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Russian Championship Higher League Tournament

Alexandr Predke6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexey Sarana6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Aleksey Dreev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Motylev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Kirill Alekseenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Konstantin Sakaev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Maksim Chigaev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Andrey Esipenko5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Aleksei Pridorozhni5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Boris Grachev5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Tagir Salemgareev5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Aleksandr Rakhmanov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Ilia Iljiushenok5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Dmitry Frolyanov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
David Paravyan5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Ivan Popov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Nikita Petrov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Igor Lysyj5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Semyon Lomasov5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Ivan Rozum5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Volodar Murzin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Dmitry Kokarev5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Denis Khismatullin4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Alexandr Triapishko4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Artyom Timofeev4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Arseniy Nesterov4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
* (59 players total; 27 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Higher League (2019)

The 72nd Russian Championship Higher League tournament was a 9-round Swiss taking place in the Ring Premier Hotel in Yaroslavl, Russia from 27 June to 6 July 2019. Rest day: July 2. The top five players would qualify for the Russian Championship Superfinal (2019). Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. Draw offers not allowed before move 40. The overall prize fund was 5 million rubles, or around 70,000 euros. Tournament director: Alexander Tkachev. Chief arbiter: Alexey S. Moskvin. Alexandr Predke won on 3rd tiebreak (number of wins) ahead of Alexey Sarana, both with 6.5/9.

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Previous: Russian Championship Higher League (2018). Next: Russian Championship Higher League (2020). Women's section: Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2019)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Iljiushenok vs V Fedoseev 1-0222019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. E Najer vs S Lomasov  ½-½342019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC01 French, Exchange
3. D Frolyanov vs S Sjugirov  ½-½132019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Dreev vs A Belozerov  1-0662019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. S Khanin vs Motylev  ½-½392019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC55 Two Knights Defense
6. K Alekseenko vs A Triapishko 0-1412019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. E A Levin vs P Ponkratov  1-0562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
8. E Alekseev vs Drygalov  ½-½402019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA28 English
9. S Drygalov vs Zvjaginsev  ½-½752019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Sarana vs V Nozdrachev  ½-½272019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
11. R Yanchenko vs M Chigaev  0-11072019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. A Predke vs G Airapetian  1-0552019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC07 French, Tarrasch
13. A Mirzaev vs I Lysyj  ½-½342019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE16 Queen's Indian
14. B Grachev vs E Kardashevskiy  1-0392019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
15. R Bigaliev vs Khismatullin  1-0512019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE10 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Rakhmanov vs A Nesterov  ½-½412019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. V Murzin vs Shimanov  ½-½402019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC67 Ruy Lopez
18. A Esipenko vs M Vlasenko  1-0422019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
19. A Sadovsky vs N Petrov  0-1172019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA20 English
20. D Kokarev vs T Salemgareev  ½-½562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC60 Ruy Lopez
21. O Rychkov vs M Kobalia  1-0452019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE73 King's Indian
22. A Timofeev vs O Bykov  1-0382019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB33 Sicilian
23. A Truskavetsky vs D Paravyan  0-1562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. I Popov vs E Kanter  1-0382019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. D Eraschenkov vs A Pridorozhni  ½-½772019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB30 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-06-19  sonia91: Second seed Najer (2678, European champion 2015) really struggled, he scored 0.5/3 in rounds 5-7 against 2400s opposition:

And top seed Fedoseev, after losing to Predke in rd 8, is out of contention for the spots for the Superfinal.

Jul-07-19  siggemannen: Not a bad tourney by Tagir Salemgareev, beating Khismatullin, Najer, Shimanov and Drygalov.
Jul-07-19  sonia91: Photos of medallists at award cerimony:

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