|Russian Championship Higher League (2011)|
The 64th Russian Championship Higher League tournament was a 62-player 11-round Swiss held in Taganrog (northern Black Sea coast about 1,140 km south of Moscow), Russia, 15-26 June 2011. Rest day: June 21. The top 3 finishers would advance to the Superfinal. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move one. No draw offers prior to move 41. Prize fund: 2.5 million rubles (~62,000 euros), with 500,000 rubles (~12,500 euros) to the winner. Rounds started at 3 pm, Round 11 at 11 am. Chief organizer: Russian Chess Federation. Tournament director: Sergey Nesterov. Chief arbiter: Viktor Berezin.
Alexander Morozevich (who had been absent from play for some time due to health issues) won with 8/11. Timofeev (2nd) and Galkin (3rd) also qualified for the Russian Championship Superfinal (2011).
Wikipedia article: Taganrog
Official site: http://ruchess.ru/championship/deta...
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| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337
|1. A Mokshanov vs P Ponkratov
||0-1||38||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||C02 French, Advance|
|2. B Savchenko vs A Goganov
||1-0||39||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||A18 English, Mikenas-Carls|
|3. V Diu vs I Lysyj
|| ||½-½||42||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Sakaev vs K Bryzgalin
|| ||½-½||50||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|5. A Stukopin vs S Sjugirov
||0-1||36||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|6. Khalifman vs D Sitnikov
||1-0||24||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||B30 Sicilian|
|7. G Airapetian vs E Romanov
|| ||0-1||43||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|8. A Lastin vs N Shukh
|| ||½-½||36||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|9. K Sek vs S Volkov
|| ||0-1||33||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|10. Landa vs Balashov
||1-0||48||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||A90 Dutch|
|11. D Rodin vs D Frolyanov
||0-1||39||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|12. A Galkin vs S Mikhailov
|| ||1-0||64||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||A28 English|
|13. R Musalov vs V Yemelin
|| ||1-0||26||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||A36 English|
|14. A Shimanov vs A Polschikov
|| ||1-0||32||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System|
|15. A Reshetnikov vs M Matlakov
|| ||½-½||47||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||E41 Nimzo-Indian|
|16. I Kurnosov vs I Bukavshin
||1-0||87||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|17. D Bocharov vs Vitiugov
|| ||½-½||42||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|18. Jakovenko vs V Zakhartsov
||1-0||49||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|19. N Chadaev vs Tomashevsky
|| ||½-½||33||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|20. Morozevich vs E Vorobiov
||1-0||36||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||B32 Sicilian|
|21. A Shomoev vs Potkin
|| ||½-½||30||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||C11 French|
|22. Rublevsky vs V Papin
|| ||0-1||39||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|23. Grigoriants vs E Inarkiev
|| ||½-½||37||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||A15 English|
|24. M Kobalia vs A Evdokimov
|| ||½-½||43||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|25. V Fedoseev vs E Najer
|| ||0-1||51||2011||Russian Championship Higher League||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·
|Jun-24-11|| ||kellmano: <crazybird> Strange use of the word catharsis.|
Cn't wait for the games tomorrow. Anything but a defeat will leave Moro sitting pretty for the superfinal.
|Jun-24-11|| ||notyetagm: GO MORO!!!!|
|Jun-25-11|| ||Shams: When do the games start?|
|Jun-25-11|| ||siamesedream: 13:00 CET, I guess. (15:00 local)|
|Jun-25-11|| ||kellmano: <Shams> Games just started. French for Moro again.|
|Jun-25-11|| ||plimko: Comfortable opening for Moroz:
click for larger view
|Jun-25-11|| ||Layson: I'd be slightly uncomfortable as black here... White has the bishop pair and absolutely no weaknesses. Rublevsky can try and squeeze this slowly and Morozevich will have to be very accurate not to give anything more tangible.|
If he's impatient, as he can sometimes be in these kinds of positions, it could cost him.
|Jun-25-11|| ||kellmano: Once agin I agree with <layson>.|
I suppose black has the extra central pawn, but surely white has all the play.
|Jun-25-11|| ||crazybird: Moro draws and remains in the lead. One more round to go.|
|Jun-25-11|| ||Layson: Does anyone know what the tie-break method is?
Second tie-break is cumulative score and the third tie-break is the number of wins. Morozevich is doing okay with those numbers.
However, his first tie-break score is way behind. The only way I got to his score is by summing the score of his opponents minus the lowest score. So it seems like a modified buchholz is used.
If this is the case, the fact that Khalifman dropped out of the tournament is an unjust penalty to Morozevich and anyone else who played him, especially with so much on the line.
|Jun-25-11|| ||polarmis: Morozevich annotates his win against Sjugirov, and Inarkiev has an impressive female fan club (though it didn't really help!): |
|Jun-25-11|| ||bronkenstein: Polarmis , appreciated (I`ve read it in Russian already, but anyway ). Just keep on keeping contributors/trolls ratio above 0.05 =).|
BTW do you know what time normally they are putting next round report on Russian Chess? I am impatiently curious about Moro`s opinion on that French Tarrasch line he played against Rublevsky, since I have it on repertoire as well.
|Jun-25-11|| ||polarmis: brokenstein, I'd guess it'll appear tomorrow at some point before the games start, though I haven't been following that closely.|
|Jun-25-11|| ||kingfu: We were wrong. Moro took time off to prepare for this event. It worked!|
Moro plays c5 with the Tarrasch French as well. He has scored a win in this tourney. I stand corrected. His Qxd5 is exactly what you play. It does prevent the isolated pawn for Black.
Botvinnik and Korchnoi also played c5 against the Tarrasch.
|Jun-25-11|| ||bronkenstein: <...tomorrow...>
TY . My fears came true -.-
|Jun-26-11|| ||siamesedream: Last round just started.|
|Jun-26-11|| ||kellmano: Last round just finished for Moro.|
|Jun-26-11|| ||vlado23: so Moro qualifies for the superfinal - Timofeev could still win the tournament if he wins today.|
|Jun-26-11|| ||crazybird: Moro must be the winner with 8/11 (+5-0=6). Timofeev drew, as did Galkin..so both would end at 7.5.|
|Jun-26-11|| ||Shams: Mention must be made of Fedoseev and his (+6 -3 =2) score.|
|Jun-26-11|| ||siamesedream: Final standings:
|Jun-29-11|| ||queener: So the 8-player Superfinal in August will most likely consist of
Nepo, Karjakin, Grischuk, Kramnik (confirmed by Levitov), Svidler, Morozevich, Timofeev & Galkin.|
The dates are 7 - 14 of August.
|Jun-29-11|| ||Bdellovibrio: <Nepo, Karjakin, Grischuk, Kramnik (confirmed by Levitov), Svidler, Morozevich, Timofeev & Galkin.>|
Now <that> is what I call a championship!
|Jul-13-11|| ||HeMateMe: This page remains a treasure of top flight chess, till the other events begin.|
|Dec-03-11|| ||notyetagm: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
<Master Moves #14
28.06.2011 – All the deepest plans or endgame technique are useless if you fall victim to a shot that leaves you in a lost position. Likewise, sometimes that superior play will only offer a single window of opportunity to deliver that final blow, so it is vital to be ready for it when it does. <<<All the positions are from the 2011 Russian Championship - Higher League.>>> Get ready for a rush of Russians!>
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