about 3-d festival Moscow open are aproved and the winning prize
has increased more than twice compared to 2006.
Organizars guarantee enough foreign professional chess players
will take part in the festival.
Open A games
– first 20 boards - will be broadcasted in the Internet on-line!
There are more than 500 players
in open „A“ and „B“ !!
The best players
of open “A”
take part in Open “A” and “B”: 56 grandmasters (7 women), 71 masters (8) and 68 FIDE masters (24)…
The Russian players are the most numerous at the tournament – 501 chess players. There are 21 players from Ukraine, 4 from Moldavia, 3 from Azerbaijan; 2 from Uzbekistan, Georgia and Latvia… Twenty two countries
take part in the festival.
First day festival photo report
Theatre begins with a hanger and a tournament - with advertising. Everyone in Moscow knows about the Third Moscow open. Posters and banners have decorated the capital for some days and RSSU area sparkles with advertising as a New Year tree. Welcome to RSSU!
The main building of the university is a place for annual chess players meeting.
Tournament has been developing and instead of presidium we see a scene decorated with dozens of participating countries flags . There are enough of them to confer international titles.
The hall is absolutely full. There are so many participants that all of them could hardly ever find room there even standing up. When head of the university entered the hall he happened to be in a tight ring of students...
First people of Moscow open 2007. In a moment representatives of Chess Federation are expected to arrive.
Chess dancing is an unchangeable part of any opening ceremony
Grace and plastic arts: “Black and White” in junior ballet-dancers performing...
Traditional greeting turned in surprise. After increasing the prize fund for more than one third university made a present for written press. Vasiliy Zhukov determined three prizes for media in amount of 150, 100 and 50 thousand rubles.
And then in the conference hall classical choir of RSSU started singing.
Medley of native Russian songs ,” Life for the Tsar” and as a peak – two hymns – of Russia and RSSU while thundering firework cannon.
Studying building ¹5 is a native home for Moscow open
Chess tournament is a new and honorary chapter in glorious history of the university
and habitual welter some minutes before starting the clock
“What’s about pairings?”
Winner of the first festival Muscovite Farrukh Amonatov
and co-winner of the second one Muscovite Boris Crachev
Pieces faded in expectations: in a moment everything starts...
And the first move at the first table – Alexey Dreev- Tatyana Grabuzova
Pair of rating favorites – Pavel Smirnov and Alexey Fedorov
A year ago Alexey Alexandrov started playing at the first table whereas now he played at the sixth.
“Problems?” – “ No, that’s a Swiss clock !”
Moscow open 2007: the first step was done, there are eight ones left...