Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Magnus Carlsen Coming to Zagreb

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ZAGREB, June 17, 2019 – The Croatia Grand Chess Tour will be held in Zagreb starting as of June 26 and under the high sponsorship of the Croatian government with 12 of the best world chess players attending including world champion Magnus Carlsen.

After seeing legendary chess players like Robert Fischer and Russia’s greats Tigran Petrosian and Vasily Smyslov in Zagreb’s chess arena, one of the world’s best and current world champion, Carlsen will come to Zagreb for the first time.

The simple fact that the top eight players in the world will be attending the Croatian Grand Chess Tour means that this is one of the strongest chess tournaments in history.

The tournament will officially open in Zagreb’s Mimara Museum on June 26 while the actually tournament will be held in the Croatian Journalists’ Home across the road and will run until July 7. The official closing and award ceremony will be held on July 8. The prize pool for the tournament is $325,000.

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