Talents shine in Moscow Open

by Johannes Fischer
2/9/2016 – The Moscow Open is a huge chess festival, organized by the Russian State Social University, the RSSU. Several hundred chess fans play in a number of different tournaments. In the strongest group, the A-Open, two relatively unknown Russian talents finished first with 7.5/9 each: GM Yuri Eliseev and FM Dmitry Gordievsky. Eliseev won on tie-break.

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The Moscow Open offers a large variety of tournaments: for men, women, students, children, and veterans, not to forget the blitz-tournament and the study-competition. The Russian State Social University organizes the event and a number of strong players like to play in the A-Open to prepare for the Aeroflot-Open that is soon to start.

This year GM Anton Korobov (2710), GM Ernesto Inarkiev (2676), and GM Vladislav Artemiev (2673) were the Elo-favorites. However, after nine rounds GM Yuri Eliseev (2582) and FM (!) Dmitry Geordievsky (2506) shared first place with 7.5/9 each. First on tie-break was Eliseev.

Moscow Open A: Final standings

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3  w-we
1 11 GM Eliseev Urii RUS 2582 Москва 7,5 52,5 48,5 7,0 1,93
2 29 FM Gordievsky Dmitry RUS 2506 Москва 7,5 47,0 43,0 7,0 1,83
3 1 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2710 Харьков 7,0 60,5 55,0 5,0 0,30
4 12 GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2570 Татарстан 7,0 54,0 49,5 6,0 1,71
5 3 GM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2673 Омск 7,0 52,5 49,0 6,0 0,09
6 2 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2676 Москва 7,0 52,0 49,0 6,0 0,14
7 55 IM Moskalenko Alexander RUS 2442 Московская обл 7,0 52,0 48,5 6,0 3,34
8 7 GM Kokarev Dmitry RUS 2619 Пенза 7,0 51,5 48,0 6,0 0,81
9 71 IM Korchmar Vasiliy RUS 2405 Саратов 7,0 50,5 47,5 6,0 3,53
10 22 IM Ivanov Oleg V UKR 2519 Украина 6,5 49,5 46,5 5,0 1,05
11 6 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2626 Нефтекамск 6,5 47,5 43,5 6,0 -0,46
12 10 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2591 Челябинск 6,5 47,0 43,5 5,0 -0,16
13 34 GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2488 Харьков 6,5 46,5 44,0 4,0 0,58
14 4 GM Grachev Boris RUS 2652 Москва 6,5 46,5 43,0 4,0 -0,68
15 91 FM Shevchenko Kirill UKR 2373 Киев 6,5 46,5 42,5 5,0 2,68
16 40 IM Iljiushenok Ilia RUS 2470 Электросталь 6,5 46,0 41,5 4,0 0,88
17 76 IM Vorontsov Pavlo UKR 2395 Киев 6,5 45,5 42,5 5,0 2,40
18 74 GM Naumkin Igor RUS 2403 Москва 6,5 44,5 41,0 5,0 1,33
19 52 IM Tran Tuan Minh VIE 2447 Вьетнам 6,5 44,5 40,5 6,0 1,16
20 39   Triapishko Olexandr RUS 2471 Симферополь 6,5 40,5 37,5 5,0 0,33

... 225 players

Crucial for Eliseev was his fine win against Vladislav Artemiev in round six.

 

Vladislav Artemiev

In the following entertaining game Eliseev showed defensive and tacticals skills.

 

Crucial for Gordievsky was his win against Ernesto Inarkiev in the final round.

 

Ernesto Inarkiev

In the following game Gordievsky showed active chess and a keen tactical eye:

 

Impressions

A colorful opening show...

... with a lot of classical culture.

Chamber music

The nations present their flags

Games

 

Anastasia Bodnaruk from Russia won the women's tournament. After nine rounds she had 7.5/9 and shared first place with Swaminathan Soumya from India and Alexandra Obolentseva (also Russia) but Bodnaruk had the best tie-break.

Moscow Open B (Women's tournament): Final standings

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1 1 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2453 Санкт-Петербург 7,5 57,0 52,5 6,0
2 10 WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2345 Пуне 7,5 53,5 49,5 6,0
3 36 WFM Obolentseva Alexandra RUS 2194 Москва 7,5 52,0 48,5 7,0
4 5 WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2381 Саратов 7,0 54,0 50,5 5,0
5 12 WIM Tsolakidou Stavroula GRE 2338 Греция 7,0 49,5 45,5 5,0
6 56 WFM Utiatskaja Irina RUS 2108 Москва 7,0 47,0 44,0 6,0
7 11 WFM Osmak Iulija UKR 2343 Киев 6,5 51,0 46,5 6,0
8 21 WGM Schneider Veronika HUN 2259 Будапешт 6,5 49,5 45,5 5,0
9 17 WIM Schepetkova Margarita RUS 2283 Владимир 6,5 48,0 44,5 5,0
10 24 WFM Martynkova Olena UKR 2245 Краматорск 6,5 43,0 40,0 6,0
11 44 WFM Balajayeva Khanim AZE 2151 Баку 6,5 42,0 39,5 6,0

... 142 players

Anastasia Bodnaruk

Evgeniya Doluhanova

Edit Machlik from Norway

 

Games

 

 

The next generation

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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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