Top Chess Stars to Play Tashir Chess in Memory of 9th World Chess Champin Tigran Petrosian
Some of the top chess players of the world will be attending the tournament. The chairman of the tournament organising committee is the President of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. SerzhSargsyan.
The competitors in the 21 Category tournament will be: the World Cup holder, three-time Olympic Chess Champion Levon Aronian (Armenian), former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), two-time World Blitz Chess Champion Alexander Grischuk (Russia), former Vice World Chess Champion Boris Gelfand (Israel), Vice World Champion Peter Leko (Hungary), China’s leading Grandmaster Din LiZhen, two-time Chess Champion of Russia Alexander Morozevich and the winner of the Russian Championship Higher Leagues Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia).The tournament will be a round-robin. The prize fund of the tournament is 100,000 euro.
Zara Agemyan, aide to the President of the Tashir Group of Companies, Head of Communications and Marketing department, says: “Tashirinvariably strives to support the most promising cultural and sports initiatives.We are convinced that a tournament where the world’s most prominent grandmasters compete will become yet another contribution of our Group to the sports and culture development in Russia. An international tournament is not a mere mastery competition betweenchess players from different countries. It also represents a uniting effort for nations, an additional confirmation that for people who have a passion for something no borders or divisions exist."
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