Saturday, July 09, 2011

Mikhail Botvinnik Memorial 2011 (Updated)

All members of the current 2800+ club - Anand, Carlsen, and Aronian, as well as the ex world champion Vladimir Kramnik will participate in Botvinnik Memorial 2011.

It will be a rapid tournament played in Moscow Friday 2nd September (round 1-3) and Saturday 3rd September (round 4-6).

The participants of Men's section are Viswanthan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik and in the Women's section the players are Koneru Humpy, Tatiana Kosintseva, Viktorija Cmilyte and Elina Danielian.

The tournament will have two parts. The first part is a double round robin Rapid Competition (6 rounds), with a 25min + 10sec time control and the second is a simultaneous exhibition of the players where each will play on 10 boards.

More information on the event in and

Update: In addition, a seniors' tournament will be played on 13-20th August. Boris Spassky (France), Viktor Korchnoi (Switzerland), Lajos Portisch (Hungary), Wolfgang Uhlmann (Germany), Borislav Ivkov (Serbia), Mark Taimanov, Evgeni Vasiukov, Igor Zaitsev, Aleksander Nikitin and Anatoly Bykhovsky (all Russia) will participate.

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