Russian Team Championship

Jobava, Baadur vs. Jakovenko, Dmitry

The Russian Team Championship runs from May 1-7 in The Pearl Hotel, Sochi. Often considered the toughest national team chess event, in 2015 it features eight teams and over a dozen players rated 2700+, including Kramnik and Aronian on the same team. Three foreigners are allowed per team. Each match is over six boards, with two match points for a win and one for a draw. Game points are the first tiebreaker. The time control is 90 min/40 moves + 30 min to the end of the game, with a 30 sec increment from move 1. No draws are allowed before move 40. Official website (Russian)

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