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Meet Grandmaster Natalia Pogonina

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Monday, 25 December 2028

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Natalia Pogonina (born March 9, 1985) is a chess grandmaster and one of the best female chess players in the world. Since 2004 she has been a member of Team Russia and has won three Olympic gold medals playing for her country.

Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women's Championship, winner of the gold medal at the 1st International Mind Sports Games, Russian women's champion (2012, 2018) and #1 at multiple prestigious international tournaments (2005 Bykova Memorial, 2007 Rudenko memorial, 2009 Moscow Open, etc.). Ranked as 3rd most successful female chess player in the world in 2009 by the Association of Chess Professionals. In 2011 Natalia became the only chess player in the world to simultaneously win the Eurocup and European Team Chess Championship and in 2013 - the only person to hold the individual and team Russian Champion titles. She was runner-up at Women's World Team Chess Championship-2011 and earned the bronze medal in 2013.

Natalia is the reigning Olympic Women's Chess Champion.
In 2015 Natalia Pogonina became the runner-up of the Women's World Chess Championship.

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Russian Women's Team Championship 2021

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Team Ugra (l2r): Anna Ushenina, Natalia Pogonina, Pavel Lobach (captain), Olga Girya, Baira Kovanova, Marina Guseva


Despite the COVID pandemic, this year's edition of the Russian Team Chess Championship was played live in Sochi from May 1 to 10. In the women's section, there were more teams than last year (16 versus 13), and the lineups were also more impressive. Ugra was seeded second and finished third.

Natalia scored 5.5 points out of 8 (4 wins, 1 loss, 3 draws).

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European Online Women's Club Cup 2020

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Due to the pandemic, the traditional European Club Cup was held in online format with a rapid time control (15m/game and 5s/move). 42 teams participated in the event. The rating favorites were: Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo (Goryachkina, Dzagnidze, Cramling, Paehtz, Socko, average rating - 2511), Kyiv Chess Federation - Greco (Muzychuk A, Muzychuk M, Ushenina, Osmak, Buksa, average rating - 2483) and UGRA (Pogonina, Girya, Badelka, Dordzhieva, Kovanova, average rating - 2428).

The teams were assigned into five groups, with the two best performing teams in each group qualifying for the Finals. UGRA won their group quite comfortably and became the runner-up in the main event. Monte-Carlo lived up to the expectations and, being the clear rating favorites, won the tournament. The main upset of the Club Cup was probably the Kyiv team (the 2nd seed and pretty much the extremely powereful Ukrainian women's national team) finishing in 5th place.




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Russian Superfinal 2020

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Despite the raging COVID pandemic, the Russian Chess Federation nevertheless decided to hold the Russian Superfinals in Moscow from December 5 to 16. One of the participants of the men's event, Mikhail Antipov, actually tested positive for COVID and had to withdraw from the tournament at some point.

The main discovery of this year's women's event is definitely Polina Shuvalova. She is 19, rated 2456 already, not to mention the gains from this tournament. After she scored 6/6 in the starting rounds, it seemed like the winner of the round robin was already set in stone. However, the second highest-rated female player in the world, 22-year old Alexandra Goryachkina (2596) decided to interfere. As a result, both of the competitors scored a remarkable 8/11, leading to a traditional playoff that we get to see pretty much every year in the women's event. After drawing both rapid games, Goryachkina won was White the Armageddon encounter.

It is interesting to note that the players who played a tie-break for the gold medal last year, Olga Girya and Natalia Pogonina, performed relatively modestly this time. Is it a temporary setback, or are we already witnessing a change of guard, as the new generation of talented players keeps improving year by year? Time will tell.

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Russian Women's Team Chess Championship 2020

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L2r: Marina Guseva, Olga Badelka, Pavel Lobach (captain), Baira Kovanova, Olga Girya, Natalia Pogonina

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The Russian Women's Team Chess Championship took place in Sochi from November 19th to 28th. It was a much welcome event given the hiatus experienced by the chess world lately. For example, Natalia hasn't played any tournaments since January, which is quite a long time.

The defending champion, Ugra, was a strong rating favorite on paper, featuring Natalia Pogonina (#1 seed of the championship), Olga Girya (seeded #2), Olga Badelko (#4) and other strong and experienced players. Nevertheless, the Moscow Chess Federation team managed to clinch a critical victory against their main rivals in the fourth round (2.5-1.5) and cruised to victory.

The final standings were as follows:
1. Moscow Chess Federation - 16 team points out of 18
2. Ugra - 15
3. Cimmeria - 12
(13 teams in total)


Natalia performed more or less according to her rating, scoring 5.5 points out of 8 (4 wins, 1 loss, 3 draws).

