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🏆 Russian Team Championship (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Hao Wang, Gata Kamsky, Vugar Gashimov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, David Navara, Nikita Vitiugov, Evgeny Bareev, Dmitry Andreikin, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Bu Xiangzhi, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Hua Ni, Andrei Volokitin, Alexander Riazantsev, Alexander Areshchenko, Denis Khismatullin, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Akopian, Aleksey Dreev, Maxim Rodshtein, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Emil Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Alexander Onischuk, Igor Lysyj, Sergey Volkov, Viktor Korchnoi, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Mikhail Kobalia, Igor Kurnosov, Michal Krasenkow, Vladislav Tkachiev, Konstantin Sakaev, Igor Khenkin, Boris Avrukh, Maxim Turov, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Ivan Popov, Alexander Lastin, Pavel Tregubov, Andrei Kharlov, Kamil Miton, Boris Savchenko, Dmitry Kokarev, Farrukh Amonatov, Dmitry Bocharov, Karen Asrian, Pavel Maletin, Pavel Ponkratov, Alexander Galkin, Sergey Grigoriants, Alexander Kovchan, Vasily Yemelin, Evgeny Sveshnikov, Anton Shomoev, Alexei Kornev, Sergej Dyachkov, Evgeny Shaposhnikov, Alexander A Evdokimov, Stanislav Novikov, Vladimir Kosyrev, Alexei Iljushin, Sergei Matsenko, Roman Ovetchkin, Arkadij Rotstein, Andrei Belozerov, Marat Makarov, Mikhail Lushenkov

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 396  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ivanchuk vs A Riazantsev 1-0492008Russian Team ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. Korchnoi vs Sakaev  0-1542008Russian Team ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. A Volokitin vs I Kurnosov ½-½862008Russian Team ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
4. Sveshnikov vs M Kobalia ½-½272008Russian Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. S Volkov vs E Romanov 0-1462008Russian Team ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. P Ponkratov vs E Najer 0-1362008Russian Team ChampionshipB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
7. Ponomariov vs Radjabov ½-½222008Russian Team ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
8. Shirov vs Khenkin  1-0652008Russian Team ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Mamedyarov vs Kamsky ½-½122008Russian Team ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Grischuk vs E Inarkiev  ½-½212008Russian Team ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Tkachiev vs V Malakhov ½-½212008Russian Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Motylev vs A Aleksandrov  1-0692008Russian Team ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
13. Karjakin vs Efimenko  1-0442008Russian Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Areshchenko vs Jakovenko  ½-½282008Russian Team ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
15. Van Wely vs B Grachev 0-1422008Russian Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. I Lysyj vs A Timofeev 1-0442008Russian Team ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Kharlov vs P Maletin  ½-½712008Russian Team ChampionshipE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. D Kokarev vs A Belozerov  ½-½312008Russian Team ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
19. Onischuk vs Gelfand  ½-½222008Russian Team ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Rublevsky vs K Asrian  ½-½512008Russian Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. I Popov vs Nepomniachtchi 1-0322008Russian Team ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
22. H Wang vs Potkin 1-0582008Russian Team ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. Krasenkow vs Khalifman  ½-½242008Russian Team ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. A Rotstein vs S Novikov  ½-½262008Russian Team ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. Svidler vs V Gashimov ½-½292008Russian Team ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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Apr-13-08  slomarko: and what about the other boards?
Apr-13-08  Tomlinsky: and what about the other boards? <please>
Apr-13-08  percyblakeney: I've no idea about all of them, but the Chinese players did well. Wang Yue got the Grand Prix invitation but maybe he isn't better than the three that played here. Wang Hao probably had the best score of everyone with his +5.

Karjakin's +2 was definitely OK, while Nepomniachtchi won't be happy with his -4. Mamedyarov went = and seems to be a bit from his best form, Shirov had +2 as did Kamsky and Grischuk. Navara scored +1, Bareev -3, to mention a few others.

