The Superfinals of 69th Russian men's championship and 66th Russian women's championship take place on October 15-27 at the Novosibirsk State Museum of Local History. The organizers are Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, government of Novosibirsk Region, and Novosibirsk mayor's office. General partner of the event – RATM Holding.
The Superfinal is one of the most prestigious competitions not only in Russia, but also in the world. Last year's tournament in Chita produced two new champions: Evgeny Tomashevsky and Aleksandra Goryachkina. The most decorated participant of the coming men's Superfinal is Peter Svidler, the 7-time Russian champion, 5-time Olympiad champion, winner of the World Cup.
This year the winners of men's and women's tournament will also receive a special prize – Renault Kaptur car.
The tournament is a part of the Chess in Museums program, carried out by RCF together with Timchanko Foundation since 2012. During this period, a number of high-level chess competitions were organized in museums: World Chess Championship 2012 took place in the Tretyakov Gallery, Alekhine Memorial – in Louvre (Paris) and Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Russian Superfinals – in Rukavishnikov Estate (Nizhny Novrogod) and State Art Museum of Tatarstan (Kazan), all-Russian Higher League competition – in Fort #5 (Kaliningrad), and the 10th Tal Memorial – in the Museum of Russian Impressionism.
Evgeny Tomashevsky (Saratov Region), Alexander Grischuk (Moscow), Peter Svidler (St. Petersburg), Nikita Vitiugov (St. Petersburg), Dmitry Jakovenko (Ugra), Ernesto Inarkiev (Moscow), Grigory Oparin (Moscow), Vladimir Fedoseev (St. Petersburg), Dmitry Kokarev (Penza Region), Alexander Riazantsev (Moscow), Alexei Goganov (St. Petersburg), Dmitry Bocharov (Novosibirsk Region).
Aleksandra Goryachkina (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug), Alexandra Kosteniuk (Moscow), Natalija Pogonina (Saratov Region), Valentina Gunina (Moscow), Olga Girya (Ugra), Alisa Galliamova (Tatarstan), Anastasia Bodnaruk (St. Petersburg), Evgenija Ovod (Leningrad Region), Daria Pustovoitova (Moscow), Alina Kashlinskaya (Moscow), Ekaterina Ubiennykh (Krasnoyarsk Krai), Daria Charochkina (Moscow).
Total prize fund of the Superfinal is 9,000,000 RR.
The events are 11-round round-robins. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 bonus second per each move.
Chief Arbiter – IA Maxim Ivakhin (Novokuznetsk).
Schedule: opening ceremony – October 15, 6:30 pm, playing days – October 16-21 and 23-27, rest day – October 22, closing ceremony – October 27, in 40 minutes after the end of the last game.
In case of a tie for the championship, a rapid tie-break is arranged on the same day.
On a rest day, the players will give simuls to all chess fans in three different venues – chess department of Junior Sports School (Chelyuskintsev, 50), Biotechnopark (Koltsovo, Technopark st. 8), and Junior Chess Center Maestro (Berdsk, Vokzalnaya st. 54). All simuls start at 2 pm.