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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Russian Men's Chess Superfinal - Nepomniachtchi beats Svidler in R9, joins Karjakin in lead

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GM Ian Nepomniachtchi

Hello Everyone,

Round 9 saw Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Peter Svidler forcing the latter to drop to shared third place. Now Sergey Karjakin and Ian lead jointly with two more rounds to go at the 63rd Russian Championship Superfinal being currently played in Moscow.

The Superfinal of the 63rd Russian Chess Championship for men is held in Moscow at the Central Chess Club, from 10 to 22 December. Alexander Grischuk (2771) defends his title against Sergei Karjakin (2760), Dmitry Jakovenko (2726), Peter Svidler (2722), Ian Nepomniachtchi (2722), Vladimir Malakhov (2720), Nikita Vitiugov (2709), Evgeny Tomashevsky (2699), Igor Kurnosov (2676), Vadim Zvjaginsev (2676), Denis Khismatullin (2659) and Vladimir Potkin (2646). The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to end of the game with 30 second increment.

Here is the nice game from Round 9 that you can watch in flash below or run the moves through the pgnplayer. Enjoy.

PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Ba6 9. Nd2 g6 10. Nf3 Qb4+ 11. Kd1 Nb6 12. b3 Bg7 13. Qd2 Qe7 14. Bb2 O-O 15. Kc2 c5 16. h4 d5 17. exd6 Qxd6 18. Bxg7 Qxd2+ 19. Nxd2 Kxg7 20. Ne4 Nd7 21. Rd1 Bb7 22. Nc3 Nf6 23. f3 Rfe8 24. Bd3 a5 25. Rhe1 Bc6 26. Nb5 Rxe1 27. Rxe1 Re8 28. Rxe8 Nxe8 29. Kb2 Kh6 30. Be2 Ng7 31. Ka3 Nf5 32. Ka4 Nxh4 33. Bf1 Nf5 34. Kxa5 Ne3 35. Nxc7 Nxf1 36. Kb6 Bd7 37. Nd5 Kg7 38. a4 Bc8 39. Ne7 1-0

Round 9 results

Karjakin, Sergey- Jakovenko, Dmitry1/2-1/2
Nepomniachtchi, Ian- Svidler, Peter1-0
Zvjaginsev, Vadim- Grischuk, Alexander1/2-1/2
Potkin, Vladimir- Vitiugov, Nikita1/2-1/2
Malakhov, Vladimir- Khismatullin, Denis1/2-1/2
Tomashevsky, Evgeny- Kurnosov, Igor1/2-1/2

Standings after 9 rounds

1-2.Karjakin, Sergeyg27606
1-2.Nepomniachtchi, Iang27206
3-4.Grischuk, Alexanderg2771
3-4.Svidler, Peterg2722
5.Tomashevsky, Evgenyg2699
6.Potkin, Vladimirg26464
7.Jakovenko, Dmitryg27264
8.Kurnosov, Igorg26764
9.Vitiugov, Nikitag27094
10.Malakhov, Vladimirg27124
11.Zvjaginsev, Vadimg2676
12.Khismatullin, Denisg26593

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