59th Championship of Russia - top league
2-12 September in Tomsk.
The participants were completed on results of qualifying tournaments of Federal regions, the
championships of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and players with ratings 2575 and higher on January
2006 (according to Regulations about All-Russia competitions). Swiss system, 9 rounds with time
control 1 hour 40 minutes on the firsts 40 moves, then 50 minutes on the next 20 moves and 10
minutes till the end of the game with an incrimation of 30 seconds per move from the first one.
The prize fund was $100 000. The participants, who took first 7 places, got the
right of participation in the superfinal of the Championship of Russia 2006.