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9th International Chess Festival Moscow

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2/2/13, 11:36 AM.

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The International Chess Festival Moscow Open 2013 runs from the 31st January - 10th February at the Russian State Social University. This huge chess festival consists of nine tournaments:

Tournament A – Men’s Cup of Russia
Tournament B – Women’s Cup of Russia
Tournament C – Amateurs’ Cup of MCF
Tournament D – Veterans’ Cup of MCF
Tournament E – World Cup Chess Composition
Tournament F – Students-grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU (men)
Tournament G – Students-grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU (women)
Tournament H – School Champions’ Cup of MCF

The total prize fund of the Festival is 3.5 million rubles (approximately 110,000 USD). The headline event is the Men's Cup of Russia, a 9-round Swiss Open with 225 participants including more than 50 Grandmasters.

The official website has an English version, with coverage of all the events.

The president of the Moscow Chess Federation Vladimir Palikhata opens the 9th Moscow Open

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Top seed Ian Nepomniachtchi

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The opening ceremony had music...

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...dancing...

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...and er...hula hoops.

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The top seeds in the Men's Open

# Name  Fed  Elo
1 Nepomniachtchi Ian   RUS  2703
2 Khismatullin Denis   RUS  2655
3 Mamedov Rauf   AZE  2651
4 Khairullin Ildar   RUS  2650
5 Najer Evgeniy   RUS  2647
6 Iturrizaga Eduardo   VEN  2646
7 Krasenkow Michal   POL  2643
8 Nyzhnyk Illya   UKR  2637
9 Kokarev Dmitry   RUS  2635
10 Demchenko Anton   RUS  2627
11 Ganguly Surya Shekhar   IND  2626
12 Amonatov Farrukh   TJK  2625
13 Guseinov Gadir   AZE  2623
14 Smirnov Pavel   RUS  2618
15 Gupta Abhijeet   IND  2612
16 Rakhmanov Aleksandr   RUS  2612
17 Svetushkin Dmitry   MDA  2612
18 Turov Maxim   RUS  2599
19 Durarbayli Vasif   AZE  2598
20 Volkov Sergey   RUS  2593
21 Kovalenko Igor   UKR  2586
22 Ponkratov Pavel   RUS  2584
23 Savchenko Boris   RUS  2584
24 Vorobiov Evgeny E.   RUS  2584
25 Gabrielian Artur   RUS  2579
26 Danin Alexandre   RUS  2578
27 Maletin Pavel   RUS  2571
28 Halkias Stelios   GRE  2566
29 Shomoev Anton   RUS  2557
30 Ibragimov Ildar   USA  2555
31 Panarin Mikhail   RUS  2552
32 Goganov Aleksey   RUS  2550
33 Adhiban B.   IND  2547
34 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi   IND  2546
35 Gopal G.N.   IND  2545
36 Tarlev Konstantin   UKR  2541
37 Yilmaz Mustafa   TUR  2531
38 Pridorozhni Aleksei   RUS  2523
39 Gabuzyan Hovhannes   ARM  2517
40 Tukhaev Adam   UKR  2517
41 Arun Prasad S.   IND  2514
42 Harika Dronavalli   IND  2514
43 Iljushin Alexei   RUS  2508
44 Stupak Kirill   BLR  2505
45 Klimov Sergey   RUS  2504
46 Bernadskiy Vitaliy   UKR  2503
47 Bezgodov Alexei   RUS  2502
48 Artemiev Vladislav   RUS  2502
49 Venkatesh M.R.   IND  2501
50 Hayrapetyan Hovik   ARM  2500

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Photos from the official website.

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Comments


  • 23 months ago

    lbtr74aao

    why not chess boxing in demonstration ?

  • 23 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ NimzoRoy - you're probably right! ;-)

  • 23 months ago

    NimzoRoy

    Are you sure the "dancing" wasn't a martial arts demonstration?

  • 23 months ago

    Pokoj

    Very good!

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