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Russian Women's Team Championship

The 2016 Russian Women's Team Championship is a 9-team, 9-round tournament (one team sits out each round) taking place from 1-10 May in the Zhemchuzhina (Pearl) Hotel Complex in Sochi. ShSM Legacy Square are the favourites with Alexandra Kosteniuk and Kateryna Lagno on the top boards. Teams consist of up to five players, with four playing each match. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. No draw offers are allowed until move 41. There are two match points for a team win and one for a draw. Official website: ruchess.ru