The upcoming Moscow Open will be the largest in history

By Julia Beyers
Jan. 22, 2020

Rector of the Russian State Social University Natalya Pochinok spoke about the upcoming International Cup of the Russian State University of Chess Chess Open Moscow and stated that the upcoming tournament would be the largest in its entire history.

“This chess festival includes eight different tournaments, including for the smallest participants,” said Natalya Pochinok. In addition, we hold additional events, including training seminars and an international conference. To date, about 2500 applications have been submitted to participate in the tournament. This will be the largest festival in the history of its holding. And every year we look for new ways of development, because we want to convey the importance of chess education not only in our city, but throughout the country. I also want to note that we invited the Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin to the tournament, and I hope that, taking into account the schedule, he will be able to allocate time for us (Petr Grigorenko)

The XVI International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open will be held from January 23 to February 2, 2020 at the Russian State Social University. As part of the festival, eight major tournaments will be held, including the stages of the Russian Cup among men and women. The total prize pool of the tournament will be 4.5 million rubles. Other World News.