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Russian Team Chess Championship 2014

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Sunday, 06 April 2014
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Location: Loo, Russia
Dates: April 7-13
Format: Swiss (7 rounds) in the men's championship; round robin in the women's event
Participants: 14 teams in the male division, 4 in the female section
Time control: 90m/40+30m, 30s per move increment from move 1; no draw offers allowed until move 40
Will Peter Svidler's Spbchess retain the title? Malakhit, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie and Ugra are serious rivals.

Notable players, (ex)-members of the 2700+ club:
Alexander Grischuk (2777), #6 in the world, Malakhit
Sergey Karjakin (2772), #7, Malakhit
Leinier Dominguez Perez (2757), Cuba, #12, Spbchess
Peter Svidler (2756), #13, Spbchess
Nikita Vitiugov (2747), #17, Spbchess
Ian Nepomniatchi (2732), #22, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Peter Leko (2730), Hungary, #23, Malakhit
Dmitry Jakovenko (2724), #26, Ugra
Alexander Morozevich (2722), #29, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Gata Kamsky (2714), USA, #32, Ladia
Baadur Jobava (2706), Georgia, #41, Universitet Belorechensk
Sergei Rublevsky (2706), #42, Ugra
Alexei Shirov (2702), Latvia, #44, Malakhit
Vladimir Malakhov (2701), #46, Malakhit
Evgeny Tomashevsky (2697), #50, Ugra
Ernesto Inarkiev (2691), #54, Ugra
Maxim Matlakov (2690), #55, Spbchess
Alexander Riazantsev (2688), #56, Ugra
Alexander Motylev (2685), #59, Malakhit
Denis Khismatullin (2681), #64, Ugra
Evgeny Alekseev (2678), #68, Universitet Belorechensk
Alexey Dreev (2670), #75, Ladia
Sergei Movsesian (2670), Armenia, #76, Spbchess
Boris Grachev (2659), #87, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Zahar Efimenko (2657), Ukraine, #88, Spbchess
Viktor Bologan (2649), Moldova, #108, Malakhit
Andrei Volokitin (2647), Ukraine, #111, Ladia
Last year Natalia Pogonina had the best performance in the women's section (2757, super GM level!) and helped her team Ugra win the Russian Chess Championship. How will this year's event unfold?

Notable players (women, 2400+):
Viktoria Cmilyte (2511),
Lithuania, #13 on the women's rankings, Ugra
Valentina Gunina (2508), #14, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Anna Ushenina (2501), Ukraine, #19, Ugra
Natalia Pogonina (2499), #20, Ugra
Anna Zatonskih (2475), USA, #28, Ladia
Alisa Galliamova (2458), inactive, Ladia
Anastacia Bodnaruk (2453), #35, Chigorin Club
Ekaterina Atalik (2442), Turkey, #42, Ladia
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (2424), #51, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Alina Kashlinskaya (2423), #53, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Elena Zaiatz (2414), #60, Ladia
Nino Batsiashvili (2408), Georgia, #62, Ladia
Baira Kovanova (2404), #66, Ugra

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