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Monday, January 30, 2012

RSSU International Chess CUP begins in Moscow with 1,470 players!

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Hello everyone,

On Saturday 28th of January the main tournaments of RSSU International Chess Cup “Moscow Open 2012” started with a beautiful opening ceremony. There are 1,470 chess players from 26 countries, including 95 international grandmasters and 70 international masters, taking part. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov who opened the ceremony named the Russian State Social University as one of the largest chess centers in the world and has thanked organisers for a fine atmosphere for the sport of chess.  

Anatoly Karpov, former World Chess Champion, the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, said he was glad that the tournament now is also named “RSSU International Cup”. He said the University strengthens its position as the leading center of development of chess in Russia and around the world.  
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  • At January 31, 2012 at 9:52 AM , Anonymous Keith Schmidt, Berlin said...

    Is it still Moscow - maybe they should keep the name of the city for international news thing. Love Russia. I admire how much chess you have inyour country Ms Chess Queen.


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