Aeroflot Open 2016


The 13th Aeroflot Open runs from 1-10 March, 2016 in the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The A Open, for players rated 2550 and above, sees Boris Gelfand and Wei Yi among those fighting for the 18,000 EUR first prize and a place in the Dortmund 2016 Supertournament, while the total prize fund for the three opens and blitz tournament on 10 March is 140,000 EUR.
Players have 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. If players tie for first two blitz games and potentially Armageddon will be played. The event is sponsored by Aeroflot and organised by the Russian Chess Federation and the Association of Chess Federations.
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