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Russian Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships

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Saturday, 08 October 2016

Team Ugra during one of the matches

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The Russian rapid & blitz chess championships among women, men and seniors took place in Sochi from October 1 to 7. We will focus on the results of Natalia Pogonina and her team Ugra (Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Marina Nechaeva, Baira Kovanova).

In the women's rapid Russian chess championship 63 players competed. The medals went to:

  1. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2519) - 8/10
  2. Alexandra Goryachkina (2424) - 8/10
  3. Natalia Pogonina (2458) - 7.5/10

50 players took part in the women's blitz Russian chess championship. Three ladies were tied for third; the results were the following:

  1. Anastasia Bodnaruk (2386) - 17/22
  2. Natalia Pogonina (2402) - 15.5/22
  3. Elena Tomilova (2223) - 15/22
  4. Daria Charochkina (2333) - 15/22
  5. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2576) - 15/22

In the team events only 7 clubs competed in the women's section and 6 in blitz. Team rapid medalists:

  1. Ugra - 10/12
  2. SHSM-Moscow - 9/12
  3. VIVO - 8/12

Team blitz

  1. VIVO - 14/20
  2. Ugra - 13/20
  3. Ladia - 11/20

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