2010 Russian Championships

2010 Russian Championships

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 22, 2010, 12:53 PM |
13 | Chess Event Coverage

The 63rd Russian Chess Championships were held in Moscow from 11-22 December.  20-year old Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Sergey Karjakin in a playoff to take his first Russian title.

The format was a 12-player round robin, with half the field rated over 2700! Five-time champion Peter Svidler lost a crucial game to Nepomniachtchi in round 9, and Karjakin lost his only game in the final round to finish level with Nepomniachtchi on 7/11.

After drawing two rapid games, the result was decided by a sudden-death game which Karjakin failed to win with the white pieces.

The final standings:


 Name Elo Pts
1  Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2720 7.0
2  Karjakin, Sergey 2760 7.0
3  Grischuk, Alexander 2771 6.5
4  Svidler, Peter 2722 6.5
5  Malakhov, Vladimir 2712 5.5
6  Vitiugov, Nikita 2709 5.5
7  Potkin, Vladimir 2646 5.0
8  Jakovenko, Dmitry 2726 5.0
9  Kurnosov, Igor 2676 5.0
10  Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2699 5.0
11  Khismatullin, Denis 2659 4.0
12  Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2676 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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