Russian Rapid Grand Prix – Cup of Russia for rapid chess “Volgograd 2013″, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory at Stalingrad, will be held on 11-14th January at the Sports Palace in Volgograd, Russia.
The tournament is organized by the Ministry of Sports of Russia, Russian Chess Federation, Volgograd Region Chess Federation, Volgograd Region Government and “King-Product”.
The playing format is 11 rounds of Swiss system with the time control 15 minutes + 10 seconds per move.
The guaranteed prize fund is 450,000 rubles (approx 11,300 EUR). The first place brings 1600 EUR, while the top woman prize is 380 EUR.
Top rated players are Grandmasters Andreikin Dmitry 2727/2705, Inarkiev Ernesto 2688/2628, Potkin Vladimir 2665/2697, Khismatullin Denis 2652/2682, Kokarev Dmitry 2627/2637, Bocharov Dmitry 2614/2578, Volkov Sergey 2590/2582, Savchenko Boris 2584/2622, Ponkratov Pavel 2584/2608 and Maletin Pavel 2572/2585.