Russian Higher League Championship Concludes

Russian Higher League Championship Concludes

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 21, 2008, 11:03 AM |
7 | Chess Event Coverage

The heyday of unchallenged Soviet domination of world chess is long gone, but modern day Russia still has an astonishing strength in depth at the royal game.

The Russian Championship 'Higher League' Final is an 11-round Swiss event which serves as a qualifier for the actual Russian championship, which will be held later next month.

The 2008 'Higher League' Final recently concluded, with Artyom Timofeev (pictured) emerging victorious with an impressive 8/11 against a strong field.

23-year old Timofeev is currently ranked 73rd on the FIDE ranking list and will now have a chance to play for the Russian Championship.

The final standings below give an idea of how fierce the competition was, and emphasises that Russia has more top quality players than you can shake a stick at.

Here is Timofeev's impressive win in a tactical tussle with Ernesto Inarkiev in round 8.

 

1 Timofeev, Artyom   2650 8
2 Vitiugov, Nikita  2616  
3 Inarkiev, Ernesto  2675  
4 Lastin, Alexander  2639 7
5 Sakaev, Konstantin  2635 7
6 Kobalia, Mikhail  2618 7
7 Riazantsev, Alexander  2617 7
8 Galkin, Alexander  2615 7
9 Maslak, Konstantin  2521 7
10 Najer, Evgeniy  2670 7
11 Grachev, Boris  2640 7
12 Motylev, Alexander  2674  
13 Smikovski, Ivan  2554  
14 Maletin, Pavel  2545 6
15 Volkov, Sergey1  2636 6
16 Tregubov, Pavel V  2658 6
17 Kokarev, Dmitry  2582 6
18 Kornev, Alexei  2523 6
19 Yakovich, Yuri  2566 6
20 Lysyj, Igor  2596 6
21 Bocharov, Dmitry  2582 6
22 Sjugirov, Sanan  2545  
23 Landa, Konstantin  2615  
24 Smirnov, Pavel  2592  
25 Nepomniachtchi, Ian  2602  
26 Vorobiov, Evgeny E  2550  
27 Khalifman, Alexander  2634  
28 Deviatkin, Andrei  2567  
29 Chadaev, Nikolai  2535  
30 Potkin, Vladimir  2629  
31 Kryakvin, Dmitry  2565  
32 Shaposhnikov, Evgeny  2558  
33 Amonatov, Farrukh  2650  
34 Khismatullin, Denis  2613  
35 Chuprov, Dmitry  2577  
36 Matlakov, Maxim  2484 5
37 Zvjaginsev, Vadim  2663 5
38 Lintchevski, Daniil  2506 5
39 Malakhov, Vladimir  2689 5
40 Korotylev, Alexey  2609 5
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