Apr-13-08  percyblakeney: Korchnoi's -2 in 10 games was quite OK considering that he played many games on the top boards, against opponents with a much higher rating.
Apr-13-08  positionalgenius: Once again Mamedyarov underperforms. I guess karpov only played three games? Ponomariov played some good games, Ivanchuk was on fire and in general svidler played well.
Apr-13-08  jacqueslaumone: <percyblakeney: I've no idea about all of them, but the Chinese players did well.>

With both Ni and Bu on +3 and Wang Hao on +5, China won the Russian Team Championship. After this event Wang Yue will be the lowest rated of the 4 Chinese top players, but I guess he got into the Grand Prix because he was the first of them to reach 2700.

Apr-14-08  zoat22: r they playing today?
Apr-14-08  unsound: The tournament finished yesterday.
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  Bobsterman3000: Wow, Moro had 6 decisive games.

Apr-14-08  unsound: Well Timofeev had 9 decisive games. Only 3 wins though, sadly for him, so I'm not sure it's all that great an achievement.
Apr-14-08  notyetagm: <Bobsterman3000: Wow, Moro had 6 decisive games.>

Wang Hao had 5 decisive games, winning all 5(!).

Wang Hao was 5.5/6(!) with White and 2.5/5 with Black for an overall <+5 =6 -0> performance.

Outstanding result for the youngster from China.

Go China!

Apr-14-08  notyetagm: <positionalgenius: Once again Mamedyarov underperforms.>

Yes, it seems that

2008 Mamedyarov = 2005 Morozevich

Mamedyarov usually just completely kills the 2600s but then has only so-so results against his fellow 2700s.

And his rating is changing to reflect this. <frogbert> shows Mamedyarov's live rating to be around 2739, down from around 2761 just four months ago.

Apr-14-08  positionalgenius: <notyetagm> Yes. Mamedyarov has great talent but needs to adapt to 2700+ opposition.
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  sisyphus: Out of curiosity, I looked up Ilya Odessky's report on the fine imposed on Tomsk-400 before the seventh round.

The ChessBase report was discrete:

<Odessky comments that the penalty is on the low side for a well-financed outfit.>

However, the orignial (through Babelfish) is more pointed:

<Another answer - to the antipole: to remove 1000 rubles as ridiculous punishment for the commands, whose budgets are measured by very imposing sums, to maximally twist nuts. >

Apr-15-08  stanleys: Someone commented on a Russian forum that during the closing ceremony Dreev has thrown a glass at Igor Lysyj.Anyone could confirm?

Apperently another "Cherchez la femme" story

Apr-15-08  minasina: Where is this game: , not in the database (yet?).
Apr-15-08  malthrope: <minasina: Where is this game: - , not in the database (yet?).>

Right <minasina> - that's 'Shirov-Jako' from Round #3. :) There should be 396 games total in this database but only shows 394, atm. Hence there is one other unknown game missing. ;) - Mal

Apr-16-08  minasina: <<malthrope: <minasina>...>...and then there were one...
Apr-16-08  slomarko: one game is missing? damn i think i won't be able to sleep tonight.
Apr-16-08  minasina: seems to be that you never sleep...
Apr-18-08  cannibal: Just so <slomarko> can sleep again, here's the missing game:

