Russian Superfinal 2011

Russian Superfinal 2011

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 7, 2011, 2:36 PM |
15 | Chess Event Coverage

The Russian Championships "Superfinal" runs from 8-15 August in Moscow.

The three qualifiers from the "Higher League" event in June, Morozevich, Timofeev and Galkin, join the rest of the field for a single round-robin competition.

Last year's champion, Ian Nepomniachtchi, is back to defend his title.

The total prize fund is 3.5 million roubles, and the sole rest day is 12 August.

The full line-up in Moscow:

Sergey Karjakin 2788
Vladimir Kramnik 2781
Alexander Grischuk 2746
Peter Svidler 2739
Ian Nepomniachtchi 2711
Alexander Morozevich 2694
Artyom Timofeev 2665
Alexander Galkin 2598

 

Games begin at 15:00 local time (11:00 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 coverage at this link.

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