The 16th Karpov International Chess Tournament takes place in Poikovsky, Russia from 28 September to 7 October. The event is a 10-player single round-robin, with Alexei Shirov and defending Champion Alexander Morozevich top seeds. Ernesto Inarkiev plays as a nominee of the Association of Chess Professionals. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes until the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. The venue is the Neptune Sports Centre in Poikovsky, a town less than three hours’ drive from Khanty-Mansiysk. Official website (Russian)

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