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Russian Championship Superfinal

The 68th Russian Championship Superfinal is a 12-player round-robin to decide the 2015 Russian Champion. It takes place from 9-20 August in the far eastern city of Chita, not far from Mongolia and China. The line-up features five 2700 players - Karjakin, Jakovenko, Tomashevsky, Vitiugov and 7-time Champion Svidler, as well 17-year-old Artemiev and reigning Champion Lysyj. 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 agreed draws are allowed before move 40. The total prize fund is 8 million roubles (~$127,000), with 1,210,000 (~$19,000) for first place in the men's section. If players tie for first a rapid playoff will be held. Official website: ruchess.ru
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