Kasparov inspired Croatia Grand Chess Tour begins
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Kasparov inspired Croatia Grand Chess Tour begins

World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops a field featuring no less than 9 of the world’s top 10 players as the second leg of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour begins today in Zagreb. Tuesday’s opening ceremony was attended by both Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and one of Croatia’s most famous sons, Garry Kasparov, who was granted citizenship in 2014. The event is a 12-player classical round-robin, which means 11 days of live commentary as the world’s best chess players battle it out for the $90,000 first prize and up to 20 Grand Chess Tour points.

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