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Russian Championship Higher League Tournament

Ian Nepomniachtchi7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Denis Khismatullin6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Vladimir Potkin6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Igor Kurnosov6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Ildar Khairullin6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Vladimir Belov6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Pavel Maletin6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Denis Yevseev6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Artyom Timofeev5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Dmitry Frolyanov5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Anton Shomoev5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Dmitry Kryakvin5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Dmitry Bocharov5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Andrey Rychagov5/10(+1 -1 =8)[games]
Alexander Galkin5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Sergey Grigoriants5/10(+1 -1 =8)[games]
Sergey Volkov5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Boris Grachev5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Sergei Rublevsky5/10(+1 -1 =8)[games]
Dmitry Kokarev5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Evgeny Najer5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Andrei Deviatkin5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Evgeny Shaposhnikov5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Stanislav Novikov5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Aleksandr Shimanov5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Viacheslav Zakhartsov4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
* (48 players total; 16 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Higher League (2010)

The 63rd Russian Championship Higher League tournament was a 48-player 10-round Swiss held in Irkutsk, Russia, 26 August - 5 September 2010. Rest day: September 1. The top 5 finishers would advance to the Superfinal. Prize fund: 2.5 million rubles, with 500,000 rubles to the winner. Rounds started at 3 pm, Round 10 at noon. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move one. Chief arbiter: Alexander Khasin.

Ian Nepomniachtchi won with 7/10. Khismatullin (2nd on tiebreak), Potkin (3rd), Kurnosov (4th) and Zvjaginsev (5th) also qualified for the Russian Championship Superfinal (2010).

Wikipedia article: Irkutsk
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 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 240  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rakhmanov vs Y Ginzburg 1-0282010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB10 Caro-Kann
2. D Frolyanov vs Tomashevsky  0-1852010Russian Championship Higher LeagueC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
3. Nepomniachtchi vs Chernyshov  1-0372010Russian Championship Higher LeagueC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. N Chadaev vs E Alekseev  0-1682010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. A Timofeev vs A Deviatkin  1-0552010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Dvoirys vs Rublevsky  ½-½442010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. A Riazantsev vs Grigoriants  ½-½262010Russian Championship Higher LeagueD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Tseshkovsky vs E Najer  0-1352010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. E Inarkiev vs A Shomoev  ½-½492010Russian Championship Higher LeagueE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. K Maslak vs B Grachev  ½-½562010Russian Championship Higher LeagueD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
11. Khismatullin vs A Gabrielian  1-0892010Russian Championship Higher LeagueD85 Grunfeld
12. S Novikov vs I Kurnosov  0-1552010Russian Championship Higher LeagueA16 English
13. Zvjaginsev vs E Shaposhnikov  1-0382010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB50 Sicilian
14. J Geller vs D Kokarev  ½-½612010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. Potkin vs Rychagov  ½-½332010Russian Championship Higher LeagueC18 French, Winawer
16. D Yevseev vs V Belov  ½-½282010Russian Championship Higher LeagueA15 English
17. I Khairullin vs Shimanov  1-0362010Russian Championship Higher LeagueD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. P Smirnov vs D Bocharov  0-1382010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. P Maletin vs D Obolenskikh  1-0282010Russian Championship Higher LeagueD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. O Loskutov vs S Sjugirov  0-1572010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
21. V Zakhartsov vs N Shukh  1-0372010Russian Championship Higher LeagueA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Gorovykh vs D Kryakvin  0-1352010Russian Championship Higher LeagueA34 English, Symmetrical
23. A Galkin vs I Bukavshin  ½-½1192010Russian Championship Higher LeagueB33 Sicilian
24. G Ajrapetian vs S Volkov  0-1382010Russian Championship Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Tomashevsky vs I Khairullin  ½-½502010Russian Championship Higher LeagueE46 Nimzo-Indian
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