Grandmaster Tournament Moscow 2012

The international chess festival “Moscow Open 2012” takes place in Moscow on January 27 (date of arrival) – February 6 (date of departure), 2012. The venue is Russian State Social University (RSSU). Among the multiple events, there are two strong closed tournaments for young grandmasters – men and women.

Here are the participants and a photo preview, find more pictures of participants here or visit the official website.



Participants men section

1. Matlakov Maxim GM 2632 RUS
2. Grygoryan Avetik GM 2621 ARM
3. Robson Ray GM 2594 USA
4. Zherebukh Yaroslav GM 2594 UKR
5. Ipatov Alexander GM 2586 ESP
6. Swiercz Dariusz GM 2583 POL
7. Belous Vladimir IM 2522 RUS
8. Yilmaz Mustafa IM 2521 TUR
9. Reshetnikov Alexey IM 2514 RUS
10 Stukopin Andrey IM 2460 RUS

The tournament has 13th Category (average rating 2563) – GM norm – 5 points

Participants women section

1. Batsiashvili Nino WGM 2421 GEO
2. Szczepkowska- Horowska Karina WGM 2400 POL
3. Padmini Rout WGM 2386 IND
4. Kashlinskaya Alina WGM 2377 RUS
5. Bulmaga Irina WIM 2360 ROU
6. Goryachkina Aleksandra WIM 2313 RUS
7. Pustovoitova Daria FM 2303 RUS
8. Ziaziulkina Nastassia WIM 2272 BLR
9. Drozdova Dina 2242 RUS
10 Severina Maria 2183 RUS

12th Category (average rating 2326). WGM norm – 5,5 points, WIM norm – 4 points

GM Avetik Grigoryan

WGM Alina Kashlinskaya

WGM Karina Szczepkowska- Horowska

World Junior Champion GM Dariusz Swiercz

WIM Nastassia Ziaziulkina

GM Alexander Ipatov

GM Ray Robson

The main organizers of the event are Russian State Social University (www.rgsu.net), Moscow Chess Federation (www.moschess.ru), and Moscow Sport Committee (www.mossport.ru) with the support of the Russian Chess Federation (www.russiachess.org), International School Chess Union (www.icce.su) and International Chess Federation (www.fide.com). The Festival is held in accordance with the Decree of Moscow Government.

Official website: http://www.open.moschess.ru/

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