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Monday, November 28, 2011

Moscow Chess Open 2012 from Jan 27

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Hello everyone,

The latest chess tournament news for those looking for a great chessy start to 2012 - here's a cool update.

The international chess festival 'Moscow Open 2012' takes place in Moscow on January 27 (date of arrival) - February 6 (date of departure), 2012. The venue is Russian State Social University (RSSU), located at V. Pika Street, 4 ("Botanichesky Sad" metro station). You can access the official website – – for more information.

There is something for everyone.
The International Cup of RSSU "Moscow Open 2012" consists of 9 separate tournaments:

  • Tournament A "Russian Cup stage for men", 
  • Tournament B "Russian Cup stage for women",
  • Tournament C "Cup for chess amateurs”,
  • Tournament D "Cup for university student grandmasters - men",
  • Tournament E "Cup for university student grandmasters - women",
  • Tournament F "Cup for university students",
  • Tournament G "Cup for school champions" (26.01 to 05.02),
  • Tournament H "Cup for school-leavers" (26.01 to 05.02),
  • Tournament I "Fifth World Cup on solving".
  • The total guaranteed prize fund of the Festival is 3 150 000 roubles.
REGULATIONS of the "Moscow Open 2012" chess festival.

Of course there is also the Aeroflot Open Chess Festival beginning right after from February 6 to 17, 2012 at a new venue in Moscow: the Hotel Cosmos, one of the largest in Moscow, located in a beautiful park area 20 travelling minutes from Red Square. The total prize fund is 150,000 Euros, and it includes qualification places for the Dortmund Super Tournament. You can register now.
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