The 13th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2016″ is taking place from 29th February to 11th March in Hotel “Cosmos”, Moscow.
This major event is open to chess players of most varied qualification: from unrated to world’s top. As before, the festival is held “under the wings” of the Russian leading air company “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”.
A total of 67 players from 19 different countries will be vying in Open A. Among them are 53 GMs, 1 WGM, 10 IMs and 1 FM. Top seed is GM Boris Gelfand (2735).