All about the Aeroflot Open 2019

by ChessBase
12/4/2018 – The International Chess Festival "Aeroflot Open 2019" will be held in Moscow from 18 February (the date of arrival) to 1 March 2019 (the date of departure). General information about the festival including all the details on travel and accommodation packages available from the organisers.

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International Open and Blitz Tournament

The Aeroflot Open Chess Festival, which is popular throughout the world, will be held in February 2019 for the 17th time. 

This time the festival has the guaranteed prize fund amounting to EUR 140 000 (taking into account the prizes for the Blitz Tournament). Three Open Tournaments (A, B and C) are made up according to the rating of the participants and are 9-round Swiss – tournaments. Naturally, the greatest interest is aroused by A tournament, requiring from a participant a rating above 2550 and in which usually take part a number of extra class players. In addition to the Open Tournaments, a Blitz Tournament will be held within the festival.

Cosmos hotel

The Cosmos Hotel at dusk | Photo: Vidit Gujrathi

The official accommodation for the participants and also the venue of the Tournament will be at the “Cosmos” hotel. The organisers of the Festival are the "Aeroflot-Russian Airlines", the Russian Chess Federation and the Association of Chess Federations.

The “Aeroflot Open 2019” package cost and terms of payment for participants (PDF) and for journalists and accompanying persons (PDF) are on a sliding scale based on travel zones (PDF) from various cities around the world. The earlier you book, the less expensive it will be.

The packages (all prices are in EUR) include air-ticket, accommodation with buffet breakfast and transfer Airpot-Hotel-Airport on February 18th and March 1st 2019.

Download the registration form (PDF) and get started, or contact:
Tel: +7-985-763-36-16
fax: +7-495-635-56-84
e-mail: aeroflotchess[at]

Moscow at night

Downtown Moscow in 2018 | Photo: Tom Grimbert


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