Nutcracker 2016

16 - 22 December Who will win: Experience or Youth?
Tournament format
Double-round Scheveningen
Time control
Classic, rapid
Members
The lineup of the Kings: Boris Gelfand (Israel), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Alexei Shirov (Latvia), Alexey Dreev (Russia); Princes: Vladimir Fedoseev, Daniil Dubov, Vladislav Artemiev, Grigoriy Oparin; Queens: Alisa Galliamova, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Elena Zaiats, Galina Strutinskaya; Princesses: Polina Shuvalova, Elizaveta Solozhenkina, Aleksandra Dimitrova, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (all – Russia).
Commentators
GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko
Gelfand Morozevich Dreev Shirov Fedoseev Dubov Artemiev Oparin Galliamova Kovalevskaya VIDEO ARCHIVE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Each event is a double-round Scheveningen. Each team member will play five games against each player from the opposing team – three in classical chess and two in rapid chess. 

The lineup of the Kings: Boris Gelfand (Israel), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Alexei Shirov (Latvia), Alexey Dreev (Russia);

Princes: Vladimir Fedoseev, Daniil Dubov, Vladislav Artemiev, Grigoriy Oparin;

Queens: Alisa Galliamova, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Elena Zaiats, Galina Strutinskaya;

Princesses: Polina Shuvalova, Elizaveta Solozhenkina, Aleksandra Dimitrova, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (all – Russia).

Classical games cost 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw, for rapid games the scores are halved. 

The player who produces the best combined result in the Kings vs. Princes match will be invited to the Zurich supertournament – Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge, April 12-17, 2017.