The traditional match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” took place on 1st April in the restaurant “Carlson” in Moscow.
This time Caissa favored the Blondes who won with the score 48,5:32,5 to take the overall lead 2,5:1,5 in all matches held from 2011.
Grandmaster Valentina Gunina and International Master Maria Fominikh recorded the best individual results of 8,5/9 points each. IM Alina Bivol collected 8 points.
Among the Brunettes GM Marina Guseva excelled to finish with 7 points.
The first match was held in 2011, when the Brunettes won. In 2012 the Blondes struck back. Last year after the fierce fighting the match was tied 50:50.
In parallel with the match there was a children’s tournament, in which the first place was shared by Sasha Bain and Inna Rabinovich.
At the closing ceremony all participants were handed a bouquet of flowers, and the top three winners in the individual competition were also awarded cash prizes.
Photos by Eldar Mukhametov