A traditional Christmas event – Nutcracker Generation Tournament – will be held on December 16-23 in the Central Chess Club in Moscow. There will be two Scheveningen matches: Kings vs. Princes and Queens vs. Princesses.
The lineup of the Kings: Boris Gelfand (Israel), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Alexei Shirov (Latvia), Alexey Dreev (Russia);
Princes: Vladimir Fedoseev, Daniil Dubov, Vladislav Artemiev, Grigoriy Oparin;
Queens: Alisa Galliamova, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Elena Zaiats, Galina Strutinskaya;
Princesses: Polina Shuvalova, Elizaveta Solozhenkina, Aleksandra Dimitrova, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (all – Russia).
Each event is a double-round Scheveningen. Each team member will play three games against each player from the opposing team – one in classical chess and two in rapid chess.
The opening ceremony will take place on December 16 at 7 pm. Playing days: December 17-20 (classical chess), December 21-22 (rapid chess).
Classical games are worth 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw, for rapid games the scores are halved.
The winning teams will receive prize money and the trophy. The player who produces the best combined result in the Kings vs. Princes match will be invited to the Zurich supertournament – Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge, April 12-17, 2017.
The best player of the second tournament will receive a special prize from the organizers. There are also special prizes set for the best creative achievements.
The organizers: RCF, Ladya Chess Creativity Support Foundation, and Oleg Skvortsov, the entrepreneur who organizes the traditional supertournament in Zurich.