Masters to vie for Aeroflot titles

Tuesday, 2017-02-14 17:47:04
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International Master Tran Tuan Minh
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NDO/VNA—Two Vietnamese chess masters will compete at the International Chess Festival–Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia, from February 20 to March 3.

International Master Tran Tuan Minh will participate in the Open A class for competitors whose FIDE rating is higher than 2,549.

His younger brother, FIDE Master Tran Minh Thang, will play in the Open B category for players with Elo from 2,299 to 2,550.

Both are currently in Moscow for training and warm-up at an open tournament.

The Aeroflot event, which is popular globally, will be held for the fifteenth time. The event is open to chess players of varied qualifications—from unrated players to those with high ratings.

There are three Open Tournaments (A, B and C) and players are divided according to their ratings in this nine-round event.

In addition to the Open Tournaments, a Blitz Tournament will be held as part of the festival.

This time, the festival’s prize money is to EUR140,000 (US$149,000).