1 July 2016
Oparin, Ovod Win Russian Higher Leagues
The championships ended in Kolomna.
The Russian Higher Leagues among men and women ended in Kolomna. Five top finishers in both events qualified to the Superfinal.
Grigory Oparin won the men's championship outright with 6.5 out of 8. Eight players finished half a point behind. The tie-break gave the Superfinal tickets to Vladimir Fedoseev, Dmitry Kokarev, Alexander Riazantsev, and Alexey Goganov. Vadim Zvjaginsev, Sana Sjugirov, and Sergey Volkov were somewhat less lucky.
Evgenija Ovod collected 7 points and won the women's tournament. Darya Pustovoitova, Alina Kashlinskaya, and Ekaterina Ubiennykh have 6.5 points. The last Superfinal spot went to Darya Charochkina, who defeated Marina Nechaeva on tie-break.