Russian Championship LIVE

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12/14/2017 – Live from St. Petersburg, it's 70th Russian Championship Superfinal. The final round was December 14th, 2017. The 12-player round-robin, has a first prize of 1 million roubles (~€14,500 euros) plus a Renault Kaptur car. The top three finishers qualify automatically for the 2018 Championship. Peter Svidler, the top seed, defeated Vladimir Fedoseev with black in the penultimate round and also won his final round game to reach 7 / 11 and qualify for a tiebreak with Nikita Vitiugov, who also won. In the 15 minute rapid games that followed, Svidler won both to earn his eighth Russian Championship! | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

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Round 11

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one.

Peter Svidler and Nikita Vitiugov both finished with 7 / 11, but Svidler won both 15 minute plus 10 second increment tiebreak games, to take top honors in his native St. Petersburg.

Aleksandra Goryachkina did likewise in her two-game tiebreak match with Natalja Pogonina, leaving Goryachkina, just 19 years old, with her second Russian Women's Champion title.

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Commentary by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko | Source: ChessCast  


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Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 12/15/2017 10:15
Kramnik and Karjakin did not play? Why?

Maybe for reasons similar as those for which MVL does not play the French championship and Carlsen does not play the Norwegian championship since a long time ago. Something like giving a chance to emerging players. But Peter played- but it is true that many players are in a rating range of the same order. Which is not that far from Vlad and Serguey.

But Nakamura, Caruana and So do play the US championship.

In short, I do not understand.
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