The match between two chess legends, 10th World Champion Boris Spassky and “eternal challenger” Viktor Korchnoi, will be a final event in the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the union between Kalmykia and Russia.
Eight games will be played in Elista from 17th until 27th December, for a prize fund of 20.000 USD. On the rest day veteran players from Kalmykia, Moscow and St. Petersburg will compete in a blitz tournament.
“We hope that the match of the two giants, the real gift for chess lovers in Kalmykia, will be a wonderful conclusion of the jubilee year of the republic” – a member of the organizing committee said for Interfax agency (via e3e5.com).
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