The side events started even before the championship itself. Grandmasters Al Modiahki, Zarnicki, Miroshnichenko, Zagrebelny, Lugovoi, and Ionov gave a simul for 120 local players. The exhibition of the RCF Chess Museum was also opened on the first day. The historian Dr. Dmitry Oleinikov conducted an excursion for guests of the championship. And Oleg Pervakov, three-time World Champion in chess composition, one of the greatest chess composers of all times, carried out a brilliant master call in his department.
So, being in Manege is exciting and fun for the spectators, and, last but not least, is absolutely free. The chess feast will go on until December 30. Come, and you will not regret it!