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Karjakin interviewed after leading Tomsk-400 to victory
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:07
Tomsk-400 have won the Russian Team Championship for a fifth time, with Sergey Karjakin posting the tournament’s best performance. Their rivals could only draw against each other in the final round, giving St. Petersburg silver and ShSM-64 bronze. Karjakin comments on his team’s victory, and don’t miss a longer interview with Peter Svidler at the...
Svidler vs Morozevich in round 5
Sunday, April 15, 2012 14:15
What a difference two days make! Economist’s 100% record now lies in tatters after they lost to their closest rivals in rounds 5 and 6, leaving them out of the hunt for gold medals. Instead Peter Svidler’s St. Petersburg lead by a point, with only ShSM-64 and Tomsk-400 still capable of denying them the title. In the women’s event favourites Ladya...
The venue in Sochi
Friday, April 13, 2012 13:45
After four rounds of the Russian Team Championship only Economist-SGSEU can still boast a 100% record, having beaten Navigator in Round 3 and last year’s winners and top seeds ShSM-64 in Round 4. That was despite Evgeny Tomashevsky “doing a Navara” by offering a draw after his opponent’s flag fell. Elsewhere the struggle was fierce, with...
Jakovenko Morozevich
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:01
The biggest upset of Round 1 of the Russian Team Championship was Alexander Morozevich losing to Ivan Popov (2605) after a blunder just before the time control. A day later, however, he returned to inflict a crushing defeat on European Champion Dmitry Jakovenko. The favourites came through the first two rounds largely unscathed, with no shortage...
Russian Team Championship logo
Monday, April 09, 2012 12:30
Top-level chess returns with a vengeance this week as the Russian Team Championship sees Morozevich, Karjakin, Svidler, Caruana and Shirov among over twenty 2700+ GMs in action. The controversial new format – a 7-round Swiss – should guarantee excitement and unpredictability. In the run-up to the tournament representatives of the leading teams...