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🏆 Russian Championship Higher League (2019)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vladimir Fedoseev, Evgeny Alekseev, Kirill Alekseenko, Denis Khismatullin, Aleksey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Evgeny Najer, Boris Grachev, Igor Lysyj, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Alexandr Predke, Andrey Esipenko, Artyom Timofeev, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Sanan Sjugirov, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Aleksandr Shimanov, Alexey Sarana, Evgeny Romanov, Ivan Popov, David Paravyan, Dmitry Kokarev, Pavel Ponkratov, Maksim Chigaev, Dmitry Frolyanov, Ivan Rozum, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Nikita Petrov, Ivan Bocharov, Semyon Lomasov, Andrei Belozerov, Evgeny A Levin, Ilia Iljiushenok, Alexandr Triapishko, Arseniy Nesterov, Semen Khanin, Gor Airapetian, Vladislav Nozdrachev, Andrey Drygalov, Sergey Drygalov, Roman Yanchenko, Volodar Murzin, Tagir Salemgareev, Evgeny Kardashevskiy, Miroslav Vlasenko, Renat Bigaliev, Artem Sadovsky, Oleg Rychkov, Eduard Kanter, Aziz Mirzaev, Alexandr Truskavetsky, Oleg Bykov, Denis Eraschenkov, Anton Samojlov, Evgenij Lesovoi, Artem Galaktionov, Dashgyn Ibadov, Ahmad Bimiev 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 edition: Russian Championship Higher League (2018). 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. Dashgyn Ibadov vs I Bocharov  ½-½412019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Volodar Murzin vs A Shimanov  ½-½402019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC67 Ruy Lopez
3. A Esipenko vs M Vlasenko  1-0422019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. A Sadovsky vs Nikita Petrov  0-1172019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA20 English
5. D Kokarev vs Tagir Salemgareev  ½-½562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC60 Ruy Lopez
6. O Rychkov vs M Kobalia  1-0452019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE73 King's Indian
7. A Timofeev vs O Bykov  1-0382019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB33 Sicilian
8. A Truskavetsky vs D Paravyan  0-1562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Ivan Popov vs E Kanter  1-0382019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB25 Sicilian, Closed
10. D Eraschenkov vs A Pridorozhni  ½-½772019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB30 Sicilian
11. Sakaev vs Artem Galaktionov  ½-½522019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Evgenij Lesovoi vs E Romanov  0-1372019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Rozum vs A Samojlov  1-0512019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. A Rakhmanov vs A Nesterov  ½-½412019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. R Bigaliev vs D Khismatullin  1-0512019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE10 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Grachev vs Evgeny Kardashevskiy  1-0392019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
17. I Iljiushenok vs V Fedoseev 1-0222019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. E Najer vs Semyon Lomasov  ½-½342019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC01 French, Exchange
19. D Frolyanov vs S Sjugirov  ½-½132019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. A Dreev vs A Belozerov  1-0662019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S Khanin vs Motylev  ½-½392019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC55 Two Knights Defense
22. K Alekseenko vs A Triapishko 0-1412019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. E A Levin vs P Ponkratov  1-0562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
24. E Alekseev vs Andrey Drygalov  ½-½402019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA28 English
25. Sergey Drygalov vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½752019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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