Viswanathan Anand. (TOI Photograph)
CHENNAI: Indian ace Viswanathan Anand will open his marketing campaign on the chess24 Legends of Chess event in opposition to Russia’s Peter Svidler.
The Indian ace is making his maiden look within the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour as is Svidler, an eight-time Russian champion and World Cup winner.
The round-robin video games, starting from Tuesday, are best-of-four recreation contests to be performed on-line.
“I’m trying ahead to returning to the chessboard and significantly excited to take part on this inter-generational problem,” the previous world champion stated.
Anand will subsequently tackle world primary Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Peter Leko, Ian Nepomnaichtchi, Boris Gelfand, Ding Liren and Vasyl Ivanchuk.
The event, which runs until August 5 will see Anand return to motion after reaching residence from Germany the place he was caught for over three months.
He featured within the On-line Nations Cup throughout his keep in Germany.
Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists on the Chessable Masters (a part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), obtained an automated invite for the occasion, and can be up in opposition to six legends aged 40-52, who’ve been on the prime of world chess at varied factors of their profession.
Legends of Chess is a part of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The winner will qualify for the USD 300,000 Grand Closing scheduled from August 9 to 20.
Up to now, Carlsen with two titles and Russian Daniil Dubov (one title) have made the minimize. If the Legends occasion throws up a brand new champion, then the fourth spot might go to Hikaru Nakamura, who heads the factors tally for non-winners for now.
The semifinals can be performed over the best-of-three units. Every set contains 4 speedy video games (15 minutes plus 10-second increment per transfer for every participant). If the rating stays 2-2, two blitz video games can be performed (5 minutes plus three-second increment).
If the tie persists, then an Armageddon recreation can be performed. Right here, a participant with white items has 5 minutes in opposition to 4 to his rival. In case of a draw, black is awarded the match.