The Russian Championship Superfinal 2013 for men and women will take place from 5th to 14th October at the State Historical and Architectural Museum in Nizhny Novgorod.
Both events will be held according to round robin system with ten players. The total prize fund for both groups is 6 million RUB (approx 138,000 EUR).
Vladimir Kramnik 2796 (rating)
Sergey Karjakin 2762 (2012 Championship)
Peter Svidler 2740 (2012 Championship)
Nikita Vitiugov 2729 (rating, replacing Alexander Grischuk)
Dmitry Andreikin 2706 (Defending Champion)
Ian Nepomniachtchi 2702 (Russian Higher League in Yekaterinburg)
Ernesto Inarkiev 2695 (Higher League)
Alexander Motylev 2676 (Higher League)
Anton Shomoev 2579 (Higher League)
Aleksey Goganov 2575 (Higher League)
Tatiana Kosintseva 2515
Valentina Gunina 2506
Alexandra Kosteniuk 2495
Natalija Pogonina 2485 (Defending Champion)
Anastasia Bodnaruk 2459 (Russian Higher League in Yekaterinburg, winner)
Alexandera Goryachkina 2436 (World Junior Champion)
Alina Kashlinskaya 2435
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 2410
Baira Kovanova 2396
Daria Charochkina 2343
Round 1 pairings (men): V. Kramnik – A. Shomoev, P. Svidler – I. Nepomniachtchi, D. Andreikin – S. Karjakin, A. Goganov – N. Vitiugov, A. Motylev – E. Inarkiev.
Round 1 pairings (women): D. Charochkina – T. Kosintseva, A. Bodnaruk – A. Kashlinskaya, V. Gunina – A. Goriachkina, B. Kovanova – A. Kosteniuk, N. Pogonina – E. Kovalevskaya.