66th Russian Women's Championship

Kosteniuk, Alexandra vs. Gunina, Valentina

The Superfinal of the 66th Russian Women's Championship is taking place in the Novosibirsk State Museum of Local History and Nature from 16-27 October 2016. The winner of the 12-player single round-robin becomes the Russian Women's Champion and wins 500,000 roubles (about 7,250 euros). The top three automatically qualify for next year's final. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. In case of a tie for first two 15+10 rapid games will be played followed, if necessary, by 5 vs 4 Armageddon. Official website: ruchess.ru