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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Kramnik, Judit, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave to play 15th Unive Hoogeveen chess tournament in October

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Hello everybody,

The 15th Chess Univé Hoogeveen Tournament will have quite an exciting group with former world champion Vladimir Kramnik, strongest woman chess player Judit Polgar and the very talented young grandmaster Anish Giri confirming their entries for the crown group at the event that is to take place from October 14 to 22. 

Vlaidmir Kramnik is participating for the first time in the event, Polgar for the second time and Giri for the third time in this event! The fourth participant is going to be Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who last year as the reigning World Youth Chess Champion, won the event convincingly. .

Participants 15th Chess Unive

  • Vladimir Kramnik, Russia, 2785, 4
  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, France, 2731, 20
  • Judit Polgar, Hungary, 2699, 41
  • Anish Giri, Netherlands, 2687, 47
Ratings by 1 May 2011 from FIDE world ranking. Average rating: 2726 (Class 20) The average rating of 2726.

Besides the crown group there will also be the traditional Unive Open with a strong international field of hundreds of players. You can keep track of the event or register yourself once June starts at the official website here

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