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🏆 Russian Team Championship (Women) (2015)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Ekaterina Valentinovna Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Evgenija Ovod, Daria Voit, Baira Kovanova, Irina Vasilevich, Alina Bivol, Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, Karina Ambartsumova, Olga Iljushina, Elena Tomilova, Dina Belenkaya, Dinara Dordzhieva, Elizaveta Bronnikova, Dina Drozdova, Anastasia Travkina, Evgeniya Sukhareva, Olga Petrova, Alina Balaian, Anastasiya Protopopova, Sandugach Shaydullina, Marina Baraeva, Natasha Berdychevaskaya, Irina Baraeva, Irina Utiatskaja, Zalina Lingur, Olga Belova, Alexandra Alieva, Viktoria Yakimenko, Lubov Markelova, Yana Kim, Anna Yakimenko, Elza Khazieva, Natalia Sergeeva, Alisa Demchenko, Ludmila Leolko, Oksana Komissarova Chess Event Description
Russian Team Championship (Women) (2015)

Played in Sochi, Russia 1-7 May 2015. Official site: Crosstable:

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Belenkaya vs L Leolko  1-0292015Russian Team Championship (Women)B50 Sicilian
2. L Markelova vs M Baraeva  0-1462015Russian Team Championship (Women)D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
3. I Baraeva vs E Khazieva  ½-½482015Russian Team Championship (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. A Bodnaruk vs I Utiatskaja 1-0332015Russian Team Championship (Women)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
5. A Alieva vs E Ovod  0-1322015Russian Team Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
6. O Komissarova vs A Balaian  0-1342015Russian Team Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
7. N Sergeeva vs A Bivol  0-1432015Russian Team Championship (Women)C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
8. I Vasilevich vs Viktoria Yakimenko  1-0502015Russian Team Championship (Women)A16 English
9. A Yakimenko vs E Tomilova  0-1422015Russian Team Championship (Women)B54 Sicilian
10. D Drozdova vs A Demchenko  1-0362015Russian Team Championship (Women)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. G Nakhbayeva vs S Shaydullina  1-0542015Russian Team Championship (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. K Ambartsumova vs D Voit  1-0662015Russian Team Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. A Protopopova vs B Kovanova  0-1502015Russian Team Championship (Women)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
14. A Travkina vs Kosteniuk  ½-½402015Russian Team Championship (Women)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. O Girya vs E Sukhareva  ½-½912015Russian Team Championship (Women)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. O Petrova vs E V Kovalevskaya  0-1262015Russian Team Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. A Kashlinskaya vs N Berdychevaskaya  1-0352015Russian Team Championship (Women)D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
18. N Pogonina vs O Iljushina 1-0652015Russian Team Championship (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. D Dordzhieva vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½582015Russian Team Championship (Women)A13 English
20. M R Nechaeva vs Z Lingur  1-0492015Russian Team Championship (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. E Tomilova vs O Petrova  1-0592015Russian Team Championship (Women)B07 Pirc
22. Y Kim vs D Drozdova  0-1462015Russian Team Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
23. Viktoria Yakimenko vs D Dordzhieva 0-1392015Russian Team Championship (Women)B50 Sicilian
24. Z Lingur vs A Yakimenko  1-0382015Russian Team Championship (Women)B41 Sicilian, Kan
25. A Demchenko vs A Protopopova  0-1442015Russian Team Championship (Women)A22 English
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  Penguincw: Site (?):

6 of the top 50 women in the world are participating here.

May-02-15  haydn20: Draws seem to be a rare beast here.
May-03-15  mathlover: which are the Teams ? Pls give the list of teams
May-03-15  MagnusVerMagnus: Beutiful crush by the beautiful Gunina, Valentina.......smashing the GM Pogogina
May-03-15  MagnusVerMagnus: < haydn20: Draws seem to be a rare beast here. > Short says women do not have mental capacity to draw
May-04-15  Eric Farley: But they do have the mental capacity to massacre idiotic and mediocre fish like him. Judit Polgar beat him 8 to 3 in classical games and 4 to nil in Rapid. So Kasparov's favorite punching bag should shut his pie-hole, or do us a better favor: take a powder
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  keypusher: <Eric Farley: But they do have the mental capacity to massacre idiotic and mediocre fish like him. Judit Polgar beat him 8 to 3 in classical games and 4 to nil in Rapid. So Kasparov's favorite punching bag should shut his pie-hole, or do us a better favor: take a powder>

Well, you've never made a post that wasn't jaw-droppingly stupid, and it's a safe bet you play chess much worse than Nigel Short does. So why don't you take a powder instead?

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  cro777: <mathlover: which are the Teams?>

The event is a 7-round Swiss tournament with the participation of 10 teams.

The main favorites are SHSM "Nashe nasledie" Moscow (Kosteniuk, Gunina, Girya, Kovalevskaya, Kashlinskaya) and "Yugra" Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (Ushenina, Pogonina, Mkrtchian, Guseva, Kovanova).

