|1st Russian Chess Premier League: Podolsk 1992|
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|1st Russian Chess Premier League
(see all-time tournament summary)
|City:||Lesnye Polyany near Podolsk, Russia|
|Chief Arbiter:||IA Yury Sokolov (RUS)|
From 1990 Soviet Club Cup: Poliot Chelyabinsk, Sankt Petersburg, CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv-Itil Kazan, Phoenix Smolensk
Invited teams: Ladya Azov, Kuzbass Kemerovo
Other (probably from 1991 first league): Khorda Chelyabinsk, Krylia Sovetov, GShK Saratov, Vertikal Voronezh, ShK Podolsk, Desna Bryansk
|Players participating:||100 (incl. 18 GMs and 30 IMs)|
|Competition format:||Six board round robin.
Bottom three teams were relegated.
|Final order decided by:||1. Game points|
|Downloadable game file:||92rus.zip|
|⇓ 11.||ShK Podolsk||PDLS||●||27½|
|⇓ 12.||Phoenix Smolensk||PHSM||●||26½|
|⇓ 13.||Densa Bryansk||DSBR||●||25|
This was the very first championship of Russia as its formal predecessor, Soviet Union was dissolved in December 1991. The competition wasn't the strongest. Last Soviet Club champion Tigran Petrosian Moscow did not arrive. There were just two +2600 players in the pool (Khalifman and Epishin) and as much as 25 unrated players! Sankt Petersburg team edged out Khorda Chelyabinsk by a mere fraction; these two and bronze medal winners CSKA qualified to the 1993 European Club Cup
The championship was organized (at the cost of 150,000 rubels) by the Russian Chess Club.
Most of games (465 of 468) from this event are available, but we aren't able to provide with detailed results at the moment. Please browse the games here: