Elite Round-Robin Petrosian Memorial to Take Place in Novotel Moscow City

Время публикации: 16.10.2014 16:25 | Последнее обновление: 16.10.2014 18:29

The chairman of the organizing committee is President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan

Tigran Petrosian Memorial will take place in the capital of Russia from November 3rd to November 11th, 2014. The super-strong tournament will be hosted by the Novotel Hotel located in the Moscow City business center.

8 GMs to fight in the single round-robin event have already been announced (ratings given as for October 2014):

Alexander GRISCHUK (Russia, 2797)
Levon ARONIAN (Armenia, 2793)
Vladimir KRAMNIK (Russia, 2760)
Boris GELFAND (Israel, 2748)
Peter LEKO (Hungary, 2731)
Ding LIREN (China, 2730)
Alexander MOROZEVICH (Russia, 2724)
Ernesto INARKIEV (Russia, 2672)

Inarkiev isn't here by chance: back in June 2013, he has won the Higher League of the Russian individual championship which, according to its regulations, would give him the right to play in the next Tal Memorial. However, since the Russian chess management has changed recently, the traditional Tal Memorial has been cancelled. Instead, the new RCF President Andrey Filatov has proposed similar yearly tournaments in memory of different Russian and USSR world champions. As he said in the interview for the Russian version of our website: "There was Alekhine Memorial in 2013; this year we will organize Tigran Petrosian Memorial (the 9th World Champion would have turned 85 in 2014 - CN), followed by Smyslov Memorial, Botvinnik Memorial, then Tal again...". Thus, Ernesto Inarkiev has all the rights to participate now.

The chairman of the organizing committee is President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan (who is also president of the national chess federation).

"We would like to thank the Armenian President who has agreed to be the chairman of the Petrosian Memorial", the RCF press-release cites Andrey Filatov. "It's great honour for Russian Chess Federation to host one of the strongest and most interesting event in the 2014 international calendar, the one that is going to impress chess fans all over the world. Regarding this, we are grateful to the sponsors - Tashir group of companies".


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