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Grischuk and Charochkina win Moscow Championship Superfinals

Alexander Grischuk and Daria Charochkina emerged winners of the Moscow Championship Superfinals for men and women that were held on 30-31st January.

WGM Daria Charochkina finished clear first in the women’s event with 7,0/9 points. In the penultimate round Charochkina defeated her main opponent Valentina Gunina, who eventually landed on second place with 6,5 points.

Alexander Grischuk won the men’s section but only after beating GM Evgeniy Najer in the Armageddon tie-break. The two players finished the regular tournament with 6,5/9 points each.

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Alexander Grischuk

Alexander Grischuk

Both groups were 10-player round robins with the rapid time control.

Moscow Championship Superfinals were inaugural events for the Moscow Open 2014, International RSSU Cup.

Final standings (women):
1. WGM Charochkina Daria 2393 – 7,0
2. GM Gunina Valentina 2597 – 6,5
3-4. GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2566 and WGM Girya Olga 2379 – 6,0
5. WGM Kashlinskaya Alina 2370 – 5,0
6. WGM Mirzoeva Elmira 2247 – 4,5
7-8. IM Vasilevich Irina 2372 and IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2395 – 3,5
9. WIM Drozdova Dina 2247 – 2,0
10. WFM Gvanceladze Anna 2242 – 1,0

Final standings (men):
1-2. GM Grischuk Alexander 2835 and GM Najer Evgeniy 2646 – 6,5
3-5. GM Grachev Boris 2651, GM Morozevich Alexander 2733 and GM Popov Ivan 2618 – 5,5
6. GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2797 – 5,0
7. GM Potkin Vladimir 2667 – 4,5
8. GM Eliseev Urii 2534 – 3,0
9. FM Gordievsky Dmitry 2478 – 2,0
10. IM Vavulin Maksim 2398 – 1,0

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