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Monday, June 27, 2011

Morozevich wins Russian Higher League chess championship

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Hi everyone,

Russian Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich has won the Higher League of the Russian Championship. The former world number 2 got a clear first with 8/11, half a point more than Artyom Timofeev and Alexander Galkin, who also qualified for the main championship later this year.

The Higher League of the Russian Championships for Men and Women took place June 15-26, 2001 in Taganrog, Russia. It was a qualifier for the Russian Championships that will be held in August. Top participants included Vitiugov (2733), Jakovenko (2732), Tomashevsky (2707), Morozevich (2694), Potkin (2682), Rublevsky (2682), Kobalia (2679) and Inarkiev (2679). Check out and for detailed reports, assorted games and nice photos. 

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