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Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) Tournament

Valentina Gunina6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Daria Charochkina5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Natalia Pogonina5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Baira Kovanova5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Elena Yevgenyevna Zaiatz4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Tatiana Shadrina3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Olga Girya3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Anastasia Bodnaruk2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2011)

The 61st Russian Women's Championship Superfinal was played in the Central Chess House in Moscow, Russia, 19-28 August 2011. Rest day: August 24. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30 second increment from move 1. Games started at 3 pm, last round at noon local time. Prize fund: 1,500,000 rubles (~37,500 Euros), with 10,000 Euros for the winner.

Valentina Gunina won with 6.5/9, ahead of last year's winner Galliamova, who beat Charochkina on tiebreak.

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Gunina 2487 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 6 2 Galliamova 2492 1 * 1 0 1 0 1 5 3 Charochkina 2310 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 5 4 Pogonina 2442 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 0 5 5 Kovanova 2354 0 * 1 0 1 1 5 6 Zaiatz 2419 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 4 7 Kosteniuk 2497 0 1 0 0 * 1 4 8 Shadrina 2373 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 * 1 3 9 Girya 2371 0 0 0 * 1 3 10 Bodnaruk 2431 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 * 2

Category: VII (2418). Chief arbiter: Evgeny Eletsky

Official site 1: http://ruchess.ru/championship/deta...
Official site 2: http://ruchess.ru/news/report/news_...
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2011
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/gunin...
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...

Previous: Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2010). Next: Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2012). Open section: Russian Championship Superfinal (2011)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Shadrina vs A Bodnaruk  1-0512011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. D Charochkina vs O Girya  1-0392011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. B Kovanova vs N Pogonina  ½-½272011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
4. Kosteniuk vs A M Galliamova 1-0452011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
5. Zaiatz vs V Gunina 0-1272011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. A Bodnaruk vs D Charochkina  0-1542011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. O Girya vs B Kovanova  0-1582011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
8. V Gunina vs N Pogonina ½-½632011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E09 Catalan, Closed
9. Zaiatz vs Kosteniuk  1-0732011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A M Galliamova vs T Shadrina  1-0652011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. N Pogonina vs O Girya 1-0282011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. B Kovanova vs A Bodnaruk  1-0402011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. D Charochkina vs A M Galliamova  0-1352011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
14. T Shadrina vs Zaiatz  0-1552011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Kosteniuk vs V Gunina 0-1422011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. V Gunina vs O Girya  ½-½452011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D75 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
17. A Bodnaruk vs N Pogonina  1-0732011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
18. Kosteniuk vs T Shadrina  1-0422011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Zaiatz vs D Charochkina  0-1772011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D80 Grunfeld
20. A M Galliamova vs B Kovanova  ½-½622011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. O Girya vs A Bodnaruk  1-0452011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. T Shadrina vs V Gunina 0-1212011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. B Kovanova vs Zaiatz 1-0332011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C53 Giuoco Piano
24. N Pogonina vs A M Galliamova 1-0412011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. D Charochkina vs Kosteniuk  ½-½392011Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-26-11  paavoh: Another first!? Where is everybody?
Aug-26-11  Beholder: Gunina is becoming a force to be reckoned with. The next Kosteniuk, perhaps? Or more than that.

*The* Kosteniuk meanwhile is in a serious slump. But then, why shouldn't she enjoy life outside of chess after winning the women's World Title.

Aug-26-11
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  parmetd: Odd i've only heard of three of these women...
Aug-26-11
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  HeMateMe: Go Natalie! You rock!
Aug-26-11  kurtrichards: Russian Women's Superfinals Tournament 2011> Where are the Kosintseva sisters?
Aug-26-11
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  beenthere240: Thanks <chessgames>!
Aug-26-11  Psihadal: <Beholder: Gunina is becoming a force to be reckoned with. The next Kosteniuk, perhaps? Or more than that. *The* Kosteniuk meanwhile is in a serious slump. But then, why shouldn't she enjoy life outside of chess after winning the women's World Title.>

I agree, Gunina has really impressed me.
Hope to see some great things from her in years to come.

Aug-27-11
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  perfidious: <kurtrichards: Russian Women's Superfinals Tournament 2011> Where are the Kosintseva sisters?>

Maybe they were worn out after this event: FIDE Women's Grand Prix (2011).

Aug-27-11
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  whiteshark: "I took the speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It's about Russia."

-- Woody Allen

Aug-27-11
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  Natalia Pogonina: Yes, the sisters were too busy to participate this time. Tough schedule.
Aug-27-11
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  whiteshark: <Natalia Pogonina> Do you have any theoretical chance to come first place?
Aug-27-11  kia0708: where is Judith Polgar ?
Aug-27-11
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  HeMateMe: Budapest, Hungary
Aug-27-11
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  Sneaky: whiteshark, I think if Gunina loses round 9 and Pogonina wins, they would both be tied for 1st with 6/9. But more realistically it looks like Gunina will clinch first and Natalia will have to settle for 2nd place.
Aug-28-11  stanleys: Gunina wins!Congratulations,Valya!

Congratulations also to the lowest-rated Daria Charochkina who takes the 3rd place!

Aug-29-11  checkmateyourmove: <Pogonina> is the nakamura of woman....haha Always first to criticize play but never can see her ignorance. Long live chess to give these guys a reality check.
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