The 13th International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2017 is set to take place from 26th January to 6th February at the Russian State Social University in Moscow, Russia.

The Festival is organized by the Russian State Social University, Moscow Chess Federation,the Management of Sport and Entertainment Activities of Moscow Department for Physical Culture and Sport with the support of the Russian Chess Federation and FIDE.

The Festival consists of eight separate tournaments:

A Tournament – RSSU Cup, Men’s Cup of Russia Stage
B Tournament – RSSU Cup, Women’s Cup of Russia Stage
C Tournament – RSSU Amateur Cup
D Tournament – RSSU Men Veteran Cup
E Tournament – RSSU Women Veteran Cup
F Tournament – National Student Chess League Championship
G Tournament – RSSU Blind and Visually Impaired Fast Chess Cup
H Tournament – RSSU School Winner Cup

Last year the late GM Urii Eliseev won the Moscow Open A-tournament.

In addition, FIDE seminars for arbiters, trainers, organizers, teachers and supplementary education teachers will run during the Festival as part of development training courses.

The total prize fund for all sections is 4,5 million rubles (approx 7,000 EUR).

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