St. Petersburg wins Russian Team Championship

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11/30/2020 – Медный Всадник, the "Bronze Horseman" from St. Petersburg, convincingly won the Russian Team Championships 2020 in Sochi. The "Horsemen" won eight of their nine matches and finished three points ahead of their closest rivals. Top scorer of the team was Maxim Matlakov (pictured), European Champion 2017. FSM Moscow won the women's event. | Photo: Lennart Ootes (Archive)

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Russian Team Championship 2020

"The Bronze Horsemen" started with the following line-up:

  1. Nikita Vitiugov
  2. Maxim Matlakov
  3. Vladimir Fedoseev
  4. Konstantin Sakaev
  5. Ildar Khairullin
  6. Pavel Ponkratov
  7. Aleksey Goganov
  8. Aleksandr Shimanov

The Championship was a round-robin with ten teams, which played on six boards. St. Petersburg was leading from the start and by winning their first eight matches they secured the title with one round to go.

Top-scorer of the team was Maxim Matlakov, European Champion 2017. He scored 5.5/7, and in round 8 he won a crucial game in which why the attacking side is usually better in endings with rooks and opposite-coloured bishops.

 

The playing venue | Photo: Vladimir Barsky

Final standings after nine rounds

Rg. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  Tb1   Tb2 
1 Медный Всадник (г.Санкт-Петербург)  *  4 3 5 17 35,0
2 ФШМ (Москва)  *  3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 14 35,5
3 Молодежка (Тюменская область) 3  *  3 4 5 4 14 34,0
4 Ладья (Республика Татарстан) 3  *  3 3 4 11 31,5
5 Школа М.Ботвинника (г.Москва) 2 2 3 3  *  2 4 6 5 10 30,5
6 КПРФ (г.Москва) 3 2 2 3 4  *  3 9 27,5
7 СШОР ШШ (г.Санкт-Петербург) 2 ½ 2  *  4 4 6 23,5
8 Ачимгаз ЯНАО (ЯНАО) 1 1 1 2  *  6 22,5
9 Киммерия (Республика Крым) 1 2 0 ½ 2  *  2 14,5
10 Московская область 1 2 ½ 1 3  *  1 15,5

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Women's Tournament

The title in the women's tournament went to the team of FSM Moscow, which won with 16.0 out of 18 possible team-points.

Final standings after 9 rounds

Rg. Team 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd 7.Rd 8.Rd 9.Rd  Tb1   Tb2 
1 ФШМ (Москва) 7w3 5b2 3w2 2b2½ 4w2½ 9b3 8w2½ 6b4 11b3½ 16 25,0
2 Югра (ХМАО-Югра) 8b4 3w3 4b2 1w1½ 6b3½ 5w2½ 9w4 11b4 7b3½ 15 28,0
3 Киммерия (Республика Крым) 11w4 2b1 1b2 9w2½ 5w1 6b2 4w2½ 13b3 12b4 12 22,0
4 СШОР ШШ-1 (г.Санкт-Петербург) 9b3½ 6w2½ 2w2 5b4 1b1½ 11w3½ 3b1½ 8w3½ 10w1½ 11 23,5
5 Московская область 13b3 1w2 6b2 4w0 3b3 2b1½ --2 12w3 9w2½ 11 19,0
6 Ладья (Республика Татарстан) 10w3½ 4b1½ 5w2 7b2½ 2w½ 3w2 12b3 1w0 --2 9 17,0
7 Ачимгаз ЯНАО (ЯНАО) 1b1 12w3 8b2 6w1½ 9b1½ --2 13w3 10b3 2w½ 8 17,5
8 СШОР ШШ-2 (г.Санкт-Петербург) 2w0 11b2½ 7w2 10b1½ --2 12w3½ 1b1½ 4b½ 13w4 8 17,5
9 Амазонки ЯДДА (Курская область) 4w½ 10b3½ 13w3½ 3b1½ 7w2½ 1w1 2b0 --2 5b1½ 7 16,0
10 ФШНО (Нижегородская область) 6b½ 9w½ --2 8w2½ 12b1½ 13b2½ 11w1 7w1 4b2½ 7 14,0
11 Турбонасос (Воронежская область) 3b0 8w1½ 12b2½ --2 13w2½ 4b½ 10b3 2w0 1w½ 7 12,5
12 НИУ "БелГУ" (Белгородская область) --2 7b1 11w1½ 13b2 10w2½ 8b½ 6w1 5b1 3w0 4 11,5
13 СК "Толпар" (Республика Башкортостан) 5w1 --2 9b½ 12w2 11b1½ 10w1½ 7b1 3w1 8b0 2 10,5

Top-scorer of FSM Moscow was WGM Daria Voit with 6.0/8.

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