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Mikhail Botvinnik Memorial

Seniors’ tournament on 13-20th August in Suzdal-Vladimir

The Russian Chess Federation is organizing a number of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 6th World Champion Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (17 August 1911 – 5 May 1995).

Besides the grande event with the World’s top players, the RCF is preparing a seniors’ tournament which will be held from 13th to 20th August in Suzdal-Vladimir Oblast. Legendary players from Botvinnik era will compete in the round robin rapid tournament with the time control of 25min + 10 sec/move.

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.

Chief arbiter will be Yuri Averbakh. The prize fund will be 14200 EUR.

Viktor Korchnoi

Viktor Korchnoi

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