Eighth Tal Memorial next week in Moscow

6/4/2013 – The FIDE Grand Prix in Thessaloniki has just ended. Suffering withdrawal already? Well, in just over a week, on June 12th, there is another Super GM, this time in Moscow, with Carlsen, Kramnik, Anand, Nakamura, Karjakin and co. Average Elo: 2777, making it a category 22 event. There will be live broadcast, with video from the site and GM commentary on Playchess. Full tournament details.

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The Eighth International Tal Memorial Chess Tournament will be held from June, 12 (arrival date) to June, 24 (departure date) 2013 in Moscow. The rounds are from June 13–23, with a rest day on June 16. The rounds generally start at 15:00h (=3 p.m.) Moscow time, with the first round starting at 6 p.m. and the final round at 1 p.m. Accommodation is in the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, Tverskaya str. 3, while the event takes place in the in New Technologies Center Digital October, Bersenevskaya Embankment 6, in Moscow.

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The overall direction of the tournament is in the hands of the Russian Chess Federation, while the tournament is directly managed by an organizing committee and panel of arbiters. The chief arbiter is IA Andrzej Filipowicz (Poland), the tournament director is Ilya Levitov.

The tournament has ten invited players and is a round robin with time controls of one hour and 40 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds for each move starting from move one.

Special rules

  • Participants are required to follow the tournament schedule strictly – in case a player is one hour or more late for the game he is forfeited (i.e. no "zero tolerance" rule!).
  • It is forbidden to offer a draw before and including move 40.
  • Participants are required to comment on their games in the press center after each round unless, they have lost.
  • It is forbidden for participants to have their mobile devices working in the playing zone. All electronic devices should be handled to the chief arbiter during the game.

Scoring system

The scoring is one point for a win, 0.5 points for a draw and 0 points for a loss. In case if the number of points is equal the following additional coefficients are used for places in the final table:

  • Maximum number of games played with black pieces;
  • Maximum number of wins;
  • Direct encounter;
  • Koja coefficient;
  • Sonneborn-Berger score.

Participants

No.
Player Country
Rating
w-rank
1
Magnus Carlsen Norway
2864
1
2
Vladimir Kramnik Russia
2803
3
3
Viswanathan Anand India
2786
4
4
Hikaru Nakamura USA
2784
5
5
Sergey Karjakin Russia
2782
7
6
Fabiano Caruana Italy
2774
9
7
Alexander Morozevich Russia
2760
10
8
Boris Gelfand Israel
2755
12
9
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Azerbaidjan
2753
14
10
Dmitry Andreikin Russia
2713
29

The players are sorted according to their world rankings in the June 1st FIDE rating list. The drawing of colours will be conducted in the form of a blitz tournament that will be conducted at the opening ceremony on June 12, at 18.00. The time control will be three minutes for all moves with a two second increment per move starting from move one. The prize fund for this blitz tournament will be 15,000 Euros. The prize fund for the main tournament comes to a total of 100,000 EUR. It is distributed as follows:

1

30,000 Euros

2

20,000 Euros

3

15,000 Euros

4

10,000 Euros

5

8,000 Euros

 

6

6,000 Euros

7

4,000 Euros

8

3,000 Euros

9

2,500 Euros

10

1,500 Euros

In case of share places the prizes are shared equally. The prize money is transferred by the Russian Chess Federation to the bank accounts given by the participants, not later than 30 (thirty) business days after the end of the tournament. All expenses relating to the tournament organization and running are provided by the Russian Chess Federation.

Additional information which is related to the tournament is available from the Russian Chess Federation. Please contact Alena Vikhornova (tel.: +7 (495) 690-27-51 or by e-mail: alena.vikhornova@russiachess.org.


Links

The games will be broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download a free Playchess client there and get immediate access. You can also use ChessBase 12 or any of our Fritz compatible chess programs.


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