Former European Champion Dmitry Jakovenko won the 2013 Russian Cup for men after defeating the talented 18-years old Vladimir Fedoseev 1,5-0,5 in the final match.
The Russian Cup Final took place from 11th to 19th December in Khanty-Mansiysk. Sixteen players with the best results throughout 2013 competed in the knock-out format.
Each match consisted of two games with classical time control, and if necessary – rapid tie-breaks.
On the way to the final Jakovenko eliminated a line of strong Grandmasters – Aleksei Pridorozhni, Pavel Ponkratov and Sanan Sjugirov. Fedoseev outplayed Pavel Smirnov, Aleksej Aleksandrov and Boris Savchenko.
Anastasia Bodnaruk won the Russian Cup for Women, also in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Replay games on the Russian Chess Federation website