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Friday, December 17, 2010

Russian Men's Chess Superfinal - Svidler leads with half point after six rounds

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Grandmaster Peter Svidler.
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Hello Everyone,

Interesting chess is on in Moscow at the Russian Men's Superfinal. In the sixth round Svidler won his game against Vladimir Malakhov while Dmitry Jakovenko held Sergey Karjakin to a draw. This gave Peter Svidler a half-point lead over the others.

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Round 6 results

Svidler, Peter - Malakhov, Vladimir 1-0
Grischuk, Alexander - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Potkin, Vladimir ½
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Zvjaginsev, Vadim ½
Vitiugov, Nikita - Karjakin, Sergey ½
Khismatullin, Denis - Kurnosov, Igor ½

Standings after 6 rounds

1. Svidler, Peter 2722
2. Karjakin, Sergey 2760 4
3-4. Grischuk, Alexander 2771
3-4. Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2720
5-7. Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2699 3
5-7. Vitiugov, Nikita 2709 3
5-7. Jakovenko, Dmitry 2726 3
8-11. Potkin, Vladimir 2646
8-11. Malakhov, Vladimir 2712
8-11. Kurnosov, Igor 2676
8-11. Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2676
12. Khismatullin, Denis 2659

Here is an interesting game from Round 6 which you can enjoy in the flashplayer below. Maybe, you would prefer to run the moves through our pgnplayer.

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