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Russian Superfinal 2016

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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Left to right: Evgeny Tomashevsky (bronze), Natalia Pogonina (silver), Alexander Grischuk (silver), Anastasia Bodnaruk (bronze), Alexander Riazantsev (gold), Alexandra Kosteniuk (gold). Image (C)

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The Russian men's and women's chess Superfinals took place in Novosibirsk from October 15 to 28.The event was finely organized and took place in a museum. The format was a 12-person round robin. Apart from the financial prizes for all the participants (9 mln rubles total prize pool) a Renault Kuptur car and a gold statue incrusted with diamonds (king for men, queen for women) were at stake in both tournaments for 1st place, resulting in an intense and exciting battle.

Natalia Pogonina finished 2nd in the women's event. Her previously earned medals were: gold (2012), silver (2010), bronze (2013).

Natalia Pogonina with Eduard Taran, one of the sponsors of the event

Final standings of the Russian Women's Chess Superfinal:
1. Alexandra Kosteniuk - 8.5
2. Natalia Pogonina - 7
3. Anastasia Bodnaruk - 6.5
4-7. Olga Girya, Valentina Gunina, Daria Charochkina, Daria Pustovoitova - 6
8. Evgenia Ovod - 5.5
9. Alexandra Goryachkina - 5
10. Alisa Galliamova - 4
11. Alina Kashlinskaya - 3.5
12. Ekaterina Ubiennykh - 2

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Comments (1)
1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 02:05 06 2017 .
good application of openings's principl
For her silver in Russian Superfinal Natalia wins a congratulations of us; i think that its for her colocation of her pieces, in the opening, in sites where it doesn't interfere one with other.  
Realy, she goes ahead, and strikes strongly the enemies's pieces.

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