It is a stage of the Russian Cup and will be played over 9 rounds under the Swiss system. The time control is 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment. No draw offers can be made before move 41.
The prize fund amounts to 759,000 RUB (approx 10,000 EUR). It will be distributed as follows: 1st – 140,000; 2nd – 110,000; 3rd – 80,000; 4th – 70,000, 5th – 60,000, etc.
There will also be prizes for local players, U-2450 Elo players, women, veterans and juniors.
Last year winner was GM Denis Khismatullin.
The rapid event is scheduled for 29th-30th May, 2016. It will be a 9 round Swiss Open with a time control 15 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move starting from move one and a total prize fund in the amount of 170,000 RUB.
Last year winner was GM Alexander Morozevich.
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