The Superfinals of 71st Russian men's championship and 68th Russian women's championship will take place from 24th August till 6th September 2018 in Satka, Chelyabinsk Oblast. The tournament is a part of the Chess in Museums program, carried out by the RCF together with Timchenko Foundation since 2012.
The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, Government of Chelyabinsk Oblast, and Magnezit Group. The competition is also supported by Renault Russia Company, Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (FGC UES), and PhosAgro. Logistics partner of the Russian Chess Federation is Russian Post.
Ian Nepomniachtchi (2768), Dmitry Jakovenko (2748), Nikita Vitiugov (2730), Dmitry Andreikin (2710), Vladimir Fedoseev (2707), Evgeny Tomashevsky (2702), Daniil Dubov (2691), Ernesto Inarkiev (2690), Denis Khismatullin (2634), Mikhail Kobalia (2619), Alexey Sarana (2613), and Grigoriy Oparin (2609).
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2559), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2535), Valentina Gunina (2528), Natalija Pogonina (2469), Olga Girya (2462), Anastasia Bodnaruk (2449), Alina Kashlinskaya (2440), Alisa Galliamova (2424), Polina Shuvalova (2413), Oksana Gritsayeva (2391), Anastasiya Protopopova (2332), and Elena Tomilova (2332).
Total prize fund is 9,000,000 roubles. Besides, the winners of both men's and women's tournaments will also receive a special prize – bright and stylish city crossover Renault Kaptur.
The tournaments are round-robin events with 11 rounds. The default time is 15 minutes. If a player arrives at his/her place after a chess clock was started, but within first 15 minutes, he/she shall be fined at a rate of 10,000 roubles.
The match days: August 25-30 and September 1-5. Free day - August 31. The rounds start at 1 p.m. (Moscow time), the final 11th round begins at 11 a.m. (Moscow time).
Tie-break criteria: 1) number of games played with Black, 2) Sonneborn-Berger, 3) number of wins, 4) direct encounter, 5) Koya system.
In case of a tie for the 1st place by two or more participants, an additional rapid competition is played to determine the winner.
Chief arbiter is IA Vladimir Staratorzhskiy.
During the Superfinals, the exhibition of the Soviet and Russian painter, a representative of the “Severe Style” Geliy Korzhev (1925-2012) will be opened in Magnezit Palace of Culture. The exposition called Painting’s Way. Geliy Korzhev will include sketches and graphics from the archive of the artist's family. The sketches and graphics were made by Korzhev during the work on his key paintings on historical, biblical and other series from 1953 till 2012.
Tournament on Chess-Results (Men)
Tournament on Chess-Results (Women)