Zurich Chess Challenge Starting Print
Thursday, 30 January 2014 03:57
Zurich 2014

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 started on Wednesday 29th January at Hotel Savoy in Zurich, Switzerland.

After the opening ceremony, a round robin blitz tournament was held to determine the starting numbers. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian scored 3/5, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana and Vishwanathan Anand had 2,5/5 each, while Boris Gelfand finished on 1,5/5.

The first round pairings are Carlsen - Gelfand, Aronian - Anand and Nakamura - Caruana. Live games with analysis

With six participants it is the first tournament in the history of chess to reach category 23 with an amazing average rating of 2801.

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