Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

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This year's Zurich Chess Challenge will take place between 29th January and 4th February 2014, classical chess tournament. It will be held at the Hotel Savoy, Zurich, Switzerland. This year the tournament has the amazing average rating of 2801! All games will be commented by GM Yannick Pelletier and IM Werner Hug.

The Classical tournament is an all-play-all in 5 rounds, 30 January- 3 February. The time control is 40 moves/120 min + 20 moves/60 min + 15 min/rest of the game + a 30 sec/move increment from move 61. A rapid game will follow any draw in under 40 moves.


The Zurich Chess Challenge is one of the major recurring international chess tournaments. It takes place in Zurich, Switzerland.

Schachgesellschaft Z├╝rich has a long history dating back to 1809...
Zurich Chess Challenge - 205 years of chess history

You can see games from Zurich Chess Challenge 2013 with computer analysis at ChessBomb (won by GM Fabiano Caruana).

Players 2014

The six players taking part this year, are in the top 10 worldwide, among them the World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the former World champion Viswanathan Anand of India.
NameCountryELOPlace in ratings
GM Magnus CarlsenNOR28721
GM Levon AronianARM28122
GM Hikaru NakamuraUSA27893
GM Fabiano CaruanaUSA/ITA27826
GM Boris GelfandISR27778
GM Viswanathan AnandIND27739


Wed. January 29 19:00  Opening Ceremony & Blitz Watch Blitz
Thu. January 30 15:00  Round 1 Watch Zurich Chess live
Fri. January 31 15:00  Round 2
Sat. February 01 15:00  Round 3
Sun. February 02 15:00  Round 4
Mon. February 03 15:00  Round 5
Tue. February 04 13:00  Rapid Tournament
19:00  Closing Ceremony

More info

Official page
Jubilee webpage

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Official page: Zurich Chess Challenge

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