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Lindores Abbey Blitz in Honour of the 85th Anniversary of Mikhail Tal’s Birth
Blitz 3+2
FOA Rated
Riga
Nov 8 - Nov 8
Organizer
FIDE
Participation
Invitation-only
System
Swiss
Region
Worldwide
Players
121
Rounds
18
Status
Ended

The Lindores Abbey Blitz is a 9-round swiss tournament taking place in Riga, Latvia on November 8, 2021. Each round consist of two games played against the same opponent, one game with each color. This tournament is in honour of the 85th Anniversary of Mikhail Tal's birth. The time control will be 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move, from move 1.

Org. FIDE,
Invitation-only,
18 rounds
(Swiss) ∙
Ended ∙
Nov 08, 08:00
Ends Nov 08
    Standings
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    About Tournament

    A number of leading world Grandmasters – many of whom are taking part in the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss and Women's Grand Swiss - have confirmed they will be playing in the Blitz tournament. The line-up includes leading world players such as the third-rated player in the world Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Yu Yangyi, Levon Aronian, David Navara, David Howell, the former contender for the title of World Champion Boris Gelfand, former world youth champions Jeffery Xiong and Parham Maghsoodloo, and others. Among female players, former Women's World Champion and this year's winner of the Women's Chess World Cup, Alexandra Kosteniuk as well as top women GMs Nana Dzagnidze, Harika Dronavalli, Polina Shuvalova, and others will be playing. Altogether 120 players will be taking part in the tournament.

    Schedule

    Month

    Day

    Time

    Event

    Nov 8 Mo 8:00 Mikhail Tal Blitz
    How to attend

    The FIDE Grand Swiss takes place in Riga, Latvia. The 2019 tournament was held in Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, a British dependency. The 2021 tournament was originally scheduled to be played there as well, but was moved "due to the strict COVID-19 restrictions still in place in the Isle of Man and the UK," according to FIDE. The change of location did not affect the dates and format of the 2021 event.