Lindores Abbey Blitz - Live!

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11/8/2021 – In honour of the 85th anniversary of the birth of the 8th World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal, FIDE is endorsing the Lindores Abbey Blitz Tournament, which is taking place on November 8 in the historical Hanzas Perons venue in Riga, Latvia. The Swiss System tournament will include nine rounds. Each round will consist of two games played against the same opponent, one with each colour. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana are the top seeds. | Photo: Mark Livshitz

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Honouring Mikhail Tal

Lindores Abbey Blitz Chess 2021In honour of the 85th anniversary of the birth of the 8th World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal, FIDE is endorsing the Lindores Abbey Blitz Tournament, which is taking place on November 8 in the historical Hanzas Perons venue in Riga, Latvia.

Georgiy Tal, the son of Mikhail Tal, will be the guest of honour at the Blitz event. In 2019, he visited Lindores Abbey and, together with the company’s General Manager Andrew McKenzie Smith, presented the World Champion Magnus Carlsen with a chess set made of amber. This amber chess set was presented by the Latvian Government to Mikhail Tal in 1960, following his victory in the World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik.

Format and regulations

The Swiss System tournament will have nine rounds. Each round will consist of two games played against the same opponent, one game with each colour. Players will be seeded based on their FIDE Blitz rating. 

The time control will be 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, from move one.

The total prize fund is 60,000 USD. This includes a 10,000 USD fund provided by FIDE for prizes intended for female players only.


Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by GMs Anna Muzychuk and Stuart Conquest


Starting rank

No. Name Rtg
1 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2838
2 Aronian Levon 2767
3 Caruana Fabiano 2765
4 Navara David 2758
5 Dubov Daniil 2747
6 Jobava Baadur 2731
7 Korobov Anton 2718
8 Fedoseev Vladimir 2716
9 Svidler Peter 2709
10 Ponomariov Ruslan 2703
11 Xiong Jeffery 2699
12 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 2690
13 Sarana Alexey 2689
14 Swiercz Dariusz 2689
15 Adly Ahmed 2683

...120 players


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