The Superfinals of the 68th Women’s Russian Chess Championship is taking place between 8 and 21 August in the city of Chita.
The women’s tournament will be a showdown between the reigning champion Valentina Gunina (Moscow), Alexandra Goriachkina (the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District), Kateryna Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk (both from Moscow), Natalija Pogonina (the Saratov Region), Olga Girya (the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District ― Yugra), Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (Moscow), Marina Guseva (the Stavropol Region), Alina Kashlinskaya, Anastasia Savina (both from Moscow), Anastasia Bodnaruk (St. Petersburg), and Evgenija Ovod (the Leningrad Region).
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– GM Susan Polgar