Brunettes defeat Blondes in traditional blitz match

The traditional sixth blitz match between “Blondes” and “Brunettes” took place on 27th March in the Russian Chess House in Moscow.

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

Brunettes took an early initiative in the match but Blondes caught up and equalised two rounds before the finish. Brunettes were better in the final yards and clinched a 34,5-29,5 victory. Individual results below.

Blondes Brunettes 2016

The overall score in all matches held since 2011 is 3,5:2,5 in favor of Blondes.

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 then won two times in a row, in 2014 and 2015.

Photos by the Moscow Chess Federation

Blondes Brunettes

GM Valentina Gunina 2578 – 7,5
GM Natalia Zhukova 2374 – 6
WGM Irina Zakurdjaeva 2258 -3
IM Irina Vasilevich 2202 – 2
WIM Alina Bivol 2222 – 2,5
WIM Maria Fominykh 2205 – 4
WFM Viktoria Zarivkina 2151 – 2
WFM Yulia Dumcheva 2103 – 2,5

WGM Alexandra Goryachkina 2377 – 4
IM Svetlana Matveeva 2264 – 4
WGM Karina Ambartsumova 2311 – 7
WGM Elmira Mirzoeva 2198 – 3,5
WGM Evgeniya Chasovnikova 2204 – 2,5
FM Daria Pustovoytova 2424 – 4,5
WFM Anna Gvanceladze 2151 – 4
WFM Alexandra Zherebtsova 2120 – 5

Blondes Brunettes

Karina Ambartsumova

Blondes Brunettes

Elmira Mirzoeva

Blondes Brunettes

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