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The 11th International Tournament in memory of Mikhail Tal, the eighth world chess champion, will take place for a second time in a row at the Moscow Museum of Russian Impressionism – a major private museum in Russia. The Tournament is one of the projects that are part the international Chess at Museums programme, which the Russian Chess Federation has been implementing jointly with the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko since 2012. The 11th Tal Memorial will have an A-list line-up: the prizes will be contested by famous chess players – Vladimir Kramnik, Aleksandr Grischuk, Pyotr Svidler, Sergey Karyakin, Yan Nepomnyashchy, Daniil Dubov (all from Russia), Shahriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Hikaru Nakamura USA), Viswanathan Anand (India) and Boris Gelfand (Israel). The Grandmasters will play 9 rapid chess rounds and 13 blitz rounds. In the blitz chess tournament, the main players will be joined by four more players, whose names will be announced later. The blitz tournament and the closing of the Tal Memorial will take place at the Central House of Chess Player (No. 14 Gogol Boulevard, stroyeniye [building] 1). The total prize money is 150,000 US dollars. The 11th International Tournament in memory of Mikhail Tal, the eighth world chess champion, will take place for a second time in a row at the Moscow Museum of Russian Impressionism – a major private museum in Russia. The Tournament is one of the projects that are part the international Chess at Museums programme, which the Russian Chess Federation has been implementing jointly with the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko since 2012.
Sport   Feb 28, 2018 10:12