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28 April 2020

Play for Russia Charity Tournament to Be Held on May 12-14

The amount donated at present is 2,505,000 rubles.

Photo: Maria Emelianova
Photo: Maria Emelianova

The dates of the Play for Russia Charity Tournament are announced: the event will be held on May 12-14. 

The charity tournament features a stellar lineup:

Vladimir Kramnik (Krasnodar Krai)
Ian Nepomniachtchi (Bryansk Oblast)
Alexander Grischuk (Moscow)
Sergey Karjakin (Crimea)
Peter Svidler (St. Petersburg)
Evgeny Tomashevsky (Saratov Oblast)
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.

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 health institution. The entire prize fund is distributed equally among the regions, regardless of the final standings.

2,505,000 rubles have been donated so far. 

The tournament is supported by the Ramax group of companies. 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.

We invite all chess lovers to support this event!

Official information and details for bank transfers  



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