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Natalia Wins Motiva Rapid Cup

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Left to right: tournament organizer, Maria Fominykh (best U2200 performance), Daria Charochkina (#2), Anastasia Bodnaruk (#4), Natalia Pogonina (#1), Antoaneta Stefanova (#5), Monika Socko (#3), Evgenija Ovod (best player from St. Petersburg), Sarasadat Khadelmalsharieh (audience prize)
The 3rd edition of the Motiva Rapid Chess Cup took place in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 15-16. The main event was a Swiss rapid tournament featuring 32 female titled players representing 9 different federations, including 4 GMs, 10 WGMs and 6 IMs.
Natalia was seeded 1st by rating and cruised through the event rather comfortably on Day 1 by scoring 4.5/5. On Day 2 she earned 2.5 points out of 4 and finished in clear 1st place with 7/9.
Final standings

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