The final tournament of the RAPID Grand Prix of Russia (Top 16) will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk from November 30 till December 4.
16 participants will play a round-robin event. Time control: 15 minutes plus 10 second per each move starting from move one.
In case of a tie, the following criteria will be applied: Sonneborn-Berger, the greater number of wins, direct encounter, and the Koya system.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on November 30 at 6 p.m. local time (4 p.m. Moscow time).
Playing days: December 1-3. The games start at 11 a.m. (9 a.m. Moscow time).
December 1 - rounds 1-5.
December 2 - rounds 6-10.
December 3 - rounds 11-15.
The total prize fund is 1,200,000 roubles.
Chief Arbiter is IA Mikhail Kryukov (Moscow Oblast).
Participants: Pavel Pontkatov, Dmitry Kryakvin, Dmitry Kokarev, Ilia Iljushenok, Dmitry Bocharov, Maksim Chigaev, Alexander Morozevich, Sergei Yudin, Mikhail Demidov, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Sanan Sjugirov, Tatiana Maletina, Alexey Sarana, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya, Polina Shuvalova, and Nikolai Kabanov.