Traditional super tournament in Zurich sponsored by Oleg Skvortsov (International Gemological Laboratories) and organized by Zurich Chess Association in 2017 is named after Viktor Kortchnoi.
Time control: 7 rounds New Classical with a time control of 45min + 30sec from 13 April to 16 April
7 rounds Blitz with a time control of 10min + 5sec on 17 April
GM Kramnik Vladimir (RUS), ELO 2811
GM Anand Viswanathan (IND) ELO 2786
GM Nakamura Hikaru (USA) ELO 2793
GM Nepomniachtchi Ian (RUS) ELO 2751
GM Svidler Peter (RUS) ELO 2747
GM Gelfand Boris (ISR) ELO 2724
GM Oparin, Grigoryi (RUS) ELO 2604
GM Pelletier Yannick (SUI) ELO 2541
The super-tournament Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 is scheduled to take place from 12-17th April in Zurich, Switzerland.
The first leg will be all-play-all with the time control 45 min + 30 sec per player. The win will bring 2 points and draw 1 point. The second leg will be with the rapid time control 10 min + 5 sec and the point system is 1 for win, 0,5 for draw.
The participants are Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand, Yannick Pelletier and the best player from the “Nutcracker” tournament.