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63rd Russian Championships 2010 (Playoff)

63rd Russian Chess Championships 2010

The 63rd Russian Chess Championships took place 11th-22nd December 2010. Alexander Grischuk was the top seed, Sergey Karjakin was playing his first championship since his move from Ukraine, Dmitry Jakovenko, Peter Svidler and Ian Nepomniachtchi also starred. Sergey Karjakin and Ian Nepomniachtchi tied for first with 7/11 and played off for the title. I don't know the precise time control for the playoff, ChessBase reported it as 25 mins + 10 seconds per move although the clock times on the relay board said 15 that doesn't necessarily mean they were wrong. Both these games were drawn. The final game saw white have six minutes and black 5 and draw odds. Ian Nepomniachtchi won his first Russian title by drawing this game as black. 20 year old Nepomniachtchi has already won the Aeroflot Open and European Championships but has yet to achieve stable results, his openings aren't at the very highest level yet but his immense natural talent is there for all to see, especially in confusing positions. Rightly or wrongly I see him as the new Morozevich if I were to try and sum up his style but it is very early days yet. Top 10 on talent is very possible, maybe even rather quickly. Karjakin was pretty unlucky. A first loss in the final round cost him the title, was then never worse in any of the playoff games and indeed had a crushing advantage out of the opening in the final blitz Armageddon that he couldn't quite convert and finally Nepomniachtchi held the Rook vs Bishop Ending. Karjakin finally lost the title that seemed within his grasp for so long, it must have been extremely vexing and he was pretty upset at the end.

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63rd Russian Championships 2010 (Video)

Karjakin - Nepomniatchi Final Game Video

Eugene Potemkin took a video of the final armageddon playoff game that settled the title of Russian Chess Champion. It does show that Karjakin didn't even pause for thought with 18.Qd2 instead of the crushing 18.Rg1. Probably it was quite unreasonable to expect him to find it at this time control.

63rd ch-RUS Superfinal (Moscow RUS)
Fri 10th Dec 2010 - Wed 22nd Dec 2010 - Official Site

63rd ch-RUS (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

63rd ch-RUS Playoff (2 players 3 Rds Match Indiv TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Playoff Games

