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Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) Tournament

Tatiana Kosintseva7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Elena Tairova7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Evgenija Ovod7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Ekaterina Korbut7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Natalija Pogonina6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Svetlana Matveeva5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Tatiana Shadrina5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Tatiana Stepovaia5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Olga Girya4/11(+3 -6 =2)[games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
Valentina Gunina2.5/11(+2 -8 =1)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2007)

The 57th Russian Women's Championship Superfinal was played in the Central Chess House in Moscow, Russia, 18-30 December 2007. Rest days: December 21 and 25. Chief organizer: Russian Chess Federation. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30 second increment from move 1. Prize fund: 2 million rubles, with 500,000 rubles (~$20,200) to the winner. Games started at 3 pm, Round 11 at noon.

Four players ended with 7/11. Tatiana Kosintseva had the best tiebreak score and took her third Russian champion title. Last year's winner Korbut lost a point in Round 2 when somebody called her on her cell phone.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 T Kosintseva 2469 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 2 Tairova 2391 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 7 3 Ovod 2386 0 * 1 1 1 1 7 4 Korbut 2443 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 5 Pogonina 2462 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 6 6 N Kosintseva 2469 0 * 0 1 1 1 6 7 Matveeva 2434 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 5 8 Shadrina 2379 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 5 9 Stepovaya 2375 1 1 0 0 0 * 0 1 5 10 Girya 2338 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 4 11 Kovalevskaya 2448 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 3 12 Gunina 2359 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 2

Category: VII (2413). Chief arbiter: Igor Bolotinsky

Official site:
Wikipedia article: Russian Chess Championship#2007

Previous: Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2006). Next: Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2008). Open section: Russian Championship Superfinal (2007)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Gunina vs Korbut 0-1282007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
2. E Ovod vs E Kovalevskaya  ½-½432007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. S Matveeva vs T Stepovaia 1-0822007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. E Tairova vs T Shadrina  1-0502007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. N Pogonina vs O Girya  1-0532007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B32 Sicilian
6. N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva ½-½92007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C50 Giuoco Piano
7. E Kovalevskaya vs V Gunina ½-½822007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C11 French
8. T Stepovaia vs E Ovod ½-½542007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B03 Alekhine's Defense
9. T Kosintseva vs O Girya 1-0412007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B32 Sicilian
10. T Shadrina vs S Matveeva 1-0842007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
11. N Kosintseva vs E Tairova 0-1542007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C18 French, Winawer
12. Korbut vs N Pogonina 0-1222007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. O Girya vs Korbut 0-1382007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
14. V Gunina vs T Stepovaia 0-1712007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)A86 Dutch
15. S Matveeva vs N Kosintseva 1-0552007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. E Ovod vs T Shadrina  1-0472007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. N Pogonina vs E Kovalevskaya  1-0512007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
18. E Tairova vs T Kosintseva 0-1502007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
19. E Kovalevskaya vs O Girya 0-1852007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B32 Sicilian
20. T Shadrina vs V Gunina 1-0502007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C11 French
21. N Kosintseva vs E Ovod  ½-½702007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
22. E Tairova vs S Matveeva ½-½702007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
23. T Kosintseva vs Korbut  ½-½532007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. T Stepovaia vs N Pogonina  ½-½412007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. E Ovod vs E Tairova  0-1432007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-29-07  Karpova: Gunina-Pogonina 1-0
Dec-29-07  Harvestman: Now both Korbut and Tairova are down a pawn. This is a tough day for the leaders.
Dec-29-07  Harvestman: Korbut holds the draw, but Tairova loses, so it is all wide open for the last round.
Dec-29-07  Scarecrow: Korbut escaped with a draw but Tairova lost. This leaves both at 7/10 before the last round.
Dec-29-07  Karpova: Tairova - Kovalevskaya 0-1
Matveeva - Korbut 1/2
Gunina - Pogonina 1-0
T. Kosintseva - Shadrina 1-0
N. Kosintseva - Stepovaya 1/2
Ovod - Girya 1-0

