The Russian Teams Chess Championship for women was decided on the first tiebreak criteria – individual game points. This scenario was also seen in the main event. Coincidentally, the difference between the first two teams was also 1.5 points.
Yugra played against the Economist Saratov and obtained the win with a perfect 4-0 score. The team was led by World Champion Anna Ushenina, who had drawn her first four games. The start of the team, however, was Natalia Pogonina. The Russian champion got 4.5/5 points to register a 2757 rating performance.
The SHSM “Nashe Nasledie” Moskow finished with the same amount of points, but was not too far from winning. They defeated the Kazan team 3-1 and ended up 1.5 points behind the eventual champions.
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