The Fourth Basamro International Chess Tournament will take place in Murmansk from the 6th to the 9th of October, 2016.

This year, the dates at which the tournament takes place matches the one hundred year anniversary of the city of Murmansk, which will be celebrated by its citizens at the beginning of the month.

As per tradition, the junior teams from both Murmansk and Rotterdam will participate in the tournament. However, this year, the competition will also be shared by:

Regional Chess Sport federation of the Leningrad Region

The Chess Federation of Novorossiysk

Sussex Junior Chess of the UK

International Chess Team of Paris

Another tradition of the tournament became the invitation of chess legends: once again the young teams will be granted the honour of the presence of the 12th world champion Anatoly Karpov and the strongest Dutch chess player of the 70s and the 80s, Jan Timman.

An invitation was sent to the current world champion Magnus Carlsen, however he politely declined due to his preparation to defending his title against the Russian Sergei Karyakin. Hopefully, in the next, fifth, tournament the world champion will be present as well, whoever it might be.

The tournament organizers express sincere gratitude to the tournament’s friends:

LLC KMT-Service

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Without your help, the tournament would be hard to imagine!

Special thanks to LLC Interteсhservice for announcing a special prize for the tournament participants (the details are currently kept secret!)

Thanks to Mr. Hans Wesseling the Consul General and the charming officers of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg, Ekaterina Chausskaya and Victoria Lourik for their assistance in arranging the participation of Jan Timman in our tournament.

Guests and participants of the Fourth Basamro Chess Tournament are invited to Murmansk from 6th to the 9th October in the Park Inn by Radisson Polyarnie Zory hotel.

For detailed information, please contact Valentine Veresov (Mob. +31640739379, e-mail: shipping@basamro.nl, in Russian, English or Dutch)