The International Chess Festival “Moscow Open-2013″ will take place from 31st January to 11th February, 2013, at the Russian State Social University (RSSU), B. Pick Street, 4, metro station “Botanical Garden” in Moscow.
The Festival is organized by the Russian State Social University (RSSU, www.rgsu.net), Chess Federation of Moscow (MCF, www.moscowchess.org), Directorate of sports and entertainment events of the Moscow Government, with the support of the Department of Physical Culture and Sport in Moscow (www.mossport.ru), the Russian Chess Federation (www.russiachess.org), International School Chess Union (www.icce.su) and the International Chess Federation (www.fide.com).
The Festival will include eight competitions: Russian Cup events for men and women, MCF Amateur Cup, MCF veteran Cup, youth and problem solving tournaments, and two round-robin GM-norm events for young players.
The 8th Festival will offer the same prize fund as the previous event – 3,5 million rubles or approximately 113,000 USD.
During the Festival, the Russian Chess Federation and FIDE are holding Seminars for Trainers, Arbiters and Organizers.
Visa support is provided to all foreign chess players, who have addressed to the Organizing Committee before 15th December 2012. For late applications the Organizing Committee is not responsible for obtaining visas.
Registration and hotel reservation is possible online on the official website.
For schedule and prizes distribution download the Regulations (.doc)
Alexander Nikolayevich Kostyev