Tomsk-400 leads in Russian Team Championship

4/8/2009 – After four rounds in the Premiere League the team of Tomsk-400 with Jakovenko, Timofeev, Inarkiev, Tiviakov and others is in the lead, followed by ShSM-64 and Ecomomist SGSEU-1. In the Women's tournament Spartak leads after five rounds with four wins and a draw, and in the Higher League it is Polytechnik and Yugra with 10/12 points. Video and photo report from Dagomys.

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Russian Team Championship and Leagues

The Russian Team Championship is taking place from 4th–10th April 2009 in Dagomys-Sochi, southern Russia. The Higher League, one level below, and Women's League take place from 2nd–10th April 2009:

  • 16th Russian Club Cup, Premier League:
    seven rounds, 4th to 10th April, rate of play 100'/40 + 50'/20 + 10' + 30"
  • 16th Russian Club Cup, Higher League:
    nine rounds, 2nd to 10th April, rate of play 100'/40 + 50'/20 + 10' + 30"
  • 10th Russian Team Championship, Women's League:
    seven rounds, 2nd to 9th April, rate of play 90'/40 + 30' + 30"

Current standings

Premier League (four rounds)

1
Tomsk-400
7.0
2
ShSM-64
6.0
3
Economist-SGSEU - 1
5.0
4
SPbChFed
4.0
5
TPS
4.0
6
Ural
4.0
7
Eurasia-Logistic
2.0
8
M.Chigorin CC
0.0

Higher League (six rounds)

1
Polytechnik
10.0
2
Yugra
10.0
3
BelGU
8.0
4
Etude-Contact
8.0
5
Perspektiva
7.0
6
Economist-SGSEU - 2
7.0
7
ZAO "OMZ"
4.0
8
SC MEPhI
4.0
9
Grifon
2.0
10
Gostinaya Dvorkovicha
0.0

Women's League (five rounds)

1
Spartak
9.0
2
AVS
8.0
3
Economist-SGSEU - 1
7.0
4
SPb Chess Fed
7.0
5
AFGANVET-PetroDom
4.0
6
ShSM
3.0
7
Economist-SGSEU - 2
2.0
8
M.Chigorin CC
0.0

Individual results from R1R2
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In the Premier League after four rounds Tomsk-400 with Dmitry Jakovenko, Artyom Timofeev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Sergei Tiviakov, Vladislav Tkachiev, Farrukh Amonatov, Denis Khismatullin and Andrei Belozerov are in the lead, followed by ShSM-64 (Moscow), with Gelfand, Wang Hao, Najer, Caruana, etc. and Ecomomist Economist SGSEU-1 (Saratov) with Moiseenko, Alekseev, Tomashevsky, Ni Hua, Eljanov, etc. SPbChFed with Svidler, Movsesian, Vitugov and others in in fourth place.

After six rounds of the Women's tournament Spartak (Vidnoe) with Antoaneta Stefanova, Tatiana and Nadezhda Kosintseva, Kateryna Lahno and Evgenija Ovod are leading with nine points – they won four matches and drew one so far. Runners-up are AVS (Krasnoturinsk), followed by Economist SGSEU-1 (Saratov) and SPb Chess Fed. In the Higher League Polytechnik and Yugra are in the lead with 10 points each from six rounds of play.

Here are a couple of highlights from the Premiere section.

Nepomniachtchi,I (2624) - Kharitonov,Alexandr (2524) [B14]
16th TCh-RUS Premier Dagomys RUS (1), 04.04.2009
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Bd2 Nc6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.0-0 0-0 11.a3 Bf6 12.Qc2 g6 13.Bh6 Re8 14.Rad1 Nce7 15.Ne4 Bg7 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Rfe1 Nf5 18.Nc3 Nfe7 19.Ne5 b6 20.Qd2 Bb7 21.Ne4 Rf8 22.Ng5 Nc7 23.Rc1 Ned5 24.Be4 Qd6?

25.Ngxf7! Rxf7 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27.Nxf7 Kxf7 28.Rxc7+ Qxc7 29.Bxd5 Kg8 30.Bxe6+ Kh8 31.d5 Qc2 32.Qc1 Qxc1 33.Rxc1 Rd8 34.f4 Rd6 35.Rd1 Kg7 36.Kf2 Kf6 37.Ke3 Rd8 38.Kd4 Bc8 39.Re1 h5 40.g3 Re8 41.h3 Rh8 42.g4 hxg4 43.hxg4 Bxe6 44.Rxe6+ Kf7 45.Re2 Rh1 46.d6 Rd1+ 47.Ke5 a5 48.Rc2 1-0.

Shirov,A (2745) - Wang Hao (2696) [B97]
16th TCh-RUS Premier Dagomys RUS (2), 05.04.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Ne4 h6 13.Bh4 Qxa2 14.Rd1 Qd5 15.Qe3 Bc5

16.Nxe6! Bb4+ 17.c3 Qxe6 18.cxb4 0-0 19.Rd6 Qxe5 20.Bc4 Nc6 21.0-0 Qh5 22.Qf4 Nde5 23.Rxh6

1-0. Typical Shirov.


Photo impressions

By WGM Irina Sudakova and Elena Mikheeva in Dagomys


Alexander Khalifman, former FIDE world champion, 2610, Yugra –
there are some remarkable players in the Higher League also!


Boris Gelfand, Israel, 2733, playing for ShSM-64


Peter Svidler, Russia, 2726, playing for SPb Chess Fed


WGM Anna Sharevich, Belarus, 2358, playing for SGSEU-2


GM Xu Yuhua, China, 2479, playing for AVS


WGM Tatiana Shadrina, 2431, playinf for AVS


IM Inna Gaponenko, Russia, 2428, playing for ShSM-64


WGM Natalia Zhukova, Ukraine, 2461, SPb Chess Fed


IM Victoria Cmilyte, Lithuania, 2498, SPb Chess Fed


WIM Tatjana Molchanova, Russia, 2321, M.Chigorin CC


GM Dritry Kryakvin, Russia, 2583, Polytechnik


GM Alexei Iljushin, Russia, 2557, playing for SGSEU-2


GM Kateryna Lahno, Ukrain, 2478, now playing for Spartak


Some herons nesting in the hotel gardens


Our photographer: WGM Irina Sudakova with her Canon 450D

Video reports by Europe Echecs


Once again we have video reports, produced by GM Robert Fontaine for the French magazine Europe Echecs

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