Ural Ekaterinenburg the strongest

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Leading throughout the tournament, and clearly the best team: Ural Ekaterinenburg has won the Russian Team Championship.

Photo: ChessPro

In Sochi, Russia, Ural Ekaterinenburg (with Radjabov, Shirov, Kamsky, Grischuk, Malakhov and Akopian, plus Dreev and Motylev as reserves) took over Tomsk-400's title. It was decided already on Saturday, when in their match against TPN, after about fifteen moves all clocks were stopped.

Karpov and Korchnoi couldn't prevent relegation with their team Southern-Ural but relatively worse was Tomsk-400's tournament: they won the European Club Cup in 2005 and in 2006 and ended third there last year but their shared 9th place in Sochi is just ridiculous. At Chessbase a piece of text from ChessPro (by Ilya Odessky) is translated, which says that after the rest day them got a fine for "breaching sporting discipline", which is said to be "the usual formula in Soviet times for drinking"...

A few fragments from the last round:




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Round 1: 2 April 2008                   Round 2: 3 April 2008
SHSM          - 64              3-3     SHSM          - TPS             4-2
TPN-Saransk   - South Ural      4-2     South Ural    - FINEK          2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ?
FINEK         - Shatar         2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ?    Shatar        - Spacio          3-3
Spacio        - Ural            2-4     Ural          - Economist-2    4?Ǭ?-1?Ǭ?
Economist-2   - Economist-1     2-4     Economist-1   - Tomsk-400       4-2
Tomsk-400     - Polytechnic    2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ?    64            - Polytechnic     3-3

Round 3: 4 April 2008 Round 4: 5 April 2008 FINEK - SHSM 3?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? Ural - Polytechnic 4-2 ?ꬢ?ê???ꬰ - 64 3-3 64 - Economist-1 3?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? Spacio - South Ural 3?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? TPN - FINEK 3-3 Economist-2 - Shatar 3-3 Shatar - Tomsk-400 3?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? Tomsk-400 - Ural 2-4 SHSM - Spacio 3-3 Polytechnic - Economist-1 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? South Ural - Economist-2 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ?

Round 5: 6 April 2008 Round 6: 7 April 2008 Economist-1 - Ural 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? 64 - Ural 3?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? Polytechnic - Shatar 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? Shatar - Economist-1 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? FINEK - 64 4?Ǭ?-1?Ǭ? FINEK - Spacio 3-3 Spacio - TPS 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? SHSM - Tomsk-400 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? Economist-2 - SHSM 2-4 TPN - Economist-2 4-2 Tomsk-400 - South Ural 4-2 South Ural - Polytechnic 4-2

Round 7: 9 April 2008 Round 8: 10 April 2008 Ural - Shatar 3-3 South Ural - Ural 2-4 Economist-2 - FINEK 2-4 SHSM - Economist-1 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? Tomsk-400 - TPS 0?Ǭ?-5?Ǭ? FINEK - Tomsk-400 2-4 Economist-1 - South Ural 4?Ǭ?-1?Ǭ? TPN - Polytechnic 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? Spacio - 64 4-2 64 - Shatar 3-3 Polytechnic - SHSM 2-4 Spacio - Economist-2 4-2 Round 9: 11 April 2008 Round 10: 12 April 2008 Ural - SHSM 4-2 TPN - Ural 3-3 Economist-1 - TPS 3-3 FINEK - Economist-1 3?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? Polytechnic - FINEK 3-3 Spacio - Polytechnic 3-3 Shatar - South Ural 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? 64 - South Ural 3-3 Tomsk-400 - Spacio 2-4 SHSM - Shatar 2-4 Economist-2 - 64 1?Ǭ?-4?Ǭ? Economist-2 - Tomsk-400 2-4

Round 11: 13 April 2008 Ural - FINEK 3-3 Economist-1 - Spacio 3?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? Shatar - TPS 2?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ? Tomsk-400 - 64 4-2 South Ural - SHSM 2-4 Polytechnic - Economist-2 4-2


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