The International RSSU Chess Cup «Moscow Open-2018» is held in Moscow from January 25 to February 5. The place of venue is Russian State Social University (RSSU).
The Cup hosts are Russian State Social University, a non-profit organization Moscow Chess Federation, the Management of Sport and Entertainment Activities of the Department of Sport and Tourism of Moscow with the support of the Russian Chess Federation, World Chess Federation and the European Chess Union.
The Cup comprises eight separate tournaments:
A Tournament – RSSU Cup, the stage of men’s Cup of Russia
B Tournament – RSSU Cup, the stage of women’s Cup of Russia
C Tournament – RSSU Amateur Cup
D Tournament – RSSU Veteran Cup
E Tournament – Moscow Grand Prix 2018 for solving chess problems and studies – Pochinka’s tournament
F Tournament – National Student Chess League Championship
G Tournament – RSSU Blind and Visually Impaired Fast Chess Cup
H Tournament – RSSU School Winner Cup – Zhuravsky’s tournament
● Two RSSU Blitz Chess tournaments (Youth Cup -2003 d.o.b. and earlier/Adults Cup)
● FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar
● “Chess in School” National conference
● Qualification improvement courses
The general prize pool of the Cup is 4.500 million rubles.
The top players in the A tournaments are GM Tamir Nabaty, GM Boris Grachev, Dmitry Kokarev, GM Grigoriy Oparin etc…
live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish