Rublevsky poised to take Russian Championship

12/30/2005 – With just one round to go (tomorrow's games start at 11:00h Moscow time!) Sergei Rublevsky is still a full point ahead of the field. He can still be caught but not overtaken by Dmitry Jakovenko. Today saw two upset wins, by Motylev over Bareev and Tomashevsky over Zvjaginsev. Report and games.

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58th Russian Championship Superfinal

The final stage of the Russian Championship is taking place from December 19-30, 2005, in Moscow, with rounds starting each day at 15:00h local time. It is a 12 player round robin, with time controls of 100/40, then 50/20, 10/rest, with a 30 seconds increment from move one. The total prize fund is US $130,000, with $40,000 going to the winner

Round ten report

Round 10: Thursday, December 29, 2005
Rublevsky, Sergei
½-½
Volkov, Sergey
Motylev, Alexander
1-0
Bareev, Evgeny
Svidler, Peter
½-½
Morozevich, Alexander
Jakovenko, Dmitry
½-½
Khalifman, Alexander
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
1-0
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
Kramnik, Vladimir
½-½
Dreev, Alexey
GamesReport

Svidler-Morozevich: This was a very complicated, very uncompromising game, with both sides having winning chances at different stages of the game. Interesting to study, it ended in a draw after 43 moves.


Peter Svidler vs Alexander Morozevich. In the
background Vladimir Kramnik vs Alexey Dreev.

Tomashevsky-Zvaginsev: A Symmetrical English in which the 19-year-old Evgeny Tomashevsky came out of the opening with a good position, developed it steadily to defeat his nominally much stronger opponent.


Alexander Motylev vs Evgeny Bareev, with
Alexander Morozevich kibitzing

Motylev-Bareev: This Caro Kann looked fine for Black until at move 19 he sacrificed an exchange which never really worked out. Alexander Motylev worked it to an endgame of rook and opposite colored bishops in which White had two pawns to none for Black. It took Motylev over twenty moves to grind a victory out of that.

Current standings

Previous Results

Round 1: Monday, December 19, 2005
Rublevsky, Sergei
1-0
Bareev, Evgeny
Svidler, Peter
1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir
Jakovenko, Dmitry
½-½
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
Khalifman, Alexander
½-½
Volkov, Sergey
Motylev, Alexander
½-½
Dreev, Alexey
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
½-½
Morozevich, Alexander

Round 2: Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Svidler, Peter
½-½
Motylev, Alexander
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
1-0
Khalifman, Alexander
Morozevich, Alexander
½-½
Rublevsky, Sergei
Dreev, Alexey
½-½
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
Kramnik, Vladimir
1-0
Volkov, Sergey
Bareev, Evgeny
½-½
Jakovenko, Dmitry

Round 3: Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
0-1
Svidler, Peter
Motylev, Alexander
½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir
Rublevsky, Sergei
1-0
Dreev, Alexey
Jakovenko, Dmitry
1-0
Morozevich, Alexander
Khalifman, Alexander
½-½
Bareev, Evgeny
Volkov, Sergey
0-1
Zvjaginsev, Vadim

Round 4: Thursday, December 22, 2005
Svidler, Peter
½-½
Rublevsky, Sergei
Motylev, Alexander
½-½
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
Jakovenko, Dmitry
½-½
Dreev, Alexey
Morozevich, Alexander
1-0
Khalifman, Alexander
Bareev, Evgeny
1-0
Volkov, Sergey
Kramnik, Vladimir
½-½
Zvjaginsev, Vadim

Round 5: Friday, December 23, 2005
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
0-1
Kramnik, Vladimir
Rublevsky, Sergei
1-0
Motylev, Alexander
Jakovenko, Dmitry
½-½
Svidler, Peter
Khalifman, Alexander
½-½
Dreev, Alexey
Volkov, Sergey
0-1
Morozevich, Alexander
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
½-½
Bareev, Evgeny

Round 6: Saturday, December 24, 2005
Kramnik, Vladimir
0-1
Bareev, Evgeny
Dreev, Alexey
0-1
Volkov, Sergey
Morozevich, Alexander
½-½
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
Svidler, Peter
½-½
Khalifman, Alexander
Motylev, Alexander
0-1
Jakovenko, Dmitry
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
½-½
Rublevsky, Sergei

Round 7: Monday, December 26, 2005
Volkov, Sergey
½-½
Svidler, Peter
Khalifman, Alexander
½-½
Motylev, Alexander
Bareev, Evgeny
1-0
Morozevich, Alexander
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
½-½
Dreev, Alexey
Rublevsky, Sergei
½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir
Jakovenko, Dmitry
1-0
Tomashevsky, Evgeny

Round 8: Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Rublevsky, Sergei
1-0
Jakovenko, Dmitry
Svidler, Peter
½-½
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
Kramnik, Vladimir
½-½
Morozevich, Alexander
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
½-½
Khalifman, Alexander
Dreev, Alexey
1-0
Bareev, Evgeny
Motylev, Alexander
1-0
Volkov, Sergey

Round 9: Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Khalifman, Alexander
½-½
Rublevsky, Sergei
Bareev, Evgeny
1-0
Svidler, Peter
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
½-½
Motylev, Alexander
Jakovenko, Dmitry
½-½
Kramnik, Vladimir
Morozevich, Alexander
1-0
Dreev, Alexey
Volkov, Sergey
1-0
Tomashevsky, Evgeny

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