February 2, 2008
Continuation of the best traditions
«Chess is popular and favorite kind of sport», – said the head of Moscow Department of physical fitness and sports, Mikhail Stepaniants. «Moscow Open 2008» grows from the little tournament into the big festival. It is the epitome of tradition of Soviet chess school. Many young chess-players take part in this championship. In future they will repeat and increase the victories of Soviet chess players.
Press-release: the first day of festival
February 2, 2008
Vyacheslav Beresnev: “They have started to take us more seriously!”
«This tournament is very important for us. It is being held for the fourth time, and it changes the attitude to chess in Moscow for the better among the chess players themselves as well as the management of our partner organizations , - Vyacheslav Beresnev, President of Moscow Chess Federation said at the end of the press-conference dedicated to the festival Moscow Open 2008. “They have started to take us more seriously, they meet our wishes, help to organize our events. It is obvious that the tournament will continue developing; a number of its players is constantly increasing” , Beresnev added.
“The chess players that will take part in Moscow Open 2008 wish to approve themselves, create bright wonderful games, achieve good results. I hope that every player will try to demonstrate fair and beautiful game.”
January 31, 2008
Boris Spassky will be the Chief Arbiter of Moscow Open
Boris Spasskiy was presented to journalists as the Chief Arbiter of the festival Moscow Open at the press conference of ITAR-TASS news agency. In this connection ex-world champion even has to postpone celebration of his birthday, which is today – on January 30. Boris Vasilyevich has promised to be a strict arbiter, and punish without remorse for mobile calls during a game.
Vyacheslav Bersenev, the President of Moscow Chess Federation, has noted that the festival will be a holiday not only for players but for spectators.
January 31, 2008
Farrukh Amonatov: «Moscow open helped to discover Swiss!»
The leader of the national team of Tagikistan has been living in Moscow for a long time, but for many years his success was connected with rapid chess till 2005 when he won Moscow Open that had just been included on the chess calendar.
Whatever people say, the composition of players of that tournament was not that weak: 209 par-ticipants, over 20 Grand Masters, hot contest till the very last round and a strong “golden” victo-ry of Farrukh in the last round. It is interesting that Amonatov is the only chess player of three first winners is included on the list of ten Elo-favourites of the tournament 2008. And it is quite probable that he will try to repeat his success of 3 years ago. Now he has an experience of playing at the highest level!
January 31, 2008
Alexander Lastin: «You may go farther and fare worse!»
The Grand Master from Zheleznovodsk who dominated in Moscow Swiss tournaments during his studying in Russian State Academy of Physical Culture could not but win at Moscow Open at least once. He needed two tries to achieve it. At the very first tournament he was leading from start almost to the very end, but…he lost to Amonatov. But the next tournament was really his! Sasha’s superiority over his opponents was obvious in every game, and it is quite natural that Lastin was the one to get the Cup from Karpov and Bersenev. And he is full of ambitious plans now - especially after unexpected failure that happened last year…
January 30, 2008
“Moscow Open can become the best in the world!”
In 2007 Evgenij Najer, a 30-year old Grand Master from Moscow became an unconditional winner of the third tournament Moscow Open. He did not leave any chance to opponents having started to crush them from the very beginning – six out of six! Only an excessive peacefulness at the tape prevented Zhenya from finishing the tournament all by himself. If you remember, in 2006 Najer was also one of the leaders (only a hurtful defeat by Grachev two rounds prior to the end prevented him from struggling for the main prize); he can definitely be considered to be one of the most successful participants of Moscow Open.. In a few days Moscow player will go on his marks for the third time!
January 29, 2008
We represent first ten participants of Open A.
Evgeniy Atarov represents first ten highest rated participants of Open A
tournament. We would like to note that for the first time a chess player
rated 2700 takes part in Moscow Open; he is the Olympic Champion of
Armenian national team – Vladimir Akopyan.
January 28, 2008
Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Every year millions or tourist visit it in order to see the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Cathedral of Christ Rescuer, Danilov and Novodevichiy Convents, the Bolshoi theatre and Tretyakov’s gallery.
Useful information about Moscow
January 23, 2008
The registration of participants of the festival «Moscow open 2008» will take place in the fifth building of Russian State Social University on February 1, from 10am to 7pm.
Opening ceremony of the festival is begins on February 2 at 2pm in the first building of Russian State Social University.
January 18, 2008
Ladies tournament «Open C». TOP-10 (rating FIDE by 01.01.2008)
1. Ushenina, Anna wgm UKR 2484
2. Danielian, Elina im ARM 2480
3. Pogonina, Natalia wgm RUS 2476
4. Lahno Kateryna gm UKR 2475
5. Krush, Irina im USA 2473
6. Javakhishvili, Lela im GEO 2470
7. Muzychuk, Anna wim SLO 2460
8. Harika, Dronavalli wgm IND 2455
9. Zhukova Natalia wgm UKR 2443
10.Matveeva, Svetlana wgm RUS 2433
January 16, 2008
From January 16 the amount of tournament fee for chess players who wish to take part in Moscow Open 2008 will be increased by 1000 rubles.
January 15, 2008
According to the submitted applications as of January 15, 2008, a number of participants of Open A comprises 268 people, Tournament B has 343 players, Open C – 119, Tournament D -226. So, a number of participants of Moscow Open 2008 has almost reached 1000.
1. Àêopian Vladimir GM ARM 2700
2. Ìàlakhov Vladimir GM RUS 2689
3. Inarkiev Ernesto GM RUS 2681
4. Zviaginnsev Vadim GM RUS 2677
5. Timofeev Artyom GM RUS 2664
6. Tiviakov Sergei GM NED 2649
7. Amonatov Farrukh GM TJK 2649
8. Miroshnichenko Evgenij GM UKR 2647
9 .Areshcenko Alexander GM UKR 2645
10.Motylev Alexander GM RUS 2644
11.Jobava Baadur GM GEO 2643
12.Moiseenko Alexander GM UKR 2643
13.Sutovsky Emil GM ISR 2642
14.Naiditsch Arkadij GM GER 2638
15.Efimenko Zahar GM UKR 2638
16.Tregubov Pavel GM RUS 2636
17.Najer Evgeniy GM RUS 2634
18.Dreev Alexey GM RUS 2633
19.Riazantsev Alexander GM RUS 2628
20.Kobalia Michael GM RUS 2623
December 30, 2007
In connection with the declared New Year holidays in Russia, at the beginning of January the submitted application forms for Moscow Open 2008 will be accepted and processed, but the next updating of the entry list will be carried out on January 14.
We remind you that the registration for the Festival “Moscow Open 2008” willl be over on January 15, 2008. After the specified date the organizers reserve the right to refuse to register participants.
Don’t hold over the decision till the last minute, register now!
In connection with New Year holidays, you are kindly requested to begin to make a visa application to Ruimagesa in December. In order to make a visa, you are to make a copy of your passport and to fill in the form (download) and send it by email: email@example.com
The Regulations of International Chess Festival «Moscow Open 2008» have been approved. The open women tournament has been added to the Festival programme. «Moscow open 2008» total prize fund will comprise 5 000 000 rubles.