Morozevich Beats Svidler In Russian Champs

Morozevich Beats Svidler In Russian Champs

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Alexander Morozevich beat Peter Svidler in the final round of the 2011 Russian Superfinal to claim a clear second place for himself in the competition.

Peter Svidler could afford the luxury of loss, having already sealed his record sixth title with a round to spare.

Vladimir Kramnik won his final round game with the black pieces against Alexander Galkin to add respectability to his overall score, but the title of Russian Champion still eludes him.

The final cross-table:

 Svidler, Peter  2739 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 5
 Morozevich, Alexander  2694 1 * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1
 Grischuk, Alexander  2746 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 4
 Karjakin, Sergey  2788 ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 4
 Kramnik, Vladimir  2781 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 1 4
 Nepomniachtchi, Ian  2711 0 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 3
 Galkin, Alexander  2598 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 2
 Timofeev, Artyom  2665 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ *

 

Peter Svidler - Six Time Russian Champion!

Peter Svidler-Russian_Champion_2011.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Chess Champions since 1992:


 Champion
1992  Alexei Gavrilov 
1993  Alexei Bezgodov 
1994  Peter Svidler 
1995  Peter Svidler 
1996  Alexander Khalifman 
1997  Peter Svidler 
1998  Alexander Morozevich 
1999  Konstantin Sakaev 
2000  Sergey Volkov 
2001  Alexander Motylev
2002  Alexander Lastin 
2003  Peter Svidler
2004  Garry Kasparov 
2005  Sergei Rublevsky 
2006  Evgeny Alekseev
2007  Alexander Morozevich 
2008  Peter Svidler
2009  Alexander Grischuk 
2010  Ian Nepomniachtchi
2011  Peter Svidler 

 

Picture from the official website.
Russian Champions List from Wikipedia.

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