Yugra Wins Russian Women's Team Championship Ahead of Schedule
Inleksis is the leader of the Higher League.
The penultimate round of the Russian Team Championships was played in the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina, Sochi.
In the women's tournament, Yugra defeated Starlets (Novosibirsk Oblast) 2.5-1.5 to win the championship with one round to go. Our congratulations!
Southern Ural-1 (Chelyabinsk Oblast) crushed the Moscow Oblast Team 4-0. Ladya (Tatarstan) drew the match against the Moscow Chess Team.
Standings after Round 8:
1. Yugra - 16 (23), 2. Southern Ural-1 - 12 (20.5), 3. Moscow Chess Team - 11 (21), etc.
The key matches of the final 9th round are as follows:
SShOR ShSh-1 (Saint Petersburg) - Yugra
Southern Ural-2 - Southern Ural-1
M. Botvinnik School (Moscow) - Moscow Chess Team.
Inleksis (Voronezh Oblast) maintains leadership in the Higher League with 13 match points (20.5). The Novosibirsk Regional Team is in second place with 12 (23) points, while Yamal (YaNAO) is trailing by 4 board points.
9 May was a rest day in the Premier League. Round 7 pairings:
Mednyi Vsadnik (Saint Petersburg) - M. Botvinnik School (Moscow)
Southern Ural-1 (Chelyabinsk Oblast) - Moscow Chess Team
Gogolevsky, 14 (Moscow) - SShOR ShSh (Saint Petersburg)
Ladya (Tatarstan) - KPRF Sports Club.
Standings after Round 6:
1. Moscow Chess Team - 12 match points (23), 2. M. Botvinnik School - 8 (21), 3. Mednyi Vsadnik - 8 (19), etc. The Moscow Chess Team has already secured first place.
Tournament on Chess-Results
Photos by Vladimir Barsky