1. Tairova 7.0
Korbut 7.0
3. Pogonina 6.0
Ovod 6.0
T. Kosintseva 6.0
6. N. Kosintseva 5.5
7. Matveeva 5.0
Shadrina 5.0
9. Stepovaya 4.0
10. Girya 3.0
Kovalevskaya 3.0
12. Gunina 2.5

Dec-29-07  ChessNe1: what are the final round match-ups?
Dec-29-07  popski: Wow, great game by Tatiana Kosintseva today! Really brave play!
Dec-29-07  adair10: <ChessNe1: what are the final round match-ups?>


Not sure of colors

Dec-29-07  minasina: NOTE: The last Round #11 (Dec-30-07) will start 3 hours earlier! and it starts at 9 AM GMT or at midday Moscow time (GMT +3) or 4 AM EST (GMT -5). Games 'live' will be presented here: . See LIVE commentary links (for men's tournament) at my profile page: User: minasina
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  whiteshark: That's quite unacceptable. It's in the middle of the night!
Dec-30-07  malthrope: Oh goodie! Mal doesn't have to take a short nap before the games start this morning! ~lol~ :^)
Dec-30-07  TheBB: Looks good for Korbut ... Tairova is being eaten alive.
Dec-30-07  TheBB: Wait. Scratch that. Korbut is also being eaten alive.
Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: Any idea about tiebreaks? If Tairova loses, Tairova, Korbut, T. Kosintseva and Ovod will all finish on 7/11...
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  Peligroso Patzer: Tairova has resigned, so <Scarecrow>'s question re: tiebreaks is no longer hypothetical. The final standings have a four-way tie for first at 7.0/11.
Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: Only Tairova has six wins, that may count. I cannot go into the trouble to calculate head-to-head scores or S-B now... last year I think there was a rapid tiebreak in the men's section between Alekseev and Jakovenko with no regard to such scores...
Dec-30-07  Harvestman: Ooo, a four-way tie! And I missed it, because I forgot the round was starting early. :-(

Turns out it was an expensive phone call for Korbut in round 2.

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  Peligroso Patzer: <Harvestman: *** Turns out it was an expensive phone call for Korbut in round 2.>

How very true, and how sad for her. Even so, she could have taken clear first if she had been able to manage a draw with White today.

Dec-30-07  DCP23: Unconfirmed, but most probably it will look that way (one of the participants said so):

1. T.Kosintseva
2. E.Tairova
3. E.Ovod

Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: I would be happy with that (have been rooting for Tatiana K.)
Dec-30-07  Scarecrow: Well, Sonneborn-Berger scores seem to support that...

T Kosintseva 39,25
Tairova 37,75
Ovod 35,75
Korbut 33,5

Dec-30-07  malthrope: Oh thanks gang! ;) I was wondering if the tiebreak system would cover it without having a complex 4-way playoff... Well, they all deserved to win really, but I'm very glad it was WGM/IM Tatinia Kosintseva! :))
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  Annie K.: Me too. And just yesterday I thought she had no chance to win whatsoever... that girl is LUCKY!

BTW, Mal, it's "Tatiana" (or "Tatyana"), not "Tatinia". Just saying because you called her that twice that I saw. ;) If that's too long, the usual nickname form of her name is Tania or Tanya. :)

Dec-30-07  malthrope: <Annie <BTW, Mal, it's "Tatiana" (or "Tatyana"), not "Tatinia". Just saying because you called her that twice that I saw. ;) If that's too long, the usual nickname form of her name is Tania or Tanya. :)>>

Yeah Annie - I just mispelled it. :-(
I've just corrected it in the <ChessBookie> post just made and now also on my User Profile <<<Current Chess Events>>>... ;)

May-18-08  flhoosier: isn't either of the kosintseva sisters playing any matches in 2008?
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