Russian Championship Qualifier
Posted: 9/13/2005
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Russian Championship Qualifier


Round 9 Sergey Volkov defeated by Alexander Khalifman in the final round. Photo http://www.chesspro.ru

The 58th Russian Championship Semi-Finals took place in Kazan 2nd-12th September 2005. 66 player swiss. The 58th Russian Championships final takes place December 2nd-16th 2005 with Kramnik Grischuk, Dreev, Svidler and Morozevich invited. 7 qualified from this event. Evgeny Bareev took first on tie-break from Alexander Khalifman both qualifying for the next phase of the championship. Sergey Volkov, Sergei Rublevsky, Evgeniy Najer, Dmitry Jakovenko and Alexander Motylev qualified with Vadim Zvjaginsev (first reserve) and Evgeny Tomashevsky missing out in the group on 6 points.

Leading Final Round 9 Standings: 1. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2688 6.5; 2. Khalifman, Alexander g RUS 2653 6.5; 3. Volkov, Sergey g RUS 2622 6.0; 4. Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2645 6.0; 5. Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2627 6.0; 6. Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2614 6.0; 7. Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2675 6.0; 8. Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2659 6.0; 9. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2555 6.0; 10. Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2614 5.5; 11. Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2661 5.5; 12. Bocharov, Dmitry g RUS 2574 5.5; 13. Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2625 5.5; 14. Galkin, Alexander g RUS 2598 5.5; 15. Korotylev, Alexey g RUS 2604 5.5; 16. Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2618 5.0; 17. Grigoriants, Sergey g RUS 2562 5.0; 18. Kharlov, Andrei g RUS 2619 5.0; 19. Shariyazdanov, Andrey g RUS 2592 5.0; 20. Tseshkovsky, Vitaly g RUS 2599 5.0; 21. Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2625 5.0; 22. Gavrilov, Alexei1 m RUS 2464 5.0; 23. Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2519 5.0; 24. Dvoirys, Semen I g RUS 2589 5.0; 25. Sakaev, Konstantin g RUS 2669 5.0; 26. Sorokin, Maxim g RUS 2567 5.0; 27. Popov, Valerij g RUS 2570 5.0; 28. Savchenko, Boris m RUS 2534 5.0; 29. Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2583 5.0;
66 players

Games in PGN - 3 games per round are unavailable.

Official site: http://www.russiachess.ru

Further details: http://www.chesspro.ru/events/kazan05.shtml and some further photos of the event: http://kosteniuk.com/albums/kazan05players/index.htm