11th Poikovsky Tournament

11th Poikovsky Tournament

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The 11th edition of the Poikovsky Tournament in honour of the former world champion and prospective FIDE president Anatoly Karpov runs from 2-13 June.

Last year's winner Alexander Motylev (pictured) will defend the title he won in last year's event.  Sergey Karjakin and Dmitry Jakovenko will also renew their recent rivalry in the final of the ACP World Rapid Cup.

The size of the field has increased from 10 last year to 12 this year, in a single round-robin format.

The full line-up:

 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2739
 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2725
 Jobava, Baadur GEO 2715
 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2707
 Motylev, Alexander RUS 2704
 Rublevsky, Sergei RUS 2704
 Onischuk, Alexander USA 2699
 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2686
 Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2674
 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2668
 Sutovsky, Emil ISR 2661
 Sokolov, Ivan BIH 2654

The official site (in Russian) is here.  Rounds start at 15:00 local time in Poikovsky, except the final round which kicks off at 13:00 on the 13 June.  The single rest day is on 8 June.

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