Saint Petersburg, Holyday Inn hotel.

Tournament system: McMahon, 6 rounds. 

Master's tournament - for players with rating above 2000 (Russia championship final qualification)

Regular players tournament -  for players with rating from 1000 to 2000.

Beginners tournament -  for players with rating  under 1000.

Time control: Fisher time 40 min+15 sec; beginners tournament: Fisher time 20 min+15sec. Japanese rules, komi 6.5 pts.