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Saturday, December 26, 2009

2009 Russian Chess Championships:round 6 update

Here is an update on the current Russian Chess Championships. After a day off yesterday, play resumed on Saturday, December 26th in both the Women's and the Men's Russian Chess Championships. In the Women's tournament, someone was finally able to break Alisa Gallimova's streak of consecutive wins, that being Nadezhda Kosinteva who drew with Gallimova in round 6. Gallimova (pictured below):












 had the white pieces in her game against Nadezhda Kosintseva, (pictured below)




Gallimova decided to play the Catalan Opening and Nadezhda Kosintseva then chose to play the open variation of this opening, by capturing Gallimova's c-pawn on move 6.On move 9 Gallimova chose to play 9.Rc1. According to Megadatabase 2010 this rook move was first played by Rashkovsky in a game against Geller in 1979.Kosintseva showed she was well prepared for this game by playing the most popular continuation in response to 9.Rc1, that being 9...Bc6!? This was the move which Geller also chose to play in the above-mentioned-game against Rashkovsky.
Gallimova chose to continue following the Rashkovsky-Geller game by playing
10.Nc3 .Kosintseva's next move 10...Bxf3, however was not played by Geller
in his game against Rashkovsky.In that game Geller chose to play 10...Bb4. The move 10...Bxf3 was first played in the game Giorgdaze-Dolmatov 1979,and now Gallimov and Kosintseva begain to follow the moves in this game, and did so until Kosintseva's 13th move. When Kosintseva chose to play the continuation 13...Nd5, she played a move first used by Rashkovsky in a game he had against Suetin in 1979.On move 14 Gallimova chose to play 14.Ne4 this meant that Gallimova and Kosinteseva began to follow the moves in three other games which I have yet to mention. Kosintseva's 14...Nb4 had also been played before, in the 3 games. On move 15 Gallimova played 15.Qc3. This meant that Gallimov and Kosinteseva began to follow the moves in yet another game, that being Arencibia-Bruzon, 2002.Gallimova and Kosintseva next followed the moves in the Arencibia-Bruzon game until Kosintseva's 18th move.... 18...Qh5. This move was a theoretical novelty, due to the fact that in the Arencibia-Bruzon game, Bruzon had played 18.Qb5.


Here are the results from round 6 of the Russian Women's Chess Championship (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 6 (December 26, 2009)
----------------------------------
Galliamova, Alisa - Kosintseva, Nadezhda result: ½-½ number of moves: 77
Pogonina, Natalija - Kosintseva, Tatiana result: 0-1 number of moves: 78 C95
Zaiatz, Elena - Gunina, Valentina result:1-0 number of moves: 52
Manakova, Maria - Bodnaruk, Anastasia result:0-1 number of moves: 56
Romanko, Marina - Stepovaia, Tatiana result:0-1 number of moves: 55

These results mean the following standings exist in the 2009 Russian Women's Chess Championships after 6 rounds of play:

59th ch-RUS w Moscow (RUS), 20-29 xii 2009
cat. VIII (2439)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1.
Galliamova, Alisa
m
RUS
2460
*
½
.
.
1
.
1
1
1
1

2832
2.
Kosintseva, Nadezhda
m
RUS
2518
½
*
.
.
½
1
1
½
1
.

2613
3.
Kosintseva, Tatiana
m
RUS
2522
.
.
*
0
1
½
1
.
1
½
4
2548
4.
Bodnaruk, Anastasia
wg
RUS
2372
.
.
1
*
0
0
½
1
1
.

2488
5.
Pogonina, Natalija
wg
RUS
2501
0
½
0
1
*
.
.
1
.
1

2501
6.
Gunina, Valentina
wf
RUS
2446
.
0
½
1
.
*
0
.
1
1

2496
7.
Zaiatz, Elena
m
RUS
2390
0
0
0
½
.
1
*
1
.
.

2386
8.
Manakova, Maria
wg
SRB
2344
0
½
.
0
0
.
0
*
.
1

2255
9.
Stepovaia, Tatiana
wg
RUS
2384
0
0
0
0
.
0
.
.
*
1
1
2188
10.
Romanko, Marina
m
RUS
2449
0
.
½
.
0
0
.
0
0
*
½
2041

In the Russian Men's Chess Championship these results occurred in round 6 (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 6 (December 26, 2009)
Grischuk, Alexander
- Sjugirov, Sanan
1-0
32 moves


Svidler, Peter
- Timofeev, Artyom
1-0
40 moves

Vitiugov, Nikita
- Alekseev, Evgeny
½-½
51 moves

Khismatullin, Denis
- Jakovenko, Dmitry
½-½
28 moves

Riazantsev, Alexander
- Tomashevsky, Evgeny
½-½
28 moves










As a consequence of the results in these games,the following standings exist in the Russian Men's chess championship after 6 rounds of play:

62nd ch-RUS Moscow (RUS), 20-29 xii 2009
cat. XVIII (2691)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1.
Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2736
*
½
½
.
½
1
.
1
.
1

2871
2.
Svidler, Peter
g
RUS
2754
½
*
½
.
1
.
.
0
1
1
4
2791
3.
Vitiugov, Nikita
g
RUS
2694
½
½
*
1
.
.
½
0
1
.

2757
4.
Jakovenko, Dmitry
g
RUS
2736
.
.
0
*
½
½
1
.
½
½
3
2678
5.
Khismatullin, Denis
g
RUS
2643
½
0
.
½
*
.
.
1
0
1
3
2691
6.
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
g
RUS
2708
0
.
.
½
.
*
½
1
½
½
3
2685
7.
Alekseev, Evgeny
g
RUS
2715
.
.
½
0
.
½
*
½
½
1
3
2677
8.
Sjugirov, Sanan
g
RUS
2612
0
1
1
.
0
0
½
*
.
.

2651
9.
Timofeev, Artyom
g
RUS
2651
.
0
0
½
1
½
½
.
*
.

2651
10.
Riazantsev, Alexander
g
RUS
2661
0
0
.
½
0
½
0
.
.
*
1
2442

You can play through all of the  games above move-by-move from round 6 from both the Women's and Men's championships  by going to this link:


http://tal.russiachess.org/online/index.htm

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