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RAPID Grand Prix 2017  

All-Russian chess competitions “RAPID Grand Prix of Russia” 2017 consist of regional tournaments, which have a status of the GP stages, and the final tournament. Overall result of the competition is formed by the outcome of the final tournament.

The number of the RAPID Grand Prix stages is unlimited. Regulations of the stages are developed by regional chess federations and confirmed by the Russian Chess Federation.

Sporstmen have a right to play in an unlimited number of the RAPID Grand Prix stages during the year.

The finalists are determined upon the data which RCF receives from the stages' organizers. RAPID Grand Prix points scored by participants are summed up to determine the finalists. In case of a tie, the average number of points, scored by each of them during one stage, is taken into consideration. The one, whose tiebreaker is higher, gets an advantage.  If the tie still exists, the sportsman, who was placed higher in a particular event, gets an advantage.

14 sportsmen, who scored a maximum number of points in the stages, qualify to the final, including: 11 men, 1 woman, 1 junior under 19 years old (boy) and 1 junior under 19 years old (girl), and 2 Organizer's nominees, by agreement with the RCF.

In the case of any withdrawal, the candidates' list is formed by the participants who were placed next in their categories.


Tournament Calendar 2017

1.    Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial 2017, January 9-12, Taganrog

2.    Rapid in Serpukhov 2017, February 22-25, Serpukhov, Moscow Oblast

3.   XIV Chess Festival  «Sagaalgan - 2017», March 23-27, Ulan-Ude

4.    Star Trek, May 18-21, Korolev, Moscow Oblast

5.    R. Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup, May 27-31, Kazan

6.    A. Kadyrov Memorial, June 1-5, Grozny

7.    Pacific Ocean Meridian, July 17-21, Vladivostok

8.    Altai Krai Governor's Cup, July 21-24, Barnaul

9.    St Petersburg Summer 2017, August 25-28, Saint Petersburg

10.   Igor Kurnosov Memorial, September 7-10, Chelyabinsk

11.   B. Kustov Memorial, October 20-24, Novokuznetsk

12.   Ugra Cup, November 25-29, Khanty-Mansiysk

The final of the RAPID Grand Prix (Top-16) will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk from November 30 to December 6 2017. 

Run, King, Run!