The Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 is scheduled to take place from 13th to 19th February, 2015, at the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, in Zurich, Switzerland.
The super-tournament is a 5-round event with the classic tempo of play 120’/ 40 + 60’/ 20 + 15′ + 30″.
Live games / Live games with standings / Replay the games from last year’s edition of Zurich Chess
– Fabiano Caruana (2820), 23 y.o., Italy
– Levon Aronian (2797), 33 y.o. Armenia
– Viswanathan Anand (2797), 46 y.o., India
– Vladimir Kramnik (2783), 40 y.o., Russia
– Hikaru Nakamura (2776), 28 y.o., USA
– Sergey Karjakin (2760), 25 y.o., Russia
A Blitz Tournament will determine the colors distribution on the first day of the tournament (Friday, February 13, 2015. )
According the the rules, the winner of a classical game earns 2 points for the Overall Standings, in case of a draw each player earns 1 point and the loser 0 points.
In the rapid games however, the winner earns 1 point, by a draw each player half a point and the loser 0 point.
You can find more about the legendary Candidates’ Tournament, won by Vassily Smyslov, in the classic book “Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953” by David Bronstein, while Smyslov’s superiority is seen in the final standings below: