The Russian Premier League Championship Has Stared in Tyumen. Top Five Will Earn Places in the Super Final

Время публикации: 16.06.2012 14:25 | Последнее обновление: 16.06.2012 14:26

The clocks have started in the first round of the Russian Premier League Championship. There's more detailed information about the competition on our dedicated page. The tournament is played according to the same system and even the same dates as last year. The only difference is that last year only three top players earned places in the Super Final, but this year, five.

The list of competitors is quite impressive. It's headed by Dmitry Jakovenko 2736, Ian Nepomniachtchi 2718, Ernesto Inarkiev 2703, Nikita Vitiugov 2703, Dmitry Andreikin 2700, Vadim Zvjaginsev 2683, Boris Grachev 2680, Evgeny Alekseev 2677, Maxim Matlakov 2668 and Denis Khismatullin 2664. There are 46 players in total.

A comparable women's tournament is being played in parallel. The rating-favourites include Natalija Pogonina 2447, Elena Zaiatz 2446, Marina Romanko 2420, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 2427 and Olga Girya 2414. There are 30 participants in total.

Both tournaments are played as 11-round Swisses. The start of each round is at 13.00 Moscow time. You can watch the first round games live.


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