The Slava Cup 2017 will be held on February 24 – 26, 2016 in the Metropol Hotel
The Slava Cup in honor of the disappeared Russian bridge player, Slava Grinuk, has become one of the most prestigious events in Russia.
Slava Grinuk was born in 1970 and died in 1999. When asked who was Slava, Vladimir Ivanov, from Moscow told the following story: «Slava Grinuk was a bridge player from Moscow. He died very young of cancer, and his friends, who were not bridge players, decided that the best thing they could do to remember him was to establish an Annual Bridge Tournament that bear his name. » These friends sponsor the event each year.
The same people continue sponsoring the event today, although they dont play and will ever play bridge.
SLAVA CUP – 2017 will be organized as a Swiss Pairs tournament (no teams this year).
The number of participants – 52 pairs: List of participants
– 1/3 or less will be admitted by personal invitation of the Organizing Committee;