The best grandmasters of Russia gathered in these days in Novosibirsk. And there started the Grand final of the national championship in chess.
One of the most beautiful buildings in Novosibirsk city centre more than 100 years. Here in different times were a shopping complex, city Council, city hall, the Treasury, the state Bank. Now in the building of the city Museum. Today in the Museum of the Superfinal of Russian chess championship. To host major tournaments in museums has become a tradition. In 2012, Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand for the world crown and fought in the Tretyakov gallery, then chess competitions took the Louvre in Paris, the St. Petersburg Russian Museum, Nizhny Novgorod the Rukavishnikov estate. For the right to receive this Grand final fought Tula state arms Museum and art Museum of Novokuznetsk.
Seven-time national champion Peter Svidler at the opening of the tournament, talkative, and during the party focused. Among the competitors are last year's winner Evgeny Tomashevsky and winner of the highest rating, Alexander Grischuk. Strong composition and women, led by world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and the experienced Alisa Galliamova.
Watch the games of the championship of Russia the fans of chess is now helping online stream and comments of experts. The sympathy of the audience on the side of the countryman. Dmitry Bocharov is an experienced grandmaster, winner of the national championship blitz - the Museum is playing for the first time. The starting game Bocharov lost. But there is still 10 rounds. The winners of the men's and women's Championships are waiting for expensive prizes: all-wheel drive crossovers and diamond-encrusted figurines chess pieces.
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