30 November 2018
Rapid Grand Prix Final Opens in Khanty-Mansiysk
Drawing of lost takes place.
The final tournament of the Russian Grand Prix starts in the capital of Ugra. The drawing of lots was held at the Opening Ceremony. Round 1 pairings: M. Demidov - I. Iljushenok, D. Kokarev - S. Yudin, A. Maltsevskaya - T. Maletina, D. Bocharov - P. Shuvalova, A. Morozevich - N. Kabanov, P. Ponkratov - S. Sjugirov, A. Pridorozhni - M. Chigaev, and D. Kryakvin - A. Sarana.
First 5 rounds will be played on December 1.
Photos by Dmitry Kryakvin