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Blondes defeat Brunettes in traditional blitz match

The traditional 5th blitz match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” took place on 3rd March at the telecenter “Ostankino” in Moscow.

The playing format was Scheveningen with eight players in each team.

It was a close call before the last round, but eventually the Blondes won with the score 34:30 to extend the overall lead to 3,5:1,5 in all matches held from 2011.

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The best in the winning team was Alina Bivol with 6/8 points. Among the Brunettes Alina Kashlinskaya excelled with 7/8 points.

The first match was held in 2011, when the Brunettes won. In 2012 the Blondes struck back. In 2013 after the fierce fighting the match was tied 50:50. Blondes won again last year.

The event was organized by Maria Fominikh and Elmira Mirzoeva.

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Blondes:
GM Valentina Gunina 2528
WGM Olga Girya 2459
IM Irina Vasilevich 2320
WGM Tatiana Grabuzova 2323
WGM Irina Zakurdjaeva 2250
WIM Maria Fominykh 2296
WIM Alina Bivol 2355
WFM Julia Dogodkina 2169

Brunettes:
IM Alina Kashlinskaya 2444
IM Svetlana Matveeva 2380
WGM Elmira Mirzoeva 2220
WGM Daria Charochkina 2383
FM Daria Pustovoytova 2334
WIM Svetlana Bezgodova 2074
WFM Anna Gvanceladze 2186
WFM Tatiana Bogumil 2148

Photos by the Moscow Chess Federation

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