Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko and Elizaveta Malakhova – champion of Ukraine in chess 2016

Михаил Олексиенко и Елизавета Малахова –  чемпионы Украины по шахматам 2016

Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko and Elizaveta Malakhova

December 17 at Exactly finished the Championships of Ukraine on chess among men and women.

The men won a landslide victory the leader Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko, which showed excellent results for tournaments of such a high level – 8 points out of 11 possible. Silver and bronze medalists – Kharkiv, Anton Korobov and Alexander Moiseenko behind on points – both scored 7. But in second place was the Boxes had the best additional factor.

“The result, of course, I’m happy – said after the finish Oleksiyenko. – But the skills must still be improved. I have had a few problematic games – lost Korobov Russian citizen and close to losing standing with Areshchenko and Efimenko. But got two draws, which lifted morale. Then, inspired by a victory over Mr. Volokitin in which I was able to use home preparation. And then the finish went really well!”

Despite the large number of draws (five in six games), the final round was very interesting. Only one meeting ended with a quick world – already at a 9-m course – so Oleksiyenko recorded his final victory in the championship. All other draw the fights were very martial. The only effective party played Yuriy Kuzubov and Alexander Kovchan white put the squeeze on the opponent as much as на73-m course.

11th round (17 Dec)

Shtembulyak – Oleksiyenko – 1/2 (9 turns)

Kravtsiv – Boxes – 1/2 (22)

Volokitin – Efimenko – 1/2 (46)

Bahmatskoy – Solovchuk – 1/2 (44)

Kuzubov – Cowichan – 1: 0 (73)

Moiseenko – Areshchenko – 1/2 (27)

85-th championship of Ukraine on chess among men

(5-17 December, Exactly 12 participants)

1. Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko (Lviv, mg, 2615) – 8

2. Anton KOROBOV (Kharkov, mg, 2692) – 7

3. Alexander MOISEENKO (Kharkov, mg, 2657) – 7

4. Alexander Areshchenko (Lviv, mg, 2678) – 6,5

5. Martyn KRAVTSIV (Lviv, mg, 2645) – 6,5

6. Andrei VOLOKITIN (Lviv, mg, 2649) – 6,5

7. Zahar EFIMENKO (Mukachevo, mg, 2651) – 6

8. Yuriy KUZUBOV (Lviv, mg, 2651) – 5,5

9. Alexander KOVCHAN (Kharkov, mg, 2585) is 4.5

10. Eugene SHTEMBULYAK (Chernomorsk, mm, 2478) – 4

11. Vladislav BAHMATSKOY (Kharkov, CCM, 2446) – 3

12. Alexey SOLOVCHUK (Poltava, MS, 2409) – 1,5

The real drama happened in the women’s tournament, where four players claimed the gold medals. During the final round, seemed to have the best chance of the Lviv resident Natalia Boxes, which in a difficult fight defeated last year’s champion of Ukraine Anastasia Rahmangulova. One of the competitors Boxes is Olga Babiy – his party lost, and the second – Elizaveta Malakhova – had the worst position and the three (!) pawns less.

But Malakhov did not hesitate, looking for the slightest chance, pressed on the position of the opponent, Maritza Barber – and still succeeded. Amazing victory allowed the player from the Dnieper to catch up with the journal box at points (both became 6) and to beat her on the additional indicator.

Malakhov – champion of Ukraine, Bush is a silver medalist and bronze became Inna Gaponenko-Yanovskaya, who stood on the podium after a beautiful victory over Ekaterina Dolzhikova.

9 Matchday (17 December)

Bush – Rahmangulova – 1:0 (57 moves)

Barber – Malakhova – 0:1 (78)

Martincova – Ivanenko – 0:1 (51)

Gaponenko – Dolzhikova – 1:0 (34)

Babi – Osmak – 0:1 (36)

76th championship of Ukraine in chess among women

(5-17 December, Exactly 10 participants)

1. Elizaveta MALAKHOVA (Dnipro, mg, 2270) – 6

2. Natalia BUSH (lions, mg, 2264) – 6

3. Inna GAPONENKO-YANOVSKAYA (Kherson, mg, 2411) – 5,5

4. Yulia OSMAK (Kyiv, mg, 2346) – 5

5. Olga BABIY (Ternopil, mg, 2322) – 5

6. Olga IVANENKO (Nikolaev, Matthew 2261) is 4.5

7. Anastasia RAHMANGULOVA (Nikolaev, mm, 2256) – 4

8. Maritza BARBER (Dnipro, MC, 2161) – 3,5

9. Ekaterina DOLZHIKOVA (Kyiv, mm, 2269) – 3

10. Elena MARTÍNKOVÁ (Kramatorsk, MF, 2280) – 2,5

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