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Tomsk Win Russian Team Championship

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/15/12, 1:04 PM.

orbita_logo_100.jpgThe Tomsk - 400 team have won the 2012 Russian Team Championship.  They beat Nizhniy Tagil Polytechnik 4-2 in the final round to claim the title. Tomsk, the fourth seeds, were led to victory by Sergey Karjakin who also achieved the best overall individual result.

The Tomsk team were:

Name Elo
1 Karjakin, Sergey 2766
2 Ponomariov, Ruslan 2727
3 Inarkiev, Ernesto 2695
4 Motylev, Alexander 2683
5 Bologan, Viktor 2687
6 Khismatullin, Denis 2656
7 Areshchenko, Alexander 2688
8 Kurnosov, Igor 2657

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St. Petersburg had led going into the final round but only managed a draw against ShSM-64 Moscow, with the teams finishing second and third respectively.  Early leaders Economist-SGSEU, Saratov lost consecutive matches to St.Peterburg and Tomsk in rounds 5 and 6 to finish back in fourth place.  Details of all the results in the competition can be found here.

The final standings:

# SNo. Team Elo MP BP Wins v. SNo.
1 4 Tomsk - 400 2708 11 27.0 13;7;5;2;6;
2 3 St. Petersburg Chess Fed. 2711 11 25.5 12;8;4;2;9;
3 1 ShSM-64, Moscow 2725 10 28.0 10;6;7;8;
4 2 Economist-SGSEU, Saratov 2720 10 24.5 11;5;9;1;7;
5 5 Ugra, Khanty-Mansiysk 2700 9 24.5 15;3;12;9;
6 8 Chigorin Club, St. Petersburg 2553 9 20.0 17;14;15;10;
7 6 Polytechnik, Nizhniy Tagil 2583 8 22.5 14;13;11;10;
8 9 Navigator, Moscow 2551 7 23.0 18;10;6;
9 7 University, Belorechensk 2570 7 22.5 16;17;11;
10 16 Orienta, Moscow 2401 7 20.5 18;17;12;
11 10 EGU-Perspektiva, Lipetsk 2533 6 22.0 18;13;14;
12 13 Zhiguli, Samara Region 2455 6 20.0 16;18;15;
13 11 Rakita Club, Belgorod Region 2516 6 20.0 17;18;
14 17 Atom, Desnogorsk 2397 6 18.5 12;13;14;
15 12 Nezhmetdinov School, Kazan 2514 5 21.0 18;15;
16 14 DFU, Vladivostok 2431 4 16.5 18;
16 15 Kemerovo Region School 2410 4 16.5 16;
18 18 Belogorie, Belgorod Region 2202 0 5.5

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The mercurial Alexander Morozevich was involved in several of the tournament's most interesting games, some of which are below.


Alexander Morozevich and Peter Svidler had a stormy encounter in round five

Morozevich - Svidler Rus Team champs 2012.jpg


The women's championship was won by Ladya Kazan, who ensured victory with a round to spare.

# SNo. Team Elo MP BP Win v SNo.
1 1 Ladya, Kazan 2493 11 18.5 2;3;5;6;7;
2 4 Ugra, Khanty-Mansiysk 2393 8 15.0 5;7;2;
3 3 ShSM-RGSU, Moscow 2392 8 14.5 7;4;5;
4 6 Chigorin Club, St. Petersburg 2321 5 11.0 5;
5 2 Yamal, YNAO 2328 5 10.5 5;6;
6 7 Udmurtia, Izhevsk 2206 3 8.0 2;
7 5 Polytechnik, Nizhniy Tagil 2139 2 6.5 7;

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Photo from the official website coverage: www.russiachess.org

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  • 3 years ago

    chessmaster102

    maybe the first 20 moves give or take but not for the entire game.

  • 3 years ago

    _valentin_

    The line that was played in the Svidler - Morozevich game was almost forced, so it could easily have been computed (independently) by both players ahead of time, and on the board they merely ensured that their memory was accurate.  No need for pre-arranging -- just pre-computing!

    Kramnik does this all the time; he has numerous games against 2700+ players (especially games played as black) where he spends 15 minutes (if that much) on the entire game.  The point is: he had seen it all before; perhaps his opponents hadn't, but he had, and checked it with a strong chess engine.  Then it all becomes a matter of remembering correctly and seeing if the opponent slips somewhere.

  • 3 years ago

    Conseiller

    I agree with uhavebeenserved: the moves of Svidler-Moro game are just too deep and beautiful to be found on board. Must be a pre-arranged game.

  • 3 years ago

    finalunpurez

    Svidler vs. Morozevich. Amazing game! 

  • 3 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    The Alex vs Svider.. lack king running ove the place... white king caught int he center..... lead to a ...........................DRAW????????????????

  • 3 years ago

    bingo_gambit

    thanks SonofPearl for posting the games. hehe

  • 3 years ago

    gregdocot

    Thank you for providing the news and games, SonofPearl. 

  • 3 years ago

    FM VPA

    I relished all the games. Kiss

  • 3 years ago

    Arcturar

    I agree. Whenever I watch his games live I have absolutely no idea of what is happening, haha. He always gets into these positions where it looks like he is completely screwed material-wise, but somehow regains it all in the end...Definately one of the best attacking players of all time, in my opinion.

  • 3 years ago

    chessmaster102

    I think Alexander Morozevich plays one of if not the most complicated style of chess in this world.

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