Kramnik dominates Play for Russia Charity Preliminary Tournament

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Standings after 14 rounds

1 Kramnik, Vladimir 10.5 62.25
2 Svidler, Peter 9 57.25
3 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 8 50.75
Grischuk, Alexander 8 50.5

5 Karjakin, Sergey 7.5 48
6 Inarkiev, Ernesto 5.5 31.5
7 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 5 28
8 Riazantsev, Alexander 2.5 18.75

At the initiative of the strongest Russian GMs, the Chess Federation of Russia, the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, the Timchenko Foundation, the Ramax group of companies and Gazprombank (Switzerland) will co-support the first online charity tournament titled Play for Russia. The event is scheduled on May 12-14. Match TV, media partner of the tournament, will provide the coverage and live broadcast. The tournament will be played on Lichess.org, one of the most popular gaming platforms.

24,182,000 rubles have been raised so far.

We invite all chess lovers to support this event!

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Beneficiary Bank Details:

ALL-RUSSIAN PUBLIC ORGANIZATION «CHESS FEDERATION OF RUSSIA »
Общероссийская общественная организация «Федерация шахмат России»
119019, Moscow, Russia, Gogolevskiy bulvar, 14, build.1
119019, г. Москва, Гоголевский бульвар, д.14, стр.1

Euro Account:

Beneficiary customer: CFR
Bank: SBERBANK, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
SWIFT code: SABRRUMM
Euro Account: 40703978938001000022

Dollar Account:

Beneficiary customer: CFR
Bank: SBERBANK, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
SWIFT code: SABRRUMM
Dollar Account: 40703840638260200813

Payment reference: Donation for a charity tournament, without VAT.

Contact person: Ekaterina Vasilchenko, e-mail: ks@ruchess.ru, tel.: +7 905 774 15 36.

The prize pool will be shared among regional hospitals and health workers fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. The participants will determine beforehand the amount and recipients of the donation, depending on the needs of a particular institution. The entire prize fund is distributed equally among the regions, regardless of the final standings.

The charity tournament features a stellar lineup:

Vladimir Kramnik (Krasnodar Krai)
Ian Nepomniachtchi (Bryansk region)
Alexander Grischuk (Moscow)
Sergey Karjakin (Crimea)
Peter Svidler (St. Petersburg)
Evgeny Tomashevsky (Saratov region)
Ernesto Inarkiev (Caucasus)
Alexander Riazantsev (Ural and Siberia).

It will be a double round-robin event featuring 5 minutes per game plus a 2-second increment per move. The GMs will first play the round-robin part to reveal the strongest four to qualify into a knockout play-off.

Tournament Schedule:

May 12 – first half (7 rounds)
May 13 – second half (7 rounds)
May 14 - semifinals and a final.

Games start at 3 p.m. Moscow time.

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