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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]
* (59 players total; 30 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 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Yanchenko vs M Chigaev  0-11072019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
2. A Sadovsky vs Nikita Petrov  0-1172019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA20 English
3. A Truskavetsky vs D Paravyan  0-1562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Evgenij Lesovoi vs E Romanov  0-1372019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. K Alekseenko vs A Triapishko 0-1412019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. E Romanov vs A Predke 0-1562019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE14 Queen's Indian
7. A Triapishko vs A Esipenko 0-1402019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
8. A Bimiev vs A Timofeev  0-1372019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
9. A Nesterov vs A Sarana  0-1472019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
10. Tagir Salemgareev vs Sakaev  0-1382019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB32 Sicilian
11. E Kanter vs R Yanchenko 0-1472019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Volodar Murzin vs Khismatullin  0-1372019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Sergey Drygalov vs Tagir Salemgareev 0-1452019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. O Bykov vs A Belozerov  0-1742019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. A Samojlov vs Semyon Lomasov  0-1382019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC00 French Defense
16. E Najer vs I Iljiushenok  0-1442019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. E A Levin vs M Chigaev  0-1462019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. Nikita Petrov vs A Sarana  0-1422019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. A Bimiev vs A Rakhmanov  0-1542019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA10 English
20. V Nozdrachev vs D Frolyanov  0-1462019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. Artem Galaktionov vs E Najer  0-1482019Russian Championship Higher LeagueE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Evgenij Lesovoi vs K Alekseenko  0-1352019Russian Championship Higher LeagueD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Dashgyn Ibadov vs S Khanin  0-1312019Russian Championship Higher LeagueB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
24. A Nesterov vs A Truskavetsky  0-1732019Russian Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
25. Shimanov vs Motylev  0-1382019Russian Championship Higher LeagueC53 Giuoco Piano
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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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