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Bartosz Socko and Aleksandra Goryachkina are winners of the Russian Cup

The Final of the 2012 Cup of Russia for men and women took place from 4th to 11th December in Khanty-Mansiysk, immediately after the Women’s World Chess Championship was concluded.

Polish GM Bartosz Socko won the Russian Cup for men by defeating the Russian GM Denis Khismatullin in the final match with 1,5-0,5.

Bartosz Socko

Bartosz Socko

Aleksandra Goryachkina, who recently won the U18 World Championship in Maribor, claimed the Russian Cup for women after beating the higher rated Olga Girya, also with 1,5-0,5.

Both events were conducted in knock-out format, with 16 players in men’s and 8 in women’s section. Each mini match consisted of two games with classical time control, and in case of a tie, rapid games 15′+10” were deciding the winner.

Aleksandra Goryachkina

Aleksandra Goryachkina

Round 1 results:

Vladimir Onischuk 2560 (Ukraine) – Dmitry Jakovenko 2741 0,5-1,5
Igor Lysyj 2617 – Evgeny Romanov 2616 2-0
Sergey Grigoriants 2589 – Bartosz Socko 2631 (Poland) 2-3
Ildar Khairullin 2632 – Artur Gabrielian 2589 2-0
Boris Savchenko 2571 – Denis Khismatullin 2647 1-3
Dmitry Kokarev 2623 – Igor Kovalenko 2595 (Ukraine) 2-0
Artyom Timofeev 2598 – Dmitry Bocharov 2620 1,5-2,5
Ernesto Inarkiev 2693 – Pavel Maletin 2567 2-3

Olga Girya 2467 – Elmira Mirzoeva 2276 1,5-0,5
Daria Charochkina 2317 – Elmira Karnaukhova 2365 2-0
Baira Kovanova 2378 – Ekaterina Timofeeva 2307 2-0
Maria Fominykh 2279 – Alexandra Goryachkina 2397 2,5-2,5 (Goryachkina drew in Armageddon)

Round 2 results:

Dmitry Jakovenko 2741 – Igor Lysyj 2617 3-2
Bartosz Socko 2631 – Ildar Khairullin 1,5-0,5
Denis Khismatullin 2647 – Dmitry Kokarev 2623 2-0
Dmitry Bocharov 2620 – Pavel Maletin 2567 2,5-2,5 (Bocharov drew in Armageddon)

Olga Girya 2467 – Daria Charochkina 2317 3-1
Baira Kovanova 2378 – Alexandra Goryachkina 2397 1-3

Round 3 results:

Dmitry Jakovenko 2741 – Bartosz Socko 2631 1,5-2,5
Denis Khismatullin 2647 – Dmitry Bocharov 2620 1,5-0,5

Women’s Cup final:

Olga Girya 2467 – Alexandra Goryachkina 2397 0,5-1,5

Men’s Cup final:

Bartosz Socko 2631 – Denis Khismatullin 2647 1,5-0,5

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