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5th Rapid Marathon in Rabat with Vishy Anand

MIE Rabat rapidThe 5th Marathon International Rapid Chess Tournament will be held on 7th-8th June, 2014 at Mega Mall Rabat in Rabat, the capital and the fifth largest city of Morocco, situated on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regrer.

The event will be played in 21 rounds with a time control 5 minutes per player. It will be traditionally strong, with many Grandmasters and a special participation of GM Viswanathan Anand – the challenger for Carlsen’s crown.

The organizers provide a simultaneous exhibition, given by Viswanathan Anand and the 2012 World Junior champion GM Alexander Ipatov on 8th June.

Tournament website/ Enjoy 2014 Anand’s games, commented by the Chess Insider experts

List of the highest rated participants:

1 GM Loek Van Wely NED 2654
2 GM Van Kampen NED 2631
3 GM Christian Bauer FRA 2630
4 GM Daniel Fridman GER 2627
5 GM Alexander Ipatov TUR 2613
6 GM Pavel Tregubov RUS 2604
7 GM Fernando Peralta ARG 2596
8 GM Eric Hansen CAN 2584
9 GM Igor Rausis LAT 2578
10 GM Adam Horvath HUN 2531
11 GM Karen Movsisyan ARM 2520
12 GM Amine Haddouche ALG 2505
13 GM Samy Shoker EGY 2482
14 GM Alfonso Romero Holmes ESP 2475
15 GM Carlos Garcia ITA 2449
16 GM Attila Czebe HUN 2411
17 IM El Adnani Mokhliss MAR 2388
18 IM Abdelaziz Onkoud MAR 2385
19 IM Sebbar Ali MAR 2376
20 FM Michael Bon FRA 2353
21 IM Hifad Rachid MAR 2313

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