Four Chinese snatch victory at "Moscow Chess Open"

MOSCOW, Jan. 30 -- Four out of five Chinese players won their contest on the first day of the International Chess Festival "Moscow Open 2010" here on Saturday.

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Hou Yifan (front), a 16-year-old Chinese girl participates in the tournament.

Hou Yifan, a 16-year-old Chinese girl who participated in the tournament for male players, said she won the game rather easy.

The International Chess Festival, hosted by Russian State Social University for the sixth consecutive year, presented a prize totaling five million rubles (164,635 US dollars).

Some 1,226 players from 30 countries, including 100 masters, have participated in the festival.

The "Moscow Open 2010" consists of six tournaments, which are devoted to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in 1945.
(Xinhua )