Dmitry Andreikin and Natalija Pogonina are new Russian champions Print
Thursday, 06 September 2018 07:30

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The Superfinals of 71st Russian men's championship and 68th Russian women's championship finished on September 5th in the Magnezit Palace of Culture in Satka, Chelyabinsk Region.

In the open tournament, Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin scored 7 points out of 11. The players determined the strongest one in a play-off match. The players determined the strongest in a play-off match. The first game ended in a draw, while the second one was won by Dmitry Andreikin, who has become a two-time champion of Russia.

Final standings:

1. Dmitry Andreikin - 7, 2. Dmitry Jakovenko - 7, 3. Evgeny Tomashevsky - 6.5, 4-6. Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ian Nepomniactchi - 6, 7. Grigoriy Oparin - 5.5, 8-9. Daniil Dubov, Alexey Sarana - 5, 10-11. Nikita Vitiugov, Mikhail Kobalia - 4.5, 12. Denis Khismatullin - 3.

In the women’s event, the champion's title was determined by Olga Girya and Natalija Pogonina, who have scored 7.5 points out 11 each. Natalija Pogonina won the first game and secured a draw in the second one to win the Russian women's championship for the second time in her career.

Final standings:

1. Natalija Pogonina - 7.5, 2. Olga Girya - 7.5, 3. Aleksandra Goryachkina - 7, 4. Alina Kashlinskaya - 7, 5-6. Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina - 6.5, 7. Alisa Galliamova - 6, 8. Polina Shuvalova - 5, 9. Oksana Gritsayeva - 4, 10. Elena Tomilova - 3.5, 11. Anastasia Bodnaruk - 3, 12. Anastasiya Protopopova - 2.5Total prize fund is 9,000,000 roubles. Besides, the winners of both men's and women's tournaments will also receive a special prize – bright and stylish city crossover Renault Kaptur.

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The event was organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, Government of Chelyabinsk Oblast, and Magnezit Group. The competition was also supported by Renault Russia Company, Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (FGC UES), and PhosAgro. Logistics partner of the Russian Chess Federation is Russian Post.

The tournament was a part of the Chess in Museums program, carried out by the RCF together with Timchenko Foundation since 2012. During the Superfinals, the exhibition of the Soviet and Russian painter, a representative of the “Severe Style” Geliy Korzhev (1925-2012) was opened in Magnezit Palace of Culture. The exposition called Painting’s Way. Geliy Korzhev included sketches and graphics from the archive of the artist's family. The sketches and graphics had been created by Korzhev during the work on his key paintings on historical, biblical and other series from 1953 till 2012.

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