Wednesday, 12 April - Monday 17 April 2017

Opening ceremnony: Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, Festsaal
New Classical and Blitz: Kongresshaus Zürich, Gartensaal

7 round robin both for the Classical and the Blitz tournament

Rate of play:
New Classical: 45 minutes per game with additional 30 seconds for each move
Blitz: 10 minutes per game with additional 5 seconds for each move

Please take note, that according to the rules of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 the winner of a Rapid game earns 2 points for the Overall Standings, in case of a draw each player earns 1 point and the looser 0 points.
In the Blitz games however, the winner earns 1 point, by a draw each player half a point and the looser 0 point.


Wed, 12 April:
3:00 p.m. Exhibition match Oleg Skvortsov vs Viswanathan Anand
5:00 p.m. Briefing with the players of the Grandmaster tournament
6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony & Blitz. 
Spectators are welcome, entry free


Thu, 13 April:
5:00 p.m. Round 1


Fri, 14 April:
12:30 p.m. Round 2
5:00 p.m. Round 3


Sat, 15 April:
12:30 a.m. Round 4
5:00 p.m. Round 5


Sun, 16 April:
12:30 p.m. Round 6
5:00 p.m. Round 7


Mon, 17 April:
11:00 a.m. Blitz tournament with inverted colors of the Rapid games
5:00 p.m. Closing ceremony


Admission to the Clasical and Blitz games is free, no previous registration is required.