Nodirbek Abdusattorov, who knocked Anish Giri out of the FIDE World Cup, is the top seed as the Kramnik Challenge, the 3rd event on the $100,000 Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, starts Thursday at 16:00 CEST. Once again there will be two teams, Team Kramnik and Team Polgar, with a mix of male and female players. The field has been cut to 16 players, with the youngest ever French Grandmaster Marc’Andria Maurizzi among the debutants.
The $15,000 Kramnik Challenge is the 3rd event on the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, following the Polgar Challenge won by Praggnanandhaa and the Gelfand Challenge won by Gukesh. Once again the winner will earn not just $3,000, but a place on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.
- Official website
- All the Gelfand Challenge games with computer analysis and commentary
- Finding the NextGen in chess: The new Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour
- Praggnanandhaa powers into Champions Chess Tour
- Gukesh books spot on Champions Chess Tour