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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Russian Chess Superfinal R5: Svidler in sole lead with two rounds to go

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Hi everyone,

Four decisive games in Moscow
Peter Svidler is in sole lead at the 64th Russian Chess Superfinal after five rounds. With two rounds to go, he is ahead of the rest of the field with a full one point. In the fifth round, he beat Artyom Timofeev, while co-leader Alexander Morozevich lost to Ian Nepomniachtchi.
As you know, the Super Final of the 64th Russian Championship for men takes place August 7-15 (rest day on August 12) at the Botvinnik Central Chess Club in Moscow. It’s an 8-player, single round-robin. The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds per move from move one. You can find excellent live coverage at the official website at this link.

In the standings, we have Peter Svidler with 4 points, Morozevich with 3 points, Karjakin, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi and Kramnik with 2.5 points each, Galkin with 2 points and Timofeev with 1 point. 

Here are the interesting games of Round 5. Enjoy.

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  • At August 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    Turbo-charged Svidler and Kramnik couldn't care less.

  • At August 13, 2011 at 12:54 PM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    Kramnik is on a holiday after Dortmund. What fun to play with such gay abandon I think. Is this going to be Svidler's seventh or sixth Russian title?


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