63rd ch-RUS (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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63rd ch-RUS Moscow RUS Fri 10th Dec 2010 - Wed 22nd Dec 2010. Category: 19. Ave: (2706)
Rk Name Title FED Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts TPR
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian GM RUS 2720 # 0 = 1 = = = = = 1 1 1 7 2807
2 Karjakin, Sergey GM RUS 2760 1 # = = 0 = = = 1 1 = 1 7 2803
3 Grischuk, Alexander GM RUS 2771 = = # = 1 1 = = = = = = 6.5 2765
4 Svidler, Peter GM RUS 2722 0 = = # 1 = = = 1 = 1 = 6.5 2770
5 Malakhov, Vladimir GM RUS 2712 = 1 0 0 # 1 = = = = = = 5.5 2706
6 Vitiugov, Nikita GM RUS 2709 = = 0 = 0 # = = = = 1 1 5.5 2706
7 Potkin, Vladimir GM RUS 2646 = = = = = = # = = 0 = = 5 2676
8 Jakovenko, Dmitry GM RUS 2726 = = = = = = = # 0 = = = 5 2669
9 Kurnosov, Igor GM RUS 2676 = 0 = 0 = = = 1 # = = = 5 2673
10 Tomashevsky, Evgeny GM RUS 2699 0 0 = = = = 1 = = # = = 5 2671
11 Khismatullin, Denis GM RUS 2659 0 = = 0 = 0 = = = = # = 4 2609
12 Zvjaginsev, Vadim GM RUS 2676 0 0 = = = 0 = = = = = # 4 2607
Round 1. Sat 11th Dec 2010
Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1/2-1/2 Malakhov, Vladimir 48 D10 QGD Slav defence
Karjakin, Sergey 1/2-1/2 Potkin, Vladimir 34 C11 French
Kurnosov, Igor 1/2-1/2 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 40 C11 French
Khismatullin, Denis 0-1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 28 D74 Neo-Gruenfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
Vitiugov, Nikita 1/2-1/2 Svidler, Peter 38 A15 English opening
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2-1/2 Jakovenko, Dmitry 29 D37 QGD
Round 2. Sun 12th Dec 2010
Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 Vitiugov, Nikita 36 C02 French
Svidler, Peter 1-0 Khismatullin, Denis 45 B00 King's pawn opening
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1/2-1/2 Kurnosov, Igor 45 C67 Ruy Lopez
Zvjaginsev, Vadim 0-1 Karjakin, Sergey 33 B53 Sicilian, Chekhover variation
Potkin, Vladimir 0-1 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 40 D38 QGD
Jakovenko, Dmitry 1/2-1/2 Malakhov, Vladimir 36 C67 Ruy Lopez
Round 3. Mon 13th Dec 2010
Malakhov, Vladimir 1/2-1/2 Potkin, Vladimir 78 A13 English opening
Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1/2-1/2 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 27 E46 Nimzo-Indian
Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 49 B90 Sicilian
Kurnosov, Igor 0-1 Svidler, Peter 41 B42 Sicilian
Vitiugov, Nikita 1/2-1/2 Jakovenko, Dmitry 25 D16 QGD Slav
Khismatullin, Denis 1/2-1/2 Grischuk, Alexander 18 A13 English
Round 4. Tue 14th Dec 2010
Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1/2-1/2 Malakhov, Vladimir 19 B36 Sicilian
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 51 C45 Scotch game
Svidler, Peter 1/2-1/2 Karjakin, Sergey 22 C65 Ruy Lopez
Jakovenko, Dmitry 1/2-1/2 Potkin, Vladimir 45 D45 QGD semi-Slav
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2-1/2 Kurnosov, Igor 41 E60 King's Indian defence
Vitiugov, Nikita 1-0 Khismatullin, Denis 60 E81 King's Indian
Round 5. Wed 15th Dec 2010
Khismatullin, Denis 1/2-1/2 Jakovenko, Dmitry 26 D45 QGD semi-Slav
Kurnosov, Igor 1/2-1/2 Vitiugov, Nikita 38 C19 French
Karjakin, Sergey 1/2-1/2 Grischuk, Alexander 15 B90 Sicilian
Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1/2-1/2 Svidler, Peter 27 D82 Gruenfeld
Malakhov, Vladimir 1/2-1/2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 108 B53 Sicilian, Chekhover variation
Potkin, Vladimir 1/2-1/2 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 38 D37 QGD
Round 6. Thu 16th Dec 2010
Khismatullin, Denis 1/2-1/2 Kurnosov, Igor 42 D70 Neo-Gruenfeld defence
Vitiugov, Nikita 1/2-1/2 Karjakin, Sergey 37 A45 Trompovsky attack (Ruth, Opovcensky opening)
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2-1/2 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 24 C89 Ruy Lopez
Svidler, Peter 1-0 Malakhov, Vladimir 41 C67 Ruy Lopez
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1/2-1/2 Potkin, Vladimir 22 B48 Sicilian
Jakovenko, Dmitry 1/2-1/2 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 30 B09 Pirc
Round 7. Sat 18th Dec 2010
Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1/2-1/2 Vitiugov, Nikita 32 D39 QGD
Karjakin, Sergey 1/2-1/2 Khismatullin, Denis 38 C41 Philidor
Kurnosov, Igor 1-0 Jakovenko, Dmitry 36 C65 Ruy Lopez
Zvjaginsev, Vadim 0-1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 68 B50 Sicilian
Potkin, Vladimir 1/2-1/2 Svidler, Peter 42 D85 Gruenfeld
Malakhov, Vladimir 0-1 Grischuk, Alexander 56 E70 King's Indian
Round 8. Sun 19th Dec 2010
Kurnosov, Igor 0-1 Karjakin, Sergey 63 C67 Ruy Lopez
Khismatullin, Denis 1/2-1/2 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 48 E48 Nimzo-Indian
Vitiugov, Nikita 0-1 Malakhov, Vladimir 41 D15 QGD Slav
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2-1/2 Potkin, Vladimir 42 A11 English
Svidler, Peter 1/2-1/2 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 52 C11 French
Jakovenko, Dmitry 1/2-1/2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 42 A15 English opening
Round 9. Mon 20th Dec 2010
Malakhov, Vladimir 1/2-1/2 Khismatullin, Denis 63 B07 Pirc defence
Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1/2-1/2 Kurnosov, Igor 18 A15 English opening
Karjakin, Sergey 1/2-1/2 Jakovenko, Dmitry 47 C67 Ruy Lopez
Potkin, Vladimir 1/2-1/2 Vitiugov, Nikita 47 B06 Robatsch (modern) defence
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 Svidler, Peter 39 C45 Scotch
Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1/2-1/2 Grischuk, Alexander 12 B53 Sicilian, Chekhover variation
Round 10. Tue 21st Dec 2010
Vitiugov, Nikita 1-0 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 41 E39 Nimzo-Indian
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2-1/2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 53 A20 English opening
Jakovenko, Dmitry 1/2-1/2 Svidler, Peter 39 B07 Robatsch defence
Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 48 C88 Ruy Lopez
Kurnosov, Igor 1/2-1/2 Malakhov, Vladimir 32 C65 Ruy Lopez
Khismatullin, Denis 1/2-1/2 Potkin, Vladimir 44 D11 QGD Slav
Round 11. Wed 22nd Dec 2010
Zvjaginsev, Vadim 1/2-1/2 Khismatullin, Denis 26 B53 Sicilian, Chekhover variation
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1/2-1/2 Vitiugov, Nikita 45 C11 French
Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1/2-1/2 Jakovenko, Dmitry 28 D45 QGD semi-Slav
Potkin, Vladimir 1/2-1/2 Kurnosov, Igor 62 A04 Reti opening
Malakhov, Vladimir 1-0 Karjakin, Sergey 67 E32 Nimzo-Indian
Svidler, Peter 1/2-1/2 Grischuk, Alexander 28 B46 Sicilian

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