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Andreikin & Pogonina Win Russian Champs

  • SonofPearl
  • on 8/13/12, 10:04 AM.

Dmitry Andreikin.jpgThe 2012 Russian Championship "Super-Final" took place in Moscow from 3-12 August. The format was a 10-player round-robin competition, with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start.

In a very close contest with relatively few decisive results, there was a 6-way tie between Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Dmitry Andreikin, Evgeny Alekseev and Vladimir Potkin who all scored 5/9.  The resulting rapid playoff (15 mins plus 10 second increment) had to be delayed until the following day to allow enough time!

But finally, Dmitry Andreikin (pictured) emerged as the champion with a 4/5 score in the playoff.

The final standings:

# Name Elo Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey  2785 5
2 Svidler, Peter  2749 5
3 Andreikin, Dmitry  2715 5
4 Jakovenko, Dmitry  2722 5
5 Alekseev, Evgeny  2673 5
6 Potkin, Vladimir  2651 5
7 Grischuk, Alexander  2763 4½ 
8 Dubov, Daniil  2594 4
9 Vitiugov, Nikita  2705 4
10 Sjugirov, Sanan  2635 2½ 

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The playoff scores:

# Name Elo Pts
1 Andreikin, Dmitry  2715 4
2 Karjakin, Sergey  2785
3 Svidler, Peter  2749 3
4 Jakovenko, Dmitry  2722
5 Potkin, Vladimir  2651 2
6 Alekseev, Evgeny  2673

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The women's championship took place alongside the main event and in marked contrast was won convincingly by Natalia Pogonina with an undefeated 6½/9 score.

# Name Elo Pts
1 Pogonina, Natalija  2448 6½ 
2 Gunina, Valentina  2507 5½ 
3 Kosintseva, Nadezhda  2524 5½ 
4 Galliamova, Alisa  2465 5
5 Kosintseva, Tatiana  2530 5
6 Girya, Olga  2433 5
7 Charochkina, Daria  2353 4½ 
8 Kovanova, Baira  2408 4
9 Ubiennykh, Ekaterina  2367 3
10 Ovod, Evgenija  2419 1

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More information is available at the Russian Chess Federation website (in Russian), and the standings and links to all the games can be found at this page.

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  • 2 years ago

    P_G_M

    You should have placed Natalia's photo.

    And mentioned that she is a chess.com member!!!

  • 2 years ago

    beardogjones

    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    niwre023

    Congratulations Natalia!

  • 2 years ago

    edpratomo

    brilliant achievement!

  • 2 years ago

    netzach

    Bravo !

  • 2 years ago

    mobidi

    Congratulations ! Natalia-Your games ,and comments are always interesting.Good Luck!

  • 2 years ago

    SylvXIII

    Congratulations Natalia!

  • 2 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Outstanding, Natalia! You earned it!

  • 2 years ago

    Estragon

    Congratulations Natalia! Cool

    And I agree with valentin, it is very unusual to see a +1 win a RR, and even moreso to see more than half the field tie for first!  Surprised

  • 2 years ago

    _valentin_

    Congratulations to the winners!  First time for both, and well deserved for both!

    For the men's even, indeed, it's very unusual (and rare) that a strong round-robin event is won by a +1 score.  I don't recall the last time this has happened; it's fairly common for the winner to be +2 or +3, lately, but +1 is truly "borderline".

  • 2 years ago

    g-levenfish

    WAY TO GO NATALIA!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    Dabasir

    HUGE congrats from me & we govern we!

    Undefeated!!! You are on a roll! To much success ahead

  • 2 years ago

    lupusagnus

    Bravo, Natalia! :)

  • 2 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Way to go, Natalia! 

  • 2 years ago

    DesertNomad1948

    Natalia,

    Поздравляю

    Congratulations

    ¡Felicidades!

  • 2 years ago

    fabelhaft

    The nine winners of the Superfinal and their winning score, from 2012 and backwards: Andreikin +1, Svidler +3, Nepomniachtchi +3, Grischuk +4, Svidler +3, Morozevich +5, Alekseev +4, Rublevsky +4, Kasparov +5.

  • 2 years ago

    fabelhaft

    Winning the Superfinal with a +1 score must be unusual.

  • 2 years ago

    FM VPA

    Congrats- nice tactical winsKiss

  • 2 years ago

    Gaffneychess

    Lightin' it up as black in those games!  Great job!

  • 2 years ago

    LeeCooper78

    Davay, davay!!! Bravo, Natalia!

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