Top-level chess at Russian Team Championship

4/26/2004 – Grischuk, Bareev, Morozevich, Bologan – these are just some of the players who are battling out the Russian Team Championship finals from April 20-28 in Sochi. We bring you results, games, links and a beautiful photo report by Eldar Mukhametov

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Russian Team Championship Finals

The Eleventh Russian Team Chess Championship Finals is being played from April 20-28 in the Hotel Dagomys, Sochi. Ten teams are fighting for National Champion title. The league has gathered a lot of very strong players – every second player is a grandmaster. The Women's Premier League consists of nine teams. Pictorial report.

The championship is staged by a new non-profit organization called the Russian Chess League. The main goal of the RCL is to organize professional self-supported team competitions in Russia. The RCL board consist of leading chess clubs representatives.

Results so far

Round 1
MaksVen
4:2
Sankt-Petersburg-LTG
Politekhnik
2:4
Lad'ya-Kazan 1000
Sibirskie Afiny Neftehim
1.5:4.5
Tomsk-400-YuKOS
Noril'skij Nikel
3.5:2.5
Termosteps
Debyut-DVGTU
2.5:3.5
Lad'ya-Kazan
Round 2
Sankt-Petersburg-LTG
3.5:2.5
Lada
MaksVen
4:2
Politekhnik
Lad'ya-Kazan 1000
5.5:0.5
Sibirskie Afiny Neftehim
Tomsk-400-YuKOS
3.5:2.5
Noril'skij Nikel
Termosteps
3.5:2.5
Debyut-DVGTU
Round 3
Politehnik
3-3
Sankt-Petersburg-LTG
Noril'skij Nikel
4-2
Lad'ya-Kazan 1000
Debyut-DVGTU
1-5
Tomsk-400-YuKOS
Lada
1,5-4,5
Termosteps
Sibirskie Afiny Neftehim
1-5
MaksVen
Round 4
Sankt-Petersburg-LTG
2,5-3,5
LTG Termosteps
Lad'ya-Kazan
3-3
Debyut-DVGTU
Tomsk-400-YuKOS
5-1
Lada
MaksVen
2,5-3,5
Noril'skij Nikel
Politehnik
5,5-0,5
Sibirskie Afiny Neftehim

Teams

Team Top boards
Av
Noril'skij Nikel Bologan, Dreev, Malakhov, Zvjaginsev, Onischuk, Galkin, Kobalia, Najer 2660
MaksVen Grischuk, Aleksandrov, Sakaev, Beliavsky, Vaganian 2659
Tomsk-YuKOS Morozevich, Akopian, Khalifman 2645
Lad'ya-Kazan Bareev, Rublevsky, Filippov, Timofeev, Kharlov 2618
Termosteps Gelfand, Dolmatov, Shipov, Amonatov, Korotylev, Belov, Glek 2593
Politehnik Lastin, Volokitin, Riazantsev 2554
St-Petersburg Yemelin, Lugovoi, Ivanov 2534
Lada Alekseev, Geller, Grachev, Makarov 2524
Debyut-DVGTU Fominyh, Zagrebelny, Brodsky 2502
Sibirskie Afiny Loskutov, Maletin, Frolov 2384

Links

Picture gallery


Opening ceremony of the Eleventh Russian Team Chess Championship Finals


Alexander Khalifman playing for Tomsk-YuKOS


Evgeny Bareev vs Alexander Lastin (Lad'ya-Kazan vs Politehnik)


Sergey Zagrebelny vs Vladimir Akopian (Debyut-DVGTU vs Tomsk-YuKOS)


Alexander Grischuk of MaksVen


Alexey Dreev of Noril'skij Nikel


Andrey Kharlov of Lad'ya-Kazan


Alexander Beliavsky with the chief arbiter


Valery Filippov of Lad'ya-Kazan


T he Women's Premier League under way


Irina Vasilevitch in her game


Top woman player Svetlana Matveeva


Irina Semenova, Galina Strutinskaya


WGM Tatiana Grabuzova


WGM Tatiana Shumiakina


Board meeting of the Russian Chess League organization

 

All pictures provided by Eldar Mukhametov of the chess information agency RussiaChess, Moscow, Russia


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