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Russian Cup 2017
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Russian Cup 2017  

The Russian Cup competitions among men and women consist of regional tournaments (open and women’s), which have a status of the Russian Cup stages, and final tournaments – for men and women separately. Regulations of the stages are developed by regional chess federations and agreed with the Russian Chess Federation.

Sporstmen have a right to play in an unlimited number of the Russian Cup stages during the year. Cup points, scored by participants in all stages, are summed up. Cup points are awarded only to participants who have Russian citizenship.

14 best participants of the men's Russian Cup stages and 7 best participants of the women's Russian Cup stages qualify to the final competitions.

The final tournaments of the Russian Cup are knockout events with 16 participants in the men's section and 8 participants in the women's section. Two nominees from the Organizer are added to the men’s tournament, by agreement with the RCF. One Organizer's nominee is added to the women's event, by agreement with the RCF.  

Tournament Calendar 2017


1.    Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial 2017, January 12-22, Taganrog

2.    Moscow open 2017, January 27 – February 6, Moscow

3.    Aeroflot open 2017, February 20 февраля – March 2, Moscow

4.    39th R. Nezhmetdinov Memorial, May 30 – June 9, Kazan

5.    Alekhine Memorial, June 11-22, Voronezh

6.    L. Polugaevsky Memorial,  July 7-17, Samara

7.    Primorsky Debut, July 20-30, Vladivostok

8.    V. Kortchnoi Memorial, August 15-25, Saint Petersburg

9.    E. Zudov Memorial, September 11-21, Nizhny Tagil

10.   M. Chigorin Memorial, October 13-23, Saint Petersburg

11.    XII Ugra Governor’s Cup, November 16-26, Khanty-Mansiysk

The Russian Cup Final will be held from December 4 to December 13, 2017, in Khanty-Mansiysk.



1.    Moscow open 2017, January 27 – February 6, Moscow

2.    The Russian Cup stage,  August 1-10, Naberezhnye Chelny

3.    Satka Autumn 2017, September 11-21, Satka

The Russian Cup Final will be held from December 4 to December 11, 2017, in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Run, King, Run!