The tournament was playing by the rejection system (before the start of a game players alternately rejected opening rules until only one set of opening rules was remained). Opening rules were Sakata, Taraguchi, Yamaguchi. Kyu players could not demand RIF rules this time.
Yuriy Tarannikov won Moscow Championship for the fourth time but for the first time with 100% result. His longest game had only 30 moves.
All games 51
Taraguchi rules 34 (67%)
Sakata rules 14 (27%)
Yamaguchi rules 3 (6%)
Five fifth alternative moves were made only in 1 (3%) of 34 games by Taraguchi rules. In 2 of 3 games by Yamaguchi rules only one fifth move was declared. So, fifth alternative moves were played only in 2 (4%) of 51 games: Nikonov - Golosov (5) and Tarannikov - Nikonova (6).
In 51 games 21 (81%) of 26 openings were played.
2 i1, i5, d1, d4, d8
1 i4, i7, i8, i9, i10, i11, i12, d2, d6, d9, d11
0 i2, i3, i6, i13, d12
Indirect openings were played only in 11 (22%) of 51 games.