Russian Rapid- and Blitz-Team Championships

by André Schulz
5/12/2015 – After the Russian Team Championship in Sochi Russia's top players were not tired of chess but in the mood for some more fun and played the Russian team championships in rapid and blitz. SHSM Moscow won the rapid event, while "University" had the best blitz players. In the women's tournament Ugra won the rapid event and Moscow the blitz tournament.

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The Russian Team Rapid- and Blitz-Championships were played in the hotel Zhemchuzhina in Sochi. In the Rapid Open 25 teams played a 9 round swiss on four boards.

Best team was SHSM Moscow with Ian Nepomniachtchi on top board. He scored 5.5/9, but the best player of his team and the entire tournament was Ernesto Inarkiev, who conceded just a single draw to finish with 8.5/9. Moscow dominated the event in similar fashion. They won eight and drew one of their nine matches to finish three points ahead of the field.

Best player on board one was Gata Kamsky. He scored 7.0/9, beating Svidler and Nepomniachtchi on the way. Kamsky played for the team of Ladya Kazan, which finished third. Silver went to Peter Svidler's team of St. Petersburg. Siberia, the team which had just won the Russian Team Championships played without their stars Kramnik and Aronian and finished seventh.

The Grand Hotel "Zhemchuzhina" sporting a large banner of the Russian Chess Federation

Springtime in Sochi

Moskau with Nepomniachtchi on board one playing against Kazan with Kamsky on board one.

Inarkiev, (left), was the best player of the tournament.

St. Petersburg won bronze

Final standings:

Rk. SNo Team Games   +    =    -   TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 2 ШСМ-Наше наследие-1 (Москва) 9 8 1 0 17 26.0 0
2 1 Медный всадник (Санкт-Петербург) 9 5 3 1 13 22.5 0
3 7 Ладья (Казань) 9 6 0 3 12 23.0 0
4 3 Малахит (Свердловская область) 9 5 2 2 12 21.5 1
5 4 ШСМ-Наше наследие-2 (Москва) 9 4 4 1 12 21.5 1
6 5 Жигули (Самарская область) 9 5 1 3 11 23.0 0
7 6 Сибирь (Новосибирск) 9 5 1 3 11 20.0 0
8 8 Университет (Белореченск) 9 4 2 3 10 20.0 0
9 11 Краснодарский край 9 5 0 4 10 19.5 0
10 14 Боавишта (Москва) 9 5 0 4 10 18.0 0
11 10 СДЮСШОР ШШ (Санкт-Петербург) 9 5 0 4 10 18.0 0
12 16 Академия Гроссмейстера И.В. Глека 9 3 3 3 9 18.5 0
13 9 Политехник (Нижний Тагил) 9 4 1 4 9 18.0 0
14 18 Ладья-2 (Казань) 9 3 2 4 8 16.5 0
15 20 СК "Волга" (Кстово) 9 4 0 5 8 15.5 0
16 21 ШК "Ракита" - НИУ "БелГУ" (Белгородская 9 3 2 4 8 15.5 0
17 19 Крым (Республика Крым) 9 3 2 4 8 15.0 0
18 12 56 параллель (Красноярск) 9 2 3 4 7 17.0 0
19 17 Ставропольский край 9 3 1 5 7 16.0 0
20 13 Ямал (ЯНАО) 9 3 1 5 7 15.0 0
21 15 Наше наследие-юниор (Москва) 9 3 1 5 7 14.5 0
22 24 Юность Москвы (Москва) 9 2 2 5 6 14.5 0
23 22 ВОС РФ (Смоленская область) 9 2 1 6 5 14.5 0
24 23 Кавказ (Владикавказ) 9 1 2 6 4 14.0 0
25 25 Юрфак МГУ (Москва) 9 1 2 6 4 12.5 0

Source: Chess-results

Rapid games

 

 

 

Moscow, winner of the rapid event

Fans and supporters of Moscow

24 teams started in the blitz event to play eleven rounds Swiss. First place went to "University", best players in the tournament were Baadur Jovava (University) and Vladislav Artemiev (Ladya Kazan) who both scored 9.5/11. Kazan won silver, Moscow bronze.

