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Strong line-up in Warsow

Being spared a trip to icy Kazakhstan, top professionals keep entering the World Rapid and Blitz Championship after its relocation to Warsow, giving it its probably strongest line-up ever. From the top ten at classical chess only Wesley So and Ding Liren don’t make the trip. The main sponsor Tatneft, a Russian oil and gas company with interests in Kazakhstan, apparently doesn’t mind the relocation.