Evgeny Bareev wins Russian Championship

9/11/2005 – After a somewhat shaky start top seed Evgeny Bareev won the 58th Russian Individual Championship, beating Alexander Khalifman on tiebreak points. Both players won their final games in an exciting final. Seven players qualify for the Super-Final, to be held together with seeded players in December. Here are all games and results.

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Bareev wins 58th Russian Individual Championship

The Russian Championship Qualifier was held in Kazan from September 2nd – 12th, 2005. The event was a nine-round Swiss tournament, time controls were 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and 10 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 after each move. The prize fund is US $100,000.

The Championship ended fairly dramatically, with top seed Evgeny Bareev and sixth seed Alexander Khalifman (former FIDE world champion) both winning their final round games to tie for first. Bareev had a higher tournament perfomance rating and so was declared the winner.


Winner of the Russian Championship: Evgeny Bareev


Runner up Alexander Khalifman

The first seven have qualified for the Super-Final, which is scheduled to take place from December 2nd – 16th, 2005, and will include Svidler, Morozevich, Grischuk, Dreev and apparently Kramnik. For some reason word is that Motylev (number nine in our tables and on the official web site) has qualified, not Zvaginsev or Tomashevsky. If there are any corrections to be made we will do it here in this report.

Note: George Strain of Atlanta, USA tells us that the first tiebreak used was not performance rating, as the final tables imply, but instead was the "Bukhgol'tsa" (Buchholz) of the top eight opponents. Let us for a moment pretend that we can read the Russian original:

Места в соревновании определяются в соответствии с количеством набранных очков.

При равенстве очков места определяются по дополнительным показателям: а) коэффициенту Бухгольца без результата соперника с меньшим количеством очков.

б) по коэффициенту прогресса,

е) по коэффициенту прогресса без 1, 2 и т.д. туров.

"Places in the competition are determined in accordance with a quantity of collected glasses," Bable Fish tell us. "With the equality of glasses the places are determined by the additional indices." Or, switching to real English: in case of equal points the following tiebreak criteria apply:

a. Buchholz, after omitting the result against the opponent with the lowest score;

b. progressive scores;

c. progressive scores not counting rounds 1, 2, etc.

"So Motylev's placement is in accordance with the rules," writes George Strain. "It also may explain why Khalifman and Bareev pushed hard in the last round; they had weak tiebreaks going into the final round."

Final standings (after nine rounds)

  Player rat. pts. TPR

1

Bareev,E

2688

6.5

2763

2

Khalifman,A

2653

6.5

2746

3

Volkov,S

2622

6.0

2748

4

Rublevsky,S

2645

6.0

2722

5

Jakovenko,D

2627

6.0

2707

6

Najer,E

2614

6.0

2702

7

Zvjaginsev,V

2659

6.0

2721

8

Tomashevsky,E

2555

6.0

2733

9

Motylev,A

2675

6.0

2707

10

Kobalia,M

2614

5.5

2692

11

Bocharov,D

2574

5.5

2690

12

Timofeev,Arty

2661

5.5

2663

13

Alekseev,Evgeny

2625

5.5

2659

14

Korotylev,A

2604

5.5

2650

15

Galkin,A

2598

5.5

2629

16

Inarkiev,E

2618

5.0

2655

17

Grigoriants,S

2562

5.0

2618

18

Kharlov,A

2619

5.0

2625

19

Shariyazdanov,A 

2592

5.0

2633

20

Tkachiev,V

2625

5.0

2608

21

Vitiugov,N

2519

5.0

2624

22

Sakaev,K

2669

5.0

2617

23

Gavrilov,Al

2464

5.0

2595

24

Tseshkovsky,V

2599

5.0

2576

25

Savchenko,B

2534

5.0

2587

26

Sorokin,M

2567

5.0

2555

27

Dvoirys,S

2589

5.0

2591

28

Khismatullin,D

2583

5.0

2572

29

Popov,Val

2570

5.0

2537

30

Kurnosov,I

2549

4.5

2593

31

Shaposhnikov,E

2533

4.5

2560

32

Belov,Vl

2596

4.5

2553

33

Smirnov,P

2635

4.5

2544
 
  Player rat. pts. TPR

34

Riazantsev,A

2599

4.5

2549

35

Yevseev,D

2537

4.5

2521

36

Epishin,V

2600

4.5

2521

37

Kosyrev,V

2540

4.5

2531

38

Chuprov,D

2477

4.0

2565

39

Bryzgalin,K

2480

4.0

2563

40

Yakovich,Yur

2560

4.0

2533

41

Lastin,A

2583

4.0

2553

42

Chebotarev,O

2517

4.0

2542

43

Bezgodov,A

2548

4.0

2513

44

Khairullin,I

2538

4.0

2547

45

Balashov,Y

2469

4.0

2519

46

Vorobiov,E

2552

4.0

2516

47

Novikov,St

2534

4.0

2517

48

Magomedov,Ma

2565

4.0

2466

49

Pokazanjev,N

2410

4.0

2495

50

Iljushin,A

2531

4.0

2498

51

Kosteniuk,A

2516

4.0

2498

52

Yemelin,V

2530

4.0

2522

53

Filippov,Va

2621

4.0

2459

54

Galliamova,A

2453

4.0

2479

55

Loginov,Va

2527

4.0

2476

56

Lugovoi,A

2556

3.5

2494

57

Kabanov,N

2508

3.5

2456

58

Grebionkin,Vl

2438

3.5

2407

59

Obolenskikh,D

2437

3.0

2443

60

Yandemirov,V

2515

3.0

2419

61

Iljin,A

2500

3.0

2424

62

Tregubov,P

2607

3.0

2394

63

Bragin,Alex

2396

3.0

2400

64

Nevostrujev,V

2490

2.0

2265

65

Feoktistov,A

2424

2.0

2304

66

Shabanov,Y

2451

1.5

2225

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