Prague International Chess Festival 2024 starts

The 6th Prague International Chess Festival starts tomorrow in Czech Republic and will take place from 27th February – 7th March at Don Giovanni Hotel Prague.

The Festival features Masters, Challengers, and Futures tournament, supported by the European Chess Union, as well as the Karel Janecek Open Chess Tournament, and a variety of side events that will take place simultaneously.

The main, Masters event, is played with 10 grandmasters in the field who will compete in 9 rounds, round-robin system. The players are: GM Vincent Keymer (GER, 2743), GM Praggnanandhaa (IND, 2743), GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (IND, 2742), GM Parham Maghsoodloo (IRI, 2740), GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB, 2727), GM Gukesh D (IND, 2725), GM Richard Rapport (ROU, 2717), GM David Navara (CZE, 2679), GM Mateusz Bartel (POL, 2657), and GM Thai Dai Van Nguyen (CZE, 2632).

The event will be officially opened today in the evening, and the tournament schedule is as follows:

The Challengers tournament will be played simultaneously with the Masters and the winner of the event will play in the next Masters event. GM Anton Korobov (UKR, 2663), GM Abhimanyu Mishra (USA, 2627), and GM Erwin L’Ami (NED, 2627) are the top-seeds.

List of players in all events, pairings and rankings can be followed here.

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