The Super Tournament in Zurich Started From Korchnoi's Arrival

Saturday, 23.02.2013 02:51

The participants played a blitz tournament for the draw (PHOTOS)

The opening ceremony of the Zurich Chess Challenge was held today in Zurich. The main surprise was the appearance of Viktor Korchnoi who has spent the last few months at the hospital.

The legendary player watched almost all games of the blitz tournament which has played the role of the draw. Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Boris Gelfand and Vishy Anand played the double round-robin blitz tournament with 3+2 time control.

Russian and Italian GMs quickly took the lead.

As a result Kramnik and Caruana defined #1 in the table of the main competition. Italian turned out to be luckier.

Pairings for Round 1: Kramnik - Gelfand, Caruana - Anand.


The world champion together with the main sponsor of the tournament Oleg Skvortsov 

Actually Viktor Korchnoi's appearance wasn't the only surprise at the Zurich event.

More detailed report by Evgeny Surov soon on Chess-News.


  


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