Men’s Russian Higher League

The Russian Higher League is a 9-round Swiss Open taking place in the Kolomna Speed Skating Center in Kolomna from 22 June – 1 July. The top five players qualify for the Superfinal of the 69th Russian Men’s Championship later this year. 1st prize is 530,000 roubles (around 7,000 euros). 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 1. No draw offers are allowed until after move 40. The event is organised by the Moscow Chess Federation and the Russian Chess Federation. Official website: ruchess.ru

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