The betting company Liga Stavok has become the general partner of Moscow Open 2021. This is the world’s largest chess tournament in terms of the number of players, the office noted. Moscow Open 2021 is held from February 19 to March 1 in the capital of Russia. The competition is attended by men and women. The total prize fund of the tournament is 1.8 million rubles. As part of the event, an online chess competition, a referee seminar and a conference “Digital Transformation of Chess Education: Trends and Challenges” are planned. Recall that BC “Liga Stavok” refused to be a sponsor of the Rugby Federation of Russia. The gambling industry believes that this could be caused by an increase in the fiscal burden on bookmakers.