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GM Ivan Popov convincing winner of the 2012 Moscow Chess Championship

The Moscow Championship Final was held from 10th to 18th March at the International Centre for chess education RSCU in Moscow.

The Championship was managed by the Department of Physical Education and Sport in Moscow and the Moscow Chess Federation.

The tournament was played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings and draw offers were not allowed before the move 40. Top four finishers qualify for the Premier League of the 2012 Russian Championship.

GM Ivan Popov, top seeded before the start of the competition, convincingly won the tournament by collecting 8.0 points and leaving the nearest follower a full point behind. His only defeat came from the 2nd placed GM Daniil Dubov.

The prize fund was 7.800 EUR.

Ivan Popov

GM Ivan Popov (photo by the Russian Chess Federation)

Final standings:

1 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2605 – 8
2 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2536 – 7
3 IM Stukopin Andrey RUS 2485 – 6.5
4 IM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2474 – 6
5 GM Korotylev Alexey RUS 2574 – 6
6 Eliseev Urii RUS 2473 – 6
7 GM Nikolenko Oleg RUS 2532 – 6
8 FM Seliverstov Vladimir RUS 2377 – 5.5
9 Gordievsky Dmitry RUS 2397 – 5.5
10 GM Novikov Stanislav RUS 2552 – 5.5
11 FM Tilicheev Viacheslav RUS 2366 – 5.5
12 GM Gavrilov Alexei RUS 2502 – 5
13 IM Dvalishvili Pavel S RUS 2406 – 5
14 IM Belous Vladimir RUS 2524 – 5
15 IM Shvedchikov Anatoli I RUS 2405 – 5
16 GM Balashov Yuri S RUS 2449 – 5
17 IM Mesropov Konstantin RUS 2424 – 5
18 Tarasov Oleg RUS 2276 – 5
19 IM Arslanov Shamil RUS 2416 – 5
20 IM Ulko Jaroslav RUS 2472 – 4.5
21 IM Konovalov Nikolay RUS 2424 – 4.5
22 IM Gagarin Vasilij RUS 2378 – 4.5
23 GM Krivoborodov Egor RUS 2514 – 4
24 IM Aldokhin Ivan RUS 2375 – 4
25 IM Dragomarezkij Evgeni RUS 2411 – 4
26 IM Gorbatov Alexej RUS 2363 – 4
27 Vavulin Maksim RUS 2283 – 4
28 FM Morozov Grigoriy RUS 2353 – 4
29 IM Krylov Mikhail RUS 2503 – 4
30 IM Losev Dmitry RUS 2315 – 3.5
31 FM Kostin Konstantin RUS 2312 – 3.5
32 IM Chudinovskikh Alexander M RUS 2278 – 3.5
33 Kachar Vladimir RUS 2326 – 3
34 FM Babikov Ivan RUS 2325 – 3
35 Kozhevnikov Ivan RUS 2031 – 3
36 IM Demidov Mikhail RUS 2441 – 2.5
37 IM Ageichenko Genadi A RUS 2347 – 2.5
38 Severina Maria RUS 2221 – 2
39 Apryshko Gleb RUS 2327 – 1.5
40 Sychev Klementy RUS 2339 – 0.5
41 Kurukin Dmitry RUS 2375 0.5

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