The games will take place in a circular room in Ajeto and the viewers will be able to watch the battle from the comfort of the restaurant, which is separated by a round glass wall from the “arena”. Grandmaster Marek Vokáč along with many other guests will provide live commentary in the separate room.
The World Junior Chess Championship 2011 will take place 1-16 August in India. It is one of the strongest WJCC ever, featuring over 80 titled players among the juniors and girls.
A total of 263 players are signed to compete in one of the three Groups. The main Open A has 120 players from 18 countries, with 37 Grandmasters and 17 International Masters in the field.
The average team rating of the Queens is 2548 FIDE and the King’s average rating is 2558 FIDE. This will be a Scheveningen-paired tournament, in which each of the five team members will play each of the opposing team members twice: once in a Fischer Random (Chess 960) and once in a rapid game.
The prize fund is € 6,325 and € 1,200 is dedicated to the winner. Many players from the Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2011, which concludes today, continue the tour in Sitges.
GM Wesley So is top seeded player and winner of the previous three editions of the Battle of the Grandmasters. GM John Paul Gomez, who finished second to So last year, considers the youngster to be the main favourite once again – “My chance of winning is good against anybody not named Wesley,” he said.
The World Chess Cup 2011 will take place 26.08-21.09 in Khanty Mansiysk. Here is the full list of participants, including the recently announced FIDE President and Orggnizing committee nominees.
The 1st Hangzhou Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament will take place on 13th – 24th July 2011 in Hangzhou, China. Ten top women players compete in the round robin event that is concurrent with the World Chess Team Championship in Ningbo, also in China.
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.
Arad is a beautiful city with nearly 200.000 inhabitants, located in north-western Romania, on the banks of river Mures, near the border with Hungary.