Moscow to host Aeroflot Open 2016

Baku, February 29, AZERTAC

The 13th International Chess Festival Aeroflot Open 2016 will tomorrow start in Moscow.

Azerbaijan`s grandmaster Eltaj Safarli and FIDE master Aydan Hojatova will compete in the 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. 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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