Russian Championship LIVE

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9/5/2018 – The Russian Chess Federation calls the final round of its national individual championship the "Superfinal" and that's not an exaggeration. Ian Nepomniachtchi, Dmitry Jakovenko and Nikita Vitiugov are among the Russian stars in this 12 round Tournament is experiencing celebrating its 71st edition this year in Satka, from August 25th to the September 5th, 2018. Live games and commentary with GM Alexander Morozevich!

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Round 11

The "Superfinals" of the 71st (open) and 68th (women) Russian championships are endowed with a prize fund of 9 million rubles (about €113,000). The winner receives 1 million roubles (about €12,500 euro). The new champions will receive an additional bonus in the form of a Renault "Kaptur" car, and the top three finishers qualify automatically for next year's Superfinal.

In both tournaments, twelve players face off in a single round-robin format.

Russian men

The 12 men in the open championship (click or tap to expand) | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

Live games and commentary

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second bonus starting from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. In case of a tie for first place there will be a playoff consisting of two 15+10 rapid games and, if the score is still tied, a 5 vs. 4 Armageddon game, where Black wins if the game ends in a draw.

Current standings (open)


Open Championship


Live commentary by GM A. Morozevich and GM E. Miroshnichenko


Current standings (women)


Russian women

The 12 women of the Women's Championship (click or tap to expand) | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

All games (Open)


All games (Women)


All commentary webcasts

About Satka

Satka is a small city of around 45,000 residents located 190 kilometers west of Chelyabinsk on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains beside the Satka River.


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