4/4/2019 – World Champion Magnus Carlsen heads the field in the 6th edition of the Shamkir Chess tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov, a 10-player round-robin from March 31st to April 9th. He'll be joined by Ding Liren, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Veselin Topalov and David Navara. Live games and video from 12:00 UTC (13:00 CEST / 7:00 AM EDT)
The tournament is once again a 10-player round-robin and sports a total prize fund of €100,000, with €30,000 for first place. The time control is a leisurely 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds per move increment starting from move 61. If there is a tie, we'll see a rapid playoff match decide the winner. Read more..