Friday, December 24, 2010

63rd Russian Championship

Ian Nepomniachtchi is the new Russian Men's Champion. In an exciting final, he defeated Sergey Karjakin to win the event.

This year's event was held from Dec 11-22 at the Central Club of Chess in Moscow and was a 11 round all-play-all event with a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, and a 30 second increment for every move throughout the game. It carried a prizefund of 3.5 million rubles.

Though 71% of the games were drawn, the event had an exciting finish with Karjakin and Nepomniachtchi catching up with Svidler at the top of the leaderboard towards the final stages of the tournament.

Official Tournament Site (in russian)
Download games in PGN: Regular + Tiebreak
Tournament Reports on TWIC
Ian Nepomniachtchi on Wiki & ChessGames

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