Karpov, Topalov and Other Stars to Play Rapid Chess in Kiev

Время публикации: 30.04.2013 17:18 | Последнее обновление: 30.04.2013 17:29

The tournament will be held in the "Olympic Patio"

In the capital of Ukraine on April 3-8 will take place an international festival named "Sberbank Open", organized by Sberbank of Russia.

The festival will include three tournaments. The main of the three will be a Rapid Super tournament with the participation of ten Grandmasters: Anatoli Karpov, Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky (all of them from Russia), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Peter Leko (Hungary), Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany), Sergey Zhigalko (Belorussia), Ukrainian players Pavel Eljanov, Anton Korobov and Alexander Areshenko.

Open B is planned to be a tournament for children, and C - for the employees of Sberbank.

Grandmasters are expected to to give simultaneous exhibitions to the participants and special guests.

The venue of the festival will be the famous National Sports Complex "Olimpiyskiy", that has hosted the football European Championship last year. However, chessplayers will not play on the football field, but in the "Olympic Patio".  

Follow the link to explore the Patio online.


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