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Superteams in Dagomys

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The mighty Russian team championships are underway. Ivanchuk, Svidler, Movsesian, Jakovenko, Grischuk, Gelfand, Caruana (2-0 with two wins with black so far), and many other top players are in action. Or "action" if you judge things based on the percentage of draws, which has been very high so far. It's seven rounds. Check out Nepomniachtchi-Kharitonov and Timofeev's nice queen sac. Shirov has a pretty finish in his mini over Wang Hao, showing that just because Anand can do well with the Poisoned Pawn it doesn't mean everyone can pull it off. PGN after the jump.

[Event "16th TCh-RUS Premier"]
[Site "Dagomys RUS"]
[Date "2009.04.04"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, I."]
[Black "Kharitonov, Alexandr"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B14"]
[WhiteElo "2624"]
[BlackElo "2524"]
[PlyCount "95"]
[EventDate "2009.04.04"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
Bd2 Nc6 9. Bd3 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. a3 Bf6 12. Qc2 g6 13. Bh6 Re8 14. Rad1 Nce7
15. Ne4 Bg7 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Rfe1 Nf5 18. Nc3 Nfe7 19. Ne5 b6 20. Qd2 Bb7 21.
Ne4 Rf8 22. Ng5 Nc7 23. Rc1 Ned5 24. Be4 Qd6 25. Ngxf7 Rxf7 26. Qh6+ Kg8 27.
Nxf7 Kxf7 28. Rxc7+ Qxc7 29. Bxd5 Kg8 30. Bxe6+ Kh8 31. d5 Qc2 32. Qc1 Qxc1 33.
Rxc1 Rd8 34. f4 Rd6 35. Rd1 Kg7 36. Kf2 Kf6 37. Ke3 Rd8 38. Kd4 Bc8 39. Re1 h5
40. g3 Re8 41. h3 Rh8 42. g4 hxg4 43. hxg4 Bxe6 44. Rxe6+ Kf7 45. Re2 Rh1 46.
d6 Rd1+ 47. Ke5 a5 48. Rc2 1-0

[Event "16th TCh-RUS Premier"]
[Site "Dagomys RUS"]
[Date "2009.04.05"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Levin, Ev"]
[Black "Timofeev, Arty"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D45"]
[WhiteElo "2456"]
[BlackElo "2677"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2009.04.04"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. Be2
Qe7 9. O-O dxc4 10. bxc4 e5 11. a4 Re8 12. a5 exd4 13. exd4 Nf8 14. Re1 Bg4 15.
Be3 Ne6 16. g3 Bb4 17. Red1 c5 18. Nb5 cxd4 19. Nfxd4 Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Qe5 21.
Rab1 Bc5 22. Rb5 b6 23. axb6 axb6 24. Re1 Bd7 25. Nf3 Qc7 26. Bf4 Qb7 27. Rb2
Qxf3 28. Bxf3 Rxe1+ 29. Kg2 Raa1 30. h3 Rh1 31. Bg4 Bc6+ 0-1

[Event "16th TCh-RUS Premier"]
[Site "Dagomys RUS"]
[Date "2009.04.05"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Shirov, A."]
[Black "Wang Hao"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B97"]
[WhiteElo "2745"]
[BlackElo "2696"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[EventDate "2009.04.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2
Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Nfd7 12. Ne4 h6 13. Bh4 Qxa2 14. Rd1 Qd5
15. Qe3 Bc5 16. Nxe6 Bb4+ 17. c3 Qxe6 18. cxb4 O-O 19. Rd6 Qxe5 20. Bc4 Nc6 21.
O-O Qh5 22. Qf4 Nde5 23. Rxh6 1-0


Wang Hao's long unbeaten streak now seems an eternity ago.

that's a different chinese fella.

Sure it seems far; it was Wang Yue's winning streak :) Good to see Shirov still has that fire inside.

Thank you (embarrassed). Shouldn't post before drinking coffee. I didn't seem to recall Wang Yue playing the Najdorf.

Nepomniachtchi plays fantastic chess. I keep waiting for him to crack 2700 so we can see him more with the big boys.

Anders Munch - Thank you for the JavaScript Game Viewer link! Neat tool.

Uff, he played indeed in Dortmund (Aeroflot ticket) and played quite well.

oh come one. Let's be frank. They're not Russian and they're not teams. And as for this, it is soft-core whatever it is, as we have come to expect from the chessbase voyeurs:-


How come Nakamura is not here? Anti-american discrimination??

nice super tournament with superb attacking games. please see my amateur blog for one of the shredding games with andreikin winning to serov.



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350 photo from Dagomys

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