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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

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Venue: Moscow, Russia
Dates: June 12-24
Format: Round robin, 9 rounds + blitz tournament

Magnus Carlsen (2864), Norway, World Chess Championship Challenger and #1 on the rating list
Vladimir Kramnik (2803), Russia, ex-World Chess Champion
Viswanathan Anand (2786), India, World Chess Champion
Hikaru Nakamura (2784), USA, #5 in the world
Sergey Karjakin (2782), Russia, #7 in the world
Fabiano Caruana (2774), Italy, #9 in the world
Alexander Morozevich (2760), Russia, #10 in the world
Boris Gelfand (2755), Israel, runner-up at World Chess Championship-2012
Shahriyar Mamedyarov (2753), Azerbaijan, World Rapid Chess Champion
Dmitry Andreikin (2713), Russia, Russian Chess Champion

Tournament schedule:

June 12, 6 p.m. Moscow time - Opening ceremony, blitz tournament
June 13, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 1
June 14, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 2
June 15, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 3
June 16 - rest day
June 17, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 4
June 18, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 5
June 19, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 6
June 20 - rest day
June 21, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 7
June 22, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 8
June 23, 3 p.m. Moscow time - Round 9

Winners of previous tournaments:

2006 - Levon Aronian (tied for first with Peter Leko and Ruslan Ponomariov)
2007 - Vladimir Kramnik
2008 - Vassily Ivanchuk
2009 - Vladimir Kramnik
2010 - Levon Aronian (tied for first with Sergey Karjakin and Shahriyar Mamedyarov)
2011 - Magnus Carlsen (tied for first with Levon Aronian)
2012 - Magnus Carlsen

The games will be commentated by such famous GMs as Alexandr Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Sergey Rublevsky and Sergey Shipov. The video broadcasts will be available in the Chess TV 24/7 section of

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