Svidler Seals Sixth Russian Title

Svidler Seals Sixth Russian Title

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 14, 2011, 1:31 PM |
11 | Chess Event Coverage

Peter Svidler 5.jpgPeter Svidler secured his sixth Russian championship with a round to spare by beating the defending champion Ian Nepomniachtchi in round six.

Svidler's nearest challenger going into the round was Alexander Morozevich who drew with Vladimir Kramnik to fall 1½ points behind the leader.

Joining Morozevich in a share of second place were Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Grischuk, who won their games with Artyom Timofeev and Alexander Galkin respectively.

The standings with one round remaining:

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

 

Peter Svidler earned his 6th Russian title by beating the defending champion

Peter Svidler_rd6.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

The final round games begin two hours earlier at 13:00 local time (09:00 UTC). The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.

The official website (in Russian) is here. Live game relay at this link. Live video coverage here.

Picture from a screenshot of the official coverage.

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