NH Chess Tournament starts Thursday

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NH Chess Tournament 2010Next Thursday the NH Chess Tournament starts in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 12-22 you can watch Gelfand, Svidler, Heine Nielsen, Van Wely and Ljubojevic (the Experience team) against Nakamura, Caruana, So, Giri and Howell (the Rising Stars) with free admission and expert commentary at the Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam.

The NH Chess Tournament will take place August 12-22 in hotel Krasnapolsky, in the heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As always, the tournament is a confrontation between a team of five young ‘Rising Stars’ and a team of five ‘Experienced’ grandmasters who can look back on impressive and glorious careers.

Table of players

The two teams play a ‘Scheveningen’ tournament, which means that each player of one team plays against each of the players of the other team. They do so twice, once with the white pieces and once with the black pieces.

Portraits of players

The team that collects most points wins the tournament. The best player of the 'Rising Stars' team will be invited to the 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in March 2011 in Nice, provided he or she scores over 50% in the NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam.

The playing schedule:
Round 1 August 12 13.30 hrs
Round 2 August 13 13.30 hrs
Round 3 August 14 13.30 hrs
Round 4 August 15 13.30 hrs
Round 5 August 16 13.30 hrs
August 17 Free Day
Round 6 August 18 13.30 hrs
Round 7 August 19 13.30 hrs
Round 8 August 20 13.30 hrs
Round 9 August 21 13.30 hrs
Round 10 August 22 12.00 hrs
NH Chess Tournament 2009

Free admissionEvery day the games will be commented on by experts in a nice and spacious commentary room to which the admission is free. These sessions start one hour after the start of the round, i.e. at 14.30 hrs, with the exception of the last round when the commentary will start at 13.00 hrs. IMs Hans Böhm, Jop Delemarre, Cor van Wijgerden, Gert Ligterink and GM Genna Sosonko will be doing the commentary (schedule here). At the end of the round, or towards the end, depending on the duration of the games, there will also be a press conference with one of the players in the commentary room.

Just like the last two years, and just like at the Amber tournament in Nice, both Macauley Peterson and yours truly will be providing daily video coverage and live interviews during this tournament. To get everyone warmed up, here's the playlist of the videos from 2009:

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