12th Poikovsky Tournament

12th Poikovsky Tournament

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The 12th edition of the Poikovsky Tournament in honour of the former world champion Anatoly Karpov runs from 4-13 October in Russia.

Last year's champion Sergey Karjakin (pictured) is back once again to head an impressive field in the strongest ever Poikovsky tournament.

Also returning from last year are Dmitry Jakovenko, Alexander Motylev, Sergey Rublevsky and Alexander Onischuk - all former winners of the competition!

The full line-up:

Name Nat Elo
Sergey Karjakin RUS 2772
Dmitry Jakovenko RUS 2716
Fabiano Caruana ITA 2712
Etienne Bacrot FRA 2705
Zahar Efimenko UKR 2703
Viktor Laknicka CZE 2701
Alexander Motylev RUS 2690
Lazaro Bruzon CUB 2682
Sergey Rublevsky RUS 2681
Alexander Onischuk USA 2669


The format is a single round-robin and rounds start at 3pm local time (09:00 UTC).  The single rest day is on 9 October.

The official website (in Russian) is here.

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