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    Challengers Chess Tour - Polgar v Kramnik Apr-Aug 2021

    https://challengerschesstour.com/

    Two chess icons, Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik, will captain two teams of exciting young players in the search for the next big talent in chess!

    What is the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour?
    The Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour is a set of tournaments running alongside the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour featuring the world’s most exciting young chess players. These players will compete individually for their teams, either Team Polgar or Team Kramnik. Kramnik and Polgar together with their teams of world-renown coaches will provide weekly coaching sessions with the players throughout the Tour.

    What is the format of the Tour?
    The Tour will feature four “Challenges” and one Final for a total of five events. The Challenges will each be four-day, round robin tournaments, while the Final will bring the top 8 players together for a thrilling knock-out tournament to decide the winner of the Tour. All tournaments will be played in rapid format (10+5) with all games played on chess24.

    Who is playing?
    The Tour will bring together 20 of the most exciting young male and female chess players. There will be ten female and ten male players split into two teams: Team Polgar and Team Kramnik. Stay tuned for the announcement of the lineup!

    Where do I watch?
    The Tour will be broadcast live on this website as well as chess24.com, and also available on chess24’s official YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels. The first event will feature Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik as commentators.

    Team Polgar
    Code:
    Player			Country		Age	Rating
    Nihal Sarin		India		16	2620
    Awonder Liang		United States	17	2592
    Vincent Keymer		Germany		16	2591
    Gukesh D		India		14	2578
    Sarasadat Khademalsharieh	Iran	24	2494
    Volodar Murzin		Russia		14	2478
    Polina Shuvalova	Russia		20	2476
    Zhansaya Abdumalik	Kazakhstan	21	2472
    Zhu Jiner		China		18	2459
    Gunay Mammadzada	Azerbaijan	20	2443
    Average age: 18
    Average rating: 2520
    Team Kramnik
    Code:
    Player			Country		Age	Rating
    Nodirbek Abdusattorov Uzbekistan	16	2627
    Praggnanandhaa		India		15	2608
    Jonas Bjerre		Denmark		16	2550
    Leon Mendonca		India		15	2549
    Lei Tingjie		China		24	2505
    Dinara Saduakassova	Kazakhstan	24	2500
    Christopher Yoo		United States	14	2455
    Olga Badelka		Belarus		18	2433
    Carissa Yip		United States	17	2430
    Nurgyul Salimova	Bulgaria	17	2397
    Average age: 17.6
    Average rating: 2505.4
    Tournament schedule
    April 8-11
    Polgar Challenge
    $15K Prize Fund
    + Wildcard to following Meltwater Champions Chess Tour tournament

    June 10-13
    Gelfand Challenge
    $15K Prize Fund
    + Wildcard to following Meltwater Champions Chess Tour tournament

    July 15-18
    Hou Yifan Challenge
    $15K Prize Fund
    + Wildcard to following Meltwater Champions Chess Tour tournament

    August 12-15
    Kramnik Challenge
    $15K Prize Fund
    + Wildcard to following Meltwater Champions Chess Tour tournament

    TBA 0-0
    Final
    $40K Prize Fund
    + Invitation to Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021-2022 season
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Standings after day 2:

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    1	 Praggnanandhaa R	8˝/10	2608
    2	 Abdusattorov, Nodirbek 8/10	2627
    3	 Yoo, Christopher Woojin 8/10	2455
    4	 Gukesh D 		7/10	2578
    5	 Nihal Sarin 		7/10	2620
    6	 Liang, Awonder 	6/10	2592
    7	 Keymer, Vincent 	6/10	2591
    8	 Lei, Tingjie 		6/10	2505
    9	 Murzin, Volodar 	5˝/10	2478
    10	 Zhu, Jiner 		5˝/10	2459
    11	 Mendonca, Leon Luke 	5/10	2549
    12	 Bjerre, Jonas Buhl 	5/10	2550
    13	 Shuvalova, Polina 	4˝/10	2476
    14	 Salimova, Nurgyul 	4/10	2397
    15	 Abdumalik, Zhansaya	3˝/10	2472
    16	 Mammadzada, Gunay 	3/10	2443
    17	 Yip, Carissa 		2˝/10	2430
    18	 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat 2/10	2494
    19	 Badelka, Olga 		1˝/10	2433
    20	 Saduakassova, Dinara 	1˝/10	2500
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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