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Saturday, July 17, 2010

NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam from August 12

A classic shot of Amsterdam

Hi Everybody!

Like ever year, the NH Chess Tournament 2010 will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - though a week earlier than usual. It will take place from August 12-22 in Hotel Krasnoapolsky and will have the classic match between two teams of five each - 'The Rising Stars' against the 'Experienced Grandmasters'.

So you can watch the action with players like Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Peter Heine Nielsen, Loek van Wely and Ljubomir Ljubojevic take on Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Anish Giri and David Howell!

The two teams play a ‘Scheveningen’ tournament, which means that each player of one team plays against each of the players of the other team. They do so twice, once with the white pieces and once with the black pieces.

The best player of the ‘Rising Stars’ team gets an invitation to the 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in March 2010 in Nice if he scores at least 50% in the NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam.

IMs Hans Böhm, Jop Delemarre, Cor van Wijgerden, Gert Ligterink and GM Genna Sosonko will be taking charge of the commentary.

We should be charged up for the NH Tournament after the fireworks on the chessboard that we are currently witnessing in Dortmund (Sparkassen) and St. Louis (U.S. Women's & Junior Championship) ... plus not to forget the Swiss national championship in Lenzerheide.

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