The membership of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational tournament - organized by the world champion Magnus Carlsen - has been approved.
Armenian chess grandmaster Levon Aronian has refused to participate in the tournament. His wife Arianne Caoili died on March 30.
The Magnus Carlsen Invitational tournament will be attended by Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia), Fabiano Caruana (US), Hikaru Nakamura (US), Ding Liren (China), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Alireza Firouzja (Iran).
The first games are scheduled for April 18 with the prize fund of $ 250 thousand.