Final standings after 11 rounds

Rg. Snr Team Anz   +    =    -   Wtg1   Wtg2   Wtg3 
1 2 Университет (Белореченск) 11 9 1 1 19 30.5 0
2 5 Ладья (Казань) 11 8 2 1 18 30.5 0
3 1 ШСМ-Наше наследие-1 (Москва) 11 7 3 1 17 29.0 0
4 4 Малахит (Свердловская область) 11 7 1 3 15 27.5 0
5 3 Сибирь (Новосибирск) 11 6 2 3 14 25.5 0
6 6 ШСМ-Наше наследие-2 (Москва) 11 5 2 4 12 27.0 0
7 12 Ямал (ЯНАО) 11 5 2 4 12 24.5 0
8 8 Политехник (Нижний Тагил) 11 6 0 5 12 24.0 0
9 9 56 параллель (Красноярск) 11 4 3 4 11 24.0 0
10 16 Ставропольский край 11 4 3 4 11 23.0 2
11 20 Краснодарский край 11 5 1 5 11 23.0 0
12 7 Жигули (Самарская область) 11 5 1 5 11 22.5 0
13 10 СДЮСШОР ШШ (Санкт-Петербург) 11 4 3 4 11 18.0 0
14 11 Наше наследие-юниор (Москва) 11 5 0 6 10 22.0 0
15 13 Боавишта (Москва) 11 5 0 6 10 20.5 0
16 15 Крым (Республика Крым) 11 4 2 5 10 19.5 1
17 19 СК "Волга" (Кстово) 11 4 2 5 10 19.5 1
18 23 Юрфак МГУ (Москва) 11 3 2 6 8 19.5 0
19 17 ШК "Ракита" - НИУ "БелГУ" (Белгородская 11 2 4 5 8 15.5 0
20 22 Юность Москвы (Москва) 11 2 3 6 7 19.0 0
21 18 Наше наследие-ветераны (Москва) 11 3 1 7 7 13.5 0
22 24 Кавказ (Владикавказ) 11 2 2 7 6 13.5 0
23 21 ВОС РФ (Смоленская область) 11 2 1 8 5 15.0 0
24 14 Ладья-2 (Казань) 5 1 1 3 3 9.5 0

Blitz games

 

 

 

Women's tournaments

Eight teams started in the women's rapid event and played a round-robin. Clear winner was the team of Ugra, with Anna Ushenina on board one: Ugra won all their matches and in the end finished three points ahead of Moscow.

Ugra, (right), with former Women's World Champion Anna Ushenina on board one, won the rapid event

Anna Ushenina, Natalia Pogonina

But the star-studded team of Moscow won the blitz event

Final standings rapid

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  TB1   TB2 
1 Югра (ХМАО)  *  3 4 3 14 22,0
2 ШСМ-Наше наследие (Москва) 1  *  2 3 4 11 18,5
3 Боавишта (Москва) ½ 2  *  2 10 16,5
4 СДЮСШОР ШШ (Санкт-Петербург) 2  *  2 3 3 3 8 16.0
5 Университет (Белореченск) 1 2  *  3 2 3 6 14.0
6 Дончанка (Ростовская область) ½ ½ 1 1  *  4 10.5
7 Ладья (Казань) 0 ½ ½ 1 2  *  3 8.0
8 Академия Гроссмейстера И.В. Глека (Москв 1 0 1 1 ½  *  0 6.5

Silver went to Ugra, bronze to University

Final standings blitz

Rg. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  Wtg1   Wtg2 
1 ШСМ-Наше наследие (Москва)  *  3 2 1 4 4 9 16.5
2 Югра (ХМАО) 1  *  2 9 15.0
3 Университет (Белореченск) 2 2  *  1 3 3 8 13.5
4 Боавишта (Москва) 3  *  1 3 6 12.5
5 СДЮСШОР ШШ (Санкт-Петербург) 3 ½ 3  *  1 4 10.5
6 Дончанка (Ростовская область) 0 1 3  *  2 3 9.0
7 Ладья (Казань) 0 ½ 1 1 2  *  3 7.0

 

Pictures: Russian Chess Federation (Vladimir Barsky)

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KOTLD KOTLD 5/15/2015 02:50
Wouldn't you love to show those Moscow fans a few "moves"...
Wastrel Wastrel 5/13/2015 06:37
Won't someone take the "fans and supporters" to dinner? They look emaciated!
Spookie Spookie 5/12/2015 11:20
Men playing on nice DGT-boards, woman on plastic...
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