The 15th Aeroflot Open runs from February 21 - March 1, 2017 in the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The A Open, for players rated 2550 and above, sees Yu Yangyi as top-seed fighting for the €18,000 first prize and a place in the Dortmund 2017 Supertournament, while the total prize fund for the three opens and blitz tournament on March 2 is €140,000.
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. The event is sponsored by Aeroflot and organised by the Russian Chess Federation in cooperation with the Association of Chess Federations. Official website: acfed.ru