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Shamkir Chess

Giri, Anish vs. Carlsen, Magnus

Shamkir Chess 2018 is a 10-player single round-robin held in memory of Vugar Gashimov. The 5th edition of the tournament in Shamkir, Azerbaijan runs from 19-28 April 2018 and features World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the winner for the last two years, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The total prize fund is €100,000, with €25,000 for first place. Players receive 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds per move increment starting from move 61. A rapid playoff will take place in case of a tie for first place. Official website: shamkirchess.com
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