GORODETS /Nizhny Novgorod region/, December 13 (Itar-Tass) – Yekaterina Korbut, a 21-year-old resident of St.Petersburg, won the finals of the national women’s chess championship held in the town of Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod region, from December 1 until December 12.
Korbut, a grandmaster and gold medallist of world junior championship, won eight points of 11.
The second and third places were taken by sisters Tatyana and Nadezhda Kosintseva from Arkhangelsk.
Taking part in the tournament were 12 strongest grandmasters aged between 14 and 37 from Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kazan, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Ryazan and Rostov.
President of the World Chess Federation /FIDE/ Kirsan Ilyumzhinov took part in the ceremony to sum up the tournament results and award prizes to the winners.
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