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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, Sergei Movsesian, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Dmitry Andreikin, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Anton Korobov, Alexander Areshchenko, Alexander Riazantsev, Krishnan Sasikiran, Kirill Alekseenko, Denis Khismatullin, Aleksey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko, Daniil Dubov, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Alexandr Predke, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Igor Kurnosov, Sanan Sjugirov, Igor Khenkin, Vasily Papin, Aleksandr Shimanov, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Ivan Popov, Pavel Tregubov, Grigoriy Oparin, Boris Savchenko, Dmitry Kokarev, Dmitry Bocharov, Dmitry Gordievsky, Pavel Smirnov, Ildar Rifkatovich Ibragimov, Pavel Maletin, Vladimir Burmakin, Mikhail Antipov, Dmitry Frolyanov, Alexandre Danin, Ivan Rozum, Dmitry Kryakvin, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Michail Brodsky, Andrei Gutov, Valerij Sergeyevich Popov, Andrey Zontakh, Mikhail Mozharov, Artem Iljin, Jakov Geller, Mikhail Panarin, Roman Ovetchkin, Sergey Ionov, Mikhail Demidov, Alexander Moskalenko, Sergey Vokarev, Vladimir Dobrov, Marat Anatolyevich Makarov, Nikolai Kabanov, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Aleksandr Poluljahov, Valeri Yandemirov, Pavel Skatchkov, Pogos Nakhapetiane, Ramil Hasangatin, Natalia Pogonina, Vladimir Valerianovich Nevostrujev, Dmitrij Sitnikov, Alexander Al Ivanov, Gor Airapetian, Vitaly Bachin, Sergey Grishchenko, Oleg Gladyszev, Anton Isajevsky, Beniamin Galstian plus 35 more players.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Danin vs A Moiseenko  0-1702012Russian Team ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. A Borisenko vs V Burmakin  0-1752012Russian Team ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. V V Gagarin vs Landa  0-1922012Russian Team ChampionshipE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
4. A Lojko vs D Dubov  0-1342012Russian Team ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
5. N Mironova vs K Mesropov 0-1412012Russian Team ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
6. A Ananikian vs A Moskalenko  0-1522012Russian Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. B Galstian vs K Alekseenko  0-1362012Russian Team ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. V Lyaskovsky vs D Kryakvin 0-1672012Russian Team ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov 0-1442012Russian Team ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. T Cheremnova vs N Kabanov 0-1282012Russian Team ChampionshipE83 King's Indian, Samisch
11. V Yandemirov vs Vitiugov 0-1462012Russian Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. A Sharafiev vs M Matlakov  0-1402012Russian Team ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. D Frolyanov vs Karjakin 0-1732012Russian Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. P Skatchkov vs Bologan 0-1432012Russian Team ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. A Mokshanov vs Areshchenko 0-1402012Russian Team ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. A Gutov vs A Korobov 0-1442012Russian Team ChampionshipE83 King's Indian, Samisch
17. V Dobrov vs D Frolyanov  0-1622012Russian Team ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A V Gorbatov vs P Skatchkov 0-1552012Russian Team ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
19. V Malakhov vs Eljanov 0-1432012Russian Team ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
20. D Sanzhaev vs D Kurukin  0-1342012Russian Team ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S Vdovytchenko vs R Dzhumabaev  0-1232012Russian Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. A Konyshev vs M Antipov  0-1392012Russian Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. D Kokarev vs Wang Hao 0-1372012Russian Team ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Vitiugov vs A Shimanov 0-1512012Russian Team ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. V S Popov vs M Matlakov  0-1712012Russian Team ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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.

http://www.russiachess.org/images/s...

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
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  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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"Itís 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 cg.com: 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 cg.com. 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: http://chessvibes.com/reports/russi...
Apr-17-12
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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: The Russian Team Championships 2012

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

http://russiachess.org/upload/3d6.jpg

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