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Moscow Grand Prix: First Moves

First Move Ceremonies of the Moscow Grand Prix: Nona Gaprindashvili, Eugene Kaspersky, Igor Rybakov, Andrey Filatov 

Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation, makes the first move in Round 1 of the Grand Prix Series in Moscow. Russian Chess Federation is an organizing partner in the Moscow Grand Prix.

Nona Gaprindashvili, chess legend, first ever woman Grandmaster and Womens World Champion, makes the first move in the game between Grischuk and So.

Mark Glukhovsky Executive director of the Russian Chess Federation, makes the first move for his compatriot, Daniil Dubov.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, global leader in cybersecurity, made the first move in the Moscow Grand Prix for white in the Nepomniachtchi – Wei game. 

Dmitri Bulykin – footballer, former player of the Russian national team and Ajax, made the first move, celebrating the link between football and chess.

Moshe Slav, President of Israel Chess Federation, made the first move. Israel will host the 4th leg of the Grand Prix Series in December of 2019.

Igor Rybakov, investor and entrepreneur, member of the Forbes list, made the first move. On the day of the ceremony, Rybakov announced his investment in World Chess