WGM/IM Anastasia Bodnaruk from Saint Petersburg emerged winner of the Russian Cup for Women after defeating WIM Margarita Schepetkova 1,5-0,5 in the final match.
The final event of the Russian Cup for Women was held from 11-18th December in Khanty-Mansiysk. Eight players with the best results throughout 2013 competed in the knock-out format.
Each match consisted of two games with classical time control, and if necessary – rapid tie-breaks.
On the way to the final Bodnaruk eliminated WFM Tatiana Khlichkova and WGM Daria Charochkina, while Schepetkova stunned the higher rated WGM Olga Girya and IM Marina Guseva.
Replay games on the Russian Chess Federation website