When it comes to chess, Russia is one of the most important countries in the world. In the largest of all countries, the new national masters were determined and Peter Svidler and Valentina Gunina prevailed.
Svilder won in play-off
As expected, the men’s tournament of the national championship was cast exceptionally cialis well. For that reason, it was no surprise that a play-off match had to decide the overall victor. Ian Nepomniatchi (Elo 2702 / 45th in world rankings) and Peter Svidler (2740 / 17th) had each scored 6.5 points out of 9 duels and fought the final play-off match for the championship propecia class action lawsuit title. In the end, Svilder prevailed over Nepomnuatschi in two duels in the Russian city Nizhny Novgorod and therefore secured the Russian Super Final 2013. For the seventh time in his career, the grandmaster from St. Petersberg was announced Russian National Champion.
Thrilling final round at Russian National Championship
In the last official round of the event, Peter Svidler achieved a draw against Sergey Karjakin (2763 / 10th), while Nepomniatchi prevailed over former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (2796 / 2nd). The world’s number 2 scored a total of 5.5 points at the Russian National Championship and ranked 4th behind Nikita Vitiugov (2729 / 24th). Kramnik is followed by Dmitry Andreikin (2706 / 40th) in 5th place, while Sergey Karjakin ranked 6th at 4.5 points, after one victory, seven draws, and one defeat.
Valentina Gunina wins title with five victories and four draws
In the women’s category of the Russian National Championship in Nizhny Novgorod, Valentina Gunina came off first. The number 14 of the world rankings (Elo 2506) scored 7.0 points out of 9 matches with five victories and four draws. The former chess world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk (2495 / 20th) ranked 2nd with a score of 6.5 points and missed her chance on a propecia reviews play-off duel against the top-favorite, as she played a draw. The top-favorite Tatiana Kosintseva (2515 / 11th) played a rather disappointing tournament and ended up in 7th rank. After five draws and three defeats she had a score 3.5 points only.
written by Michael, translated by Birthe