Switzerland vs Germany in the Savoy

9/5/2002 – This weekend we will see an interesting match between the top Swiss and German GMs Kortschnoj and Lutz, and the brightest young stars of both countries Pelletier and Naiditsch. The games are being held in the world-famous Savoy hotel (admittance free). You can also watch the action on the Fritz7 Playchess server. You will find further details here

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Switzerland vs Germany


GM Viktor Kortschnoj. Elo: 2620

GM Christopher Lutz. Elo: 2650

GM Yanick Pelletier. Elo: 2571

GM Arkadij Naiditsch. Elo: 2581

The four participants will play a double round robin, with each Swiss GM playing each German twice, at classical time controls (2 h / 40 moves + 1 h / rest). Kortschnoj and Lutz are the top players of Switzerland and Germany, Pelletier and Naiditsch are the brightest young stars of their countries.

  • Venue: Zürich, Hotel Savoy (Paradeplatz)
  • Time: Saturday Sept. 7th 2002, 14.00 MET (12:00 GMT, 8 a.m. NY) and Sunday Sept. 8th 2002, 13.00 MET.
  • Commentary: GM Lucas Brunner.
  • Audience: Entry free.

All games will be transmitted live on the Fritz7 Playchess server. The second round will be played in Berlin on the next weekend. Venue: Casino Berlin, Alexanderplatz, 37th storey. Times: Saturday Sept 14th 2002, 14.00 MET, Sunday Sept. 15th 2002, 13.00 MET.

There will also be a national tournament Switzerland vs Germany for all players from these two countries. This will be held on the Playchess server from September 9 to 13. Great prizes! Registry by email at deutschschweizerschachwoche@schach.de.

Additional matches
Saturday Sept 7th, 14.00 MET: SMM Wollishofen – SG Zürich (NLA)
Sunday Sept. 8th 2002, 13.00 MET: SMM SG Zürich – Bern (NLA) and SG Zürich II – Riehen (NLB).


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