The 13th Karpov Poikovsky tournament will take place from 27th September to 8th October in Poykovskiy, the city of population of 30.000 in the Autonomous Okrug Ugra, Russia.
Ten Grandmasters will compete in the round robin event. Last year winners Etienne Bacrot and Sergey Karjakin will not participate this time.
Just like in previous editions, the tournament is poorly promoted to the wider audience.
Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2729
Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2724 (winner in 2007)
Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2713
Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2713
Bologan Viktor MDA 2712
Short Nigel ENG 2698
Rublevsky Sergei RUS 2693 (winner in 2008)
Wang Yue CHN 2691
Onischuk Alexander USA 2672 (winner in 2002 and 2003)
Motylev Alexander RUS 2658 (winner in 2009)