3 November 2016

Nutcracker Generation Tournament To Be Held on December 17-24

The winner will play in the Zurich supertournament.

A traditional Christmas event – Nutcracker Generation Tournament – will be held on December 17-24 in the Central House of Chess Player in Moscow. As usual, there will be two Scheveningen matches: Kings vs. Princes and Boys vs. Girls. 

The lineup of the Kings:

Boris Gelfand
Alexey Dreev
Alexei Shirov
Alexander Morozevich


Grigoriy Oparin
Vladimir Fedoseev
Daniil Dubov
to be announced 

The event is a double-round Scheveningen. Each team member will play five games against each player from the opposing team – three in classical chess and two in rapid chess. 

The second match will follow the same formula. The boys of 12-13 years of age will compete with 16-17-year-old girls. 

The opening ceremony will take place on December 17 at 7 pm. Playing days: December 18-21 (classical chess), December 22-23 (rapid chess). 

Classical games cost 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw, for rapid games the scores are halved. 

The players who produces the best combined result will be invited to the Zurich supertournament – Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge, April 12-17, 2017.

The organizers: RCF, Chess Creativity Support Foundation, Oleg Skvortsov.

RCF website will provide a live cast of the event.