Morozevich Wins Higher League In Russia

Morozevich Wins Higher League In Russia

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 26, 2011, 7:11 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

morozevich02.jpgThe 2011 'Higher League' Russian Championships in Taganrog were won by Alexander Morozevich with a score of 8/11 (see previous report here).

It was a welcome return to chess, and good form, for the mercurial Russian who now qualifies for the actual Russian championships (the so-called "Super Finals") which take place in August.

Artyom Timofeev and Alexander Galkin finished just half a point behind the winner, and also qualify for the Super Final.

The women's event was won by Elena Zaiatz with 7½/9.  Official website coverage (in Russian) here.

The top standings:

1  Morozevich, Alexander  2694 8
2  Timofeev, Artyom  2665
3  Galkin, Alexander  2598
4  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  2707 7
5  Grachev, Boris  2669 7
6  Matlakov, Maxim  2632 7
7  Volkov, Sergey  2615 7
8  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  2659 7
9  Rublevsky, Sergei  2682 7
10  Inarkiev, Ernesto  2679 7
11  Sjugirov, Sanan  2629 7

 

 

 

The start of a crucial game in round nine against Sanan Sjugirov

Morozevich.JPG

 

 

Ernesto Inarkiev failed to qualify despite having his very own cheerleaders!

Inarkiev and fan club.JPG

 

The top standings in the women's event:

1  Zaiatz, Elena  2430
2  Kovanova, Baira  2361
3
 Shadrina, Tatiana  2397 6
4  Charochkina, Daria  2320 6
5  Gunina, Valentina  2487 6
6  Girya, Olga  2394 6
7  Ovod, Evgenija  2404
8  Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  2427
9  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  2419

 

 

 

Event photos by Anna Burtasova.

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