Zürich Chess Challenge

Anand, Viswanathan vs. Aronian, Levon

The Zürich Chess Challenge is played from February 12-15, 2016 at the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, in Zürich Switzerland. Six players including former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand compete in a "new classical" and blitz round-robin event with a novel format and time control. Action kicks off on February 12th with a blitz tournament (not counted for score) to determine the color distribution for the main event: A five round-robin tournament in which players receive 40 minutes plus 10 seconds per move for the entire game. On Monday the 15th, at 18:00 there will be a final blitz tournament with inverted colors. Players earn 2 points for each win and 1 point for a draw in the "new classical" tournament and conventional 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw in the blitz tournament. Sponsored by the Zürich Chess Club (founded 1809), Savoy Chess Corner, and IGC International Gemological Laboratories. Official site: zurich-cc.com

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