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Friday, June 24, 2011

Morozevich leads in Russian Chess Higher League

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Hi everyone,

According to the latest chess news reports on, Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich is leading in the Higher League of the Russian Championship. The former world’s number 2 defeated Artyom Timofeev in Round 8 to reach 6 points. The first three players will qualify for the main championship later this year.

The Higher League of the Russian Championships for Men and Women is taking place from June 15-26, 2001 in Taganrog, Russia (live here). It’s a qualifier for the Russian Championships that will be held in August. Top participants include Vitiugov (2733), Jakovenko (2732), Tomashevsky (2707), Morozevich (2694), Potkin (2682), Rublevsky (2682), Kobalia (2679) and Inarkiev (2679). You can find some interesting news in English at

Here are some nice games from the event. Enjoy.

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