The Student Chess Cup 2019 of the Koper Branch of MGU Lomonosov

The University of MGU Lomonosov Moscow, in cooperation with the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia and the European Chess Academy, announces its first Student Chess Cup . The tournament will be held as part of the open days for prospective students in Koper, from April 19 to April 21, 2019.


The event is open for highschool students of third and fourth year, undergraduate students, postgraduate students, already graduated, all who would like to enroll in Master’s studies at the Faculty of Management, at University of Lomonosov. The organizers will accept the first 150 applicants and add maximum 50 players by their choice. The registration deadline is 15th of April 2019.

Participation includes: free accommodation and food (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch as part of the tournament, dinner at the Closing ceremony), free tournament fee, info bag (materials about school, academic and chess programs, map of Koper, options for Sunday-Monday prolonged stay, souvenirs …) and free parties with young people from all over the Europe.

The event will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 10 minutes + 5 seconds of an increment for each move. The playing venue of the event will be Hall of St. Frančiška Asiškega, Martinčev trg, Koper.

The prizes for the best six players will be scholarships for Faculty of Management, at University of Lomonosov: 1st prize: 2 years free tuition fees (annual tuition is 7,000 euros), 2 years of free accommodation, 2nd prize: 2 years free tuition fees, 1 year of free accommodation (in Moscow), 3rd prize: 2 years free tuition fees, 1 year of free accommodation (in Koper), 4th – 6th prize: 2 years free tuition fees.


Contact information:


+386 40 834 432 (Georg Mohr, Head of the Chess Program)
+381 64 3232 910 (Nebojsa Baralic, Tournament Director).

The University of Lomonosov Moscow, in cooperation with the Faculty of Management in Koper and European Chess Academy, introduces the sensational, first Student Chess Program in Europe. The Chess program will complement the Master’s degree in Economics. Students will be able to train chess at different levels. The Program is thus suitable for chess players of any chess level and knowledge, and especially suitable for top chess players, to which we will offer special care (top trainings, tournaments) and prepare individual chess training programs for them. The academic program is also suitable for perfect beginners who will learn chess at introductory courses.