Other participants are: "Boavista" Moscow, "SDYUSSHOR SHSH" St. Petersburg, "University Belorechensk", "Ladya" Kazan, "Grozny" Chechen Republic, "GM Igor Glek International Academy of Chess" Moscow, "Donchanka" Rostov and "Kuban" Krasnodar.

May-04-15  Eric Farley: Not being able to criticize a GM just because you probably don't play like him is downright stupid. But this is not a surprise coming from a crud like you. Go push coke instead of keys. I don't write here for idiots like you to read.
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  perfidious: No-one, including <keypusher>, would deny your God-given right to look a fool without apparent effort.

Neither are we compelled to view your posts, Mr Moe Rawn.

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  keypusher: <Eric Farley: Not being able to criticize a GM just because you probably don't play like him is downright stupid. But this is not a surprise coming from a crud like you. Go push coke instead of keys. I don't write here for idiots like you to read.>

It's not just that you're a crappy chessplayer. Most of us are. Or that you criticize. All of us do. It's that every post you write is an nasty, over-the-top attack on someone, in comically bad English. (Again, generally I don't blame somebody writing in a second language, but when you call someone <a crud> it makes you sound like an intellectually stunted 12-year-old. Or <take a powder>. I don't think any native speaker has used that phrase uninronically in 50 years.) And every attack is objectively stupid. Nakamura wins four straight at Gibraltar and you write <must be a really weak tournament>. It's an open tournament. You can look up who's playing. Nigel Short has a bad score against Kasparov and Polgar. Oh, the horror.

So, in sum:

You contribute nothing.

You write the same garbage again and again, badly.

You should never post again.

Any time you do, I'll be there to tell you what a @#$%* idiot you are.

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  cro777: After 5 (out of 7) rounds the teams from Moscow and St Petersburg are on top with 8 points (+3 =2 -0).

"Boavista" Moscow: Alina Bivol, Irina Vasilevich, Elena Tomilova, Dina Drozdova

"SDYUSSHOR SHSH" (Specialized Children and Youth Olympic Reserve School Chess and Checkers) St. Petersburg: Anastasia Bodnaruk, Evgenija Ovod, Dina Belenkaya, Alina Balaian.

"Chess Panthers" from Moscow. The name of the Moscow team was inspired by the Boavista Football Club from Porto (Portugal) nicknamed Panteras (Panthers) and Axadrezados (divided into black and white squares).

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  cro777: WIM Dina Drozdova, the Moscow rapid chess (women) champion 2014 playing on board 4 for chess panthers from Moscow, is the only player with perfect score 5/5.

The best individual result on board 1 has IM Anastasia Bodnaruk from St. Petersburg 4.5/5.

May-05-15  waustad: <key> The only downside of the ignore feature is that you don't know what people are griping about.
May-07-15  MagnusVerMagnus: HORRIBLE blunder by the Grandmaster and gets crushed as white by a mere FM, what a disgrace to mighty Russia, this would be cause for the Gulags back in Stalin days.... The final position is just incredibly a perfect crush, great job Evgenija to create such a masterpiece for all-time, thank you!
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  cro777: And the winners are ...

1. SHSM "Nashe nasledie" Moscow 11 (20.5)

2. "SDYUSSHOR SHSH" St. Petersburg 11 (18.5)

3. "Yugra" Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug 10 (19.5)

SHSM "Nashe nasledie" (Our heritage), representing Moscow Chess Federation, and "SDYUSSHOR SHSH", a specialized sports school from St. Petersburg, tied for first place with 11 points, but the winner was "Nashe nasledie" thanks to the greater number of game-points (20.5 vs 18.5).

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  cro777: We are the champions!

SHSM "Nashe nasledie" Moscow:

1. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (2529) 3.5/6

2. GM Valentina Gunina (2532) 5/5

3. WGM Olga Girya (2464) 4.5/6

4. IM Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (2438) 5/6

5. IM Alina Kashlinskaya (2436) 2.5/5

(From left to right: Kashlinskaya, Girya, Gunina, Kosteniuk, Kovalevskaya)

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  cro777: The defending champion, Anna Ushenina and Natalia Pogonina's team "Yugra" Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug took the bronze medal.

Looking at Natalia's facial expressions, it seems that she was not quite satisfied with her performance at the champioship 3.5/6 on board 2.

May-08-15  Jack Bauer: <cro777: Natalia's facial expressions> I'd call it (the regular) <tension> during a competitive game. ;)
May-08-15  MagnusVerMagnus: < cro777: > Those pictures say a thousand words each, at least those not photo shopped, thank you.
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  HeMateMe: bronze is pretty good. Natalie is only ranked somewhere around 30-40, so she really shouldn't be expected to carry the team. Kosteniuk and Gunina are the heavy hitters, among the Russian women.
May-08-15  MagnusVerMagnus: Yeah she probably should of been on third or fourth board honestly.
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  cro777: The bronze medalists - "Yugra" Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug

(From left to right: Pavel Lobach coach, Pogonina, Kovanova, Ushenina and Guseva)

IM Pavel Lobach is Pogonina's long-time trainer.

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