Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

Carlsen-Gelfand
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Results of the 1st round

Magnus Carlsen – Boris Gelfand 1-0
Levon Aronian – Viswanathan Anand 1-0
Hikaru Nakamura – Fabiano Caruana 1/2

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

A blitz tournament was played yesterday in Zurich to determine the colors for the Classical event. You can replay the games here.

So, after the drawing of lots/blitz we have the following order:

1 Carlsen, M.3 2872
2 Aronian, L. 3 2812
3 Nakamura, H. 2½ 2789
4 Caruana, F. 2½ 2782
5 Anand, V. 2½ 2773
6 Gelfand, B. 1½ 2777

This is indeed the highest rated tournament in chess history with an average ELO of 2801!

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014

This extremely high level event starts tomorrow! The participants are:

Carlsen NOR 2872

Aronian ARM 2812

Nakamura USA 2789

Caruana ITA 2782

Gelfand ISR 2777

Anand IND 2773

Classical games will be played from 30th of January to the 3rd of February and a Rapid event will take place on the 4th.

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