Invitation to GM Vladimir Petrov Memorial

Latvian Chess FederationLatvian Chess Federation and GM Alexei Shirov have a pleasure to invite all chess friends to the GM Vladimir Petrov memorial. The memorial will contain several rapid and blitz events.

The main tournament (A) will consist of preliminary tournament and final. The final will take place on February 18-19. Four supergrandmasters are invited and approved their participation: Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Alexei Shirov(Latvia).

The semi-final is open for all players and will take place on February 16-17. At the moment 23 GMs have confirmed their participation. The full list of participants is available: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr61515.aspx?lan=1. The main tournament will be the strongest tournament in Latvia since 1995!

The Tournament B will take place at the same time as the semi-final of the main tournament and is open for players with ELO below 2251.

The prize pool of the whole memorial is guaranteed 7900 EUR. The main tournament and Tournament B will be rated for FIDE rapid ELO. Additional blitz tournaments and simuls with Grandmasters will be organized. Further details about the festival can be found on the website of Latvian Chess federation: http://www.sahafederacija.lv/?p=2026. The festival will be organized at the same time with the children event Alexei Shirov Winter cup.



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