Russian Championship Superfinal
Romanov, Evgeny vs. Volkov, Sergey
The 70th Russian Championship Superfinal is taking place in the State Museum of the Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg from 3-14 December 2017. Peter Svidler is the top seed for the 12-player round-robin, where the winner receives 1 million roubles (~14,500 euros) and a Renault Kaptur car. The top three finishers qualify automatically for next year's Superfinal.
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 before move 40. A tie for first place is split by two 15+10 rapid games and, if the score is still tied, a 5 vs. 4 Armageddon game, where Black wins if the game ends in a draw. Official website: ruchess.ru