Peter Svidler secured his sixth Russian championship with a round to spare by beating the defending champion Ian Nepomniachtchi in round six.
Svidler's nearest challenger going into the round was Alexander Morozevich who drew with Vladimir Kramnik to fall 1½ points behind the leader.
Joining Morozevich in a share of second place were Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Grischuk, who won their games with Artyom Timofeev and Alexander Galkin respectively.
The standings with one round remaining:
| Svidler, Peter
| Grischuk, Alexander
| Karjakin, Sergey
| Morozevich, Alexander
| Kramnik, Vladimir
| Nepomniachtchi, Ian
| Galkin, Alexander
| Timofeev, Artyom
Peter Svidler earned his 6th Russian title by beating the defending champion
The final round games begin two hours earlier at 13:00 local time (09:00 UTC). The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.
The official website (in Russian) is here. Live game relay at this link. Live video coverage here.
Picture from a screenshot of the official coverage.