The Men's and Women's Superfinals of the Moscow Chess Championship will be the first event of the 10th Moscow Open International RSSU Cup. It will take place January 30th and 31st in corpus 8 of the Russian State Social University campus. Each of the events will be contested by the capital's ten strongest players, among which are international chess stars.
Competing in the men's section: multiple-time Olympiad champions of the Russian team, Alexander Grischuk and Alexander Morozevich; European champion and winner of World Team Championship for Russia, Ian Nepomniachtchi; GMs Boris Grachev, Vladimir Potkin, Ivan Popov, Yevgeniy Najer and Urii Eliseev; IM Maxim Vavulin; and FM Dimitri Gordievsky.
Competing in the women's section: the 12th Women's World champion Alexandra Kosteniuk; 2012 European Champion Valentina Gunina; 2004 Women's World finalist Ekaterina Kovalevskaya; Russian Rapid Cup winner Olga Girya; WGMs Alina Kashlinskaya, Daria Charochkina, Irina Vasilevich, Elmira Mirzoeva; two-time Moscow champion WIM Dina Drozdova; two-time Moscow Rapid champion WFM Anna Gvantseladze.
The rapid competitions will be round robins consisting of nine rounds.
The combined prize fund for the Superfinal is 2,000,000 rubles.