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Russian Cup Final

Smirnov, Pavel vs. Jakovenko, Dmitry

The 2016 Russian Cup Final for men is a 16-player knockout event taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from 5-12 December. The players qualified from events in the Russian Cup series over the last year. Dmitry Jakovenko is the top seed and the prize fund is 1,200,000 roubles or about $19,000. Each mini-match consists of two classical games with 90 minutes per player for all moves and a 30-second increment from move 1. If tied two 15 minute + 10 second rapid games are played, and finally Armageddon, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counts as a win for Black. Official website: ruchess.ru