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Russian Team Championships decided by tie-breaks

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The Championships took place in Olginka (Krasnodar). In both events the leaders finished neck-and-neck and had to be decided using tie-breaking methods. In the end it was a double victory for ShSM-64. The ShSM-64 team were declared champions ahead of Tomsk in the Men's event and their Women's team edged out Giporechtrans.

Olginka (nr. Krasnodar) is about 1200 kilometres south of Moscow.

The Men's event was a twelve team round robin with each team consisting of six players and two substitutes.

The smaller women's event consisted of eight teams (4 players, plus one sub).

Match points (2 for a match win, 1 for a draw) were more important than game points (which were the first tie-break). To determine first place in the Women's Championship, the second tie-break had to be used, that is the head-to-head result between the teams. The table indicates that ShSM beat Giporechtrans 2½-1½ in their individual encounter.

The rate of play was as follows:

1h30 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the remainder of the game. There was also an incremental 30 secondes added from move one.

Final crosstable Men's Team Championship:

No. Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points  TB 1 Top Board
1 ShSM-64  *  3 3 4 5 4 5 5 20 47.0 Boris Gelfand 2733
2 Tomsk 400 3  *  3 4 6 20 46.5 Ruslan Ponomariov 2743
3 SPbShF 3 3  *  3 4 5 5 5 5 6 17 46.0 Vassily Ivanchuk 2779
4 Ugra 2  *  3 4 4 5 5 17 42.5 Dmitry Jakovenko 2718
5 Economist - SSEU 3 3  *  4 3 5 5 15 42.5 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2729
6 Club Chigorin 1 2 2 2  *  3 4 4 5 11 31.5 Evgeny Romanov 2624
7 Polytechnic 1 2 3 3  *  10 28.5 Dmitry Bocharov 2595
8 UEE - VISTA 2 1 ½ 1 2  *  4 8 27.0 Dmitry Frolyanov 2610
9 NIU BSU 2 1  *  5 6 27.0 Boris Savchenko 2616
10 Atom 1 1 2 2  *  3 5 23.0 Nikolai Chadaev 2573
11 Yamal ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 3  *  3 19.5 Pavel Potapov 2474
12 Kemorvo 1 0 0 1 ½ 1  *  0 15.0 Vladimir Nevostrujev 2475

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