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Russian Higher League in Yekaterinburg

The Russian Higher League for men and women was held on 19-30th June at the congress hall of business center “President” in Yekaterinburg.

Both groups were played over nine rounds of Swiss system and draw offers were not allowed before the 40th move. Top five finishers from each event qualify for the Russian Championship Super Final.

Ernesto Inarkiev won the men’s Higher League after edging the 2010 Russian Champion Ian Nepomniachtchi on tie-break. Both players finished on 6,5 points.

Ernesto Inarkiev

Ernesto Inarkiev

The third place was shared by Alexander Motylev, Aleksey Goganov, Anton Shomoev, Dmitry Jakovenko and Yuri Eliseev, each finishing with 6,0 points. Motylev, Goganov and Shomoev also qualify for the Super Final.

The winner of the tournament was also promised an invitation to the 2014 Tal Memorial. For a while there was a “scare” that Anton Shomoev, rated “only” 2565, might emerge the winner, but his hopes were ruined with a last round defeat against Nepomniachtchi.

The Russian Championship Super Final will take place in early October. Dmitry Andreikin, Peter Svidler and Sergey Karjakin qualified from the last year Championship, while Vladimir Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk are expected to take their places according to the elo criteria.

In the Higher League for women IM Anastasia Bodnaruk is the convincing winner with 7,5 points. WGM Alina Kashlinskaya and WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina shared the second place with 6,5 points each.

Also qualified for the Super Final are IM Ekaterina Kovalevskaya and WGM Baira Kovanova.

Higher League for men, final standings:

1 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2680 – 6.5
2 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2717 – 6.5
3 GM Motylev Alexander 2655 – 6
4 IM Goganov Aleksey 2562 – 6
5 GM Shomoev Anton 2565 – 6
6 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2713 – 6
7 IM Eliseev Urii 2557 – 6
8 GM Demchenko Anton 2639 – 5.5
9 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2709 – 5.5
10 GM Matlakov Maxim 2665 – 5.5
11 IM Prizant Jaroslav 2515 – 5.5
12 GM Alekseev Evgeny 2714 – 5.5
13 GM Dvoirys Semen I. 2533 – 5.5
14 GM Grachev Boris 2683 – 5
15 GM Riazantsev Alexander 2708 – 5
16 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2734 – 5
17 GM Khairullin Ildar 2658 – 5
18 GM Najer Evgeniy 2633 – 5
19 GM Gabrielian Artur 2545 – 5
20 GM Kokarev Dmitry 2639 – 5
21 GM Lysyj Igor 2656 – 5
22 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2647 – 5
23 GM Popov Ivan 2632 – 5
24 IM Artemiev Vladislav 2524 – 5
25 GM Khismatullin Denis 2658 – 4.5
26 GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2664 – 4.5
27 GM Ovetchkin Roman 2529 – 4.5
28 IM Oparin Grigoriy 2497 – 4.5
29 GM Ponkratov Pavel 2605 – 4.5
30 FM Nozdrachev Leonid 2389 – 4.5
31 FM Gordievsky Dmitry 2474 – 4
32 IM Ulanov Alexandr 2425 – 4
33 GM Panarin Mikhail 2565 – 4
34 GM Levin Evgeny A. 2512 – 4
35 GM Voitsekhovsky Stanislav 2523 – 4
36 IM Moiseenko Vadim 2473 – 4
37 IM Ovod Evgenija 2387 – 4
38 GM Dubov Daniil 2638 – 3.5
39 Predke Alexandr 2492 – 3.5
40 GM Vokarev Sergey 2472 – 3.5
41 GM Iskusnyh Sergei 2489 – 3.5
42 IM Korniushin Nikolay 2373 – 3.5
43 FM Egorov Dmitry 2355 – 3.5
44 FM Kozlitin Roman 2361 – 3.5
45 FM Kruchev Boris 2272 – 3.5
46 IM Airapetian Gor 2448 – 3
47 FM Khegay Dmitriy 2349 – 3
48 Sek Konstantin 2463 – 2.5
49 FM Yuferev Oleg 2284 – 1.5
50 Shishigin Dmitry 2230 – 1

Higher League for women final standings:

1 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia 2440 – 7.5
2 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina 2329 – 6.5
3 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2401 – 6.5
4 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2407 – 6
5 WGM Kovanova Baira 2371 – 6
6 WGM Charochkina Daria 2326 – 6
7 WIM Drozdova Dina 2315 – 5.5
8 IM Romanko Marina 2368 – 5.5
9 IM Vasilevich Irina 2370 – 5
10 WIM Tarasova Viktoriya 2292 – 5
11 WIM Ubiennykh Ekaterina 2344 – 5
12 WGM Ivakhinova Inna 2291 – 5
13 WIM Bivol Alina 2207 – 5
14 Dordzhieva Dinara 2081 – 5
15 Pustovidko Anastasia 1905 – 4.5
16 WIM Balaian Alina 2237 – 4.5
17 WFM Rodionova Daria 2109 – 4.5
18 WGM Iljushina Olga 2334 – 4
19 Nasybullina Alfia 2095 – 4
20 WGM Mirzoeva Elmira 2244 – 4
21 Monina Polina 1958 – 4
22 WGM Saunina Ludmila 2208 – 4
23 Adamova Tuyara 1927 – 4
24 WFM Sazonova Anastasia 2108 – 3.5
25 WFM Korchagina Viktoria 2068 – 3.5
26 Sukhareva Evgeniya 2248 – 3.5
27 Egorova Ayyyna 1991 – 3
28 Poliushkina Darjia 1940 – 2.5
29 Zasypkina Evgenia 1994 – 2

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