Peter Svidler Wins Russian Championship

Peter Svidler Wins Russian Championship

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 28, 2008, 1:50 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

Peter Svidler (pictured) has won the Russian 'Superfinal' Championship for the 5th time in his career.  The event finished in a three-way tie as previously reported and the tiebreak playoff between Svidler, Jakovenko and Alekseev took place today.

The format of the tie-break was a rapid (15 mins plus 5 sec/move) double-round robin.

The results were:

Peter Svidler  X    X  0.5 1.0 1.0 0.5
Dmitry Jakovenko 0.5 0.0  X    X 1.0 1.0
Evgeny Alekseev 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0  X    X


Here is Svidler's crucial win against Jakovenko which enabled him to win the title in the very last playoff game.

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