MGSU Rector's Cup "Our Heritage" Print
Thursday, 08 November 2012 12:05
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International chess festival MGSU Rector’s Cup “Our Heritage” will be held from 9 - 11 of November in Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) under the auspices of FIDE and the patronage of “Our Heritage” Fund.

The participants will be welcomed by the Rector of MGSU, Mr. Valery Telichenko, State Duma deputy, Mr. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, 12th World Champion, Mr. Anatoly Karpov, FIDE President, Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Head of RCF Board, Mr. Ilya Levitov, President of Moscow CF, Mr. Vladimir Palikhata, and others.

The tournament will be held in MGSU Scientific and Technical Library, among the participants are the famous grand masters Ian Nepomniachtchi, Evgeny Vasukov, Igor Zaytsev. Nearly 700 players are expected to participate. The prize fund is 1,200,000 RUB President Ilyumzhinov promised to support the festival from FIDE’s side and expressed the confidence that MGSU Rector’s Cup will attract the strongest chess players within the next few years in Moscow.

As Mr. Telichenko noted, MGSU has all necessary capabilities to organize world class tournaments. Since 2011 there is a Chess Department in MGSU where nearly 200 students study.

The partners of the event are the Russian CF and “Our Heritage” Fund.

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