The International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2015″ is taking place from 2nd to 11th October at the Park Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Russian Cup Stage will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system. The total prize fund is 1,800,000 RUB (approx 24,500 EUR). The first place is 320,000 RUB worth while the best woman will be awarded with 40,000 RUB.
Top seed player is former World champion GM Alexander Khalifman (2618).
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