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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Legendary chess players at one place: Remembering Botvinnik with seniors' chess tournament

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Hello everyone,

Here's the latest chess news about the celebration of 6th World Chess Champion Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik's (August 17, 1911 to May 5, 1995) 100th anniversary. The Russian Chess Federation is organising several events events including an with the world's top chess players and a seniors tournament. The seniors' tournament to be held in Suzdal-Vladimir Oblast from August 13 to 20 will have legendary chess players competing in a round robin rapid event with a time control of 25 minutes + 10 seconds.

Guess whom the players' list includes? You have 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 from Russia)!


Meanwhile, some live footage of the World Chess Championship of 1951.

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