Update: Players evacuated from Hotel Cosmos after bomb threat — all players safe.

The first round of the Aeroflot Open 2019 got canceled in response to a bomb threat in Hotel Cosmos, Moscow, Russia.  All the people in the hotel were evacuated to a nearby school. Chess players were forced to interrupt the game and leave the game hall.

The hotel has been inspected.

After confirmation from hotel management, the players have started heading back to hotel. Indian players are under the care of Grandmaster R.B Ramesh and AICF management. AICF is working closely with the Indian embassy in Moscow. Embassy officials are in the hotel meeting Indians.

Those who have not played the round 1 today will play with the same opponents tomorrow.