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Russian Championship Superfinal Tournament

Sergei Rublevsky7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Alexander Morozevich6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Evgeny Bareev6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Peter Svidler6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Alexander Motylev5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Aleksey Dreev4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Alexander Khalifman4.5/11(+0 -2 =9)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Sergey Volkov4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Superfinal (2005)

The 58th Russian Championship Superfinal was played in the Central Chess House in Moscow, Russia, 19-30 December 2005. Rest day: December 25. Chief organizer: Russian Chess Federation. Prize fund: $130,000, with $40,000 to the winner. Time control: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 more minutes to move 60, then 10 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30 second increment per move from move 1. Rounds started at 3 pm, Round 11 at 11 am. Zvjaginsev and Tomashevsky replaced Alexander Grischuk, who had refused to play, and Evgeny Najer, who got ill just before the start.

Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky won with 7.5/11, his second national title. Morozevich lost to Jakovenko in Round 3 because he was sleeping. He managed to catch up with 6.5/11, but was 3rd on SB tiebreak score.

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Rublevsky 2652 * 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 7½ 2 Jakovenko 2644 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 6½ 3 Morozevich 2707 ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 6½ =4 Bareev 2675 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 6 =4 Zvjaginsev 2659 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 6 =4 Svidler 2740 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 7 Kramnik 2739 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5½ 8 Motylev 2632 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 5 =9 Dreev 2694 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 4½ =9 Khalifman 2653 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 4½ =11 Tomashevsky 2564 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 4 =11 Volkov 2614 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 * 4

Category: XVII (2664)

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Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2005

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Motylev vs Dreev ½-½212005Russian Championship SuperfinalB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. Rublevsky vs Bareev 1-0352005Russian Championship SuperfinalC07 French, Tarrasch
3. Tomashevsky vs Morozevich ½-½422005Russian Championship SuperfinalA04 Reti Opening
4. Svidler vs Kramnik 1-0482005Russian Championship SuperfinalC42 Petrov Defense
5. Khalifman vs S Volkov ½-½422005Russian Championship SuperfinalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Jakovenko vs Zvjaginsev ½-½622005Russian Championship SuperfinalC11 French
7. Svidler vs Motylev ½-½262005Russian Championship SuperfinalC42 Petrov Defense
8. Kramnik vs S Volkov 1-0412005Russian Championship SuperfinalA50 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman 1-0372005Russian Championship SuperfinalB20 Sicilian
10. Morozevich vs Rublevsky ½-½532005Russian Championship SuperfinalA20 English
11. Dreev vs Tomashevsky  ½-½562005Russian Championship SuperfinalE12 Queen's Indian
12. Bareev vs Jakovenko  ½-½532005Russian Championship SuperfinalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Tomashevsky vs Svidler 0-1332005Russian Championship SuperfinalA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
14. Jakovenko vs Morozevich 1-012005Russian Championship SuperfinalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S Volkov vs Zvjaginsev 0-1312005Russian Championship SuperfinalD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Khalifman vs Bareev  ½-½152005Russian Championship SuperfinalC11 French
17. Motylev vs Kramnik ½-½222005Russian Championship SuperfinalC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. Rublevsky vs Dreev 1-0412005Russian Championship SuperfinalB30 Sicilian
19. Svidler vs Rublevsky  ½-½202005Russian Championship SuperfinalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Kramnik vs Zvjaginsev ½-½392005Russian Championship SuperfinalE97 King's Indian
21. Morozevich vs Khalifman 1-0542005Russian Championship SuperfinalC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Bareev vs S Volkov 1-0352005Russian Championship SuperfinalA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. Dreev vs Jakovenko ½-½812005Russian Championship SuperfinalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Motylev vs Tomashevsky  ½-½202005Russian Championship SuperfinalC78 Ruy Lopez
25. Jakovenko vs Svidler  ½-½172005Russian Championship SuperfinalB42 Sicilian, Kan
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  tpstar: <Angel1234> Happy New Year!

What was your favorite game from the Russian SuperFinal?

Jan-01-06  notyetagm: <tpstar> I really liked Bareev's victory over Morozevich. And Bareev's combination to defeat Kramnik was spectacular.
Jan-01-06  csmath: I think over the quality of games Svidler's win over Kramnik and Morozevich's win over Khalifman were just splendidly well conducted from the beginning to the end. They both look dominating and effortless even though the opponents did not make blunders. Both were also nice textbook examples of crushing the opponent that plays passive defence. Morozevich's execution of Khalifman is also a very nice and methodical ending play.

My votes:

1. Morozevich-Khalifman

2. Svidler-Kramnik

Jan-01-06  csmath: Moro probably played the best chess. He should have won the game against Zvjaginsev and had he woke up on time against Jakovenko, he might have been the winner of the tournament.
Jan-01-06  Angel1234: <tpstar>

I liked how Morozevich outplayed Khalifman best.

