Russian Championships Superfinals to Open in Ufa on 8 October
The tournament is a part of the Chess in Museums programme.
The Superfinals of the 74th Russian championship and the 71st Russian women's championship will be held in Ufa from the 8th till the 21st of October. The tournament is a part of the Chess in Museums international programme realised by the Chess Federation of Russia and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation.
The line-up, open: Dmitry Andreikin (2728), Nikita Vitiugov (2727), Andrey Esipenko (2720), Kirill Alekseenko (2710), Vladimir Fedoseev (2704), Maxim Matlakov (2682), Alexandr Predke (2666), Pavel Ponkratov (2659), Aleksandr Rakhmanov (2657), Maksim Chigaev (2639), Alexander Motylev (2624), and Aleksandra Goryachkina (2602).
The three-time Russian women’s champion Aleksandra Goryachkina has become the first woman to take part in the Russian Championship Superfinal. She qualified there from the Russian Championship Higher League, having won bronze.
The line-up, women: Polina Shuvalova (2509), Alina Kashlinskaya (2493), Natalija Pogonina (2467), Valentina Gunina (2462), Alisa Galliamova (2421), Anastasia Bodnaruk (2415), Olga Girya (2410), Leya Garifullina (2409), Marina Guseva (2394), Alina Bivol (2392), Daria Voit (2357), and Evgenija Ovod (2331).
The Opening Ceremony and the drawing of lots will be held in the Bashkir Nesterov Art Museum in Ufa on the 8th of September.
The tournaments are 11-round all-play-all events. The match days are 9-14 and 16-20 October. The rest day is on the 15th of October. The games will start at 3 PM local time (GMT +5).
The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the 1st.
The total guaranteed prize fund is 11 million rubles: 7 million rubles in the open section and 4 million rubles in the women's tournament.
All participants (players, accompanying persons, coaches, arbiters, the OC members and others) are to comply with the Regulations on infectious safety.
The Superfinals are organised by the Chess Federation of Russia with support of the Russian Ministry of Sport, Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation.
The CFR general partner is PhosAgro.
Partners: Aeroflot, Art Russe, Chess Federation of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and the Bashkortostan State M.V. Nesterov Art Museum.