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2013 Russian Team Championships

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/9/13, 10:46 AM.

phpwM6QHC.jpegThe 2013 Russian Team Championships are taking place in Loo in Sochi from 7-13 April.

There are 18 teams competing for the title, and as usual many of the best players in the world are taking part. However, last year's champions Tomsk-400 are not returning to defend their title. But several of their players, Karjakin, Motylev, Bologan and Khismatullin have found homes with new teams this year.

The new format introduced last year, a seven-round Swiss, is being used once again. Teams consist of 6 players and 2 reserves. A separate women's event with 6 teams is also taking place.

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes until the end, with a 30 second increment from the start. Check out some of the great games below!

All rounds start at 15:00 CET (13:00 UTC). The full results can be found here, and live coverage (In Russian) is available here.

After 3 rounds top seeds Malakhit and fourth seeds St.Peterburg are the only teams that still have perfect match scores of 3 wins from 3 matches played. 

# Team W D L MP BP
1 SPb Chess Fed 3 0 0 6 13.0
2 Malakhit 3 0 0 6 11.5
3 SHSM Moskow 2 1 0 5 12.0
4 Yugra 2 1 0 5 11.5
5 Zhiguli 2 0 1 4 11.0
6 Kazan 2 0 1 4 11.0
7 Belorechensk 1 1 1 3 11.5
8 Navigator 1 1 1 3 11.0
9 Economist-SGSEU 1 1 1 3 9.0
10 Politekhnik 1 1 1 3 9.0
11 EGU-Perspektiva 1 1 1 3 8.5
12 M.Chigorin Chess Club 1 0 2 2 8.5
13 PGMB Rostov 1 0 2 2 8.0
14 Rakita 1 0 2 2 8.0
15 Yamal 1 0 2 2 7.0
16 Atom Desnogorsk 0 1 2 1 3.5
17 Kaluga 0 0 3 0 4.0
18 Tver 0 0 3 0 4.0

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The top 30 ranked players in the competition

Name Elo Fed Team
1 Karjakin Sergey  2786 RUS Malakhit
2 Caruana Fabiano  2772 ITA SHSM Moscow
3 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar  2766 AZE Malakhit
4 Grischuk Alexander  2764 RUS Malakhit
5 Morozevich Alexander  2758 RUS Economist
6 Ivanchuk Vassily  2757 UKR Economist
7 Svidler Peter  2747 RUS SPb Chess Fed
8 Leko Peter  2744 HUN Yugra
9 Kamsky Gata  2741 USA Kazan
10 Jakovenko Dmitry  2734 RUS Yugra
11 Andreikin Dmitry  2727 RUS Economist
12 Dominguez Perez Leinier  2723 CUB SPb Chess Fed
13 Tomashevsky Evgeny  2722 RUS Economist
14 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  2722 FRA Belorechensk
15 Le Quang Liem  2717 VIE SHSM Moscow
16 Vitiugov Nikita  2712 RUS SPb Chess Fed
17 Malakhov Vladimir  2709 RUS Malakhit
18 Nepomniachtchi Ian  2708 RUS SHSM Moscow
19 Riazantsev Alexander  2705 RUS Malakhit
20 Eljanov Pavel  2703 UKR Economist
21 Moiseenko Alexander  2703 UKR Economist
22 Cheparinov Ivan  2702 BUL PGMB Rostov
23 Jobava Baadur  2702 GEO PGMB Rostov
24 Volokitin Andrei  2702 UKR Economist
25 Shirov Alexei  2700 LAT Malakhit
26 Wojtaszek Radoslaw  2700 POL SHSM Moscow
27 Korobov Anton  2698 UKR Yugra
28 Efimenko Zahar  2697 UKR SPb Chess Fed
29 Alekseev Evgeny  2695 RUS Economist
30 Movsesian Sergei  2695 ARM SPb Chess Fed

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After two rounds, the Yugra women's team lead with two match victories, due in no small part to Natalia Pogonina.

# Team MP BP
1 Yugra 4 6.0
2 SHSM Moskow 3 5.0
3 Economist Saratov 2 3.5
4 Ladya Kazan 1 3.5
5 M.Chigorin Chess Club 1 3.0
6 Belorechensk 1 3.0

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Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 21 months ago

    restinpeace

    grischuk got a busy sched ae! after the candidates he immediately jumped to this event! props!

  • 21 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    very fun games from Natalia featured!

  • 21 months ago

    Zinsch

    @lord: In chess, players can play for many different teams in different countries. In Austria, we can even play for different clubs, as long as they are not in the same league.

  • 21 months ago

    aravot

    Such a clear cut chess! I enjoyed both games Natalia played. Thanks for sharing Laughing

  • 21 months ago

    edpratomo

    i just knew that Le Quang Liem is from Russia

  • 21 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ Natalia - thanks for the video link, and well done in your games so far! Smile

  • 21 months ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Thanks for the coverage and for featuring my games Smile

    There is also a video channel with lots of footage from the event.

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