Karjakin top seed in Poikovsky

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Sergei Karjakin, who declined an invitation for this year's Grand Slam Masters Final, is the top seed at the 12th Karpov tournament in Poikovsky, Russia. The event takes place October 4-13, with a rest day on the 9th. In this strong 10-player, single round robin, the participants are:

  1. Sergey Karjakin (Russia, 2772)
  2. Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia, 2716)
  3. Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2712)
  4. Etienne Bacrot (France, 2705)
  5. Zahar Efimenko (Ukraine, 2703)
  6. Viktor Laznicka (Czech Republic)
  7. Alexander Motylev (Russia, 2690)
  8. Lazaro Bruzon (Cuba, 2682)
  9. Sergei Rublevsky (Russia, 2681)
  10. Alexander Onischuk (USA, 2669)
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