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Vlad
16-12-2007, 05:21 PM
The final of the Russian championship will start tomorrow. Below are the prizes for all 12 participants who managed to qualify.

1 place 1.100.000 rubles
2 place 800.000 rubles
3 place 650.000 rubles
4 place 500.000 rubles
5 place 400.000 rubles
6 place 350.000 rubles
7 place 300.000 rubles
8 place 250.000 rubles
9 place 200.000 rubles
10 place 175.000 rubles
11 place 150.000 rubles
12 place 125.000 rubles

$1 Au equals to approximately 20 rubles.

Kramnik is not playing. $50,000 USA appearance fee and another $50,000 USA in the first prize are not enough to get him involved. Some people say there is no money in chess. Well, obviously that is true about some countries.:)

Basil
17-12-2007, 02:36 PM
$1 Au equals to approximately 20 rubles
= 2.5 HCDs

Garvinator
22-12-2007, 07:00 PM
Has anyone been able to watch the games live from this tournament? I have tried a couple of times but have had no luck.

Leonid Sandler
22-12-2007, 09:13 PM
Hello Garvin,
You can follow live at least one game with GM commentary on www.chesspro.ru
Games starts at 11-00pm OLD time.
Regards,
Leonid

Vlad
22-12-2007, 10:23 PM
http://www.russiachess.org/online/

It works perfectly on my computer.

Bill Gletsos
28-12-2007, 09:54 PM
Following an initial draw and than a loss Morozevich went on a rampage with 6 straight wins, 4 of which were with the black pieces.

bobby1972
29-12-2007, 07:14 AM
imgine moro in the world cup ,he never draws much.scary