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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Poland's highest-category GM chess tournament this May

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Hello everyone,

A nice grandmasters' chess tournament coming up in Poland soon. The third International Grandmasters' Lublin Union Memorial Chess Tournament is going to be held from May 15-21. The tournament has been a XV category one for the last two years but this time it's going to be of category XVIII with a rating average of 2681 making it the strongest chess tournament held in Poland so far. The host city of Lublin will witness a fine list of grandmasters which includes

1. Wojtaszek Radosław 2721

2. Shirov Alexei 2709

3. Zyghalko Sergei 2679

4. Sasikiran Krishnan 2676

5. Alexeev Evgeny 2673

6. Grachev Boris 2669

7. Roiz Michael 2660

8. Socko Bartosz 2654

You can access the official website here. The city of Lublin is Poland's ninth largest city. 

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