Carlsen and Six More Top-10 GMs to Take Part in The 2nd Gashimov Memorial

Время публикации: 09.02.2015 22:33 | Последнее обновление: 14.02.2015 03:41

The line-up has been announced

As we have already reported, the 2nd tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov will take place in Shamkir, Azerbaijan in April-May 2015. The exact dates are yet to be known, but the line-up has already been published by the Azerbaijani portal and confirmed by our own source. It features 7 GMs of the current world top-10:

Magnus CARLSEN 2865*
Fabiano CARUANA 2811
Veselin TOPALOV 2800
Viswanathan ANAND 2797
Anish GIRI 2797
Wesley SO 2788
Vladimir KRAMNIK 2783
Shakhriyar MAMEDYAROV 2759
Teimour RADJABOV 2731

* - all the ratings are given according to the February FIDE rating list

The Memorial will be a single round-robin. Its average Elo (2791) is unbelievably high for a tournament of 10 players.

UPD: One of the listed players is going to be replaced by Rauf Mamedov. See also the reasons why Sergey Karjakin isn't taking part.


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