The tournament is also marking the centenary of Nezhmetdinov’s birth.
The tournament will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss system and is valid for the Russian Cup. Draw offers are not allowed before 40th move.
The total prize fund is 12,400 EUR and the winner will earn 2500 EUR. There are 10 regular prizes and special prizes for women, juniors and seniors.
On 29th and 30th September there will be a rapid tournament. Details should be announced on the official website.
Top rated players are GM Artyom Timofeev 2640, GM Sergey Volkov 2594, GM Vladimir Burmakin 2590, GM Evgeny Vorobiov 2586, GM Sergey Grigoriants 2560, GM Dmitry Frolyanov 2560 and GM Daniil Linchevsky 2558.