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Grigory Oparin and Evgenija Ovod win Russian Higher Leagues

The Russian Higher Leagues for men and women were held from 22nd June to 1st July in Kolomna, Moscow Oblast. Top five finishers from each section qualify for the Superfinal which will take place in Novosibirsk.

Grigory Oparin won the men’s championship outright with 6,5 points from 9 rounds. Eight players finished half a point behind. The tie-break gave the Superfinal tickets to Vladimir Fedoseev, Dmitry Kokarev, Alexander Riazantsev, and Alexey Goganov.

Evgenija Ovod collected 7 points and won the women’s tournament. Daria Pustovoitova, Alina Kashlinskaya, and Ekaterina Ubiennykh have 6.5 points. The last Superfinal spot went to Daria Charochkina, who defeated Marina Nechaeva on tie-break. Full standings below.

The total prize fund was 5 million RUB (approx 70,200 EUR). Replay games with analysis

Grigory Oparin

Grigory Oparin

Evgenija Ovod

Evgenija Ovod

Final standings – men:

1 GM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2597 – 6.5
2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2665 – 6
3 GM Kokarev Dmitry RUS 2624 – 6
4 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2646 – 6
5 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2620 – 6
6 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2573 – 6
7 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2677 – 6
8 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2665 – 6
9 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2604 – 6
10 GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2586 – 5.5
11 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2691 – 5.5
12 GM Lysyj Igor RUS 2663 – 5.5
13 GM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2576 – 5.5
14 GM Eliseev Urii RUS 2602 – 5.5
15 GM Khairullin Ildar RUS 2629 – 5.5
16 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2623 – 5.5
17 GM Pridorozhni Aleksei RUS 2552 – 5.5
18 IM Vavulin Maksim RUS 2507 – 5
19 GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2550 – 5
20 GM Shaposhnikov Evgeny RUS 2545 – 5
21 GM Kryakvin Dmitry RUS 2547 – 5
22 GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2626 – 5
23 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2655 – 5
24 GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS 2638 – 5
25 FM Khegay Dmitriy RUS 2434 – 5
26 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2666 – 5
27 GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2611 – 5
28 Lobanov Sergei RUS 2433 – 4.5
29 IM Gordievsky Dmitry RUS 2523 – 4.5
30 IM Moiseenko Vadim RUS 2497 – 4.5
31 IM Chigaev Maksim RUS 2542 – 4.5
32 IM Kozionov Kirill RUS 2440 – 4.5
33 GM Gabrielian Artur RUS 2520 – 4.5
34 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2642 – 4.5
35 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2648 – 4.5
36 GM Grachev Boris RUS 2639 – 4.5
37 GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2633 – 4.5
38 GM Bezgodov Alexei RUS 2493 – 4
39 Sviridov Valery RUS 2517 – 4
40 IM Sarana Alexey RUS 2422 – 4
41 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2584 – 4
42 GM Cherniaev Alexander RUS 2451 – 4
43 FM Yanchenko Roman RUS 2414 – 4
44 FM Suleymanyants Odisey RUS 2268 – 4
45 GM Gavrilov Alexei RUS 2466 – 3.5
46 FM Esipenko Andrey RUS 2471 – 3.5
47 IM Oganian Miran RUS 2433 – 3.5
48 GM Novikov Maxim RUS 2513 – 3.5
49 FM Bocharov Ivan RUS 2517 – 3.5
50 Triapishko Olexandr RUS 2466 – 3.5
51 IM Prizant Jaroslav RUS 2511 – 3.5
52 IM Truskavetsky Alexandr UKR 2389 – 3.5
53 IM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2502 – 3
54 IM Iljiushenok Ilia RUS 2495 – 3
55 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2486 – 3
56 FM Rodin Dmitrij RUS 2371 – 3
57 IM Korniushin Nikolay RUS 2348 – 2.5
58 FM Vasilyev Vasily RUS 2307 – 2.5
59 IM Kurbedinov Ramis UZB 2327 – 2.5
60 FM Bykov Egor RUS 2341 – 1

Final standings – women:

1 IM Ovod Evgenija RUS 2338 – 7
2 FM Pustovoitova Daria RUS 2297 – 6.5
3 IM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2467 – 6.5
4 WIM Ubiennykh Ekaterina RUS 2324 – 6.5
5 IM Charochkina Daria RUS 2359 – 6
6 IM Nechaeva Marina RUS 2425 – 6
7 IM Vasilevich Tatjana UKR 2367 – 6
8 Maltsevskaya Aleksandra RUS 2285 – 6
9 WFM Shuvalova Polina RUS 2409 – 5.5
10 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina RUS 2466 – 5.5
11 WIM Schepetkova Margarita RUS 2355 – 5.5
12 WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2382 – 5.5
13 WIM Bivol Alina RUS 2359 – 5.5
14 IM Savina Anastasia RUS 2384 – 5.5
15 WFM Gritsayeva Oksana RUS 2336 – 5.5
16 WIM Dordzhieva Dinara RUS 2296 – 5
17 WIM Styazhkina Anna RUS 2297 – 5
18 WFM Travkina Anastasia RUS 2267 – 5
19 WFM Chernyak Viktoria RUS 2196 – 5
20 IM Zaiatz Elena RUS 2344 – 5
21 WFM Belenkaya Dina RUS 2299 – 5
22 WFM Maslova Polina RUS 2249 – 5
23 WGM Mirzoeva Elmira RUS 2344 – 4.5
24 Khokhlova Daria RUS 2214 – 4.5
25 WFM Gvanceladze Anna RUS 2179 – 4.5
26 Mukhina Jana RUS 2017 – 4.5
27 WFM Lysenko Margarita RUS 2097 – 4.5
28 WFM Khazieva Elza RUS 2128 – 4.5
29 WFM Makarenko Alexandra RUS 2269 – 4.5
30 WFM Solozhenkina Elizaveta RUS 2123 – 4
31 Faizutdinova Diana RUS 2006 – 4
32 WFM Korchagina Alena RUS 2091 – 4
33 Sukhareva Evgeniya RUS 2156 – 4
34 WIM Baraeva Marina RUS 2216 – 4
35 WGM Shaydullina Sandugach RUS 2110 – 4
36 WIM Drogovoz Irina RUS 2143 – 4
37 WFM Rodionova Polina RUS 1981 – 4
38 Diakonova Ekaterina RUS 2212 – 4
39 WIM Severina Maria RUS 2330 – 4
40 WFM Lingur Zalina RUS 2182 – 4
41 WFM Nasybullina Alfia RUS 2143 – 3.5
42 WFM Potapova Margarita RUS 2061 – 3.5
43 Matiukova Uliana RUS 2179 – 3.5
44 Bocharova Ulyana RUS 1894 – 3.5
45 Alekseeva Irina RUS 2161 – 3.5
46 Selifonova Aleksandra RUS 1980 – 3.5
47 Mikhailova Lubov RUS 2051 – 3
48 WFM Chkhan Viktoria RUS 2164 – 3
49 Samdanova Surena RUS 2060 – 2.5
50 Ustich Ekaterina RUS 2007 – 2.5
51 Abakarova Amina RUS 1898 – 1.5
52 Zelenskaya Anastasiya RUS 1662 – 1

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