Hoogeveen: Timman and the youth

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10/22/2019 – At the 2019 Hoogeveen chess festival, Jan Timman joins a youthful trio for six-game matches from October 20th 26th. The Dutch legend plays against Zhansaya Abdumalik. Alongside them, the second match features Iranian Alireza Firouzja against Peruvian Jorge Cori. The traditional Open tournament runs in parallel. Live games from 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST / 8:00 EDT) | Photo: Hoogeveen chess

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The Hoogeveen Chess Festival 2019 is dedicated to youth. Alireza Firouzja (16) and Jorge Cori (24) compete against each other. The third young player is Zhanzaya Abdumalik (19). She plays in the battle of the sexes and the generations against the veteran Jan Timman (67). The former World Championship candidate, born in 1951, represents great chess understanding and a huge amount of experience.

The competitions are embedded alongside three open tournaments. In addition to two amateur opens a Master Open is on offer where GMs Roeland Pruissers and Jan Werle are the top seets. Almost 80 players join them.


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Live games (Masters Open)


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Times in CEST.

Date Hoogeveen
Saturday, 19 October 2019 opening 1st round (14.00) 1st round (10.00 / 14.30)
Sunday, 20 October 2019 1st round (14.00) 2nd round (14.00) 2nd round (9.30 / 14.00)
Monday, 21st October 2019 2nd round (14.00) 3rd round (9.00) +
4th round (15.00)
3rd round (9.30 / 14.00)
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 3rd round (14.00) 5th round (14.00) 4th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Wednesday, 3 October 2019 rest day 6th round 14.00) 5th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Thursday, 24 October 2019 4th round (14.00) 7th round (14.00) 6th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Friday, October 25, 2019 5th round (14.00) 8th round (14.00) 7th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Saturday, October 26, 2019 6th round (12.00)
Closing ceremony
9th round (12.00) 8th round (9.30 / 14.00)


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