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Monday, February 10, 2014

Moscow Rapid Chess Superfinal: Alexander Grischuk, Daria Charochkina win Titles; Bronze for Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2014

Hello everyone,

One of Moscow's strongest chess events - the Moscow Rapid Chess Superfinal - concluded recently with Alexander Grischuk and Daria Charochkina picking up the titles in the men's and women's sections. 

The Russian State Social University played host to the event which was a curtainraiser for the gala 10th International RSSU Cup Moscow Chess Open 2014. There were 10 participants in each of the sections of the rapid event. 

Grischuk beat Najer on tiebreak to win the title. The result was equally close in the women's section with Gunina taking second place. 

Final Standings (Men)
1. Alexander Grischuk - 6.5 points out of 9, 
2. Evgeny Najer - 6.5 
3. Boris Grachev - 5.5 
4. Alexander Morozevich - 5.5 
5. Ivan Popov - 5.5 
6. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 5 
7. Vladimir Potkin - 4.5 
8. Yuri Eliseev - 3
9. Dmitry Gordievsky - 2 
10. Maxim Vavulin - 1.
Final standings (Women)
1. Daria Charochkina - 7 points out of 9, 
2. Valentine Gunina - 6.5 
3. Alexandra Kosteniuk - 6 
4. Olga Girya - 6 
5.Alina Kashlinskaya - 5 
6. Elmira Mirzoeva - 4.5 
7. Irina Vasilevich - 3.5 
8. Ekaterina Kovalevskaya - 3.5 
9. Dina Drozdova - 2 
10. Anna Gvantseladze - 1.

You can read a cool post on the bronze medal win by 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk at her blog www.chessqueen.com. The post also includes the Kosteniuk-Girya tiebreak win with analysis that can also be downloaded as a pdf. 


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