The event is marking the 10-year anniversary this year and it expected that like previous year the tournament will again break the record for the number of participants. This chess tournament has earned recognition for being the world's largest unofficial chess tournament.
The Men’s and women’s Superfinals of the Moscow Chess Championship is happening as the first event of the tournament and the event will take place on January 30th and 31st in corpus 8 of the Russian State Social University campus. Each of the events will be played by the capital’s ten strongest players, along with are international chess stars.
The men’s section will see competitors such as multiple-time Olympiad champions of the Russian team, Alexander Grischuk and Alexander Morozevich; GMs Boris Grachev, Vladimir Potkin, Ivan Popov, Yevgeniy Najer and Urii Eliseev and FM Dimitri Gordievsky ;IM Maxim Vavulin and European champion and winner of World Team Championship for Russia, Ian Nepomniachtchi.
Competing in the women’s section include the 12th Women’s World champion Alexandra Kosteniuk; 2012 European Champion Valentina Gunina; 2004 Women’s World finalist Ekaterina Kovalevskaya; Russian Rapid Cup winner Olga Girya; WGMs Alina Kashlinskaya, Daria Charochkina, Irina Vasilevich, Elmira Mirzoeva; two-time Moscow Rapid champion WFM Anna Gvantseladze: two-time Moscow champion WIM Dina Drozdova.
This chess tournament promises to display the talents of several new entrants along with more than 100 international grandmasters, including Russian champions, winners and prize takers of the World Chess Olympiads, and World and European champions.
Moscow Open 2014 is the competition of rapid tournament and it starts at 12:00 CET, online analysis will be done by Houdini, Komodo, and Stockfish. Total prize fund announced by Moscow Chess tournament is 6,300,000 rubles.