The 11th edition of the Edmonton International Chess Festival will take place in the Edmonton Chess Club between June 17-26, 2016.
The main event will once again be a 10 player Round Robin tournament. This year's event will feature the Edmonton return of the 2005 Canadian Open co-champion GM Alexei Shirov. Other participants include: GMs Sam Shankland, Surya Ganguly, Bator Sambuev, IM Richard Wang, Bitan Banerjee, Belsar Valencia, FM Ian Findlay and FM Dale Haessel. Full player details are available at the participants page.
The side events will include an Open section, a 5 round Swiss on June 24-26, a blitz tournament with GM participation (GM Shirov and Shankland already confirmed) on July 18th, as well as a lecture by GM Surya Ganguly on July 17th and a simul to be determined later.
The Edmonton International Qualifier will take place on April 30-May 1st. The winner will have the right to play in the 11th Edmonton International main event.
The games will be broadcast live and everyone is welcome to come and visit the competition at the Edmonton Chess Club.