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The «Zurich Chess Challenge 2014» will be the first encounter between the newly crowned World Champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, and the former title holder, India’s Viswanathan Anand after their recent match in Chennai. From Wednesday, 29 January to Tuesday, 4 February 2014, they will compete in the 3rd Zurich Chess Challenge along with four other great chess stars Levon Aronian (Arm), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Fabiano Caruana (It) and Boris Gelfand (Isr). With an average of 2794 Elo points (according to the September 13 rating list) this is going to be the strongest tournament in chess history.
The first Zurich Chess Challenge in 2012 was a match between Kramnik and Aronian. The second event in 2013 was a double-round robin with Kramnik, Anand, Caruana and Gelfand.
For the 2014 edition, a blitz tournament will determine the color distribution. A round-robin tournament of five rounds with a classical time control is then followed by a rapid tournament with colors reversed on the last day of play. A won game in the classical tournament counts 2 points, a draw 1 point. Wins in the rapid tournament count 1 point and draws half a point.
All games will be commented by Yannick Pelletier and Werner Hug and broadcast live via Internet.
"With an average of 2794 Elo points (according to the September 13 rating list) this is going to be the strongest tournament in chess history"
Almost, Sinquefield Cup had an average rating of 2797.
If you're going to be watching this live (online), here are the round-start-times, in your local time-zone:
4/4/2014 - Going Hard
by Nielzzoz 3 minutes ago
4/23/2014 - Got Him
by hedgehog_5051 3 minutes ago
The bishop in other languages
by Chessaddictedprakhar 4 minutes ago
Beautiful CHESS SET available on the cheap!
by kaynight 6 minutes ago
by kaynight 11 minutes ago
no piece and board showing up..its like blindfold
by Vivake_Pathak 15 minutes ago
not allowing me to take opponant's pieces
by MrsBozley 18 minutes ago
CURRENT CHESS GRANDMASTERS ( FIDE rating )
by Debistro 18 minutes ago
What would be the average rating for a 13 year old
by kaynight 24 minutes ago
Can't play live chess
by mrcrowl 35 minutes ago
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