Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 is held in Zurich, Switzerland on 12 April (Wednesday), 2017
The opening ceremony on 12 April in the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville will welcome the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoli Karpov, the 1993 Vice World Champion Jan Timman, the Russian/Dutch Grandmaster Gennadi Sosonko.
The action of Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 kicks off on April 12th with a blitz tournament of the 8 participants to decide the pairings for the main event. You can follow the Blitz on ChessBomb. The rounds are every 15 minutes.
More than 12 grandmasters with an ELO rating of 2600 and above have registered for the Kortchnoi Open tourbament that will be played parallel to the Grandmaster Tournament. Among them are well-known world class players like Alexei Shirov, Alexander Motylev, Eltaj Safarli, Eduardo Iturrizaga, Aleksandr Rakhmanov and Loek van Wely.
The Exhibition Game - Oleg Skvortsov - V. Anand will be on 12 April, 2017(Wednesday) on 15:00* CET (UTC/GMT +2)
Rate of play:
Skvortsov - 40 min + 20 sec/move; Anand - 20 min + 20 sec/move