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🏆 Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2007)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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. ... [more]

Player: Nadezhda Kosintseva

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva ½-½92007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C50 Giuoco Piano
2. N Kosintseva vs E Tairova 0-1542007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C18 French, Winawer
3. S Matveeva vs N Kosintseva 1-0552007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. N Kosintseva vs E Ovod  ½-½702007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
5. V Gunina vs N Kosintseva  0-1622007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
6. N Kosintseva vs N Pogonina  ½-½422007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. O Girya vs N Kosintseva  0-1582007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
8. N Kosintseva vs Korbut ½-½722007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. E V Kovalevskaya vs N Kosintseva  0-1302007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
10. N Kosintseva vs Stepovaia-Dianchenko  ½-½742007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C49 Four Knights
11. T Shadrina vs N Kosintseva  ½-½502007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
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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?>

Tairova-Stepovaya
Korbut-Ovod

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: http://russiachess.org/online/ . See LIVE commentary links (for men's tournament) at my profile page: User: minasina
Dec-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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...
Dec-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Dec-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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! :))
Dec-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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