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.
Frost and the sun...
Photo report about the forth day of the festival
On the verge of February winter weather has come to Moscow. The sun is shining, feet are crunching the snow, passers by in a hurry while scringing because of frost. Doves raised their feathers and in ponds always hungry ducks fussed....
And its not windy. Nature faded in numb amazement...
In RSSU things are humming, though!
Especially in lecture hall 310 where in the fourth day of the festival “A6” tournament started (in the neighboring audience – “B6”). Exactly there the best players gathered, among them there are more than 15 Grandmasters including Bologan, Sveshnikov...
...Gallyamova, Malakhov, Zvyagintsev, Moiseenko, Hismatulin, Malakhatko, Ryazantsev…
If a view of Viorel Balagan ( the winner of “Aeroflot-open” and Dortmund in 2003) at the chess board is a usual one, but watching Sergey Shipov moving pieces is a great luck. Famous net-commentator hasn’t taken pieces lately.
“Twins” Volodya Malakhov and Vadim Zvyagintsev are justifiably at the head of peloton.
Alisa Gallyamova hadn’t “gone out” recently but managed to win twice and reached the first table . It was amazing! Even vice-champion of Moscow in flashgun didn’t believe his eyes.
Kazakh Grandmaster Murtaz Kazhgaleev also visits Moscow once a year..
Criss-cross: Korotylev - Sveshnikov, Hismatulin- Malakhov...
Olympic champion 2004 Alexander Moiseenko: playing in Moscow-open
Is it easy to play rapid chess ? It only seems so… Zvyagintsev and Moiseenko can tell you that!
One of the leaders of seven-day-players Alexander Lastin dropped in the Hall...
Open-door hall. Grandmaster Zakurdyaeva in a role of interested spectator
Classical situation: Bologan against Sveshnikov!
Everything as usual: tense struggling and lots of spectators surrounded
“the hottest” table.
but the draw…as usual it doesn’t satisfied the opponents