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Russian Superfinal 2018

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Saturday, 08 September 2018

Dmitry Andrekin and Natalia Pogonina won the Russian Chess Superfinals in 2012 and 2018
Photo by Eteri Kublashvili

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This year the Russian Chess Superfinal took place in Satka 25th August to 6th September. While the men's championship lacked a few key players (Kramnik, Grischuk, Karjakin, Svidler), the women's championship featured pretty much all the leading female players except for Kateryna Lagno.

After a hard-fought event Natalia Pogonina and Olga Girya shared first with 7.5 out of 11. Natalia prevailed in the playoffs by winning the first game and drawing the second one, thus becoming the Russian women's chess champion yet again. For this achievement she was awarded a monetary prize & a brand new Renault Kaptur car.

Full standings:

1. Natalia Pogonina (2469) - 7.5/11
2. Olga Girya (2462) - 7.5
3-4. Alexandra Goryachkina (2535), Alina Kashlinskaya (2440) - 7
5-6. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2559), Valentina Gunina (2528) - 6.5
7. Alisa Galliamova (2424) - 6
8. Polina Shuvalova (2413) - 5
9. Oksana Gritsaeva (2391) - 4
10. Elena Tomilova (2332) - 3.5
11. Anastasia Bodnaruk (2449) - 3
12. Anastasiya Protopopova (2332) - 2.5

Natalia Pogonina's results at the Superfinals:


Natalias rating

Average rating of opponents


Delta Elo






2007 2462 2410 6/11 -2.8









3.5/7, had to withdraw due to medical issues





7/11, silver after playoffs (lost to Galliamova)







2012 2448 2445 6.5/9, gold +19.5
2013 2485 2444 5.5/9, bronze +4.9
2014 2480 2450 2.5/9 -23.7
2015 2460 2460 4/11 -14.9
2016 2484 2438 7/11, silver +8
2017 2469 2432 7/11, silver after playoffs (lost to Goryachkina) +9.4
2018 2469 2442 7.5/11, gold after playoffs (won against Girya) +16

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