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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Russian Chess Superfinal Begins Aug 3 in Moscow

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Hi everyone,

The super-strong Russian Chess Championships - the Superfinal - for men and women - begins at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow on August 3. Both events will be 10-player round robin tournaments. Technically speaking, it's the strongest national chess championship on the planet.

Top seed Sergey Karjakin
Men’s tournament:
Sergey Karjakin (2785), World Rapid chess champion
Alexander Grischuk (2763), World Blitz chess champion
Peter Svidler (2749), Champion of Russia and World Cup 2011 winner
Dmitry Jakovenko (2722), reigning European champion
Nikita Vitiugov (2705), winner of the World Team Championship 2010
Evgeny Alekseev (2673), Russian champion in 2006
Vladimir Potkin (2651), 2011 European champion
Dmitry Andreikin (2715), 2010 World Junior champion
Sanan Sjugirov (2635)
Daniil Dubov (2594)

Women’s tournament:
Valentina Gunina (2507), Russian and European champion, European and World blitz champion
Tatiana Kosintseva (2530), twice European and three-times Russian champion
Nadezhda Kosintseva (2524), Russian champion in 2008
Alisa Galliamova (2465), three-times Russian champion
Natalia Pogonina (2448), European team champion 2011 with Russia
Olga Girya (2433)
Evgenia Ovod (2419)
Kovanova Baira (2408), winner of the Russian Higher League 2012
Daria Charochkina (2353)
Ekaterina Ubiennykh (2367)

The prize fund in the men’s tournament is 3,85 million RUB (approx 97.000 EUR). The winner will earn approx. 25.100 EUR.
The prize fund in the women’s tournament is about 37.700 EUR. The winner will be awarded with approx. 10.000 EUR.

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