[Event "TCh-RUS"]
[Site "Dagomys RUS"]
[Date "2008.04.03"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Onischuk,Al"]
[Black "Ivanchuk,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2664"]
[BlackElo "2740"]
[EventDate "2008.04.02"]
[ECO "E15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. Bc3 d5 9. Ne5 Nfd7 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. Nd2 O-O 12. O-O Rc8 13. e4 c5 14. exd5 exd5 15. dxc5 dxc4 16. c6 cxb3 17. Re1 Bb5 18. axb3 a5 19. Rc1 Bxc6 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Rxc6 Rxc6 22. Bxc6 Nf6 23. Qc2 Bb4 24. Re2 Bxd2 25. Rxd2 Qc7 26. Rd4 Rd8 27. Rc4 Qe5 28. Kg2 Rc8 29. h3 h6 30. Kh2 Rc7 31. Qd1 Qe6 32. Qf3 a4 33. Bxa4 Rxc4 34. bxc4 Qxc4 35. Bb3 Qd4 36. Kg1 b5 37. Qb7 Qd7 38. Qxd7 Nxd7 39. Kf1 Nc5 40. Bd5 Kf6 41. Ke2 Ke7 42. Ke3 f6 43. f4 Kd6 44. Kd4 Nd3 45. Kxd3 Kxd5 46. g4 f5 47. gxf5 Kd6 48. Kc3 Ke7 49. Kb4 Kf6 50. Kxb5 Kxf5 1/2-1/2

Apr-18-08  malthrope: <cannibal: Just so <slomarko> can sleep again, here's the missing game:

[Date "2008.04.03"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Onischuk,Al"]
[Black "Ivanchuk,V"]>

Good job <cannibal> ! :) I'll cross post the info over on <> so they can pick it up! ;) - Mal

Apr-18-08  s4life: <jacqueslaumone: After this event Wang Yue will be the lowest rated of the 4 Chinese top players, but I guess he got into the Grand Prix because he was the first of them to reach 2700.>

I thought he got invited because of his results in the last world cup.. otherwise, it seems to me that the three chinese GMs in this tournament are playing better chess than Wang Yue, at the moment.

Apr-18-08  socnegoti: Wang Yue wasn't selected because he was the first to reach 2700 elo, but because he was the highest rated player at the time of the selection.
Apr-18-08  Augalv: ELO FIDE - JANUARY 2008

1 Vladimir Kramnik 2799 + 14 Viswanathan Anand 2799 - 2 3 Veselin Topalov 2780 + 11 4 Alexander Morozevich 2765 + 10 5 Peter Svidler 2763 + 31 6 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2760 + 8 7 Alexei Shirov 2755 + 16 8 Peter Leko 2753 - 2 9 Vassily Ivanchuk 2751 - 36 10 Levon Aronian 2739 - 2 11 Boris Gelfand 2737 + 1 12 Teimour Radjabov 2735 - 7 13 Magnus Carlsen 2733 + 19 14 Sergey Karjakin 2732 + 38 15 Gata Kamsky 2726 + 2 Michael Adams 2726 - 3 17 Dmitry Jakovenko 2720 + 20 18 Ruslan Ponomariov 2719 + 14 19 Ivan Cheparinov 2713 + 43 20 Evgeny Alekseev 2711 - 5 Alexander Grischuk 2711 - 4 22 Judit Polgar 2707 - 1 23 Vladimir Akopian 2700 - 13 Etienne Bacrot 2700 + 5 <25 Yue Wang 2698 - 5> 26 Sergei Rublevsky 2695 + 19 27 Pavel Eljanov 2692 + 11 <28 Xiangzhi Bu 2691 - 1> Leinier Domínguez 2691 + 8 30 Vadim Milov 2690 + 10 31 Vladimir Malakhov 2689 - 1 32 Ivan Sokolov 2686 + 13 33 Liviu D. Nisipeanu 2684 + 16 34 Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2681 - 9 Loek Van Wely 2681 + 1 Ernesto Inarkiev 2681 + 7 <37 Hua Ni 2680 + 39> David Navara 2680 + 24 39 Krishnan Sasikiran 2677 + 16 Vadim Zvjaginsev 2677 + 3 Evgeny Bareev 2677 + 24 Sergei Movsesian 2677 + 7 43 Gabriel Sargissian 2676 + 3 44 Francisco Vallejo 2675 + 15 45 Andrei Volokitin 2674 - 4 46 Hikaru Nakamura 2670 + 22 47 Zoltan Almasi 2667 - 24 <48 Hao Wang 2665 + 22>

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