Super Final R6: Kasparov, Motylev win

11/21/2004 – In a monumental, filigree endgame, a piece up against three pawns, Garry Kasparov overcame the resistance of Alexey Dreev, replacing him at the top of the table. Vladimir Epishin gave up an exchange with Black and went down to the talented 25-year-old Alexander Motylev. Games and results

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57th Russian Championship
Super Final

November 14th – December 1st 2004

The Super Final of the 57th Russian is being held in the Festive Hall of the Hotel Rossija (“Rociya”), directly adjacent to the Red Square. The prize sum is US $125,000, to be paid out in rouble equivalent. The winner takes $50,000. The participants of this round robin tournament are Garry Kasparov, Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Evgeny Bareev, Alexey Dreev, Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Alexander Motylev, Vladimir Epishin, Artem Timofeev and Alexey Korotylev. Originally Vladimir Kramnik and Anatoly Karpov were included, but both withdrew at the last moment.

Round six – Sunday, November 21, 2004

Evgeny Bareev vs Peter Svidler was a nominally exciting Botvinnik, with unbalanced material (queen and knight for rook and two bishops). Unfortunately it ended in a draw on move 22. The dark horse of this tournament, 19-year-old Artyom Timofeev, was pressing with the black pieces against the formidable Alexander Grischuk, but the King's Indian did not go beyond a 27-move draw. Vitaly Tseshkovsky's Benkö (Volga) against Alexey Korotylev went back and forth, and ended on move 51 without a decision. 25-year-old Alexander Motylev played a fine game to give veteran Vladimir Epishin his first taste of defeat in this tournament.

The game of the day was Garry Kasparov vs Alexey Dreev, an Anti-Meran in which the top seed won an exchange and then traded down to an endgame with a knight for three pawns. With rook, bishop and knight vs rook and bishop Kasparov went to work with complex manoeuvres, and finally, when the spectators on Playchess were all calling a draw, ground out a win in 59 moves.

Round six – 21.11.2004
Grischuk, Alexander
1/2 Timofeev, Artyom
Kasparov, Garry
1-0 Dreev, Alexey
Korotylev, Alexey
1/2 Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
Bareev, Evgeny
1/2 Svidler, Peter
Motylev, Alexander
1-0 Epishin, Vladimir
Morozevich, Alexander free
Games for replay and download

Current standings

Grischuk +2
Kasparov +2
Timofeev +1
Dreev +1
Svidler 0
Bareev 0
Korotylev 0
Epishin –1
Motylev –1
Tseshkovsky –2
Morozevich –2

All Results

Round one – 15.11.2004
Dreev, Alexey
1/2
Timofeev, Artyom
Epishin, Vladimir
1/2
Morozevich, Alexander
Kasparov, Garry
1-0
Bareev, Evgeny
Motylev, Alexander
0-1
Grischuk, Alexander
Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
0-1
Svidler, Peter
Korotylev, Alexey free
Round two – 16.11.2004
Grischuk, Alexander
1/2
Epishin, Vladimir
Timofeev, Artyom
1/2
Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
Korotylev, Alexey
1/2
Kasparov, Garry
Morozevich, Alexander
0-1
Dreev, Alexey
Bareev, Evgeny
1/2
Motylev, Alexander
Svidler, Peter free
Round three – 17.11.2004
Svidler, Peter
0-1 Timofeev, Artyom
Dreev, Alexey
1/2 Grischuk, Alexander
Epishin, Vladimir
1/2 Bareev, Evgeny
Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
1-0 Morozevich, Alexander
Motylev, Alexander
0-1 Korotylev, Alexey
Kasparov, Garry free
Round four – 18.11.2004
Grischuk, Alexander
1-0 Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
Kasparov, Garry
1/2 Motylev, Alexander
Morozevich, Alexander
1/2 Svidler, Peter
Korotylev, Alexey
1/2 Epishin, Vladimir
Bareev, Evgeny
1/2 Dreev, Alexey
Timofeev, Artyom free
Round five – 20.11.2004
Svidler, Peter
1/2 Grischuk, Alexander
Dreev, Alexey
1-0 Korotylev, Alexey
Timofeev, Artyom
1/2 Morozevich, Alexander
Epishin, Vladimir
1/2 Kasparov, Garry
Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
0-1 Bareev, Evgeny
Motylev, Alexander free
Round six – 21.11.2004
Grischuk, Alexander
1/2 Timofeev, Artyom
Kasparov, Garry
1-0 Dreev, Alexey
Korotylev, Alexey
1/2 Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
Bareev, Evgeny
1/2 Svidler, Peter
Motylev, Alexander
1-0 Epishin, Vladimir
Morozevich, Alexander free
Round seven – 22.11.2004
Svidler, Peter
Korotylev, Alexey
Dreev, Alexey
Motylev, Alexander
Timofeev, Artyom
Bareev, Evgeny
Morozevich, Alexander
Grischuk, Alexander
Tseshkovsky, Vitaly
Kasparov, Garry
Epishin, Vladimir free

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