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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women) Tournament

Baira Kovanova9/11(+8 -1 =2)[view games]
Natalia Pogonina8/11(+5 -0 =6)[view games]
Ekaterina Ubiennykh7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Evgenija Ovod7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Olga Girya7/11(+6 -3 =2)[view games]
Ekaterina Timofeeva7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Irina Vasilevich6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Zoja Severiukhina6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Anastasia Bodnaruk6/10(+4 -2 =4)[view games]
Evgeniya Sukhareva6/11(+6 -5 =0)[view games]
Tatiana Shadrina6/11(+5 -4 =2)[view games]
Margarita Schepetkova6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Marina Romanko5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Dina Drozdova5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Lyudmila Gubernatorova5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Elena Zaiatz5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Daria Pustovoitova5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Inna Ivakhinova5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[view games]
Tamara Cheremnova5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[view games]
Ekaterina Kabanova5/11(+5 -6 =0)[view games]
Elena N Sazonova5/11(+4 -5 =2)[view games]
Olga Iljushina4.5/11(+4 -6 =1)[view games]
Maria Butuc4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[view games]
Anastasia Sazonova4/11(+3 -6 =2)[view games]
Irina Korchenkova4/10(+3 -5 =2)[view games]
Aminat Dotdaeva3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[view games]
Viktoria Korchagina3/10(+2 -6 =2)[view games]
Ksenia Manina3/10(+2 -6 =2)[view games]
(32 players total; 4 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 170  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Pogonina vs E Timofeeva ½-½41 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B83 Sicilian
2. D Drozdova vs E Zaiatz  1-029 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
3. I Ivakhinova vs T Adamova  1-038 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
4. A Sazonova vs D Pustovoitova  1-049 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
5. E Ubiennykh vs K Manina  1-028 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A81 Dutch
6. E Rassokhina vs Z Severiukhina 0-125 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. O Iljushina vs V Korchagina  1-052 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E97 King's Indian
8. A Dotdaeva vs T Shadrina  ½-½69 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. I Vasilevich vs E Sazonova  1-055 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A20 English
10. E Kabanova vs B Kovanova 0-146 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Bodnaruk vs M Schepetkova  ½-½44 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. M Butuc vs E Ovod  0-160 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A15 English
13. O Girya vs E Sukhareva  1-041 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. L Gubernatorova vs E Kovalevskaya  0-142 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Romanko vs T Cheremnova  1-024 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. D Pustovoitova vs I Korchenkova  1-032 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
17. T Cheremnova vs E Rassokhina  1-043 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E16 Queen's Indian
18. V Korchagina vs L Gubernatorova  0-133 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)C12 French, McCutcheon
19. E Sukhareva vs E Likhovid  1-035 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
20. K Manina vs M Butuc  0-153 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. T Adamova vs E Kabanova  0-152 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B27 Sicilian
22. E Zaiatz vs E Sazonova  1-036 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E73 King's Indian
23. E Timofeeva vs A Dotdaeva  1-042 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A35 English, Symmetrical
24. T Shadrina vs A Bodnaruk  1-056 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. O Iljushina vs M Romanko  1-056 2012 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Jun-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kinghunt: You were so close to an automatic requalification, just a half a point shy... But it seems that you didn't take that loss too hard and are looking to get back with a vengeance!
Jun-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Go Natalia Go!
Jun-24-12
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  HeMateMe: Looks like Natalie is well on her way to a trip to the closed Russian Championships. I guess the other top russian players are in that tournament that includes Kosteniuk and the Kointseva sisters, and they have already qualified.
Jun-24-12
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  Natalia Pogonina: @HeMateMe The sisters will be invited by rating. Alexandra doesn't have a spot in the Superfinal unless the RCF will make up a new rule.

The way things are supposed to be, Kosintsevas will qualify by rating; Gunina, Galliamova and Charochkina for winning medals in 2011, and 5 more players - for their performance at the Top League.

Jun-25-12
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  Wild Bill: Congratulations, Natalia Andreevna! Now go get 'em in Moscow!
Jun-25-12  Open Defence: <Wild Bill> you old avtaar is available now I think
Jun-25-12
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  Wild Bill: Why, thank you, <Defi>.

I've grown accustomed to Darth Vader, however. He represents my dark side so well. A good chess player should always be in touch with his dark side.

Jun-25-12  goommba88: Natalia,
How does it feel to be the hottest chessplayer on the planet!?
Jun-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: How many rounds left?
Jun-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kinghunt: Two rounds to go, and Natalia edges up to equal first!
Jun-25-12
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  OhioChessFan: <Wild Bill: I've grown accustomed to Darth Vader, however. He represents my dark side so well. A good chess player should always be in touch with his dark side.>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GWx...

Jun-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Wonder why Goryachkina's not playing?
Jun-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Google translate is a laugh sometimes.

Using it to translate the official webpage, Ekaterina Ubiennykh is translated as "Murdered Catherine".

Olga Girya becomes "Olga Kettlebell", Evgenija Ovod becomes "Eugene Gadfly" and Daniil Dubov becomes "Daniel Oaks"...I actually looked up "Oaks" before I understood it was Dubov.

Jun-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: That would make them the second worst in linguistics--right behind ChessBase.
Jun-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kinghunt: Natalia secures an invitation to the Superfinal with one round to go! In the last round, the pressure is off and she's just playing for glory.
Jun-26-12
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  HeMateMe: As always, the Russian finals are an orgy of talent. I guess the USA is number two.
Jun-27-12
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  Natalia Pogonina: Thanks for the support, guys! +5 =6 -0 is not bad, although before the tournament I expected this result to be enough for gold, not silver! :D
Jun-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Congrats Natalia! And wow yea who would have thought +5Kh8 was going to be 2nd!
Jun-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kinghunt: Kovanova had an absolutely phenomenal event, all the way through. Eight wins in this field is unbelievable.
Jun-27-12
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  brankat: 8/11 would have been enough for the gold most of the times, but B.Kovanova had an incredible score.
Jun-28-12
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  chessgames.com: Congratulations Natalia. Best of luck in the Superfinals!
Jun-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Clearly, Kovanova was a Supernova!
Jun-30-12  apple scruffs: A mere matter of spelling, but I'd say Kovanova was a Supanova.
Jul-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: <AS> <Kovanova Supanova> I sense a <CG.com> pun title in the works...
Jul-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I haven't had a pun chosen in six months. It's a Punspiracy, mark my words.
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