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Karjakin, Karpov, Grischuk, and Morozevich to play a round robin in Moscow

This summer the International Chess Forum Moscow Open 2022 will take place from the 14th to the 20th of July in the Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Center. The program will include open tournaments for men and women, stages of the Cup of Russia, as well as stages of the Children’s Cup of Russia.

The main event of Chess Forum Moscow Open 2022 is a closed double round robin with Sergey Karjakin, Anatoly Karpov, Alexander Grischuk, and Alexander Morozevich. This will be the first event of Krajakin after he received a 6 months ban from participating in FIDE events (All news on Sergey Karjakin here). All four players have in higher or lesser extent supported the Russian invasion in Ukraine, with Anatoly Karpov – as member of the Russian Duma – voting to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. While Grischuk has voiced his opposition to the war during the Belgrade Grand Prix, none of the four players have signed the open letter by Russian chess players to Vladimir Putin to stop the military actions. Interestingly, the commentary of the event will be done by Sergey Shipov, who is also penalized by the FIDE Ethics commission (see the full story here)

Related: Grischuk comments on Karjakin’s ban / Kremlin’s reaction to Karjakin’s ban / Vladimir Putin grants Sergey Karjakin medal “For Merit to the Fatherland”

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