Esipenko, Andrey vs. Andreikin, Dmitry
The 16th Aeroflot Open runs from 20-28 February 2018 in the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The A Open, for players rated 2550+ and talented juniors, sees Vladimir Fedoseev as top-seed fighting for the €18,000 first prize and a place in the Dortmund 2018 Supertournament, while the total prize fund for the three opens and blitz 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