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Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Russian Chess Championships begin

Even though we are approaching the year 2010, the Russians are playing  their 2009 National Chess Championships for women and men at the Central Chess House on Gogolevsky Boulevard in Moscow.

2009 Russian Women's Chess Championship
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The two sisters,Tatiana Kosintseva and Nadezhda Kosintseva are once again competing for the championship.

Here are the round 1 results:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

1.N. Pogonina (2501) - M. Romanko (2449)  result: 1-0 Opening:Sicilian Defense:Richter-Rauzer Attack,number of moves: 29,  ECO code: B60

2.A. Bodnaruk (2372)- T. Kosintseva (2522) result:1-0 Opening:Four Knights Opening,  number of moves: 34, ECO code:C48

3.A.Galliamova (2460)- T.Stepovaia (2384) result: 1-0 Opening:Catalan Opening:closed variation, number of moves: 63 ECO code:E09

4.N.Kosintseva (2518)-V. Gunina (2446) result:1-0 Opening:Caro-Kann Defense:Advance variation, number of moves:54 ECO code: B12

4. M. Manakova (2344)-E. Zaiatz (2390) result:0-1 Opening:Scotch Game,
number of moves:29 ECO: code:C45

These results mean the following standings exist after one round of play in the Russian Women's Chess Championship:

59th ch-RUS w  2009

                         1 
  1 Kosintseva,N  2518  +1   1.0/1
                        8 
  2 Pogonina,N    2501  +1   1.0/1
                        7 
  3 Galliamova,A  2460  +1   1.0/1
                        9 
  4 Zaiatz,E      2390  -1   1.0/1
                        10
  5 Bodnaruk,A    2372  +1   1.0/1
                        6 
  6 Kosintseva,T  2522  -0   0.0/1
                        5 
  7 Romanko,M     2449  -0   0.0/1
                        2 
  8 Gunina,V      2446  -0   0.0/1
                        1 
  9 Stepovaia,T   2384  -0   0.0/1
                        3 
 10 Manakova,M    2344  +0   0.0/1
                        4 

2009 Russian Men's Chess Championship
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Here are the round 1 results from the Russian Men's Chess Championship (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

1. P. Svidler (2754) -N. Vitiugov (2694) result:draw number of moves: 51,Opening:French Defense:advance variation, ECO code:C11

2.A. Grischuk (2736)- E.Tomashevsky (2708) result:1-0 Opening:Ruy Lopez, anti-Marshall system, number of moves: 75, ECO code:C88

3.A.Timofeev (2651)- D.Jakovenko (2736) result:draw Opening:Slav Defense, number of moves:46, ECO code:D15

4.S. Sjugirov (2612)- E.Alekseev (2715) result:draw  Opening:Ruy Lopez, Chigorin Defense, number of moves:76 ECO:C97

5.D. Khismatullin (2643)- A. Riazantsev (2661) result: 1-0 Opening:Queen's Indian Defense/Nimzo-Indian Defense hybrid, number of moves:41 ECO Code:
E13

These results mean the following standings exist after 1 round in the Russian Men's Chess Championship:

62nd ch-RUS Moscow RUS  2009

            1  
1    Grischuk,A    2736    +1     1.0/1
            9  
2    Khismatullin,D    2643    +1     1.0/1
            10  
3    Svidler,P    2754    +½     0.5/1
            6  
4    Jakovenko,D    2736    -½     0.5/1
            7  
5    Alekseev,Evgeny    2715    -½     0.5/1
            8  
6    Vitiugov,N    2694    -½     0.5/1
            3  
7    Timofeev,Arty    2651    +½     0.5/1
            4  
8    Sjugirov,S    2612    +½     0.5/1
            5  
9    Tomashevsky,E    2708    -0     0.0/1
            1  
10    Riazantsev,A    2661    -0     0.0/1
            2  
Round 2 in both championships will be played tommorrow.

Here are two of the games from these events you can play through move by move:



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