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Play For Russia Charity Tournament  


At the initiative of the strongest Russian GMs, the Chess Federation of Russia, the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, the Timchenko Foundation, the Ramax group of companies and Gazprombank (Switzerland) will co-support the first online charity tournament titled Play for Russia. The event is scheduled on May 12-14. Match TV, media partner of the tournament, will provide the coverage and live broadcast. The tournament will be played on Lichess.org, one of the most popular gaming platforms.

The donation pool has amounted to 25,600,000 rubles. 

We invite all chess lovers to support this event! 

Beneficiary Bank Details:

ALL-RUSSIAN PUBLIC ORGANIZATION «CHESS FEDERATION OF RUSSIA »
Общероссийская общественная организация «Федерация шахмат России»
119019, Moscow, Russia, Gogolevskiy bulvar, 14, build.1
119019, г. Москва, Гоголевский бульвар, д.14, стр.1

Euro Account:

Beneficiary customer: CFR
Bank:  SBERBANK, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
SWIFT code: SABRRUMM
Euro Account: 40703978938001000022


Dollar Account:

Beneficiary customer: CFR
Bank:  SBERBANK, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
SWIFT code: SABRRUMM 
Dollar Account: 40703840638260200813

Payment reference: Donation for a charity tournament, without VAT.

Contact person: Ekaterina Vasilchenko, e-mail: ks@ruchess.ru, tel.: +7 905 774 15 36.

The prize pool will be shared among regional hospitals and health workers fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. The participants will determine beforehand the amount and recipients of the donation, depending on the needs of a particular institution. The entire prize fund is distributed equally among the regions, regardless of the final standings.

The charity tournament features a stellar lineup:

Vladimir Kramnik (Krasnodar Krai)
Ian Nepomniachtchi (Bryansk region)
Alexander Grischuk (Moscow)
Sergey Karjakin (Crimea)
Peter Svidler (St. Petersburg)
Evgeny Tomashevsky (Saratov region)
Ernesto Inarkiev (Caucasus)
Alexander Riazantsev (Ural and Siberia).

It will be a double round-robin event featuring 5 minutes per game plus a 2-second increment per move. The GMs will first play the round-robin part to reveal the strongest four to qualify into a knockout play-off.

Tournament Schedule: 


May 12 – first half (7 rounds)
May 13 – second half (7 rounds)
May 14 - semifinals and a final.  


Games start at 3 p.m. Moscow time.


Articles in theme

06.05.2020
Standing by Those Who Put Their Health and Life at Stake
Participants of the Play For Russia charity tournament give interviews to the editors of the CFR website

News in theme

29.05.2020
Sergey Karjakin: I Was Happy to Support Two Hospitals
Grandmaster sent his share of support to institutions in Simferopol.
28.05.2020
Ernesto Inarkiev: Pulling In Together Matters So Much Now
Grandmaster directed his share of support to the hospitals of Ingushetia and Dagestan.
27.05.2020
Alexander Riazantsev: I Want to Thank Everyone Who Helped Health Workers
Money, protection and medical equipment were sent to hospitals of Yekaterinburg and Barnaul.
27.05.2020
Peter Svidler: I am Grateful for Opportunity to Support Our Doctors
The grandmaster helped hospitals of his native Saint Petersburg.
27.05.2020
Alexander Grischuk: I Would Be Happy if We Managed to Help at Least One Person
Winner of the Play For Russia charity tournament supported the homeless.
26.05.2020
Donation Support from Play for Russia Tournament on the Way to Health Institutions
Ian Nepomniachtchi helps hospitals of the Bryansk region.
26.05.2020
Evgeny Tomashevsky: I am Happy to Help My Native Shore
Medical equipment was sent to the Saratov region.
19.05.2020
Fundraising for Play for Russia Charity Tournament Finalized
The donation pool has amounted to 25 million 600 thousand RUB.
14.05.2020
Alexander Grischuk Wins Play For Russia Charity Tournament
24,670,000 rubles have come as donations by the end of the event.
12.05.2020
First Half of Play For Russia Charity Tournament Completed
The leader is Alexander Grischuk.
11.05.2020
Timchenko Foundation to Support Play For Russia Charity Tournament
24,130,000 rubles have been donated so far.
11.05.2020
Pairings of Play For Russia Charity Tournament Announced
The event starts on May 12.
10.05.2020
7,350,000 Rubles Donated to Play for Russia Charity Tournament
We invite all chess lovers to support this event.
05.05.2020
5,150,000 Rubles Donated to Play for Russia Charity Tournament
The event to be held on May 12-14.
28.04.2020 08:00
Play for Russia Charity Tournament to Be Held on May 12-14
The amount donated at present is 2,505,000 rubles.
26.04.2020 10:00
Strongest Russian Grandmasters to Play in Charity Tournament
Chess players will help doctors and hospitals.