2020-03-29

USSR vs. Rest of the World 1970

The 1970 USSR vs. Rest of the World event was played over four rounds between two teams of 10 players. It was "an epoch-making battle" in the words of GM Garry Kasparov, and had virtually all the top players—including GM Bobby Fischer—together for one week in Belgrade, the capital of what was then Yugoslavia.
In the absence of chess events due to the coronavirus, we are relaying this historic event which happened exactly 50 years ago.
Participants:
The Soviet Team, in board order: Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Viktor Korchnoi, Lev Polugaevsky, Efim Geller, Vasily Smyslov, Mark Taimanov, Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Paul Keres, and reserves Leonid Stein and David Bronstein.
The Rest of the World Team in board order: Bent Larsen, Fischer, Lajos Portisch, Vlastimil Hort, Svetozar Gligoric, Samuel Reshevsky, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Milan Matulovic, Miguel Najdorf, Borislav Ivkov, and reserves Fridrik Olafsson and Klaus Viktor Darga.

Official site

Schedule:
Round 1    Mar 29, 1970 (replyed on March 2th, 2020)
Round 2    Mar 31, 1970 (replyed on April 1st, 2020)
Round 3    April 2, 1970
Round 4    April 4, 1970

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2020-03-15

Candidates Chess Tournament 2020

The 2020 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament is an 8-player tournament held March 17-April 4 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The tournament is organized by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Sverdlovsk Region Chess Federation. The winner earns the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in the 2020 World Chess Championship.
The format is a double round-robin of 14 rounds.
The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes to finish the game with a 30-second increment starting from the first move. No draw offers are allowed before move 41.
The prize fund is 500,000 euros.

Participants:
1. Fabiano Caruana (2842)
2. Ding Liren (2805)
3. Alexander Grischuk (2777)
4. Ian Nepomniachtchi (2774)
5. Teimour Radjabov (2765)
6. Anish Giri (2763)
7. Wang Hao (2758)
8. Kirill Alekseenko (2704)

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Mar 17, 2020    10:00 
Round 2    Mar 18, 2020    10:00 
Round 3    Mar 19, 2020    10:00 
Rest Day
Round 4    Mar 21, 2020    10:00 
Round 5    Mar 22, 2020    10:00 
Round 6    Mar 23, 2020    10:00
Rest Day 
Round 7    Mar 25, 2020    10:00 
Round 8    Mar 26, 2020    10:00 
Round 9    Mar 27, 2020    10:00
Rest Day 
Round 10    Mar 29, 2020    10:00 
Round 11    Mar 30, 2020    10:00 
Round 12    Mar 31, 2020    10:00
Rest Day 
Round 13    Apr 2, 2020    10:00 
Round 14    Apr 3, 2020    10:00

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