Thursday, September 08, 2005

Russian Championship Qualifier

Russian chess championship semi-final is being held on september 3-11 in Kazan, capitol of Tatarstan. 66 players are fighting for 7 tickets for Super-final tournament of 58th Russian Individual Chess Championship.

This event has 9 rounds of Swiss system. Time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, and 10 minutes for the rest of the game. 30 seconds adds after each move from the 1st. Prize fund is 100.000 USD.

Standings after round 5 of 9:
1-2. GM Kobalia Mikhail 2614 and GM Volkov Sergey 2622 with 4 points
3-12. GM Rublevsk Sergei 2645, GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2618, IM Chuprov Dmitry 2477, GM Motylev Alexander 2675, GM Kharlov Andrei 2619, GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2659, GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2625, GM Timofeev Artyom 2661, GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2627 and GM Bareev Evgeny 2688 with 3,5 points etc.

Khalifman,A (2653) - Vorobiov,E (2552) [A46]
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final Kazan RUS (2), 04.09.2005
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.b3 Bb7 7.c4 bxc4 8.bxc4 dxc4 9.Na3 0-0 10.Nxc4 c5 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.Bb2 Nbd7 13.Rc1 Bd5 14.Nfe5 Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Nxe5 16.Bxe5 Qe7 17.Qb3 Rfc8 18.Rc2 Qd7 19.Rfc1 Bd4 20.Qf3 Bxe5 21.Nxe5 Qe8 22.Rc7 h6 23.Nxf7 Rxc7 24.Rxc7 Nd5 25.Rb7 Qc6 26.Nxh6+ Kh7 27.Qe4+ Kh8 28.Nf7+ Kg8 29.Ng5 1-0

Motylev,Alexander - Obolenskikh,Dmitry
Semi-Final of the 58th Russian Ch Kazan (2), 2005
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Rc8 10.Qd2 Be7 11.0-0-0 0-0 12.Kb1 Nb6 13.h4 Qc7 14.h5 Nfd7 15.Rh2 Rfd8 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.exd5 e4 18.fxe4 Ne5 19.Qg2 Nec4 20.Bd4 h6 21.Qf2 Nd7 22.Bxc4 Qxc4 23.Qf5 Qc7 24.Rf1 Rf8 25.Be3 Rce8 26.Rg2 Bg5 27.Bxg5 Re5

28.Bxh6 Rxf5 29.gxf5 Kh7 30.Bxg7 Rg8 31.Rfg1 Qd8 32.Nd2 Nc5 33.f6 Qe8 34.Rg6 1-0

Chuprov,D (2477) - Khismatullin,D (2583) [E12]
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final Kazan RUS (3), 05.09.2005
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Be7 7.e3 c5 8.dxc5 bxc5 9.Bd3 Nc6 10.0-0 d6 11.Bc2 g5 12.Bg3 h5 13.Nb5 g4 14.Ne1 Ne5 15.Bxe5 dxe5 16.Qxd8+ Kxd8 17.Rd1+ Kc8 18.f3 gxf3 19.Nxf3 Ng4 20.Ng5 Bxg5 21.Rxf7 Kb8 22.Rdd7 Bc6 23.Nd6 Bxe3+ 24.Kf1 Bxd7 25.Rxd7 Rf8+ 26.Ke1 1-0

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