Russian Men and Women Rapid Championships Start in St. Petersburg

Время публикации: 21.05.2013 17:41 | Последнее обновление: 21.05.2013 17:53

Today at 14.45 Moscow time, at the hotel "Saint Petersburg", was scheduled the opening of the Russian Men and Women Rapid Championships. The first round started at 15.00. Both competitions will be held simultaneously according to the Swiss system of nine rounds, five of which will be played today, the other four - tomorrow. Time control is 15 +10. Tournament prize fund for men is 320 000 rubles, for women - 180 000.

The composition of the tournament is impressive: in the men's section the following participants compete for the title: Nikita Vitiugov (Rapid-rated 2752), Alexey Dreev 2726, Eugene Tomashevsky 2722 Boris Grachev 2689, Ernesto Inarkiev 2688, Maxim Matlakov 2669, Sanan Sjugirov 2668, Vadim Zvjaginsev 2668, Vladimir Potkin 2664...
A total of 43 participants are competing.

The participation list of the women's competition is headed by Valentina Gunina 2531, followed by Anastasia Bodnaruk 2443, Natalia Pogonina 2420 Daria Pustovoitova 2398, Marina Romanko 2389 Baira Kovanova 2386, Daria Charochkina 2384, Alina Kashlinskaya 2383 Olga Girya 2365 ...
A total of 28 female participants take part.

Live games are expected to be available on the website of RCF.


  


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