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International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2015”

The 12th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2015” will be held in Moscow from 28 March (the date of arrival) to 08 April 2015 (the date of departure).

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”.

The festival will be held in the hotel “Cosmos”, which is one of the largest in Moscow (over 1700 rooms). The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful and environmentally pure Moscow districts within 20-minutes travel from Red Square and only 200m walking from the nearest subway station.

Cosmos Hotel Moscow

Cosmos Hotel Moscow

This time the festival has the guaranteed prize fund amounting to EUR 140 000 (taking into account the prizes for the Blitz Tournament).

Three Open Tournaments (A, B and C) are made up according to the rating of the participants. Naturally, the greatest interest is aroused by A tournament, requiring from a participant a rating above 2550 and in which usually take part a number of extra class players.

In addition to the Open Tournaments, a Blitz Tournament will be held within the festival.

The official accommodation for the participants and also the venue of the Tournament will be at the “Cosmos” hotel.

The Organizers of the Festival are the “Aeroflot-Russian Airlines”, the Russian Chess Federation and the Association of Chess Federations.

Contact information: E-mail: aeroflotchess@gmail.com, Tel.: +7-985-763-36-16, Fax: +7-495-635-56-84.

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