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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Talented Nazi holds on to lead at Russian Women's Superfinal Chess after 7 rounds

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Alisa Galliamova at
Hello Everyone,

More chess news from the beautiful city of Moscow. The seventeen-year-old talented Nazi Paikidze continues to lead at the Russian Women's Superfinal after seven rounds. We found nice reports by Anna Burtasova on both and official website You can read more about Nazi in Anna's report and her love for chess (in English at Chessbase).

Meanwhile, here are the standings after seven rounds.

1. Paikidze - 5,
2-3. Pogonina, Galliamova - 4.5;
4-6. Kosteniuk, N. Kosintseva, T. Kosintseva 7. Nebolsina - 3.5,
8-9. Shadrin, Bodnaruk - 3,
10-11. Olga, Gunina - 2.5
12. Matveeva - 1.5

Russian women championship Superfinal is the round robin final stage of the national championship. It is held in Moscow from November 15 to 27. The prize fund of the tournament that brought in all the best players in the country, including the entire national team, is 1.4 million rubles (around 35 thousand Euros) with 400 thousand rubles (around 10.000 Euro) going to the winner.

The Russian chess federation is the organizer, with the generous support by the sponsors “Gazprom”, “Sberbank”, “Almaz-Antei”, and “E4 Group”. The time control is 40 moves for 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game and a 30-second increment as of move one.

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  • At November 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That's a pretty photo. How come Russian women are so intelligent and beautiful?

  • At November 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM , Anonymous Olga K. said...

    Come to Russia and you will know Mr Anonymous!

  • At November 24, 2010 at 12:14 PM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    The answer to why Russian women?

  • At November 24, 2010 at 12:16 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knight Chess Academy, New Delhi, India said...

    Hi folks, I've been comparing some of these games of the Russian superfinal with those played by some of the best Russian men chess players. We're preparing a special lecture for our chess club. And, boy, these games are really strong.

  • At November 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous Jose Fernandes, Madrid said...

    Talk of photos check out the rest of and albums. I often go to chesspics for an evening stroll (!!!). There are cute photos of the kid Carlsen there too. But all the women chess players are G.O.O.D.

  • At November 24, 2010 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous Jane Bentley, London said...

    Anyone know why they don't have round 7 games uploaded at official website?

  • At November 24, 2010 at 12:24 PM , Anonymous Andre, Chile said...

    When is the Women's World Chess Championship starting? Will there be live broadcast of the games? And where?

  • At November 24, 2010 at 6:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    About Women's Champs:


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