An all star commentary team
Press release by the Grand Chess Tour
The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the commentary team and the arbitrators for the Superbet Chess Classic Romania. The first leg of the Grand Chess Tour will feature a commentary team composed of Grandmasters Yasser Seirawan, Peter Svidler, Alejandro Ramirez and Cristian Chirila and Woman Grandmaster Anastasia Karlovich.
Chief Tour Arbiter IA David Sedgwick will be joined for the Superbet Chess Classic Romania with Chief Arbiter, IA Alin Campeanu, and IA Radu Chirila as Deputy Arbiter.
The Superbet Chess Classic Romania is sponsored by Superbet Foundation, One United and First Bank and features a 10-player round-robin battle for a total of $350,000 in prize money.
The Superbet Chess Classic Romania will be held in Bucharest, Romania at Sheraton Bucharest Hotel from May 5 – May 14, 2022 with rounds beginning daily at 15.00 EEST (14.00 CEST, 08.00 ET). It will include all nine full tour players and one wildcard player, Romanian Grandmaster Bogdan-Daniel Deac.
|Player Name||Player Type||Country||FIDE Rating||URS Rating|
|1||Alireza Firouzja||Full Tour Player||FRA||2804||2781|
|2||Levon Aronian||Full Tour Player||USA||2785||2776|
|3||Fabiano Caruana||Full Tour Player||USA||2781||2793|
|4||Wesley So||Full Tour Player||USA||2778||2797|
|5||Shakhriyar Mamedyarov||Full Tour Player||AZE||2776||2768|
|6||Ian Nepomniachtchi||Full Tour Player||FIDE||2773||2792|
|7||Richard Report||Full Tour Player||THEIR||2762||2775|
|8||Maxime Vachier-Lagrave||Full Tour Player||FRA||2761||2751|
|9||Leinier Dominguez||Full Tour Player||USA||2756||2748|
|10||Bogdan-Daniel Deac||wild card||ROU||2656||2652|
Fabiano Caruana facing Bogdan-Daniel Deac in the final round of the 2021 edition | Photo: Lennart Ootes
About the Grand Chess Tour™
The Grand Chess Tour is a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players. The legendary Garry Kasparov, one of the world’s greatest ambassadors for chess, inspired the Grand Chess Tour and helped solidify the partnership between the organizers. All Grand Chess Tour 2021 events will comply with local and regional COVID-19 restrictions. For more information about the tour, visit grandchesstour.org.
About the Superbet Foundation
Founded in 2019, Superbet Foundation is a non-profit organization. Its role is to coordinate Superbet Group’s CSR activities and to connect with civil society organizations and the general public. Through its activity, the Foundation strives for a better world, with healthy and educated people and by supporting various projects it wants to inspire people to hold unbreakable moral values. It supports projects in domains like education, health, culture, performance in sport and, most notably, in chess. Since 2019, chess has become one of the backbones of Superbet Foundation by organizing its first tournament of the Grand Chess Tour in Bucharest. The Foundation is committed to turning GCT tournaments into a tradition for the Romanian and Polish chess communities. For more information, visit superchess.ro.
About the Saint Louis Chess Club
The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.
Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit saintlouischessclub.org.
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1-3
The Ruy Lopez is one of the oldest opening which continues to enjoy high popularity from club level to the absolute world top. In this video series, American super GM Fabiano Caruana, talking to IM Oliver Reeh, presents a complete repertoire for White.