Alexey Dreev leads in Russian Championship

5/25/2004 – The qualifiers for the 57th Russian Championship have started, in St Petersburg and Tomsk. GM Alexei Dreev is in the lead with a perfect 4/4 score. The winners go on to play in a super-final in September with Kasparov, Kramnik, Karpov and Svidler. There the prize is $300,000. Details...

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The qualifiers for the 57th Russian Chess Championship is taking place from May 20 to 31 May in Saint-Petersburg and Tomsk. Participants include Vladimir Malakhov, Alexey Dreev, Sergey Rublevsky, Alexander Khalifman and others. The prize fund is US $50,000. The winners are expected to join Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov, Peter Svidler, Evgeny Bareev, Alexander Grischuk and Alexander Morozevich in a Super-final in Moscow in September. There the prize fund will be $300,000.


Russian Championship qualifier in St Petersburg

The qualification tournament is being staged by the Chess Federation of St. Petersburg and it’s president Alexey Ustaev. Ustaev is also the President of Viking Bank, the main sponsor of the event.


A bird-eye view of the playing site

Participants of the two qualifiers

Tomsk Elo birthday Saint-Petersburg Elo birthday
1 Malakhov, Vladimir 2695 27.11.1980 1 Dreev, Alexey 2689 30.01.1969
2 Rublevsky, Sergei 2671 15.10.1974 2 Khalifman, Alexander 2668 18.01.1966
3 Motylev, Alexander 2649 17.06.1979 3 Sakaev, Konstantin 2665 13.04.1974
4 Filippov, Valerij 2639 28.11.1975 4 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2654 18.08.1976
5 Kobalia, Mikhail 2630 03.05.1978 5 Tregubov, Pavel V. 2636 21.12.1971
6 Lastin, Alexander 2622 30.10.1976 6 Volkov, Sergey 2629 07.02.1974
7 Dvoirys, Semen I. 2612 02.11.1958 7 Alekseev, Evgeny 2615 28.11.1985
8 Galkin, Alexander 2602 01.02.1979 8 Epishin, Vladimir 2610 11.07.1965
9 Smirnov, Pavel 2601 27.04.1982 9 Najer, Evgeniy 2606 22.06.1977
10 Inarkiev, Ernesto 2595 09.12.1985 10 Yakovich, Yuri 2596 30.11.1962
11 Rustemov, Alexander 2593 06.07.1973 11 Gleizerov, Evgeny 2591 20.03.1963
12 Kharlov, Andrei 2593 20.11.1968 12 Yevseev, Denis 2580 03.07.1973
13 Timofeev, Artyom 2591 06.01.1985 13 Dolmatov, Sergey 2573 20.02.1959
14 Sorokin, Maxim 2583 22.01.1968 14 Burmakin, Vladimir 2570 06.06.1967
15 Kornev, Alexei 2582 20.12.1976 15 Kuzmin, Alexey 2567 08.03.1963
16 Ulibin, Mikhail 2580 31.05.1971 16 Tseshkovsky, Vitaly 2564 25.09.1944
17 Shariyazdanov, Andrey 2575 12.07.1976 17 Shaposhnikov, Evgeny 2559 01.06.1981
18 Kiriakov, Petr 2568 11.01.1975 18 Riazantsev, Alexander 2555 12.09.1985
19 Bocharov, Dmitry 2567 20.10.1982 19 Landa, Konstantin 2550 22.05.1972
20 Pigusov, Evgeny 2567 31.03.1961 20 Ionov, Sergey 2548 07.01.1962
21 Korotylev, Alexey 2565 01.03.1977 21 Popov, Valerij 2547 10.09.1974
22 Sherbakov, Ruslan 2564 14.09.1969 22 Ivanov, Sergei 2546 29.09.1961
23 Belozerov, Andrei 2552 17.06.1977 23 Belov, Vladimir 2543 06.08.1984
24 Vorobiov, Evgeny E. 2552 13.12.1976 24 Kurnosov, Igor 2543 30.05.1986
25 Khismatullin, Denis 2537 28.12.1984 25 Nikolenko, Oleg 2520 19.06.1959
26 Kosyrev, Vladimir 2529 07.11.1980 26 Loginov, Valery 2516 13.12.1955
27 Iskusnyh, Sergei 2507 05.09.1974 27 Solovjov, Sergey 2458 13.12.1974
28 Yandemirov, Valeri 2494 11.02.1963 28 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2445 14.07.1990
29 Ilijn, Artem 2481 04.01.1987 29 Dobrov, Vladimir 2443 13.04.1984
30 Khairullin, Ildar 2481 22.08.1990 30 Andreikin, Dmitry 2418 05.02.1990
31 Yagupov, Igor 2441 13.10.1965 31 Romanov, Eugeny 2392 14.02.1988
32 Loskutov, Oleg 2433 01.01.1966 32 Danin, Alexandre 2332 14.03.1986
33 Novikov, Maxim 2426 02.05.1972 33 Silivanov, Sergei 2291 12.01.1961
34 Yudin, Sergei 2425 10.06.1986 34 Shapovalenko, Maxim   21.03.1961
35 Maletin, Pavel 2423 06.11.1986
36 Gajsin, Evgenij 2404 09.09.1978
37 Frolov, Denis 2401 27.08.1974
38 Nazarov, Nikolay 2256 24.06.1984

