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Monday, January 10, 2011

Chess video: Karjakin beats Nepomniachtchi to win Russian University chess title

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hello Everybody,

This video by Yevgeny Potemkin is from - no, not the Russian Superfinal 2010 Armageddon! It's from the Russian State Social University (RSCU) championship with Sergey Karjakin and Ian Nepomniachtchi. The rapid and blitz games ended in a tie but unlike the Russian Superfinal, Karjakin won this time round.

Both the players are students at the Russian State Social University (RSCU). They played the match to decide the best player of the university.

The match included two rapid games (20 minutes plus 5 seconds increment) and four blitz games (4 minutes plus 2 seconds increment). Both rapid games ended in a draw. In the first blitz game Karjakin managed to beat Nepomniachtchi with a positional Najdorf game and in the next, Nepomniachtchi won with Scotch.

In the Armageddon, Nepomniachtchi won the drawing of lots and chose the white pieces, with 6 minutes on the clock. Karjakin got 5 minutes and draw odds. Karjakin managed to draw the game to win the title.

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