Russian Championship Superfinal starts with a bang

Whereas the FIDE Grand Prix finished with six draws on Friday, the first round of the Russian Championship on Saturday saw decisive games only!  The results were Kramnik-Shomoev 1-0, Svidler-Nepomniachtchi 1-0, Andreikin-Karjakin 1-0, Goganov-Vitiugov 0-1 and Motylev-Inarkiev. There’s also a women’s section and both groups have ten players.

All photos © Eteri Kublashvili courtesy of the Russian Chess Federation