Tuesday, September 13, 2005

6th Lausanne Young Masters Chess Tournament

Probably the strongest junior event of the year will be held in Lausanne from 14th-19th september.

List of participants:
GM Andrei Volokitin (Ukraine 2671)
GM Hikaru Nakamura (USA 2660)
GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan 2646)
GM Pentala Harikrishna (India 2645)
GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway 2528)
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France 2527)
IM Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia 2438)
IM Elisabeth Paehtz (Germany 2421)

Event format:
Knockout system with 8 participants. Time control is 120 minutes plus 60 minutes after move 40. In case of tied match -> 2 rapid games 25 0 -> 2 blitz games 5 0 -> sudden death, white gets 5 minutes, black 4 minutes.

1 comment:

Doctor-X said...

My favorite in this tournament is Nakamura he is very interesting.

Else i think Volotkin has good chances to...
Magnus Carlsen might be a little disapointment.....
else it is a fair tournament....