Alekhine Chess Memorial Inauguration Today in Paris
The opening ceremony and first five rounds will take place in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden. On April, 26 in the morning the participants, arbiters, journalists will leave Paris for Saint-Petersburg. Last 4 rounds will be played in Saint Michael’s Castle (The Russian Museum branch).
The pavilion includes the playing hall with places for the audience and on-line transmission, a special hall with on-line and video broadcasting where the spectators will be able to listen to French speaking commentators. The welcome reception will take place in St Petersburg on April 26. An official ceremony will include a concert played by the orchestra conducted by Y. Temirkanov. There is a special programme for children on April, 27.
The tournament will be played in Saint George’s hall which has enough places for spectators and allows to watch games on-line. The press centre will be situated in the Oval hall, while the Lacon Gallery will become a place for chess café, where experts will comment the broadcasted games.
The will be an extra pavilion in the yard of Saint Michael’s Castle in case if the number of spectators exceeds the possible number of people inside the playing hall. Games will also be broadcast at the official website.
Participants: World Champion Viswanathan Anand, his challenger from 2012 match Boris Gelfand, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, World Cup winner Peter Svidler, Levon Aronian, Nikita Vitiugov, Michael Adams, Ding Liren, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Fressinet Laurent.
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