The 2018 Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 1-5th March at the Central Chess Club in Moscow.
The qualification tournament with reigning European champion Maxim Matlakov, Daniil Dubov, Grigoriy Oparin and Andrey Esipenko is scheduled for 18th February at the same venue.
The playing format will be double round robin with rapid time control 15’+10”. The winner qualifies for the main event, of which the details will be announced soon.
GM Sergei Shipov will provide live online commentary.