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🏆 Russian Team Championship (Women) (2016)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno, Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova, Ekaterina Valentinovna Kovalevskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Natalia Zhukova, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Elena Yevgenyevna Zaiatz, Evgenija Ovod, Anastasia Savina, Bibisara Assaubayeva, Polina Shuvalova, Baira Kovanova, Irina Vasilevich, Karina Ambartsumova, Ekaterina Ubiennykh, Elena Tomilova, Dina Belenkaya, Anna Styazhkina, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya, Dina Drozdova, Anastasia Travkina, Lanita Stetsko, Tatiana Fatianova, Evgeniya Sukhareva, Olga Petrova, Alina Balaian, Marina Baraeva, Ekaterina Borisova, Alfia Nasybullina, Karina Ivanova, Anastasia Sazonova, Olga Belova, Lubov Markelova, Polina Maslova, Darya Trapeznikova, Elza Khazieva, Yasmin Yurovskikh Chess Event Description
Russian Team Championship (Women) (2016)

The 17th Russian Women's Team Championship was held in Zhemchuzhina Hotel (Sochi) between May 1 and May 10, 2016 as a 9-team round robin. Teams consisted of four players and an optional alternate. Defending champions ShSM Legacy Square Capital (Moscow) retained their title, winning all of their matches for a perfect score.

ShS SDY Yug Boa Don Uni Buk Lad SSh MP GP 1st ShSM Legacy Square Capital (Moscow) *** 2.5 3.0 2.5 4.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 16 23.5 2nd SDYuSShOR ShSh (St. Petersburg) 1.5 *** 2.0 2.5 1.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 2.5 11 20.0 3rd Yugra (Khanty-Mansi AO) 1.0 2.0 *** 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 11 20.0 4th Boavista (Moscow) 1.5 1.5 2.0 *** 2.0 2.5 2.0 2.5 3.5 9 17.5 5th Donchanka (Rostov-on-Don) 0.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 *** 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.5 8 14.5 6th Universitet (Belorechensk) 1.5 0.5 1.5 1.5 2.0 *** 3.0 2.5 3.0 7 15.5 7th Bukavushki (Togliatti) 1.5 0.0 0.5 2.0 2.0 1.0 *** 2.0 2.5 5 11.5 8th Ladya (Tatarstan) 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 3.0 1.5 2.0 *** 2.0 4 12.5 9th SShOR Yunost Moskvy (Moscow) 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.5 1.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 *** 1 9.0

Alexandra Kosteniuk (4.0/5), Kateryna Lahno (4.5/7), Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (5.0/7), Alina Kashlinskaya (5.5/7) and Anastasia Savina (4.5/6) played for the winning team.

Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Detailed results and team line-ups:

Previous edition: Russian Team Championship (Women) (2015)

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 144  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Shuvalova vs E Ubiennykh  0-1402016Russian Team Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. L Stetsko vs A Savina  0-1302016Russian Team Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. A Kashlinskaya vs Zaiatz  1-0602016Russian Team Championship (Women)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
4. N Zhukova vs E V Kovalevskaya  ½-½412016Russian Team Championship (Women)B41 Sicilian, Kan
5. Lahno vs A Goryachkina 0-1292016Russian Team Championship (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
6. A Styazhkina vs O Petrova 0-1392016Russian Team Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. B Assaubayeva vs D Belenkaya  ½-½492016Russian Team Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. E Ovod vs A Maltsevskaya  0-1342016Russian Team Championship (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Travkina vs A Bodnaruk  ½-½482016Russian Team Championship (Women)B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. A Nasybullina vs M R Nechaeva  0-1432016Russian Team Championship (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. E Tomilova vs K Ivanova  1-0252016Russian Team Championship (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
12. Ekaterina Borisova vs D Drozdova  0-1442016Russian Team Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
13. I Vasilevich vs Y Yurovskikh  ½-½452016Russian Team Championship (Women)A20 English
14. A Ushenina vs P Maslova  ½-½612016Russian Team Championship (Women)A20 English
15. D Trapeznikova vs N Pogonina 0-1452016Russian Team Championship (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
16. L Mkrtchian vs A Sazonova 1-0812016Russian Team Championship (Women)A90 Dutch
17. A Bodnaruk vs Lahno  ½-½542016Russian Team Championship (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
18. A Savina vs A Balaian  ½-½672016Russian Team Championship (Women)D94 Grunfeld
19. A Sazonova vs B Assaubayeva  1-0582016Russian Team Championship (Women)E73 King's Indian
20. E Ubiennykh vs A Ushenina  ½-½762016Russian Team Championship (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. N Pogonina vs E Tomilova  ½-½672016Russian Team Championship (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. A M Galliamova vs P Shuvalova 0-1462016Russian Team Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
23. Y Yurovskikh vs L Markelova  0-1652016Russian Team Championship (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. E Khazieva vs Ekaterina Borisova  ½-½492016Russian Team Championship (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. K Ivanova vs K Ambartsumova  ½-½222016Russian Team Championship (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 144  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Richard Taylor: I am interested in the games but I incessantly click on the names to see if the woman is sexy or beautiful, often they don't have a picture!...the evil confessions of a degenerate old Kiwi man...
May-03-16  Clemens Scheitz: <Richard Taylor>,
I'm sure you are not the only one.

I know nothing about the preferences of New Zealand women, but let me suggest that you may be luckier with the ladies if you drop the cigar and trim your nose hairs.

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  cro777: <Richard Taylor> To get a general impression about paticipants ...

They need no introduction (Anna Ushenina and Anastasia Savina):

And the tournament visual image:

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  PhilFeeley: <Richard Taylor> Kosteniuk's not there. All the rest are pale in comparison.
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  cro777: After four rounds (out of nine) ShSM "Legacy Square Capital" from Moscow (Kosteniuk, Lagno, Kovalevskaya, Kashlinskaya, Savina) is leading with perfect score.

Alexandra Kosteniuk has joined the team in the fourth round.

She participated in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Batumi, finishing second in the final ranking.

(The winners: Gunina, Kosteniuk and Batsiashvili).

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  cro777: Kosteniuk joined her team from Moscow in round 4:

Kosteniuk's teammate Kashlinskaya:

The University Belorechensk team in round 4 (boards 2, 3, and 4):

(Right to left: Zhukova, Stetsko and Baraeva. Akeksandra Goryachkina played on board 1)

May-07-16  Mr. V: Kosteniuk seems to have a sort of staying power at the top of women's chess lists, despite the passing of the years.
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  Bratek: A very interesting article by Albert Silver on Chessbase<5/7/2016 – While the Premier League in the Russian Team Championship with its roster of big names is the largest draw for most fans, they would be seriously remiss to not look at all the other competitions involved. Notably the Women's Team Championship with several former world champions, the Higher League, the Senior's with legends from yesteryear still strutting their stuff.>
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  Richard Taylor: <PhilFeeley: <Richard Taylor> Kosteniuk's not there. All the rest are pale in comparison.> But when I play where there are women players I play against them as warily as any man. At my level it makes not much difference there are plenty of women players can beat me.>

yes Kosteniuk is a good player and so on...

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  Richard Taylor: <cro777: <Richard Taylor> To get a general impression about paticipants ... They need no introduction (Anna Ushenina and Anastasia Savina):

And the tournament visual image:

They are all quite young. Just look like young NZ women...but they play chess!

May-09-16  ragtag: Chessperate housewives in a Sochi hotel
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