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Gibraltar Masters 2020

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From January 21st to 30th Natalia played in Gibraltar Masters, arguably the strongest regular chess open tournament in the world. This year's edition featured such top players as Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wang Hao, Veselin Topalov, David Navara, Le Quang Liem, Kirill Alekseenko and many other notable players. In the end the tournament was won by one of the relatively underdogs, 21-year old David Paravyan, who tied with six other players for first with 7.5/10 and ended up winning the playoffs.

Gibraltar Masters is also widely known for having exclusive generous prizes for the female players. Unsurprisingly, the tournament regularly attracts some of the biggest names on the women's chess circuit. This year the female top seeds were Anna Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Lei Tingjie, Tan Zhongyi, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Zhansaya Adbumalik, Pia Cramling and Antoaneta Stefanova.

Natalia scored 5.5 points out of 10. On the bright side, she lost only one game and held such heavyweights as Vassily Ivanchuk and Krishnan Sasikiran to a draw playing Black. On the dark side, she lost 4 rating points and received a rather modest prize for her efforts. Tan Zhongyi won the first women's prize, scoring 7 points. Lei Tingjie came in clear second with 6.5 points.

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Russian Superfinal 2019

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In 2019 the first two rounds were held in Votkinsk, while the remaining nine rounds were held in Izhevsk. The women's event was a round robin featuring many notable players, such as ex-Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, the current Challenger Alexandra Goryachkina, the reigning Women's European Champion Alina Kashlinskaya, three-time Women's European Champion Valentina Gunina, et al.

Just like last year, Alexandra Goryachkina won the bronze medal. Also, repeating the scenario of 2018, Natalia Pogonina and Olga Girya tied for 1st place - this time with an amazing 8/11 points. However, this time Olga prevailed in the play-offs (1-1 in rapid, win as White in Armageddon) and secured her first Women's Russian Champion title.

Natalia shared the 1st place for the third year in a row, ending up with one gold and two silver medals. With an impressive 2608 performance, she earned 21.6 rating points - the biggest rating gain at the Superfinal in her career so far.

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Natalia Wins Motiva Rapid Cup

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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.
 
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Ugra Scores a Hat Trick

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L2r: Marina Guseva, Baira Kovanova, Natalia Pogonina, Pave Lobach (captain), Anna Ushenina, Olga Girya
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The Russian Team Chess Championship took place in Sochi from April 30 to May 11. Thirteen teams competed in the women's section. As a result of a tough race between Ugra (2nd seed) and the team from St. Petersburg (3rd seed) Ugra managed to come out on top and to win the event for the 3rd year in a row.

Final standings:

1. Ugra - 16/18, 27.5 match points: Ushenina (2442), Pogonina (2453), Girya (2449), Guseva (2402), Kovanova (2349)
2. SHOR St. Petersburg - 16, 26: Bodnaruk (2431), Ovod (2362), Belenkaya (2315), Styazhkina (2272), Balaian (2250)
3. SHSM Legacy Square Moscow - 13: Kosteniuk (2546), Shuvalova (2439), Kovalevskaya (2413), Bivol (2393), Voit (2340)

The best players on their respective boards were:

Board 1 - Olga Badelka (2383) - 6 points out of 9 games
Board 2 - Natalia Pogonina (2453) - 6.5/8
Board 3 - Olga Girya (2449) - 7/8
Board 4 - Anna Styazhkina (2272) - 6.5/7
Board 5 - Daria Voit (2340) - 5.5/7

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Women's World Chess Championship 2018

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Women's World Chess Championship 2018 is taking place in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia. 64 participants have entered the knock-out event in order to fight for the chess crown, 4 spots in the upcoming Candidates tournament and the $450,000 prize fund.

In round 1 Natalia defeated Indian WGM Bhakti Kulkarni (2256) 1.5-0.5.

Round 2 turned out to be more challenging for WGM Pogonina. She traded blows with Chinese chess prodigy WIM Zhu Jiner (2379) in classical chess and won both rapid games.

Round 3 became a true nailbiter. Natalia faced GM Kateryna Lagno (2556) - a formidable opponent given her rating and an exceptional personal score vs Pogonina. All the classical time control, 25m and 10m rapid games were drawn. In blitz Natalia won the first game and lost the second one. The first Armageddon game of the event followed, where Lagno had White and 5m against Natalia's Black and 4m with draw odds for Black. After a tough struggle White managed to come out on top.

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