Saturday, 12 July 2014

ACP Golden Classic Bergamo

While  am in Italy I will certainly get a close up look at the 2014 ACP Golden Classic, which starts tomorrow in Bergamo. This is the second edition of this event, with the first being held in Amsterdam in 2012. One of the reason the tournament has the word 'Classic' as part of its title, is that it is the only top level event that has adjournments as part of its schedule. After 5 hours of play, one player is asked to seal a move, and then the game continues in the rest day (after rounds 3 and 6).
This years event has attracted a strong field with Wesley So and Ian Nepomniachtchi heading the 7 player field. The format is 3 rounds, adjournments, 3 rounds, adjournment, final round (where there is no adjournment). Play for each round starts at 10pm Canberra time, and you can follow all the action from the tournament website

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