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Russian Superfinals (Women) Tournament

Alexandra Kosteniuk8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Natalia Pogonina7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Anastasia Bodnaruk6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Olga Girya6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Valentina Gunina6/11(+6 -5 =0)[games]
Daria Charochkina6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Daria Voit6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Evgenija Ovod5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova4/11(+3 -6 =2)[games]
Alina Kashlinskaya3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
Ekaterina Ubiennykh2/11(+2 -9 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Russian Superfinals (Women) (2016)

The Superfinal of the 66th Russian Women's Championship took place in the Novosibirsk State Museum of Local History and Nature, from 16-27 October 2016. The winner of the 12-player round-robin became the Russian Women's Champion, and won 500,000 roubles (about 7,250 euros). The top three automatically qualified for next year's final. The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers allowed before move 40. In case of a tie for first, two 15+10 rapid games would be played, followed, if necessary, by 5 vs 4 Armageddon. (1)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Kosteniuk * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 Pogonina 1 * 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 3 Bodnaruk 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 6 4 Girya * 0 1 0 1 1 6 5 Gunina 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 6 6 Charochkina 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 6 7 Voit 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 6 8 Ovod 0 1 1 0 0 * 1 5 9 Goryachkina 0 0 1 * 0 1 5 10 Galliamova 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 4 11 Kashlinskaya 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 3 12 Ubiennykh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2

Previous edition: Russian Superfinals (Women) (2015). Next: Russian Superfinals (Women) (2017). See also Russian Superfinals (2016).

(1) Chess24: 66th Russian Women's Championship See also

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Bodnaruk vs Kosteniuk 0-1692016Russian Superfinals (Women)C26 Vienna
2. D Voit vs E Ovod  ½-½1102016Russian Superfinals (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. N Pogonina vs A Goryachkina  ½-½402016Russian Superfinals (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A M Galliamova vs O Girya  0-1952016Russian Superfinals (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. E Ubiennykh vs A Kashlinskaya  1-0332016Russian Superfinals (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
6. D Charochkina vs V Gunina 1-0342016Russian Superfinals (Women)E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. O Girya vs E Ubiennykh 1-0862016Russian Superfinals (Women)E73 King's Indian
8. A Bodnaruk vs D Voit  1-0332016Russian Superfinals (Women)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. E Ovod vs N Pogonina  ½-½502016Russian Superfinals (Women)D36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
10. A Goryachkina vs A M Galliamova  0-1332016Russian Superfinals (Women)A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
11. A Kashlinskaya vs D Charochkina  ½-½592016Russian Superfinals (Women)A90 Dutch
12. Kosteniuk vs V Gunina 1-0292016Russian Superfinals (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. V Gunina vs A Kashlinskaya  1-0632016Russian Superfinals (Women)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. D Charochkina vs O Girya  0-1352016Russian Superfinals (Women)A06 Reti Opening
15. A M Galliamova vs E Ovod  ½-½572016Russian Superfinals (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. N Pogonina vs A Bodnaruk 1-0452016Russian Superfinals (Women)A48 King's Indian
17. D Voit vs Kosteniuk 0-1362016Russian Superfinals (Women)A15 English
18. E Ubiennykh vs A Goryachkina 0-1242016Russian Superfinals (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
19. A Bodnaruk vs A M Galliamova  1-0982016Russian Superfinals (Women)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. A Goryachkina vs D Charochkina  ½-½1022016Russian Superfinals (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. E Ovod vs E Ubiennykh  1-0392016Russian Superfinals (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. O Girya vs V Gunina  0-1552016Russian Superfinals (Women)E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
23. Kosteniuk vs A Kashlinskaya 1-0352016Russian Superfinals (Women)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. D Voit vs N Pogonina  ½-½312016Russian Superfinals (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. N Pogonina vs Kosteniuk 1-0802016Russian Superfinals (Women)E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  PhilFeeley: I'll root for Kosteniuk this year. She did fairly well at the Olympiad this summer.
Oct-14-16  Mr. V: I say it's about time Goryachkina showed her stuff.
Oct-14-16  technical draw: <Mr. V> Now I know who dropped 5 bills on Gory in the chessbookie game.
Oct-15-16  mathlover: who are the players here ?
Oct-15-16  Nerwal: Line-up : Aleksandra Goryachkina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalija Pogonina, Valentina Gunina, Olga Girya, Alisa Galliamova, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Evgenija Ovod, Daria Pustovoitova, Alina Kashlinskaya, Ekaterina Ubiennykh, Daria Charochkina.
Oct-15-16  Mr. V: <technical draw> Actually I would never make such a risky bet. I only wish it would happen. Have no idea who in their right mind would actually take those odds.
Oct-16-16  mathlover: thanks Nerwal
Oct-18-16  notyetagm: Gunina won today, after starting 0-2.

Her plan is to win all of her remaining games and take the title, just like she did in 2014.

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  Annie K.: <Gunina won today, after starting 0-2>

She's employing the Topalov Tournament Gambit. ;)

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  whiteshark: Only 5 draws out of 18 games so far
Oct-18-16  notyetagm: <Annie K.: <Gunina won today, after starting 0-2> She's employing the Topalov Tournament Gambit. ;)>

We call that the <SWISS GAMBIT> in the US.

But someone needs to tell Gunina that it really doesn't apply to close round-robin events. :-)

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  Annie K.: That's why it's the Topalov Gambit rather than the Swiss... he's done it in closed round-robins too, several times as I recall. ;)
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  HeMateMe: Go Natalie, in second place!
Oct-23-16  Mr. V: After seven rounds, Kosteniuk in the lead, Girya and Pogonina chasing, Gunina with all decisive games, and Goryachkina with a boring +1 score. Nobody is surprised.
Oct-24-16  et1: Any explanation to the fact that in this tournament in 8 rounds we have 33 decisive games and 15 draws whereas in the men's tournament we have 13 decisive games and 35 draws ? Super GMs know how to draw more and are harder to beat ?
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  whiteshark: Congratulations to Alexandra Kosteniuk for winning <The Superfinal of the 66th Russian Women's Championship> with a lead of 1.5 points before the final round.
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  HeMateMe: She regains the title.
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  AylerKupp: <et1> The average rating in the men's tournament was 2684 and in the women's tournament 2441, a significant 243-point Elo rating point difference. If in order to win or lose a game mistakes or at least inaccuracies must be made by at least one of the players, the chances for a mistake are greater the lower the players' playing strength. Hence, the chances for decisive games should be (much) greater.
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  AylerKupp: And congratulations to Pogonina for second place thanks to a great recovery after consecutive stumbles against Ubiennykh and Charochkina.
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  HeMateMe: yes, Natalie won two of her last three games to get sole possession of second. A fighter!
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