The elite tournament will be held from July 26th to August 4th as a single round robin with 10 participants. The drawing of lots has already been done, so the pairings are known well in advance.
The field will be led by ten-times champion of the event Vladimir Kramnik and last year winner Fabiano Caruana. Hungary’s number 1 Peter Leko is back in the roster as well. The best rated players from China and England, Wang Hao and Michael Adams, will also show up this year. Russian champion Dmitry Andreikin is the sixth international participant.
Together with these six strong foreign players, four members from the German national team will complete the line-up: Arkadij Naiditsch, Daniel Fridman, Georg Meier and Igor Khenkin.
Chessdom will present full coverage of the event with live games and daily reports.
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