Ant hill moved
Theatre, as it is known, starts with a shoulder, the tournament – with advertising…
Almost the whole area around the University is covered by Moscow Open 2008 posters!
Everybody seems to be a chessplayer around the university.
Sultan Ibragimov, Alexander Povetkin, Ekaterina Gamova – all of them study in RSSU. But the rector of the university is fallen in love with chess! The brightest confirmation to that - Nepomnyaschy's image on a board of celebrities of the university.
Boris Spassky addressed Moscow Open 2005 in a way. In Moscow Open 2008 the 10-th world champion became its main arbiter.
The opening ceremony was short enough: there were just the pair of speeches and the effective performance of a black-and-white ballet group.
However, even a conference hall is not ready to contain all the chessplayers…
What is there about the parings?...
The last seconds before the start…. The winner of the first Moscow open Farrukh Amonatov is morally ready to repeat the success of 2005. And he won so fast in the first round not by chance!
Wind from East … If the chessplayers from Europe do not hasten to submit the Moscow chess Open spaces yet, the Mongols and Hindus do not need any special invitation.
Elizabeth Paetz has arrived to Moscow not for playing – but for having a rest! What a game, when such people are around!
Baadur Jobava has not won any tournaments in Moscow since 2006. It is a high time to overtake it urgently…
Another winner of Aeroflot open, Emil Sutovsky, is full of determination to fill up his prize-winning coin box. However, on the first day something went wrong, and he did not manage to start with a victory…
There is another large expert in open tournaments, Sergey Tiviakov. And he has never won any tournaments in Moscow before. Is it time to correct it?!
The winner of Moscow Open 2007 – Eugeny Naer – is frowning. Having his 2634 ELO rating, he hardly caught the last electronic board in the main hall of the festival …
Farrukh Amonatov is full of happiness and energy after the rest in Egypt, where he had been before Moscow Open started…
Greetings from the ELO-favorite. Akopian has opened the new era of Moscow open - 2700!
However, the first game has not brought much happiness to Vladimir … It appeared, that after 1.d2-d4 on the first board white do not win. The good occasion to cheer up!
Unexpected "check on roads " has arranged to himself Inarkiev. Ernesto, who plays each game only on a victory, obviously has overtook some risk and has lost.
And here is a trainer of the main Russia team Alexandr Motylev, who started the tournament without any troubles …
As well as the first number of Tatarstan, the owner of the Cup of Russia Artem Timofeev!
Has forced to be nervous - first of all, himself - German beginner of Moscow open Arkadij Naiditsch However, for him everything has finished successfully - with a victory …
And Macieja as well as Inarkiev, had no time for laughter - at the first round he lost…
There is a honorable guard near the first board!
Sutovsky and Najer are discussing the games.
The second hall of tournament - an aquarium for 2600+. Have you ever seen such before?..
The main young star of Moscow open – 11-years old Ukrainian child Ilya Nizhnik – is playing here three years now. Two years ago, he become the second in «B»-tournament, in the past – he has won it. This year he decided to play «open A» and started with a confident victory!
Women «Open C» tournament is being held in the main chess hall of RSSU.
However, children play the next hall.
It is difficult to imagine any modern tournament without the Internet and online-comment.
It is being held on Moscow open by GM Vladimir Dobrov.
Spassky to Eletsky: continuation follows …
February 3, 2008