Tomsk 400 Are Russian Champs

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 11, 2009, 1:54 AM |
7 | Chess Event Coverage

The 'Tomsk 400' team have won the premier league of the 2009 Russian Club Cup, held in Dagomys from 4-10 April.  Last year's winners, Ural finished third.

The strength in depth of the event was truly remarkable, with the 61 players in the premier league having an average Elo rating of 2631. However, the number of teams taking part this year was down from 12 to 8, perhaps due to the tougher economic climate.  The Tomsk 400 team included the likes of Jakovenko, Timofeev, Inarkiev and Tiviakov.

Team Match Points Total Points

Tomsk-400 11 
23.5 

ShSM-64
24.5 

Ural
24 

Economist-SGSEU - 1
23.5 

SPbChFed
23 

TPS
20.5 

Eurasia-Logistic
19.5 

M.Chigorin CC
9.5 

 

The premier league produced some sparkling chess games.  Highlights below. Try to find Nepomniachtchi's dazzling combination from move 25 onwards! See the move list for notes.

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