World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will be in Zagreb for a month to benchmark his teammates with 11's top chess players in the world for a month.
The Croatia Grand Chess Tour is a top chess event featuring some of its predecessors on the throne along with Norway: legendary American Robert Fischer and Russia Tigran Petrosjan and Vasilij Smislov.
This is the first time since the game is chess that the current world champion will be in Zagreb and therefore a unique opportunity to watch him live.
Magnus Carlsen became 20. world champion in chess victory over Indiana Viswanathan Ananda in Chennai 2013. 6,5: 3,5 Since then, he has defended the title of world champion from Ananda, Sergei Karjakin and Fabiana Caruane.
Along with Magnus Carlsen, who has a 2861 score, the American tournament will include American Fabiano Caruana (2816), Chinese Liren Ding (2805), Dutchman Anish Giri (2787), Azerbaijan Chahirar Mamedjarov (2781), America's Wesley So (2780), and Russian Sergei (2774), the American X-ray (2773), the Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2762), Viswanathan Anand of India (2761), Rus Ian Nepomniači Karjakin (2754).
The first eight players from the current world rankings and the tenth, eleven, thirteenth and sixth players will participate in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour. All this is about the strength of the tournament, which claims to become one of the strongest in the history of chess.
The tournament is held under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Opening the essay will be in the Mimara 26 Museum. June, and will play at the House of Representatives premises, all the way to 7. July. The ceremonial closing of the tournament and the award will be 8. July, and on that day there will be matchmaking matches, whether it is for that purpose. The prize money of the Zagreb tournament is 325.000 dollars.