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Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) Tournament

Natalia Pogonina6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Valentina Gunina5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Olga Girya5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Daria Charochkina4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Baira Kovanova4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Ekaterina Ubiennykh3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Evgenija Ovod1/9(+1 -8 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2012)

The 62nd Russian Women's Championship Superfinal was played at Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow, Russia 3-12 August 2012. Rest day: August 8. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30 second increment from move one. Games started at 3 pm, last round at 1 pm local time. Prize fund: 1.5 million rubles (~US $28,000). If players tied for first, a playoff would be held (15+10 Rapid games and eventually an Armageddon).

Natalia Pogonina won with 6.5/9, a point ahead of last year's winner Gunina, who beat Nadezhda Kosintseva on tiebreak:

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Pogonina 2448 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ 2 Gunina 2507 0 * 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 5½ 3 N Kosintseva 2524 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5½ 4 Galliamova 2465 ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 5 5 T Kosintseva 2530 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 0 1 1 1 5 6 Girya 2433 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 5 7 Charochkina 2353 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 * 1 1 0 4½ 8 Kovanova 2408 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 * 1 1 4 9 Ubiennykh 2367 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 * 1 3 10 Ovod 2419 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1

Category: VIII (2445). Chief arbiter: Yuri Lobanov

Official site:
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2012

Previous: Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2011). Next: Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2013). Open section: Russian Superfinals (2012)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Ovod vs T Kosintseva 0-1312012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. O Girya vs N Kosintseva  ½-½642012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
3. N Pogonina vs E Ubiennykh ½-½442012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. A M Galliamova vs B Kovanova ½-½472012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)A36 English
5. D Charochkina vs V Gunina ½-½112012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. D Charochkina vs E Ovod 0-1632012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C45 Scotch Game
7. T Kosintseva vs N Pogonina 0-1562012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
8. E Ubiennykh vs A M Galliamova ½-½722012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. B Kovanova vs O Girya  0-1432012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)A06 Reti Opening
10. V Gunina vs N Kosintseva 1-0352012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. N Kosintseva vs B Kovanova  ½-½782012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
12. O Girya vs E Ubiennykh  1-0432012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C46 Three Knights
13. A M Galliamova vs T Kosintseva  ½-½422012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)A22 English
14. N Pogonina vs D Charochkina ½-½412012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B83 Sicilian
15. E Ovod vs V Gunina 0-1382012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. E Ubiennykh vs N Kosintseva  0-1482012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. V Gunina vs B Kovanova  ½-½422012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Charochkina vs A M Galliamova  0-1422012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. E Ovod vs N Pogonina 0-1402012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
20. T Kosintseva vs O Girya  1-0662012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva ½-½142012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
22. A M Galliamova vs E Ovod 1-0312012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. N Pogonina vs V Gunina 1-0462012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. B Kovanova vs E Ubiennykh 1-0262012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
25. O Girya vs D Charochkina  1-0372012Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)A50 Queen's Pawn Game
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  HeMateMe: They would have a duel--Putin pez dispensers, at ten meters. Last man standing.
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  perfidious: <HMM> Ah, to have some Pez-wonderful candy from my youth!
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  HeMateMe: Hey, Natalie P is in first place--hopefully she can Keep it going. Nice story about the mens and womens sides on Chessbase. 16 year old Dubov will steal the show.
Aug-09-12  waustad: I've never understood shopping as a sport, but good luck for the rest of the tournament.
Aug-09-12  waustad: A real market like the Wienernaschmarkt or a good farmers market is different, but I get clothes because everything is falling apart. It is fun going to all of the places selling exotic food.
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  parmetd: Natalia takes over the lead by defeating her coleader with black!
Aug-10-12  random1: Where's Tatiana's sixth game?
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  parmetd: 1 more round to go Natalia!
Aug-12-12  waustad: Congratulations Natalia. She already took a quick draw to clinch the title. Can a national championship serve as an IM or GM norm or does one need to have foreign players involved?
Premium Chessgames Member Congratulations Natalia!
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  HeMateMe: Natalie is Golden, on the final day of the Olympics.
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  Natalia Pogonina: Thanks! Your support is very important for me. I will follow up on this a bit later, after the closing ceremony (in case you have any questions/comments) :)
Aug-12-12  falso contacto: Well done. Very glad to hear.
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  parmetd: Many congratulations Natalia!!
What was your favorite game? *Maybe annotate it for your website?!* At what point did you feel you were winning in this game N Pogonina vs V Gunina, 2012?

