Big pictorial: Après Chess in Dagomys

4/16/2009 – For the third time we bring you a "final report" on the Russian Team Championship and Leagues in Dagomys-Sochi, southern Russian. It features pictures taken mainly after the end of the event – prize giving and medal distribution, the closing party. There are a number of faces you probably have not seen before. Here's a megabyte and a half of pictures by Irina Sudakova and Elena Mikheeva.

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Russian Team Championship and Leagues

The Russian Team Championship took place from 4th–10th April 2009. It consisted of three sections:

  • The Premier League was won by Tomsk, which finished in clear first, two points ahead of the rest. Three teams finished equal second on match points: 9.0/14. The board points decided, and there ShSM-64 was half a point in front of Ural, which iteself was half a point better than Economist.
  • The Higher League saw Polytechnik win by one match point, ahead of Economist-SGSEU-2 and Yugra.
  • The Women's League was won by Spartak, which shared 11 match points with AVS but had one more board point. Economist-SGSEU-1 came third.

Final standings

Premier League (seven rounds)

#
Team
MP
BP
1
Tomsk-400
11.0
23.5
2
ShSM-64
9.0
24.5
3
Ural
9.0
24.0
4
Economist-SGSEU-1
9.0
23.5
5
SPbChFed
8.0
23.0
6
TPS
6.0
20.5
7
Eurasia-Logistic
4.0
19.5
8
M.Chigorin CC
0.0
9.5

Women's League (seven rounds)

#
Team
MP
BP
1
Spartak
11.0
18.0
2
AVS
11.0
17.0
3
Economist-SGSEU-1
10.0
18.5
4
SPb Chess Fed
9.0
16.0
5
AFGANVET-PetroDom
6.0
14.0
6
ShSM
5.0
11.5
7
Economist-SGSEU-2
4.0
11.5
8
M.Chigorin CC
0.0
 5.5

 

Higher League (nine rounds)

#
Team
MP
BP
1
Polytechnik
14.0
32.0
2
Economist-SGSEU-2
13.0
31.0
3
Yugra
13.0
30.5
4
BelGU
10.0
29.5
5
Etude-Contact
10.0
28.0
6
Perspektiva
9.0
30.0
7
ZAO "OMZ"
8.0
27.5
8
SC MEPhI
7.0
23.0
9
Grifon
6.0
26.0
10
Gostinaya Dvorkovicha
0.0
12.5

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Après Chess in Dagomys

Photo report by WGM Irina Sudakova and Elena Mikheeva


The winning Higher League Polytechnik team: GMs Dmitry Kryakvin, Pavel Maletin, Dmitry Kokarev


GM Denis Khismatullin, Tomsk-400


The arbiters


GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, ShSM-64


Kalmyk GM Sanan Sjugirov, Perspektiva (Higher League)


GM Konstantin Sakaev, Premier League, SPbChFed


GMs Igor Khenkin and Konstantin Landa from Etude-Contact


Officials at the closing ceremony, with Andrey Selivanov speaking

Individual board medal winners


WGM Anastasia Bodnaruk, SPb Chess Fed


WFM Valentina Gunina, ShSM


GM Kateryna Lahno, Spartak


IM Viktorija Cmilyte, SPb Chess Fed


GM Roman Ovetchkin, Polytechnik (Higher League)


GM Konstantin Landa, Etude-Contact (Higher League)


Best performance overall (2896!): GM Fabiano Caruana, ShSM-64


Friends: Dmitry Jakovenko, Tomsk-400, Peter Svidler, SPbChFed


GM Boris Gelfand, ShSM-64

Women's League winners


Economist SGSEU-1 – third place in the Women's League


The team of AVS in second place


The winners: Spartak with Yuri Dokhoian, Tatiana Kosintseva, Elmira Mirzoeva,
Evgenija Ovod, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Lahno, Nadezhda Kosintseva


WGM Elmira Mirzoeva, captain of the Spartak team

Premier League winners


SPb Chess Fed in fifth place


Economist SGSEU-1 in fourth place


Ural in third place


ShSM-64 in second place


The winners: Tomsk-400

Higher League winners


Economist SGSEU-2 in second place


The winners of the Higher League: Polytechnik

Closing party


GM Artem Iljin, Polytechnik


Second highest performance: GM Zhao Xue, Economist-SGSEU-1


A colorful player: IM Irina Vasilevich, Economist-SGSEU-1


The closing party in progress


Harmony: players from different teams


WGM Natalia Zhukova, SPb Chess Fed


Your playful reporters Irina and Elena

Links

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