every time he plays.

May-02-06  cuendillar: <What's with Grandmaster draws? Don't you want your team to win?> You play for a win if you're better. It is most unseemly to take losing chances in a team match, basic strategy is to win where you're better and draw where inferior. Trust me, I've played a few matches.
May-02-06  percyblakeney: It's very close around tenth place on FIDE's ranking list. Gelfand's five points takes him past Kramnik at the moment, and Adams won his three games in 4NCL this weekend. Radjabov's six points leave him six behind Kramnik. If Kramnik doesn't gain points in the Olympiad he will probably not be in the top ten on the July list.
May-02-06  percyblakeney: ...forgot about Shirov, who at the time of writing should be around 2730. Kramnik, Adams and Radjabov may temporarily be just outside of the top ten, but it's extremely close, place 5 to 13 isn't separated by much more than 10 points.
May-03-06  notyetagm: <percyblakeney> Shirov is back to 2730? Gee, I didn't realize that.

Last time I checked Shirov was in the 2690s.

May-03-06  percyblakeney: If what <MrSunny> writes at Alexey Shirov is correct he is 2730 if he plays no more games before the July list. Right now I think Leko is 5th with 2738 and Radjabov 13th with 2723.
May-03-06  adewale: Hello. I'm fairly new to the site. How do i get to play thru the individual games? Your help is needed. Thanks.
May-03-06  Pawsome: Evgeny Najer 8 points. Wow! It's eas to overlook him in such illustrious company.
Apr-12-07  notyetagm: Anyone know when the Russian Club Cup is going to take place in 2007? It should be fairly soon.


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