Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna is all set to strife opposite a best in a universe during a prestigious Shakmir Chess 2017 contest to be hold here from tomorrow.
The tournament, that is dedicated to a memory of late Azerbaijan Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov, is an invitational eventuality and has over a years captivated a cream de le cream from a universe of chess.
Ranked 14th in a world, Harikrishna will be raring to go adult opposite a chosen personification margin spearheaded by World No. 2 Wesley So of USA. The 10-man round-robin contest offers a sum esteem income of Euro 100,000 and will also see in movement a Russian span of World No. 4 and World No. 8, Vladimir Kramnik and Sergwey Karjakin, respectively.
A whopping Euro 25,000 will go to a leader and players who will conflict it out are Shakriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Michael Adams (England), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine), Radoslaw Wojtasek (Poland), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) and Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan).
The contest will be played during a time control of 120 mins for a initial 40 moves, 60 mins for a subsequent 20 moves and afterwards any actor will be allotted 15 mins for a rest of a diversion and 30 seconds per pierce starting from pierce 61.
A tie-break compare will be played in box of a tie for initial place.
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