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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wojtaszek Top Seed in Delhi Invitational Chess Event

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Hi everyone,
GM Anton Korobov being welcomed in New Delhi.

The traditional AICF-AAI Chess Invitational - a Category 18 event - begins in New Delhi, India with six players on Friday. Asian Chess Champion Parimarjan Negi will meet Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland in the first round. Krishnan Sasikiran is paired with Abhijeet Gupta, and former Russian champion Evgeny Alekseev is paired with current Ukrainian champion Anton Korobov in the first round, according to a press release. 

The event is based on the format of double round-robin so that all participants play the others twice over. The time control is Classical with 100 minutes for the first forty moves to be followed by 50 minutes for the next 20 and a 15 minutes sudden death rule to follow thereafter. GM Wojtaszek, World Chess Champion Vishy Anand's second, is the top seed and the favourite in the event with a rating of 2734. Anton Korobov is second seed with a rating of 2702. 

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