|Master Trần Minh Tuấn is one of two Vietnamese chess players at the International Chess Festival -- Aeroflot Open 2017 -- in Moscow. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Two Vietnamese chess masters will compete at the International Chess Festival -- Aeroflot Open -- in Moscow, Russia, from February 20 to March 3.
International Master Trần Tuấn Minh will participate in the Open A class for competitors whose FIDE rating is higher than 2,549.
His younger brother, FIDE Master Trần Minh Thắng, 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, which is popular globally, will be held for the 15th time. This event is open to chess players of varied qualifications -- from unrated to those with high rating.
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 guaranteed prize money amounts to 140,000 euros (US$149,000). — VNS