Kramnik and Hou Yifan play match in Medias, Romania

11/22/2016 – On 26th November the 10th Kings Tournament will start in Medias, Romania. Several rapid tournaments will be played, one of them is a big open tournament. But the main attraction is a rapid and blitz match between Vladimir Kramnik and Hou Yifan.

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This year's Kings Tournament will be in memoriam of Elisabeta Polihroniade, who was the main organizer of the previous editions and passed away earlier this year at the age of 80.

The Kings Tournament has a long tradition and in the past has attracted many strong players. This year the organisers invited Vladimir Kramnik and Hou Yifan to play a rapid and blitz match. There will also be a number of other events, e.g. a simul by Anatoly Karpov and a rapid tournament that is open for all.

The opening ceremony and the drawing of lots for the main event will be take in Bucharest on 26th of November with Anatoly Karpov and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and many others as guests.

Dorian Rogozenco will comment the games on

Tournament page




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