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Azerbaijani chess players to compete in Aeroflot Open 2016

Baku, November 19, AZERTAC 

Azerbaijani chess players will compete in the 13th International Chess Festival Aeroflot Open 2016 in Moscow from February 29 to March 11.

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. The winner of this section receives an invitation to the Dortmund super-tournament.

Total prize fund of the festival is 140,000 Euros. The Aeroflot Cup blitz tournament will be held on March 10.

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

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