|Russian Championship Superfinal (2007)|
The 60th Russian Championship Superfinal was played in the Central Chess House in Moscow, Russia, 18-30 December 2007. Rest days: December 21 and 25. Chief organizer: Russian Chess Federation. 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 a 30 second increment from move 1. Prize fund: 5 million rubles, with 1,100,000 rubles (~$44,500) to the winner. Games started at 3 pm, Round 11 at noon Moscow time.
Alexander Morozevich won with 8/11, his second Russian championship title.
Category: XVII (2656). Chief arbiter: Igor Bolotinsky
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Morozevich 2755 * 1 1 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8
2 Grischuk 2715 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7
3 Tomashevsky 2646 0 0 * ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6½
4 Dreev 2607 1 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 5½
5 Inarkiev 2674 0 ½ 1 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½
6 Vitiugov 2594 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 5½
7 Sakaev 2634 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 5½
8 Jakovenko 2710 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 5½
9 Svidler 2732 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 5
10 Amonatov 2637 ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 4½
11 Rychagov 2528 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 0 4
12 Timofeev 2637 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ 0 1 * 3½
Official site: http://ruchess.ru/championship/deta...
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2007
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| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
|1. F Amonatov vs A Timofeev
||1-0||32||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||B89 Sicilian|
|2. Jakovenko vs Morozevich
||½-½||69||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||C11 French|
|3. A Dreev vs Grischuk
||½-½||22||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|4. E Inarkiev vs Sakaev
|| ||½-½||40||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|5. Svidler vs A Rychagov
||0-1||51||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||C11 French|
|6. Vitiugov vs Tomashevsky
|| ||0-1||43||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|7. Svidler vs A Dreev
||1-0||36||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|8. A Timofeev vs E Inarkiev
|| ||½-½||64||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|9. Grischuk vs F Amonatov
||1-0||55||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|10. Morozevich vs Vitiugov
||0-1||71||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|11. Sakaev vs Jakovenko
||1-0||41||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||E17 Queen's Indian|
|12. A Rychagov vs Tomashevsky
|| ||½-½||52||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||E15 Queen's Indian|
|13. Jakovenko vs A Timofeev
||1-0||39||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||B30 Sicilian|
|14. F Amonatov vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||25||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|15. Tomashevsky vs Morozevich
||0-1||44||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||A09 Reti Opening|
|16. Vitiugov vs Sakaev
|| ||½-½||28||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|17. E Inarkiev vs Grischuk
||½-½||38||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|18. A Dreev vs A Rychagov
|| ||½-½||34||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. A Timofeev vs Vitiugov
||0-1||60||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|20. A Dreev vs F Amonatov
||0-1||59||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|21. Svidler vs E Inarkiev
||½-½||51||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|22. A Rychagov vs Morozevich
||0-1||50||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||E15 Queen's Indian|
|23. Grischuk vs Jakovenko
|| ||½-½||38||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|24. Sakaev vs Tomashevsky
||0-1||37||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||E17 Queen's Indian|
|25. E Inarkiev vs A Dreev
||0-1||41||2007||Russian Championship Superfinal||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 46 OF 46 ·
|Dec-30-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <Jim Bartle: I'm no expert, but it sure looks as if Inarkiev did a huge favor for Morozevich by voluntarily opening the g and h files.>|
That was my impression also, but I guess he did not like having his Rook tied down defending the h-pawn. Although it only served to let the second White Rook into Black's position (with swift and devastating consequences), 47. ... h4 probably appealed to Inarkiev because it eliminated a weak pawn and freed his Rook.
