San Sebastian 2009

San Sebastian 2009

| 5 | Chess Event Coverage

The Donostia Chess Festival in Donostia-San Sebastian, will take place from 7-16 July.

The showpiece event of the festival is a 10 player round robin competition featuring an interesting mix of players, young and old, with Peter Svidler (pictured) the ratings favourite.  Also taking part are Hikaru Nakamura and legendary former world champion Anatoly Karpov.

Play starts at 4:30 pm local time.  The official site, with live games is here.

The full line-up is:

Name Nat FIDE Born
Peter Svidler RUS  2739 1976
Ruslan Ponomariov UKR  2727 1983
Sergei Movsesian SVK  2716 1978
Hikaru Nakamura USA  2710 1987
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA  2703 1990
Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP  2693 1982
Rustam Kasimdzhanov UZB  2672 1979
Julio E Granda Zuniga PER  2647 1967
AnatolyKarpov RUS  2644 1951
Pablo San Segundo Carrillo ESP  2570 1970
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