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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Russian Chess Superfinal R1: Svidler beats Kramnik

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Hello everyone,

The latest chess news from the 64th Russian Chess Championship is that Peter Svidler began with a win in first round over Vladimir Kramnik - who just got back from a super Dortmund Sparkassen performance!

The Russian Superfinal also includes Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Galkin and Artyom Timofeev.

Grischuk, Svidler, and Karjakin during the opening ceremony

A video of the ceremony made by Eugene Potemkin. 

More videos and interviews (in Russian) can be found at the official website.

And, here are the Round 1 games.

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