Wednesday, 12 April - Monday 17 April 2017
Opening ceremnony: Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, Festsaal
New Classical and Blitz: Kongresshaus Zürich, Gartensaal
7 round robin both for the Classical and the Blitz tournament
Rate of play:
New Classical: 45 minutes per game with additional 30 seconds for each move
Blitz: 10 minutes per game with additional 5 seconds for each move
Please take note, that according to the rules of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 the winner of a Rapid game earns 2 points for the Overall Standings, in case of a draw each player earns 1 point and the looser 0 points.
In the Blitz games however, the winner earns 1 point, by a draw each player half a point and the looser 0 point.
5:00 p.m. Briefing with the players of the Grandmaster tournament
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony & Blitz.
Spectators are welcome, entry free
5:00 p.m. Round 3
5:00 p.m. Round 5
5:00 p.m. Round 7
5:00 p.m. Closing ceremony
Admission to the Clasical and Blitz games is free, no previous registration is required.