After four rounds GM Alexey Dreev is in the lead with a perfect 4/4 points.


Round four game Alexei Dreev vs. Sergei Volkov. Photo © Sergei Soloviov

1. 1 Dreev, Alexey 4.0 9.0 9.00 10.0 2689 3268 +1.48
2. 16 Tseshkovsky, Vitaly 3.5 7.5 6.50 8.5 2564 2866 +1.30
3. 2 Khalifman, Alexander 3.0 8.5 6.25 6.5 2668 2751 +0.40
8 Epishin, Vladimir 3.0 10.5 6.50 8.0 2610 2730 +0.60
5. 4 Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2.5 8.0 4.75 6.0 2654 2647 -0.06
6 Volkov, Sergey 2.5 9.5 4.25 7.5 2629 2694 +0.34
17 Shaposhnikov, Evgeny 2.5 7.5 2.75 6.5 2559 2588 +0.12
19 Landa, Konstantin 2.5 10.0 6.00 6.0 2550 2679 +0.70
30 Andreikin, Dmitry 2.5 8.0 4.75 6.5 2418 2678 +1.38
31 Romanov, Evgeny 2.5 8.0 4.00 6.0 2392 2669 +1.46
11. 3 Sakaev, Konstantin 2.0 8.5 3.25 5.5 2665 2553 -0.60
5 Tregubov, Pavel V. 2.0 8.0 4.00 5.0 2636 2571 -0.36
7 Alekseev, Evgeny 2.0 8.5 3.25 6.0 2616 2521 -0.52
9 Najer, Evgeniy 2.0 9.5 4.25 6.0 2606 2563 -0.24
10 Yakovich, Yuri 2.0 7.0 2.75 4.5 2596 2504 -0.52
12 Yevseev, Denis 2.0 6.5 2.75 4.5 2580 2440 -0.76
13 Dolmatov, Sergey 2.0 8.0 4.00 5.0 2573 2487 -0.48
15 Kuzmin, Alexey 2.0 10.0 3.75 5.5 2567 2488 -0.44
21 Ivanov, Sergey 2.0 10.5 4.75 5.5 2546 2628 +0.44
22 Belov, Vladimir 2.0 7.5 3.75 5.0 2543 2625 +0.44
24 Ionov, Sergey 2.0 8.0 4.00 5.0 2538 2598 +0.32
25 Nikolenko, Oleg 2.0 7.0 1.00 4.0 2520 2454 -0.26
29 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2.0 7.5 3.75 5.0 2445 2580 +0.72
24. 11 Gleizerov, Evgeny 1.5 7.0 2.25 3.5 2593 2397 -1.10
14 Burmakin, Vladimir 1.5 8.5 2.50 4.0 2571 2391 -1.02
18 Riazantsev, Alexander 1.5 8.5 1.75 3.5 2556 2444 -0.62
20 Popov, Valerij 1.5 8.5 3.00 4.5 2547 2480 -0.38
26 Loginov, Valery A 1.5 6.5 2.25 2.5 2516 2439 -0.46
27 Dobrov, Vladimir 1.5 8.0 2.75 4.0 2477 2510 +0.14
32 Danin, Alexandre 1.5 4.5 0.50 2.5 2332 2269 -0.19
31. 23 Kurnosov, Igor 1.0 7.0 1.25 2.5 2543 2311 -1.20
28 Solovjov, Sergey I. 1.0 6.5 1.25 3.0 2458 2375 -0.40
33 Silivanov, Sergej 1.0 7.0 0.00 2.0 2291 1890 -0.51
34. 34 Shapovalenko, Maksim 0.0 7.0 0.00 0.0 0000 1749 1749

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