With around 1500 contestants from all around the world, this chess event held in Moscow is one of the biggest and most challenging tournaments in the world. With a 3.5 million ruble ($113,000 USD) purse, competition is already looking to be fierce, even for champions like Nino Batsiashvili and Yaroslav Zherebukh.
The Moscow Chess Federation and the Russian State Social University have reached an agreement on holding the RSSU International Chess Festival – Moscow Open 2013.
The 8th Festival will offer the same prize fund as the this year’s event – 3,5 million rubles or approximately 113,000 USD.
The Festival will include eight competitions: Russian Cup events for men and women, amateur, veteran, youth and problem solving tournaments, and two round-robin GM-norm events for young players.
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