Jan-01-06  yoozum: Moro's wins were very good, but I was extremely impressed with Bareev's combination that finished Kramnik. So I'd have to vote for Kramnik-Bareev.
Jan-01-06  twinlark: Bareev-Svidler
Jan-01-06  yoozum: Kramnik-Volkov was also quite good.
Jan-02-06  VishyFan: <cu8sfan> I'm a bit late to the party....., if u can refer to page 82/83, I've posted my round 11 predictions there, it seems to me that u haven't counted them......, i've got 4/6 for that round....., can u please update the same.....
Jan-02-06  VishyFan: ELO changes from Russian SuperFinal 2005
--- ----- ----- ------- ------ ----- -------------
Svidler 2765 -7.3
Kramnik 2741 -12.2
Morozevich 2721 +2.9
Dreev 2697 -15.1
Bareev 2698 +3.4
Zvjaginsev 2664 +5.9
Khalifman 2660 -7.9
Rublevsky 2665 +22.1
Jakovenko 2662 +3.3
Motylev 2638 +0.5
Volkov 2629 -6.8
Tomashevsky 2586 +1.2
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  cu8sfan: <VishyFan> Thanks for your message. I just checked my records. I DID count your results, you went 4-6 in the last round for a total of 32 points. But for some reasons the counter for the number of rounds participated in didn't add one for a total of 11. Sorry about that.
Jan-02-06  VishyFan: thanks <cu8sfan> I just committed a basic mistake, didn't double check bfore posting the message.... :)

happy new year.... :)

Jan-02-06  monad: <danielpi: Thanks though to those who agree that "loose" is annoying.>

"Oh will they ever learn..."

They seem to be proud of their mistakes. Like smokers, who are proud of their ability to sicken the rest of us. Manners don't come into it anymore these days. Language is a form of civility. Maybe those of us that care for the proper use of language can have a page to ourselves? Then those that care to improve are welcome to read until they are ready.

The only way to learn another language is to sit on your hands (neither write nor type) and duct tape your mouths for the first seven years. No writing, no speaking, but simply listen and read. Passive learning before active participation. Otherwise you simply perpetuate your mistakes. And 'unlearning' is a heck of a lot harder than learning.

Typo's are bearable and an occasional misspelling is entirely human. Nobody would quibble over that. The fact that people get annoyed by our getting annoyed makes it plain enough that they don't want to set standards for themselves. They will never learn if that is the case and we might as well expand our ignore list. We won't miss much. What good can they possibly have to say if they can't be bothered to take care how they say it.

There now: this will have made me a lot of new friends :-)

Jan-02-06  TIMER: <vishyFan> You are mistaken on Morozevic's rating change as his loss for not turning up against jakovenko is not rated. So he got 6.5/10 against 2662 (expected score 5.6/10) but with the new system rating each game individually he gains 8.8 points.
Jan-02-06  TIMER: This means that Kramnik would fall below Morozevic in next rating list unless he does better than Morozevic in next few months.
Jan-02-06  VishyFan: <TIMER> ohhhhhh yeah! I did made that a point and i didn't include that as a loss for Moro, but it's my XL sheet which screwed it up.. :), here is the corrected list, changes in Jakovenko and Morozevich...., Commendable performance by Moro despite that lousy forfeit fiasco......

ELO changes from Russian SuperFinal 2005
--- ----- ----- ------- ------ ----- -------------
Svidler 2765 -7.3
Kramnik 2741 -12.2
Morozevich 2721 +8.8
Dreev 2697 -15.1
Bareev 2698 +3.4
Zvjaginsev 2664 +5.9
Khalifman 2660 -7.9
Rublevsky 2665 +22.1
Jakovenko 2662 +7.4
Motylev 2638 +0.5
Volkov 2629 -6.8
Tomashevsky 2586 +1.2

Jan-02-06  BIDMONFA: Russian Championship Superfinal (2005)

Plus, send history Championship of the Russia 1992-2005, Champions and Sub-Champions.

Thank You.

Jan-07-06  refutor: el khalif sure was a guy who didn't want to play. all of his games with white were draws in less than 20 moves, except for the game v. volkov who probably declined his draw offer. 6 draws with white, 2 losses, 3 draws with black.

<bidmonfa> what the #&** is a sub champion?

Jan-09-06  Vanka: In fact Moro would take 1 place but he strongly prefers sleeping with girls not playing chess
Jan-19-06  Bobak Zahmat: <Vanka> What do you think? A HOT Russian girl or playing chess!??? Well I know what to do!!
Jan-19-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Most Russian girls are very cold right now actually.
Jan-19-06  Bobak Zahmat: <EmperorAtahualpa><Most Russian girls are very cold right now actually.> They have a hot .....! So it is no problem! :)
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  chancho: <They have a hot .....! So it is no problem! :)>

I'm betting that the mystery word is not "stove".

Jan-23-06  Bobak Zahmat: <chancho> I don't think so!
May-23-06  DeepBlade: cup of coffee?

It makes your elo rating go ''up''.

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