Ponomariov, Morozevich, Leko to play in new Russian tournament

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Today the Russian Chess Federation announced a new super-strong tournament to be held October 7-20 in Saratov. It's called the 'Governor's Cup of the Saratov region' and it will be a 12-player round robin with Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dmitry Andreikin, Evgeny Alekseev, Alexander Morozevich, Nikita Vitiugov (all Russia), Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Moiseenko, Pavel Eljanov (all Ukraine), Alexei Shirov (Spain), Ni Hua (China), Peter Leko (Hungary) and Michael Roiz (Israel).


The venue will be the auditorium of the Saratov State Socio-Economic University. The time control will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and then 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from move 1. Games are played from October 8th till 19th with one rest day on the 14th. Prize money hasn't been disclosed yet.

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