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August 9-23
Russian Championships Superfinals 2019
Udmurt Republic
Russian Championships Superfinals 2019  

The Superfinals of the 72nd Russian Championship and the 69th Russian Women's Championship  will be held in the Udmurt Republic on August 9-23. The Museum Estate of Pyotr Tchaikovsky will be the venue for the Superfinals in Votkinsk on August 9-12, while the International Friendship Centre in Izhevsk will host the event on August 13-23. 

Line-up, men: 

Vladislav Artemiev (2757), Nikita Vitiugov (2728), Maxim Matlakov (2710), Evgeny Tomashevsky (2706), Dmitry Jakovenko (2704), Ernesto Inarkiev (2682), Vladimir Fedoseev (2671), Kirill Alekseenko (2668), Alexander Motylev (2668), Aleksey Dreev (2662), Alexey Sarana (2655), and Alexandr Predke (2650). 

Line-up, women:  

Aleksandra Goryachkina (2564), Alexandra Kosteniuk (2507), Valentina Gunina (2497), Alina Kashlinskaya (2491), Olga Girya (2462), Natalija Pogonina (2457), Anastasia Bodnaruk (2429), Polina Shuvalova (2419), Elena Tomilova (2376), Daria Charochkina (2352), Margarita Potapova (2335), and Zarina Shafigullina (2332). 

The total prize fund is increased by 1 million rubles and amounts to 10,000,000 rubles. The guaranteed prize fund for the open event is 6,500,000 rubles and 3,500,000 rubles for the women's tournament.   

The winners will be given RENAULT ARKANA cars as well. 

The events are 11-round all-play-all tournaments. 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 rubles.  

The match days: August 10-11, 13-17, and 19-22. Free days: August 12 and 18. 

The rounds start at 2 p.m. while the final 11th round begins at 12:00 p.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 Elena Polovina (Rostov region).  

Tournaments on Chess-results 

Articles in theme

Evgeny Tomashevsky: My Wife Motivates Me More Than Anything Else!
The Russian Championship winner answers Dmitry Kryakvin’s questions
Olga Girya: Perfectionism Helps Me
The champion of Russia gave an interview to Eteri Kublashvili
Endgame Stars Get Renault Cars
Dmitry Kryakvin’s report about the Superfinal finale
To Mess Things Up and Wonder, or to Forget and Blunder?
Dmitry Kryakvin’s report about Rounds 8-9 of the Superfinals
A Ballad of the Rook
Dmitry Kryakvin’s report on Rounds 6-7 of the Superfinals
Warm Days of Miscalculations
Dmitry Kryakvin's report about Rounds 4-5 of the Russian Superfinals
Cold Summer of 2019
Dmitry Kryakvin’s report about rounds 2-3 of the Russian Superfinals
Starting with Heavenly Moisture
Dmitry Kryakvin’s report about Round 1 of the Russian Championships Superfinals
Overture in the Rain
Eteri Kublashvili’s report on the Superfinals Opening at the Birthplace of Tchaikovsky 

News in theme

Olga Girya Leads Russian Women's Superfinal before Decisive Round
Vitiugov and Tomashevsky head the open event.
Olga Girya Strengthens Leadership in Russian Women's Championship Superfinal
Evgeny Tomashevsky and Nikita Vitiugov head the open event.
Vitiugov, Tomashevsky and Inarkiev Lead Russian Championship Supefinal
Olga Girya maintains leadership in the women's event.
Evgeny Tomashevsky Takes the Lead in Russian Championship Superfinal
Olga Girya heads the women's event.
Olga Girya Keeps Leading Superfinal of Russian Women's Championship
Six players share first place in the open event.
Four Players Head Russian Championship Superfinal in Izhevsk
Olga Girya maintains leadership in the women's event.
Trio Leads Russian Championship Superfinal in Izhevsk
Olga Girya heads the women's event.
Third Round of Russian Championships Superfinals Played in Izhevsk
Vladislav Artemiev leads the open section, Natalija Pogonina and Olga Girya head the women's event.
Second Round of Russian Championships Superfinals Finishes in Votkinsk
Tournament to be resumed in Izhevsk on August 13.
Russian Championships Superfinals Officially Opened in Votkinsk
Drawing of lots was held as well.
05.08.2019 11:00
Russian Championships Superfinals Begin in Udmurtia on August 9
Opening ceremony to take place in Museum Estate of Pyotr Tchaikovsky in Votkinsk.
Russian Championships Superfinals Lineups Confirmed
The total prize fund is increased by 1 million rubles.
15.04.2019 13:00
Udmurtia to Host 2019 Russian Championship Superfinals
The event to be held in August.