Well done.

@waustad. National Championships are the only places where foreign federations are not required for an IM/GM norm.

Aug-12-12  Barok Espinosa: Congratulations!

Russian Women's Superfinals: WINNER : Pogonina [cash in ticket] 150 YOU WIN! COLLECT 2446 15:1 16.31 2,446 Aug-13-12


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  Stonehenge: Congratulations Natalija Andreyevna!
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  whiteshark: < Natalia >

CONGRATULATIONS for the win of the

<Russian Women’s Championship Superfinal 2012 <>> !!!!!


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  Wild Bill: Congratulations, Natalia Andreevna!
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  WannaBe: Woo woo!! Congrats.
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  Natalia Pogonina: @waustad Technically speaking, national championships, Olympiads, etc. don't have the requirement. However, there were only two GMs in this tournament. @Barok Espinosa Grats! :) I didn't bet on anyone in this event. @parmetd Thanks. I will annotate some games later on. In the game vs. Gunina I had like a minute on my clock on move 39, so I had to find the winning continuation very quickly. After move 40 I paused and re-checked it.
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  brankat: <Natalia Pogonina> It was a great performance You had put on during the entire tournament.

Congratulations GM Pogonina!

Aug-12-12  LoveThatJoker: <Natalia> Congratulations!!


Aug-12-12  theodor: <<whiteshark>: < Natalia >

CONGRATULATIONS for the win of the

<Russian Women’s Championship Superfinal 2012 <>> !!!!!> in russia, if you're supporting the statuqvo, since peter-the first, you're always prospering! congratulations!

Aug-21-12  Chessdreamer: currently missing from the database..

[Event "Russian Women's Superfinals"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2012.08.12"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Kosintseva, Nadezhda"]
[Black "Galliamova, Alisa"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B43"]
[WhiteElo "2524"]
[BlackElo "2465"]
[PlyCount "137"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 b5 6. Bd3 Qc7 7. O-O Nf6 8. Re1 d6 9. a4 b4 10. Na2 e5 11. Nf5 Nc6 12. Bg5 Bxf5 13. exf5 d5 14. c3 Be7 15. cxb4 Nxb4 16. Rc1 Qb8 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. Bb1 Qb7 19. Qg4 Kf8 20. Red1 Rd8 21. Nxb4 Qxb4 22. Qxb4 Bxb4 23. Ba2 d4 24. Rc7 Be7 25. b4 Rb8 26. Rb1 d3 27. Kf1 Rg8 28. b5 axb5 29. axb5 Rg4 30. b6 Ra4 31. b7 Rxb7 32. Rcxb7 Rxa2 33. R7b2 Ra4 34. Rd1 Rd4 35. f3 Bb4 36. Kf2 d2 37. Ke2 Kg7 38. Rdb1 e4 39. Kd1 exf3 40. gxf3 Bd6 41. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 42. Kxd2 Bxh2 43. Ke3 Bd6 44. Rh1 h6 45. Ke4 Bb4 46. Rh2 Ba3 47. Rh1 Bb4 48. Kd5 Bd2 49. Kd6 Kf8 50. Kd7 Bg5 51. Kd8 Be3 52. Re1 Bd2 53. Re8+ Kg7 54. Re2 Bg5 55. Ke7 h5 56. Rh2 Kh6 57. Kxf7 Bf4 58. Rg2 Bg5 59. f4 Bxf4 60. Kxf6 Bc1 61. Rg6+ Kh7 62. Rg1 Be3 63. Rh1 Kh6 64. Ke5 Kg5 65. f6 h4 66. f7 Bc5 67. Rg1+ Kh5 68. Kf4 Bd6+ 69. Ke4 1-0

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  Tabanus: <Chessdreamer> I sent it in yesterday via the PGN Upload Utility. Let's dream on.
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