By move 47, Inarkiev was almost certainly lost whatever he played.
|Dec-30-07|| ||virginmind: bravo morozevich!|
|Dec-30-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: ... and Sakaev-Amonatov is now the "last game standing" at the 2007 Russian Superfinals.|
|Dec-30-07|| ||moroloser: I'm already missing him...Gave us fans a very entertaining Xmas. He's not playing Corus, will he play Linares at least??|
|Dec-30-07|| ||Scarecrow: 8/11, the player with the fewest draws and most wins, a very impressive performance by Morozevich! I'm sure this will boost his rating a bit as well. Very nice new additions to chess theory in the exchange Slav also. Clear 2nd place for Grischuk and clear 3rd for Tomashevsky. Svidler's -1 performance against this field is embarrassing.|
|Dec-30-07|| ||malthrope: <Peligroso Patzer: ... and Sakaev-Amonatov is now the "last game standing" at the 2007 Russian Superfinals.>|
Actually <Peligroso Patzer> - I think the women will finish things up with a 4-way playoff for the their Championship title! Korbut, Tairova, Ovad and Tatinia Kosintseva are all tied up at 7-4! :^) Unless of course some other tiebreak system is being used to sort all this out... ;)
|Dec-30-07|| ||DCP23: Alexander Morozevich is the new Russian Champion. Congratulations! The title goes to a most deserving player.|
|Dec-30-07|| ||malthrope: Amen to that <DCP23> :))|
|Dec-30-07|| ||The 64 Deadly Sins: Who would have guessed such a score for Moro? :-)
With a little more perfection, he could have one the first game and drawn the last game that he lost.
|Dec-30-07|| ||Eyal: And with a very impressive finish as well – serves me right, I guess, for saying earlier that Moro seems to be playing for a draw... coming back now to see how the games have turned out after leaving before, I'm still trying to figure out what started Inarkiev's downfall in the game.|
|Dec-30-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <malthrope: <Peligroso Patzer: ... and Sakaev-Amonatov is now the "last game standing" at the 2007 Russian Superfinals.>
Actually <Peligroso Patzer> - I think the women will finish things up with a 4-way playoff for their Championship title! *** >|
I assume that will be starting imminently. Will it be carried on the same online site as the regular games (http://russiachess.org/online/)?
|Dec-30-07|| ||malthrope: <Peligroso Patzer: <malthrope [...] Fantastic!
I assume that will be starting imminently. Will it be carried on the same online site as the regular games (http://russiachess.org/online/)?>>|
Well one can hope so! I'll stick around awhile and refresh the main website... :) Those women play for blood and if it happens - it should be bloody fantastic! ;))
|Dec-30-07|| ||JYMMI: A happy day for me. I like Moro. And now? What are the final standings?|
|Dec-30-07|| ||Microdot: Congratulations!! to Super GM Morozevich.|
|Dec-30-07|| ||Gouki: The new Russian Champion of 2007, GM Alexander Morozevich.|
does anyone why the 2006 Champion Evgeny Alekseev did not participate in this event?
|Dec-30-07|| ||CHESSDOCTER: Alekseev played in Moscow Blitz tournament(Kosteniuk won!) according to Kosteniuk.com.|
|Dec-30-07|| ||Nepa Pugna: Today's games have been over for a while and I didn't get the chance to see one "live" today. As luck would have it when I finally tune in I find Moro is champ. Outstanding!|
|Dec-30-07|| ||Riverbeast: Congratulations to Morozevich, the brilliant champion of Russia!|
|Dec-31-07|| ||DCP23: The Champs:
|Dec-31-07|| ||Larsker: <DCP23: The Champs:> Oh, what a lovely couple.|
|Dec-31-07|| ||ChessVip: lol Moro was the only in sport dress :)
|Dec-31-07|| ||JYMMI: http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2007... Closing ceremony.|
|Dec-31-07|| ||jperr75108: Congradulations to Morozevich.|
|Jan-02-08|| ||Riverbeast: <lol Moro was the only in sport dress :)>|
Morozevich, like a true artist, probably does not own a suit (or maybe he owns one, but it was in the cleaners...from the last time he wore it in Mexico City! :-)
|Apr-20-08|| ||positionalgenius: Svidler's performance was stunningly bad here.|
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