FIDE is proudly supporting the chess24 Legends of Chess, which starts from Monday, July 20th, International Chess Day, and FIDE’s 96th anniversary. Indian Chess Grandmaster, Viswanathan Anand is going to open his campaign against Peter Svidler, Russian Grandmaster during chess24 legends of Chess on Tuesday.
Anand was the first Indian recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991-92.
The 50-years old will play with Svidler and after that with Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Peter Leko, Ian Nepomnaichtchi, Boris Gelfand, Ding Liren and Vassily Ivanchuk, in the order.
Out of the total Prize fund of $150,000, the Winner of the game will be awarded $45,000. Magnus Carlsen (two titles) and Daniil Dubov (one title) have made the cut.
The semi-finals and final played as best of 3 sets, and each set a 4-game rapid match. The only difference to the preliminary stage clashes is that if a match finishes 2:2 there will also be two 5+3 blitz games before Armageddon.