The Julius Baer Generation Cup is the 7th event of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour and takes place from 18-25 September on chess24.com. The event will feature 16 world-class players spanning the age spectrum: Magnus Carlsen, Hans Niemann, Boris Gelfand, Vassily Ivanchuk, Christopher Yoo, Praggnanandhaa, Vincent Keymer, Arjun Erigaisi, Anish Giri, Levon Aronian, Liem Le, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, David Navara, Ivan Saric and Adhiban Baskaran.
The first round of the Preliminary stage starts Sunday, September 18, at 18:00 CEST, and brings eight interesting encounters. One of them will for sure be the game between Boris Gelfand and Hans Niemann. See pairings & schedule of all rounds here / Julius Baer Generation Cup LIVE
After Hans Niemann defeated the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, Carlsen decided to withdraw from the tournament without detailed explanations. Rumors that Magnus Carlsen suspected Niemann was cheating started spreading over social media and the controversy over the Niemann – Carlsen case is not stopping. Niemann and Carlsen will again play against each other on Monday, in the 6th round of the Julius Baer Generation Cup. See the timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case: