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🏆 Russian Team Championship (2012)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pavel Eljanov, Wang Hao, Peter Leko, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Nikita Vitiugov, Sergei Movsesian, Maxim Matlakov, Dmitry Andreikin, Victor Bologan, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Anton Korobov, Alexander Riazantsev, Alexander Areshchenko, Krishnan Sasikiran, Kirill Alekseenko, Denis Khismatullin, Aleksey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Emil Sutovsky, Igor Kovalenko, Daniil Dubov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Alexandr Predke, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Konstantin Landa, Igor Kurnosov, Sanan Sjugirov, Vasily Papin, Igor Khenkin, Aleksandr Shimanov, Evgeny Romanov, Ildar Khairullin, Ivan Popov, Pavel Tregubov, Grigoriy Oparin, Boris Savchenko, Dmitry Kokarev, Dmitry Bocharov, Dmitry Gordievsky, Pavel Smirnov, Ildar Ibragimov, Pavel Maletin, Vladimir Burmakin, Mikhail Antipov, Dmitry Frolyanov, Alexandre Danin, Ivan Rozum, Dmitry Kryakvin, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Michail Brodsky, Andrei Gutov, Valerij Popov, Andrey Zontakh, Mikhail Mozharov, Artem Iljin, Jakov Geller, Mikhail Panarin, Roman Ovetchkin, Sergey Ionov, Mikhail Demidov, Alexander Moskalenko, Sergey Vokarev, Vladimir Dobrov, Marat Makarov, Nikolai Kabanov, Sergei Iskusnyh, Aleksandr Poluljahov, Valeri Yandemirov, Pavel Skatchkov, Pogos Nakhapetiane, Ramil Hasangatin, Natalija Pogonina, Vladimir Nevostrujev, Dmitrij Sitnikov, Alexander Al Ivanov, Gor Airapetian, Vitaly Bachin, Sergey Grishchenko, Oleg Gladyszev, Anton Isajevsky, Beniamin Galstian plus 35 more players.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Caruana vs S Sjugirov  ½-½722012Russian Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. Kovalenko vs Wang Hao  ½-½932012Russian Team ChampionshipA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
3. Giri vs A Zontakh 1-0312012Russian Team ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. V Papin vs A Riazantsev  ½-½362012Russian Team ChampionshipA13 English
5. B Grachev vs G Airapetian  1-0402012Russian Team ChampionshipA13 English
6. O Gladyszev vs E Najer  ½-½422012Russian Team ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. I Popov vs Morozevich 1-0402012Russian Team ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. Nepomniachtchi vs B Savchenko 1-0322012Russian Team ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. A Danin vs A Moiseenko  0-1702012Russian Team ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. D Andreikin vs G Oparin  ½-½402012Russian Team ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. M Antipov vs E Alekseev  ½-½332012Russian Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
12. M Roiz vs N Pogonina 1-0502012Russian Team ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Svidler vs A Timofeev 1-0242012Russian Team ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. V Yandemirov vs Vitiugov 0-1462012Russian Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. Dominguez Perez vs I Ibragimov 1-0352012Russian Team ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
16. A Iljin vs Movsesian  ½-½302012Russian Team ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
17. Zvjaginsev vs R Hasangatin  1-0402012Russian Team ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
18. A Sharafiev vs M Matlakov  0-1402012Russian Team ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Frolyanov vs Karjakin 0-1732012Russian Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Motylev vs J Geller 1-0412012Russian Team ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. P Skatchkov vs Bologan 0-1432012Russian Team ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
22. Khismatullin vs A Predke 1-0372012Russian Team ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
23. A Mokshanov vs Areshchenko 0-1402012Russian Team ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. I Kurnosov vs D Sanzhaev 1-0422012Russian Team ChampionshipB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
25. Shirov vs D Sitnikov 1-0262012Russian Team ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-13-12  waustad: One interesting point is that I don't recall anybody mentioning how a team is doing. That has a serious effect on the games, which is why I've often thought that team tourneys should not be rated. First place recently was hanging on the 4th board game.

If you go through the tournament (and many team tournaments), the top boards usually draw and the real action is on the bottom boards. Here we aren't seeing the 12 move draws as much as in some (the word has come down). Jakovenko is a counterexample because he has only one draw on board 1.

Apr-14-12  Birthday Boy: I'm glad to see Peter Leko playing =)
Apr-14-12  Strongest Force: Bologan seems to be rolling-up Eljanov like a piece of chewing gum that's about to be thrown away.
Apr-14-12  Birthday Boy: Yeah, Bologan will win soon.
Apr-14-12  cro777: PUZZLE OF THE DAY

Russian Team Championships 2012

Can a solid grandmaster (with black) loose the following position?

Position after 50...Rxa3

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"It’s hard to imagine that a solid grandmaster could lose something like that. But he managed. And he did it without blunders, slowly, gradually." (Shipov)

See game for solution.

Dreev vs M Brodsky, 2012

Apr-14-12  Strongest Force: Bologan's 28.Rd6!! was a pretty knock out punch.
Apr-14-12  messachess: Hell0 why not include the rnd. 4 127-mover between Moro. and Carauna?
Apr-14-12  balzarius: Caruana has just gained another victory and his live rating is 2773.2 only 2 points below Karjakin's who is currently #5 in the world.
Apr-14-12  frogbert:

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and from here follows some 20+ moves of pure tactics.

weird. really weird.

Apr-15-12  siggemannen: <frogbert>, which game was that?
Apr-15-12  fisayo123: Meanwhile 14 year old GM Daniil Dubov crushes Leinier Dominguez.
Apr-15-12  messachess: Am I the only one here who knows that there was a 127 move game in round 4 between Morozevich and Caruana. It's not shown on Hello? Anybody out there?
Apr-15-12  balzarius: Great game today:Svidler-Caruana
Apr-15-12  balzarius: Karjakin-Kokarev is going to be very interesting.In a sharp line of the Najdorf Poisoned Pawn,Karj has sacrificed three pawns by move 16!Very deep home preparation perhaps.
Apr-15-12  qqdos: Why did Karj turn down taking the rook 22.Bxf8?
Apr-15-12  AuN1: karjakin's position looks terrible. it will be hard for him to hold that. he seemed to have no regard for his pawns.
Apr-15-12  Arcturar: Karjakin was fricken unbelievable today! How one manages to win a position like that is beyond me...really great stuff. And once again, Moro made his opponent look like a complete patzer. :P
Apr-15-12  AuN1: yeah, that was pretty awesome from karjakin. when he started trap his opponent's king, then the rook and the knight were taking flight squares away i started wondering whether a win was possible. that was some crafty work.
Apr-15-12  frogbert: siggemannen, it was svidler-moro.
Apr-17-12  ooda: <fisayo123: Meanwhile 14 year old GM Daniil Dubov crushes Leinier Dominguez.>

His profile page says he was born on April 18th 1996 so he'll be 16 in a couple of days.

I hadn't heard of him but he's a fairly promising looking kid, the 3rd best under 16 player in the world.

Apr-17-12  pericles of athens: who won?
Apr-17-12  Layson: Tomsk won, led by Karjakin's +4 performance.
Apr-17-12  polarmis: Final report here:
Apr-17-12  cro777: <pericles of athens: who won?> Controversial game Svidler - Morozevich ended in a daw.

GM Sergey Zagrebelny, who commented on the game live for ChessPro, expressed some doubts about whether the players had really been playing at the board.

Apr-17-12  cro777: The Russian Team Championships 2012

GM Daniil Dmitrievich Dubov (2536), a rising star of the Russian chess.

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