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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Brunettes beat Blondes in special chess match

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Hi everyone,

It was a fun chess event for women in Moscow on April 1 - Blondes vs Brunettes. In the end the Brunettes beat the Blondes.

The teams were as follows:

The blonde team
WGM Valentina Gunina 2472
WGM Olga Girya 2425
WGM Tatiana Grabuzova 2336
WGM Irina Vasilevich 2324
WGM Maria Fominikh 2303
WIM Tamara Minogina 2244
WFM Alina Bivol 2137
WGM Irina Zakurdjaeva 2281
Maria Severina 2049
(One name we still need to cross-check)

The brunette team
WGM Nazi Paikidze 2425
WGM Anastasia Savina 2383
WGM Svetlana Mateeva 2380
WGM Maria Manakova 2336
WGM Alina Kashlinskaya 2320
WIM Daria Charochkina 2330
WIM Karina Ambartsumova 2308
WFM Varvara Saulina 2286
WFM Tatiana Bogumil 2096
WFM Victorya Zarivkina 2059

The highest individual scores were notched up by Paikidze and Charochkina of 8.5 points. You can find a very nice photo report here.

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