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    Russian Champs Super Final

    Kramnik
    Karjakin
    Grischuk
    Svidler
    Morozevich
    Nepomniatchi
    Galkin
    Timofeev

    Stronger field than some super-GM tournaments! Single round robin presumably with tiebreaks of some kind to follow if required.

    Round 1 and Svidler defeats Kramnik while the other games were drawn:

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    The plan of switching the queen and bishop battery around is weird. 12...e5 looks better, with the idea of stopping f4 and intending ...e4 after some preparation.

    Edit: After the game Svidler recommended 12...h6.
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    Kramnik beat Timofeev comfortably tonight so is 1/2. Svidler drew with Karjakin so is at least equal leader on 1.5/2 with the two strongest opponents behind him - on the other hand he had white against both of them.

    Kramnik - Timofeev

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    Moro to share of the lead after Grischuk blunders allowing his queen to be trapped.

    Morozevich,Alexander (2694) - Grischuk,Alexander (2746) [D31]
    Superfinal 64th Russian Championship Moscow/Russia (2), 09.08.2011
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    Nepomniachtchi,Ian (2711) - Galkin,Alexander (2598) [D41]
    Superfinal 64th Russian Championship Moscow/Russia (2), 09.08.2011
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    Draw with an amusing finish.

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    Karpov has described the superfinal as a "superjoke" for being only a single round robin.

    Galkin and Morozevich had a boring round 3 draw so Moro is 2/3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Nepomniachtchi,Ian (2711) - Galkin,Alexander (2598) [D41]
    Superfinal 64th Russian Championship Moscow/Russia (2), 09.08.2011
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    Draw with an amusing finish.

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    Surprised that ended in stalemate. Both seemed to have winning chances at different stages.
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    Moro is amazing! Goes away from chess for long periods of time then comes back and plays high standard chess as if nothing happened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaK
    Moro is amazing! Goes away from chess for long periods of time then comes back and plays high standard chess as if nothing happened!
    Yes and he's doing much better in big round-robins lately than has often been the case in the past.

    Svidler drew and shares the lead with Moro, as does Karjakin who beat Kramnik; Kramnik missed a nice drawing idea in the endgame.

    Karjakin,Sergey (2788) - Kramnik,Vladimir (2781) [C67]
    Superfinal 64th Russian Championship Moscow/Russia (3), 10.08.2011
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    Morozevich-Timofeev

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    It appears that Timofeev lost on time.

    Svidler-Galkin

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    Karjakin struggling to avoid defeat against Nepo so he won't be joining these guys on 3/4 unless there is a megablunder.
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    Kramnik,Vladimir (2781) - Nepomniachtchi,Ian (2711) [A34]
    Superfinal 64th Russian Championship Moscow/Russia (4), 11.08.2011
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    Karjakin,Sergey (2788) - Grischuk,Alexander (2746) [B09]
    Superfinal 64th Russian Championship Moscow/Russia (4), 11.08.2011
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    With three to go:

    3 Moro, Svidler
    2 Kramnik, Karjakin, Grischuk
    1.5 Nepomniatchi, Galkin
    1 Timofeev
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    Svidler was somewhat lucky to beat Timofeev in round 5 while Moro pushed for a result in the endgame against Nepomniatchi and got a result of the zero-point variety. Svidler leads by a point and plays Nepo then Moro.
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    That's sad for Moro on what was looking like avery successful comeback.
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    Svidler Russian champion with a round to spare.

    Svidler,Peter (2739) - Nepomniachtchi,Ian (2711) [A34]
    Superfinal 64th Russian Championship Moscow/Russia (6), 14.08.2011
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    Moro needed to match this win to stay in the hunt:

    Kramnik,Vladimir (2781) - Morozevich,Alexander (2694) [D31]
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    Svidler's sixth win of the title and 5/6 against the field he has met is an awesome feat. His PR must be over 3000 now but presumably he will knock it down a bit by losing to Moro tomorrow.
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    Svidler's sixth win of the title and 5/6 against the field he has met is an awesome feat. His PR must be over 3000 now but presumably he will knock it down a bit by losing to Moro tomorrow.
    Haha...

    Why he didn't capture the passed C pawn ?! Still - a great result.

    [Event "Superfinal 2011"]
    [Site "Moscow"]
    [Date "2011.08.15"]
    [Round "07"]
    [White "Morozevich, Alexander"]
    [Black "Svidler, Peter"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [Board "04"]
    [Input "DGT7668"]
    [Owner "Russian Chess Federation"]

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 O-O 7.e4 a6 8.e5 b5
    9.Qb3 Nfd7 10.Be2 c5 11.e6 fxe6 12.Qxe6+ Kh8 13.dxc5 Ne5 14.Qd5 Qxd5 15.
    Nxd5 Bb7 16.Nc7 Nxf3+ 17.gxf3 Bxf3 18.Bxf3 Ra7 19.Nxb5 axb5 20.Ke2 Ra6 21.
    Bb7 Re6+ 22.Be3 Bxb2 23.Rab1 Bd4 24.Rxb5 Na6 25.c6 Nc7 26.Rb3 Rf4 27.Rd1
    Kg7 28.a4 Bc5 29.Rd7 Bd6 30.Rd3 Ne8 31.a5 1-0

    Great win by Kramnik in the last round

    [Event "64th ch-RUS"]
    [Site "Moscow RUS"]
    [Date "2011.08.15"]
    [Round "7"]
    [White "Galkin, Alexander"]
    [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [WhiteElo "2598"]
    [BlackElo "2781"]
    [ECO "B00"]
    [EventDate "2011.08.08"]
    [WhiteTitle "GM"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [Opening "King's pawn opening"]
    [WhiteFideId "4120426"]
    [BlackFideId "4101588"]

    1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.f3 c5 4.Ne2 e6 5.Be3 d5 6.dxc5 Nbd7 7.Nbc3 dxe4 8.b4 b6
    9.c6 Bxb4 10.cxd7+ Bxd7 11.a3 Ba5 12.Qd4 Qe7 13.fxe4 e5 14.Qd3 O-O 15.Bg5
    Rac8 16.Bxf6 Qxf6 17.O-O-O Be6 18.Nd5 Bxd5 19.exd5 e4 20.Qd4 Qd6 21.h4
    Qxa3+ 22.Qb2 Qc5 23.Rh3 e3 24.Rg3 Bd2+ 25.Kb1 g6 26.h5 Rfe8 27.hxg6 hxg6
    28.Rh3 Re5 29.Nc1 Bc3 30.Qb3 Re4 31.Na2 Qa5 32.Ba6 Rb4 33.Bxc8 Rxb3+ 34.
    cxb3 e2 35.Nxc3 Qxc3 0-1


    Also, a little sad to see Alexandra Kost. come last in her tournament. It was a tough field i guess.
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