The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” will feature a double round robin tournament of six European Chess Champions in the period 2009-2014.
The rapid event with the time control 15′+10” will be held on 26-27th August at the Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum.
The participants are: Alexander Motylev (European champion in 2014), Alexander Moiseenko (2013), Dmitry Jakovenko (2012), Vladimir Potkin (2011), Ian Nepomniachtchi (2010) and Evgeny Tomashevsky (2009).
The Russian Chess Federation will provide live broadcast and Grandmaster commentary.
Yaroslavl is one of the famous Golden Ring cities located northeast of Moscow. The historic part of the city is a World Heritage Site.