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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Russian Superfinals (Women) Tournament

Evgenija Ovod7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Ekaterina Korbut7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Elena Tairova7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Natalia Pogonina6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Tatiana Shadrina5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Svetlana Matveeva5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Tatiana Yuryevna Stepovaia-Dianchenko5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Olga Girya4/11(+3 -6 =2)[games]
Ekaterina Valentinovna Kovalevskaya3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
Valentina Gunina2.5/11(+2 -8 =1)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Gunina vs Korbut 0-1282007Russian Superfinals (Women)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
2. E Ovod vs E V Kovalevskaya  ½-½432007Russian Superfinals (Women)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. S Matveeva vs Stepovaia-Dianchenko 1-0822007Russian Superfinals (Women)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. E Tairova vs T Shadrina  1-0502007Russian Superfinals (Women)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. N Pogonina vs O Girya  1-0532007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
6. N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva ½-½92007Russian Superfinals (Women)C50 Giuoco Piano
7. E V Kovalevskaya vs V Gunina ½-½822007Russian Superfinals (Women)C11 French
8. Stepovaia-Dianchenko vs E Ovod ½-½542007Russian Superfinals (Women)B03 Alekhine's Defense
9. T Kosintseva vs O Girya 1-0412007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
10. T Shadrina vs S Matveeva 1-0842007Russian Superfinals (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
11. N Kosintseva vs E Tairova 0-1542007Russian Superfinals (Women)C18 French, Winawer
12. Korbut vs N Pogonina 0-1222007Russian Superfinals (Women)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. O Girya vs Korbut 0-1382007Russian Superfinals (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
14. V Gunina vs Stepovaia-Dianchenko 0-1712007Russian Superfinals (Women)A86 Dutch
15. S Matveeva vs N Kosintseva 1-0552007Russian Superfinals (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. E Ovod vs T Shadrina  1-0472007Russian Superfinals (Women)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. N Pogonina vs E V Kovalevskaya  1-0512007Russian Superfinals (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
18. E Tairova vs T Kosintseva 0-1502007Russian Superfinals (Women)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
19. E V Kovalevskaya vs O Girya 0-1852007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
20. T Shadrina vs V Gunina 1-0502007Russian Superfinals (Women)C11 French
21. N Kosintseva vs E Ovod  ½-½702007Russian Superfinals (Women)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
22. E Tairova vs S Matveeva ½-½702007Russian Superfinals (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
23. T Kosintseva vs Korbut  ½-½532007Russian Superfinals (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Stepovaia-Dianchenko vs N Pogonina  ½-½412007Russian Superfinals (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. E Ovod vs E Tairova  0-1432007Russian Superfinals (Women)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-29-07  Karpova: Gunina-Pogonina 1-0
Dec-29-07  Harvestman: Now both Korbut and Tairova are down a pawn. This is a tough day for the leaders.
Dec-29-07  Harvestman: Korbut holds the draw, but Tairova loses, so it is all wide open for the last round.
Dec-29-07  Scarecrow: Korbut escaped with a draw but Tairova lost. This leaves both at 7/10 before the last round.
Dec-29-07  Karpova: Tairova - Kovalevskaya 0-1
Matveeva - Korbut 1/2
Gunina - Pogonina 1-0
T. Kosintseva - Shadrina 1-0
N. Kosintseva - Stepovaya 1/2
Ovod - Girya 1-0

1. Tairova 7.0
Korbut 7.0
3. Pogonina 6.0
Ovod 6.0
T. Kosintseva 6.0
6. N. Kosintseva 5.5
7. Matveeva 5.0
Shadrina 5.0
9. Stepovaya 4.0
10. Girya 3.0
Kovalevskaya 3.0
12. Gunina 2.5

Dec-29-07  ChessNe1: what are the final round match-ups?
Dec-29-07  popski: Wow, great game by Tatiana Kosintseva today! Really brave play!
Dec-29-07  adair10: <ChessNe1: what are the final round match-ups?>

Tairova-Stepovaya
Korbut-Ovod

Not sure of colors

Dec-29-07  minasina: NOTE: The last Round #11 (Dec-30-07) will start 3 hours earlier! and it starts at 9 AM GMT or at midday Moscow time (GMT +3) or 4 AM EST (GMT -5). Games 'live' will be presented here: http://russiachess.org/online/ . See LIVE commentary links (for men's tournament) at my profile page: User: minasina
Dec-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: That's quite unacceptable. It's in the middle of the night!
Dec-30-07  malthrope: Oh goodie! Mal doesn't have to take a short nap before the games start this morning! ~lol~ :^)
Dec-30-07  TheBB: Looks good for Korbut ... Tairova is being eaten alive.
Dec-30-07  TheBB: Wait. Scratch that. Korbut is also being eaten alive.
Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: Any idea about tiebreaks? If Tairova loses, Tairova, Korbut, T. Kosintseva and Ovod will all finish on 7/11...
Dec-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Tairova has resigned, so <Scarecrow>'s question re: tiebreaks is no longer hypothetical. The final standings have a four-way tie for first at 7.0/11.
Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: Only Tairova has six wins, that may count. I cannot go into the trouble to calculate head-to-head scores or S-B now... last year I think there was a rapid tiebreak in the men's section between Alekseev and Jakovenko with no regard to such scores...
Dec-30-07  Harvestman: Ooo, a four-way tie! And I missed it, because I forgot the round was starting early. :-(

Turns out it was an expensive phone call for Korbut in round 2.

Dec-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <Harvestman: *** Turns out it was an expensive phone call for Korbut in round 2.>

How very true, and how sad for her. Even so, she could have taken clear first if she had been able to manage a draw with White today.

Dec-30-07  DCP23: Unconfirmed, but most probably it will look that way (one of the participants said so):

1. T.Kosintseva
2. E.Tairova
3. E.Ovod

Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: I would be happy with that (have been rooting for Tatiana K.)
Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: Well, Sonneborn-Berger scores seem to support that...

T Kosintseva 39,25
Tairova 37,75
Ovod 35,75
Korbut 33,5

Dec-30-07  malthrope: Oh thanks gang! ;) I was wondering if the tiebreak system would cover it without having a complex 4-way playoff... Well, they all deserved to win really, but I'm very glad it was WGM/IM Tatinia Kosintseva! :))
Dec-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Me too. And just yesterday I thought she had no chance to win whatsoever... that girl is LUCKY!

BTW, Mal, it's "Tatiana" (or "Tatyana"), not "Tatinia". Just saying because you called her that twice that I saw. ;) If that's too long, the usual nickname form of her name is Tania or Tanya. :)

Dec-30-07  malthrope: <Annie <BTW, Mal, it's "Tatiana" (or "Tatyana"), not "Tatinia". Just saying because you called her that twice that I saw. ;) If that's too long, the usual nickname form of her name is Tania or Tanya. :)>>

Yeah Annie - I just mispelled it. :-(
I've just corrected it in the <ChessBookie> post just made and now also on my User Profile <<<Current Chess Events>>>... ;)

May-18-08  flhoosier: isn't either of the kosintseva sisters playing any matches in 2008?
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