Bazna Kings Tournament

Bazna Kings Tournament

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The 4th Bazna Kings Tournament in Romania will run from 14-25 June and top billing goes to world #1 Magnus Carlsen.

The format is a six-player double round-robin at the standard time control of 2 hours for the first 40 moves, 1 hour for the next 20 moves, and then 15 more minutes plus a 30 second increment.

The tournament this year is also part of the Grand Slam series, replacing the Mtel event in Bulgaria which has been cancelled.

The competition for Carlsen comes in the form of top Chinese player Wang Yue, World Cup winner Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Ruslan Ponomariov and Romanian #1 Nisipeanu.

The full line-up:

 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2813
 Wang, Yue  CHN 2749
 Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2750
 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 2740
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2737
 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU 2661


Games start each day at 15:30 local time (EEST=GMT+3), except for the final round when they kick off at 13:30.  There are rest days on June 18 and 23.

The official website promises live coverage and can be found here.

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