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Festival’s news
    The regulations
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”
Malakhov V. 2663
Zvjaginsev V. 2658
Dreev A. 2658
Riazantsev A. 2629
Moiseenko A. 2627
Fedorov A. 2624
Smirnov P. 2621
Korotylev A. 2615
Najer E. 2605
Malakhatko V. 2604
Bocharov D. 2602
Aleksandrov A. 2601
Belov V. 2600
Khismatullin D. 2599
Shipov S. 2591
Svetushkin D. 2588
Rychagov A. 2586
Lastin A. 2583
Kornev A. 2582
Kazhgaleyev M. 2579
Yakovich Y. 2577
Burmakin V. 2568
Vorobiov E. 2563
Amonatov F. 2559
Chernyshov K. 2556
   553 players 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.

Social University

Russian State Social University is home for "Moscow Open 2007"

Russian State Social University is the only higher educational establishment in Russia specialized in training professionals for social sphere. Educational trends of priority are Social work, pedagogic and psychology. They train specialists in 63 different fields.

Russian State Social University is contemporary to the new Russian statehood. Within15 years it has become a big educational and research center. Owing to 73 branches and agencies on the territory of Russia and Post- Soviet countries, social education became available for everybody. With the help of new methods in teaching the University pays a lot of attention to the education of people with special needs.

Today there are more than 128,000 students studying on undergraduate and graduate programmes. The University provides training programmes for organizations of social and labor sphere, social insurance, pensionary service, medical rehabilitation, labor protection and justice. The University itself is an innovative, dynamically developing complex possessing a big scientific and educational potential. The University maintains the standards of the leading Universities of the world and has its aim to produce a new type of fundamental knowledge providing on this basis a qualitative education and solution of topical social problems.
Anatoliy Karpov and Vladimir Zhukov

Moreover, Anatoliy Karpov, the 12th World Chess Champion, and Vladimir Zhukov, the President of the Russian State Social University, initiated the establishment of the Chess department at the University. The department had its aim not only to become a leading one in the chess education but to serve an example for the so-called non-sports Universities where this experience in training chess coaches can be implemented.

Since the year of 2005 the University has been hosting an annual chess festival. The competition, claiming in the course of time to become the largest open tournament of the Russian capital, takes place during the student vacation; that’s why the organizers have almost unlimited resources of the University. Opening and closing ceremonies are traditionally held in the main conference hall welcoming World Chess Champions and other honorary guests, and numerous rooms of the Social University are in chess players’ disposal.

Theoretically, more than 1000 participants can play at 3 tournaments – and all of them will feel comfortable; in the Russian State Social University there are all the conditions for those creating chess masterpieces.