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idChess broadcast at the children’s tournament of the Aeroflot Open 2024 festival

From March 3 to March 7, the international chess festival 'Aeroflot Open' was held in Moscow.

The festival was attended by more than 450 chess players from 11 countries, including world champions, winners of the Chess Olympiad, and the strongest grandmasters. Players with a FIDE rating over 2300 were allowed to participate.

The festival program also included a stage of the Russian Youth Cup, where 329 young players under the age of 15 competed. Fans could watch matches in real time. Broadcasts of the games are available on the

The winner of the festival was the Iranian grandmaster Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei. He scored 7.5 out of 9 points and won three games in a row in the final round. Russian chess player Andrey Esipenko took second place. He managed to earn 6.5 points and beat three other players with equal results on additional scores. The third place was taken by Nodirbek Yakubboev, Uzbekistan

Bibisara Assaubayeva, Kazakhstan, showed the best result among women. She scored 5.5 points.

The winners of the Children’s Cup of Russia were the participants in four categories:

Boys under 15:
1st place – Bogdan Golovchenko
2nd place – Maxim Ivannikov
3rd place – Taimaz Temirbekov
Girls under 15:
1st place – Ulyana Dudkina
2nd place – Diana Khafizova
3rd place – Alisa Chernyshova
Boys under 13:
1st place – Ruslan Gadzhiev
2nd place – Matvey Pyatnitsyn
3rd place – Andrey Babochkin
Girls under 13:
1st place – Tatiana Mozolevskaya
2nd place – Alisa Genrietta Yunker
3rd place – Maria Kalugina

Photo: Eteri Kublashvili, Pavel Iovik

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